Thursday, July 29, 2010


Does everyone want to do My Friends by Emmanuel Bove for August? Because if you'd rather, I'm kind of interested in reading Mary Karr's new conversion memoir, Lit.


BettyDuffy said...

I'll gladly read whatever you choose, but I just finished Lit, so it's still fresh and would be easy for me to talk about. My library doesn't have My Friends, but I haven't given up hope of finding it.

I'm on the Mary Karr trail at the moment because interlibrary loan just came in for The Liar's CLub too.

Pentimento said...

Well, then let's do Lit -- it seems like it will easier for everyone to get. I have it on hold at our library. Unless everyone else is set on My Friends.

Enbrethiliel said...


I've been having trouble finding My Friends, too. There are lengthy excerpts on Google Books, which I have been reading because the premise of someone who doesn't want to do any work is kind of intriguing. I actually don't think he's a lazy bum! =P

But I'll definitely have an easier time getting a copy of Lit.

Pentimento said...

No, M. Baton is sort of a beautiful soul, I think, in the Russian style.

I just picked up Lit from the library today, so if everyone is agreeable, can we give it a go?

Melanie B said...

I can probably get Lit next time I go to the library. It will have to go in the queue because last time I picked up A.S. Byatt's The Children's Hour. I was a little dismayed at the size; but I'm determined to give it a go.

mrsdarwin said...

I'll have a look for Lit at the library. I don't know if I'll be able to follow much this month; things are a bit crazy here at present. But if I can get a hold of a copy I'll do my best to keep up.