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:
You 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!