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.
February is Black History Month and I’ve joined the Black History Month Blog Hop. We started with a giveaway and there’s still a day left. I’m giving away The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon-Reed: Black History Month Giveaway Hop. Check out the many other bloggers participating in the giveaway with the list at Reflections of a Bookaholic. The second event of the blog hop was to make note of events. I compiled a list of activities in my area: Selected Black History Month Events around Kirkwood, Missouri. Other bloggers have made their own posts, some featuring internet events, Black History Month Blog Hop: Around Town.
I finished The Art of Eating In months ago, but finally got my review up for Weekend Cooking last week: Book Review: The Art of Eating In by Cathy Erway. I finished No-Fad Diet, the American Heart Association’s latest take on weight loss, and plan to cook something from it this week so it will be a good Weekend Cooking post.
I have an unusual quantity of books going at the moment. American Terroir by Rowan Jacobsen is really fun. Along with No-Fad Diet, I’m also looking at You on a Diet by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz and The Philosopher’s Diet by Richard Watson — that last one is very different from the other two.
I’m reading An Appetite for Murder by Lucy Burdette because a friend of mine is on a month’s art sabbatical in Key West and this book seemed a way to vicariously travel with her.
I’ve also started Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes which was the pick for the African American Read-In that is being hosted Vasilly (1330V), Doret (The Happy Nappy Bookseller) and Edi (CrazyQuiltEdi). There’s still plenty of time to pick up a copy and join us — discussion starts February 22.
If I get American Terroir finished this week, I’ll probably try either A Year in the Village of Eternity by Tracey Lawson or Farm City by Novella Carpenter for my lunch time reading. My next fiction fun read will probably be Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann.
I just got my copy of Ninth Ward, so I’m hoping to get to it in the next few days too.
Some really interesting choices! I’m getting ready to read a spy fiction called Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré.
You seem like a busy lady!
Reading books with engaging settings always makes me want to travel. Actually, most things make me want to travel!
I hadn’t even heard about the readalong! Off to find out more about it! Looks really fun 🙂 Don’t ya love discussing books?!?