Each week, Sam over at Taking on a World of Words asks the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
• What are you currently reading?
- African American Literature 1850-1900: Elizabeth Keckley's Behind the Scenes, or, Thirty years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House
- Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement: The Dutchman section of The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader
- Civil Rights Movement: Chapters 1-4 of Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights
- Women and Social Movements: Faye E. Dudden's Fighting Chance: The Struggle over Woman Suffrage and Black Suffrage in Reconstruction America
Pleasure/Other Reads:I have about two more hours left on Piper Kerman's Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison. I'll finish that today (9/16) and then get started on a new audiobook. And of course, I have new journal submission entries to read.
• What did you recently finish reading?
- African American Literature 1850-1900: A Narrative on the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs' Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl. (we had two weeks to read and work on our discussion posts)
- Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement: Blues People by LeRoi Jones
- Civil Rights Movement: Chapters 7-9 of Patricia Sullivan's Days of Hope
- Women and Social Movements: Lori D. Ginzberg's Women in Antebellum Reform
Pleasure/Other Reads:I really slacked off on my submissions readings the past week (sickness will do that to a lass), but other than that, I've been able to keep up with close to everything else without a lot of trouble.
• What do you think you’ll read next?
- African American Literature 1850-1900: W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk
- Amiri Baraka and the Black Arts Movement: The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka sections of The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader
- Civil Rights Movement: Chapters 5-8 of Michael K. Honey's Southern Labor and Black Civil Rights
- Women and Social Movements: Patricia Schechter's Ida B. Wells-Barnett and American Reform, 1880-1930
I need to catch up on submission readings. Hoping to do that the next couple of days because I really like my weekends to be for me, but will read instead if I must.
I'm also currently in search for another book to listen to while I'm working, but I saw The Godfather was an option, so I may go ahead and start that (and please my mother who's been wanting me to read the series for years now)
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