Sadly - this list made me realize that I have been neglecting my reading! Must have been all those trips to Shasta/Oroville/Sonoma...
I've been going through my books at home so that I can have a list of what books I own and which ones I've read / not read and notes on what I thought of them. Because I am a HUGE geek. And an avid reader. And the book collection is getting out of hand, threatening to over-flow the bookcases in the living room and assorted boxes under the bed to take over my entire apartment. And we wouldn't want the cat to get hurt in this book-take-over.
So, in that same train of thought there was a car that said, "hey maybe I should blog about which books I've read in a month so that if anyone needs reading material - they'll know where to look." And viola! Here you go...
Now obviously it's going to take me a LOOOOONG time to go back and catalogue all the books I've read, own, etc... So I'm going to do this monthly. I think.
This month I've read, in no particular order:
Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
This book together with one called Gods and Generals, written by his son Jeff Shaara, were the basis for the movie Gettysburg. Lots of factual information on the two armies and strategy of the Civil War. It's a bit dry and hard to get through in some places but I liked it none the less. But I am a history geek after all.
Baltasar and Blimunda by Jose Saramago
This author comes very highly recommended from TheBoy's OlderBro and Mom. It took me awhile to get into this book, the author apparently scorns punctuation so sentences often continue over a page and a half! But in the end the story was very moving and it kind of draws you in to the various characters. Excellent reading - well worth it. Not for someone wanting "light" reading though.
I Love Everybody, and Other Atrocious Lies - True Tales of a Loudmouth Girl
The Idiot Girls Action Adventure Club
We Thought you Would be Prettier: True Tales of the Dorkiest Girl Alive
all by Laurie Notaro
I got turned on to this author through the blog stalking of Cupcake and she is freaking hysterical! Perfect quick reading for a lake trip... I laughed so hard during some of the passages that I had my beer taken away from me by a concerned TheBoy who thought I had perhaps hit my drunken threshold a bit early in the day! Fantastic!
The Slow Fat Triathlete by Jayne Williams
This one is pretty self explanatory right? I want to get into triathlons next year... Jayne is wickedly funny and offers some awesome pointers for those of us interested in the sport who aren't naturally thin and fast.