Reading As Therapy
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Sometimes you have to let the world go by and read. Usually I have at least a dozen books going at any given time. Today it was 18 books and 4 magazines. What can I say, I'm behind on my summer reading.
One great book I finished today was the very short Tiger Rising by Kate DeCamillo, a children's book about grief and loss. If you haven't read it, I recommend it. I'm earmarking it for one of my read-aloud books this fall school year.
I also finished The Silk Vendetta by Victoria Holt whom I hadn't read in many years. I had forgotten what a skillful tale she wove so I immediately picked up Secret for a Nightingale. My Mom chanced across these and one other VH at a yard sale recently at the impossible-to-resist price of 10 cents each - hardbacks no less.
Joining the completed stack was A Suitable Vengeance by Elizabeth George and replacing it in the read-down stack, George's For the Sake of Elena.
And a reading day wouldn't be complete without some history so there were 3-4 of those as well as religion and some Jane Austen.
I've got to get back to weeding tomorrow but today was a lovely interlude.