Monday, April 19, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading??

What Are You Reading, is where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.  It is a great way to network with other blogger's, see some wonderful blogs, and put new titles on your reading list.




Completed:  She-Rain: A Story of Hope by Michael Cogdill. I have not been disappointed  with my reading so far. This was another WOW book for me.
 

Currently Reading: The Lotus Eaters: A Novel. Just started this one and having a hard time putting it down. 


Next Up: SEASON OF WATER AND ICE by Donald Lystra.  From Amazon:


Named by the Library of Michigan as a Michigan Notable Book for 2010, SEASON OF WATER AND ICE is the unforgettable story of two young people confronting life during a tumultuous few months of 1957. In quiet but searing prose it explores the enduring issues of love and family, the destructive forces to which these ideals are exposed, and the healing powers which can restore them.
Danny DeWitt, aged fourteen, lives with his father in a rural area of northern Michigan following the family's abrupt move from the city and the unexplained departure of his mother. Bookish and friendless--and wanting to "stand at the side of things for a while"--Danny becomes acquainted with Amber Dwyer, a pregnant teenager abandoned by her boyfriend and rejected by her family and community. Both outsiders--one by choice, the other because of social stigma--Danny and Amber form an unusual, openhearted alliance which helps each to deal with their separate challenge. Amber must build a life for herself in the face of intolerance, and Danny must come to terms with his mother's rejection and his father's growing isolation. The friendship is tested when Amber's abusive boyfriend returns and Danny's mother draws further away, leading to a crisis which threatens Amber and her unborn child, as well as Danny's conception of love and manhood.
Reflecting the political and social climate of the 1950s, Season of Water and Ice is underscored by themes of independence and obligation, love and sexuality, courage and surrender. This realistic work will appeal to both adult and young adult readers.

 What are you reading??

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

I loved She-Rain! I have been wanting to read The Lotus Eaters and look forwrd to your thoughts. Happy reading. My MOnday: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/04/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-19.html

Natalie W said...

Hi Jennifer! I loved loved She-Rain, that book will stay with me for a long time! Thanks for stopping by.

alitareads said...

Oooh, I've heard good things about The Locus Eaters. Happy reading :)

bermudaonion said...

Well that does it, I need to get hold of She-Rain since it's a local author for me.

Bobbie said...

I have not heard of either of this books but will definitely be checking them out. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Season of Water and Ice sounds intriguing!

Have a great week.

Suko said...

I'd love to read She-Rain. The Lotus Eaters is an intense book!

Vicki said...

I have She-Rain and can't wait to start it.

Natalie W said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

Aths said...

She-Rain and Lotus Eaters! Two books about which I've heard very strong recommendations!! Enjoy your week, Natalie!