Wednesday, December 30, 2009

The Reading Stack

A while ago, my cyber-friend, Sharon, of Sage Creek Farm, had an entry on her "In Stitches" blog about the number of books in her "pile" waiting to be read. I told her that I had one as well and thought it would be fun to share what is in the stack waiting for me to sit still long enough (without drifting off or "resting" my eyes) to enjoy them.
The top two books have gone back to their owner, Lois Moore, of Stonehaven Farm, who left them in my care last month. Lois makes her way through Flagstaff about once a month on her way to Tuba City to service the hospital there as part of their radiology team. While the traveling is rough on her and her hubby, Brook, I have the pleasure of talking sheep, watching her knit, and sharing good food each time she heads this way.

Sharon has retired recently and is a fellow spinner/weaver/fiber person. She and her husband, Ian, have a few Shetland sheep as well. As we are in the same age group, we've found we have a lot in common, especially a fondness for good books. Well,'s the stack. I did not include all the periodicals like Spin-Off, Handwoven, Black Sheep Newsletter, etc. It's a good thing too, as I'm sure the stack would have been way too tall.

Right now I'm finishing up Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World.

OK...What's in YOUR stack to read?


nurse dragon said...

Too many books to read, but top of the stack is the one I got as a Christmas gift from my daughter - Diana Gabaldon's "An Echo in the Bones", latest in her Outlander series!

Tina T-P said...

I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the story of Dewey - it was so much more than just a story about a cat -

Now, The Time Traveler's Wife I found to be a little creepy - it was like he was stalking the "younger girl" of the woman that he married.

Thanks for your help tonight! T.

Leigh said...

Homer's Odyssey? Good for you! I've never read it but both my son and daughter said it's a really good story.

The real question is, how long will it take you to get through that stack!?

Tammy said...

My TBR stack is overflowing, spilling down the sides, with an electic mixture of old and new, novels, mysteries, biographies etc. etc. I really need to go through and weed out! I would like to read Homer's Odyssey as well. Dewey's book was a good one, and I always like the Bedlam farm stories. Have a good time working your way through your stack on these cold winter days!
And Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

Oh, great stack! I haven't read Homer's Odyssey maybe since college days. Secret Life of Bee's as a nice read. The Time Traveler's Wife didn't send me and the cotton book I'll have to add to my long list when I restack the stacks!

Sharon said...

I agree with Tina. Dewey was one of my favorite books from last year. I loved it. I should get on Amazon and see what people liked if they liked that. Like I *need* one more book on my impossible stack!

Happy New Year, Kathy.