Good morning. I usually write this post on Sunday, but this week I'm actually here with coffee in hand writing this morning...quickly, since I need to work. Did you know it's Banned Books Week? Are you reading anything in support of frequently challenged books? I'm reading The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. I wanted to read something but didn't think I'd have time. Then I saw this short book on my library's Banned Books Week display and decided to pick it up. I enjoy going back to classics every once in a while.
Last week was a pretty busy week. I read Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten. This thriller was definitely a page turner! I also put up a review of Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, which was as good as everyone said it was.
My Summer Reading Challenge came to an end, and I created my reading list for the Fall into Reading challenge hosted by Katrina at Callapidder Days.
Finally, I wrote about some children's books that are on the American Library Association's frequently challenged lists. You'll be surprised by some of them, I'm sure! My son and I read The Adventures of Captain Underpants over the past few days. We both thought it was very funny.
In addition to The Old Man and the Sea, I'm also reading Bobo's Daughter by Bonnie Barnett. Bobo is being inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame on Friday, so my plan is to get my review up by then.
I'm going to take a bit of a break and read over a manuscript for a friend of a friend. Then I'll be moving on to Little Bee by Chris Cleave, which is my book club's October selection. And after that is Back to the Homeplace by William Leverne Smith.
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.