Friday, March 20, 2009
My Spring Reading Thing List
What a day!! The Ultimate Blog Party at 5 Minutes for Mom, and Callapidder Days' bloggy reading event of the season on the same day! Please check out my UBP party post at 5 Minutes for Books to learn all about my books' site (and get a free book download).
Each time I participate in one of Katrina's reading challenges, it gets more fun. The last year or so, it's been a little bit more difficult to predict my reading because I'm a full-time book reviewer (at 5 Minutes for Mom and 5 Minutes for Books). So, I don't have the luxury of planning too far out. That said, I think I did pretty well in predicting last Fall.
These are my books for review
Fiction and Memoir:
Undress Me in the Temple of Heaven -- started and liking it
The Moon by Night -- also reading this Madeleine L'Engle YA novel now
Daisy Chain -- Mary DeMuth's newest
Cutting for Stone -- I know it's going to be good, but it's long, so I haven't invested.
The Red Leather Diary: Reclaiming a Life Through the Pages of a Lost Journal -- This one really caught my eye
Things I Want My Daughters to Know -- Looks like a great (sad) novel
The Genie Scheme -- a tween novel
Sea Changes -- I just got asked about this one. It could either be really good, or really weird.
I'm already editing to add this next one (because it's on my Amazon Vine review list and I forgot it): Going to See the Elephant
Sundays at Tiffany's -- maybe (it's been sitting on my shelf since it came out in hardcover, but is out in PB now)
Shadow of Colossus (Seven Wonders Series #1) -- This is also a maybe and could go either way. I'm going to give it a few chapters.
Trespassers Will Be Baptized: The Unordained Memoir of a Preacher's Daughter -- maybe
Non-fiction (which I thought was going to be short, but I kept adding to it, thus assuring that I won't actually finish all of them!):
Why Women Should Rule the World -- partway in, enjoying it
Clutter-Free Christianity: What God Really Desires for You
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
What to Read When: The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child
Skimming These for Review:
How to Really Love Your Grandchild
Will I lose my booksnob status if I confess that I am actually looking quite forward to these two?
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Moms & Sons
For Classics Bookclub at 5 Minutes for Books:
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
A Thousand Splendid Suns -- Yes, finally. Watching The Kite Runner DVD sealed it, and the really exciting news is that I earned a Kindle 2 for being a judge for a writing contest, and it's going to be the first book I read on it.
The Irrational Season (The Crosswicks Journal, Book 3) by Madeleine L'Engle -- I'm languishing on this one, but enjoying it
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6) -- because I'm about to let Amanda read #5, and I gotta stay one step ahead
A Single Thread -- A friend lent this to me. It's written by her friend, Marie Bostwick, and set here in CT -- after the author (and character) moved from Texas. How perfect is that for me?
Reading to my kids for the Read Together Challenge (feel free to sign up for this April event):
Uglies -- Amanda and I are partway into this. It's good.
Wings -- This is a review book, and I don't even have it in my hands, but since it's fantasy, I thought Amanda would enjoy it as well.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle -- I read it growing up, Amanda read it growing up, now we're sharing with Kyle!
Dessert First -- Another review book, but it seems silly -- just up Kyle's alley.
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