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I finished "Lab Girl" memoir by Hope Jarhen https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15913822
during the BC 24 hr 2020 Readathon.

I am currently reading Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15913824

I'm also reading Twinkie, Deconstructed on and off during commercials while watching Jeopardy on TV. https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14468324

 

Just finished volume 2 of short stories by a local author Neil James. I have read volume 1 and they are very good. Nothing too complicated and some are funny. Makes for light hearted reading. I’m reading books recommended by friends that I’ve had sitting around for a while.. the Salt Path by Raynor Winn nonfiction which I found so interesting and full of hope yet my husband found it depressing.. we all react differently I guess. Also Kate Mortimer’s “ The Forgotten Garden” and now Ive just started reading Jane Carols “Accidental Feminist”. Full of humour and so relatable to a baby boomer.

 

I just finished Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15913824 which I had started during the 24hr Readathon. I am looking at my TBR pile for another book to start.

 

I just started Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15927628

I'm still reading Twinkie, Deconstructed, https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14468324 on and off during commercials while watching Jeopardy on TV.

I'm still reading the hard copy of the Washington Post daily and I recently subscribed to the NYTimes digital paper.

 

Twinkie, Deconstructed


I liked that one! My comments here ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11948134/ )

 

Twinkie, Deconstructed


I liked that one! My comments here ( https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/11948134/ )

I'm enjoying Twinkie Deconstructed. I'm finding it a fascinating read. Enjoyed reading your journal comment re: the book.

 

I can read one non-fiction book and one novel at the same time, but not two fiction books at the same time. Right now, I am reading Ray Davies' (The Kinks) "Americana" all about the English rocker's love/hate affair with the USA (from the 1960's - to now) and Anita Shreve's "The Weight of Water". I love Anita Shreve - everything I've read of hers up to now, has been hard to put down - but I am finding this book jumps around too much. There is no delineation between the past (1800's) and the present narrative. You are reading along in the 1800's, and in the next paragraph you are in the 20th century...back and forth, back and forth. Somewhat jarring.

 

Audiobook: Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok.
Print book: Nine Tailors by Dorothy Sayers.

 

Finished Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15927628

Started a classic which I've been meaning to read for years, Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15930573

 

It's been over 5 months and we are still socially distancing in many places in the world.
I’m still trying to reduce my TBR piles. This is the list of books I have finished and/or have started since my last post.

I have finished reading.
1. ’Uncle Tom’s Cabin' by Harriet Beecher Stowe https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15930573
2. ’Where the Crawdad’s Sing’ by Delia Owens https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15620075
3. ’The Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Last Dinosaur” by Carl Sefina https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/15979219
4. ‘Twinkie, Deconstructed’ by Steve Ettlinger https://www.bookcrossing.com/---/14468324

I have just started reading ’Bitter Lemons’ by Lawrence Durrell

I’m also re-reading ‘Letters from the Earth’ by Mark Twain.

I’m still reading the hard copy of the Washington Post daily and the NYTimes digitally.

 

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