Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Book Talk Tuesday: What Books Are Talking to You?

Book Talk Tuesday is designed to showcase your reading pick(s) of the week. If you are anything like me, sometimes you need to fully digest those weekend reads before moving on to another book. So, feel free to share that finished book that hasn't quite let you go. Most books highlighted for BTT will be reviewed. If I review a highlighted book, it will be posted no later than Sunday of each week.  

Pick of the Week

Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington - Washington's autobiography fills two book gaps that I'm seeking to close: nonfiction and the slave narratives.  
What books are talking to you this week? Let's get reading, talking, and discussing!

*Though I decided not to write a review, here's a few photos of my annotated copy. 
Several underlined sentences and marked passages grace the pages.

Three more post-it notes are at the top of the pages.


  1. I'm all over the place with my reading exploits right now. I'm on hold with Dante's Inferno- John Ciardi translation and Japanese Death Poems: written by Zen Monks and Haiku Poets on the verge of death by Yoel Hoffmann and brushing up on my BBQ with a book called Marinades, Rubs, Brines, Cures, and Glazes by Jim Taratino.

    1. I started Dante's Inferno (John Ciardi translation) earlier this year and never made it any farther than the introduction. I'm eventually going to read it, but I had to put it back on the shelf for now.

  2. That's funny you picked the same one since it's so many versions out them. Can't wait to see your review on Booker T, just familiar with the particulars on him. Frederick Douglass is my guy of the 1800s.


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