How many books can I possibly read at once? A veritable blizzard of books with “snow” in the title! And two books we can’t wait for you to read: Swamplandia! by Karen Russell and Open City by Teju Cole.
Embracing Book Polygamy
We know that some of you read several books at once and some of you are strictly a-book-at-a-time. I’ve always been able to read a couple of books at a time, but lately, I’ve been reading five books. I’m not sure why or how, but it’s really working for me. Ann can read multiple books as long as they are different genres or in different formats (i.e. two print books as long as one is fiction and one is non-fiction, plus an audio book, plus an e-book). If you’re a multiple reader, what’s your strategy for juggling and what’s the biggest number you’ve had going at once?
Snow Books for Snow Days (6:03)
Ann and I have snow on the brains, mostly because, here in the Northeast, the flakes just won’t stop! So here are some books that have “snow” in the title:
- Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
- A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
- The History of the Snowman by Bob Eckstein
- The Snowman by Jo Nesbo (on sale May 10, 2011)
- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
- Snow Angels by Stewart O’Nan
- The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
- Fables: 1,001 Nights of Snowfall by Bill Willingham
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
What are your favorite books with “snow” in the title?
Two Books We Can’t Wait For You to Read (21:03)
Karen Russell, author of the amazingly-named short story collection St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves is back with her first novel, Swamplandia! (and yes, the exclamation point is part of the title!). It’s the story of a dilapidated alligator wrestling theme park in the Florida Everglades, run by the eccentric Bigtree family. My colleague Ron is in love with Open City by Teju Cole, so I’m recommending it to you here. It’s the story of Julius a Nigerian born man, now a graduate student living in New York City. He escapes the stresses of the day by wandering the city at night, examining his life and his relationships. Check out the author’s website to see his schedule of events.