Saturday, June 20, 2015

#48HBC: Enchanted Air

Book finished: Enchanted Air by Margarita Engle

What a beautiful book! This memoir in verse shares Margarita Engle's childhood memories of traveling to Cuba as a young girl and living in America during the '50s and '60s when conflicts like the Bay of Pigs Invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis were going on. This is a valuable perspective and a beautifully crafted memoir. Fans of Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (obviously one of my favorite books!) should NOT miss this one.

Challenge update:

Time spent reading/blogging; 10 hours 35 minutes
Pages read: 1104
Books finished: 5

Still a few more hours before today's appointment, so I think I can start one more book before it's time to leave. I don't know how long it will take today, but I will definitely be doing some more reading when we get back this evening!