Good morning! It’s cold and cloudy here in SoCal, perfect weather for curling up with a book (or several in my case). Hopefully the weather changes for the better for everyone who’s planning on barbecuing this Memorial Day weekend.
Today is also my read-a-thon with Christina (Ardent Reader). It’s pretty informal so we start and finish whenever we want. It’s just our way of celebrating the end of the semester. I’m starting right after I finish writing this post. If you’re planning on reading this weekend, why not join us?
Last week I had a great reading week. I read 11 books! I’m pretty sure that I didn’t break any records but it felt good to do so much reading. My favorite books from last week are The Professor and the Housekeeper by Yoko Ogawa, The Hottest Dishes of the Tartar Cuisine by Alina Bronsky, and The Lonely Book by Kate Bernheimer. You can expect reviews for all three books in the near future.
Here’s my reading stack for today and the rest of the week:
- Under the Green Hill by Laura L. Sullivan
- Me and You by Niccolό Ammaniti, translated from Italian by Kylee Doust
- Home by Toni Morrison.
- Girlchild by Tupelo Hassman
- Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
- Not pictured: Zahra’s Paradise by Amir & Khalil
I’m already deep into Under the Green Hill. It’s a fantasy middle grade filled with fairies and old magic. I’m really enjoying it.
Now I’m off to read (and eat pancakes). What are you doing this weekend?
*Photo courtesy of Evil Erin Flickr/Creative Commons
Finished Sullivan’s Under the Green Hill. What a fantastic read. The short: 5 out of 5 stars. Now I’m trying to figure out what else to read. I decided to just return Are You My Mother? and Me and You unread to the library since they’re due back in a few days. I’m also eager to read a few books from my own shelves. Hmmm. . .