Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sunday Salon - April 24

It's been a busy week at Chez Shepp and not much readings been done. I'm reading Mary Helen Stefaniak's The Cailiffs of Baghdad, Georgia this weekend and will have a review for that up this week. Stefaniak is another Omaha author and I'm enjoying her book a lot.


Mary Pipher, PhD is another Nebraska author many of you may have heard of, particularly if you have teen-aged daughters. Reviving Ophelia: Saving The Selves of Adolescent Girls was published almost a decade ago and was an New York Times bestseller which is still cited when discussing what we can do to help our daughters survive our "girl-poisoning" culture.


Pipher is also the author of books about women and our quest for thinness, the art of mentoring, writing to change the world, and rebuilding our families in light of the difficulties we face in today's society. I was disappointed to miss the chance to hear Pipher speak about a week ago. One of the local churches hosts a program called The Center for Faith Studies; a couple of years ago I was delighted to find that they were hosting Geraldine Brooks speaking about People of the Book.
 
Hoping to get back on track this week, although work will be really busy. I've got a lot of books to read for May, including Ordinary Thunderstorms; Island Beneath The Sea; Island Girl; and Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter for TLC Book Tours and Brooklyn with The Omaha Bookworms. What are you looking forward to reading soon?

7 comments:

  1. I'll be curious to see what you thought of the Callifs of Baghdad. I hope to read that one soon. Happy Easter, or Happy Sunday:)

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  2. Reviving Ophelia was one of my favorite books in high school. I read it numerous times!

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  3. I read the Ophelia book and really got a lot out of it. I'm really looking forward to reading the next Beverly Lewis book that I have waiting for me.

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  4. It sounds like you are reading some amazing things and I am looking forward to hearing what you think of them in your posts. I also am going to be reading Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter soon and have really heard some interesting things about it. Have a great reading week!

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  5. I'm reading Ordinary Thunderstorms soon,too. I'm also attempting Our Mutual Friend and The Idiot (crazy, I know) along with a lot of other, shorter books. May madness!

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  6. Happy Sunday! I haven't had much time to read. I felt like I was reading my last book for awhile now. I picked up a few books here and there but didn't get into them. I hope to find a thrilling read this week to sink my teeth into!

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  7. Happy Easter, a day late! I hope J is feeling better, rest up.

    We actually had a warm day yesterday, and the rain stayed away just long enough for me to get a run in.

    Have a great week!

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