- Book Review: Dido’s Prize by Eugenia O’Neal which I deemed the perfect summer beach read.
- Book Review: Do I Look Fat in This? by Rhonda Britten which I compared with the book I read a few weeks ago with the same title, published in the same year, and on the same topic, but two completely different takes on the issue.
- Book Review: The Fire Island Cookbook by Mike DeSimone and Jeff Jenssen which led me to dream about beach house vacations and parties.
I had a great time with a project where I interviewed Dana and she interviewed me. I think our blog readers learned a lot about us!
In Readers’ Workouts May 1, I reported that I met my April exercise goals (just in the nick of time) and set my May targets. Please join us tomorrow for a new edition of Readers’ Workouts — it’s a great opportunity for accountability and supportive encouragement.
My word for Wondrous Words Wednesday was suzerainty and it came from a travel guidebook, of all places!
I read More than a Mistress by Mary Balogh. I was worried last week that I’d read it before since it was first published in 2000, but I don’t think I had. It’s not as good as her recent novels, with an annoying bit near the end where the reader doesn’t get to witness a key scene, but still fun. I like seeing how authors improve their story telling skills over time.
As I mentioned, I finished Do I Look Fat in This? the second book that I’ve read with that title in less than a month. They were both useful books in their own way and ones I would recommend to women as a solution to the trap our society puts us in:
- Book Review: Do I Look Fat in This? by Jessica Weiner
- Book Review: Do I Look Fat in This? by Rhonda Britten
Our next book club meeting isn’t until the 24th, but I’m already reading the book because we have limited library copies available. Color Me English by Caryl Phillips is a series of essays by a black man raised in England, now a citizen of the United States — an interesting perspective both an outsider and insider at the same time.
My lunch-time reading is currently Drop Dead Healthy by A.J. Jacobs, a humorous look at one of my favorite topics — how to live a healthy lifestyle in our current environment.
I’ve just started both of those books, so I’m not sure if anything new will make it in the queue, but if it does, I’ll probably go with Julia’s Child by Sarah Pinneo, a May selection of the From Left to Write Book Club, and Why Calories Count by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim.
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.