The Amazing Read: Summer Reading Challenge, Week 4

amazing readWe're almost at the halfway point for Summer Reading!  Last week, we did some homegrown Texas reading.  My choice was Texas Soundtrack: Texas Stories Inspired by Texas Music.  By eating ice cream while I read, I was able to achieve a trifecta of personal favorites.  I highly recommend this book, Texas music, and ice cream.

Since we went local last week, let's have a global challenge this week:  Read worldwide.  You can try a book by an author from another country, follow Bill Bryson or Rick Steves on their travels, spend time learning another language, or read about a culture different from your own.  I've downloaded the audio of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo for my choice.  What are you reading?

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I'm finishing Still Life by

I'm finishing Still Life by Louise Penny. It is the first in the series of Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surete du Quebec. Canada is international right???

Oh, I' going to request that

Oh, I' going to request that one.

I don't think it matters for

I don't think it matters for the challenge that we share a continent. smiley Great series!

I'm reading The Violet Fairy

I'm reading The Violet Fairy Book, edited by Andrew Lang, in between my other books. It was originally published in 1901 and has a collection of tales from Japan, Serbia, Lithiania, Africa, Potugal, Rumania, and Russia. I remember these from my childhood.

I remember reading the

I remember reading the entire folk and fairy tale volumes of the Childcraft encyclopedia because I loved those stories so much.  Thanks for sharing!

I agree with the ice cream.

I agree with the ice cream. But it's only truly Texan if it's Bluebell. :)

You are so right!  I'm going

You are so right!  I'm going to have to find an international ice cream for this week.

But Bluebell has

But Bluebell has international fame.

No argument here, but now I

No argument here, but now I like the idea of changing my reading accessories (okay, food) with each challenge.

Sounds like you need some

Sounds like you need some gelato, maybe to go with Under the Tuscan Sun or The Imperfectionists.

I don't know you, but you are

I don't know you, but you are my new reading guru.  Perfect!

I have been wanting to learn

I have been wanting to learn Gaelic!!! I think I'll check to see if the library has anything like this for me to dive into! ;]]]

Indeed we do.  We

Indeed we do.  We have several instructional books available for checkout from the library.  When you finish, you can even read Harry Potter in Gaelic!