it’s monday! what are you reading?

It’s Monday, what are you reading?—a weekly blog meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey.

Well, I’m in a little bit of a funny place today. Yesterday I finished reading Burial Rites by Hannah Kent, which was lovely and I have a post planned for later this week. But, I feel I have to be a little selective right now since I’m going on vacation starting Saturday, so I don’t want to start something too long that I won’t finish before then, and also…

I really want to get back to my book group at the Kansas City Public Library, Stranger Than Fiction, which reads all non-fiction books. The last few I’ve had conflicts with the discussion dates, but this one I don’t want to miss—we’re doing Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire. I have been a Pollan fan for a long time now and been meaning to get to this one forever, so I have no excuse. I put in a request at my library at work for a copy (since I missed last month’s discussion, I missed out on those copies) and hopefully it’ll arrive today or tomorrow and I can get started. If I don’t finish before my trip, I could either bring it along, or I will have a few days between returning and the discussion to finish up.

In the meantime, I think I’ll just read another chapter of Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. I bought this last summer and have been reading a chapter at a time on occasion. It’s great but dense and I find myself only able to focus on a chapter or two at a time. I like having it for these “in between” times, and if you’re a follower you know I like to learn about American history!

What are you reading this week?

2 thoughts on “it’s monday! what are you reading?

    • Wow, Hugo! That’s awesome. I’m still intimidated by books like that, classics and books over 400 pages (although I’ve read a couple 600+’ers this year and felt okay about it!). I’ve heard good things about The Invention of Wings! I look forward to reading your thoughts 🙂

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