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Books, Dogs, and Other Blogs

“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.”

 

Currently reading

Drums of Autumn
Diana Gabaldon
The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America
Gerald Horne
Clued In: How to Keep Customers Coming Back Again and Again (paperback)
Lewis Carbone

My Favorite Books of 2013 (before its too late)

Code Name Verity - Elizabeth Wein Before I Go To Sleep - S.J.Watson Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ishiguro The Ocean at the End of the Lane - Neil Gaiman Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen - Mary Sharratt Year of Wonders - Geraldine Brooks In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex - Nathaniel Philbrick Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures - Virginia Morell

Thanks to all the overtime I've put in over the xmas season at work, I get today off. The wind is howling outside (30 mph gusts) and I am snuggled in bed with my hound dog, a cup of coffee, my ipad, and a book. Wish my glasses were in striking distance, but I can make do.  :)

 

Wanted to recap my favorite reads of 2013 -- see books above.

 

Least favorite would be The Hobbit (have tried to read this 5 times and can't get past page 20, so it remains on my TBR) and The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards (a debut novel I won that had an interesting idea but poor execution).

 

My goal for 2014 is 50 books which apparently is 10 more than I usually read. Good thing I have today off to get a running start. 

 

Happy 2014 to everyone!

 

Bonus tidbit: my husband and I have the same birthday (different years) and we are both new years babies. :)