Sunday, October 28, 2012

Because my three daughters all live out of state, I alternate between feeling lonely and feeling guilty.



Monday, January 9, 2012

New years feel clean. I like that.
That's all I've got to say about that right now

Sunday, January 1, 2012


2011 Book List
  • Martin and Osa ~ Kelly Enright
  • Opportunities: Jamie Leith in Dairien ~ Ian Hall
  • The Bean Trees ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  • Shanghai Girls ~ Lisa See
  • The Poisonwood Bible ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  • Water For Elephants ~ Sara Gruen
  • Shoot the Moon ~ Billie Letts
  • Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man ~ Fannie Flagg
  • The 8th Confession ~ James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  • The Kitchen God's Wife ~ Amy Tan
  • The World Below ~ Sue Miller
  • 10th Anniversary ~ James Patterson w/ Maxine Paetro
  • The Miracle of Mercy Land ~ River Jordan
  • Intrepreter of Maladies ~ Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Shepherd's Abiding ~ Jan Karon
  • Vampire Academy ~ Richelle Mead
  • The Christmas Cookie Club ~ Ann Pearlman
  • Private ~ James Patterson & Maxine Paetro
  • When You Are Engulfed in Flames ~ David Sedaris
  • Black & White ~ Dani Shapiro
  • Pawley's Island ~ Dorthea Benton Frank
  • Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe ~ Fannie Flagg
  • The Book of Lost Things ~ John Connolly
  • Don't Blink ~ James Patterson & Howard Roughan
  • Light From Heaven ~ Jan Karon
  • Consider the Lobster (and other essays) ~ David Foster Wallace
  • Once in a Promised Land ~ Laila Halaby (book club)
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan ~ Lisa See
  • Stuart a life backwards ~ Alexander Masters
  • In This Mountain ~ Jan Karon
  • Worst Case ~ James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain ~ Garth Stein
  • Unaccustomed Earth ~ Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Lost and Found ~ Carolyn Parkhurst
  • A Common Life ~ Jan Karon
  • The Reader ~ Bernhard Schlink
  • Blindness ~ José Saramago
  • A New Song ~ Jan Karon
  • We Need to Talk About Kevin~ Lionel Shriver (book club)
  • Out to Canaan ~ Jan Karon
  • The Girl Who Played With Fire ~ Stieg Larsson
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns ~~ Khaled Hosseini (read it again for book club)
  • These High Green Hills ~~ Jan Karon
  • Life if Pi ~~ Yann Martel
  • Moloka'i ~~ Alan Brennert
  • The Story of My Life An Afghan girl on the other side of the sky ~~ Farah Ahmedi w/ Tamim Ansary
  • A Light in the Window ~~ Jan Karon
  • I Alex Cross ~~James Patterson
  • Alex Cross's Trial ~~ James Patterson & Richard Dilallo
  • The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ~~Douglas Adams
  • The Four Agreements ~ Don Miguel ( sadly I did not finish this book. It was too weird for my taste)
  • Chocolat ~ Joanne Harris
  • At Home in Mitford ~~ Jan Karon
  • A Wrinkle in Time ~~ Madeleine L'Engle