Thursday, January 29, 2015

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

GileadGilead by Marilynne Robinson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I think it's the perfect novel. The perfect sermon. The perfect prayer.

“These people who can see right through you never quite do you justice, because they never give you credit for the effort you’re making to be better than you actually are, which is difficult and well meant and deserving of some little notice.” ― Marilynne Robinson, Gilead

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Have Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

Have Space Suit—Will TravelHave Space Suit—Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is a cute children's book, and is a better, earlier version of A Wrinkle In Time." This is the kind of book I'd be excited to see my kids reading. That said, as a kid, I didn't actually enjoy it much (and I did enjoy A Wrinkle in Time). So maybe it's a children's book for adults?

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Authors Beginning with C

As I explained in a previous post, I'm finally dealing with the hundreds of books I took home when Dad passed away by going through them by author last name. Dad's books by authors beginning with the letter C.... not a lot of stuff I'm super excited about here.

c- dad keep
These are the ones I decided to keep- fiction and nonfiction mixed...

c- dad donate
This is the "no" pile.

c- our fiction 1
Kevin and Ericka's previously owned fiction*

c- our fiction 2
Kevin and Ericka's previously owned fiction (cont.)

Nonfiction C
Kevin and Ericka's previously owned non-fiction

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My e-books, all free fiction in this case.

Any arguments in favor of some of the ones we're donating? Would you like one of those? Or against any of the ones I'm keeping?

*I left out Kevin's poetry books because he keeps those on a separate shelf and I don't want to disturb their order. Maybe I'll do an extra post about the poetry at the end.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Reading Resolutions 2015

I didn't read quite as many as I'd hoped last year, but in my defense I had a baby! Here's my shorter reading wish list for 2015:
  • Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (started)
  • Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates
  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage by Alice Munroe 
  • Parable of the Talents by Octavia Butler
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Also fun reads (bonus):
  • the rest of Game of Thrones 4-6 
  • the third Magicians 
  • Enders Game 
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