It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
As I mentioned in my Wondrous Words Wednesday post about the word gnomon, I’m reading an annotated version of James Joyce’s Dubliners. I’m going to get at least two more Wednesday posts from that book!
My Tuesday CHECKpoint post included something I learned from Instant Recess by Toni Yancey: Sit Less. I’m still reading that although I’m not getting as much from the last half of the book that’s more thoroughly directed at the public policy mission of increasing exercise among average Americans.
I’ve also begun reading a book that I won during the Black History Month Blog Hop Giveaway. I won the giveaway at Eugenia Writes! — a copy of her book, Dido’s Prize by Eugenia O’Neal. It’s an exciting 17th century Caribbean pirate adventure. I’ve been rooting for the heroine from page 1 and the setting is fascinating.
As I wrote last week, I’m not reading as much now that I’m not taking an evening bath. At my mother-in-law’s suggestion I’m starting to go to bed earlier for a bit of reading before sleep. I realized last week that this opens up a greater possibility for reading ebooks. Perhaps, my next book will be one I downloaded a few months ago at my brother’s recommendation: Silver Thaw by Amy Rose Davis.
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 always love a Caribbean pirate adventure!
I’m reading ‘Absolute Monarchs” by Norwich. A history of the Papal succession. Rather than church succession it reveals a history of constant conflict between Church and the Holy Roman Empire. Sort of timely since we hear so much current discussion of separation of church and state.
You doing good reading. I have been reading the same novel for the past four weeks! Bad, eh?
Here is my post!
I absolutely have to read a Caribbean Pirate Adventure. How much fun does that sound? Thanks for the recommend.
I started reading “Football Against the Enemy”, a book published about soccer (our American word for it) in various countries around the world. It’s pretty interesting and is on a lot of sports fans’ “must read” lists. Just finished a chapter on USSR era soccer in East Berlin, and how the fans had to keep their allegiance to Western clubs secret! Lots of interesting cultural and societal tidbits on a variety of countries, even if the book is a little dated now.