Happy Valentines Day to everyone who celebrates it! I hope cozy candlelit plans form some part of your day!
It doesn't look much like February is going to be a good reading month. Last week, I could barely look at a book or my blog, much less do anything else. My family is visiting, and most of the week was spent getting everyone settled. I'm hoping it gets better now, I seriously can't sit by if I have to read only as little as I did last week.
Books completed in the last week
Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobsen: I was really moved by this book. I loved Anne Frank's diary and was teary-eyed when I finished reading it. This graphic nonfiction book had the same effect on me. This book is not an exact duplication of the original diary but includes snippets based on interviews with many others who knew Anne, including her father.
Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty by G. Neri: This was a really fast read, but just as powerful in its message.
News from over my blog
Leif Reads! This month, Ash and I are reading and discussing Eaarth by Bill McKibben. This week, I wrote about two astonishing issues that Eaarth focuses on - disappearing islands and the melting Arctic.
Books on my nightstand
I still have the same pile on my nightstand as last week. I read and finished a couple of other books instead, but not because my nightstand looked boring, more because of my busy week and also since I needed some shorter or faster reads due to my limited reading time.
Little Princes by Conor Grennan: I was hoping to finish this book last week, but didn't quite get to it. That said, it's still as compelling a read as it was when I talked about it last week. I just hope to make through it this week, even with the huge IN pile at work.
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown: I finally started two days back and have to agree with all the hype circling around this book. This book is fascinating! The Bard's aura surrounding this book is literally having me in schoolgirl enthusiasm. I'm no Shakespeare major or expert, but I loved reading all his classics in middle and high school.