Monday, August 25, 2008

Now that the Olympics are over. . .

My son reminded me that I am a shut-in today. Hmm. . . He is right but I just hadn't really thought of it that way. It is however, the best excuse that I have had to sit in a chair and read all day! I am excited to delve into some books given to me within the past two weeks.

Picture Perfect by Jodi Picoult from my walking partner/friend, Lois. This is her new best favorite author. I just finished reading this book. It was an uncomfortable tough read.

31 Days of Praise by Ruth Myers and Warren Myers from neighbors Cindy and Mary. What a great gift! I have been enjoying this book one day at a time since receiving it.

Playing for Pizza by John Grisham from Glenn. I can't wait to read this book because Glenn stressed over and over how much I would enjoy this book!

Better homes and Gardens--September issue from Judy B. This is for the times that I can't concentrate enough on a book.

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin from friend Judy H ("A Froo-froo book" for me that she enjoyed--a quick read with a fun romance intertwined.)
Updated on September 1--Oh my goodness! I must have misunderstood Judy! This is historical fiction around the time of the Civil War and I am only at chapter 6 but I have been weeping since the beginning! Sad but relevant as we struggle to understand racial issues. It is a read in a day book that makes me think.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini also from Judy H because it will be eyeopening.

Large Print Super Crosswords #6 by Playmore/Waldman from stepdaughter Kathi. I do like to attempt the crosswords in the paper.

The Cat who Moved A Mountain by Lillian Jackson Braun from my sister-in-law, Maribeth. Maribeth has two cats of her own and I love her cat stories so she thought this would be fun read.

Another issue of Better Homes and Gardens and Real Simple--from my neighbors, I think! The first few days in the hospital, I did not write down the gifts brought to me! So sorry! I hope I am getting them right. If not, let me know!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

What a great excuse to read without feeling like you should be running around and cleaning or being productive!

I LOVE Jodi Piccoult..."My Sister's Keeper" is amazing.

And I also loved "A Thousand Splendid Suns." So great!

I'm glad Judy gave you some magazines, too. In Style is really more of my reading level.