May Reading Log

  • Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott *
  • Trouble, by Gary Schmidt
  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary Pearson
  • Lock and Key, by Sarah Dessen
  • The House of Seven Gables, by Nathanial Hawthorne *
  • 1984, by George Orwell *
  • War and Peace, by Leo Tolstoy *
  • Almost Catholic, by Jon Sweeney
  • The Velvet Room, by Zilpha Snyder
  • The Penderwicks on Gardam Street, by Jeanne Birdsall
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    *Indicates a book I resolved to read this year


    kidz book buzz said...

    Ooh and I see that now you are reading On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness. I'll be interested in seeing what you have to say about that.

    Now, how can you read all these books, work at the library, blog, write great novels, film great movies, and learn to order beer in Russian???

    It boggles the mind. Do you ever sleep?

    Anonymous said...

    I am impressed with all the books you read. Very impressed.

    Noel De Vries said...

    Well, I didn't READ War and Peace in one month ... I started it in January and FINISHED it this month. Seriously, audible is the answer. I listened to 1984, War and Peace, and Ivanhoe, all while doing the dishes. As for writing novels ... well, let's not broach that subject right now.

    Thanks for stopping by, Sally and Heather!

    sally said...

    Hey, you recognized me? I was incognito.

    Man! My cover's blown. =0)

    I've never tried the audio books. I keep thinking I'm going to give them a try one of these days when I have to drive on a long trip.

    Marie DeVries said...

    how was ivanhoe?

    Noel De Vries said...

    It was different than I expected, Marie. Though I'm not sure what I did expect, really. I remember when Lucy reads it in the Ballad of Lucy Whipple, and it sounds like the most amazing story ever, and then when I read it, it was like, eh. Not bad, but not stupendous.

    Sally: Must. Try. Audiobooks.