1. What are you reading right now? Tell us about it!
One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
Goodreads Synopsis: One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. The covert and controversial “Brides for Indians” program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man’s world. Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Jim Fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
My thoughts: I am enjoying it so far. I had to put it on hold to read Serena for our chat tonight, so I’m excited to start it up again.
2. What was your favorite series to read when you were a kid?
Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children. I was all in to the mystery type books.
3. The world is ending: What 3 books do you save from your collection in hopes to contribute to whatever new society forms?
My bible, obviously, Pride and Prejudice and can I choose my kindle? HA!
5. If you wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
This morning? Awake and Irritable
6. What is next on your “to-read” list? Tell us about it!
Kate @ Another Clean Slate says
I'm a chick lit and historical fiction girl too- more chick lit as well 🙂
I loved the Boxcar Children as well! I don't think I ever read much Nancy Drew though for some reason!
jen @ grown in southern ground says
I loved One Thousand White Women! One of my all time favorites for sure.
That book you're reading sounds interesting. I just added it to my "to read" list. Eleanor and Park is next on my to read list as soon as it comes through the queue at the library.
Love me some chick lit! Thanks for linking up with us at Literary Junkies!
Yes! Another Boxcar Children fan! I devoured those books when I was a kid. Also, E&P is so good! I can't wait to hear your thoughts!
Blush and Barbells says
I have never heard of the Brides for Indians program – One Thousand White Women goes on my to-read list!
Christine Rosko says
Awkward and Irritable would be me every morning lol. I loved the Boxcar Children and I totally vote that kindles are allowed as one pick!