"Falling" into reading, you know...since it's fall... Okay. I'm painfully punny. I live with a man that is always so quick-witted and I'm so not. Most jokes that I try are just awkward or lame. But because of that, I guess they are funny in their own way. Maybe??
Okay, moving on. I have been on such a reading kick recently! Anyone else? This is the stack on my desk right now.
This pile is missing 2 books that I already read this past month, "Once a Witch" by Carolyn MacCullough and "These is my Words" by Nancy Turner. "Once a Witch" is a quick young adult read that I thought would be appropriate for October. I enjoyed it's plot, love interest, and magic. The witch characters each have a different power (think the show Heros). I want to read the sequel "Always a Witch" as well. The other book by Nancy Turner was so good! I think it will be one of my all-time favorites. It's set in 1881 in the Arizona Territory, told journal style from the narrator's point of view. It portrays the roughness of the west, yet the love story is so beautiful.
From this pile I've read "Hiding in the Spotlight" by Greg Dawson. His mother was a Jewish Ukrainian survivor of the Holocaust. He didn't find out until later in life and then wrote this story of his mother and aunt's life as they "hid" among the Nazis as pianists. It was moving and inspiring.
It seems like this pile is growing taller rather than shorter right now, but I've got to keep reading to beat the library due dates! I'm in the beginning of "Good bones. Great pieces." and I'm excited to keep reading.
I'm also reading "The Happiness Project" by Gretchen Rubin and thoroughly enjoying myself. After looking up on her site, I'm really interested in doing a Happiness Project with a group! There are templates to print out and instructions for groups on happiness-project.com. The author realized that she didn't feel as happy as she could and divided a year into different focus months, with corresponding goals for each month's theme. I'm in chapter 5 right now and already feel like a better person for reading the book...and I already want to re-read it! Anyone else want to join a happiness project? Anyone else read the book?
And at the bottom of the stack is "Mother Teresa: The Life and Works of a Modern Saint." I put it down several times in the Target isle, but then couldn't resist a 3rd time. She's too inspiring to stand by. As I'm reading through this, I already see ways I can simplify and love more. She was amazing. This will be one thing that always remains on our book shelves.
What's in your pile?