11.16.2011

next month




when i'm in the thick of craziness, i find myself looking ahead to quieter times.
when it comes to running a handmade market, the busy-ness of the christmas season is a welcome break!

also, finally, two years after graduating with my english degree, i have fallen back in love with reading. i've read books since graduation, but slowly and with extreme pickiness. if it didn't grab me in the first couple chapters, i'd give up. happily, i can't seem to get enough lately!


so in a few weeks when things calm down a bit, here's what's on my nightstand:

Unbroken and Sarah's Key are the next couple picks for the book club i'm in. we read Night Circus last month, and although it was great, i love historical fiction, so i'm excited to start these!

somehow i've never read a parenting book yet, but as we near Hayes' second birthday i figured i better get going. i've heard amazing things about How To Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, and i found Raising Your Spirited Child while browsing on Amazon.

and finally Freedom by Johnathan Franzen. i've been reading this for at least a year. i'm half way though but sort of stuck. it's depressing! who has read this, does it get better? or at least is there a great pay-out for finishing? i hate when this happens.



what are you all reading? i love a good recommendation.

9 comments:

neen said...

I recommend the book "the second comforter; conversing with the lord through the veil" if you are looking for a good lds book... Well, it is really for anyone who believes in Christ... I haven't come across a single person that didn't love it...

Meg C. said...
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Meg C. said...

Sarah's Key - quite good! I just finished gobbling up "My Enemy's Cradle" - an intriguing story about a young half Jewish girl hiding out in a Lebensborn home, a maternity home for young women carrying the babies of German soldiers. It was an easy read and a book you will not be able to put down.

Jane said...

Listen to Unbroken!!!!! It's the best and the narrator's voice is so good. Best book I've "read" this year.

aglassofmilk said...

my mom loved how to talk....and the hillenbrand book is high on my list. hope you enjoy them!

annie (the annilygreen one) said...

my favorite, FAVORITE parenting book is ' unconditional parenting.' it blew my mind. i also just started 'the happiest toddler on the block' and it seems pretty brilliant, but i'm not very far in yet. i think i need to read some real books soon...

Kellee Marie Cook said...

I just finished Open- the autobiography of Andre Agassi. SO good and even if you dont like tennis or dont know much about it, it hardly matters because the book is more about him and his life. It's so refreshingly honest and captivating. I looked forward to reading it every day. It's very well written.

chari-o said...

Unbroken is next on my list too, I have my boss's copy at home waiting for me. I'm reading Prayers for Sale right now and it's a little hard to get through...I'm a little bored.

Silvia said...

Ok, you have to read "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" incredible story and excellent writing. Totally worth reading and I think you would like it.
I have read Freedom, and I loved it--I cried at the end, which is weird, I know. The thing is, it IS a depressing story, and that tied to the fact that Franzen is a serious novelist makes it pretty intense. I love his writing though, so I may be biased, but I really liked it. Thanks for posting this, I love adding books I probably wouldn't pick up to my long list of must-reads.

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