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Sunday, May 06, 2007

I've been reading up a storm lately. I have set up a nice place for me to read while I feed the baby. I sit in the rocking chair feeding her, while I read a book that is held open with a heavy weight of some type - remote control, scissors, whatever works. I have the books open on a nightstand beside the chair. It always stays open to the page I am reading, so no time is lost opening and setting up at each feeding. I have really been whizzing through them. I thought I would list the ones that I can remember I've read since the baby was born.

Mists of Avalon
Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter
HP and the Sorcerer's Stone
HP and the Chamber of Secrets
HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban
HP and the Goblet of Fire
Ender's Game (North Carolina Author!)
The Mummy Case
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Day My Butt Went Psycho
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal - Hilarious. One of my favorite parts was it's description of the origins of Judo. I'll give you a hint: think Jew-doh)
Lion in the Valley

I feel like I'm missing something. I've been trying to get through Jude the Obscure still. I started it months ago. It's the book that I read when I am in bed. I tried reading while feeding her, but it takes much more concentration then I can give at 3 am.
I just started Komantcia, by Harold Keith. He also wrote Rifles for Watie, a Newberry Award book. I'm sure you've noticed that many of these books are juvie fiction, but I've borrowed many from my elementary school librarian friend. Also, as a upper elementary teacher (well, not right now since I'm staying home with the kids, but one day I may go back.), I can use that as an excuse to read these great works for 4th -8th graders.
Okay, so The Day my Butt Went Psycho is not a great literary work. I don't think I would say it is a good litereary work. I think the rating on the back of the book says it best "Rated G for Gross. Immature audiences only." It's a book that a 4th grade boy would just love.
It's really been wonderful having time to read so much. Flora eats at least 6 times a day, for at least 15 minutes each time, usually we're there for 25 minutes or so. It's even made me not mind it so much when she gets up to eat during the night.
I htink I'll be sticking with more of the youth classics for a little while, then maybe move into either adult classics, or some good scifi and fantasy. But I will continue to read about Amelia Peabody Emerson's adventures by Elizabeth Peters. They are great fun!
(And, of course I'll finish working my way through the Harry Potter books in anticipation of the movie and the book release. I now have my voucher for Book 7.)

Book Seven!
(said in a high sing-songy voice like the one on a Spongebob Squarepants episode where Mr Krabs gets a plastic treasure chest and you hear: "Plastic!")

Knitting talk to come next time. I may have recently committed to the impossible.
We'll see.



  • Forgive my terrible tardiness but congratulations on the addition of Flora to the household! What a blessing! Hope you are enjoying being with the little one and reading good books :)

    By Blogger Glaistig, at 8:38 PM  

  • Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Lamb is a crack up. I'm reading Moore's The Stupidest Angel right now. :)

    By Blogger Madge, at 12:42 AM  

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