11 June 2013


  • Amount, in USD, of New York Public Library fines I just paid off so as to move with a clear conscience. 
  • Last NYPL book I read: Ian McEwan's SWEET TOOTH, one of my summer picks (not what I was expecting at all! Hoping one of you has read it so we can get into a good discussion) 
  • Last branch visited: Muhlenberg Library on West 23rd. 
  • Favorite branches: Mulberry Street Library (Houston and Lafayette) and Jefferson Market Library (6th Ave. and 10th St.) (tie) 
  • First branch ever visited: Midmanhattan Library, W. 40th and 5th Ave. 


D.H. Sayer said...

I've sworn off McEwan ever since the crushing disappointment that was ON CHESIL BEACH. He's gotten better, I hope?

Did you manage to snag a NIGHT FILM ARC, maybe at BEA? Just got one yesterday, diving into it with a fair amount of excitement.

Ellen said...

I did, although I had to ship it so I haven't had time to read it yet. But I echo your excitement! She was at BEA, even, as her first event for the new book.

I liked SWEET TOOTH more than ON CHESIL BEACH, but obviously there's a lot more room in a full-length novel to do things. There is a passing similarity between Serena of SWEET TOOTH and the heroine of ON CHESIL BEACH, but I think that relates more to the timeframe they're in.