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The Past Week:
Reviews on the Blog
I reviewed quite a few books this week. Click on the links to read about them.
Feeding the Young Athlete
Alice Waters and the Trip to Delicious
Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table
I reviewed these here for the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge
It's odd, but three of these books had fabulous illustrations, but the text was just okay. Our School Garden, Hansel & Gretel, and Beauty and the Beast really had great illustrations, but the two retellings weren't anything out of the ordinary and the poems in the garden book were not very poetic. I still want to like the books though because of the illustrations.
Speaking of illustrations, I loved those in Julia's House for Lost Creatures. It also happened to have a fun storyline. Hatke is just creating some fantastic children's lit.
Little Melba and Her Big Trombone is a wonderful picture book biography. I'm so happy to learn about Melba and again, I loved the illustrations. It was a very good week for me with illustrations.
Ruby's Wish takes a look at gender roles. It also shows the determination of one young lady who happens to have been the author's grandmother. This was on my shelf at school and I'm so glad I picked it up.
Another one I'm glad I found on the shelf this week was Skin Again. This is a book by bell hooks about how our skin color is just one part of who we are. From the Goodreads summary, "Race matters, but only so much-what's most important is who we are on the inside." This is a book that can open up discussion about race and who we are.
The Coming Week:
I will be bopping along through The Elements of Style for quite some time. It's not really one to sit and read from cover to cover, but I am enjoying it. I started The Dragon, the Thief, and the Princess yesterday and am about half-way through. I have started the e-novella Rose Eagle and will review it over at Rich in Color next week. I'm listening to House of Many Ways. I still have a few more ARCs to read, but the pile is smaller than it was last week. I made good headway this past week. :)
Beyond reading for reviews, I may start S. by J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst. I have wanted to read it ever since I heard an interview with one of the authors on NPR. I used a gift card to purchase it today and am eager to get started on it, but I am also a little hesitant to start it too. It's a different kind of book. Anyway, it should be a fun week of reading. What will you be reading?
Reading Challenge Updates: