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It seems that spring is on the way, we have crocuses coming up all over the yard, the lilacs are in bud and the quince is starting to bloom. I am ready for warmth and sun. January and February seemed unusually dark and gray and after weeks of no blue sky I begin to feel weighed down.
The sun was out yesterday, I got out and dug in the dirt a bit and ended up with very stiff fingers! It is supposed to be sunny again today. If so, I’ll take my books into the yard and sit in the sunlight.
This week I finished and reviewed two books, continued with War and Peace and have started two more books for the TBR Dare. I am excited about both of them. Annabel, a first novel by Kathleen Winter, is a book that was shortlisted for the 2010 Giller Prize and one that I ordered from Canada. Books published in Canada and the UK are the ones that occasionally have me break my book buying ban.
I am glad I broke the ban because the US edition has a different cover and I hate it. It is prurient and, like most things in the US, sexualizes the cover of the book in order to sell it.
Is this really necessary? Am I being a prude? Having just started the novel it seems to me that the Canadian cover sets a perfect tone for the story. As for as the US cover is concerned I am embarrassed by and for our publishing industry. All I hope is that, if this cover does increase sales, Kathleen Winter receives proper compensation for her work.
What about you? What are your reading plans for today? For this week? Are there any new books that you are really excited about?