Yes, I’m kind of stealing the title from a great website, Goodreads (where I am now tracking my books read and books to read). The multiple blizzards of January 2010 were a blessing in disguise in more ways than one. I think I read more in those snowed-in days than I did in all of 2009. Sounds impressive, but it was only four or five books. You could probably tell. My vocabulary and spelling have taken a nosedive and I believe it’s partly due to the fact that I’m not feeding my brain. Not a good thing when we’re a homeschooling family.
I’m still trying to continue the reading streak even though life has gotten back to its normal, frenetic pace.
From the storm I finished
- Interpreter of Maladies and
- Blonde Roots (which is an interesting take on slavery. Imagine the reverse of the triangular trade; Europeans being taken into slavery by Africans)
- Nightlight by The Harvard Lampoon — a parody of Twilight. I should probably read the actual Twilight book first.
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith — published first in 1943, it’s considered “one of the books of the century” by the New York Public Library…do they hold any weight as book critics?
- The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath — I may have read this before in high school or college. Now with Goodreads I’ll know whether I’ve read a book before.
- Sammy’s House by Kristin Gore — because it takes place in D.C. and I think it’s going to be funny in a my-kind-of-humor kind of way. Interestingly enough, Kristin Gore was an editor of the Harvard Lampoon back in her college days.
Simon & Schuster was kind enough to send me The Wish Stealers by Tracy Trivas. The jacket of the book makes it sound very interesting. Look it up or click through to see about it.