Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Reading Pile?

I'm on a bit of a non-fiction roll these days...but apparently my focus is easily diverted. The following three books have been cracked open:

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya A...awesomely heartbreaking

The Glamour of Grammar by Roy Peter Clark - delightful, can't keep myself from picking this one up. How can Mr. Clark make apostrophe's and semi-colon's so intriguing? 

The Ladies of Seneca Falls by Miriam Gurko - for my book club, truly a fascinating account of women who fought for equal rights. Hopefully it becomes required reading in all high schools so that all American females can appreciate our circumstances today.

In the hopper - Elizabeth Gilbert's Committed (Yes, I miss her already.)

Boy, I'm gonna need some fiction soon to break up all this reality. (The Dragon Tattoo has been sitting on my bookshelf, waiting, staring me in the face.)

So, what's on your nightstand? BTW, it's banned book week. What's your favorite banned book? Huck Finn? To Kill a Mockingbird? Let's hear it!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mockingjay and Eat Pray Love

Mockingjay tis finished...It's always kind of sad to come to the end of a truly great series...but it did not disappoint. I like to cry, and tears held me captive for the last quarter of the novel...that's all I will say.

So now I'm rereading Eat Pray Love, which is not something I normally do. I have too many other unread book sitting on the shelf. But seeing the movie inspired me to pick up the book and reminisce over a few of Liz (as if we're friends) Gilbert's the great passages. I love funny and smart women. Makes me want to be one when I grow up...

BTW, did you know that Elizabeth Gilbert is coming to Omaha in April next year?  That is way cool. I think I'll see go and see her if at all possible...