Saturday, April 01, 2006

A Bookworm's Progress: March

Is it time for a book recap already? Geez. Slow month for me, although the last one's a lo-o-ong one. Lots of dyeing, not so much reading going on here.

1. Inamorata, by Joseph Gangemi. I'm a sucker for a book set in Philadelphia. This one's not a bad read, the story of a psychology grad student trying to determine if a doctor's wife truly is a medium or if her psychic gifts are a fraud.

2. Assassination Vacation, by Sarah Vowell. You can see how this one evolved out of the John Wilkes Booth book I read last month; this is a very offbeat look at three presidential assassinations (Lincoln, Garfield, and McKinley) against the backdrop of several road trips (almost pilgrimages) to various historical sites associated with them. Clever and funny. I almost didn't notice how much history I was learning. I'm going to have to check out her other books.

3. The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, by Caroline Alexander. This one's a tome, and I'm only a little ways into it, but it's a historical look at the mutiny that forms the basis of the movie (of course, my first exposure to the Bounty was when Bugs Bunny spoofed it...).

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Sarah Vowell is terrfic--everything I have read or heard of hers makes me laugh out loud.

Where do you find the time to raise kids, knit, work, create lovely hand-dyed yarn AND read so much? For me, my knitting suffers when I read and reading when I knit. Just not time for both!

Joe said...

As much as I love to read, I have to agree with Cynthia, that it's hard to fit it all in.

Since reading is so important, I force myself to read at least some each day, even if that means I don't do all the knitting I want to do.

I think I need to get the Sarah Vowell book. I'm just hoping her flat, sardonic voice translates well to the written word.

Jennifer said...

I'm not at home, so I can't email, but you are a yarn-dying goddess!!! I have my pumpkin patch lace-weight and its the most boo-tiful thing I've seen in ages!
Thank you thank you thank you!!!!

Maria said...

I, too, was an avid reader. Then I became enthralled with (by?) knitting. My reading suffered terribly, but my PBS tv watching (listening) went way up. Then I discovered audio books from the library. All is once again right with the world and now I have a very good grasp on heaven as well.

Mindy aka Puff the Magic Rabbit said...

I have taken myself off books til mid-May. Major show-stress and I usually have a hard time putting books down once I get started- guess I'm too nosey. So no fair tempting.

Mindy said...

Crud, I hate when I click on the wrong one...