June 5, 2011

Lazy Sunday Thoughts: Going Postal

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Canada is undergoing a postal strike, sort of. I'm not very up on union vernacular but I think they're calling it a "rotating strike" whatever that means. So far, we're getting mail. I don't know when that will stop. Despite Canada Post stating it's business as usual, I'm hesitant to order anything that will arrive in my mailbox. And as soon as I can't do something, I want to do it. What I want to do is order books.

Last week I got the Persephone Books catalogue and I drooled over some of the titles. The Victorian Chaise Lounge? Yes, please. The Home-Maker? Give it here! Then I remembered NYRB Classics and how much I want some of those. My list is growing.

So while I was getting hives thinking about all the books I wouldn't be ordering, I decided to have a look at Netgalley. Netgalley is an ebook blogger's paradise. Participating publishers provide egalleys of their upcoming titles for review. Two that looked interesting were Supernatural Noir (Dark Horse Comics), a collection of dark supernatural tales, and Why Jane Austen? (Columbia University Press), non-fiction on the fact and fiction of Jane Austen. I'll be diving into those soon.

This week I finally finished The Wild Rose by Jennifer Donnelly, another Netgalley book. My dilemma on this one is that it isn't out until August- do I post my review now or closer to the date? Hmm. I started Death of a Lesser Man by Thomas Rendell Curran after the Donnelly but I'm not sold on it yet. We'll see how that goes.

Next week is Audiobook Week at Devourer of Books and I have a couple of reviews for that. I haven't tackled her daily topics yet. I hope you check out the events even if you aren't an audiobook fan.

The Evelina Group Read discussion started on The Duchess of Devonshire's blog. Lots of opinions on Burney's book so far. I love the different thoughts and ideas brought to the table by everyone.

So that's what my reading week looks like, how is yours?

3 comments :

  1. I'm glad you're getting mail. We lived through postal strikes in France and they stink.

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  2. Chris I just heard that here in Montreal its happening tonight and I guess tomorrow. This is not fun at all but hopefully it won't last long.

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  3. Yeah, the strike is in Montreal. I am wondering when it is expected to come to the east coast? I received the only book I knew I was getting in the mail on Thursday, so I am not as worried as I was expecting to be.

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