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

The Turn of the Screw

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


The King in the Tree

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

The Evolution of a State

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.


  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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