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Machetes to Mosaics – April Reads

Thirteen Thursday

It was a slow reading month, I didn’t quite make it to thirteen, so I added a couple of magazines. Lots of moving around, and very little sitting still.

The Women The WomenSee my full review.

The Zookeeper’s Wife — Fantastic hour long interview with Diane Ackerman about the novel.

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch

Short excerpts from Gourevitch at the Pen Festival of authors:

Terry Tempest Williams reads the article she wrote for Orion Magazine regarding her trip to Rwanda to help build a mosaic memorial.

Geek Love Geek Love Nominee for the National Book Award, this is a disturbing tale of a carnival family that attempts to engineer “freaks” with the use of drugs and poisons. All of their children are deformed in some way and we watch them grow up and manipulate each other. Interview with the author at Wired for Books.

sorrow Sorrow Mountain A wonderful book about Ani Pachen’s childhood in rural Tibet, how her life changed after the invasion of the Chinese army, and her 21 years in prison. She tells her story without resentment, but in attempt to make the world understand how her spiritual practice sustained her. She recently died in Dharamsala, but here is a nice piece in her honor.

dream yoga Dream Yoga

Shambala Sun Magazine

For all the reading I’ve done, I’ve never bothered to pick up the Harry Potter series. I’m in Maine visiting my mother right now, and she had this inviting, hardcover, texturally interesting complete set sitting on her floor. I picked up the first one, and am half way through number 4 with no break at all. Highly entertaining, now I see what all the hype was about.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Previous months reading lists: January , February, March

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11 Comments so far
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glad to see harry potter made the list

Comment by angela

Wow – that looks like a lot for one month to me!!

Comment by Tracey

What a wonderful list. I’ll have to add some of these to my to-read list!

Comment by Andi

Interesting variety. I’m currently reading Wally Lamb’s THE HOUR I FIRST BELIEVED and Tom Bergeron’s I’M HOSTING AS FAST AS I CAN.
Hugs and blessings,

Comment by happilyretired

that geek love sounds really creepy!

Comment by jehara

I belong to the people who never have read a Harry Potter, lol !

Comment by Gattina

Geek Love should’ve won…it’s proved to have staying power.

Comment by bybee

umm… I am needing some recommendations. Great 13!

Comment by Napmom

I couldn’t get through them myself, but might give it another try some day. Liked the movies!

Comment by Harvee

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