Thoughts While Reading

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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

 

 

 

 

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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.