Christmas Break is officially here for me, and Kris will have a full week off as well, and we will find some warm place to hole up with family … but this always means that as we approach this time off we begin to set up what we will be reading.
Assuming you may well be carving out time for reading, What will you be reading during Christmas break?
One of Kris’ books is Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide (Vintage) but she’s also planning to read The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship. Depending on how much she gets time to read — and Kris prefers the chatting time to the reading time more than I do — she’s got a few others lined up too.
As for me, I’ve got Isabel Wilkerson’s The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration, and no I did not pick this book because of its appropriate title! And next to her is Louise Knight’s new one-volume study, Jane Addams: Spirit in Action.
Then I want to read Craig Nelson’s Thomas Paine: Enlightenment, Revolution, and the Birth of Modern Nations and Tom Segev’s Simon Wiesenthal: The Life and Legends .