Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The Book Game, Part 2

(I just really like this picture!)

I am about to leave for a few days in Boston, doing a Mother Job. I may or may not have to time blog (I have left notes, should I get to it), isn't that what Starbucks is for? It certainly isn't for the coffee! Anyway, Jason suggested creating a list of the next 5 books on the To Read pile.

So here they are, in no particular order:

Magic, Science and Religion, by Bronislaw Malinowski

Reading the OED, by Ammon Shea

The World Is Not Enough, By Zoe Oldenbourg

The Encyclopedia of Spirits, by Judika Illes

The Snouters, Form and Life of the Rhinogrades, by Harald Stumpke

(I am currently reading Whisper of Stone, by Tess Dawson)

I will bring the Malinowski book and the most recent copy of Vogue Magazine with me, as they take up the least amount of space and weigh the least of the items on this list.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Garden Blogging

Lavender, at dusk. Soothing, no?

I haven't completely figured it out, but the years that are good for the roses aren't good years for the lavender. The good lavender years are not good rose years, either. This is a lavender year.

Monday, June 14, 2010

I Tried

The book game, that is. But after spending far more time at it than I really had, I've put it aside for now. At one point, the book list looked like my college text shopping list (I majored in the Classics, minored in Linguistics and Medieval History). Another list was mostly childrens books, with the addition of some gardening books and a book on feminist, thelemic sex magic. (try saying that 3 times, fast). The problem I faced was; do I create a list of books that helped to shape me? Or a list that I would use to shape someone else?

(interesting how spell check suggested that instead of "childrens" I meant "chaldeans.")