What Are You Reading Wednesday

I just finished two audiobooks when I was on my trip. I started a new one that is a short one, so I should finish it this week. Dad Is Fat by Jim Gaffigan.

I have to juggle around paper books and library books to figure out what I am going to read next. I have bookclub books due, so I need to figure out which one to start. I’m leaning toward Picnic at Hanging Rock, which I think is the next one. I’ll have to check the schedule.

I have several going on Kindle, as usual. Nothing noteworthy quite yet, though.

Happy Anniversary!

I got a notification that yesterday was my anniversary with WordPress. I had started the blog on another site, but moved to this one after a few months.

Many posts and many books later, we are still here, and still having adventures.

I hope to get to the gym more, and travel some more. Many more books are going to be read. Hopefully many more adventures will be had, too.

Maybe more guest bloggers, but I sure hope that there will be more guest blog posts.

Here’s to a new year!

Furious Hours, by Casey Cep

This was on the List of Lists from summer 2019.

Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee
 by Casey Cep

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn’t think I was going to enjoy this book as much as I did. I hadn’t read much about Harper Lee before, and the book shed some light onto who she was. The trial she was researching was very interesting, too.

The book flowed well, and the author didn’t try to bounce back and forth between time periods and characters, so it made it easier to follow. It was well-written, and I would definitely recommend it to those who like non-fiction

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Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee

Why It’s Important to Read Uncomfortable Books

Uncomfortable books

The above linked article talks about how important it is for kids to read books that make them uncomfortable, since history was messy, and they need to know about history. They shouldn’t be sheltered. The books below were mentioned in the article. I’ve only read one of the books, but it was wonderful and I don’t regret reading it at all. The others are in my TBR pile. Classics.

The Grapes of Wrath

 Uncle Tom’s Cabin 

 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

To Kill a Mockingbird