How are ya doin' this Sunday? Good, I hope. It's been an excellent book week for me. I ordered myself a couple of books from The Book Depository last week and they arrived in time for my birthday: Cheerful Weather for the Wedding by Julia Strachey (Persephone) and The Long Ships by Frans G Bengtsson (NYRB). The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey arrived by truck for review and (a couple of weeks ago) Kin by Lesley Crewe came to the house too.
So, today is my birthday. I don't have any big plans for today. Mom is making me supper and the hubs made me a cheesecake. Other than that it's going to be a typical Sunday. I remember when birthdays were big deals, not so much when you're on the wrong side of 30. I don't mind it this year, unlike other years when I complain about getting older. I suppose it's because I'm working on being healthier and feeling pretty good.
Did you know Freedom to Read here in Canada starts today? On the Freedom to Read website there is a 39 page list of books that have been challenged in Canada since the 1960s. People are still challenging books for as many reasons as there are people. Quite a few of the recent ones were over differences in opinion on where in the library a book belongs, by patrons and librarians. I think that's different from outright banning. Still, it's good for the public to know what is happening in the libraries. Some of the challenges involving children's content could be solved by parents explaining to their kids their views on the topic. I do that all the time; it's called parenting. As for the adult books, if you don't like it then don't read it. You are an adult. Anyway, have a peek at that document. It's interesting.
Right now I'm reading Herland by Charlotte Perkins-Gilman, which is interesting and entertaining. I finally finished Roughing It In the Bush by Susanna Moodie. Oh Susanna, that was one long-ass book!
So, that's it for me. I'm going to get myself some more coffee. How was your reading week?