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Thoughts While Reading

I feel like I’m slacking on the book reading and blogging front.  My total reads last year was about 50 less than 2017.  I guess maybe this is my new normal so I should stop feeling weird about it.

These two books survived the mass library return.

How Long 'til Black Future Month?How Long ’til Black Future Month? by N.K. Jemisin

 

 

 

 

and

Buttermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot CuisineButtermilk Graffiti: A Chef’s Journey to Discover America’s New Melting-Pot Cuisine by Edward Lee

 

I’m finding both fascinating. Short story collections take me FOREVER to read though. I do have several posts in mind just about this one book though.  It is definitely thought provoking.

I’ve actually made recipes out the food book. I never do that.

 


 

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts HistoryIn the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History by Mitch Landrieu

 

I started this one on Sunday. It is about the Mayor of New Orleans who took down several statues of Confederate men and the problems that caused. The story starts with the firebombing of the car of a person who bid on the removal job so I guess it was fair to say that it was controversial.

I first heard of this book on Barack Obama’s 2018 recommended reading list.

7 Comments

  • Mae

    Buttermilk Graffiti sounds great — I’ve added it to my list of future reads. Thanks for the suggestion!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  • Michelle

    I say it’s time to relax and go with the flow when it comes to your reading. As long as you are enjoying what you read, the quantity should not matter!

  • Kathryn

    Doesn’t matter how many books we read I think, but how much we either enjoyed them or found them really informative. All the best for the coming week.

  • Kathy Martin

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    Buttermilk Graffiti has such an intriguing title. I tend to avoid books of short stories since I prefer novels and even series so I can get to know the characters. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  • Monika @ Lovely Bookshelf

    My reading in 2018 was significantly less than in 2017, too. 🙁
    I hadn’t heard about In the Shadow of Statues, but I’m going to check that out. It sounds really good.

  • Susie | Novel Visits

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    Don’t feel bad about having a new normal in books. Life evolves and changes. Normals change right along with it. Have a great week!

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