Hello, dear readers, I realize it has been a little while. The only excuse I can plead is that moving habitats is time-consuming and I need a time-turner to fit all the fun stuff, the practical stuff, and the necessary stuff into a day. Unfortunately those do not actually exist. Drat.
Unpacking things in the new apartment has been an interesting exercise. It is a delight to use my tea things and plates again. The process has even been a shocking amount of fun thanks to my friends and family. There’s nothing quite like digging into a miscellaneous box together that is packed with socks you’ve been missing for three years and scraps of fabric from now completed projects to bring out the laughter and the bonding. One box certainly proved to be the box. The box that developed black hole like properties by drawing everything to it which most needled us to be missing. It was day three of the move. We didn’t know where the silverware was. My husband still rankled at being without two massive CD wallets, two wallets we had been actively searching for on-and-off for months. I had given up on ever finding my resistance work-out bands and my 2009 journal/calendar, a volume I had been searching for these past few months without success. Then we found the box. It had everything. Silverware, CDs, exercise gear, and journal with some extra school stuff thrown in. Who would have thought it? Or that we’d find missing jeans wrapped around missing bookends in a box labeled kitchen? Oh the fun of moving, it’s all an adventure, everything is new-to-us again. I kind of want to build a cardboard box fort and stage a Nerf melee.
But my rate of reading has slowed to a snail’s pace, my writing to a glacier’s, and my crafting to a fossil’s. Withdrawal symptoms from my creative habits are no doubt contributing to my crankiness. Still, tonight I’m resolved to take the time to update you on my reading so far.
The Group List of Summer 2012
Crying of Lot 49by Thomas Pynchon <–I’m reading this in lieu of Gravity’s Rainbow since I failed to read it (hanging head in shame). <–Done 🙂
- The Prelude by William Wordsworth
- King Lear by William Shakespeare
- Speaker for the Dead by Orson Scott Card
- The Communist Manifesto by Marx and Engels
Around the World in 80 Daysby Jules Verne <–Done 🙂
Ellen’s Summer 2012 Reading List!
- Ringworld by Terry Pratchett
Five Children and Itby Edith Nesbit <–Done 🙂
- Tam Lin by Pamela Dean
Changesby Jim Butcher<–Done 🙂
- Ghost Story by Jim Butcher
- The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Master of Heathcrest Hallby Galen Beckett<–Done 🙂
- A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf
- These High, Green Hills by Jan Karon
- Song for the Basilisk by Patricia McKillip
- Voyage to Arcturus by D. Lindsay
- The Borrowers by Mary Norton
- The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs
The Story Girlby L.M. Montgomery<–Done 🙂
- The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis
- The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Silent Spring by Rachel Carson
- Parker Pyne Investigates by Agatha Christie
- Nightwatch by Sergei Lukyanenko
- Villette by Charlotte Bronte