Monday, September 28, 2009

The Mountain

I've been in a reading lull lately. I'd been in the middle of a book here and there, but so busy with life and classes and sleep(it actually is a necessity, you know) that I continually forgot about the books I was reading. Partly because they were non-fiction, and the one that was fiction was very deep. But then I got my iPod (more on that Wednesday) and re-discovered fiction. And now I have a mountain of books to read and to finish. In case you are just dieing to know the titles of what I will be reading in the coming month, continue reading- this post is for you. :)

The Deadliest Monster- the non-fiction I've been stuck on. It is a really good book, full of meat and now underlinings and boxes and highlighter marks and margin notes. Its just very long and the first non-fiction I've read in a while, proving quite different than fiction.

The Great Divorce- the fiction I've been stuck on. Again, so far it is really good and thought provoking, but when Lewis isn't writing for children I find he uses words that are quite large and thoughts that are quite big. This is a required reading for my Christian Formation class, but not for a couple months yet. What can I say? It was a Lewis, and I just couldn't wait!

Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase- I borrowed an MP3 file of this from my library. A service I am really growing to love. I never really read Nancy Drew as a child (being more of a Trixi Beldon fan...). I read a few of the mysteries, but never got hooked- until after watching the newer movie this summer. My curiosity has been perked, and they had this copy ready to be 'checked out', so I did.

The Witch of Blackbird Pond- I remember reading this one years ago for home-school, but I don't remember too much about it. I was telling a friend about it the other day, and was surprised at all the random tidbits I did remember. This is also in an audio version.

If I get through most of the books above in the coming 31 days, I will pull 'Eat This Book' from my bookshelf. I've read the first couple pages, but had to stop when I realized I could only handle one non-fiction title at a time. I eagerly wait for the feast to begin.

What are your reading plans for October?


Noël De Vries said...

My fangs are dripping with jealousy because your library lends mp3 files. O, ye small town libraries, weep for what ye have not.

Congrats on the ipod! You will use it like crazy.

Sarah M. said...

I remember the Witch of Blackbird Pond. Such a good read!