Wednesday, March 29

been a while...

It has been a while since I last posted and many things have changed since then- things I will explain t some other time. Why is it that as soon as I start to seek balance in my life that my stability becomes a much harder thing to hold on to?

In other thoughts....
John Wilson is apparently trying to read 52 books this year, and as I am a voracious reader i thought I might try to do the same. I must warn you that I do not have very high ideals of what should or should not be read, so my tastes are a bit eclectic and perhaps bizarre.

What I have currently read:
1. Mansfeild Park- a good book if you really really like Jane Austin or have very little to do and are bored out of your mind.
2. The Taking by Dean Koontz - it was okay- Mr. Koontz has a great grasp on the greater meaning of a story, but sometimes the details are a bit silly.
3. Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz- an excellent book- really draws you into the story and the overal theme is very well developed, but still subtle.
4. By the light of the moon by Dean Koontz- yes I did get on a bit of a streak- it wasn't oo bad- fun reading for a girl who used to love star trek.
5. Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery- Can you believe that i had never read this? And that the whole book can be read online?
6. Anne of Avonlea by L. M. Montgomery
7. Anne of the Island by L. M. Montgomery
8. Anne's House of Dreams by L. M. Montgomery

Hmmm- as you can see I am about four (close to five) books behind the expected schedule. However, I must point out that I read the last four int he last week. I have been a bit homebound because my poor car (mustang Sally) may have decided to die for once and all. Online books have been easier to come by.

If you kmnow of any other wonderful books in the public domain, please feel free to refer them to me. Also, if you have any books you would like to recommend, UPS, DHL and Fedex all know how to get to my house and I can purchase them on Amazon. Of course my Amazon list has been growing lately...


Laura and John said...

having a husband who works at the library comes in very handy. I regularly drag home bags of books - I'm trying to boost my ratings.

kate said...

Have you read Anna Karenina? Despite its being A Classic (=must be over my head), it is very accessible, and very thought-provoking.

kate said...

Oh! Oh! And Forever Amber! This is supposedly the original romance novel, but that's a total misrepresentation of how stinking good it really is. I love it!

And in the same genre: Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre.

Chara said...

I've never read Wuthering Heights, but Jane Eyre is one of my all-time favorites. There was a teacher at FHU named Dr. Shull (John's Boss's husband) who is aparently ga-ga over it. He's also just a tad eccentric, I think. I had him for Artherian Legends later on and he would rramle on and on about all of this abstract stuff and later on you would (eventually) get that he was really talking about the reading but it was all very loosely related.
Anyway- He has this habit of asking students this question: if you were stranded on a desserted island and you could only take two books with you- one obviously being the bible ;)- what other book would you choose.
I made the mistake of telling him Jane Eyre because I had just finished reading it for the first time and I still had all of it floating in my head... Well lets just say it was one of the longest, most bizarre conversations I ever had.

kate said...

There was actually a class offered at Freed on Authurian legends????

I want a real education, too! Not fair!

I would have to think long and hard about which books would go with me on a desert island. . . .