Well, that month passed quickly, didn’t it? (At least it did for me in my world.) It’s Spring here, although to us in West Texas, Spring tends to mean high winds along with a high chance of being very dusty, and so the weather is sticking to that atmospheric format for today. That’s ok. The very next day after these high winds and dust is usually crystal clear and looks fantastic, so I’ll take it.
Reading: After a rather dismal January where I couldn’t find my reading mojo, February marked the month where the mojo returned (much to my relief), and so now I’m happily picking and choosing titles again.
February is also Black History Month here in the U.S., and for the past few years, I’ve really concentrated on reading materials from people of African descent here in the States. This year, however, has meant that my poor eye (and some poor planning on my part) has led to a rather weak effort. However, at the same time, it has strengthened my resolve to continue to read more POC authors throughout the rest of the year, so it’s not all bad.
I’m a bit behind in my reviews though, so I expect we’ll have a round-up post soon.
To the stats:
I read the following titles (with links to blog posts about said book where there is one):
- Textbook Amy Krause Rosenthal – Amy Krause Rosenthal (2016)
- Tess of the D’urbervilles – Thomas Hardy (1891)
- Great Speeches by African-Americans – James Daley (ed.)
- A Long Way Home – Saroo Brierley (2015) (post to come)
- Sula – Toni Morrison (1973) (post to come)
- Trifles – Susan Gaspell (1916) (post to come)
- DK Eyewitness Book: Cowboy – David Murdock (1993) (post to come)
Total number of books read in January: 7
Total number of pages read: 1,683 pages (av. 210).
Fiction/Non-Fiction: 2 fiction / 4 non-fiction; 1 play.
Diversity: 3 POC (2 from African continent: Nigeria and Ghana; 1 from India). 3 books by women + 1 mixed anthology of speeches by both women and men.
Library books vs. books I owned (and thus removed from the home abode): 4 library books, 2 owned books and 2 e-books.