Sunday, January 11, 2009

I Have Got to Start Reading More


This is the stack of books that I'm trying (though not hard enough) to get through. All but "Twilight", which I started but haven't gotten very far into, have been added to the stack in the last two or three weeks. It's a pretty wide selection, though maybe a bit heavy on European royal history/ I think that both the Antonia Fraser book and Alison Weir books recently came out in paperback, and I'm a big fan of both authors (and not a secret Royalist). Time to get cracking, even though all I can think about are the Red Hot Chili Socks & other knitting projects.

Any suggestions for after I get through or abandon these books?


Claire said...

It looks like you have an interesting bunch of books there! I would suggest "O, Pioneers!" by Willa Cather. It is beautiful and full of meaning, but you don't have to read one paragraph over and over again before you understand it - very satisfying!

Kevin said...

That Sarah Vowell book is pretty good, a little preachy, but what do you expect?

Lola and Ava said...

OK . . . never thought it would come to this (honestly), but Twilight gets good around page 272. If you can slug through that many pages, the pay-off is truly in the third act.

LQ said...

If you read Twilight, chances are you'll really, really want to read the other 3 in the series. But they are very quick reads: I was able to finish one-a-day.