Dec 5, 2016

It's Monday: What Are You Reading?

It's Monday, What Are You Reading? hosted by Book Date

I borrowed several books of poetry from the library written by Mary Oliver, including Dog Songs, The Leaf and the Cloud, and Blue Iris. Oliver tends to write a lot about the beauty of nature - flowers, the seasons, dogs - though her poems are not limited to these. Oliver has won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

The bluebird
is dropping the pearls of his song
out of the sky.

- from "Rhapsody," The Leaf and the Cloud
Shelter by Jung Yun, March 15, 2016 by Picador.

Why should a man care for his parents when they failed to take care of him as a child? A debut novel that asks what it means to provide for one's family. (publisher)

I have been reading this on and off, not an easy story as there are lots of heartbreak on the part of the parents and a slow realization by their son of his responsibilities.

What are you reading this week?


  1. I've been eyeing Shelter...and now I think I must have it! Thanks for sharing, and here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  2. Oh my..... Shelter sounds good. Adding to my Wishlist, I look forward to reading some reviews.

  3. I seldom read poetry but usually enjoy it when I do. I've been working on my January review books lately. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  4. I've been meaning to read Shelter too. It sounds like a tough but rewarding read.

    Have a great week!

  5. Both sound excellent, Harvee! Have a nice Christmas. I haven't been blogging much but hope to post something soon.


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