Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Books, Books, and more Books!

I don't know how many of you read my post in December on reading , but I've met my goal, and it's only June.
Reading 24 books wasn't as hard as I thought it would be, probably because I am a fast reader.
I also surprised myself, and read some books that my daughters have been wanting me to read for a couple of years. I don't usually read much fiction, but I enjoyed the books I have read so far.

Now, on my nightstand are some heavy books, most notably Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged." This book is over 1000 pages, so it's going to be some time in the doing-unless of course it's very engaging, then it won't take too long; I did read the 600+ Harry Potter in 3 days :)
I've also got "My Dearest Friend: the Letters of John and Abigail Adams" on my nightstand,a couple on the Constitution, a couple Religious tomes a couple fiction that I'm anxious to read and "The Real George Washington" that's 829 pages.
I'm also adding a couple of fantasy books, "Fablehaven" that my friend Marian recommended a while back, and "Inkheart," that was made into a movie this year.
It should be a busy, engaging second half of the year!

As I stated before, I'd love to hear what you all are reading, and if you haven't started a reading goal for the year it's not too late :D


Tricia said...

Your post came just in time for me to have an answer. I have to admit I have let my own personal reading slip a bit with homeschool my crew and all but lately I have been enjoying a few that I am determined to get through. The House of the Lord by James E. Talmage and Woman and the Priesthood by Rodney Turner. This one is taking forever and to be honest I have been working on for about 10 years!! Yikes!! But that's NOT normal for me though to take that long to get through a book but this one is heavy!!

Mama Rachel said...

Oooo! We LOVE the Fablehaven series at our house. Better give yourself time to read the 4 Brandon Mull has out so far. ;-)

Happy, happy reading!

Tricia said...

Did you see that youtube on Will's blog covering the police chase and the officer proceeding to kick the criminal in the face even after he surrendered? Really good video in showing the liberties our police officers are taking these days.

Ritsumei said...

That's a fun list! I'm munching on Les Miserables, America's Constitution: A Biography, A Glorious Standard, and I know there are a few more I can't think of right now. I'm due for some lighter fiction reading, but I can't find anything that suits. Though my brother was reading bits of his Terry Pratchet book outloud (in protest over Les Mis, which I had been reading), and that might be a good way to go.