#IMWAYR time again, when readers share what they have been reading and find out what others have been up to in the past week. The adult version of this meme is hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. The kidlit rendition is hosted by Jen at Teach Mentor Texts and Kellee and Ricki at Unleashing Readers. Whatever you are looking forward to in your next great read, these are fabulous places to start your search.
Wasn't that a Saturday?
Wasn't that a march?
Against the backdrop of hate and bigotry, of misogyny and homophobia, of 'alternative truth' and pure BS, we marched. Certainly there is more work to be done, but knowing that so many of us have each other's back, that we are the resistance together, empowers me/us to continue on.
My friends and I wore our pink pussy hats at the Vancouver, BC March.
I've been contemplating A.S. King's Glory O'Brien's History of the Future these days. When I first read it, I thought the idea of women losing what they had gained was fanciful and impossible because American women wouldn't put up with having their rights and freedoms stripped from them. I hate that we might be about to see if this is true.
BLOG POSTS THIS WEEK
For those of you who read and review ARCs, when do you post your reviews for books that won't be published for a while?
This is based on an incident in the life of Joshua Bell, renowned violinist and conductor. It's a story of persistence, resilience, and passion. The writing and imagery are powerful, but sometimes they didn't merge together seamlessly. I still think it is a great read, so mark your calendars for March 14 when it is released.
In this sequel, Narwhal and Jelly discover their superhero powers. I enjoyed this novel more than the first one in the series. Even the nonfiction spread talking about the real superpowers of sea creatures was fun. The release date for this is May 2. Full review to come.
The Year of the Garden (Anna Wang 0.5) by Andrea Cheng & Patrice Barton (Illustrator)(Netgalley)
Goblins vs Dwarves (Goblins #2) by Philip Reeve & David Thorpe (Narrator)
The Other Boy by M.G. Hennessey
Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa, Narrated by Michael Curran-Dorsano, Imani Parks & MacLeod Andrews
The Break by Katherena Vermette
These few sentences punctuate a section from Flora's perspective.
IN THE END, all that matters is what is right here...
IN THE END, all that matters is what has been given...
IN THE END, all that matters is what is left behind. Moments go so quick...
This is one of my books for my goal of 50 Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors. You should read it.
I've started reading Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien. Honestly going from The Break to this is pure reading ecstasy. I've started listening to Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and am plodding away at Spin: How Politics Has the Power to Turn Marketing on Its Head. Thankfully I found my reading glasses to help with the small print in that one.
I'll probably get to Catching A Storyfish by Janice N. Harrington, and The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid since they have to be returned to the library soon. I've also got a pile of picture books to get to. Next week I've got to pick up a box of books to read in preparation for being a juror for the Chocolate Lily book award. All my library reserves have been put on hold for a while.
PROGRESS ON MY READING GOALS
#MUSTREADIN2017 1/36 1 in progress
#MUSTREADNFIN2017 1 in progress
50 Books by Canadian Indigenous Authors 2/50
Goodreads Reading Challenge 19/333
Goodreads Reading Challenge 19/333