April 26, 2019

Friday Reads 4/26/18

It is coming on to that time of year when there is just no down time. For example, tonight we are going to a movie courtesy of the library. Tomorrow, I am going to the bookstore to see one of my favorite bloggers/podcasters speak. Sunday, my bell choir rings in church and then there is dance practice. Then, the madness starts all over again on Monday. If you can't tell, I'm feeling very run down. Allergies aren't helping the situation. Whine!

I am determined to get some down time this weekend in between events. When that happens, I will be reading.

Cave in the Clouds

A Cave In the Clouds: A Young Woman's Escape From Isis by Badeeah Hassan Ahmed and Susan Elizabeth McClelland - I am halfway through this book. It's not very long, and thank God because it is brutal. This girl is a member of the Ezidi people in Iraq. I'd never heard of this culture before. She was captured by Isis and sold to an American man who had risen to commander in ISIS.

Writing My Wrongs

Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor - When the author was 19, he shot and killed a man. He was a drug dealer in Detroit who has protecting his anger with a hard exterior. During his prison time, he turned around from blaming anyone and everyone, to working through what led him down that path. This will fulfill a Read Harder Challenge to read a book written in prison.


Geekerella by Ashley Poston - And now for something completely different! This is a cute little YA retelling of Cinderella set in the world of cosplay and fandoms. This shouldn't take very long, I hope. I need to get back to my award reading.

What will you be reading this weekend?