This is going to be a short Sunday Salon post because I haven't read anything all weekend! And in fact, this whole week has seen very little reading being accomplished. What with trying to make our apartment presentable for company coming next week, and trying to get stuff done for BBAW, and what seems like a gazillion other distractions, by the time I get to bed at night I can only manage a few pages, if that. I'd wager that I've only read a handful of pages all week. Sigh. But I'm slowly, very slowly, reading some of Poe's poems and stories and I'll do a proper Short Story Sunday post once I've read a few more of them.
I think I might start Tears of the Desert by Halima Bashir & Damien Lewis this week, and read it alongside the Poe. I've been meaning to read it for awhile, and if I finish it by the end of the month, I'll be able to complete the Non-Fiction Five Challenge. I'm pretty sure BBAW will take up a lot of my free time this coming week but I do have a fair bit of commuting ahead of me this week so hopefully I'll still be able to read a little more than last week.
Thank you to everyone who entered my Japanese Literature Giveaway. I announced the giveaway before the BBAW Awards shortlist came out, which I never ever dreamed I'd be on, but what a great way to celebrate by buying one of you a book in the category that got me there. But you don't want to hear about that, you want to know who won. So without further ado, and with a little help from random.org, the winner of a Japanese Literature title of their choice is ... Frances, who asked for Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami. This was one of the best books I read last year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Please let me know your mailing address and whether you'd prefer the US edition (left) or the UK edition (right). Then, I'll get the book sent out to you as soon as possible.
If you didn't win this time, all is not lost. I'll be having a couple more giveaways over the next few days for Book Blogger Appreciation Week so be sure to check back for more chances to win. Actually, I'll give you a hint. The giveaway I'll be announcing tomorrow is for a book that a few of you were wishing for. Happy BBAW everyone!