Saturday, June 25, 2011

Just Finishing, Currently Reading, and To Be Read

Tired of my book addiction (and worried about the fact that I will probably be moving in the next year), my family banded together and bought me a Nook Simple Touch for my birthday earlier this month. I have to say that I love the simplicity of the design, the portability, and the simple interface. However, while this has definitely slowed down my purchasing of physical books, it hasn't, and won't, stymie it entirely.

Between my Nook and a Barnes and Noble gift card (thanks, Visa points!), I'm up to my eyebrows in books. Here's a list of what I've been reading, what I'm currently reading, and what's coming up on my reading horizon. If there's an asterisk (*) by the book title, that means that I'm thinking about doing a book review on it. If you see a book that you really want reviewed, please feel free to leave a note for me in the comments!

Books I Have Recently Finished:
  • Turkish Delights and Treasure Hunts: Delightful Treats and Games from Classic Children's Books* by Jane Bocket
  • Yours to Keep by Shannon Stacey
  • Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume Ages 0 to 22 by Marinaomi
  • Dante's Divine Comedy: A Graphic Adaptation by Seymour Chwast
  • More Show Me How* by Lauren Smith, Derek Fagerstrom, and The Show Me Team
Books I am Currently Reading:
  • The Story of Charlotte's Web: E. B. White's Eccentric Life in Nature and the Birth of an American Classic* by Michael Sims - This book will definitely be reviewed because I got it through LibraryThing Early Reviewers Program
  • In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite by Melissa Clark
Books to Read:
  • Something's Coming, Something Good: West Side Story and the American Imagination by Misha Berson
  • Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity by Thomas C. Foster
  • Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood by Maria Tatar
In light of what I am also doing (working at my off-campus job, analyzing data, preparing for the class I am teaching this fall) this list is a little intimidating. However, I'm hoping to celebrate the July 4th weekend with lots of reading (and possibly a four-day weekend), so I should get through a big chunk of reading during that period. Wish me luck!