Monday, July 07, 2014

Monday Reading Strumpetry

I'm a reading strumpet! Can't settle on one book, so it's a group thang lately.


I'm still reading The Shadow Hero, by Gene Luen Yang, because I didn't have it on my Nook for the weekend. Boo! And I'm working my way through East of Eden slowly but surely and a great amount of interest in this terrible Cathy.


I also added two non-fiction books to the mix. I had a wicked case of insomnia on the night before the Fourth of July, so I dug into Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir, by Beth Kephart. I had ordered a copy of Wild Things: The Art of Nurturing Boys, by Stephen James and David Thomas, and I couldn't wait to start reading it. So far, so good on both of these! Note: I ended up finishing Wild Things over the weekend. Review soon!


And why not throw in one more for good measure? I was book-antsy on Saturday night, so I read the first chapter of Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal, by Ava Chin, and I was completely sucked in. Looks like the month is off to a really non-fiction start!

What are YOU reading? 

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27 comments:

  1. I'm really curious about this Wild Things book. I know, I know, I'm not a parent, but I'm really interested in gender of identity and went through a phase where I marked a bunch of those books to read on GR. It seems like there's a whole little subgenre of boy books!

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    1. I had mixed feelings about some parts of it, but I'll talk more about that in my review. It broke boyhood down into groups of years...The Explorer, The Lover, The Wanderer. I found those bits helpful just because it gave me a bit of "he's totally normal" when so often his pre-school makes me feel like his energy aren't normal. Jerks.

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  2. I love how totally unrelated your choices are, and yet they all seem to make sense. I'm trying to read two books at the same time right now, but it's not working. One of them is clearly winning.

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    1. Haha! They're all little bits of what's swimming around in my head right now. Maybe moreso than ever!

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  3. I also crave for non-fiction from time to time.
    I didn't know your books, but they all look great.

    I'm reading a thriller and it's making me anxious for what's happening, so I'm having a great time too!

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    1. Thanks, Isi! I'm so glad you're enjoying your thriller! I get in the mood for those from time to time...typically in the autumn. :)

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  4. I am amazed at how you can keep up with so many books! I'm reading Season to Taste - a very macabre story.

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    1. If they were fiction I don't think I could do it. Non-fiction tends to be easier for me to juggle. I totally want to read Season to Taste! Are you liking it or is it too macabre?

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  5. Oh geez. Now I want to read all those non-fictions. They sound so good! Will Wild Boys help? Cause my boy is SO wild. lol

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    1. Of course, I actually meant Wild THINGS. It's early.

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    2. LOL, it affirmed that G is normal when his pre-school makes me feel like crap. That's a huge vote in favor of this book!

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  6. I forgot about Cathy! She was awful. Wild Things sounds interesting. I definitely have one I could use some advice on nurturing boys! I'll look for your review. Eating Wildly sounds interesting too.

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    1. She is! She gives me the creeps too...she's so empty. Wild Things was an interesting book. I'm looking forward to reviewing it. Eating Wildly is an eye opener! I've never been into foraging, and it's fascinating.

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  7. I'm going through the same thing. I'm going to check out Handling the Truth. I haven't read anything by Kephart before. Happy reading.

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    1. It's really good so far. At first I thought it was too vague and abstruse, but now I'm liking it. It's making me think a lot about my expectations of memoir and how to incorporate that into my own work.

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  8. Look at you with this awesome non-fiction streak! Love the memoir-writing choice. ;)

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    1. Woohoo! I'm eating them up!

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  9. That's quite a varied line-up.... something for every mood!

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    1. Amen sister! Variety keeps me out of a slump. lol

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  10. I enjoy your eclectic taste in books. I am the same way and not apologetic about it :) The Memoir book looks so interesting and different. Enjoy the rest of the week.

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  11. I often balance two books in print and one in audio, but I'm trying to do more now due to book tour/book club/author event...yes I do want to read all the books. I just finished a non-fiction...so rare for me, but really enjoyed it.

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  12. 10 points for the use of strumpet, Andi. :)

    I hope you enjoy all of your books, no matter how many you accumulate this week!

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  13. YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH. <--If I was reading the memoir writing book, I'd be hearing Jack shout that every time I picked it up.
    I'm currently reading Washington, Wolf Hall, and Anne Frank, and listening to Salem's Lot. Some weeks just scream for multiple books.

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  14. LOL, I love the word strumpet. I'm glad you gave it a work out today.

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  15. Cathy is one of the most evil characters I've ever met in literature and she will probably be one of the most unforgettable. Oh, what a good book! I wish I could join you guys for your book club discussion.

    I'm still reading All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Yesterday, I settled down and read for an hour, which is quite a lot for me these days. Making progress!

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  16. I want to read Wild Things. I never know what to expect from my 3 sons. They are much more wild, adventurous and creative than their intoverted mom. I finished a review book called Baby Rocket and started The Forgotten Daughter by Renita d'Silva which I am enjoying.

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  17. I am so in love with the Eating Wildly cover. Plus its a foodie. PLUS PUS you say it's good :)

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