Musing Monday

This meme was brought to my attention by thepurplebooker.com blog!

Musing Monday

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme that asks you to choose one of the following prompts to answer:

I’m currently reading…
Up next I think I’ll read…
I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
I can’t wait to get a copy of…
I wish I could read ___, but…
I blogged about ____ this past week…

Stacy’s Monday Musing:

I was a bit bothered by this news today:

From: Shelf Awareness (newsletter for the book trade)….


2018 Nobel Literature Prize May Be Skipped

The crisis at the Swedish Academy has become so serious that the head of the panel that awards the literature prize–the most prestigious book award in the world–has said the prize may not be awarded this year, the Bookseller reported.

At the core of the crisis are accusations of assault by 18 women “against French photographer Jean-Claude Arnault, who is married to an Academy member, Katarina Frostenson. Arnault has denied the allegations. The photographer is also accused of being part of a breach of the Academy’s secrecy rules by leaking the names of past Nobel prize-winners in advance, which again he has denied.”

In addition, the Swedish Academy last week released a statement confirming that “unacceptable behavior in the form of unwanted intimacy” had taken place at its functions and that the literature prize’s reputation had “suffered greatly” from publicity surrounding recent events.

The Academy meets on Thursday, May 3, to decide whether or not to award a prize this October. If it doesn’t award a prize in 2018, it would award two prizes for literature in 2019.”

Daisy’s Monday Musing:

I bought the following book(s) in the past week…

At a library sale, I bought (or obtained from the free book bin) Profiles in Courage by Senator John F. Kennedy (which looks awesome), Si-cology 101 by Si Robertson, and The Midnight Line by Lee Child. I also went to a different book sale this week, at which I obtained a whole bag of books, the most notable of which are a couple Lee Child books, a couple Clive Cussler books, Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton, The Herbal Drugstore by Linda White and Steven Foster, Herb Gardening in Five Seasons by Adelma Grenier Simmons, and Mayo Clinic Book of Alternative Medicine & Home Remedies by the Mayo Clinic. I’m super excited about all of them! 😀

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Also, before April ends, we wished to spotlight a few books about poetry since April is National Poetry Month. A few we have been privileged to read are:

     

If you like poetry, you should check them out!