I have a lot of sewing projects in mind but I can't stop reading. I think I'll blame the library since I spent the last three days obsessively reading The Magicians so I could return it on time (it was on hold by another patron so renewal was out of the question). Mr. H said I should have just ponied up the 10 cent fine. But oh, the guilt. Someone was waiting!
I should have left a note inside the cover letting the next patron know that the book was alright but they might want to wait until 2011 when the sequel will be published.
I think this reading obsession started in January. I had a New Years Resolution to read at least 12 books this year. One a month seemed doable. But somehow I've overshot and according to my GoodReads account I've already read 25 plus 2 chapter books to Biscuit. This in contrast to 2009 when I probably read 6 books. Four of which were Twilight.
Ender's Game--Sci Fi aimed at the teenage set. I totally loved this. Quick read and imaginative story.
Ruth Reichl books--I've finished Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples. I really liked them both. Need to get on with the third in the series. I also read Molly (from Orangette)'s book A Homemade Life and Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential because apparently this is the year of the food memoir. But I think Ruth started the genre and she does it best. The shrimp curry recipe in Comfort Me with Apples is easy and yummy. I've already made it twice (I add potato and butternut squash to stretch the expensive shrimp).
Hunger Games--It's a relief the final book is out and I could finally finish that trilogy. Set aside a weekend and have all three books on hand. Totally addicting.
Let's see. What else?
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time was a quick read with a very interesting viewpoint. I think I read half of it while waiting for Biscuit to be done in the library one day. Took it home and finished it in no time. I'd recommend.
I've also been into audiobooks (especially while training for that half marathon). Jen Lancaster has a funny blog and her memoirs are perfect for fun listening. Although right now I'm listening to the Odyssey on audiobook because I figured maybe I could get literate and fit simultaneously. The audiobook is pretty good. But I haven't heard much of it. Oops.
Ok, let's wrap this up with a kid book.
Andrea recommended Toys Go Out on her blog. I read it aloud to Biscuit and actually found it a bit plodding to read but now Biscuit and I find ourselves referring frequently to the characters. We spotted Tuk Tuk in an advertising photo at Home Depot the other day. A very nice story for the 4-5 year olds.
Now I'm heading to bed to read. The Magicians has been returned and I can get back to the other book(s) I'm midway through. Maybe tomorrow will be productive....