On the bedside table…

I am positively swimming in new books. In the past few weeks, they have been loaned to me, mailed to me, and giftwrapped for me. Here’s what I’ll be reading:

Sarah’s Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay
Julia bought this for my birthday, with her own money. I have no idea how she chose it.

Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen
The Corrections almost killed me. I’ve heard this book is less dysfunction-based, but I’m a bit scared to start.

Childhood Under Siege, by Joel Bakan
This arrived via Amazon from my friend Carl, who also loaned me Freedom. Do you think he’s trying to give me Seasonal Affective Disorder? It does look interesting, though. It’s by the author of The Corporation. Can anyone send me a week or two of Zoloft?

Child Honouring, Raffi Cavoukian and Sharna Olfman, Editors
My friend Leanne met Raffi on Saltspring Island, and brought me a signed copy of this book. So far, I’ve read that all of our decisions – political, industrial, environmental – should be based on what will be best for those who are now small children. If Raffi were to run for Prime Minister, I would totally vote for him.

Everything Was Good-bye, by Gurjiner Basran
Another Salt Spring Island gift from Leanne, and a winner of a BC Book Prize. Plus, who could resist this cover?

I’ll get back to you on the reading results!

One thought on “On the bedside table…

  1. Has Julia been hanging out at airports? Because I’ve been wanting to read that book after seeing at quite a few airport bookshops. The name compells me.

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