Monday, February 15, 2016

It's Monday and I haven't finished a book this week...

This was a weird reading week for me. I realized somewhere around Wednesday that I hadn't really been reading anything. I picked up The Gone-Away World and I'm really enjoying it, but it's not exactly a speedy read. I'm about halfway through it, so hopefully I will finish it soon!

On the blog in the past few days, I reviewed Twain's End and checked in for the readalongs of Alexander Hamilton and Headstrong.

                                             The Gone-Away World       

This week, I'm hoping to read The Bluest Eye and Ariel Lawhon's upcoming Flight of Dreams

           The Bluest Eye   Flight of Dreams (Advance Reading Copy - Not For Sale)         

It's Book Blogger Appreciation Week! Today is the first day and we are supposed to pick five books that represent us. This was a surprisingly difficult thing to narrow down!

I think the books that impacted me the most as a child were the Narnia books and A Wrinkle in Time. Narnia taught me to expect world-building and magic to amaze me and A Wrinkle in Time made me believe that girls could be complicated and spunky and heroes. As an adult, I love nonfiction that stretches me and makes me think about life in new ways; The Empathy Exams is a great example of this. I read a lot of fiction. I tend to gravitate toward really excellent historical fiction like A Constellation of Vital Phenomena or People of the Book. 

Are you taking part in Book Blogger Appreciation Week? What are you reading right now?



  1. Totally know how weeks like that go! I've had The Gone Away World on my shelves for so long - can't wait to see what you think in the end.

  2. I have had weeks like that where I did not finish a book. Sometimes life just gets in the way.

    Theresa (The Truth About Books)
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  3. I really want to read Flight of Dreams. I love the cover and the whole story seems very intriguing. Though I don't think I'd want to ride in or is it on one of those.

  4. So many people are reading Ariel Lawhon's book...I'll need to get to it soon!

  5. A appreciated A Wrinkle in Time a lot more as an adult - I had to read it in school, which pretty much ruined it for me for years!

  6. Narnia was a big part of my childhood. I didn't read A Wrinkle in Time until I was older but I loved it too. I wish I had gotten in on that Alexander Hamilton readalong!

  7. Narnia really affected how I judge world building skills too. I feel I hold really high expectations for world building, and it can be difficult to fall in love with a book when it doesn't have that awe inspiring foundation.

  8. Flight of Dreams is really good.

    I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you are having a good week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading