Sunday, April 04, 2010

Guess Where I am at 3:00 a.m.

I bet you can't. Okay, I'll tell you. I'm in the Tel Aviv airport in the Lufthansa lounge, awaiting my flight home to the U.S. Not only do they have free Internet, they have free computers and so I couldn't resist dropping by. The important question however is, what did I read on this trip? Here is what I've read so far:

A Short History of Women by Kate Walbert
Property by Valerie Martin
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The World to Come by Dara Horn (90% finished)

At the apartment where we stayed the owners maintain a shelf of books for borrowing and trading. That's where I found The White Tiger and The World to Come. I left Property on the shelf as my contribution to their effort. I finished The White Tiger and was so close to finishing The World to Come that I decided to just get it from the library at home rather than borrowing their copy. So the shelf is now +1.

For the trip home I have The Condition by Jennifer Haigh. I've still got hours and hours of flying time ahead of me, so who knows? It could turn out to be a 5-book vacation.

4 comments:

Hannah Stoneham said...

I love these trade and barter holiday book shelves! It is so fascinating to know what the people who have stayed before you were reading and to leave a little of your own reading history behind.

thanks for sharing
Hannah

Serena said...

What a fantastic idea to leave books for reading and trading! I hope you had a great trip!

Sarah Laurence said...

Wow, it would be interesting to be Tel Aviv over Passover. Does the Seder include, "Next year in Jerusalem?"

I also like the idea of the give and share bookshelf, although I wouldn't have been able to leave Property behind. I'm curious to hear what you thought of it. You are reminding me that I haven't reviewed it yet. I'm suffering from blog lag. I hope you had an easy trip back.

Carin said...

Glad your trip is going well! I gave you an award on my blog today!
http://carolinebookbinder.blogspot.com/2010/04/another-blog-award.html

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