Am enjoying this book, and wish everyone a happy New year!
Unfortunately, I don't have time to spend here, so will not be posting often.
Cool new book at the library shows wildlife habits/movement. This fold out map shows the travels of a wolf who migrated from Italy to Croatia via Austria & the Alps.
This happens to me every summer. I've not been wanting to read with my eyes but with my ears, so listening to a lot of Deborah Crombie.
Enjoyed the tagged book, a mystery by new-to-me author William Shaw.
Introvert who needs some people time most days.
Ummm . . Yes! Saw Will you be my fried documentary last week with friends.
Do something physical, reread a favorite.
2. Fresh sweet corn & tomatoes
3. Small garden & 2 blueberry bushes.
How about Grass by Sherri Tepper? Also "Umbernight" by Carolyn Ives Gilman. Sea of Poppies by Amitav Ghosh.
1. The poetry anthology tagged here.
3. Reading the Bibke as Literature by Jeanie C. Crain
4. Do not say we have nothing by Madeline Thien
5. My friends the Miss Boyd's by Jane Duncan
Now, I'm providing intellectual stinulation, storytelling and some singing Who's going to provide food, water & shelter?
I actually got a small bit of garden planted this week! Looking forward to tomaties, Serrano peppers, and some hearbs to flavor my cooking.
Anyone else following the Clarke Shadow jury hosted by the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction & Fantasy?
Halve to take this one back to the library & get in line again.
8 books read in April, only 1 purchased, yay me!
4 eaudio, 2 ebooks, & 2 hard copy.
My #carryover into May is Prarie Fires- it's good, but I can only read bits at a time.
Who wants to weigh in on which woman the title refers to? Ardrey? Havers? Missa Lomax? Ding/Dena Donaldson? Clover Freeman? All of the above?
Excellent entry in the series. I hated the last scene between Havers & Lyndley, however.
The book Borne is, "as terrible and beautiful and sad and sweet as life itself." (p. 7) This quote is actually Rachel speaking of the drug (memory beetles) that her companion Wick sells. But I think it's an accurate description of each of the three main characters and the strange family they comprise.
It is also a meditation on what a person is and how trust, distrust, secrets, love, and forgiveness mingle in our lives, and where hope comes from.
I liked The Miniaturist, but did not love it. Curiousity about the household's secrets and relationships kept me reading. Characters less fully formed in this novel as opposed to The Muse.
This novel seems to be about the ways people attempt to escape from society's strictures. In this book nonconformity catches up with them, yet I don't think the author is trying to say they should confirm, but that society is not flexible or forgiving.
1996 winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, this is the story of a young middle class girl in the 1950s, during the time Egypt was struggling for independence from Britain. Published in 1960, it was one of the first Egyptian novels to use colloquial Arabic, and was made into a popular Egyptian movie in 1963. My edition was translated by Marilyn Booth.
Subtitled reisisting the Third Reich, this was one of my favorite reads in 2017. The author was in high school when Hitler came to power. The book tells of how small acts of resistance become larger, and also gives a feel for what living in Germany in wartime was like.
In the 1950s, Murray's legal scholarship on race discrimination encouraged Thurgood Marshall to . . attack segregation directly . . . In the early 1970s, Murray's concept of Jane Crow . . . propelled Ruth Bader Ginsburg to her first Supreme Court victory, . . And in the late 1970s, Murray became the first black female Episcopal priest . . extending her critical thinking on race and gender to the realm of theology.
This one is on my TBR!
Much better than the movie, in my opinion, & I liked the movie. Listened to an audiobook, and was amazed at the depth and richness of sociological & historical information presented in this non fiction account.
Stevland seems too like a human to me. Runaways from Earth's climatological collapse land on a planet where two plants of the same species are at war Humans befriend the plant that feeds rather than poison them, and the story continues over multiple human generations.
For an alternate take on sentience and plant life, I recommend Umbernight by Carolyn Ives Gilman in the February 2018 issue of Clarkesworld magazine.
Favorite reads so far this year:
The Muse by Jessie Burton
The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
The Line Becomes a River by Francisco Cantu
The Muse: Creativity, women's friendships, and two points in history connected by a painting - what's not to like?