Happy Independence Day to my fellow USians! I’m wearing a blue and white blouse with a bright red flower-shaped vintage pin that was my mother’s. We’ll grill tonight. I wrote a blog post about a book that discusses American history and civics and social science. Is that enough of a celebration? I hope so, because we’re going to listen to, rather than watch, the fireworks display in our community.
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.
This week, I gave up on The Secret History of the Pink Carnation and The Pharmacist’s Mate. I probably would have read both of them in a slightly different mood and/or if I didn’t have so many books waiting in line. Does anyone else get pickier about their reading the taller that their TBR stack grows?
Fortunately, I finished one book that delighted me. Since it had an American theme, I posted a review of it this morning: Book Review: And the Pursuit of Happiness by Maira Kalman.
I started Bobblehead Dad by Jim Higley. It looks like it’s going to be quick and amusing, which isn’t necessarily what one would expect from a cancer memoir, so that’s good. I put it down in favor of a book I’m trying to finish for a book club meeting.
Pudd’nhead Books in Webster Groves has started a YA for Adults Book Club. A friend of mine really enjoyed it last month, so I went there to buy my copy of 13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson. I’ve been enjoying the book (almost done!) and I’m looking forward to discussing it on Wednesday night.
I’m still reading and enjoying Watching the English by Kate Fox.
My TBR stack is so tall! After Bobblehead Dad, the next title is Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney, the YA debut of one of my favorite romance novelists. But I have a couple of books from the library that I may read first.
How about you? How are you celebrating the 4th of July? What are you reading?