Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Reading Round-up - September


So I may have not done a bunch of blog posting for the month of September - but I did manage to read quite a bit. Look at me - busy reading. NOT busy getting ready for a baby. Baby? What baby? Speaking of which - I just have to re-post this side by side shot because seriously - spot on.

If you don't get it - watch this 1 minute clip.

There. Back to books.

I jumped on the bandwagon and loved. Loved. LOVED. "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. I first heard about this book on a Radio West podcast. I then read an author's blog that I follow that was gushing with praise, I then read a columnist's review that loved it. So I decided to see what the fuss was about. It was beautiful. A little slow (at first) but then I couldn't put it down. It was just nice to read some beautiful fiction. It's been awhile. It's not something I think I would read again - but I really enjoyed it.

No More Goodbyes: Circling the Wagons Around Our Gay Loved Ones. I kind of think this should be required reading by every Mormon. It provided a healthy perspective on an issue that is highly misunderstood and when discussed can arouse volatile emotions. I really appreciated the stories shared (although they all started to run together after a bit).

The Beginning of Everything. Just fine. I needed something light after circling the wagons. Nothing amazing but a nice break for a little story.

Let's Explore Diabetes With Owls. Oh David Sedaris - in small doses - funny - in large doses - not as funny. I listened to this book over the course of two months and finally finished it. Small doses means I liked it better than I know I would have had I just plowed through it.

Marathon Man. Since my workout regime is non-existent right now (except for my fitbit where sometimes I manage to make it to my steps goal) I decided to motivate myself to when this pregnancy is over by learning about this really fast runner, Bill Rodgers. I liked it. A little heavy emphasizing his role in trying to make a difference between being labeled as an amateur or a professional - but really what world class athlete doesn't try and make themselves sound a little bit better than they are? What human doesn't do that?

Women and the Priesthood. Her approach is not mine. So while there were some excellent chapters that were great for me - all in all - I was disappointed.

Voila. I've read 53 books for the year? Think I can make it to 200? Me either.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sure you could with all the nursing you have ahead of you. ;)

--kristin

Greg said...

Is this what you are really doing all night when you are "sleeping" up on the deck?

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