It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

(This is my first week participating in this meme hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog.)

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Books I completed this week are:

The Underneath by Kathi Appelt is a middle reader book that deserves the awards it received, but I took issue with the author’s writing style at times. It distracted me from the marvelous storytelling.

Tallgrass by Sandra Dallas is a piece of historical fiction that I read in one sitting (late at night, of course). It’s about a small Colorado farming town during WWII where a Japanese internment camp is set up, and the way the townspeople and the Japanese-Americans deal with the tension that results.

The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart is a YA novel that draws on the success of A Series of Unfortunate Events. It is a quick, easy, captivating book about four unique children who are given a special undercover assignment. I can’t wait to get my hands on the second book.

Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri is a collection of short stories whose main characters are Bengali. I’m not sure where I saw the book recommended, but I had no idea what to expect – didn’t even know it was a collection before I started reading – but I was enthralled by the author’s ability to present so many different characters in first-person.

So this week:

The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy edited by Luke Cuddy is part of a series of books on philosophy and popular culture.

Still Life with Rice by Helie Lee is a memoir of Lee’s grandmother, who was born in 1912 in Korea and lived through the Japanese occupation.

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6 Comments on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?”

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  2. Romgi says:

    I read Still Life With Rice and found it to be quite interesting. I doubt it will make your favorites, but I would probably give it 3.5/5 for a rating.

  3. J. Kaye says:

    Hmmmm….Trenton Lee Stewart’s book looks interesting!

  4. S. Lewis says:

    Hey there! I take it you got the Zelda book, then, if you’re gearing up to read it? Looking forward to hearing how good it is (or isn’t — but then again, how likely is that??)

  5. Mary says:

    I really liked Unaccustomed Earth (one of my favorite books this year).

  6. Kiki says:

    I’m simple….Bread and Butter. I eat it at every restaurant. I always ask for seconds on bread. Aloha and take care.
    P.S.-I also made the same mistake with my bangs. I have learned how to do it correctly now.


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