|I'm guessing that Garrison's favorite song is Lean On Me|
|Garrison Keillor's trademark red sneakers|
I was, however, very busy with work (Garrison Keillor!). And don't ask me why, but for some reason I felt myself compelled to watch the movie Pitch Perfect and most of season 2, and then all of seasons 3 and 4, of Glee, a tv show I stopped watching after season 1 when it became less about the musical, geeky experience and more about the flashy guest stars and musical performances never to be believed of a high school.
I didn't even read that much in May, but here it is. June will be better by about 200%, I expect, because I'll start my vacation some time that month, and that means READING ALL DAY. Plus there's the mini-thon, which I'm looking forward to in a way that rivals the feelings Persephone must have looked forward to her time with Demeter after being trapped in the underworld. Tika, I salute you for hosting it at just the right time!
1. Lucky Us by Amy Bloom. I love this cover, and I enjoyed a lot about the book, but the author commits the cardinal sin of the epistolary form: she puts in the letters too much information that the recipient would already know, and therefore is just trying to tell the reader. That might be acceptable in YA books, but not in literary fiction.
|Fan art from Goodreads|
Odyssey Bookshop and our colleagues at Eight Cousins have challenged other indie booksellers to sell as many copies of this book as we can to help put it on the bestseller lists. It's super fun, a quick read, and an homage to popular heist films like Oceans Eleven. Any readers of As the Crowe Flies (and Reads) who order the book from my bookstore will get a free ARC (or two) thrown in with your order. Just mention it when calling (413.534.7307) or going to our website.
In a nod to Alley at What Red Read, here are some stats:
White authors/writers of color: 68%/32%
Real books/fanfiction: 68%/32%
Books for adults/books for middle grade or YA: 32%/68%
Coming up soon: my recent trip to BEA, wherein I met lots of nifty people and had encounters with a rather surprising number of celebrities.
What did y'all enjoy reading last month?