Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Winter Reading Challenge finale

Jane Austen by Elizabeth Jenkins
Charles Dickens by G.K. Chesterton
Standing by Words: Essays by Wendell Berry
Christian Reflections by C.S. Lewis
The Whimsical Christian by Dorothy Sayers
The Collected Works of G.K. Chesterton, Volume 20 (Includes Christendom in Dublin, Irish Impressions, A Short History of England and more)
The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton
Bee Season by Myla Goldberg
About A Boy by Nick Hornby
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson
The 36-hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life by Mace and Rabins
ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life by Judith Kolberg and Kathleen Nadeau
*minimally helpful. Seemed like a commercial for a professional organizer, which is something I refuse to need.
Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by E.F. Schumacher
The Intellectual Devotional: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Roam Confidently with the Cultured Class by David Kidder, Noah Oppenheim
*Still reading. Still loving*
The Oxford Book of English Verse Edited by Arthur Quiller-Couch
*Still reading. Still loving*

Some that were added to the list:

Keeping Faith by Schaeffer and Schaeffer
It Doesn't Take A Genius by McCutcheon and Lindsey
Persuasion by Austen
Sister Bernadette's Barking Dog by Kitty Burns Florey
Phineas Finn by Anthony Trollope

Reading for a sick mama (because the Chesterton essays were too heavy to sad is that? Well, and I just wanted some brain candy.)

The Rose Rent by E. Peters
Leper of St. Giles by E. Peters
The Right Jack by Margaret Maron
Baby Doll Games by Margaret Maron

Eighteen down. Five left. Two still being used on an almost-daily basis.

For three months that included the holidays, two speech tournaments and all the icky sickness that came after both of them, I am pleased with my accomplishment.

Now, to start anew tomorrow. I'll post my Spring Reading Challenge list sometime tomorrow.

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