It’s Monday! What Are Your Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey. Be sure to check out her post today to see her selections and the list of links to all the other participating bloggers.
I was suffering from allergies due to tree pollen earlier in the week. Our weekend snow wasn’t particularly welcome, but it did wash away some of the pollens! A Young Adult novel felt like the perfect antidote, so I read Gateway by Sharon Shinn. It delighted me! I’ll write more about it tomorrow.
For Weekend Cooking, I posted Book Review: Fast, Fresh and Green by Susie Middleton — an excellent cookbook for vegetables, with an emphasis on cooking techniques.
I also finished The Eating Well Diet by Dr. Jean Harvey-Berino — I’m saving that for next week’s Weekend Cooking.
When I finished Gateway, I was feeling a bit better and thought I could handle a book for adults, especially if it was a fun one, so I started A Secret Affair by Mary Balogh. I wrote about series this week (Booking Through Thursday: Serial), so this fits in — it’s the fifth and final book in the series about the Huxtable family. I’m enjoying it so far as I did the others.
I requested from the library How to Be a Movie Star: Elizabeth Taylor in Hollywood by William J. Mann on the day she died. Apparently, I was the quickest thinker, because I got it two days later. It’s as much about celebrity as Elizabeth Taylor but I’m enjoying it more because of that.
For my next book on healthy eating, I’ve started The 3-Season Diet by John Douillard. It’s got some elements that awaken my skeptic, but I’m reserving judgement for the moment because the underlying advice suits me.
I need to finish Tim Wise’s Between Barack and a Hard Place this week for Sunday’s Dismantling Racism discussion at Kirkwood United Church of Christ. I have so many good books on the To Be Read stack right now, that I’m not sure what I’ll pick up after that!