Monthly Archives: December 2009

Christmas is coming… what’s in the workbasket?

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Books books books….

So, over at HeartThoughts there is a little “mini-Quest”-carnivally-thingy going on– all of us reading fanatics have the opportunity to post photos of 1) our stack of “current reads” and 2) our stack of “to reads”.  Is this as hard for everyone else as for me?  Actually, gathering up the books I’ve been reading and/or have started and abandoned in stray dark corners, has been a good exercise.  I now have my stack of books neatly together, demanding the attention they deserve.  Therefore, I give you:

Villette, Charlotte Bronte (Half Price Books find!); The Road from Coorain, Jill Kerr Conway (where did I get this?…); The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkein (reading with my brother as a school assignment); Onions in the Stew, Betty MacDonald (gift from a bookish friend); and Future Grace, John Piper (yes, still.).

As far as books To Read.  Well, there are dozens of unread ones spread around my room, some promising and some not-so.  However, I conveniently came home from the bookstore today with several titles that do seem promising, so! 

The Wings of the Dove, Henry James (never read any Henry James… yet); Agnes Grey, Anne Bronte (why not?); Ruth, Elizabeth Gaskell (who doesn’t love Gaskell?); Endurance, Alfred Lansing (I’ve long wanted to learn about this famous story); and Andy Catlett, Wendell Berry (this has been waiting around for a month or so… I’ve been wanting to read Berry for a long time… and finally came across it.)

And there you have it!  Now, if I can just find the time to get some reading in….