Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A Literary Journey

We've been at the Library a great deal lately and it always makes me realize how little I read anymore. To that end I've made some lists:

A) Books I haven't read, but want to: Pride & Prejudice, Look Homeward Angel, Of Mice & Men, Emma, Little Women

These books have been on my list for sometime and I never get to them - that's a good goal for next year.

B) Books I have read, but wish I hadn't: The Jungle, The Federalist Papers, Grapes of Wrath, Animal Farm, Catcher in The Rye

Most of these I had to read - for school or should have read in school, but Cliffed - so I went back and read them - why I'll never know - perhaps I'm more educated for reading them, but I was happy ignorant too!

C) Books I'm glad I DID read: Anne of Green Gables, As I Lay Dying, Great Expectations, Tom Sawyer, Huck Finn, The Giving Tree (Anything Shel Silverstein)

These are just some of my favorites. I've read Anne at least 3 times and I never ever get tired of it. I LOVE Dickens (who doesn't) and unlike many I LOVE Faulkner.

D) I am currently reading: Lots of children's books (best books EVER) and The Body Farm

What are your favoties and what are you reading?

I'll keep you posted!



YarnTamale said...

Does Chicks with Sticks part two count as literature????? Had to ask. Two books that moved me and I've read twice are Angela's Ashes and Tuesday's With Morrie. I still think about them. I found since I took up knitting I can't concentrate to read but I'm working on changing that. And okay, I will admit, Sidney Sheldon's Rage of Angels I've read a few times. Love that book!

Katey said...

I have been reading a book called "waiting" by Deborah Ginsberg lately, but Ileac anything by Michael Connelly. plus I do love reading "Ignore me, it's easier." We just got back from Fry's again (4th visit in as many days.)
haven't read a whole lot of new books lately, but I have reread Wicked twice this year. I also just finished a book called "The Looking Glass wars" It's a retelling of Alice in Wonderland.
It was really good.

anunmaker said...

I loved Charlotte's Web as a kid. I must have read it 100 times. Now, I love all the Mitford series, the CAT WHO books, the Left Behind series, and of course, Harry Potter. I am currently reading and studying Romans. I listen to a lot of books on cd..while at work, driving, knitting. I love to listen to the classics, stuff that I tried to read, but just couldn't get through. I don't know why I found them more interesting as spoken word. And, BTW, I read Animal Farm for the first time in 8th grade. I remember that for the first time a light went on and I got the point of the book. It sort of made me interested in history and, to some extent, politics. I have read it many times since and I see it a different way each time.

katey said...

Dood, my grammar above is horrendous.

Sorry about that I was using the text input tool on Trav's new tablet PC (I was actually writing on the screen. Evidently my handwriting isn't all that neat.)

Susan McGarvey said...

Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury! I still have the 60 cent copy I bought when I was in 8th grade, and I read it at least once a year. Bradbury's sequel, Farewell Summer, has just been released, and I can't wait to read it.

quiltyknitwit said...

I LOVED Pride & Prejudice - it's still funny after 200 years. Just finished The Observations by Jane Harris - historical fiction that was bawdy, delightful and a little graphic - but a very good read.