Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Currently Reading: In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Danyal Mueenuddin

Although I'm distracted by a cooking frenzy brought on by East Tennessee's cold snap (it's even snowing again in downtown Knoxville!) and my daughter's Christmas gift of the Pioneer Woman's Cookbook (hands down, best cinnamon rolls EVER), I'm currently reading the lyrical, melancholy In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, by Danyal Mueenuddin.

It's received lots of well-deserved praise, and I love it. Really, I do. But what I'm looking forward to reading even more is Let the Great World Spin, by Collum McCann, which a friend has promised to loan me on Thursday (Are you reading this, G.? I'm counting on you, girl.). So I'm racing through In Other Rooms, Other Wonders to clear space for the next fantastic read. It's not really fair to Mr. Mueenuddin, but I'm a mommyblogger and I don't have time to beat around the bush.

Why is that only three or four weeks ago I could find nothing to read and now I'm absolutely deluged with fantastic reading material?

Why does the literary universe taunt me this way? Why?


AppyLove said...

Hey, hey! Nice to see your blog getting some press! Very cool. And with another book recommendation already up, I'm starting to think you actually don't sleep. Wowza.

Grace said...

I'm on it! Already have book inmy car, ready to pass along.