It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
I finished reading Never Say Diet by Chantel Hobbs (look for my review later in the week) and The 3-Day Solution Plan by Laurel Mellin. Laurel commented on last week’s It’s Monday post (how cool is that?) and suggested that I might find her newer book, Wired for Joy, less of a struggle because the program is easier and more powerful. I did get some important results from The 3-Day Solution Plan, so I am open to more ideas from that front. That’s two books down on my resolution to read 34 books this year that support my healthy lifestyle.
I read and reviewed two books last week, Eating Well for a Healthy Heart Cookbook for Weekend Cooking and an advance start on American Heart Month and The Story of Doctor Dolittle for Hugh Loftings birthday. I also posted a review of a young adult novel I read in December, A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend.
I am continuing to read The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson. I had hoped I might have it ready for a review today as an observance of Martin Luther King Day, but I’m only about half way through. It’s a good thing my book club doesn’t meet until next week. The book is about the Great Migration of blacks from the south to the north and west of the US and it’s proving to be an illuminating look at American history. It’s also a good read.
I mentioned last week that I was reading Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill on my iPad in anticipation of an on-line book club. But I don’t think I picked it up all week. Obviously, I need to work on developing some habits that would get me to read e-books.
See the It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? post at Book Journey for other bloggers’ reading lists.
I want the weight loss book that features sweets and reading rather than veggies and exercise
I love it when the authors comment! That is fun! The books sound good this week 🙂
I’m reading A Game of Thrones, continuing my plan to read fantasy while writing fantasy, and because there’s an HBO movie coming out. Downside, it’s a door stopper. Can’t seem to find the compromise between books too small and too big.
I learned a little about the two large black migrations out of Dixie, one after each of the world wars, by studying blues music. Famous blues in the Mississippi delta moved north and morphed into even more famous Chicago electric blues. But less famous blues from Texas and Oklahoma went to southern California and influenced T-Bone Walker and John Lee Hooker, who influenced Keb’ Mo’. And the Georgia and Alabama folks brought their blues, infused with gospel harmony, up the eastern seaboard where in the ’50s it became doo-wap.
Thanks! That will be fun to bring up in my book club meeting. The book hasn’t mentioned music, yet, but those are exactly the paths of migration that are traced in the book.
I probably learned that reading Barry Hansen’s “Cruise through the Blues” which you gave me for Christmas some years ago. Let me know if you’d like to borrow. 🙂
I’ve read reviews for this before and I never noticed the parallels between this and Will Grayson Will Grayson. When I finish clearing my shelves I will have to give this a try.
I mean a Love Story Starring my Dead Best Friends.
Wow, that is cool that the author commented. Great list of books there.