Book Posts This Week
A Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop
I wrote a post for Alexa about A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Reading This Week
Committed: A Rabble-Rouser’s Memoir by Dan Mathews
“”Committed” is a bold, offbeat, globe-trotting memoir that shows how the most ridiculed punching bag in high school became an internationally renowned crusader for the most downtrodden individuals of all — animals. This irresistibly entertaining book recounts the random incidents and soul-searching that inspired a reluctant party boy to devote his life to a cause, without ever abandoning his sense of mischief and fun. “Everyone has a tense moment in their career that makes them wonder, how the hell did I get into this mess?” writes Mathews. “For me, it was when I was dressed as a carrot to promote vegetarianism outside an elementary school in Des Moines, and a pack of obese pig farmers showed up and peeled off slices of bologna for kids to throw at me.”
Listening To This Week
A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity by Nicholas D. Kristof
“An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroadâ€”a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be.
In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and instituÂtions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambiÂtious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tapÂestry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the sameâ€”whether with a donation of $5 or $5 milÂlion, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses.”
You’ve got two inspirational books this week. Committed looks like something I might enjoy.
HERE’S MY SUNDAY
Some of your books are new to me. That’s what’s so fun about this meme. I want to read A Murder of Crows. Love Annie’s books!
My Sunday Post – http://fuonlyknew.com/2015/04/26/whats-new-on-my-bookshelf-106-and-the-sunday-post/