On Saturday night I finished up The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. This is the first book in his Flavia de Luce mystery series. I absolutely loved it and I especially adored Flavia’s spunky and precocious personality! It was the perfect read last week. Persy Jane was sick with a tummy bug and I have been battling one heck of a sinus infection. An engaging, light read with wonderful characters was just what I needed.
What I’m reading:
Last night I started Willa Cather’s A Lost Lady. I do love the descriptions of the land, moon, and characters, but once again there is a teenager / young man viewing the lady in question through his eyes. We’ll see how it goes. I’m also still reading the Hollander and Plath poetry collections.
What’s up next:
READATHON!!! Readathon means a fresh new pile of books. Once again I decided to pick a “theme” for my readathon. Saturday it will be nothing but Fiercely Feminist reading.
We Should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit
Pro by Katha Pollitt
American Housewife by Helen Ellis
Open House by Beth Ann Fennelly
The Uses of the Body by Deborah Landau
The Fall by Ana Bozicevic
Kindred by Octavia Butler
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
Are you My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
Bitch Planet, v. 1 by Kelly Sue Deconnick
Lumberjanes, v. 1 by Noelle Stevenson
Ms. Marvel, v. 1 by G. Willow Wilson
Supermutant Magic Academy by Jillian Tamaki
My goal is to finish Cather, Hollander, and Plath by Friday evening so I can start fresh on Saturday. Let me know if you’re participating this weekend and I’ll stop by to say hi!