The Sunday Salon #49: People of the Book and Their Eyes Were Watching God
Sunday, November 22, 2009 at 1:18PM

The Sunday

I am very slow with completing books as I adjusted to married life in the New England area. I thought it would be fun to track my reading progress each week. The Sunday Salon is  an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience. To learn more or to join, click on the picture above.

Purse Book

Since I carry a book in my purse and do a lot a of reading during my commute, I decided to add a section about what I read during the week.  I started reading People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks.  I need to finish the book in time for the library book club meeting on December 2nd.  In the mornings, I have to struggle a little bit to wake up and some novels do not keep my attention.   With People of the Book, I had not trouble diving in; the only challenge I have with reading the book so far is that I need to read some paragraphs over again to make sure that I am getting all the details.  Every sentence is packed with information and I want to read slowly to make sure I get everything.

Nightstand Book

I started reading Their Eyes were Watching Godby Zora Neal Hurston last weekend and have been trying to read a few pages before bed every night andin the mornings.  I am only about 10 pages in, but I am already drawn to the characters.  I read the forward in my edition before starting the novel, so I feel like I have a pretty good background on the importance of this novel to feminist literature.

Other Book Related Happenings

I finally started to catch up on my reviews! This week, I wrote two reviews. One for a book I absolutely HATED Blindsight by Robin Cook and one for a book I wanted to like more: Julie and Julia by Julie Powell. In the coming week, I hope to do some more reviews of books that I read and to give a bit of a challenge update. Basically, I am very behind and may not complete all the challenges which were of interest to me.

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