Yes, I've been kind of ... um, sort of overdoing it at the library lately. Just a smidge.
This isn't just from one trip to the library. Oh, no, no, no. Even I have my limits. This represents the collective total of what I have out, from the last few forays.
Needless to say, I'm guessing my stack of books will come close to what we will have on the ground by the time this craziness of a storm is over (just in time to ready ourselves for next week's onslaught). In case you're curious, here are some closer views of what the pile contains:
1. Of course, I'm still reading To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. I only have 100 pages left, so if I don't get too distracted by Facebook and blogs tonight, my goal is to finish that up. (Woolf in Winter Read-Along)
2. David Allen's Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and the Business of Life. I'm approximately halfway finished with this, too.
3. Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife by Francine Prose. Really looking forward to reading this one! It's about how, according to Prose, Frank's diary is more than just the journal of a young girl (which we already knew) but that it was a deliberate work of art. (Women Unbound Challenge).
4. If You Stay by Gayle Forman (YA Reading Challenge)
7. Melissa Gilbert's memoir Prairie Tale (really want to read this ... this would be a good one for a blizzard, with all those visions of Little House on the Prairie) (Memorable Memoir Challenge)
8. The Sweet In-Between, by Sheri Reynolds9. Endpoint (poems) by John Updike
10. Carlyle's House, by Virginia Woolf. This is one of her "sketches" and I picked it up at the library when I couldn't remember the names of the books for Woolf in Winter.
11. Dreams From My Father, by Barack Obama (Memorable Memoir Challenge)
12. I See You Everywhere, by Julia Glass
13. Follow Me, by Joanna Scott
14. Surfacing, by Margaret Atwood
15.Nocturnes: Five Stories of Music and Nightfall, by Kazuo Ishiguro
16. Exactly as I Am: Celebrated Women Share Candid Advice with Today's Girls on What It Takes to Believe In Yourself (Women Unbound)
17. Outliers: The Story of Success, by Malcolm Gladwell
18. A Mango Shaped Place, by Wendy Mass (Colorful Reading Challenge, YA Challenge)
19. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
20. The Blue Notebook by James A. Levine (Colorful Reading Challenge)
21. Childhood Unbound: Saving Our Kids' Best Selves-Confident Parenting in a World of Change, by Ron Taffel, Ph.D.
22. The Soloist, by Steve Lopez (Memorable Memoir Challenge)
23. The Seasons of Women: An Anthology, edited by Gloria Norris (Women Unbound)
24. One and the Same: My Life as an Identical Twin and What I've Learned About Everyone's Struggle to Be Singular, by Abigail Pogrebin (Memorable Memoir)
25. True Believer, by Virginia Euwer Wolff (YA Reading)
26. The Best American Essays 2008, edited by Adam Gopnik (series editor Robert Atwan)(Essay Reading)
27. The Best American Essays 2007, edited by David Foster Wallace (series editor Robert Atwan) (Essay Reading)
28. The Sacredness of Questioning Everything, by David Dark
29. Blurring the Color Line: The New Chance for a More Integrated America, by Richard Alba
30. Notes from a Cracked Ceiling: Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, and What It Will Take for a Woman to Win, by Anne E. Kornblut (Women Unbound)
31. Memoir, by Ben Yagoda (Memorable Memoir Challenge)
32. Hello Goodbye, by Emily Chenowith (Memorable Memoir)
33. Louise May Alcott: The Woman Behind Little Women (Women Unbound)
34. Waiting for Columbus by Thomas Trofimuk
35. How It Ended (short stories), by Jay McInerney
36. Read My Pins: Stories from a Diplomat's Jewel Box by Madeleine Albright (Women Unbound, Memorable Memoir)
Have you read any of these? Which ones would you recommend that I make a point to get to? And if you're also in the midst of the Snowpocalypse, what are you reading?
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