This is the current stack of books on my nightstand
The ones with paper sticking out are the ones I am reading currently. The rest are waiting their turn.
I am currently reading
The Provincial Lady in London by E M Delafield, which is a humorous semi-fictional journal first published in 1933. This is a reread for me. I've read the entire 5 book series a few times & always enjoy it.
For Keeps edited by Victoria Zackheim, which is a collection of essays written by women about growing older, their bodies and learning to accept these things. I've borrowed it from the library and they want it back Monday so I need to focus on it this weekend.
Buddhism for Mothers by Sarah Napthali, which is a very good parenting book about remaining calm & being all zen with your kids. I'm rereading it for the 3rd time because I'm having issues with equanimity thing lately.
Daughter of York by Anne Easter Smith, which is historic fiction about Princess Margaret of York, sister to Edward IV and Richard III. I just started it yesterday & it seems pretty good so far.
The Saucier's Apprentice by Bob Spitz, which is memoir of his travels & classes at various cooking schools in Europe. I've been reading this book for over a month now, which is unusual for me. I'm not finding the narrator very likeable, nor do I have much fondness for anyone else he encounters. But I don't dislike the book, I think I'm just having a hard time getting into it.
I am waiting to read
Celebrating the Great Mother by Cait Johnson, which is a collection of ideas for celebrations relating to various Goddess festivals. I need to look through it for ideas for Mabon on the 22nd.
The Provincial Lady in America by EM Delafield, which is the next book in the series
The Reavers by George MacDonald Fraser, which is hysterically funny historical fiction by the man who does the Flashman books. At least I am assuming it is hysterically funny based on the quick browse through I gave it in the library yesterday and the Flashman books I have read
Stealing Athena by Karen Essex, which is historic fiction featuring the Greek courtesan Aspasia and Mary, the Duchess of Elgin, linked together by the Elgin Marbles
The First Queen of England by Linda Porter, which is non-fiction about Mary Tudor. I haven't read much that is very sympathetic to Bloody Mary, as she is known, so this should be interesting
One Year Off by David Elliot Cohen, which is memoir of the year his family spent traveling around the world. It has been sitting at the bottom of the TBR pile since mid-June. It's original due date was June 26. I want to read it. I just find other things I want to read *more*.
So, if I am behind on visiting blogs, or commenting on layouts, or I haven't called you in a while, you know why. Sorry about that. I've kinda got a bad book jones going on.