Sunday, 30 November 2008

I wasn't going to buy any books this month ...

... but I happened to be in a bookstore yesterday and I spotted Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. I've wanted to read it since I read her wonderful novel Gilead last year and I'm in the mood for American writing at the moment. I'll let you know how I get on ...

8 comments:

_lethe_ said...

Housekeeping is one of my all-time favourites. It is so beautifully written.

I bought Gilead when it came out. Haven't read it yet, but that didn't stop me from buying Home last week. I just can't imagine being disappointed by any of her books.

Vintage Reading said...

lethe, it is beautifully written, I'm restricting myself to a chapter a night because I don't want it to end. I loved Gilead, too. Isn't Home the sequel? I'm going to put it on Santa's list!

tuesday said...

I always try to restrict myself to buying only xx amount of books per month, but everytime I enter the bookstore I come out holding at least one new acquisition :)

Juliann in WA said...

I have these two in my pile too. I did listen to Gilead on CD but I want to read it too. Love the sound of her writing.

monica said...

I loved Gilead... must look for Housekeeping.

Have you read HOME?

Vintage Reading said...

Hi Monica. I bought Home at the weekend and I'm saving it to read over the Christmas break. Can't wait! Nicola

Cornflower said...

I've had Gilead on my wishlist for ages. Glad to hear you speak highly of it.

Anonymous said...

hey


just registered and put on my todo list


hopefully this is just what im looking for, looks like i have a lot to read.