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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2-6-17 #IMWAYR

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Now I’m no Laurel-Rain Snow keeping seven blogs up and running, but I DO maintain another blog, for our genre study group. I spent the morning updating it today, leaving me little time for this weekly “It’s Monday!” post!

We’re reading with an eye to diversity this year in our genre study group. So far we have talked about Graphic Novels (benchmark title = Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi) and Science Fiction (benchmark title = Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler). Our Romance discussion is coming up next week, so I am finishing up our benchmark title, The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. I’m doing a combination audiobook and print reading of it, and enjoying it both ways!

Originally published in 1952, The Price of Salt is about a young woman not quite 20 years old (I think) who falls in love at first sight with an older woman. The main character Therese can appear naive on the outside, but is strong in her own mind and knows what has happened to her, even as she keeps the knowledge to herself and continues to see her boyfriend Richard, who has been patiently waiting for her to fall in love with him.

The Price of Salt was made into the movie, Carol, which I haven’t seen. Speaking of movies, though, I saw Hidden Figures last week, and wondered how different the movie was from the book. Does anyone know?

I’m still reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. I’m on my third loan of the e-book through the library network, so very grateful for library funding from the state that helps make this possible for public libraries in Massachusetts!

Happy Monday!

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? (#IMWAYR) is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment, and er… add to that ever-growing TBR pile! So welcome in, everyone. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at Book Date.





6 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 2-6-17 #IMWAYR”

  1. Im told the book and the film of the Highsmith novel are rather different but since I’ve not read it and found the film so dull I couldnt finish it, I’m not really qualified to judge which is best! This Monday I am reading Peter Carey’s Booker prize winner Oscar and Lucinda. So far its enjoyable

    1. I think the book must be better, then! It’s not boring, but I can see how it might not translate well to film. Not a lot of action/plot, more internal emotions and thoughts…

  2. I have Hidden Figures on my Kindle but haven’t had a chance to read it yet. I want to read it before seeing the movie which will almost certainly be on DVD before I’m ready to view it. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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