What can I say about Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Harvard professor Michael J. Sandel that will convince you to read this book? The videos of Sandel's lectures at Harvard on Justice shared with me by Bonnie of Bonnie's Books added greatly to the experience of reading this book. Are you feeling discouraged about the state of politics in the world? Do you worry that young people are self-involved and hopelessly cut off from important issues? Read this book. It has renewed my hope in the world.
Anything but nonfiction!
(I think I burned myself out on nonfiction during November. I'm going to take a break from it for a while and stick to fiction, I think.)
Here's what I am reading right now:
Poldark: Demelza by Winston Graham
Birds, Beasts and Relatives: The Corfu Trilogy by Gerald Durrell
The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary
I joined the Thankfully Reading Weekend hosted by Jenn of Jenn's Bookshelves. There were no rules to the weekend; we simply planned to devote a good amount of time to reading, and to try to meet some of our reading challenges and goals for the year. I finished three nonfiction books. That's a good reading time.
And, just for fun, I created a Thankfully Reading BINGO game. I offered a $25 gift card to Book Depository to one person who played. I randomly selected Bonnie of Bonnie's Books. It's interesting that Bonnie was chosen as I was feeling so much gratitude to Bonnie for sharing the book and lectures on justice with me; perhaps some of that gratitude seeped into the random selection process.
It's that wonderful time of the year when everybody comes up with a list of favorite books of the year. NPR Books couldn't seem to narrow down its favorites; there are 369 books on NPR Book Concierge.
Have you run across any lists of favorite books of 2019? Share them with me.
I've read 199 out of 222 Cybils picture books and board books. I have 23 books to go. Still busily reading and reviewing picture books....
For our final book club discussion of the year, I decided to wrap a bunch of books and share them with others in the club.
Let the holiday baking frenzy begin. I baked cookies all day one day, and I still did not finish.
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