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I celebrated Valentine’s Day with a celebration of women’s hearts, Book Review: Strong Women, Strong Hearts by Miriam Nelson and Alice Lichtenstein.
In the last week, I finished three healthy lifestyle books: Strong Women, Strong Hearts, YOU on a Diet by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz and The Philosopher’s Diet by Richard Watson. I’ll get reviews of those last two up this week.
I also finished Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes and found it quite sad and beautiful at the same time. That was for the African American Read-In sponsored by Vasilly (1330V), Doret (The Happy Nappy Bookseller) and Edi (CrazyQuiltEdi). I haven’t done very many read alongs, so I’m not sure what comes next, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.
I started and finished a book today, Stories for Children by Oscar Wilde, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. I’m going to a lecture (maybe two) on Oscar Wilde late this week so I thought I should read at least a little something. I’ve been doing most of my preparation via Netflix — I watched An Ideal Husband and The Importance of Being Earnest in the last week.
I’m still reading Unbowed by by Wangari Maathai for our Book Club meeting on Thursday. I will likely finish it on time. It’s been quite fascinating. She’s about the age of my parents so comparing her experiences in Kenya, the US, and Europe to theirs in Indiana and New Jersey at the same time period has been interesting.
I’m also still reading Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann, but I imagine I’ll finish that tonight.
I have an annotated version of James Joyce’s Dubliners checked out via InterLibrary Loan. It will be much easier all the way around if I get it completed before the due date of March 7, so I guess I’d better tackle it. I’m also looking at a book called Instant Recess by Toni Yancey to include in one of my Tuesday Checkpoint posts which, among other things, is giving me motivation to check out books about fitness.
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.