Tuesday, September 06, 2005

What are you reading?

A friend recently asked this question of the boys. They looked blankly for a few minutes. Since I , like the boys, always have several books going at once, I can identify with the blank look. Which book do you tell about? Does the listener want to hear about all the books in which you are dabbling? Are some too private to mention?

A reading question seems innocent enough. It can be a dilemma, though, to know exactly what and how much to share with the person posing the question.

So, what are we reading?

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by C.S Lewis ( a read aloud - have you seen the trailers for the new movie?) http://www.narniaresources.com

Body for Life for Women.

Pride and Prescience ( a Mr and Mrs Darcy mystery - a mystery story as a follow up to Pride and Prejudice).

Murderous Maths - Numbers

Essys by Hillaire Belloc

The Hound of Ulster by Rosemary Sutcliffe

The Hades Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum

1066 And All That

Fall of the Kingdom by Hillary Bell ( a fantasy novel)

Books by P G Wren

The Twelve Tasks of Flavia Gemina by Caroline Lawrence ( and others in these mysteries for kids, set in Roman times)

Snoopy and Charlie Brown comics

Writers Inc

Prose and Poetry

Steady Boy Steady and Horse Sense - by the authors of 1066 And All That and satirically funny.

The newspaper and news on ninemsn - some of us have been almost consumed by a need to know more about both Hurricane Katrina and the NSW Liberals leadership fiasco.

Witness to Hope - the biography of Pope John Paul II.

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaardner

The Idiot's Guide to Starting Up A Band

The Rolling Stones Concise

Method Songwriting by Buddy Kaye

The Sunday Missal

Can you guess who is reading which book? You may be surprised!


Greg said...

Really? Consumed by Hurricane Katrina? I have to say that it hasn't interested me that much - I've kept up to date on what's happening there, but like the Tsunami, I wasn't drawn to read it that much. Probably just my contrariness! 'Cause the papers make a big thing out of it, I become uninterested and tune out. Also perhaps because so many people become so emotional about it. The response just seems phony. (Now I sound like Holden Caulfield. I really do. But despite being blind, I'm not going to wear a deer-stalker hat!)...

Leonie said...

Well, Holden Caulfield :-) are consumed by the racism made apparent by the hurricane. When you see the poor people, who couldn't afford to get out of the city, what do you see? Black people. Did you know that over 28% of those in New Orleans are below the poverty line and that the majority of these are black? And they live in the area below the sea level - near the levee.

I guess all this is showing us another side and hence our interest....