My book-a-day project led me to finish a diverse set of books this week.
One is a modern classic, The Outsiders. For years and years, I've heard about this book, but somehow kept skipping reading it. It's a worthy read. Even the book covers are fascinating.
I read three nonfiction books this week. I finished my Book of the Month Club selection, American Fire. It's the true story of two arsonists in a rural, rusting part of America. I am not sure I'd say I read it (Can you read something and really not understand it?) but I finished At the Existentialist Cafe. And I read and reviewed on my blog The Madeleine Project.
And I finished a light fiction collection of short stories called Paris for One.
WHAT ARRIVED IN THE MAIL
Salt Creek and Valley of the Moon
WHAT I'M READING NOW
It's a lot of books, I know. But my summer is winding down, and I'm trying to finish as much as I can.
Thank you all for your prayers and thoughts about my niece's baby, Oliver, born at 25 weeks. Please continue to pray for the baby and his family.
What is the Sunday Salon? Imagine some university library's vast reading room. It's filled with people--students and faculty and strangers who've wandered in. They're seated at great oaken desks, books piled all around them,and they're all feverishly reading and jotting notes in their leather-bound journals as they go. Later they'll mill around the open dictionaries and compare their thoughts on the afternoon's literary intake....That's what happens at the Sunday Salon, except it's all virtual. Every Sunday the bloggers participating in that week's Salon get together--at their separate desks, in their own particular time zones--and read. And blog about their reading. And comment on one another's blogs. Think of it as an informal, weekly, mini read-a-thon, an excuse to put aside one's earthly responsibilities and fall into a good book. Click here to join the Salon.
The Sunday Post is a meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's a chance to share news and recap the past week.
Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page. We share books that we found in our mailboxes last week. It is now being hosted here.
Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews in which you can share the books you've acquired.
It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is where we share what we read this past week, what we hope to read this week…. and anything in between! This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from! I love being a part of this and I hope you do too! It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is now being hosted at The Book Date.
Please join the weekly meme at An Accidental Blog. Share with the rest of us your passion for France. Did you read a good book set in France? See a movie? Take a photo in France? Have an adventure? Eat a fabulous meal or even just a pastry? Or if you're in France now, go ahead and lord it over the rest of us. We can take it.
Il est Juillet et il est temps pour le merveilleux Paris in July hosted by Thyme for Tea! (*It is July and it is time for the wonderful Paris in July!)