Sunday, September 23, 2007

Weekend Assignment -- Those Books You Hope to Read (Someday)

For his weekend assignment, John Scalzi, in his Blog By the Way, asks us to list our TBR books. TBR means To Be Read books. He assumes that we busy bloggers have more books than we have time to read them, and wants us to tell what we have on our waiting lists.

He was right about me. My stack of books that I want to read some day, is eight volumes high.

It consists of

1. Women’s Letters A collection of letters from the Revolutionary War to the present, edited by Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler

2. John Adams by David McCullough. Adams was one my ancestors so I ought to get to this.

3. The Painter’s Keys, a seminar by Rober Genn. I enjoy Genns newsletters and his commentary about what an artist feels, so I will enjoy this book, when I get to it.

4. Reason for Hope by Jane Goodall, a Spiritual Journey. I think I have been put off by the “spiritual” suggestion, but Goodall was such an innovative researcher that I am sure her insights will be interesting.

5. A World Waiting to be Born, Civility Rediscovered by M. Scott Peck, M.D. I found this book in the shelves of the old folks home reading room and the title intrigued me, but I just haven’t cracked it open yet.

6. The Movies of My Life by Alberto Fuguet. A novel on loan from my daughter. I hope she is not in a hurry for its return.

7. The Sccret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. A novel. Also on loan. I am a poor person to loan books to. You may never see them again.

8. Old Man’s War by John Scalzi. A science fiction novel that I bought the day it came out and have been meaning to read ever since. It has won awards for being top notch science fiction. I am so sorry,John, but you asked.

4 comments:

mavarin said...

I think you'll probably like the Scalzi book. - Karen

valphish said...

Fascinating.  Oh my, I think I have atleast 20 - 25 books on a shelf needing cracked open.   This darn computer keeps me from reading them!  For shame!  I should read more.  I enjoyed your list. xox
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fisherkristina said...

Wow, your list sounds fascinating!

Krissy :)
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jmorancoyle said...

    I could handle the first book about Women's Letters. I also like biography. Although I haven't read this particular book, I have read some about John Adams. Interesting to have that in one's background.
Jude
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