Happy Saturday from Wisconsin! Here’s what’s up in my neck of the woods…
Reading: I’m enjoying Two Old Women by Velma Wallis. I’m only reading it when we’re at the lake so that I can digest it slowly and mindfully. I’ll be on the lookout for more of her work.
Listening: My current listen is LaRose by Louise Erdrich. Her writing feels like a gift. It’s truly captivating.
Watching: We’ve started Utopia on Amazon Prime Video. It’s INTENSE. I’d put it in the hyper-violent horror genre? It’s definitely not for everyone.
Loving: Autumn! The leaves are changing and the temperature is dropping. It is crisp out there, y’all! If there is a book reading season this is it. Enjoy it! Light some candles, bake something, and do a lot of cuddling.
Sharing: Banned Books Week starts tomorrow! Click this link to get involved.
Now, tell me about your week? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.
How Reading Changed My Life by Anna Quindlen
- I felt as if I was reading my own story.
- You could quote from this book all day long.
- A tiny gem of a book full of bookish tidbits.
Push by Sapphire
- Powerful, disturbing, hopeful, devastating.
- I wanted to bring Precious home with me and treat her right!
- I’m so glad I finally got around to reading this. Next? The movie.
- Was I the last person in the world to read this?
- Do I think everyone in the world should read this? Yup.
- Teenagers can be total asshats.
The Violin of Auschwitz by Maria Angels Anglada
- Short, sad and lovely
- Good for Read-a-Thon because it’s short. Bad for Read-a-Thon because holy cats what a downer!
- I love reading about this period in history and this was no exception.
- My very first graphic novel, yay me!
- Wintry, sweet, sad, honest, Wisconsiny, yay me!
- One of the best first-love stories I’ve ever read. (Yay me again!)
I hope you all enjoyed your Read-a-Thon
books as much as I enjoyed mine. And hey, do you have any good graphic novel recommendations? I’d love to hear about them!