Thursday, March 22, 2007

Spring Reading Thing

As promised, here is my list of books that I'll be working on during the Spring Reading Thing that Katrina is so kindly hosting. Katrina writes at Callapidder Days, and it is a fun blog, so you should hop over there and wander for awhile.

Parenting
Parenting in the Pew by Robbie Castleman
Bringing up Boys by James Dobson
A Mother's Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot (re-read)

Fiction
Straight Up by Lisa Samson
Girl in Hyacinth Blue by Susan Vreeland
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

Classics
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
Demons by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Non-fiction
A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature by Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt

To Jonathan
Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Poems to read to the very young selected by Josette Frank
Llama llama red pajama by Anna Dewdney
Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire
Are You My Mother? by P.D. Eastman
(these are his current favorites - I'll also be reading a few new books from the library each week!)

If something is either really great or really awful, I'll try to write at least some sort of review. :)

11 comments:

Chris said...

The Picture of Dorian Gray is a good one. And "Are You My Mother?" I just love that little chick.

Heidi said...

As a scientist by training, "A Meaningful World: How the Arts and Sciences Reveal the Genius of Nature by Benjamin Wiker and Jonathan Witt" sounds very interesting to me.

Good luck on your list!
Have fun!

Sarah Marie said...

"Llama Llama Red Pajama" sounds like a great book! Someone who loves Jonathan a lot must have gotten it for him! ;)

(Glad he likes it so much! I love the line 'Please stop all this llama drama!')

Linds said...

Ooh, Mike Mulligan and Are You My Mother were two my little brother's favorites! And I think you'll like The Eyre Affair. It's not terribly well-written and I don't think the author knows how to write a terribly realistic female lead (which is really crime considering the source material it leaps from!) That said, it's still one of the most fun books I've read in a long time. The premise is just that good. :)

Amber said...

Wow, that's quite a list. Perhaps I should do this too, it seems like an interesting exercise. I'll be curious to read what you think of them - especially the parenting and non-fiction books. BTW, I've read the Vreeland book and I wasn't all that impressed. It was decent enough, but nothing amazing by any means.

Oh, and speaking of books, I saw a review today for a book that you might find interesting (apropos of your semi-recent post asking for book suggestions - here's a review. I haven't read it yet, but I'm thinking about getting it.
http://karenedmisten.blogspot.com/2007/03/danielle-bean-mom-to-mom-day-to-day.html

And thanks for the music suggestions!!

Katrina said...

Great list! Straight Up is great, and Bringing Up Boys has lots of helpful advice in it. Put Me in the Zoo has always been a favorite at this house, too. :) Thanks for joining the challenge!

Amber said...

P.S. Your Amazon links don't seem to be set up correctly - they have your blog link in front of the Amazon link. I was trying to take a closer look at some of your books while Matt figures out costs for the house. :-)

Rae said...

Great list! I've seen Bringing Up The Boys on quite a few lists, you'll have to let me know how it is. Happy Reading! =)

Deena said...

I have Straight Up, but haven't read it yet. Curious about Hyacinth Blue...

Ashley said...

We love put me in the zoo at our house. Let me know what you think of the Arts and Science book.

BTW: you should allow anonymous comments, that way my name could link up with my webpage. You might get more comments from non-blogger accounts too.

Emily said...

Ashley, thanks for the idea. I've changed my settings.