Monday, March 11, 2013
SOL #12 - March 12th Books
Today is Day 12 of the Slice of Life March - a daily writing challenge held at "Two Writing Teachers" and run by Stacey and Ruth. It is challenging - not so much the writing as finding the topic each day to focus on.
I loved Andrea's post "Books, Books and More Books" on the 9th. It was well written and had me chuckling and nodding in agreement.I too collect books - I have 8 bookcases and still more books in boxes.
Not even a day later though, I was out buying more books at Chapters - books I really don't need - I really need to cull or read what I do have.
But spend I did and got quite a variety of books (most from the bargain section):
A bio written by Michael Moore for my husband
"The Happy Book" for my student teacher
(at least not all the books are for me!)
"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green - a YA novel I have been wanting to read since last year
Another book by Elizabeth Berg "The Last Time I Saw You" - an author I do enjoy
2 art books: "Paper Made" by Kayte Terry (101 Paper projects)
"The Art of Drawing and Painting Horses - something I would like to master
As well, I got several other books from the bargain bin, as well as 3 magazines (one the Somerset Studio art magazine - love the art in it).
Magazines are another weakness. I inherited the magazine gene from my mother and have passed it onto my daughter and even my husband. At least I recycle them - they either go to school for different projects or are given to friends.
I have several books on the go - what I read will depend on my mood :
"The Hobbit" - have to finish it soon if we want to see the movie on the big screen!
"Into the Abyss" by Carol Shaben - a true story I clearly remember about a plane crash in Alberta
"In the Garden of the Beasts" byn Erik Larsen - another WWII book, a true story
I will probably put these on hold though while I read John Green's story!
What is your favourite read of the year so far? I just finished " The House I Loved" by Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah's Key - I enjoyed it.