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!