Friday, April 1, 2011

April's Reading List

  Ok, April is going to be a great reading month.  Why?  Because I'm going to the Books on the Nightstand Readers' Retreat April 8-10  in Manchester, Vermont.   I cannot tell you how excited I am about this -- not only for the time away from the office (yay!) but also for the opportunity to meet like-minded bibliophiles and learn about some new-to-me authors.  Full report to follow upon my return (that is, if I return -- The Northshire Bookstore is a place I may not want to leave!).

  Anyways, before I load up on books at the retreat, here is what my reading plans are for April:

  For book groups:
  •  Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, translated by Edith Grossman
  • Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson (I've read this already -- and loved it -- but I might try to re-read it before my group meets)
  For reading challenges:
 For those who celebrate, I hope you have a wonderful Easter celebration and/or a joyous Passover this month.


  1. Edith Grossman is, so far, the best translation of Don Quixote I read (by the way - my first post on my blog). You'd love it, just make sure to keep in mind that the first book is a comedy (that edition contains the two volumes of Don Quixote).

  2. I am so jealous! Wish I could go to the retreat too! Northshire is an awesome, awesome bookstore - I've been there many times but not in a couple of years. I miss it. Have fun!

  3. The Elegance of the Hedgehog is an unusual title. I'll have to look this one up.


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