Monday, October 19, 2015

It's Monday, and I'm Reminding You One Last Time About My Blog Birthday

My reading life (my whole life, actually) continues to be diverted by work. Last week I re-read two books for work that I won’t be blogging about here: Education for Extinction: American Indians and the Boarding School Experience, 1875-1928 by David Wallace Adams and Education for Blacks in the South, 1860-1935 by James D. Anderson.  I also finished – cue the triumphant music – A God In Ruins by Kate Atkinson. In a strange twist, I ended up liking that book, despite many complaints along the way.
Currently, I am half way through Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. And after that, I am going to read Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I am so far down on the library list that I’ve decided to just buy it. I am so excited to participate in the conversation around this book. I will consider it a gift to myself in honor of the first birthday of The Leaning Stack of Books.

Have I mentioned that? The blog is having a birthday! And I will be giving a birthday present to one lucky reader whose name will be drawn from a birthday hat TOMORROW! The present will be the book that I enjoyed the most between October 2014 and October 2015.

There’s still time to play along – here’s how you can join in on the fun:

1)   Write a comment on this post where you tell me the title of YOUR favorite book from the past year. Be sure to sign some sort of name at the end if you choose “Anonymous” as your Blogger ID.

2)   Go to The Leaning Stack of Books Facebook Page, and tell me the title of your favorite book from the past year.

3)   Tweet the title of your favorite book from the past year, directed @jenpreisman and with the hashtag #leaningstackofbooks

Thanks to everyone who has already participated. I’ll post the name of the lucky gift recipient tomorrow evening.

Happy reading week, everyone!

(The It's Monday! What Are You Reading? meme is hosted by The Book Date)


Kathy Martin said...

I haven't heard of any of the books on your stack. You must have enjoyed them if you are re-reading. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by, Kathy! I teach a university course, and I re-read the books for that purpose. Not fun reading -- but interesting! I'll check out your blog. Thanks for the link!

Kathryn T said...

Very hard sounding reading but just see you teach a uni course so no wonder. I'd guess they were interesting in an educational kind of way. Congrats on your first birthday for the blog and buying yourself a book to celebrate - great idea, must remember that!!

Elizabeth said...

I don't know these books either.

CONGRATS on your blog's one-year birthday.

Thanks for sharing these titles, and have a wonderful reading week this week.

That's too hard to choose just one book. Hmmmm...let me think.

The Paris Key was a favorite. A lot were my favorite, but that one comes to mind first.

It would be easier to choose one that I disliked the most. :)

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jennifer said...

Thanks, Kathryn!

jennifer said...

Thanks, Elizabeth!

I haven't read The Paris Key. Will check it out!