Checked Out: Week 8

saving-fish-from-drowningAnother frantic week of reading this week, courtesy of John Grisham and his emotionally charged Sycamore Row. I have to admit I had forgotten the very premise of its precursor, A Time to Kill, but it all came back in a hurry once I got going. The characters, the setting, and the interactions between characters and other characters, and between characters and setting, it all made me feel like I was coming home again. My review of the book is here.

Of course after finishing the book on Sunday I had to figure out what to read next. There’s always something to read next, and here’s what I have Checked Out:

  1. Champion, by Marie Lu
  2. Pro Blogger, by Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett
  3. Saving Fish From Drowning, by Amy Tan
  4. The Impossible Knife of Memory, by Laurie Halse Anderson

Keeping with my new tradition of trying to read through the sea of books that I own but haven’t yet read, my book of the week is Saving Fish From Drowning. I thoroughly enjoyed The Joy Luck Club and purchased this book when it was on deep discount ages ago to help get free shipping on an order from Amazon. However, it just sat here collecting dust. No longer. The dust jacket is off, and I’m starting it tonight.

My bedtime book is Champion, which is the third book in the Legend series from Marie Lu, and it is a series about prodigies fighting for survival in a backwards dystopian world where the United States is no longer united, and instead is split into the Colonies and the Republic. It’s actually a fast read, and I’m already on page 67. What I really like about the series is that each book has alternating chapters, told from the perspectives of the two protagonists. It’s an interesting way to write the books, with each character’s words in different, unique colors.

What are you reading this week?


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