Feedback: What's on your bookshelf right now?

Last week, we asked what you had on your bookshelf right now and your answers varied from new reads to beloved favorites. See all the responses below and make sure to answer <a href=",0,4730687.emailform">this week's</a> question.


"Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore tells the true story of a man who is encouraged by his wife to help a homeless person. The growth of their unique friendship and the help they provide each other during difficult times is inspiring.

—Judy Peterson, Arlington Heights

I've been looking at this book on my shelf for years, thinking, "I should read that, I really enjoyed Doris Kearns Goodwin's book about Lincoln. And I love historical fiction. And nobody writes like Vidal." So, when Julia Keller wrote a column about how a novel is a wonderful way to experience the essence of a famous person, she reminded readers about Gore Vidal's "Lincoln," as well as his other books. I resolved, right then and there, to pick it up soon. Or at least as soon as I've finished the six books that are piled up next to my bed!

—Julia Bailey, Uptown

Presently, I'm reading "Flow: The Cultural Story of Menstruation" by Elissa Stein and Susan Kim, which is probably one of the most underrated books on my shelf. In this humorous and quick-witted take on the history of menstruation, the authors cover everything from hysteria to the history of underwear. It's an informative and very entertaining read.

—Kelli Jones, Park Manor

My copy of Wendy McClure's "The Wilder Life: My Adventures in the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie" is actually signed by the author. I bought it and had it signed during last summer's Printers Row Lit Fest. The book is about McClure's quest to follow in the footsteps of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" series, so she drew a quick cartoon of a little girl in a bonnet in addition to signing her name.

—Jamie Prahl, Lakeview

I have a couple of poetry books on my shelf; I try every year to memorize one and fail. I also have a Little Golden Book that I looked very hard to find because it was one that my great-grandfather had on his bookshelf in Opolis, Kansas. I think books are a part of your life you can revisit, touch and feel, and then the past doesn't seem like it happened that long ago. Each of my books is special to me, from my copy of "Veterinary Pathology" to the first "Harry Potter" book I read.

—Anne Farrell, Antioch

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