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Friday Reads - January 13, 2017

It's been a week, y'all.  I thought that last week was tough, with a new dog in the apartment--I didn't even know! They contracted kennel cough this week (the dogs, I mean - and yes, we had them vaccinated against it, but alas), so not only do they cough throughout the night, but they also can't play with other dogs until they're no longer contagious!  It's really quite the unfortunate incident.  So anyway, we've been inside a lot, and I've been reading in most of my spare time.

So what have I been reading this week?

Like I said, I had quite a week.  I've touched three different books this week, and I don't regret any of it.

1. Bossypants by Tina Fey

I listened to this one on Audible over the weekend and into the beginning of this week, and it was so worth it.  I don't think I could have experienced this in a better way.  Hearing Fey speak her own words was wonderful and funny and I kept cracking up on my long run.  So, I finished that one on Monday.

2. Jerkbait by Mia Siegert

This one has been on my TBR for forever, and I'm so glad I read it.  It had hockey!  And theater!  And one hell of a coming out plotline.  The whole thing was very well-written, and I think it's an important read for high schoolers, especially.  I could see this book potentially changing people's lives.  I devoured this book and finished it on Wednesday night.

3. Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Back in October, I went to an event with Jodi Picoult and she signed my book. I've been holding off on reading it because I had so many other books to get to, but I think now is an interesting time to read it, both with the inauguration next week and with my Diverse/Lady Book Project.  For those who don't know anything about this book, it's about a black nurse who isn't allowed to work on a white supremacist's baby, except something goes wrong and she makes a judgment call.  I just started it yesterday, and it's already very intriguing and well-written. I hope it doesn't disappoint, because it's walking a fine line already, since Picoult is a white woman writing from the perspective of a black woman. I'm not saying it's going to be bad--so far it's been very well-done--but there's potential for problems. Follow the Diverse/Lady Book Project next week for more information about this one.

What have you been reading this week?

-A.

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