Breakfast & Books

Posted June 2, 2011 by Heather in Breakfast & Books / 3 Comments

Breakfast & Books

Well folks, this is the last Breakfast & Books post until the new school year starts at the end of August.  Instead of Eric and I going on a breakfast & books date every week, our day out will be a library date for the whole family.  We’re all looking forward to that, but I’m sure going to miss our breakfast dates.

This week, I went to Barnes & Noble for three specific books.  One of the books is one I already owned the hardcover edition of (The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls), but it seems to be missing.  I don’t remember loaning it to anyone, but it’s definitely not in my house.  Because it’s a book I love, and because our son has to read it this summer for next year’s Advanced English class, I just decided to replace it.  I’m just ticked that my original copy was hardcover and I had to replace it with a paperback.  Oh well.

These are the two other books I purchased:

Full Frontal Feminism & The Book ThiefYou can’t go wrong with feminism and book thievery!

Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters by Jessica Valenti:  Jessica Valenti is the founder of Feministing.com and this book is exactly what its subtitle claims.  I read about this book somewhere last year, meant to look into it and then forgot all about it.  It came up again in a fantastic video that was brought to my attention last week on Twitter (Beyonce- Run the World [LIES] by @NineteenPercent) and I decided to buy it before I forgot about it again.  It sounds very interesting and it will be a good book for my daughter to read in a few years.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak:  This is the next book we’re reading for #TuesBookTalk.  It’s about a foster girl living outside of Munich (in Nazi Germany) during WWII who steals books whenever–and from wherever–she finds them.  That description sounds so lame to me now that I’ve typed it out, but I honestly don’t know much more about it.  I just know that I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately and I’m glad we’re reading it for our book chat.  (Which is open to anyone, by the way.  Check out the TuesBookTalk Goodreads group for more information.)

I’m looking forward to reading both of these soon.

On a different note, I will be starting a new bi-weekly post on Between the Covers next Friday that will actually involve the participation of other avid readers.  Be on the lookout for more information tomorrow, and until then, happy reading!

H.L.

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  • The Book Thief is amazing. Enjoy!

  • How fun to go on whole family outings to the library! We can’t do that since my husband doesn’t read books. Shocking, I know! I will take the boys though. We are doing the summer reading program through our library this year. Reece, my youngest will probably be easier with this, as he is the reader out of the two. Gabe I will probably have to light a fire under. He likes to read, but he has ADHD so the attention thing is a problem.

    The Glass Castle sounds like a good one. I’ve added it to my wishlist on GR. Full Frontal looks good, but I was just looking at my non-fiction shelves last night and thinking how in the h*** am I ever going to get to all these books? And then there were a few that I was like, “why do I have that book?” 😀 On the feminist front though, I have always been viewed by many as a feminist. My husband used to call me women’s lib righteous in our earlier days together. Too funny!

    I keep getting comments (like the one above) about how awesome The Book Thief is. Can’t wait to read it. Just hope it lives up to all the kudos, right?

    I can’t wait to find out about your new bi-weekly post! I’m truly intrigued.

    Have a great weekend, Heather. I’ll talk to you Tuesday. 🙂

    • Eric doesn’t always check books out from the library, only because he doesn’t have much time to read. He enjoys taking us and spending that time with us, though. Our son is the one that we kind of have to keep pushing to read for pleasure. Ashley consumes books faster than I do! Hahaha!

      I’m really looking forward to reading The Book Thief… I might actually have Ash read along with us, too. It sounds like a book she’d really like.