Friday, August 19, 2011

What else I've been doing

So in between crafting and cleaning binges, and taking care of Minnie, I've been reading. Except when I had a week long migraine, then I did mostly nothing for a week. But other than that, in my 'free' time I've been reading. It's helped to keep me busy when I don't feel up to crafting, and keeps me feeling like I'm doing something semi-useful, and to keep my mind off things, and because it's been way too long since I've just devoured books.

I've always liked reading. Both of my grandmothers love to read, and I have fond memories of going to Barnes and Noble on my birthday with Granny to pick out some new books, or going to the used bookstore with Gramma and getting a stack. That's where I first picked up So You Want to Be a Wizard, in some used bookstore where the kids section was this small square room, with dark wood shelves.

Lately I've been reading the book lists that NPR comes out with once a week or so, and requesting the ones I find interesting from the library. The library system here will bring the books you request from other libraries to your local branch, and I love it. I walk down there once a week, grab the books that have shown up for me, and some more board books for Minnie.

I'll read while she naps, or catch a few pages while she's playing beside me, or stay up way too late finishing it.

In the past few weeks I've read, in no particular order,

The Magicians
The River King's Road
The Lost Gate
Castle Waiting I
Castle Waiting II
Tooth and Claw
10 Miles Past Normal

There are two lists where most of these have come from, here and here.

I am excited to get going on this, a list of 100 top Science Fiction and Fantasy books voted on my NPR listeners. I've only read about 19 of them, some a long time ago, so I've got a list to keep me busy for a while.

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