Goal #3 of Reading More Broadly — I’ve finished Wes Moore‘s The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates. This one actually counts toward my goal in the Where Are You Reading Challenge? (as their stories largely intersect in Maryland, that is where I’ll pin this one) for my Where Are You Reading Challenge? plus my Support Your Public Library Challenge.The writing was a bit simplistic, and some of the story rushed (likely due to not being able to fully develop or mine all the information), but I enjoyed it as a quick read that underscores the uphill battle, and various broken systems, that exist in climbing out of poverty.
Goal #3 of Reading More Broadly — I’ve finished Andrew O’Hagan‘s Be Near Me. It only counts as a bonus (as it is largely set in England & Scotland — I’ll add this pin to Scotland) for my Where Are You Reading Challenge? but it still counts fully toward the Support Your Public Library Challenge. If you want to contemplate solitude, and the ways we respond when we are lonely, disenchanted, or adrift, you’ll enjoy this book. My flavor of Catholicism is different, so some of those pieces dragged for me.
Goal #3 of Reading More Broadly — yesterday I finished Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It only counts as a bonus for my Where Are You Reading Challenge? but it still counts fully toward the Support Your Public Library Challenge. It was an interesting read, and I’ve placed The Girl Who Played with Fire on hold as an eBook through Chicago Public Library.