TELL ME TUESDAY is a floating feature, depending on your reading style, where you tell us what you read last, what you are reading now, what you will be reading in the future from your tbr pile, and why. I am oh so curious why people read what they read. So tell me!
I adored this story set in I970s Alaska. This counted towards my COYER, Rock My TBR, and NG/EW challenges.
This was pretty dry in the beginning, but around 25% when they get to Hawaii it picks up. The writing is simplistic which isn't my cup of tea, but it is holding my interest for now.
Pili from IN LOVE WITH HANDMADE and I are still doing our buddy read of THORN. It is a retelling of The Goose Girl Fairytale. This is a reread for me. I rated it FIVE STARS on Goodreads.
I started reading the Oz books to my son when he was six and I had to do quite a bit of pre-reading and censoring because they were very violent. I had read the first seven, or so, when I was staying at my aunt's one summer because she had the entire series in hardcover for her children. I think I was nine or ten when I read them, but had no recollection of the violence (and racism in the later books), so I was happy my son lost interest during the third book. Last year I purchased the entire audiobook collection with an Audible credit and listened to them all. I felt it was a shame that the stories were so violent and racist because Baum was a champion of strong female characters, and Princess Ozma of Oz was once a boy. Shannon from REX ROBOT REVIEWS posted that she had started reading The Wizard of Oz to her five year old daughter Kaylee (who is my Kookies and Milk feature reviewer on my children's book blog), at one point last year, and I had warned her about the problems I had found with the stories. I said I wished someone would revise them and make them more appropriate for this day and age. I saw this book on Netgalley yesterday as a Read Now; it is the first story retold from Toto's POV. Shannon and I have both downloaded it and are going to do a tandem review of it on TICKLING DRAGONS.
Ths is my next ARC. It is a Middle Grade from Edelweiss and publishes on the 24th.
What are you reading? Tell me!