Monday, February 22, 2010

It's Monday: What Are You Reading?

Each week readers share what they are reading for the week. I joined because there is no way I can review every book I read. Up this week:

Still reading:
Awakening Iran by Shrin Ebadi

Last Night I Sang To The Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz. See review at La Bloga. The male point of view requires a mental adjustment for me. No exception here but once I fell into step with Zach's train of thought and language I was hooked.


Up next:
Tortilla Sun by Jennifer Cervantes. I like magic so I'm looking forward to this.
When twelve-year-old Izzy discovers a beat-up baseball marked with the words 'Because magic' while unpacking in yet another new apartment, she is determined to figure out what it means.

Taneesha: Never Disparaging by M. LaVora Perry. LaVora is a warm and kind person, and her book is turning out to be a real treat. Taneesha and her family are Buddhist. I know nothing about the religion. Learning about it through the eyes of a child is really fun. I wish I had finished this last month for Social Justice: Religion. I hope I'll be able to add the link anyway.


Underlife by January O'Neil. Last week I shared I need poetry in my life. Can't go wrong with January. If you're intimidated by poetry, try to let go of the days in class. Pick up this collection and discover how easy it is to relate to life when shared by a woman whose own life has been filled with love, loss and the chaos called parenthood. Great review at Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene.



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15 comments:

Aths said...

You have some interesting books out there! Happy reading week!

Paul said...

Great books.

I have an award for you: http://gossipingaboutbooks.blogspot.com

hip chick said...

these sound like great reads. I think I may pick up a copy of Taneesha as it sounds interesting to me. I have edited my post to include a link to the NEA's Big Read if you are interested.

ka jerson said...

Finally, Im getting my hands on paulo Coelho's The Alchemist.

Charlie said...

I've been wanting to read Last Night I Sang To The Monster for some time, it sounds challenging (in a good way) and very thoughtprovoking. Please let me know what you think of it. Your blog is wonderful, glad I stopped by.

susan said...

Hi Aths, Charlie, Paul, KA and Hip Chick.

Thanks for reading and commenting. I'll be by soon.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

The cover on that book of poetry is fascinating...

My post:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/02/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_22.html

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Ooh Taneesha: Never Disparaging sounds really good. I am going to add that to my list.

Have a good week of reading!

M. LaVora Perry said...

Thanks for the shout out for Taneesha Never Disparaging, Susan!

Betty said...

Interesting book list. I especially like the name of your blog "Books and other Passions". I just came across an interesting E-Book about finding your passion. It's called "The Objective is Happiness The Art and Law of Attraction". It's almost out in print but I couldn't wait. I'm ready to find my passion and happiness.

Olugbemisola (Mrs. Pilkington) said...

LaVora and Taneesha are both wonderful, and LaVora's publishing story is a joy and inspiration to many.

M. LaVora Perry said...

Thanks, Gbemi! I think you're great, too! Between your team at http://www.thebrownbookshelf.com, Susan everywhere, and bloggers all over, word is spreading about the wealth of books by writers of color. This week I ordered a copy of your Eighth Grade Super Zero. Can't wait!

LaVora

prashant said...

. I think I may pick up a copy of Taneesha as it sounds interesting to me.

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jencervantes said...

Thanks for adding Tortilla Sun to the list. Looks like you have some great choices here :)

susan said...

Hi Jennifer,

I just finished Tortilla Sun. Really enjoyed it. Lovely book.