What's this? Reading two fiction books during Nonfiction November? Yep, that's what I did last week. Not what I would have wished, but I had to finish Gracelin O'Malley for book club and Baron in the Trees for my Classics Club spin.
The good news is that they were both really good reads. Gracelin O'Malley is page-turning, soap-opera-ish historical fiction set in Ireland during the potato blight. The Baron in the Trees is a folktale-ish story of an adolescent aristocrat who fights with his dad and decides to spend the rest of his life living in the trees.
She Has Her Mother's Laugh: The Powers, Perversions, and Potential of Heredity by Carl Zimmer
The Gastronomical Me by M.F.K. Fisher
Committed: Dispatches from a Psychiatrist in Training by Adam Stern
Bicycling with Butterflies: My 10,201-Mile Journey Following the Monarch Migration by Sara Dykman
Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life by Zena Hitz
Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness by Kristen Radtke
Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City by Andrea Elliott
They all came in for me at once, as they always do.
Last week I posted here at Readerbuzz:
Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinko spoke about his new book at Inprint Houston.
Jenn at Jenn's Bookshelves will be hosting the Thankfully Reading Weekend November 24 through 28. No rules...just hoping to get some good solid reading time in. To join in, sign up here.
Good Thing #1
Our book club met in person at the library.
Good Thing #2
Yoga at the Y!
Good Thing #3
We got together with a bit of family for an early Thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
I'm happy you joined us here at the Sunday Salon. Sunday Salon is a place to link up and to share what we have been doing during the week. It's a great way to visit other blogs and join in the conversations going on there.
Some of the things we often talk about at the Sunday Salon:
- What was your week like?
- Read any good books? Tell us about them.
- What other bookish things did you do?
- What else is going on in your life?
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