Monday, July 27, 2009
The Reading List at Last!
Gaze your groovy eyes to the right. Isn't there a song that says, "to the left, to the left"? hip hop, I believe. Anyway, I'm a little punchy this morning, being Monday and all. I've finally started a reading list. This is not to say that I haven't been reading ALL summer and in fact ALL the time since I've started my blog several weeks ago. But, I hadn't started the list.
Part of my problem was when I began this blog thing, I was reading very popular literature. The kind that requires little thinking and is perfect for summer. I prefer this kind mainly in the summer and it has to be southern writers with a plot set in the south. Sometimes, I will stray and consider a yankee book but if I do, it's still set on the water and reminds me of the Kennedys.
Here's a little bit about 3 of the books on that list so far:
Keeper of the Doves by Betsy Byars: a middle grade book set at the end of the 19th century. It's a lovely story about a little girl who loves words. Ms. Byars is a writer from South Carolina and I shall be reading her other works.
Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl by Susan McCorkindale: My fellow Fauquierian is hilarious. She moved to a big farm from New Jersey and chronicles that change. She has a real knack for hyperbole and a great wit.
TumTum and Nutmeg: Adventures Beyond Nutmouse Hall by Emily Beam: This was a great story. I should say stories but we only got to the first of three because I was reading a chapter a night to my kids and had to return the sucker. It was a new one at the library which didn't allow for a renew. But, my kids and I really enjoyed the adventures of two mice living in an odd little house.
I'm still working on that list. It's a little crude at the moment but wanted to get it up. I'm not sure which book to choose next. A kid's book, a good summer read or something more serious. Hmm?