I don't have time to go to Amazon and copy the cute little icons of the covers of books. It's nearly noon and I haven't had breakfast and before I do, I have to do my sit--ups. I've been trying to catch up on reading the blog posts I've missed by being off line in Pennsylvania. There are so MANY! They are fun, but it takes time. I am also way behind on my email and my unpacking and even my snailmail!
I am reading one book: Three Women by Marge Piercy. I am loving it. But it is very upsetting. It was building to a huge confrontation for a long time and yesterday at lunch, I got to the confrontation, so instead of reading just the lunch's worth of pages, I read a lot more, until I got to the end of that longish section. Then I read a little more while I was baking cookies.
Keith is also reading to us at reading time, just before bedtime. He is reading Dragonsinger to Graham and I, by Anne McCaffrey (*wonderful!) and Oxaca Journal by Oliver Sacks to me. We missed a great deal while I was away for almost two weeks. By the way, the chapters in Dragonsinger are too long for reading aloud. If you ever write a book (a novel), keep the chapters manageable for aloud reading, please.
I've been listening to books on tape while traveling. Recent ones include: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey (I loved it!) and Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison (excellent). Now I am listening to Ciderhouse Rules by John Irving. There are 17 tapes and 25 hours of listening and I am about halfway through and trying to figure out how I can listen in the house. I may have to wait until my next trip. It's wonderful so far, the characters are so well-drawn.