Diversity was the theme of my reading this week. Citizen: An American Lyric is a book of flash nonfiction and poetry that takes on the American black experience. Each Tiny Spark is a middle-grade children's book that tells the struggles and joys of a young Hispanic girl with ADHD. And The Heart's Invisible Furies is the story of the life of a gay man in Ireland from his birth in the 1940s to the present day.
Paris in July is over, sadly. Happily, though, I wrote more posts (15) last month for Paris in July than I ever have:
I watched two movies set in Paris: Midnight in Paris and Paris: Je T'aime.
I practiced my French with Rosetta Stone.
I read seven books that were by French authors and/or were set in France:
Maigret by Georges Simenon
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein
Swann's Way by Marcel Proust
Paris Sweets by Dorie Greenspan
Arsene Lupin, Gentleman-Thief
Moonlight Over Paris
Love a la Mode
It was a great Paris in July.
August is Women in Translation Month, an event hosted by Bibliobio. The event is designed to encourage more books by women to be translated into English and other languages. I have decided to buy and read three of my 1001 Children's Books that are written by women and that have been translated into English: Aldabra: The Tortoise Who Loved Shakespeare by Italian author Silvana Gandolfi, A Letter to the King by Tonte Dragt, and The Big Sister by Swedish author Six Widerberg. I have a selfish reason for wanting to encourage more English translations of works by women: many of the 1001 Children's Books have not been translated into English. You can find out more about this event by visiting Bibliobio.
Dewey's 24-Hour Reverse Readathon is August 2nd through August 3rd. It starts at 8 pm EST so that people in other parts of the world can start the readathon at a decent time. I am reading.
Brona's Books is sponsoring the Moby Dick Readalong in August. I am also joining this one.
I spent a long time last Sunday trying to update my list of Blogs I Often Visit. I couldn't believe how many of my favorite blogs were not on the list. I hope I have added you. Would you please make sure you are there? If you are not, would you please let me know?
How was your week?
Did you read any good books? Please share them with us.
What other bookish things did you do? What else is going on in your life?
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