Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books wants to know what we're reading. I'm only too happy to oblige!
This post is taking me a while to put up. I just finished watching Hotel Rwanda, and am still pretty dazed, shocked and angry. I'm also thinking about Egypt and wondering why freeedom is such a hard thing to have. So while I try to set these thoughts aside, let me think about the books I read this week.
Books completed in the last week
The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown: What a beautiful writing! You always need that in character-driven novels, and this book certainly had it!
Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada: A well-done graphic novel set in Harlem and with a really good insight into the almost-lawless streets where Canada grew up in.
Stitches by David Small: This was such a fast read, I was amazed. It was certainly moving too - adopting the idea that pictures can say so much more than words.
News from over my blog
Books on my nightstand
I did some compulsion-free reading last week, but this week is going to be governed again by review and tour deadlines. I need to do this more often. Since I haven't yet checked what review dates are coming up, these are the books on my radar right now.
Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld: This book is just as interesting as it's prequel, Leviathan. The next book, Goliath, is coming out on Sept 13th, so I'm really looking forward to it - it's the last book of this trilogy. Of course, I won't be surprised if a fourth book is also released, since we all know that only Scott Westerfeld can get away with four books in a trilogy!
Shadow Tag by Louise Erdrich: I've been hearing a lot about this book - both good and bad. But my interest is piqued! I haven't read any of Louise Erdrich's earlier works, this one sounds intense as it is, so I can't wait to find out.