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This week, I posted:
It was a slow reading week. I’ve been pretty busy with work and volunteering.
It was World Gratitude Day yesterday. Thanks to everyone who has supported my blog and my writing over the years. Thanks to everyone who has written books that made me love reading, and to everyone who has shared their recommendations with me. Thanks to everyone who is promoting literacy- even if it’s a simple act of picking up a book and setting an example!
-A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines [**] I was hesitant at first to read this because of the similarities with The Other Wes Moore (which I just read recently) but I was immediately hooked. Not particularly a tearjerker but moving nonetheless. I liked how it ended even though not everything was tied up nicely. There was still a sense of closure. [Everybody Reads Reading Challenge]
-In Our Mothers’ House by Patricia Polacco [**- My Pick of the Week]- A customer recommended this book and I was glad I took the time to read it. While it dealt with a controversial subject, the approach was interesting. It wasn’t preachy. It wasn’t made light of. It was just right.
-The Very Inappropriate Word by Jim Tobin, Illustrated by Dave Coverly [**]- I saw this book on someone’s IMWAYR post. This was a surprisingly enjoyable story with a good lesson.
-The Real Boy by Anne Ursu- I’ll have a review on Tuesday.
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I should continue reading The Ghost Map for my Reading Challenge.
Have a great reading week!