It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
I’ll be working on posting photos from Ireland for several weeks yet. Here are two batches from last week:
I reviewed two books set during World War II last week; the second one was for our book club discussion:
For Weekend Cooking, I reviewed the latest book by Marion Nestle of Food Politics: Book Review: Why Calories Count by Marion Nestle and Malden Nesheim
I finished Miracle at St. Anna just in time for the book club meeting. That turns out to be something of an advantage because then it’s fresh in my mind. But I was a bit panicky there at the end.
I also finished Food Fight by Daniel Imhoff about the 2012 Farm Bill that’s making news. I’ll write about that for Weekend Cooking on Saturday.
My current lunch time reading is The Hundred Year Diet: America’s Voracious Appetite for Losing Weight by Susan Yager, an interesting look at the history of weight reduction programs and advice in the US.
The other print book I’m reading now is a novel I received for review: Abdication by Juliet Nicolson. Isn’t that a stunning cover? I’m sure it’s meant to appeal to all of us Downton Abbey fans.
I’m also still reading the e-book of No Longer a Gentleman by Mary Jo Putney. Apparently, I’m not going to be a fast reader of e-books on my phone.
I want to participate in a discussion on Goodreads of Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott and I’m way behind. I may have to set aside Abdication for a little while in favor of catching up with the conversation.
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.
The Hundred Year Diet sounds interesting. I have been on a cleanse for the past 6 days now… it is a 21 day cleanse, the first 10 you can have all the vegies and fruit you want, 1/2 cup of brown rice a day and a protein shake. I can use olive oil so I can saute, which helps. After day 10 I can add in chicken and fish. So far, so good… if I am organized I will talk about it tomorrow for your meme.
The ‘Abdication’ cover does look good. It’s got me wondering whose abdication it’s about! I could never read a book about dieting I think, because I usually snack while reading, so that would just be strange! Thanks for sharing!
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Juli @ Universe in Words
I hate not getting a book club book done by the date – b/c inevitably there is a HUGE plot point that I have somehow missed. Glad you made it by your meeting! I do love reading it right before though, totally agree!! 🙂
The Brunette Librarian Blog
I love the cover of Abdication. I’m going to have to look to see if my library has a copy of it!
Have a great week!
Kristin @ Always With a Book
I can’t wait to read your thoughts on Food Fight. I’m still on the fence about buying it. Happy reading!
Abdication is a lovely cover (and I’m not a Downtown Abbey fan).
My favorite read last week was The Bride’s Kimono by Sujata Massey. Please come see what else I’m reading.