Monday, November 26, 2007

Books of 2007 - June

1. Bidding for Love by Katie Fforde. Fiction. Enjoyable British fiction. Probably not as good as some of her earlier work.

2. What the Other Mothers Know by Gendelman, Graft & Rosenstein. Non-fiction. The other mothers could stand to ask me what I know. That's the impression I got from this book.

3. DIY Design it Yourself by Ellen Lupton. Non-fiction. Interesting ideas bookended with liberal politics.

4. Just Curious About History, Jeeves by Barrett & Mingo. Non-fiction. Easy reading in short snippets, perfect for a nursing mommy.

5. Buy, Buy, Baby by Susan Gregory Thomas. Non-fiction. I reviewed this at my husband's blog, Doses of Reality. (The time stamp on the story was changed by my husband although I can't remember why!)

6. The Millstone by Margaret Drabble. Fiction. No chapter divisions made it kind of hard to keep track of where I was. Drabble has a good command of language and word use but her subjects are rather depressing.

7. Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin by Marion Meade. Non-fiction. Very interesting read about some of the literati in the 1920's.

8. Wicked by Gregory Maguire. Fiction. Ugh. Do not read. Do not think about reading. Do not for one second imagine that there is any worth in this book. I wish I could scrub it from my mind.

9. What's So Great About America by Dinesh D'Souza. Non-fiction. Excellent. And, my copy is signed by the author who my parents met in the spring. That means I practically know D'Souza, right?

10. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien. Fiction. Yes, I read the entire thing (all three "books") although I'm counting it as one book. One of the greatest stories in the English language. I'm not one of those people who can converse in Elvish (Quenya?) or Dwarvish and I don't obsess over the genealogies or timeline, but I truly enjoy reading this book.

11. Send by David Shipley & Will Schwalbe. Non-fiction. I talked about his book here way back when I started blogging. Back when I didn't have a format I liked. When I didn't even know how to close html tags. It's nice to think I've come a long way improved somewhat.

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