Right after I told you about my goal to read 50 books by years end, life around the old homestead became more than wild. Unless, I stay up all night and all day for the next 5 days, there is no way that I can finish. But, that’s okay, too. It wasn’t an unattainable goal, it just didn’t happen due to what I like to call speed bumps in life’s highway. Life goes on.
I did read Little Women. It is on the list I told you about of “must read” books. What can I say about it? I should have known that if I didn’t really like any of the movies why would I enjoy the book. You know, the 1930 something one starring Kathryn Hepburn. Or the 1940’s rendition with Elizabeth Taylor & June Allison or the more recent makeover with Winona Ryder.
I am reading Lord of the Rings by Tolkien. I do like this very much. My problem is having long enough amounts of time to sit down to read. Hopefully, this week will provide “time”.
So, what am I going to read next? I am not sure. I got a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas. I am leaning toward a book on knitting---One Skein Wonders. There’s the second installment of the Father Tim series, In the Company of Others by Jan Karron. Mr. R received the new Ken Follett book, Fall of Giants. It is the first in a series of three. My step daughter-in-law (I am not wild about using the descriptive “step” here as I love her just like she & Mr. R’s son were my own—but I digress) told me about a couple of books she had read recently. One was My Sister’s Keeper. I think that might be a little too depressing for a January read-a thon. (I will put it on my list because I know I need to read it though.)
So, what is on your list? Of course, I still have my BBC list of 100 must reads and I will be pulling selections from that every now and then. I still have a goal of 50 books next year. That is one a week and as I think I have said before, a very doable proposition. Let me hear from you about your choices.
See you in a few,