View Full Version : Week of 12/16: What are you reading now? What's waiting on your nightstand?
12-16-2002, 09:05 AM
What are you reading this week? What are you looking forward to reading soon?
You can just list the book or books you're working on, or you can add a few sentences about them, or you can write a short review for us, if you like!
Share your book experiences with us here. :)
12-16-2002, 09:22 AM
I finished Love Medicine, so Hooray! for me. :) I was sick, so I put aside all weighty books and read several Georgette Heyer novels. Fluffy, amusing and light, they were exactly what I was looking for. I'm still working on The Birchbark House.
My to-be-read pile is threatening to take over the house:
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver - this has been on my pile for weeks now, but I never seem to be in the mood to start it.
Between Ourselves: Letters Between Mothers & Daughters edited by Karen Payne - with many thanks to Kathleen for mentioning this last week.
The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain - I probably won't read the whole thing, but I'd like to read some of it and the illustrations look wonderful
What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool - I've read that this is not entirely reliable, but it sounds like fun anyway.
Here Be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman - a medieval history that looks rather intimidatingly large for holiday reading.
12-16-2002, 09:37 AM
I read several books over the weekend but can't remember a single one at this moment. Hmm, why do I read if I can't remember. Oh, yeah, because it feels so good at the time.
Per SusanH's recommendation, I picked up a Jennifer Crusie book and plan to read that. I think it's called Crazy for You.
OH, and I'm half way through a book Lisa Jo recommended called Smart Mom's Baby-sitting Co-op Handbook: How We Solved the Baby-sitter Puzzle. I'm taking a "Toddler and You" type class after the New Year and hope to start a Co-op from that. I'm getting excited because my husband and I have never been out to dinner alone or gone to a single cinema since our daughter was born. I'm ready now to do that.
Me: 35, Dh: 34 (1989)
<font color="#FF850B"><font size=2pt> Dd: May 2001</font></font>
12-18-2002, 07:20 PM
Susan, my TBR pile is pretty dangerous, too!
Ursula, the Babysitting Co-op book sounds really neat. Thanks for posting about it! I'm going to look for it at my library.
I am still working on Skipping Christmas. Sigh. I have not been skipping Christmas, and so have had very little time to read. It's such a slim little book, I feel like I should have finished it by now!
I did finish Love Medicine, and I'll post about it soon on the last discussion thread.
Next up: My aunt just gave me the newest Maya Angelou book, A Song Flung Up to Heaven, and it's another slim volume, so I think I'll try to get through that one during the holidays. :)
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