The shame I am referring to about the pile of books is only because I really should clean up more often. I am actually proud of my "real" books and a little sad to let them go. I love paper and actually turning the pages and being able to tangibly see how much I have left to read, but as an avid reader, I do NOT want to get left behind SOOOO, let me start with the "real" books because my excuse for having them SITTING on my bedside table is that I still plan to read them!
First and foremost is The Help. I was reading it at Christmas and got distracted by my new Literati so I have not picked it back up again, but I LOVE IT! The southern accents come to life in her writing and I just adore moving from character to character and getting to see the different view points. It is one of my favorite ways to read a story.
Another one that I have been wanting to get going on is War in Dixie. Yeah, I am a southern girl and an SEC fan and I am pretty passionate about the rivalry between Auburn and Alabama. This book is about the week leading up to the iron bowl...written from the perspective of an Auburn fan and an Alabama fan. I am sure that come fall I will be inspired to start that one up again!
Another one in the pile is The Mission of Motherhood: Touching your Child's Heart for Eternity. I found it from Darby's blog and like to pick it up from time to time for inspiration and a reminder of how important my job as a mother- above all else- really is.
There are a few others, but nothing really blog worthy...more like easy read's that I think I will mindlessly enjoy, but I just can't get into them.
I just finished up The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown. Compelling as it was, it still fell a little short of Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code. It definitely kept my attention, but the climax was a little anti climactic in my opinion! I have been reading that along with The Count of Monte Cristo...a classic that I have not read and am thoroughly enjoying!
I recently read the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo trilogy and LOVED it! Those books are REAL page turners. I could hardly put them down.
Half Broke Horses ( loved the Glass Castle- both are memoirs by Jeanette Walls)
Now before I can dig into that list...can anyone tell me where I can place an order for some extra hours in the day???
How about you?
What have you been reading/ want to read???