Sunday, October 24, 2010

It's Monday -- What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila at One Persons Journey Through a World of Books. It's is a weekly event to celebrate what we are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.


It's been a MONTH since my last Monday post -- primarily because I've been knee deep in my Lonesome Dove read along that it's hard to post a weekly update when that is all I am reading!  But, I have accomplished a few things this week that might be worth noting:

FINISHED AND REVIEWED:
The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans (2 our of 5 stars)
The Sunflower

Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd and Ann Kidd Taylor (4 our of 5 stars)
Traveling with Pomegranates: A Mother-Daughter Story
 (A truly poetic, mother-daughter spiritual, travel memoir)

UP THIS WEEK:

Lonesome Dove Chapters 31-40 -- this has been so much fun! And after a slow start, I'm really finding my grove with this book.  Our last two sections have been fabulous!  And the discussion questions are like something out of English Lit 401.  There is still time to join our "cattle drive!"

and

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper by Harriet Scott Chessman

Lydia Cassatt Reading the Morning Paper

Summary from Goodreads:  Set in the lively Parisian art world of the 1880s, this novel imagines a poignant time in the lives of the American impressionist Mary Cassatt and her sister, Lydia. Lydia narrates the story as she poses for five of her sister's paintings. Ill with Bright's disease and conscious of impending death, Lydia contemplates her narrowing world. The novel's subtle power comes from its sustained inquiry into the very evanescence of life that the paintings record.

Although not one of my original selections, I'm reading this to complete my Women Unbound reading challenge! 

DID NOT FINISH:
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeliene L'Engle
A Wrinkle in Time (Time Series, #1)

This was our Mother/Daughter book club selection....thought I could remember most of it, but my 40 year old brain was not up to the task.  Daisy daughter didn't finish it either.  Drats, I hate not finishing a book.

Busy week ahead:  two field trips, two fall festivals, one PTA meeting, one opening night (Hamlet, at The Rep) and HALLOWEEN! 

Have a great reading week!

8 comments:

  1. I'm off to see your reviews ... Lonesome Dove would definitely not be something I'd look for, but I might have to, because it seems that you're really enjoying it!

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries

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  2. Lonesome Dove sounds awesome and I am bummed to see you didn't finish A Wrinkle In Time, that is one I would like to try.

    Have a super week!

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  3. Lots of people are having slow weeks at the moment, as far as reading is concerned. I hadn't heard of Lonesome Dove, will check it out.

    Happy reading!

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  4. Oh too bad you didn't finish a Wrinkle in Time. Defintiely one of my favs. I even use to teach it. Hope you go back to it as it is a wonderful book. Have a great week.

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  5. not finishing a book is so frustrating, but sometimes it just isn't meant to be. I've never heard of the Cassatt book, but it sounds good; I can't wait to see your review!

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  6. I have been looking at the Monk travel memoir for a long time but haven't read it. Sounds wonderful. It's just another book that I would like to read someday...

    I'm getting ready to read a 1,500 page book so reading your thoughts on lonesome hit close to home.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Every one of my 4 kids had to read A WRINKLE IN TIME for school and all 4 of them complained about it from start to finish, to the exam and after. I have been tempted to read it because I thought it just couldn't be that bad, but if you couldn't finish it either, I am scratching it off my list.

    Dollycas
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

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  8. I think I have a copy of Lonesome Dove. Not listed in my post are the ton and a half of peer reviewed journal articles I read. Here's what I'm reading this week.

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