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Friday, August 12, 2011

So many books, so little time!

I have the perfect place to sit and read. In the evening, the hummingbirds dart and dive, and the younger three run races up and down the garden paths while I read. At some point, I put down my book and read to them. Richard Scarry for Stuart, and Anne of Green Gables for Evangeline and Estelle. My selection is not as easy! I have found so many good books lately, that I am actually in the process of reading about ten books at the same time. I read a few chapters from one book, and then the next day a different book strikes my fancy, so I pick it up and read a bit.Then I find a new book, and forget about the other books for a while! So, just for fun, here are the books I am working my way through right now!

  1. Home by Marilynne Robinson. Love this one so far!
  2.  10 Habits of Happy Mothers by Meg Meeker. Not far in to it, but great so far.
  3. The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise. My homeschooling pep talk!
  4. The Yellow on the Bloom by Betsy Whyte, about Scottish travelers. Love this one!
  5. The Dog Who Ate the Truffle: Memoirs of Stories and recipes from Umbria by Suzanne Carreiro. Since I lived in Umbria as a child, I am really enjoying this one.
  6. Life in a Jewish Family by Edith Stein. So good!
  7. Nothing Daunted by Dorothy Wickenden. The story of the author's grandmother, who left New York to teach school in Colorado when it was still unsettled. Another great read!
  8. The End of the Affair by Graham Greene. Only on page four, but I know this will be a good read with lots of food for thought. Recommended by a dear friend, I only wish she was here so I could discuss it with her!
  9. The Art of Eating by MFK Fisher. MFK Fisher was a food columnist, and this is a collection of her writings on food. Interesting, funny, and informative.
Well, number ten is actually a stack of new cookbooks, purchased on the cheap from my local Borders, which is sadly going out of business. I am slowly working on menu plans that will work well with our fall schedule. This is a huge job, as fall is usually pretty hectic around here! I still have lesson planning to do, and we are still in the thick of harvest season,so my actual reading time each day is quite short. Oh well! Winter is on it's way (I know, I know, don't mention it, it seems like  summer just arrived!) and then I will have those long winter evenings to spend with my nose buried happily in a book!


  1. What a great list of books! I have to add a few to my list. I agree with you, my reading stack never gets any smaller, it just continues to grow. I really need to stay away for Amazon! Happy Reading!.xx

  2. I was just thinking the other day, I can't wait for the colder months so that I can make soup and read :] which is crazy since it JUST got warm. Ah well, Oregonian for you.

  3. My reading stack is always massive too. I either drop everything else and read; or very little reading gets done at all. The first two on your list - HOme and Happy Mothers sound really interesting.