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Past Two Week's Reading:
I have been spending a lot of time studying Korean and Spanish which has left me with much less reading time. But I did finish listening to the YA book Aristotle and Dante Dive Into the Waters of the World. Like the first book, the reader is Lin Manuel Miranda and I enjoyed the reading and loved Ari and Dante. And seriously, their parents are so awesome.
Have We Met? is an adult romcom that was light and fluffy fun with a bit of magical realism. It wasn't my favorite romcom, but it was entertaining and brought me some smiles.
The Bear and the Nightingale was a fairytale retelling about Vasilisa set in the cold of Russia. It's back in time though so it wasn't actually called that yet. I had to drive two hours through a snow event the night I started reading and we got even more snow the next day while I was finishing the book so I shivered with the characters as they tried to stay warm. Brrr. We never got over 15 degrees this weekend so I shuddered thinking about not having central heat. I was reading this for a Young Adult for Adults book club. It seems a little less Y and a bit more A. Not because there is any particular content, but a lot of the story was narrated from an adult perspective. My library had it in the adult section, but Vasilisa is a young woman by the end of the book. It's one of those that is not totally one or the other, but both.
Reading for Next Week: I'm still reading My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Mending of Our Bodies and Hearts. I am not sure what else I will pick up. The ALA Youth Media Awards may have some sway over my reading. As always, I am excited to see the winners. I wish you a great week.
I reviewed the Aristotle and Dante sequel this week—it might have touched my heart even more than book 1, which I didn't think was possible! (The two books have definitely cemented themselves as favorites of all time for me.) Have We Met? sounds like a fun read—anything that brings a few smiles is worthwhile! And The Bear and the Nightingale sounds intriguing as well. Thanks so much for the wonderful post, Crystal!ReplyDelete