Last Week in Review

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Book Posts This Week

Vanilla – The history and growing of my favorite flavor and aroma

I’m Off Then – A German comedian decides to tackle the Camino de Santiago in spite of being out of shape and recovering from surgery

Missoula – The story of a Montana college town that had a horrible record on prosecuting sexual assaults

Travel Reading – How do you decide what books to take with you when you travel?

 April in Review

I finished 15 books.

  • 2 were audiobooks and one was a graphic novel.
  • Six were nonfiction.
  • They were set in Hong Kong, U.S., Spain, Madagascar, Sweden, England, and some fantasy lands.
  • Four were written by men.
  • Two were translations – German and Swedish.
  • All of the authors were white except for 2 Asian women

Reading This Week

Like the Travel Reading post says I’m going to England this week.  I have my plane reading ready.  It includes the books from that post and:

Alif the UnseenAlif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson

 

“In an unnamed Middle Eastern security state, a young Arab-Indian hacker shields his clients—dissidents, outlaws, Islamists, and other watched groups—from surveillance and tries to stay out of trouble. He goes by Alif—the first letter of the Arabic alphabet, and a convenient handle to hide behind. The aristocratic woman Alif loves has jilted him for a prince chosen by her parents, and his computer has just been breached by the State’s electronic security force, putting his clients and his own neck on the line. Then it turns out his lover’s new fiancé is the head of State security, and his henchmen come after Alif, driving him underground. When Alif discovers The Thousand and One Days, the secret book of the jinn, which both he and the Hand suspect may unleash a new level of information technology, the stakes are raised and Alif must struggle for life or death, aided by forces seen and unseen.”

I loved this author’s memoir and Ms. Marvel so I’m interested to see what her novels are like.