Monday, January 3, 2011

Book Challenge

In addition to my list earlier, I'm going to do the Books I Should Have Read in High School challenge. I'm super excited!

I'm going to read 12 books:
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster
The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan
Beauty and the Beast by Marie Le Prince de Beaumont
Night and Day by Virginia Woolf
House of Mirth by Edith Wharton
Villette by Charlotte Brontë
My Antonia by Willa Cather

I teach high school English so I've read a bunch of the "classics".

One more day...

School starts on Wednesday. I can't say that I am ready to go back. I'm not. I enjoy staying home and being slothful. I enjoy cooking more when I don't have to come home and rush to get everything cooked and on the table before midnight. I enjoy snuggling down with a good book whenever I want. I guess I can deal with 90 more school days. I certainly hope that spring semester is much better than fall was. I am not one to be overly grouchy or "srunch-y faced" all the time, but my classes last semester did that to me. Even with my worst classes I could usually find at least one class of the three that I liked...not last semester.

In other random news, I'm going to miss gingerbread Pop Tarts. Sad, I know!

Mark has gone back to 4-day weeks. It means he won't get home until about 6:30 tonight which stinks. I really do miss my husband when he's not around. There isn't anyone I'd rather spend my time with, really.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Books for 2011

I love making lists...I just need to learn to follow them more :/

Here is the list of books I would like to read this year. I'm sure that I will add a ton more as I read them:

  1. Cleopatra's Daughter--Michelle Moran

  2. Wise Woman--Philppa Gregory

  3. The Distant Hours--Kate Morton

  4. The Dark Rose (Morland Dynasty)--Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

  5. The Princeling--Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

  6. The Rose of Sebastopol--Katherine McMahon

  7. Pale Rose of England--Sandra Worth

  8. Watermark--Vanitha Sankaran

  9. Heretic's Wife--Brenda Vantrease

  10. The Last Queen--CW Gortner

  11. The Lace Reader--Bruonia Barry

  12. The Confessions of Catherine de Medici--CW Gortner

  13. House Rules--Jodi Picoult

  14. Queen Isabella--Alison Weir

  15. The House on Tradd Street--Karen White--finished 1/4/10

  16. Haunted Ground--Erin Hart