The turning pages of the calendar indicates Fall is in the air and Oktober just days away.
And so, the turning Wheel of Time has brought ’round not one but two events:
That’s right: Teaser Tuesday and Banned Books Week!
Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by A Daily Rhythm. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*
*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.
I put quite a dent in my TBR, enough that I’m actually 2 books ahead of schedule. I wonder how long that will last?
Anyhow, with this being Banned Books Week and with this year’s focus on YA Literature, I searched through my summer stack of acquisitions and found The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison. Coincidentally – or not – The Bluest Eye is also on the list of Most Challenged Books of 2014 – remember, 2015 isn’t yet over.
The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 86:
The cat will always know he is first in her affections. Even after she bears a child.
The Man Who Touched His Own Heart: True Tales of Science, Surgery, and Mystery earned only two stars. Read my review here.
My library actually ordered a new book! Kunal Nayyar’s Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You is a fun evening read. I read it mainly because I like the character Nayyar plays on TVs The Big Bang Theory (he plays Raj) and didn’t know much about the actor. 4 stars for sheer fun.
I won an advance copy of Doodlers Anonymous Epic Coloring Book: An Extraordinary Mashup of Doodles and Drawings Begging to be Filled in with Color. It’s a great adult coloring book; I’d highly recommend it when available at your local shop. One major caveat: the publishers have crammed twice the usual number of pictures in the book by printing images on both sides of the page. This may be a turn off for some colorists. 4 stars.
Continuing my streak, I gave Dr. Mütter’s Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine three stars for failing to live up to the promises found in the title. Read my full review here.
Who knows what next week will bring??
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I read The Bluest Eye when I was 17 and it quite did my head in!
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I’m not familiar with that expression; is it a good thing or a bad thing?
Sort of blew-my-mind-ish…in a very disturbing way.
I joined the adult book club at my local library (perhaps book club for adults is better lol) and the last book I was able to finish completely was a book called “The Hangman’s Daughter” and it was a fabulous murder mystery set in 1659 in Bavaria. Apparently, the author has a real family connection to the hangman in the book, which makes things a bit interesting. I guess it’s a series of three and I’m thinking about reading the other two books. Currently, I’m reading “To Kill A Mockingbird” (haven’t ever read it before) and that’s a way of preparing for other books I (hope) will be reading.
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