WWW is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking On a World of Words. You can join in by commenting on Sam’s post, and answering three questions.
Flora & Ulysses by Kate DiCamillo
Holy Bagumba, this book is fantastic! Kate DiCamillo is one of the many authors who will be at this weekend’s Festival of Books and Authors, hosted by the non-profit Bookmarks organization in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this weekend. We are going to the festival, and the whole family is so excited to meet her! We hadn’t read Flora & Ulysses yet, so I picked it up on Amazon last week to read ahead of the festival. We will definitely be stopping by the Booksigning tent to get her books signed! We will likely also purchase a copy of her newest release, Raymie Nightingale, at the festival.
I am about 2/3 of the way through, and it is definitely jumping up to the top of my list of favorite Kate DiCamillo books.
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander. Still plugging away at The New Jim Crow, but I hope to finish it up in the next day or so.
Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier – I enjoyed it, but didn’t love it. I probably won’t review this one, but would give it 3.5/5 stars. Might be the case of a book not living up to the high expectations I had set for it.
Well, last week’s What am I reading next thoughts turned out to be completely inaccurate, lol. Here’s this week’s guess.
Roots: The Saga of An American Family by Alex Haley – I participate in the TBR Challenge over on Librarything, and this is one of the books on my list (Rebecca was on the list as well). I have only read 12 of the 24 books on my challenge list; I really need to get back to it!
Sailor Moon, Vol. 1 by Naoko Takeuchi – Back on my list again this week. I like to balance intense books (i.e. Roots) with purely fun reads.
Ooh, Rebecca! I have it for reread, and it’s been a while since I bought it, along with a few others, hoping to read them again.
Roots is one I haven’t read, but I loved the mini-series, so I want to read it. Thanks for sharing…and I love your blog header!
Here’s MY WWW WEDNESDAY POST
I was planning on watching the mini-series after reading the book. Have you watched the older mini-series, or the new one?
Love your list! I wasn’t familiar with Kate DiCamillo, but her books sound really interesting! I think I’m gonna be adding some more books to my tbr now 🙂
Here’s my own WWW post if you want to check it out:
Thanks for visiting!
Enjoy Roots. It’s one of those classic stories I always feel like I should read but never get around to. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!
Thanks! I have been the same with Roots, which is why I added it to a TBR challenge!
I’ve been interested in checking out the Sailor Moon magna, I’ve been wanting to read more magna since I’ve been getting into Death Note and as I loved Sailor Moon growing up, I’m interested in seeing what the magna’s like 🙂