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.
The Diversity Book Club went to see The Help yesterday and met afterward for discussion. We read the book a year or so a go and had an enlightening conversation — yesterday’s experience was just as rewarding.
Another quiet week on the blog as I adjust to increased hours spent on writing tasks. I’ll get back to regular posting here, it’s just going to take some time. Here’s what I managed:
- August in the BAND — my nonfiction bio. My contribution to this month’s Bloggers’ Alliance of Nonfiction Devotees discussion at Amy Reads: BAND August 2011 Discussion – How Did You Get Into NonFiction? Among other thoughts, I asked for recommendations for reading about Ireland.
- Weekend Cooking — Book Club Announcement. I linked to a new book club going on at Around the Plate, a blog by a registered dietitian. I’ve read the book, The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth, and had a lot of questions so this is going to be a helpful discussion.
On the reading front, I finished Treachery in Death by J.D. Robb, which featured a villain that you love to hate.
I started and finished The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong. I wasn’t happy with the cliffhanger ending, but otherwise was completely entranced, so I’ll have to pick up the next book in the series.
I’m still working through the thick tome of What to Eat by Marion Nestle but it’s going much quicker than I expected.
Our Diversity Book Club’s August pick is Little X: Growing Up in the Nation of Islam by Sonsyrea Tate. I’m fascinated learning about an African American experience that is very unfamiliar to me. As one of the participants in our discussion yesterday pointed out, the African American experience is more diverse than most white Americans realize — more varieties of religion, philosophies, family life, hobbies, careers and everything than normally gets portrayed in the media.
I received an unsolicited copy of Northwest Angle by William Kent Krueger with a publication date of August 30, so that is the next candidate for reading.