Monday, August 25, 2008


According to my editor, my revisions will be back in my hands this week. Which means my reading vacation will be over, at least for a while.

I mentioned before the book The God of Animals by Aryn Kyle. I really enjoyed this book -- it's told from a 6th grade girl's point of view, and details life on a working horse farm. Once upon a time I WAS that 6th grade horse-loving girl, so no wonder it spoke to me.

Also this weekend, upon the recommendation of a friend, I picked up Lance Armstrong's It's Not About the Bike. I cried and cried, and I learned a lot too. I'm putting it in the mail today to my father.

Another book I read this weekend was The Secret Life of Dust by Hannah Holmes. Talk about the interconnectedness of things... we have dust inside our bodies from dead stars. Amazing.

Today I am reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt, which I have never read before. So far, so good.

"If there's a book you really want to read but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

~Toni Morrison

1 comment:

  1. Irene,

    Great reading suggestions, friend! I just picked up The Red Tent by Anita Diamant again, and I am enjoying it. My oldest daughter read it twice and loved it, so I thought I would start reading it again. I tried to read it once before, but I think the timing was bad.



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