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Monday, March 25, 2013

What I'm Reading- March 25, 2013

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a meme hosted by Sheila from Book Journey where readers share what they are currently reading, recently read, or plan to read next.

Currently Reading: Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
The yard was quite dark as they turned into it and the poplar leaves were rustling silkily all around it. "Listen to the trees talking in their sleep," she whispered as he lifted her to the ground. "What nice dreams they must have!" (Chapter Two)

My book club is beginning the Anne series this year and discussing each book.
Montgomery brings Anne to life by giving the character more personality than any other I have read. The dialogue is fantastic.

Recently Finished: The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
* You can read my review as well as reading group ideas for this book here.

Up Next: The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver and Anne of Avonlea by L.M. Montgomery
 

About The Bean Trees (from harpercollins.com): Marietta Greer spent her girlhood in rural Kentucky determined to do two things: avoid getting pregnant and escape rural Kentucky. AC the start of the novel, she has headed west in a beat-up '55 Volkswagon, changing her name to "Taylor" when her car runs out of gas in Taylorville, Illinois. By the time two tires give way in Tucson she has with her a stunned, silent three-year-old Cherokee girl who was literally, dropped into her arms one night. She has named the child Turtle, for her strong, snapping-turtle-like grip. In Tucson Taylor finds friendship and support in Lou Ann Ruiz, a fellow Kentuckian and single mother, with whom she and Turtle share a house. Her newfound community also includes Mattie, who runs a safe house for political refugees in the upstairs rooms above her auto repair shop. The novel's themes of fear, flight, homelessness, and finding sanctuary within a community are present in Taylor's struggle to find a place where she belongs, and the more urgent plight of two Central American refugees, Estevan and Esperanza. These fellow travelers help one another create new lives and redefine the meanings of home and family.

Happy Reading!
Rebecca

11 comments:

  1. Lovely classics, have a wonderful week and happy reading.

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  2. I love the Anne books...I want to reread them someday....sigh.

    I haven't yet read anything by Barbara Kingsolver...time to change that!

    Here's MY MONDAY MEMES POST

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  3. I hope you enjoy The Bean Trees! I read that one a while back and I remember really liking it :)

    Have a great week!!

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  4. I loved the Anne of Green Gables TV series and I have the books ordered so can't wait til they arrive and I can read them.

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  5. I have never read the Bean Trees! I have liked the Barbara Kingsolver books I have read before, I should check The Bean Trees out. :) Have a great week!

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  6. I'm getting ready to read Barbara Kingsolver's newest book - Flight Behavior. It looks so stinkin' good :)

    Have a lovely reading week :) What are you reading this week @ the Brunette Librarian’s Blog

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  7. I love Anne of Green Gables - the telemovie too!

    Have a great reading week!

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd OUt

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  8. I've always heard such good things about the Anne series... I should really pick these up.

    New follower!

    http://littlesqueed.blogspot.com/2013/03/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_25.html

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    1. Hi Heather-- Thanks so much for visiting and following! I just finished up Anne of Green Gables, the first in the series, last night and highly recommend it for all ages. It was wonderful!
      Happy Reading,
      Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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  9. I just love Barbara Kingsolver. Have just read her latest one, Flight Behaviour, it was excellent.

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    1. I haven't read Flight Behavior yet but I plan to. I am really enjoying The Bean Trees thus far. Thank you for visiting and following! Have a great week.
      Happy Reading,
      Rebecca @ The Key to the Gate

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