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
Sarajevo: a city under siege. As the mortars fall and the snipers conduct their deadly chess manoeuvres, a cellist sits at his window. The piece he pl...more
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 the ...more
What kind of world are our boys growing up in?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.
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.
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!