Monday, February 11, 2019

It's My Birthday! And It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Happy Birthday to me! I get to spend today sewing, reading and eating- a perfect day.

Betraying Big Brother, by Leta Hong Fincher, is a fascinating overview of the rise of feminism in modern-day China and the price many activists have paid for standing up for dignity and equality.

The Widow Cliquot is Tilar Mazzeo's biography of Barbe-Nicole Cliquot Ponsardin, the Frenchwoman who took over a fledgling champagne company and built into a powerhouse, in 19th century France no less. It's really interesting both about her and about the wine industry as well. I'm doing this on audio and enjoying it very much.

Insurrecto is a weird book by Gina Apostol, about a woman making a movie in the Philippines and her father, a renowned artist. I'm still in the opening pages so I can't say too much more.

Finally I'm enjoying Warlight, by Michael Ondaatje, about two children growing up in post-War Britain and the secrets their family keeps long after the war is over.

What are you reading?


bermudaonion said...

Happy birthday!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Happy Birthday Marie!

Melissa said...

Happy birthday! I'm reading The Illusionists!