Monday, January 17, 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Good morning. I hope you've had a good week and a relaxing weekend! And I hope you're one of the lucky ones to have this Martin Luther King Jr. Day off. Unfortunately, I'll be working all day.

I got a lot of reading done last week. I read my first ebook on my Nook: When Pigs Fly by Bob Sanchez. This was a very funny story of an ex-cop who is going to spread his friend's ashes over the Grand Canyon, and a group of misfit criminals who are trying to get the lottery ticket that is hidden in the urn. I still need to write my review, but should have it up soon.

I also read Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino, Ronald Cotton and Erin Torneo. This was a memoir about a woman who picks her rapist out of a line-up, only to find 11 years later that it was the wrong man. Very interesting. I look forward to discussing it with my book club this week, and I'll put up a review of this one soon too.

I reviewed Blue by Lou Aronica, which I had finished the week before. This was a wonderful story of relationships and the power of imagination. I really enjoyed it.

And finally, I shared some more books I've been reading with my kids, including a book about Martin Luther King Jr.

Currently Reading
I'm currently reading Repairing Rainbows by Lynda Fishman, a memoir of her life after her mother and sisters died in a plane crash when she was 13 years old.

Up Next
I'm not sure what I'm going to move on to after that. I have several books on my Nook now, and several books on my bookshelf. I guess it depends on what I'm in the mood for later this week!

What are you reading this week? This meme is being hosted by Sheila at Book Journey, so hop over there if you'd like to see what others are reading too.


  1. I am curious is Picking Cotton based on true facts-eyewitness ID are often times wrong. Barry Scheck has done great advances in this area with his Project Innocence. I have a book sitting on my shelf called False Justice that is written by a Former AG.

  2. Yes, it is a true story, and the authors actually speak regularly at events related to eyewitness mis-identification. It includes a lot of interesting information about the topic.

  3. Sounds like you're doing some heavy reading! I'm reading an inspiring story called The Long Run but am following it up with something a little more light and fluffy. :) Have a great week!

  4. I have Blue...sounds like I need to get reading it! And wow - picking Cotton sounds so good!

  5. I mostly Cybils short list books this week and some short stories. Come see the full list.

  6. Wow, sounds like you've read some really good books lately. Picking Cotton sounds especially intriguing.

    Don't you love when it's time to pick your next book to read and there are so many good choices?



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