Monday, March 1, 2010

What are you reading?


It's Monday, and it's time for What are you Reading, hosted by Sheila over on

http://www.bookjourney.wordpress.com/.


Go over and network, Sheila also has an incentive to having fun while networking and adding to your TBR list. :-) You get to enter to win a prize, just for networking, how cool is that.








I'm currently reading.......... for my Book Bloggers recommendation Challenge




From Booklist

When one hears of a woman marrying a man in prison, especially a man she met while he was already in prison, it is hard not to question her motives or sanity. Poet asha bandele writes of her relationship with Rashid, a man serving 20-to-life for murder. She tells of how she met this man while she was visiting the prison to read her poetry; of how she visited him as a friend/lover, waiting five years before she married him; of waiting the long months after the marriage before they were granted a conjugal visit; of love letters, long collect phone calls, and the horror and indignity of their prison situation. Yet she found in Rashid the strength to remember and confront her past as a victim of sexual abuse. She found, too, the love that most women long for, but in a place that imposes limitations that are a nightmare. Her writing soars with emotion. And the reader's emotions soar as well, not because of a shared experience but because her highly polished and skillful writing makes one feel her pain and joy. This is a romantic but realistic story, told with a directness and honesty that make us know that however impossible the problems asha and Rashid face, we can question neither her motives nor her sanity.
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This weekend I finished
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And last week I finished
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BTW - both got 5 stars, I had a great reading week.
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What is next???
Maybe Fade by Lisa McCann, 2nd in Wake trilogy or The Last Bridge by Teri Coyne
Thanks for visiting Tea Time with Marce, I truly appreciate it.

16 comments:

  1. The Prisoner's Wife sounds really interesting! I will definitely be waiting to hear your thoughts on this one!

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  2. Your books sound intriguing! I'll be watching for the reviews.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my place! Looks like you had an interesting reading week. I read your review of Manufactured Identies and it sounds good, thanks for the intro. Happy reading.

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  4. Ooo, going to check out those 5 star books! Great reading week.

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  5. I enjoyed your review of The Manufactured Identity and have added it to my evergrowing list.
    The Prisoner's Wife also sounds as if it's worth reading.

    Have a great week!

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  6. The Manufactured Identity sounds really great! I'm adding it to my TBR pile :)

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  7. thanks for visiting my blog! seems you have a great lineup of books ahead of you. you have a great reading week as well!! :)

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  8. Am reading this book, very interesting...

    BTW, my blog is giving way free books and jewelry, please feel free to participate

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  9. I liked your review of I Heart You, You Haunt Me. It looks like a beautiful novel. I've only read two verse novels but I enjoyed both. The Prisoner's Wife sounds like an intense book. I can't imagine what her life has been like.

    Enjoy your reading this week.

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  10. Glad you had such a good reading week. Hope you have another one this week :)

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  11. The Prisoner's Wife sounds like a very intense read, but intriguing. Hope you enjoy it and all your other reading this week.

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  12. Left you an award, you can check it out on my blog.

    http://annellealtman.blogspot.com/

    ann

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  13. OK I'm hooked. The Prisoners Wife sounds exceptional and good book club reading. Thanks for the review. I just started a similar book called "Fear to Freedom". It's another book about the power of love triumphing over evil. I'm off to my reading corner for the evening.

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  14. The Prisoners Wife looks like an excellent read - I cant wait to read your thoughts on it!

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