23 August, 2010

It's Monday! What are you reading?

What are you reading Monday  is hosted by Shelia over at Book Journey. Head over and check out what others are reading!

It's been a couple of weeks since I have participated in this. Apparently a new job can do that to you!

What I have finished since the last time I did this!

Three books finished (and reviewed!).

Cellist of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway

The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson  -  our August book group book


The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer -  saw it while reshelving at work and thought why not!

What I am reading now

What's Happening to our Boys by Maggie Hamilton

From Goodreads:



What kind of world are our boys growing up in?

Why are increasing numbers of boys suffering body image and self-esteem problems? Why do they feel worthless without the latest branded toy, game or item of clothing? What makes soft drinks, snacks and fast foods so attractive? Why are they drawn to countless acts of violence on TV, in movies and in computer games? What impact does our highly sexualised climate and our emphasis on success and money have on them as they grow? And why are so many boys vulnerable to cyber bullying and to porn?

Childhood and teenage life is changing rapidly, leaving parents exhausted and confused as to how best to tackle the many issues they face. How does this high-pressure environment affect a boy's confidence, his values and aspirations, his wellbeing, his sense of community, his attitudes to girls and women?

In her follow-up book to What's Happening to Our Girls? Maggie Hamilton asks these and many other vital questions, as well as providing numerous tips for parents and educators on how to create a more promising future for our children.
This is the companion volume to What's happening to our Girls? It has moved to the top of my list because it is only a two week loan from the library. I will be buying both of these books eventually.

What's next?
Well surprise surprise, I still need to re read   We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.  It will be our September book group read.

So what are you reading? Leave me a link!

7 comments:

  1. I am awaiting The Cellist of Sarajevo. Have a great week reading. My Manday is here: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading-9.html

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  2. Thanks for the review of Cellist of Sarajevo. It's yet another book I have stacked up somewhere on the tbr pile -- now I definitely want to read it!

    have a lovely reading week!

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  3. Great review of Cellist, it is on my long wish list!

    Dollycas
    http://dollycas.blogspot.com/

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  4. The Cellist of Sarajevo sounds like such an amazing book. I enjoyed your review.

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  5. My textbooks are here along with some fun stuff. Here's what I'm reading this week.

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  6. I think I am going to have to get myself a copy of the Cellist of Sarajevo. I remember seeing that play out on the TV news too when I was younger and not really understanding it all - sounds so moving...

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  7. I cant wait to see your review of We Need To Talk About Kevin. A powerful book.... I know our book club had an amazing discussion over this one.

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