NOTICE: (Updated March 5, 2010)

Beginning December 19, 2009, Books 'N Border Collies will be posting but only intermittently while I pursue personal goals. I plan to share some reading I'm doing, but there will be no reviews. I will, however, be sharing my exploration of vegetarian cooking and the cookbooks and websites I use to educate myself. I hope you enjoy it!


Friday, January 16, 2009

Reading Notes

First, I want to thank Jo-Jo from Jo-Jo Loves To Read for this cool award:

Thank you, Jo-Jo! If any of you haven't seen Jo-Jo's blog, stop over and say hello! She's a newbie blogger who started in Oct. and is so much fun to have around!

As for reading, I'm almost finished with Book One of The Faerie Queene. Only six more to go! And I'm a little more than half way through How To Think About The Great Ideas. Here's a great idea for me: Don't read two books I have to think about at the same time. They start moving too slowly and I can't make up my mind which one to pick up when I have a few extra minutes.

I started Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones last night. It's a book I can just sink right into, which is great because it's due back at the library tomorrow and I can't renew it because of requests. Someone is going to be up late tonight after the Timberwolves game. . . .

PS My house was 73 degrees inside this morning which was 93 degrees warmer than it was outside. You do the math. If I write that temperature out it makes me cry. ;-) There is hope though. It's supposed to be 30 on Sunday, which will feel like a sauna after this week!

Happy Reading, Everyone!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award. I'm glad I'm in the South right now - I'm freezing and it's 14F.

Lezlie said...

Bermudaonion ~ 14 is still really cold if that's not what you're used to. We need more sweaters, I'm thinking! :-)


Serena said...

congrats on the award!

verbatim said...

Glad to hear you're enjoying Mr. Pip. It was one of my favorite books last year.

Lezlie said...

Serena ~ Thank you!

Verbatim ~ I can't wait to get back to it! I love the little parts with the parents and relatives talking about "what they know". Their individual personalities show clearly, and Mr. Watts' and the students' reactions are sometimes laugh-out-loud funny!


Darlene said...

I can't wait to see what you think of Mr. Pip. I have that book and plan on reading it this year as part of reading my own books. lol. It's actually warmed up here for now, thankfully but it's really windy.

Lezlie said...

Dar ~ So far, it's two thumbs up! I looked at the 10 day forecast earlier and there's not a minus sign in sight. Not even on the lows! Yippee! I'm glad you're getting a break, too!


Veronica said...

Wow, congrats on getting so far with the Fairie Queen. Reading that whole book is going to be quite a feat!

Lezlie said...

Veronica ~ Thanks! It's slow going, but it will be worth it! :-)


Literary Feline said...

I've heard such a great things about Mister Pip. I am glad you are enjoying it so far. Stay warm!

Lezlie said...

Literary Feline ~ So far, all the great reviews are well deserved. I'm hoping to finish it up today.