Ok, I know I said I’d stick to the list, but a couple of books have come my way and they need to be added…
1. We Need to Talk about Kevin – Lionel Shriver
2. The Samurai’s Garden – Gail Tsukiyama
3. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms – Gail Tsukiyama
4. The Dressmaker – Elizabeth Birkelund Overbeck
5. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
Although I’ve read Toole’s masterpiece before, it has been over 10 years since I read it and I found a ragged copy in my bookshelf the other day. They way it fell off the top shelf when I was tidying was an indication that it had grown tired of just sitting there letting other works of fiction pass it by and decided to do something about it. Well, having obtained my attention, I feel it deserves it’s due perusal having gone through so much effort to once again see the light of day. I promise, however, that this time it will not settle back into its place on the shelf once I have read it. I’ll pass it along, leave it on a bench in the middle of the Royal Gardens or on the bus on the way to work. Someone else should have the chance to read this marvelous farce. So, to whomever eventually adopts this book, enjoy!