Saturday, October 21, 2006

What I am Reading

I have been doing a lot of reading lately. Since I've been home alone so many evenings, I decided to fill the hours with books instead of television and the internet like I usually do. I just finished Light on Snow by Anita Shreve. It was very good. I have read many, but not all of her books and enjoyed them all. I just started reading The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I have never read anything by her, and am enjoying it too. If a book doesn't catch my interest right from the beginning, I have a hard time finishing it, although I always try to finish a book once I start it. Next on my list is The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I have never read any of her books either, so I am anxious to see if I like them. After that I am planning on reading The Blind Assasin by Margaret Atwood. I fell in love with her books in college after reading some of her short stories. My husband brought me all of these books home from work, after I complained I had nothing to read. In addition to the above fiction titles, I have decided to read one book on adoption or parenting or attachment per month until Sophie comes home. I am starting with Twenty things Adoptive Kids Wish Their Adoptive Parents Knew. I have only made it through the first few chapters, but am finding it interesting, especially being adopted myself. Lastly, I have pledged(to myself) to read the Bible daily. I received The Daily Bible for Christmas a couple of years ago, but never made it through the whole thing. It's time to pick it back up again. Well, I guess that's it! Looking at the above list, it looks like I better get going. I have a lot of reading to do! So, what are you all reading?

6 comments:

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Scooby Doo, Curious George and Parenting magazines...I like your better.

Connie said...

Shamefully, only Contemporary OB-GYN right now.

Shelley said...

For now, other peoples' Blogs! And a boatload of magazines.

OMG, you're counting down to Christmas! Ugh. Sorry, I'm a holiday dreader. :)

Joannah said...

I've read The Poisonwood Bible - that was a very unique piece of literature. I enjoyed it, but I don't know. I just didn't find any of the characters to be that sympathetic - meaning I wasn't pulling for any of them. The dad was a freak.

I only have time for the books I read to my students and the books I have to read for this master's class. But I'll keep your other recommendations in mind whence I can return to reading for pleasure.

Anonymous said...

I have almost finished The Thirteenth Tale for my online book club. We are always looking for new members (hint, hint). Kind of creepy for this time of year and very good. I haven't ever read The Poisonwood Bible, but have a copy sitting on my bookshelf. I can't wait to hear what you think!

Katie said...

I liked the Secret Life of Bees. I also read the 20 things book last year right after we were DTC. My favorite adoption themed book is The Waiting Child. I just finished it. It was really really good. Unfortunately I cried through most of it, but more happy tears than sad.