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After a week of beautiful weather it is raining in Seattle. It does that a lot here. This week I read several books and wrote some reviews. Should have The Forever War review done by Wednesday. I finally got The Language of the Night and When They Severed Earth from Sky from the library and will read them for CarlV’s Once Upon a Time III challenge.
I came across an interesting meme having to do with diversity in reading on Claire’s blog Kiss a Cloud . She found it at Pages Turned. I am pretty happy with my results, how about you?
Diversity in Reading Meme
1. Name the last book by a female author that you’ve read.
Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout
2. Name the last book by an African or African-American author that you’ve read.
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill.
3. Name one from a Latino/a author.
Half of The World In Light by Juan Felipe Herrera
4. How about one from an Asian country or Asian-American?
Steer Toward Rock by Fae Myenne Ng
5. What about a GLBT writer?
Fun Home by Alison Bechdel
6. Why not name an Israeli/Arab/Turk/Persian writer, if you’re feeling lucky?
Palestinian Walks by Raja Shehadeh
7. Any other “marginalized” authors you’ve read lately?
I have People of the Whale by Linda Hogan on hold at the library and will read it next month. I read quite a lot of Native American and First Nations literature. Talk about “marginalized” Try Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko , Gerald Vizenor , Louise Eldrich or Thomas King.
Have a great week!
13 responses to “Sunday Salon – A Diversity in Reading Meme”
You should be happy with the diversity in your reading!
I love reading authors from different cultures and different places. When I was first introduced to Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Chinua Achebe in World Lit class they blew me away.
That’s cool, because I’ve got Rumi on the way from PBS. I’d never heard of him before, and it was either suggested by the site or was a newly posted book. Something about it grabbed my attention so I requested it. I’ve since looked his poetry up and like a lot of what I’ve read.
I like the diversity in reading meme… I may have to grab it and post it, too :-)
What is the PBS thing, a book? I’d love to know what you think of it. The diversity meme is really fun to do.
I like this meme. It’s good for you diverse readers! I’m not sure I could answer all of these questions…I’m not very diverse! Have a great Sunday!
Sandy, What is your favorite genre? I became a more diverse reader when I went back to college in my mid-thirties.
Wow! You are a much more diverse reader than most I have seen complete this meme. Good for you!
When They Severed Earth From Sky appeals to me. Going to check that one out. Thank you.
Today I am reading the new Laurie King book The Language of Bees, and hosting a book giveaway for The Crimes of Paris. Happy reading!
My reading is diverse because I had a couple of great world literature profs:) The Crimes of Paris sounds intriguing.
I got my copy of The Language of the Night in the mail just the other day. I’m so looking forward to reading it! This is a book I’ve wanted for ages.
Thank you for all your recommendations. I really like Thomas King and will have to check out the other authors.
It is great having you back! We all missed you.
All the native authors I listed are very different. I started reading Alexie by finding his poetry and then read “The Long Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven”. He lives in Seattle so I’ve seen him read several times. “Ceremony” by Leslie Marmon Silko is another amazing book. Oh, and I forgot to mention Scott Momaday!
Great selection! I’m sorry you missed Free Comic Book Day. Some of the shops probalby have some samplers and freebies left over so it’s worth checking your favorite comic book store. It’s the first Saturday in May every year. :-)
Thanks! I’ll put Free Comic Book Day on my calendar for next year!
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