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This was a great reading week! I read all kinds of books and finished a couple that were taking longer than necessary. Good thing for snow days!
I got some new followers on Facebook! Happy times!
I also shared the following video there- a surprisingly touching video about the magic of reading!
This week, I posted:
Read my review here.
My Beloved World offers snapshots of Sonia Sotomayor’s life from childhood to her becoming a federal judge. Hers is a story populated by people who shaped who she was, especially by the strong women in her life- her mother and grandmother. She is candid and honest which makes for a refreshing read. She stresses the importance of education and willingness to ask for help. She acknowledges that her go-getter attitude is not something everyone’s born with but can be implemented in their own lives. She also mentions luck playing a role but she was definitely prepared for when opportunities presented themselves to her!
Another theme is cultural identity. “I needed a history in which I could anchor my own sense of self.” I admire her being proud of her heritage but not letting it define herself, not letting one thing be the label she’s stuck with since not one of us is just one thing one hundred percent of the time. She helped those like her but made sure to include everyone. And, the fact that she and her peers were basically paving the way for future generations to be able to have the same opportunities in life, it was interesting to see one way of how their experiences are passed on.
“We are all limited, highly imperfect beings, worthy in some dimensions, deficient in others, and if we would understand how any of our connections survive, we would do well to look first to what is good in each of us.”
*= It was OK
**= Liked it
****= Highly Recommended
I should start on another Agatha Christie novel and more nonfiction picture books. Hopefully I’ll finish E.B. White’s Stuart Little, which is delightful so far, and Evan Roskos’ Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets, which I’m also enjoying!
Have a great reading week!