Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books wants to know what we're reading. I'm only too happy to oblige!
It's been a busy week for me. I had to work on Saturday too - something I wasn't too happy about, but then who is. So my Sunday was mostly a catch up day for sleep, blogs and reading. But I had a great week of reading, with all three books (technically, two) likely to make my end of year Best of.. lists!
Books completed in the last week
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History by Art Spiegelman: Now I know why this graphic nonfiction WW2 biography is a Pulitzer Prize winner! What an amazing book! I'm so so glad that I finally read this one.
Maus II: A Survivor's Tale: And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman: Just as awesome as the first book!
Bringing Adam Home: The Abduction That Changed America by Les Standiford: I hope you have this book on your TBR, because this book is awesome! Really well-written, very suspenseful, and well-researched! If you loved Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or Dave Cullen's Columbine, then this is for you.
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Books on my nightstand
I have a busy week in books ahead. If only I had more reading time. I would really love to have a snowstorm hit us this week. (Doesn't help that spring is almost here.)
Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli: I just started this yesterday and was completely unprepared for Lisa Napoli's beautiful writing. I don't know what I expected, but I prayed that it isn't another Eat, Pray, Love kind of travelogue/memoir. So far, it is not.
Palestine by Joe Sacco: This is the last of the graphic nonfiction books that I have on my pile right now. I've heard plenty about this book. In fact, Palestine is actually a series of ten volumes collected together in a single book. I just started this one last night, and it's riveting so far!
The Beauty of Humanity Movement by Camilla Gibb: This book is set in Vietnam, and there's a passing mention of the war in the synopsis, but I'm glad it's not the same Nam war that all too often features in any book set in Vietnam. I'm anxious to read about Vietnam without any hint of the Nam war tarnishing it.
Slow Death by Rubber Duck by Rick Smith and Bruce Lourie: I've heard this book is scary - like how Food, Inc made us worried about the food we eat and An Inconvenient Truth made us fear for our climate. I'm really eager to find out.