Sunday, December 20, 2009

TSS: A Few Grownup Reads (For a Change)

The last two weeks have been so much fun. Making Christmas ornaments. Polar Express Day. Christmas parties. Caroling. Making Christmas cookies with my family. Reading The Night Before Christmas. Thirty-six times.

And I'm on one of those wonderful reading runs where everything I pick up is fantastic.

I think I can explain it. I've been reading mostly children's picture books (Cybils nominees and then Christmas books) for the past two months. I've had time to save up a nice little stack of good books.

Look what I'm reading:

Too Much Happiness by Alice Munro (Halfway through...don't want this book to end...not much happiness, though)

Cold by Bill Streever (On lots of year end Best of 2009 lists and rightly so)

Gone With the Wind (Who's gonna argue with the amazing-ness of this book?)

Look what I just finished:

No Impact Man (Author Beavan decides to live without trash or electricity or non-locally produced food...really, anything that adversely impacts the world...for a year)

Super Freakonomics (Just as fun as the first book)

Look what just arrived for me:

How Clarissa Burden Learned to Fly (ARC from the author)

Truly, Madly by Heather Webber (ARC from friend of author)

Now & Then (ARC from friend of author)

Stones Into Schools (Latest from Three Cups of Tea author from the library)

Lorrie Moore's A Gate at the Stairs (Another book I've been anxious to read from the library)

I've got some great books to read!


  1. Looks like you've been busy! I haven't read Gone With the Wind and confess it's not one that appeals to me (and I didn't like the movie). I know so many people love it, so who knows? Maybe someday.

  2. Those cookies are gorgeous and no, you can't argue with the awesomeness that is GONE WITH THE WIND. I NEED to reread that soon, or at least watch the movie again!

  3. I'm glad you're on a wonderful reading run! :D

  4. I really need to reread GONE WITH THE WIND too! It's been such a long time...

  5. What an incredible tray of cookies! That's a true labor of love.

    I'm glad to know you enjoyed SUPER FREAKANOMICS; I thought the first was fantastic and wondered how they'd expand on the ideas. Also, STONES INTO SCHOOLS intrested me (I didn't care for the writing itself in THREE CUPS OF TEA, but I understand that STONES is a bit more personal)



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