For the last few years, my reading has mostly been contained to stimulating titles like "Information Literacy Instruction", "Perl Programming" or "Encoded Archival Description - Context, Theory and Case Studies". Zzzzzzzz.
I have managed to read a few other things - mostly during the winter and summer breaks. So, for vacation, I've stocked up on books I've been meaning to read. Here's the list.
- Locke 1928, by Shawna Yang Ryan
- A Long Way Gone - Memoirs of a Boy Soldier, by Ishmael Beah
- A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
I also intend to finish the Chronicles of Narnia over the summer, which has been my bedtime reading for a couple months. And, I plan to read the new Harry Potter book over my birthday weekend in July.
I was just going to get the first two books on the list. But, when I saw Khaled Hosseini had another book out, I had to get it. I bought Kite Runner used to take on our last mini-vacation and couldn't put it down. It was probably the best book I've read in the last 10 years. I was even reading on our bus ride in Mammoth to Devil's Post Pile. It was making me nauseous, but I had to push on. I've heard the new book is as good or better than Kite Runner. Yay!
In addition to the fun titles, I will be reading a book on Spiritual disciplines by a Quaker woman circa 1900, for my women's group. I only have to get 1/3 of the way through that by the end of June, though. Phew!