I have found myself to be completely incapable of the ongoing effort it takes to be a good blogger. If you want an interesting blog about reading, check out colleague & friend Rebecca Tolley-Stokes' r e a d i n g r o o m.
This little page is just my attempt to keep a list of what I'm reading right now. Categories reflect my own personal thesaurus--basically how I organize books on my shelves at home. Ratings are on a scale of 1-5 giraffes; colors reflect how I can love something in different ways.
Obviously, I haven't added to this page since 2006. To follow my current reading habits (I'm sure you're fascinated), I have a books page on my Facebook profile.
June 18, 2006
Sijie, Dai. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
June 9, 2006
James, P.D. The Lighthouse.
Monette, Sarah. Melusine.
I really hated the beginning of this book, but it got better later on.
May 15, 2006
I have been reading, but I have forgotten to write them down. Here's the list from the interim, as complete as I can get it:
Stewart, Mary. The Wicked Day. Last in the Once and Future King series. I read the first three in high school. Didn't know this one existed.
Maguire, Gregory. Wicked: The life and times of the Wicked Witch of the West.
Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Deborah J. Ross. Flame in Hali
Sargent, Pamela (ed). Women of Wonder. I had high hopes for this short story collection, but really didn't enjoy the stories that much.
Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Darkover: First Contact (Contains: Darkover Landfall and Two to Conquer) Enjoyed the first book much more than the second.
Qualitative methods and analysis in organizational research : a practical guide. Like all collections, some chapters were very helpful; others, not so much.
Tepper, Sherri S. Six Moon Dance.
Dacyczyn, Amy. The Complete Tightwad Gazette.
Davidson, Dianne Mott. Catering to Nobody.
March 7, 2006
March 6, 2006
Clough, Brenda (2000) Suburban Gods (SFBC: includes How Like a God and Doors of Death and Life)
March 4, 2006
February 27, 2006:
Gouge, Eileen. (2005) Otherwise Engaged.
I am not a fan of most romances anymore. This was way too predictable, and the author's eye for setting and character simply wasn't good enough to make up for the back of innovation in the plot.
February 26, 2006:
Delany, Samuel.(1967) The Einstein Connection.
February 25, 2006:
Berg, Elizabeth. (2005) The Year of Pleasures.
February 24, 2006
Evanovich, Janet. (2005) Eleven on Top.
February 23, 2006:
Samuel R. Delany (1968?) Nova
February 20, 2006:
Evanovich, Janet. Back to the Bedroom.
February 18, 2006: Vacation week in Florida at my sister's.
Janet Chapman Only with a Highlander
Janet Chapman Tempting the Highlander
Mignon, Laura J. Proxies.
January 31, 2006
Joan Slonczewski, The Children Star
And, because I enjoyed it-so much, I'm rereading A Door Into the Ocean. It's definitely clearer now that the universe is more familiar.
Laura Lippman, In a Strange City
More literary and well-written than your average mystery series.
C.J. Cherryh, 3 Short Novels: Alternate Realities
Wave without a Shore
Voyager in the Night
January 1, 2006:
Weirdly for me, I haven't been reading much in the last month. Between the usual rush of Christmas and a new obsession with beading, I only have read a little bit. I did finally finish the latest Irving, however. He loses the giraffe simply because I had a terribly difficult time slogging through the first third of the book. I just couldn't find it in me to like the women in the book, and it just wasn't Irving-funny until Jack is sent to school.
Other Christmas reads:
Tan, Amy. Saving Fish from Drowning. (2005)
Evanovich, Janet. Manhunt. (1989, 2005)
Churchill, Jill Love for Sale: A Grace & Favor Mystery.
November 27, 2005:
Lackey, Mercedes. The Wizard of London. (2005).
Thanksgiving Day November 24, 2005:
Cosmopolitan. May 2004
November 23, 2005:
Lichtenberg, Ronna. Pitch Like a Girl. (2005)
Irving, John. Until I Find You (2005).
Some other sci-fi/fantasy:
And light mysteries: