Monday, October 29, 2018

It's Monday-What Are You Reading?

Well let's see. Since my last post I've finished My Cat Yugoslavia (loved it), Queer City (fun) and Never Mind (liked, didn't love). I also read Miriam Toew's new book, Women Talking, which you are going to have to read when it comes out soon.

My Cat Yugoslavia is going to show up on my favorite-reads list this year. I should write a full review and tell you more about it.

Now I'm reading Adam Johnson's The Orphan Master's Son, which I tried to read when it came out but for some reason I put it down and never picked up again. I'm enjoying it but it's pretty dark. Nevertheless I plan to persist and finish it this time. It's about a man navigating the tricky waters of North Korean life, trying to forge an identity for himself. I liked it the first time and I'm liking it this time too.

Bedside I have We, the Drowned, a long Danish book about the history of a town, its inhabitants and the flow of history. I'm rolling with it so far. It's part of my continuing effort to clear out my hardcovers.

I am loving- loving- Donna Lucey's Sargent's Women. I've read three of the four chapters and about to start the final chapter, about Isabella Stuart Gardner, probably the best known of the four women Lucey spotlights in this engaging, well-written and fascinating book. Their lives tell different stories of life in the Gilded Age for women of privilege.

In audioland I'm hearing another woman's story- Madeleine Albright, in her memoir Prague Winter. She was the commencement speaker at my college graduation and I've always admired her. I tried the book in print earlier in the year and so far it is working better for me in audio.

What are you reading this week? Something scary for Halloween? Have a great week whatever you get up to.

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