Friday, July 1, 2011

Weekly wrap-up : number thirty

The weekly wrap-up is my way of keeping my loyal readers informed of my bookish activities and holding myself to my bookish obligations. The questions may change slightly depending on the week.

Q: What are you reading right now?
A: Long Way Down by Nick Hornby

Q: Why are you reading it? Business? Pleasure? For review?
A: It was the next novel in my informal Nick Hornby reading challenge.

Q: What was the last thing you read?
A: Billingsgate Shoal by Rick Boyer

Q: What do you plan to read next?
A: Iron House by John Hart

Q: Why do you want to read it?
A: I received a copy for review.

Q: What books did you acquire?
A: I only picked up two books at ALA this time. I get most of what I really want to read directly from publishers so I restrained myself. I picked up Lynda LaPlante's Blind Fury and Peter Lovesey's Stagestruck. I happened to walk by while Mr. Lovesey was signing so I stopped.

From Publisher: The Sixes by Kate White, The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill, Blood of the Reich by William Dietrich, The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson

Q: What bookish events did you attend?
A: I went to the American Library Association Annual Conference in New Orleans.