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Some days have themes. I don't necessarily post something in each of these topic areas every week.

Sunday: Church-related or spiritual things.
Monday: Running.
Tuesday: Books.
Wednesday: Transportation.
Friday: Green living.

23 August 2011

In My Mailbox

I thought about a Teaser Tuesday today, but I've been through so many books lately it seemed like a pity not to share them all. SO, here are all the books I currently have out from the library (except for a really boring GRE revision guide; who wants to read about that?):

Save This Shirt, Hannah Rogge
Picked this one up on a whim at the library, because it looked like it had some fun ideas for re-purposing old t-shirts. I'm not quite convinced enough to buy it, but there's at least one design that I want to try.

Dorm Decor, Theresa Gonzales and Nicole Smith
Another "I'll-just-flip-through-this-and-see-what-it-says" pickup. More fun designs.

Your Green Abode, Tara Rae Miner
There's nothing groundbreaking in here if you have been following environmental news/suggestions for more than ten seconds. A nice refresher and some good ideas for renters, though.

20 Things You Didn't Know About Everything, Discover Magazine
Sorry about the cruddy picture quality; I had no luck photographing this one! This is a DNF; it was interesting, but not attention-grabbing enough to keep me reading when I have so many other books to get through.

Muzzled: The Assault on Honest Debate, Juan Williams
I requested this one from the library after I saw Mr. Williams on The Daily Show. Definitely worth the read if you are at all interested in (or tired of) American politics. Pretty fair to both sides, I think. I thought it was fabulous, and will probably write more about it later on.

Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury
Another cruddy photo. :( I'm currently reading this one and liking it so far.

Here, There Be Dragons
The Search for the Red Dragon
The Indigo King
The Shadow Dragons
The Dragon's Apprentice
James A. Owen
I finished the first one and am just starting on the second. I wasn't sure if I would make it all the way through book #1, actually; it was pretty slow going at first. But it got better, and the ending made it totally worth it. I do admit that it was fairly predictable. However, I enjoyed it enough to start the second one; we'll see after that.
What are you reading this week?


Madeline Bartos said...

That's a lot of books! I wish my library had a huge variety to chose from. Save This Shirt seems like a cool book! :)

GigglesandGuns said...

Throwing Stones by John Wasik & Phillip Parrish and Monarch by Michelle Davidson Argyle.
I can't wait to get started.
Sad to say I read more when the weather is cold or ugly.

M Beth Vaughn

Carole Anne Carr said...

How I wish I had the time to read. I'm working through Gormenghast, a few pages at a time, but even then I'm really looking at the wonderful literature as I work through my own writing and hope to improve!

....Petty Witter said...

Mmmm, interesting choices. Happy reading.

Su said...

@Madeline: I do love living in a larger city so that I can get lots of books!

@Giggles: Me, too. Although I think 70 days of 100+ heat qualifies as ugly, yes? And I'm totally going to look up both those books!

@Carole: Sounds like a good plan! Your writing is already fab, so I'm excited at the thought of it getting even better! :D

@Petty: Thanks! Some weren't my choices; hubby picked up the 5-book series for me. The rest I got as the mood struck.