I recently finished A Hologram For The King, by Dave Eggers. It was an interesting story of an American business man in Saudi Arabia who's trying to figure out where he fits now that the global economy has made manufacturing essentially non-existent in the U.S. I didn't love the pace, but I think that was kind of the point. And honestly, Dave Eggers has such a way with words that it didn't matter. I was just happy to be reading something he wrote.
Over the weekend I picked up all the books my book club chose for the next few months, and I'm hoping I'll have time to read them all before I have to return them. I may or may not have ignored the renewal warnings in my online library account and wasted them all because I was trying to renew on the same day I checked the books out. I was trying to be proactive!
The first book I chose to read is called Laura Lamont's Life In Pictures and it's by Emma Straub. I've never read any of her other work, but I discovered that she studied with Lorrie Moore whose short story People Like That Are The Only People Here is one of my most favorites of all time.
Have you been to the library lately? What'd you get?