It’s Monday, March 7th. What Are You Reading?

Pushout What Belongs to You

You guys, it’s going to be close to 80 this week! I guess I can deal with Monday if it includes nicer weather. The only problem with Spring is the creeping necessity of yard work and we have a decent amount to deal with. Our yard is small, but it will be our first summer here, so there’s some cleanup to be done. I think we’ve finally finished putting our living room together, so I’m hoping we can finish up a little more of the inside before we start tackling the outdoor spaces.

As for the reading, I’m in the middle of Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools by Monique W. Morris. It’s written directly to my research interests, so I’m highlighting nearly everything. I’m also reading What Belongs to You by Garth Greenwell. I’m still very early in, but have seen so many raves that I’m excited to see where it goes. Plus, it’s quite short, which has been working for my short attention span lately.

It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?

  • I’ve heard some great things about “What Belongs to You.” I don’t know much about it, so I’m waiting to hear what the book blogosphere thinks of it!

  • You have been making me very, very interested in reading Pushout.

  • Both of those sound like interesting reads. Plus, the cover of What Belongs to You is so striking.

  • JoAnn @ Lakeside Musing

    Pushout sounds so interesting… this is the first I’ve heard of it.

  • 80 – I’m jealous!!! We’re supposed to hit 68 this week, which makes me happy!

    And – What Belongs to You looks interesting…will look out for your thoughts.

  • I look forward to hearing what you think of the Greenwell book. Good luck with your new house. It must be getting beautiful in Richmond … with the coming of spring.

  • Oooh… 80!
    Both of these books sound good. Can’t wait to hear more about them! This is the first I’ve heard of Pushout.

  • Both of these sound like interesting reads.

  • 80 sounds horrible! But “short!” Short is ringing all kinds of bells. I’ve heard a ton of pub about Greenwell’s work, and love the cover, but wasn’t sure it was up my alley. I’m anxious to hear what you think! Plus, SHORT!

  • Oh, What Belongs to You looks fascinating! I’ll have to look into that one a bit more; it’s new to me. 80’s?! I would take that here for sure. I’m thinking of calling Varmint Busters for that rodent that called for an early spring. I’ve been teased with 70’s and then dropped to the 20’s.

  • Can’t wait to hear what you think of these two… have seen both mentioned around. And I HEAR you on the yard work… blerg…

  • Oooh hadn’t heard of Pushout before. You have to let me know if it’s a good read for someone tentative about nonfiction, bc the topic sounds very up my alley!!

    • I might not go with this one if you’re a little wary of nonfic, just because it’s somewhat academic. I can’t remember if you’ve read Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, but if not THAT is the way to go.

  • Vasilly

    I’m looking forward to your thoughts on these two!

  • Pushout sounds heartbreaking. I remember when I was (briefly!) working in social services, it was awful to see the contrast between the kids before they went to school and the kids who had been in school for a few years. It was like their joyful spirit was just destroyed. I know it can’t have been only because of school, but it felt like it was a huge factor.

  • Kailana

    Both of those sound really good!

  • Must must MUST get my hands on Pushout!

  • Both the books sound interesting. I hope you had a good week. I was a bit busy this week, and I sulked because I couldn’t find time to read. But, I still managed to read a non-fiction called ‘Wor(l)ds Apart’. I loved every bit of it. :)

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  • Ah, Pushout has been on my TBR since I first heard about it! I assume it will make me angry and break my heart at the same time. But I’m sure it will be revealing! When I taught, I worked so very hard at trying to treat each student the same, although I was in a very monocultural/mono-everything culture to a great degree. The main separation was determined by money as it is everywhere. I’m trying to finish Ana of California, which I am really enjoying! As usual I have blog posts that I would like to complete… :)