Good news: I found more of my books while unpacking! Yeah.
My foot is feeling better! Yeah.
So, I am hoping to go to knitting group next week and make my reading group in two weeks!
My goal is to read all my books in my personal library by mid-2008 and not buy too many from now on. I want to contribute some books to a teacher in New Orleans East (which got really 'Kaned in 2005). There is NO, I repeat, NO library at her school (She is probably teaching in a a trailer.) She wants to have some books in her classroom to encourage her students to read.
I am ready to contribute my copy of Book Thief and some art books. I am thinking some magazines would be great also.
I decided to join the Russian Reading Challenge. Right now, I have three books in mind.
- I bought War and Peace in Wigtown (3 separate volumes; I remember reading A Work in Progress' troubles with her paperback versions.)
- At Gatwick, I bought a non-fiction book,
1941 – Rodric Braitwaite. I heard about this horrible seige in passing while watching the History Channel and in novels. I want to learn more about it. Moscow
- I have a great book that I bought when I was a teen: Photographs for the Tsar. It has early, early color photography of places and people that don't exist anymore with stories about the villages.
- Still deciding about the fourth book.
GROSS TIDBIT: To get rid of lice, the captain ordered blankets to be soaking in boiling, hot, get ready, URINE.
I am also considering moving up to Commadore Level. I found a pictoral book about Skackleton's trip to Antartica and an early biography of him. Within the Antartica, one had to sail sometimes. Plus, he was in the Royal Navy, so it counts.