Sunday, March 13, 2011

new on my bookshelf

This weekend has been extremely wet. Hard for the kids in that they go a bit stir crazy. Although they don't think the lack of outside time impacts them, it clearly does. A puppet show today, Adventures of the Monkey King, was a helpful diversion but not the same as good physical activity. If only I could put out of my mind all that I need to get done (and quit doing the little bit of it that I am doing - lethargy has set it, bigtime) and keep the kids occupied, the weather has called for reading and napping. I guess that happens when the kids are older.

Currently, I'm reading Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner. I am hooked but don't like to comment much about this sort of novel until I've finished it. Next up - although the order is always subject to change - comes If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino. I'm eager to get going with this one. Calvino is totally new to me. I plan to follow it up with The Selected Works of T.S. Spivet: A Novel by Reif Larson, also new to me. I do love maps, which may or may not be helpful, but there's a decent chance that the visuals of the book will drive me nuts. I'm game to give it a go.


  1. Crossing to Safety is sooooo good, but I think I liked his Angle of Repose even more.....Stegner is like - I don't know - a good meal, made by dear friend, maybe? I would love to hear more when you finish!

  2. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler is absolutely amazing!!