Just a quick note to let you know that my non-structured reading group partners in crime and I have recently decided to add some Jorge Luis Borges appetizers to the menu for our shared reads in May. If you're interested in reading and discussing some Borges short stories with us this month, please join us on participating blogs on the following dates: Friday, 5/7: "Pierre Menard, autor del Quijote" ["Pierre Menard, Author of the Quixote"]; Friday, 5/14: "La biblioteca de Babel" ["The Library of Babel"]; Friday, 5/21: "El Sur" ["The South"]. Although at least two of us will be reading these short short stories (only about 10 pages each) in their original Spanish as available in Borges' Ficciones and elsewhere, most of the group will be reading them in English from Penguin's Collected Fictions Borges compilation. So no worries if your Spanish isn't up to snuff as the discussions will take place in English! P.S. Those curious about our main (longer, non-Borgesian) shared read for the month are also encouraged to think about joining us on Friday, 5/28, when we'll be discussing Sarah's pick, Margo Lanagan's Tender Morsels.