Yay! It’s time for another ‘Show Us Your Life’. Once more I am linking up with sweet Kelly for this blog carnival. This week Kelly would like to know what books are on our book list just now.
When I tidied up my shelves the other day I realised I had 64 books I needed to read just in the house. Then there are the three others I just picked up. And the half-dozen on my Kindle! This is one of the perils of being a teacher and one who teaches a lot of English – I am forever picking up books, being bought books (no complaints!), being loaned books (again, no complaints!), so I tend to pile up books like a squirrel hoards nuts! I am aiming to read for at least half an hour a day, to hopefully clear some of this wonderful backlog. I have also decided to pick my top four or five from the list to target first, rather than taking you through the seventy or so….
I’ve just finished One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp, and I’ll be reviewing it here soon. This is a fascinating book where Ann delves deep into the roots of faith and the necessity of thanksgiving in our walk. I found it interesting and challenging, with plenty to ponder.
Next up, I am currently reading A Homemade Life, by Molly Wizenberg of the blog Orangette. I’d never read her (awesome) blog before, instead picking this book up on a whim, but I am really enjoying it. Very much like other cookbooks such as Sophie Dahl’s latest, Molly weaves stories and recipes together in an entertaining and enlivening manner. And the food sounds delish – Matthew and I will have to do a *lot* of walking this summer if we’re going to eat like this!
Next up will be Room, by Emma Donoghue. When a book is as critically adored as this one has been, I find it comes with a lot of baggage, but I’m looking forward to diving in, reading it through, and making my own mind up…
Then something lighter (like a meringue after steak and potatoes) – The Wonderful Weekend Book. I observed last term that I spent far too many of my weekends doing work (and not just a few hours. I’m talking days.). Next term I’m hoping to work smarter and enjoy my weekends a little more…this book should hopefully provide some inspiration!
I’m looking forward to reading other peoples’ book lists…although I think my amazon wish list will be groaning with future reads once I have done so! No new books here until the backlog has at least shrunk, but inspiration is always a good thing!