Monday, September 3, 2007

Brand New Blog

This is my second attempt at a blog. The first one didn't go too well. It has been abandoned and cast aside, collecting dust on undiscovered internet shelving. The main problem was attempts at introducing html to my blog, at which I was unfortunately unable to succeed, and also unable to delete. The constant undeniable reminder of my inexpertise grew too much. I think I'll keep it simple this time.

So this blog, like the other, is about the books I am reading. I joined the TBR Challenge in December (, for which I chose 12 books (and 6 alternates) that I had been meaning to read for six months or more. (Get it? TBR=To Be Read!) So far I have read:

The Davinci Code Dan Brown
Bless Me Ultima Rodolfo Anaya
The King of Elfland's Daughter Lord Dunsany
The Dark Tower Stephen King
On Writing Stephen King
1984 George Orwell
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger
Ancestors of Avalon Diana Paxson
Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates Tom Robbins
Man's Search for Meaning Victor Frankl

I have three left to go: The Alphabet Versus the Goddess by Leonard Shlain; The Goddess in the Gospels by Margaret Starbird; and Myths to Live By by Joseph Campbell. They are all non-fiction (the bane of my existence) and I have been sludging through them slowly and painfully. I might give up and subsititute an alternate eventually, but for now I'm holding strong.

Other books I've read this year: A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby; The Blue Mirror by Kathe Koja; and The First Part Last by Angela Johnson. The latter two are young adult novels, which I can get away with reading since I am a high school teacher! I love reading young adult lit--I can sit down with a book and read the whole thing without a bathroom break. Makes me feel like a genius.

I may try to post reviews of some of these on here. Some are on my other blog. Most are reviewed on my goodreads page, which you can access via my email: Future books, if all goes well, will be reviewed here.

1 comment:

LauraRuth said...

If you're ever in the market for books but don't want to spend a lot of money or feel the need to keep the ones you have I recommend a website called paperback swap:

You sign up and post books you're willing to swap and then get to request books. Look it over for the details. So far I've gotten something like 50 books and shipped at least that many. It's great!!!

Laura H.