It’s Monday! What Are You Reading This Week? is a weekly event to list the books finished last week, the books currently being read, and the books to be finish this week. It was created by J.Kaye’s Book Blog, but is now being hosted by Sheila from One Person’s Journey Through a World of Books!
Do you know what it feels like to finish a book and be equal parts ecstatic that you read such a great book and sad that you will never read it for the very first time again? That is how I feel this week. I flew through the final 4 books of the Bone series by Jeff Smith and I am forlorn. I am lost. I miss Fone Bone, Phoney Bone, Smiley Bone and especially Bartleby. But more on them later.
I am almost over 100 pages into Karen Abbott’s new book about Gypsy Rose Lee, AMERICAN ROSE. Y’all, this book is utterly fascinating. I’m learning so much about Vaudeville, the early days of the entertainment industry, and about the enigmatic Gypsy Rose Lee. It’s a fantastic book.
I’m also almost halfway through THE GOOD EARTH by Pearl S. Buck and seriously y’all, this book pulls at the ole heartstrings! I go from optimistic for the main characters future to utter despair then exultation to despair again. And folks, it is SO GOOD. The writing, it is amazing! Witness this quote:
There was only this perfect sympathy of movement, of turning this earth of theirs over and over to the sun, this earth which formed their home and fed their bodies and made their gods…Some time, in some age, bodies of men and women had been buried there, houses had stood there, had fallen, and gone back into the earth. So would also their house, some time, return into the earth, their bodies also. Each had his turn at this earth. They worked on, moving together-together-producing the fruit of this earth.
You know the gardener in me was just all HELL YEAH! Love this book.
I’m itching to start another book, but don’t know what just yet. Maybe another graphic novel? I’m ripping right through them…or maybe a reread. Or something new. You know i have no idea. What are you reading that’s good?