I'm also reading Nocturnes by John Connolly as a part of the Short Story Challenge. I'm not going to do any reviews at this point, but I'll just say for now that I'm enjoying them. I've been reading these at night right before I go to sleep, and I've actually scared myself a few times to the point of scooting over closer to hubby. They aren't that scary, but they are disturbing in a fun sort of way (and yes, I am a big scaredy cat).
I was disappointed yesterday when I got a notice from LibraryThing saying that I didn't get an Early Reviewer book this time around. I figured I wouldn't since I've gotten three in the past, but I was still disappointed. So, imagine my delight when I got a message today that I had gotten one of the bonus batch books. The Translator: A Tribesman's Memoir of Darfur by Daoud Hari (Random House) is obviously non-fiction, which will be a nice change of pace for me. Here's the blurb from LibraryThing:
"I am the translator who has taken journalists into dangerous Darfur. It is my intention now to take you there in this book, if you have the courage to come with me.The young life of Daoud Hari—his friends call him David—has been one of bravery and mesmerizing adventure. He is a living witness to the brutal genocide under way in Darfur."
Finally, I have several books that I'm dying to get my hands on. But the one I want the most is The Serpent's Tale by Ariana Franklin. This is the second installment in the Mistress of the Art of Death series. This was one of my top picks from 2007, and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was going to be a series. So, thanks Jenclair for alerting me to this one! I've also ordered They Came Like Swallows by William Maxwell through ILL (thanks, Lara!) for the Cornflower Book Group.
That's all for now, but I'll have some book reviews and an update on my class soon.