Reviews Posted This Week
Freedom’s Daughters by Lynne Olson – Nonfiction about the women of the Civil Rights movement
Lost and Found by Brooke Davis – Australian fiction about an abandoned girl, a widower, and a recluse on the run
A Chosen Exile by Allyson Hobbs – Is passing as another race ever a good option?
Top 10 Pratchett Heroines
I read 18 books. Thirteen were fiction and five were nonfiction. They were set in the U.S., England, Suriname, Botswana, Australia, Finland, and one on the moon.
I read 8 white female authors, 5 black females, 2 black male authors, 1 white male, 1 Indian female author, and 1 Native American male. Two of the books were originally written in other languages – Finnish and Dutch.
Around the Internet
I won something! Thanks Alysia!
New to Me Book Bloggers I’m Following on Bloglovin’
– It Starts at Midnight – Looking for discussion posts?Â She has a linkup here. and Outlandish Lit
New on Twitter
Reading This Week
The Annotated Sandman, Vol. 1 by Neil Gaiman
Every time anyone talks about Neil Gaiman they always work in how wonderful Sandman is. I’ve never read it. I’ve decided to fix this apparently huge gap in my understanding.
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson
An Ethiopian orphan is adopted by a Swedish family and becomes a top European chef.
Blood Colony by Tananarive Due
This is the third book in the series with My Soul to Keep and The Living Blood (review publishing this week).Â Can the blood of immortals be used as a medication without endangering them?
You’re certainly reading a wide array of books! I’m glad you liked Lost & Found, it was one of my top two novels last year!!!
Lovely to win something via the blogosphere! I can’t decide if I want to read Lost and Found or not. Off to read your review! Happy reading 🙂
Yes, Chef looks interesting! Cool that you won something! I won something this past week, too, which never happens, lol. Going to check out your review for Lost & Found since it’s one of the books I’m reading now.
You do a great job being diverse in your genres and authors, I’m impressed. Congratulations on your win, its always fun to get something in the mail. I also think it’s great that you highlight blogs that are new to you.
Lots of nice books this week. And congratulations on your wins! I like how you broke down what you read. I need to check that out with mine. You’ve got me curious now:)
My Sunday Post – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/03/01/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-99-and-the-sunday-post/
I feel like a slacker by comparison. I spent most of February reading one book: Infinite Jest. I managed to squeeze in a couple of others but mostly I read David Foster Wallace and nothing else.
Our page count may be about the same!