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 (It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?), I reported that I wasn’t reading fiction. That didn’t last long. I picked up, read, and reviewed a YA novel that really hit the spot: Book Review: Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale.
I wrote some round-up posts:
- Wednesday’s Healthy Eating: an index to all the recipes I posted on this blog in 2011
- Books to Support a Healthy Lifestyle: the top five books that helped me lose 70 pounds since August of 2009
- Books to Support Goals and Resolutions — A question for the BAND: three books (and some newer possibilities) that helped me with my “learn to learn” resolution in 2003 when I was preparing for graduate school
I participated in some events, old and new, large and small:
- Joining Team Kickin It
- Wondrous Words Wednesday
- Comment Challenge 2012
- Sunday Transcendentalist Quote
And, I celebrated my first blogiversary! Happy Blogiversary!
I’m still reading Rick Steves’ Ireland and American Nations by Colin Woodard.
I’ve also started Into the Fire, one of Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooters series about Navy SEALs and other current and former military and law-enforcement types doing brave things to make the world a better place. And falling in love while they do it. I’m enjoying it but I think there are 2 and a half romances going on here, any one of which I would have happily enjoyed in a book of its own. In this book, just as I’m getting into one couple’s story, we switch to another’s and just as I’m getting into that, we switch back again. And then we move to that romance that might not be a romance at all. Oh well, it definitely makes the pages turn.
In my never-ending quest to understand the diet book industry and find the ones that really help, I’m going to look at Dr. Oz’s book on the subject, You on a Diet by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz. I may also re-read a book that’s probably long out of print but is the book that first gave me the notion that processed foods may be a big part of the problem: The Philosopher’s Diet by Richard Watson.
On the fiction side, the new season of Downton Abbey has put me in the mood for English costume dramas. I happen to have several on hand. I think I’ll go with An Unlikely Countess by Jo Beverly.