Things have been pretty quiet on this blog lately. I started teaching pre-school two days a week, and the afternoon naps have moved from 1pm to nearly three, so sitting down to write doesn't feel worth it when I know my two older kids will be walking in the door any minute. I'm taking in much more than I put out these days. But as long as I'm taking in good stuff, I think it'll be okay. What follows may not be complete, but it's what I remember right now.
Reads of 2009
North! Or Be Eaten -- Andrew Peterson
Inkheart -- Cornelia Funke
So Brave, Young, and Handsome -- Leif Enger
The Hour I First Believed -- Wally Lamb
The Power of One -- Bryce Courtenay
Jacob Have I Loved (second time) -- Katherine Paterson
Bridge to Terabithia (") -- KP
The Great Gilly Hopkins -- KP
The City of Ember -- Jeanne DuPrau
The People of Sparks -- JD
The Diamond of Darkhold -- JD
Maus (II) -- Art Speigelman
Persepolis (I) -- Marjane Satrapi
Gates of Excellence -- KP
Are Women Human? -- Dorothy Sayers
Amazing Grace -- Kathleen Norris (first started in '08, not finished yet)
A Grief Observed -- C.S. Lewis (still working on)
Living By Fiction -- Annie Dillard (")
Secrets in the Dark -- Fredrick Beuchner (had to return to library, unfinished)
I'm a rather slow and deliberate reader. And the works I didn't finish have more to do with my evening lack of brain power than the ability of the author to captivate me. Speaking of Captivating, I'm also rereading that particular book (by John and Stasi Eldredge) right now, as well as The Half-Blood Prince (HP- book 6).
What about you? What's currently resting on your nightstand or the back of your toilet? And based on this list, have you any recommendations for me?