Here's a snapshot of what books are currently on my bedroom's end table - unread or partially bookmarked, but eagerly waiting to be read/returned to.
Frenchmen, Desire, Good Children and Other Streets of New Orleans by John Chase
I borrowed the second edition - from 1960 - from my mom awhile back and it ended up on my bookshelf. I pulled it down last week because our next Supper Club's theme is New Orleans Streets. I have until February 2013 to come up with an idea.
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
I bought this version - published in 1966 - from the New Orleans Symphony Book Fair a couple of years back for $1.00. NPR had a story about him recently which reminded me to delve back into his stories. I'm more fond of his stories than his poems - "The Tell-tale Heart", "The Cask of Amontillado" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" being my favorites.
Hotel California by Barney Hoskyns
Anthony DeCurtis and Alan Light, two of my favorite music critics.
My Life as a Furry Red Monster: What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love, and Laughing Out Loud by Kevin Clash
I caught his appearance on NPR's "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me..." in October 2012 and bought his book - originally published in 2006. Since his appearance, he's been outed. Not a surprise. Nothing to see here. Move on.
Here's an interview with Kevin Clash on NPR's Fresh Air from December 2011.
Murder in the Bastille by Cara Black
Subtitled: An Aimee Leduc Investigation set in Paris
Apparently, Cara Black is working her way through the arrondissements, with this being her fourth novel. There are 11 books so far; I thought I'd start with this one.
Once I read those books, I'll give y'all my reviews - and my new list of end table books.
What are you reading?