Books for the Housebound

With so much snow falling in the Portland area over the last 10 days we’ve had plenty of time to read, read, read. For someone who always wants to read more than she has time for, it’s an unexpected gift to drop into my lap. I have to admit that even though I’m not much of a shopper, I do look forward to shopping around Christmas. The stores are decorated and Christmas songs play everywhere you go. I am missing my dose of that this year, but it’s hard to complain when I’m looking at such a beautiful white scene out the windows of my house when I glance up from my book.

I’ve been reading every day to both my daughters. I’m reading Ireland by Frank Delaney to Catherine for our book club. I’m reading 1876 by Gore Vidal to Madeleine just because I love Gore Vidal books and we both love history. I’m reading a book to review called Heart of a Shepherd by Portland author Rosanne Parry.

Official reviews will come later, but for now I can say that I’m enjoying everything I’m reading. Sometime in the next week I expect to pick up Mansfield Park by Jane Austen, which I’ll be reading for Madeleine’s book club, and Aging with Grace, by David Snowdon, which I’ll read for a book club I’m in with my husband, Randy.

I can’t think of any better way to end the year and get ready for 2009.

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