by Dave Wheeler
Well, I don’t know if any of you noticed, but spring has arrived. The crowd over in Cal Anderson Park proves that there’s nothing Seattle enjoys more than a bright, sunny — and warm! — day. Which I partook in this weekend with abandon, so you’ll have to excuse my brevity.
Besides, you don’t want to spent Sunday indoors. You want to get out in the sun with a good book.
Spring really started to hit me as I noticed my pile of books waiting to be read swelled to about three times its normal size. Publishers usher lots of new books onto shelves around now, just in time for spring breaks and the inevitable summer vacations.
Mohsin Hamid’s new novel, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, one I’ve been positively giddy about, is now widely available. And we had a brilliant time hearing him read in our store this month! We also enjoyed hearing Ruth Ozeki read from her much-anticipated new novel, A Tale for the Time Being, which happens to be in my stack of yet-to-be-read books.
There are lots of other new books my colleagues and I loved and have plenty more to say about in our periodic review, Booknotes, which we’ll be posting excerpts from on the blog here in the weeks to come.
But for now, I don’t know why you’re still reading this. Get out of the house, swing by the bookstore for something fresh to read, and sprawl in the park for as long as you can!