It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
With the October Memoir Challenge, Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, and the more usual things that go on my blog, it’s been a full week.
Here are the memoir entries of the last week, in order:
Age 8: The Boxcar Children — October Memoir Challenge
Age 9: The Little House Books — October Memoir Challenge
Age 10: Too Thin — October Memoir Challenge
Age 11: Four Square — October Memoir Challenge
Age 12: Curls: Take Two — October Memoir Challenge
Age 13: Scouting — October Memoir Challenge
Age 14: Schools — October Memoir Challenge
My Saturday Snapshot post was kind of related to the memoir posts, because I went to my hometown on Friday, for the first time in six years, and took photographs, taking advantage of some beautiful autumn light: A River Town — Saturday Snapshots.
My participation in Dewey’s Read-a-Thon was limited, but I managed a few posts: the sign up, Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, the introduction, Introductory Questionnaire for Dewey’s Read-a-Thon, and the finale, Dewey’s Read-a-Thon End of Event.
There were two posts about food this week. One described the salad I made from garden thinnings: Baby Kale. The other was my Weekend Cooking post with an autumn bread recipe: Pumpkin (Winter Squash) Yeast Bread — Weekend Cooking.
I learned the word sapper for Wondrous Words Wednesday.
We had a good time with Readers’ Workouts last week: Readers’ Workouts — October 9. Join us tomorrow!
During Dewey’s Read-a-Thon I finished The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl by Shauna Reid. Fun book! I’ll put up a review as a Weekend Cooking post at some point.
In my King Lear project, I finished William Shakespeare’s King Lear: a graphic novel by Gareth Hinds and the “King Lear” section of Tales from Shakespeare by Charles Lamb and Mary Lamb.
I had several versions of King Lear checked out of the library. The Oxford School Shakespeare version turned out to be the most accessible with a wide format, lots of summary materials and notes. There are even illustrations!
I’m working on a marketing project for around the first of the year, so I’m reading the book Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) that Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business by Ann Handley and C.C. Chapman. Lots of ideas are flying through my brain!
I’m looking forward to Stonehenge: 2000 B.C., a novel by Bernard Cornwell.
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.
My current read is one that the karate studio has in the lobby, The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker
Some Amazon reviews are very critical of it, so I’m trying to read and analyse at the same time. I’m seeing advice I was given on how to deal with my parents popping up in the book, which is both comforting and sad.
I’m glad you’re getting something from the book. I heard the author interviewed and it sounded like a difficult subject.
I am in the final 150 pages of Ken Follett’s Fall Of Giants. It is the first in a new trilogy by him and it’s masterful. The series starts off preWW1 and follows 5 families. We have story lines from England, Wales, America, Germany and Russia primarily. It’s wonderfully written. I will be anxiously waiting for part 2.
Sorry, this is on my mobile so I can’t link to the book. Also, it’s Sharli from Twitter. Have a great Monday all.
That sounds good. I’ve been reading Edward Rutherfurds multi-family sagas. It’s been a long time since I’ve read a Ken Follett book but I’ll bet he does that well.
Super cute school photo!! 🙂
Some of my favorite memories are of reading the Little House books – they definitely resonate with me too!
Have a wonderful reading week!
Whatcha readin’ this week @ the Brunette Librarian 🙂
I’ve already gushed about your memoir challenge posts, I just love them to bits 😉 I think it would be fun to do something that like for NaNoWriMo 🙂
Some people are using the memoir challenge to write backstory for their NaNoWriMo characters. If you like fantasy, you might get a kick out of the posts by Alexandra Campbell as she writes the backstory for her character: http://alexandracampbellwrites.blogspot.com/