Monday, February 15, 2010

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick - And What We Can Do About ItBooks Completed Last Week
I only finished one book last week, yet again! The book was The Unhealthy Truth: How Our Food Is Making Us Sick and What We Can Do About It, by Robyn O'Brien. I have to admit there were parts of this book that I skimmed over quickly, or even skipped altogether, because the author would sometimes take pages and pages to make a point that she could have made in one paragraph. Also, while I did learn some interesting things about the food industry in this book (particularly about shady business practices of large corporations), the book focuses on food allergies, which don't effect anyone in my family. I think I would have found the book more interesting if we did have food allergies here.

I also got a good deal of the way through The Year of the Flood, by Margaret Atwood, which I'm enjoying immensely. I love that Atwood has gotten back into more sci fi/futuristic type writing lately, with this book and with Oryx and Crake.

Books I'm Currently Reading
This week I'm still making my way slowly through Life Skills for Kids: Equipping Your Child for the Real World, by Christine M. Field. I'm sure I'll finish The Year of the Flood, and I've started The Narcissism Epidemic: Living in the Age of Entitlement, by Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell. I really enjoyed her previous sociological study, Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before, and so far this one is just as interesting.

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  1. I really want to read The Year Of The Flood. Enjoy the book! :)

  2. I haven't read anything by Margaret Atwood since The Handmaid's Tale, and, suddenly, I realize that was a very long time ago....

  3. I'm not very familiar with Atwood, either, but hope to get to YOTF one of these days, too. Just finished Matthew Kneale's story collection SMALL CRIMES IN AN AGE OF ABUNDANCE -- very good -- will be posting a review by tomorrow. I'm currently reading CS Lewis' THE DISCARDED IMAGE: AN INTRODUCTION TO MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE LITERATURE and Barbara Kingsolver's THE POISONWOOD BIBLE.