Susan is reading Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, which Sarah also liked. (Maybe they will tell us why.) A woman was looking for it in Babbitt's recently, but we don't have it, and I was looking for it again today, for me! My mom found a copy of Remains of the Day this summer, and snapped it up, so I can borrow that later!
Meanwhile, Josh just finished Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, by Robert Olen Butler. He is reading all the Pulitzer Prize winners, so that's the "why" in his case.
And we are definitely in the holiday book list season--books good to give, and best books of 2010, and this "best of" trend will continue in everything as we approach the new year. Here is Alan Cheuse's current list at NPR, Best Books of Winter.
December 1st arrived with snow and civil unions passed in the legislature of Illinois. And I mourn losses and honor the significance of World AIDS Day. Also the Day Without Art when it first came about. Hence, the blackness.