The Sunday Salon #66: This Child Will be Great, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Even though I am very slow with completing books, 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.
During my commute and a little bit today, I have been enjoying This Child Will be Great:Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President written by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. My fellowship work is so intense and discouraging that I needed an inspirational tale. I am awed by Ms. Sirleaf's determination and courage. The book is pretty dense, so I am not able to read quickly. In addition to her own personal story, I am learning a lot about Liberia.
Since my last post, I have been catching up on reviews. I posted a review of A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini which you can find here and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender which you can find here.
Some of the challenges for which I signed up are wrapping up this month and the rest will be finished in December. I am giving myself an extension on finishing up as my reading time has been limited by my decreased energy and free time. I have been thinking about 2011 and wondering what my reading habits will be like; I know that many people make resolutions about either not accepting review copies or participating in tours. Other folks decide not to participate in reading challenges. For me, I have enjoyed being surprised with the ways in which my reading will evolve in the coming year. I just have a small ASPIRATIONAL goal of reading one more book than I did the year before. I am on track to meet the goal for 2010 if I can just finish and review one more book before December 31, 2010.