The Sunday Salon #21: Persepolis
Sunday, August 24, 2008 at 1:01PM

The Sunday

I am very slow with completing books this semester SUMMER , so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience.

This morning, I continued reading Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi which I started when I returned to Seattle on Thursday night. I was having trouble sleeping and decided to start this novel which is the selection for the Inside Cover.  It is my first graphic novel and I really like the format.  The story is told from the perspective of a young girl who is learning the purpose of the revolution in Iran.  I am not a graphic novel expert, but I am enjoying the style of drawings and the ease with which I am reading.  The author captures people's facial expressions and the non-verbals add an additional tool to the story telling.

In addition to reading Persepolis for an online book club discussion, I am also reading the book for the Orbis Teeravm Challenge

This week, I also finished reading White Oleander by Janet Finch. I had talked about it on last week's Sunday Salon. I will write a full review shortly.

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