What I’m Reading….

So, maybe not weekly, but better than I’ve been doing, and as Elizabeth said, no guilt. :-)

What I’m listening to: Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper–This is kind of a modern retelling of, you guessed it, Romeo and Juliet. It’s okay.  It modernizes it in an interesting way complete with gangs and racial issues. It’s okay.

What I’m reading: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare–I fell in love with this series a few years ago and was so excited when I heard Clare was expanding the trilogy with three more books. Not too far into it yet, but liking it so far.

What I’m reading: The Angel Experiment by James Patterson–I’m reading this with one of the girls I tutor.  I’m enjoying the story and am intrigued with the unique elements of the fantasy. However, I’m a little surprised at the writing which isn’t as great as I thought it would be as Patterson is such a well known and loved author.

What I’m reading: First they Killed my Father by Loung Ung–I’m also reading this with one of my tutor kids.  Wow!  I often find myself moved by the story, and the further into the story I get, the more endearing I find the 6 year old girl who lived through so much.

What I finished: Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver–Yep, read it.  It’s good.  I’m still working through much of it as that’s the kind of book it is, but it’s beautifully written and has so much to make you think.

What I finished: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah–Very good.  Sometimes, I just can’t believe the evil and sadness in this world.

What I finished: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman–I love Gaiman.  Creative, original, well written, unique.

What I finished:  Flight Volume 6–Years ago, one of my students brought in Volume 2 for me to read.  While I spent a bit of time looking at a couple of the stories, I didn’t read it all.  I liked it as it isn’t my usual reading fare, and as is typical for most anthologies, I liked some stories more than others.

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