Reading Lists

Well, some of the things on the bedside table this past November got read (particularly the ones that had the name Maisie in the title, a la Maisie Goes Camping) but most of them did not, but rather than beat ourselves up about that, we’ve just collected a whole new stack:

Women’s Diaries of the Westward Journey
Schlissel

The Turn of the Screw
James

Restless Spirits, Ghost Stories by American Women
Lundie, ed.

Beloved
Morrison

The King in the Tree
Millhauser

The Light of the Home: an Intimate View of the Lives of Women in Victorian America

Haunting the House of Fiction: Feminist Perspectives on Ghost Stories by American Women

Women’s Voices from the Western Frontier
Butruille

The Evolution of a State
Smithwick

Nothing like a list to make you feel like you’re getting things done, even if you aren’t. This almost looks like the reading list for a course, and maybe it is: let’s call it the-novel-I-SHALL-draft-by-the-end-of-2008 course and hope that sets a fire under me.

Right now, though, we’re in the weeds.* A “freelance job” for the next few weeks, a WHOLE Kindergarten class Birthday Party for a six-year-old, tomorrow; family in town.

I’ll keep you posted.

*I only worked one restaurant because of my huge fear of dropping loaded trays of food (instead I worked in libraries and as a house cleaner) but I love restaurant slang.

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4 thoughts on “Reading Lists

  1. That’s a juicy list; I like it. It has weight and depth and subtlety and a soft almost heard music of evocative promise.

    🙂

    p.s. like the every evolving layout

  2. Hmm. I like the challenge of looking at my own bedside table’s stacks.

    Now that my “newborn” is 14 months might be time to get through a book in less than 6 months.

  3. Party pressure in the ATL… medium to high medium (at least compared to what I hear about NY). Could probably squeeze some blood from that turnip and get a blog entry about the topic, though.

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