I guess I knew it'd been a while since I've posted here in this blog, but it startled me to see it'd been an entire year. (Blogging over at Between the Tackles filled some of that void, but still...) I must have composed a thousand blog entries in my head which never made it to the keyboard. A friend of mine even emailed me a guest-blog-post about getting back into the groove... and I didn't manage to cut and paste it here.
But now I've got a new design, and a renewed commitment to posting again.
Perhaps I will begin with some of what I've read in the last year:
The Night Circus Erin Morgenstern
The Book of Three Lloyd Alexander*
The Black Cauldron Lloyd Alexander*
Chocolate Joanne Harris
Dogs Abigail DeWitt
Bossy Pants Tina Fay
I’ll Fly Away Wally Lamb
The Door Through Space Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Year of the Big Thaw Marion Zimmer Bradley
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Jonathan Safran Foer
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Strange Case of Finley Jayne Kady Cross
Things Fall Apart Chinva Achebe
The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairlyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Catherynne Valente
Inheritance Christopher Paolini
The Big Beautiful Pamela Duncan
The Night Bookmobile Audrey Niffenegger
Charlotte's Web E.B. White
There may be a few more, but I just can't remember right now. Books I would very much recommend are The Night Circus, Circumnavigated, and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Just look at the beautiful covers!