Monday, January 03, 2005

what I'll be reading

As far as I'm concerned, there's absolutely no better present than a gift card to a bookstore. Especially when said bookstore is also online and you get to come home from work and everything you ordered is in a giant box on your doorstep.

This is what I ordered with one of my holiday gift cards, should you be interested in my reading habits, or at least intended reading habits. I mean, I don't know if they're exactly up to Keith's discerning standards*, but they work for me:

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Best American Short Stories of 2004 edited by Lorrie Moore
Einstein Never Used Flash Cards: How Our Children Really Learn--and Why They Need to Play More and Memorize Less by Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff (that was clearly a copy & paste moment)
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Your Own Worst Enemy: Breaking the Habit of Adult Underachievement by Ken Christian
Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need to Know Now by Gordon Livingston

*Getting to mock you in print and knowing you can't edit it out: priceless.

3 comments:

DVE said...

Have you read The Poisonwood Bible yet? It's one of my favorites and I always like to know what other people think of it. Call it a pathetic curiosity over whether everyone agrees with me.
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Red said...

no, the books aren't here yet, but i did read prodigal summer last year and LOVED it...

Stephanie said...

I love the Poisonwood Bible. Sorry about the late comment, I'm bored and reading thru your archives. You are pretty darn funny!