We're not even finished with June and already it is feeling like the dog days of summer - both in terms of the hot weather we've been having this week and also with the kids' cries of boredom. If they're not complaining about being bored, they're fighting with each other or me. Quite honestly, all I want to do is dive into my piles of books to escape the stress ... and that is exactly what I've been doing during this week in which I finished two books. (Yay, me.)
So, back to the library it goes.
In case you can't read the titles, they are:
Ask Me Why I Hurt: The Kids Nobody Wants and the Doctor Who Heals Them, by Randy Christensen
Join the Club: How Peer Pressure Can Transform the World, by Tina Rosenberg
By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham
Children and Fire, by Ursula Hegi
Horoscopes for the Dead, Poems by Billy Collins
Townie, by Andre Dubus III
The Doctor and the Diva
Strangers at the Feast
Jackie as Editor
Treasures from the Attic
Oh, and also not pictured is one for a book tour so I guess we really are at 14. I rationalize that this is completely doable because a few of these are fairly short.
In light of the incredible news out of New York this weekend, I really want to start the week off with The Kid ... but the book tour review (Repairing Rainbows by Lynda Fishman) should probably take priority since my date is August 4.
Have you read any of these? Which ones would you recommend that I absolutely make sure I get to - or avoid? And tell me if I'm not alone in wanting to escape life for awhile by diving into a pile of books (even if it means dealing with fictional graveyards and shipwrecks, as this week has brought).