It’s Monday! What are you reading?

January 4, 2016

Original hosted by Sheila @ Book Journeys. Children's lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.

Original hosted by Sheila @ Book Journeys. Children’s lit version hosted by Jen Vincent @ Teach Mentor Texts & Kellee Moye @ Unleashing Readers.

Happy New Year, everyone! So far this year I have finished one book.

Humans of New York

 

If you’ve ever read the Humans of New York FB page or blog, then you know what that’s about. It’s pretty great, actually. Highly recommend.

I am also making my way through Who Censored Roger Rabbit? by Gary Wolf. And, yes, that is the book that the delightful Who Framed Roger Rabbit? is based on. Spoiler alert: the movie is better.

Who Censored Roger Rabbit by Gary Wolf?

My biggest issue is that the writing style is terrible. For example:

“He made my money vanish with a skill that would have impressed Mandrake the Magician and gave me a duplicate of the long, hard going-over I get from patrol cops when they catch me hanging around a decent neighborhood at an indecent hour.”

AND

“His gumball flipped back and forth between his cheeks like he had two competing Mister Tooth Decays in there engaged in a cannon battle over his few remaining molars.”

Both of those are from the same page. So. You can see how the prose can be annoying. However, I am intrigued enough by the book to keep reading.

I also checked out Marcus Samuelsson’s autobiography to listen to as part of the Read Harder challenge (which I haven’t posted about which challenges I’m doing yet, but, well, that’s one I’m doing).

Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

 

He narrates it himself! So I’m looking forward to that. His voice is melodious, so I hope his narration is good.

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3 Comments

  1. Elisabeth Ellington

    Ooh! I didn’t realize Marcus Samuelsson narrates the audio of Yes Chef himself. I was planning to read that book this year, and now I think I’ll have to download the audio. I do love a good audio nonfiction title. I don’t follow HONY very consistently, but I have loved the other books and especially love the idea of getting more of the story. Will be checking that out for sure.

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  2. Crystal

    Humans of New York looks good. I have only read the children’s picture book version, but I loved that one.

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    • Akilah

      I didn’t know there was a children’s picture book version! OMG.

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