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It’s Monday May 11, 2015. What Are You Reading?

Well after last Monday’s post and being slammed with many library book holds coming in at the same time, I decided to read When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams and I am madly in love with this little book (I had to show both covers). I started with the hardcover from the library and then had to have my own copy so the family did me a solid and picked up one just in time for Mother’s Day. I just don’t know how I am going to review this book that is now an all time favorite. It has gutted me over and over. Although I don’t know Williams or had any type of similar childhood experience, I feel as though she has taken emotions and thoughts out of me and put it down on paper. I am rereading it as I read it. *Sigh*

13166601[1]  When Women Were Birds: Fifty-four Variations on Voice  18803640[1]

I finished The Shore by Sara Taylor, which completely blew my mind right off. Discussion is needed. STAT! From the stack I also decided to keep H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, which I look forward to starting this week. Seems appropriate with birds and all.

What are you reading this week?


11 thoughts on “It’s Monday May 11, 2015. What Are You Reading?

  1. I love the cover of H is for Hawk…I hope I can make time to read it soon 🙂

    I look forward to your discussion on The Shore – your excitement has piqued my interest!

    • Do it! For such a small book I am taking my time to read it, which is odd for me. I usually read too fast. But thanks to you, I’ve found another book to add to my all-time faves. Don’t remember where you posted it but I know it was you! 🙂

  2. Wow, it’s avian week at the Daily Dosage! I’ve had Hawk on my stack and am dying to get to it and just haven’t been able to. I’ve also had Women on my wish list forever, now perhaps I’ll be moved to pick up a copy. I’ve heard great things, just not sure it’s for me. But if it’s that short, easy and not too much of a time commitment to find out, right?

    And I guess I now have to read The Shore since you and Shannon both find it conversation-worthy. Thanks for the TBR adds!

    I’m about to give up on A Little Life. Not because I’m not enjoying it, I am, and that’s the problem. I just don’t have time right now to dig into that monster. I’ve had it on the kindle for over a week and haven’t even hit 100 pages. Time to put it down until I can give it the time it deserves. So I AM reading Freedom’s Child, which is a ball-buster, and the latest John Connolly while doing a re-listen of The Power of the Dog in prep for The Cartel.

    Have a great week!

  3. Both brilliant books, what a great reading week for you, love this kind of nature writing that mixes life and learning and understanding with observations of nature, Rebecca Solnit’s The Faraway Nearby is another one you may enjoy if you liked these two.

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