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Mmm. I'd been doing a good job lately. I had my "to-read" stack whittled down to 9 or 10 books--the lowest it's been in a while--and I just started another one yesterday. However, over the past two weeks, my good friend H. has gifted me with/lent me at least 3 more. And she gave me another one tonight. Ack! It's time for some re-ordering of the queue:

Currently reading:

Empire Falls- Richard Russo
Mirror Mirror - Gregory Maguire
The Doctor's Wife - Elizabeth Brundage
Romans - Paul

In line:

The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
The Evolution Of Useful Things - Henry Petroski
American Fuji - Sara Backer
River Town: Two Years On The Yangtze - Peter Hessler
The Year Of The Frog - Martin M. Simecka
The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter - Carson McCullers
As I Lay Dying - William Faulkner
A Painted House - John Grisham
Wicked - Gregory Maguire
Selected Poems - Rita Dove
The Pillars Of The Earth - Ken Follett

I think I'll institute a new rule: No adding to the list if there are already 10 things on it. Once I work through these, I'm going to start exercising my library card more. We're running out of space for books.



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Oct. 24th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
The Time Traveler's Wife was interesting. An unusual read.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is one of my favorites. Ranks up there with To Kill a Mockingbird and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. (Though all three for different reasons.) As I Lay Dying.....Faulkner had a particularly morbid view of people sometimes. I remember really liking A Painted House by Grisham -- very different from his other books.

The others you have mentioned i will need to check out. Great list. I am interested in hearing what you think.

romans is my favorite, btw, i always end up going back to it. (Isaiah probably next after romans.)
Oct. 26th, 2006 12:20 am (UTC)
I've had The TTW in my stack forever... I finally decided to bump it up because yet another person told me this past week how good it was! I'm definitely hoping for something interesting, considering all I've heard about it.

I remember reading A Tree GIB sometime in middle school. Years later, I watched the movie (unknowingly), thinking the entire time, "Gee, this story seems really familiar..." I had almost forgotten how much I enjoyed it! I am very much looking forward to The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter.

I picked A Painted House and As I Lay Dying because they seem like they'll be different than the other things I've read by those authors. I kind of threw Romans in as a joke; though I've read it several times before, I'm currently involved in a year-long study of it, so this time I'm reading it v..e..r..y slowly--like at the rate of 4-5 verses a week. It's a good thing it's my favorite, too, because I'll still be reading it next June!

I'll have to write up some reviews as I slog through my stack. And make myself a book icon! :)
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