Saturday, November 14, 2009

Saturday Six Sentences

Great week for reading and picking up new books. If you don't know, Saturday Six Sentences originally appeared at Mr. Maurer's Coffee For the Brain. The idea is to discuss everything you read in the week in six sentences. For those who habitually write in a truncated manner, this could be real challenging, but for those of us who marvel at Faulkner's six line single sentences, this is a fun and doable exercise. On to the books.

This week I finished Paper Towns by John Green and I can officially say the man rocks. I really love that is Margo is complex, daring and flawed, and Green is laugh out loud hilarious, I'm talking kickass funny (sorry for the swearing but it is so appropriate here). I'm finishing up Stealing Buddha's Dinner by Bich Minh Nguyen, a great memoir set in Michigan (my home state) in the 80s detailing a young girl's insatiable appetite to fit in. If you're a foodie, love memoirs and coming of age stories, pick this up. Lastly, picked up several early readers for CORA Diversity Roll Call: Amy Hodgepodge: All Mixed Up by Kim Wayans and Kevin Knotts, Calvin Coconut: Trouble Magnet by Graham Salisbury and Keena Ford by Melissa Thompson, which I have started and I'm loving it.

Six sentences to whet your appetite; check in later this week to read more.


Jessie Carty said...

so glad you enjoyed "Paper Towns"! Just love that book. I just ordered "Fun Home" which I believe I first heard about here? I have some poetry books I am preparing to do a give away on with some multi-cultural flair. Anyone want some poetry books? :)

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Jessie Carty said...

I will have to stop back by with the list when I'm done!

Melissa Thomson said...

Oh yay!! I am so glad to hear you're enjoying KEENA so far. Thank you for reading about Miss Keena and her unfortunate mix-ups! :) Melissa T.