It’s Monday! What Are You Reading
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 posted about gardening and fitness, including information about two books: Gardening as Exercise and my weekly checkpoint.
- My Wondrous Words Wednesday words were about castles.
- My Weekend Cooking post was about sprouts (nutritious boost or harmful hobby?): Book Review: The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Sprouts.
- Today is the observance for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but yesterday was actually his birthday. I celebrated with an inspiring speech that quoted Ralph Waldo Emerson: Sunday Transcendentalist Quote — The MLK Birthday Edition.
I finished Suzanne Brockmann’s Into the Fire and it was the adventure that I hope for when I pick up one of her books. According to Goodreads, this is book 13 in the series. It looks like it feeds right into book 14, Dark of the Night, so I’m going to want that book sooner rather than later.
My current novel is An Unlikely Countess by Jo Beverly. It took forever for the two characters to get back together after a brief encounter early in the book. I’m liking it better now that they have each other to amuse with repartee worthy of Myrna Loy and William Powell.
I’m continuing to work through Rick Steves’ Ireland and American Nations by Colin Woodard.
I just started Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America by Melissa V. Harris-Perry. It’s our Diversity Book Club selection this month. I have plenty of time to get it read for that, but, at the last moment, I learned that the author is giving the Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Lecture at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. I don’t have time to finish it by 4pm today! Oh well, I got it started and I’m completely entranced because there’s a reference to Charlotte’s Web in the Acknowledgments. I’ll read more on the train on the way to the lecture.
Isn’t that an amazing cover? The bookseller who helped me liked it, too.
I had Dark of the Night, the next Suzanne Brockmann book, on my shopping list for the bookstore, but it wasn’t on the shelf. So, I came home with Spirit Bound, a Sea Haven Novel by Christine Feehan. This is the second of the follow-on series from the Drake Sisters novels, which I enjoyed.
Forgive me. I’m being lazy and copying my response to this meme from another comment I left in a blog elsewhere. I am adding the Melissa Harris-Perry book to my to-read list because it sounds very interesting. Anyway, here’s my list from that other comment:
I’m reading . . . too many books. LOL!
New Spring by Robert Jordan
Why Buffy Matter by Rhonda Wilcox
The Art of Gravity by Jay Rogoff
Original Yoga by Richard Rosen
The Drawing Mind by Deborah Putnoi
My Business is to Create by Eric G Wilson
And that doesn’t even include my “morning” books which includes the Rig Veda and more. Oh, and that doesn’t include the pile of graphic novels I have sitting near my comfortable chair which I am also reading bit by bit. I could list more, at least ten more books. But I think this list should suffice.
Oh, I think I’m going to have to look for An Unlikely Countess. Anything that sounds like Myrna Loy and William Powell is a winner in my book.
Sister Citizen does have a stunning cover. I have it on my wishlist.
With the three day weekend, I had a chance to finish a bunch of books I’ve been working on the last month. Please come see what I’m reading.
The cover for Sister Citizen is stunning. You have a great list today. This is fun seeing what everyone is reading, plus scribbling down a few titles.
So jealous you get to see MHP speak in person! Love that lady.
What an interesting cover and subject – I hope you enjoy it
Have a great reading week!
Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out
I love the cover of Sister Citizen!
Right now, I just finished 87 Ways to Throw a Killer Party by Melissa Daly, and I haven’t quite figured out what I want to read next. Thinking about The Reliable Wife. I started it awhile back but haven’t gotten around to finishing it.
I finished “The Fault in our Stars” and am getting back to “The Dead Gentleman” – a book I started ages ago and well… lost in the collection of books in my house. But it is found again, and I reread Part 1 so that I didn’t miss anything.