Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What I've Been Reading

I seem to have gotten in the middle of a bunch of books recently, not to mention all the magazines I have piling up. More than three is a pile for me, in case you were wondering. Anyway, I've decided to try to catch up, so no more movies for a while. I'm officially on a reading blitz.

I went through three magazines last night and started on a fourth, one of my favorites: Mental Floss. I was also able to finish All Things Wise and Wonderful the other day. I think it might be the very best James Herriot book there is. His stories are so funny and really (yikes, I don't use this word very often!) charming.

Then there was Inklings, an interesting novel my sister borrowed from a friend (thanks Lindsay!). I did a skim-through read of that book in about an hour and a half because I could tell how it was going to all work out after I read the first two chapters and the last three pages. Before I started the book, my sister spoke to me in no uncertain terms about reading the ending first, but look at how much time I saved by doing that! Hee, hee.

Oh, and I'm also still in the middle of the Left Behind series. Faithful blog readers may remember that I was in the middle of it last February! Well, the current progress report is that I've just finished The Mark. I may finish the series before I turn 30....

Up next in my blitz: Grace Unknown, a book I now own since I ruined the copy I borrowed from the church library, but that's another story. Also: Surviving the Extremes, Desecration, and the lastest issue of Reader's Digest. I'll let you know how the endings are. :-)


Lindsay said...

I still don't see how you can read the ending of a book first! I could never do that before reading the rest of the book, it would ruin it for me.

I'm starting to read a lot more again too :)

Katie said...

Life is very uncertain, you know. :-) Or, maybe it's all about instant gratification! Either way, I'm sure authors everywhere would like to pinch me. Oh, well, what can I say. I can't stand books that end badly, so why waste time reading it when you can find out right away? Okay, I'm stepping off my soap box now.