It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
We spent a good chunk of the weekend in beautiful Kirksville, Missouri visiting Rick’s nephew and his fiancée — toured the campus of Truman University, enjoyed the local eateries, and enjoyed amazing conversation.
My Saturday posts went up just before we left, so I’m sorry I was late returning comments. I appreciated everyone who stopped by for Weekend Cooking, Book Review: The Color of Tea by Hannah Tunnicliffe, and Saturday Snapshot, Georgian Doors of Dublin. Between the Georgian Doors and my Wordless Wednesday post, Dublin Castle, I am now done with Ireland photos. It must be time to plan another trip.
We had a good turn out for Readers’ Workouts — September 18. Join us tomorrow for another edition of the meme where we support each other’s athletic aspirations and bookish inclinations.
I finished Sarum by Edward Rutherfurd. Woohoo! I love how completing a thick book feels like such an accomplishment.
With the grounding in English history that I got from the novel, Sarum, I am currently reading The Story of England by Christopher Hibbert. I have a small stack of nonfiction English histories from the library. I selected this one because it had the best pictures.
I’ve picked back up American Grown by Michelle Obama, the book about the White House garden. I also started reading Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World by Michael Hyatt to see how I can use my blog to be more connected with more people.
I have no idea what I’ll read next. Probably more English history, but I haven’t decided which book.
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.
Missouri was lovely temperature wise this weekend. It is not Monday here, yet, but as for what I am reading, that would be The Beautiful Mystery by Louise Penny.
Enjoy your books. My favorite book this week was Tuesdays at the Castle by Jessica Day George. Please come see what I’m reading now.
Have you read these two?
Norman Frank Cantor “In the wake of the plague”
William Manchester “A World Lit Only By Fire”
Both are European history and I read them a while back. I’m intending to re-read Mary Roach’s “Packing for Mars”, she is my favourite science non-fiction author and laugh out loud funny.
Those both look like helpful histories — Thanks, Ali!
I haven’t read Mary Roach but I love her interviews on NPR. I should pick one up.
Sounds like fun in Kirksville! And I’m interested to see what trip you plan next…I am always a big fan of travel!
The next trip is northwest Arkansas — which is actually a lot more exciting and culturally significant than it sounds.
I’m currently reading Jane Eyre while I finish up Self Editing Yourself Into Print. The two don’t work well together. Jane Eyre has a lot of telling, less showing. It also doesn’t move like modern reads do. But I will prevail! Eventually. Thanks again for your continued input on the Banned Books discussion at my blog.
I have been listening to Michael Hyatt’s podcasts and just finished two that he did in conjunction with the release of his platform book in the spring. I think he has valuable information to share; I’m anxious to hear your thoughts on the book.
Banned book week is coming! You should be reading a banned book 🙂
Yeah. Julia has a great discussion going on her blog. I’m playing the role of devil’s advocate: http://juliatomiak.blogspot.com/2012/09/why-banned-book-week-has-me-thinking.html
I have a pretty jaded view of Banned Book Week that I caught while writing a paper on it for library school.
Last year, I tried to participate, but the book I ended up reading…I thought it should be banned. Well, not exactly, but I thought it was best read by a select group of people and best NOT read by another group. Banned Book Week isn’t a good time to make that point, so I never posted.
So, apparently this year, I’m not going to read a banned book, I’m just going to be a gadfly and poke at other people’s posts.