Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Year's Reading

What're y'all readin' these days?

I have a fairly bizarre mix of books sitting on my night stand, reflecting my current obsession with crafts and indoor gardening and short stories as a basic form of escapism:

The New Terrarium

Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self by Danielle Evans

Gnomes by Wil Huygen
What can I say? We're into gnomes right now. Ever since the 3 year-old announced her intention to be a garden gnome for Halloween...


Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Lacto-fermentation FTW!

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 Ed David Eggers and David Sedaris

Abide with Me by Elizabeth Strout
Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine
Delusions of Gender is turning out to be really good, although it's taking me forever to read it.

The Green Hour by Todd Christopher

Johnny Crow's Garden by L Leslie Brooke
Best kids' book ever of all times. We've read this book at least 1500 times and plan to read it 1500 more time. It's indescribably awesome.


  1. OK, while you're reading Delusions of Gender, I'm reading Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow Into Troublesome Gaps. We'll have to exchange notes when we're done!

  2. I'm reading Pink Brain, Blue Brain: How Small Differences Grow into Troublesome Gaps. I'd love to read Delusions of Gender, though.

  3. I got Pink Brain Blue Brain for Christmas!! I didn't list it because I can only read one brain book at a time. When I finish Delusions I'll write up a review of it, and you write a review of Pink Brain Blue Brain, and we'll post 'em together. How does that sound?

  4. Harper1/06/2011

    I'm reading Sourland by Joyce Carol Oates. I don't think I love her as much as I used to, but I am really enjoying this one.

  5. dirtyhippie1/06/2011

    We have The Big Green Book of Recycled Crafts, and we come back to it over and over again. Fun! Tell us how EcoCrafts is.

  6. momofthree1/07/2011

    Johnny Crow's Garden is excellent, for sure. I wish they would re-issue it in the original format. My kids love the old tattered version that was printed in the 1940s much better than the newer one with color pictures at the library.

  7. Cinnamon1/07/2011

    I'm reading 20 under 40. It's all I can handle right now!

  8. I keep checking good books out of the library to read, but then I never get to them. all I read these days are kid books (which are wonderful, I'm not complaining) the New Yorker and comic books. oh well.

  9. I just finished Synners by Pat Cardigan. Excellent, if you like a bit old school sci fi with a bit of feminist twist to it. ;)

  10. theotherHeather1/12/2011

    I just finished My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me. It's a collection of re-done fairy tales. So creepy and delicious!