Thursday, April 19, 2007

On the Waiting List

Note: I've cross-posted this from my "regular" blog where I frequently participate in Thursday Thirteen. Come visit me there too!

I love to read! My principle source of books is the library. Because I feel a sense of urgency to read the books I check out of the library - so as to avoid those pesky fines - books from other sources often sit for some time before I get to them. These are some of the books that are waiting for me.

Thirteen Books on My Bedside Table

  1. Into the Forest by Jean Hegland
    My mom read this and passed it along to me. I don't even know what it is about.

  2. A Virtuous Woman by Kaye Gibbons
    Another book passed to me by my mom. I loved Gibbons' Ellen Foster, but I didn't like Divining Women, so I've not felt compelled to get to this one.

  3. The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
    I've read this previously - many years ago - but I keep thinking I'd like to read it again around Easter and ponder on the symbolism. It hasn't happened yet.

  4. The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy
    This was the pick in one of my book clubs two or so years ago, and my mom lent me her copy. The classics aren't usually my favorite choices, and when I realized I'd be out of town during the book club meeting, I didn't even try to read it.

  5. The Secret Circle by Dona Schenker
    This young people's novel belongs to Jelly Bean, and I've been intending to read it for several years.

  6. Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
    My mom lent me this one after our book club read The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency - which I absolutely loved. I did put Tears of the Giraffe on my Spring Reading Thing list so I'd have some incentive to get it read.

  7. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
    Another one my mom read and passed along.

  8. These is My Words: The Diary of Sarah Agnes Prine, 1881-1901 by Nancy E. Turner
    This one belongs to my mom too, and I borrowed it when it was chosen in one of my book clubs. I got about halfway through - but I couldn't attend the meeting so I abandoned it.

  9. Ordaining Women: Culture and Conflict in Religious Organizations by Mark Chaves
    My friend Laraine picked this one up at a used bookstore and passed it along to me.

  10. C. S. Lewis: The Man and His Message by Andrew C. Skinner and Robert L. Millet
    This was a Christmas gift from my mom a few years ago.

  11. Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher, Ph.D.
    I've read bits and pieces of this one over the last ten years - and I've used some of Pipher's ideas in presentations I've done - but sometime I'd like to read it straight through.

  12. Dark Assassin by Anne Perry
    Perry is a favorite author of mine, but I usually get her books from the library. I bought this one a year ago when I had a chance to hear her speak, so that I'd have something for her to sign.

  13. The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg
    This 1997 Newbery Medal Winner belongs to Jelly Bean too. I was on a Konigsburg reading spree a couple years ago and read many of the books she'd written in the period since I'd read (and loved!) Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth and From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler as a child. Because we own this one, I didn't get to it - but one day I will.


  1. Great meme! I do the Friday Fifteen sometimes and I'm thinking of borrowing this idea.

  2. My daughter and I LOVED the Hegland. My son. . . not so much.

    Diving Women is my least favorite Gibbons (I've read them all). I rather liked A Virtuous Woman.