On My Nightstand
So, I think I'll post a list of the books I'm in the middle of right now.
Then I can just update the list, change the date and top it.
At least I think that is how it will work.
After that I can post individual discussions of the books as I either finish them, or don't as the case may be.
I find that there are a lot of books I don't finish any more. Maybe it is my advancing age. I just don't have time to spend, reading something I don't just love. Or maybe it is because I spend my days surrounded by more than 100,000 books. Too many temptations to keep me from remaining loyal to the book at hand.
So, from the bottom up, here is what is currently stacked on my nightstand (top of the stack is what I'm most recently focusing on):
I Remember Nonna, by Eleanore Berra Marfasi - Combination folk wisdom, superstition, homage, photo album and cookbook.
A Year in the World, by Frances Mayes - I KNOW, I'm the only person left on the planet who hasn't read it yet. Other books keep finding their way on top of it.
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, by Barbara Kingsolver - I'm really enjoying this book. I especially like the way I can put it down and come back to it without an impact on my enjoyment.
Little Heathens, by Mildred Armstrong Kalish -- Think Little House on the Prairie only in depression era Iowa farm country.
The Amateur Gourmet, by Adam D. Roberts -- A book version of his great website. www.amateurgourmet.com. Just because I identify myself is "untrained cook" with gourmet aspirations.
the seems: the glitch in sleep, by John Hulme and Michael Wexler (coming out in October) -- One of the advanced reader copies I need to get through. And YET another attempt to create the next Harry Potter phenom. Actually, the first three chapters are pretty interesting, in a 10 year old boy kind of way.
Fablehaven, by Brandon Mull, Another HP wanabe. Book one, with book two also in print. I've got a signing with the author in a few weeks, so this one is tops on my priority list. Good thing I'm REALLY enjoying it.