I’m reading again! Mostly because I’m taking baths again. My hot flashes have decided to quit responding to stimuli like exercise or hot water and, instead, go off like clock work. It feels like I could set my watch to them! So, since it doesn’t seem to matter, I get to go back to my habit of reading in the tub.
My posts last week were decidedly body-focused:
- Readers’ Workouts April 10 (watch for a new session tomorrow)
- Three Reasons to Exercise Today (see the articles I found on the Web this week)
- Book Review: Do I Look Fat in This? by Jessica Weiner (read my concerns about the obesity-eating disorder paradox)
Yesterday, I remembered that Dewey’s Read-a-thon is Saturday: Dewey’s Read-a-Thon Sign-up Post.
I finished Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux, which is two romantic stories in one. The present-day story is about Jocelyn who inherits a historic home from a woman who was her mentor, but not her relation, and the gardener who cares for the place. The other romance, a more adventurous story, was that mentor’s experience of love during her service in England in World War II.
I have four books going right now. I’m almost finished with That Perfect Someone by Johanna Lindsey. It got off to a slow start for me, but I’m entranced now. I love that our hero and heroine were violent enemies as children and have to work their way through that bitterness.
My lunch time book is the second book in a row with the same title: Do I Look Fat in This? This book is by Rhonda Britten.
I started reading the book for our next Diversity Book Club meeting: At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance — a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire. Did you know that Rosa Parks was an activist long before the bus ride that we all know her name for? I didn’t. In the 1940s, she was already working to correct injustices when the rape of black women by white men was a tactic of intimidation in the time of Jim Crow.
The stories and photographs of Helen Dillon’s Dublin garden are the last thing I see at night — a good way to have pleasant dreams! That book is called Garden Artistry.
Why Calories Count by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim will probably be my next lunchtime book. I think I’ll need an easy book to go with At the Dark End of the Street, so probably the YA novel, The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith.
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.