Friday, July 23, 2010
Book Blogger Hop - July 23
Time once again for us to hop into the weekend and into the worlds of new book blogs! For this week's Book Blogger Hop, hostess Jennifer from Crazy-for-Books asks us to tell about the book we're currently reading.
I'm really enjoying Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet, a historical novel by Stephanie Cowell, who gives her reader a fascinating glimpse into the life of Impressionist painter Claude Monet and his romance with Camille Doncieux. Although he is one of the world's best known artists today, that wasn't always the case. He spent most of his life as a struggling, poor artist, often living in studios with friends Renoir, Pissaro, Degas, Cezanne, and Manet. (Their interactions are among the most amusing parts of the book.)
Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Greg Mortenson. Between the history of the area and the people involved in establishing the schools to the students themselves, this one is chock-full of information. (Almost too much to remember via audio, in my opinion.) I haven't read Three Cups of Tea, but Greg Mortenson's follow-up to his bestseller would likely be of interest to anyone who has.
If you're visiting from the Hop, welcome! What are you reading this week?
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