What are you reading the week of March 9 to Mar 15?

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What are you reading the week of March 9 to Mar 15?
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Tue, 03-11-2014 - 9:13am

So what books, or other reading/ listening materials, have your attention this week?

Are you doing something for Pi Day? Have you ever done anything for Pi Day? Have you seen something done/ suggested that you thought clever?

Julia

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Yesterday I finished Enchanted by Alethea Kontis and A Little Bit Wicked: Life, Love and Faith in Stages by Kristen Chenoweth.  Currently reading Hero by Alethea Kontis. Enchanted is a delightful mashup of many fairy tales. It's one I read last year. It was being discussed for an ALA award. But now I'm reading it for my real life book club, because my friend is giving it away for Wold Book Night. Now I'm reading the continuation, but Enchanted works just fine as a stand alone  and I think Hero might too.

The book by Chenoweth is just a fun bit of froth, that I'm glad I read.

As for Pi Day, I wear my Pi shirt, make pie or pizza. (One year I made a square pie, because I couldn't find my pie plates...)

Julia

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Make several of those pies this year, and announce< "This year all the pies are square".

I'm reading The Age of Ice  by J.M Siderova.

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Julia -  another idea for Pi day and and an early Purim treat: I just saw a recipe for Apple Pie Hamentaschen!

Roberta

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Apple Pi Hammentaschen sound great, Roberta!

I finished Hero by Alethea Kontis which was delightful. Then I read the history The Port Chicago 50 by Steve Sheinkin is about 50 African- Americans accused and court martialed in 1944 for mutiny not loading bombs after 300 people had just been killed, in a port east of San Francisco, without being told how to do it or given any safety gear. It's an important story, but somehow their courts martial still stand, even though it seems like it was driven only by fear, racism and lies.

Julia

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 I'm finishing Reap What You Sew by Eliz. Lynn Casey. The Drowning Spool by Moncia Ferris is waiting for pick up at the library.

 I've never done anything special for Pi Day.


 Kathie