Monday, May 29, 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This week I'm re-reading a favorite book and finishing up a new book on Jane Austen.
I'm just about at the end of The Son, by Philipp Meyer, which I first read when it came out in 2013. I love it just as much now as I did then. I started re-reading it because it's been made into a TV series and I wanted to re-acquaint myself with the book before watching the series, which I intend to soon.

My bedside book is Jane Austen: The Secret Radical, by Helena Kelly. Kelly examines political and social issues present in each of Austen's six novels, one by one. She talks about entailment and property rights in Sense and Sensibility, slavery and the church in Mansfield Park, and so forth. It's insightful and enlightening.

I finished The First Twenty Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How  We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer, by Gretchen Reynolds, about health and how to apply current findings in exercise science to your routine at the gym. It's a great book, easy to read and perfect for the layperson looking to make the most of their workouts. I haven't picked a new read-at-the-gym book yet but there are of course no shortage of options in my TBR pile.

And I read Mon Secret, by Niki de Saint Phalle, a graphic novel/memoir by the late French artist about sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father.  I may write a full review for later this week.

That's it for me. Hope you're having a great Memorial Day Weekend.

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