September 28, 2008
I am so behind this morning! This has so far been a hectic weekend for me. Yesterday Triple Creek Ranch held its annual fundraiser and I was tasked with being the MC for our class demonstrations. It was actually quite a bit of fun (despite the extra work) and the kids who participated in the demonstrations had a wonderful time…and Triple Creek raised some money to continue its programs.
This morning I caught up on emails and posts and now I’m ready to talk books.
I finished reading A Garden of Earthly Delights, by Joyce Carol Oates (read my review) and although it was not an uplifting book, it was incredibly well written. For those of you who are Oates fans, you will probably enjoy this early novel.
I also finally completed reading The View From Castle Rock, by Alice Munro (read my review). I started this collection in July with a Yahoo book group, and took my time reading through the stories. This book is classfied as fiction – but in truth it is a blend of Munro’s family history (truth) with her imagination. Although I had read a short story by Munro earlier this year, this was my first book by her and I enjoyed it.
I’ve now picked up The Triumph of Deborah, by Eva Etzion-Halvey. The book is set in ancient Israel and based on he biblical account of Deborah as described in the book of Judges. I’m only 70 pages into the book so far and although the language can be a bit flowery, the story itself is interesting. I’ll be posting a review of this book by early in the week.
Did you know that this is banned books week? I’ve posted a couple of articles on my Women Writers blog about Women Writers in Peril and selected banned/censored books written by women. I hope you’ll check them out. If you’ve written a review of any of the books listed in this article, please leave me a comment over there and I’ll make sure to post a link to your review.
I hope you all have a wonderful week which allows you some reading time!