Remember last week? When I hadn’t been reading, for what felt like forever? And I scrapped everything I had going and started over?
Last week I shared three books I was considering. I read Elliot Allagash by Simon Rich in three days. THREE! Along the way, I picked up Drinking in America which is just completely fascinating – I was so surprised to learn that the “Mohawks” at the Boston Tea Party were drunk as skunks! I had this picture in my mind that did not match with that, more like men soberly posing in Indian clothes, doing their duty for God and man, and dumping King George’s evil tea in the harbor. Nope. They were drunk. Thanks school teachers. *sigh*
I started The Eagle Tree as soon as I finished Elliott Allagash and am so glad I did. I don’t know any autistic children, but I can’t help but think this gives a great picture of how they think. At least, from what I’ve read about how they think. Makes me want to do more reading on it to understand.
Sun, Moon, Earth came in at the library and I read a good chunk of it as soon as I sat down with it. That evil Columbus once used a total solar eclipse to trick Jamaican natives into not killing him! AND he blackmailed them into giving his men and himself food the Jamaicans couldn’t spare! Jerk!
And I started The Mothers on a whim and a promise to a Twitter friend that I would give it a go. She was so right; it’s lovely and important and fantastic. The audio is so fantastic. The narrator is a dream. I can’t wait to listen to more of it tomorrow.
I am so glad I have four fantastic books going. In fact, I’m off to do some reading now!
What are your plans for the reading week? Reading anything good this week?