Inspired by a Tweet from Leslie Edwards, Cathy Nelson blogged her holiday reading list.
As a (sort of) retired lady, I'm not under the time constraints faced by working teacher-librarians. I can, and do, read as the mood strikes me. Since I access and process so much information daily via the internet, my recreational reading tends to be fiction.
In addition to a little holiday book collection that I revisit each year,
I have in my stack:
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Death narrates this tale of Liesel Meminger, a child who learns to steal books because she finds comfort in words during the horrors of World War II.
Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
Despite her untimely death, Bibi Chen "joins" her friends on a trip to China and Burma.
The Lost Art of Gratitude by Alexander McCall Smith
In addition to the popular No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency stories, Smith is the author of this series featuring Scottish philosopher (and sometimes detective) Isabel Dalhousie.
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld
Rumor has it that Santa is going to bring me this steampunk adventure set in an alternative world on the cusp of WWI.
Anyone else care to share their stack?
"To feel most beautifully alive means to be reading something beautiful,
ready always to apprehend in the flow of language the sudden flash of poetry." -Gaston Bachelard
"Christmas Books" by dmcordell