This sweet little vintage copy of Dorothy Sayers’ Strong Poison.

Not everyone is a Peter Wimsey fan: are you?

And the not-so-sweet copy of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers. (Aiyiyi, I don’t think I’ve read more than 5 pages in this week. Should I try harder?)

For listening, Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84, which has me completely enthralled. I’m sure I will start to expect that all audiobooks take me six weeks to listen to them. What’s the longest book you’ve listened to (or, read in some other form, if you’d rather)?

These three items are lingering from last week’s selections. New for this week?

* Diane Duane’s So You Want to Be a Wizard.

I’ve had this around for ages, and I’ve heard so many good things, so I thought I’d just peek and then see if I wanted to set aside time for the series at some point. Have you tried this one?

* Nicola Beauman’s biography The Other Elizabeth Taylor.

Did you know that Fleur Fisher’s discussion of A Wreath of Roses will start this Friday? That’s the fourth installment in the Elizabeth Taylor Centenary Celebration; the fifth will be right here, where we’ll celebrate with A Game of Hide and Seek in May. I’ve been dipping into this Persephone for months.

* Alice Munro’s Who Do You Think You Are?

Remember my Alice Munro reading project? This is the fourth collection. If you want to join in, for even just one of the stories therein, I’ll be starting to post about them on Thursdays, beginning May 3rd with “Royal Beatings”.

What’s in your bookbag this week (literally or figuratively)?