Kimberly at Caffeinated Book Reviewer hosts the weekly Sunday Post link-up, and Deb at ReaderBuzz is expanding Sunday Salon from a FB group to a link-up as well.
What I Read
I finally went back and read the middle sections of Ghost Boys. I'd been reading aloud in five classes, then when I got so sick last month subs ended up reading chunks of the books. Ghost Boys is the only one I'd never read before, so I wanted to fill in the missing parts. It's a little bit of an Issues Book, but it was still really well done, and dug into unconscious bias in a really accessible way. (My students, both white and Latinx, are all convinced that Officer Moore should have been tried for murder, but when asked if something like that could happen in our town, guess which population said yes and which said no?)
I also read Tess of the Road. I LOVE IT. That is all. I'm working on a review, which is something I only do when I book really gets me fired up.
What I'm Reading/What's Next
I started Seraphina, which Tess was a companion novel to. I'm reading out of order, but I think it will be fine. The reveal I already know from Tess is on the book jacket of Seraphina too. I also started Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith/J. K. Rowling. I adored Cuckoo's Calling, and when I was grabbing library books found this one but not the second. I was hoping that it would be the kind of mystery series you could skip around in a little bit, and I definitely am not feeling like I've missed anything key. My daughter and I listened to 7/8 of Two Can Keep a Secret during spring break and haven't been able to listen to the last CD because the only CD player we own is in the car, and I usually drive the truck, or her dad takes her places, and it just hasn't happened. I really just want to sit in a bookstore and read the last few chapters, but I also want us to finish it together.
- I am teaching an introduction to Bullet Journaling for imperfectionists class this week. I'm super excited about it. I'm also excited that I just coined the word "imperfectionists." Our motto: Half Assed is Better Than No Ass At All.
- My daughter turns 13 this week. Pray for me. We can butt heads about anything these days, but I still absolutely adore her, which is confusing enough for me--I can only imagine what she makes of it.
- We dropped her and a buddy off at the skating rink Friday night then went out for cards and coffee. It was lovely.