Posts tagged reading
Posts tagged reading
Yep, still doing this.
Books tackled in April:
9. An Economist Gets Lunch, Tyler Cowen
Economist, George Washington University professor and D.C.-area food blogger Tyler Cowen writes about the economics of food production and dining out.
8. Tomatoland, Barry Estabrook
Food journalist Barry Estabrook investigates South Florida’s multi-billion dollar tomato industry, and reveals the human and environmental impacts behind the mass-produced and chemically saturated supermarket tomatoes.
7. Norwegian Wood, Huraku Murakami
Coming-of-age story about a college student in Tokyo who deals with loss, love and loneliness.
Decided to participate in the 100 Book Challenge, where the goal is to read 100 books or more by the end of 2012. It’s April, and I’m wondering if I’m allowed to count the books I read from January to March… I’m just going to go ahead and assume I am. If anyone has objections to that or book suggestions, feel free to reply or send a message. I love getting mail.
4. Ask Me Why I Hurt, Randy Christensen
Doctor’s memoir of the decade he spent treating Arizona’s homeless youth out of Winnebago.
3. Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
Coming of age story about twin brothers born of a secret relationship between an Indian nun and a British surgeon in Ethiopia.
2. Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
Epic story about a suburban couple dealing with dreams, temptations, love, and loyalty.
1. Cold New World, William Finnegan
Journalist’s account of four families in communities across America, and the challenges and decisions that American teenagers living in poverty face.
Yes, I do realize at the pace I’m going, I’m probably not going to make it.
I’ll have to read a little faster… either that, or pick some skinnier books.
Our friends at Random House Children’s Books have generously agreed to donate one brand-new book for each new follower we gain on Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter this week. Those books will go to thousands of schools and programs serving kids from low-income families across the country.
To learn more about First Book, please visit: www.firstbook.org
President Obama’s reading timeline from 2008 to 2010.
What began as a father-daughter pledge to read together for 100 days, ultimately transformed into a daily activity that lasted nearly 9 years – from her fourth grade year to her first day of college. The daughter says the reading streak was a source of stability for her and her father through difficult times.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there.
Tonight’s pre-bedtime activity.
Finally getting around to this.