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.
Last week in my Monday post, It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?, I was excited to announce BAND, the Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees. We got off to a rocking start on Tuesday with our first discussion question about our favorite type of nonfiction. My contribution, First BAND post: Favorite Nonfiction, covered books about race in America, the books that my real life book club reads. There are 11 contributors so far at BAND July Discussion: What’s Your Favorite Type of Nonfiction? I haven’t visited them all yet, but there seem to be posts for all interests. Please check out everyone’s posts and consider writing one of your own.
Last week, the primary focus for my reading was My Life in France by Julia Child–a wonderful companion for a week–to enhance my Bastille Day observance. She provided my word for the Wondrous Words Wednesday post: alouette (as in the children’s song). I wrote about our very special French-themed meal and My Life in France in a two-part Weekend Cooking participation:
I currently have three books going, which is at least one too many.
Dark Mirror by M.J. Putney is a YA title, so it will go quickly. Mary Jo Putney is my all-time favorite romance novelist so I’m very excited by her first Young Adult book and, so far, it’s been magical!
A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS by Jennet Conant seems the natural follow-up book to My Life in France.
I continue to enjoy Watching the English by Kate Fox as my lunch break book. I’m in the section about alcohol and I’m thinking a pint sounds good about now.
I may need to abandon, temporarily, one or more of my current reads in favor of two books I want to read for book clubs.
BookClubSandwich is an online book club hosted by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness and Andi at Estella’s Revenge. They will be discussing The Kitchen Daughter by Jael McHenry beginning July 25. Assuming, of course, that Kim’s move that she announced yesterday, The Sunday Salon: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Abound, doesn’t cause them to rethink the date for this!
My real life book club, CFUH Book Group, the one I discussed in my nonfiction post on Tuesday, meets on Thursday, July 28. We’ll be discussing The Grace of Silence by Michele Norris of NPR. I’m really looking forward to that.
What are you reading?