This summer I started with Strawberry Yellow by Naomi Hirahara, a novel about Japanese-American gardener and sometimes detective Mas Arai. I've had a soft spot for Mas Arai since he helped me through a visit to Buenos Aires with two flu-ridden kids years ago, and this latest chapter to his saga was lots of fun. Here's all you need to know: Some farmers will kill for the perfect strawberry.
I moved on to Creating Significant Learning Experiences by L. Dee Fink. I won't keep you in suspense! Apparently college professors need to lecture less and make students care more!
Next up Christina Schwarz's The Edge of the Earth. I couldn't put this book down down. Here's the set up: In 1898, a woman leaves her comfortable life in Wisconsin to live at an isolated lighthouse in northern California. What could go wrong, right?
And now I have just finished Good Omen's by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. This is an old book and a cult classic. I've read practically everything Neil Gaiman has written, but someone how I'd missed this until my younger daughter shoved it in my hands and said, "Read." Can an angel, a demon and assorted others avert the apocalypse? (Hint: Probably, but you'll laugh out loud as you figure discover how.)
And you? What are you reading these days?
PS: I have another recommendation here.
PSS: Somewhere in there I also read the first issue of the comic book The Sandman by Neil Gaiman (They were giving it away on iTunes!) and The Laramie Project, a play about Laramie Wyoming's response to the brutal killing of Matthew Shephard. They are both worth reading too.)