I've discovered a new book blog that takes an original approach to book blogging. ButteryBooks combines cooking and book reviews and gives party planning tips based on the books the book club reads. Take a look at the suggestions for a Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Decorations, music, menu, wine choices, discussion questions, and other resources.
Wouldn't it be a fun way to have a book club discussion? Check out their post on Cowboys Never Cry and the Western themed party. Or any of these!
I've plenty on my plate (or in the stacks) right now, but I've been adding to my TBR list with delighted abandon:
The Rescue Artist by Edward Dolnick (via Jenny'sBooks) -- NF-- an account of the theft and recovery of Edvard Munch's The Scream and the efforts of Charley Hill of the Scotland Yard Art Squad.
Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal ( via Dorothy W.) -- described as a fable, it is about a man whose job as a waste paper compactor leads him to rescue books.
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown (???) - I love Shakespeare and this novel featuring the three sisters Bianca, Cordelia, and Rosalind captures my interest from just the title, which conjures up images of Macbeth's encounter on the heath.