It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?Posted: August 10, 2009 Filed under: Book of Sand 6 Comments
(This is my first week participating in this meme hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog.)
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.
[…] This post was Twitted by wkiskizt […]
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.
Hmmmm….Trenton Lee Stewart’s book looks interesting!
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??)
I really liked Unaccustomed Earth (one of my favorite books this year).
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.