While Prof. Grady makes delicious dinner, I'm lazily browsing through my archives and realizing that my most favorite entries and discussions here are about the books I've read or wanted to read.
I am currently reading Aleksandar Hemon's The Lazarus Project (for some reason, it's taking me forever to get through it but a good book is worth the effort so I don't mind).
I am preparing my notes on Cyndi Phoel's magnificent debut Cold Snap (set in mid-90s Bulgaria!!!)
I've been missing you guys
How about we start an international book club?!
We would call it The Migrant Bookclub. We would put together a list of books to read (I'd say, make sure those books have something to do with a) immigration, b) expatriation, c) negotiating multiple identities and/or d)Bulgaria), and agree to read a book a month together. There are so many amazing books that fall under one of these four criteria that I definitely don't think you need to be an expat/immigrant yourself to enjoy this (American Mom and Dr. J, I'm looking at you). At the end of each month, we would have a discussion about the book: whoever has a blog, would blog about it. Whoever twitters, would twitter about it. Hell, maybe we could do a live twitter chat with the author?
Let me know what you think: yes or no (YES, of course); how to go about it; which books to read. I can't wait to hear what you think!
Photo by Remy Saglier