What was it, a week or two ago I spoke about listing the books I've read so far in 2010? So, here it is, the good, the bad and the ugly - fluff as well as the good stuff.
I am not a snob where reading is concerned. Sometimes one just needs light reading, especially when one is working one's way through more intellectual reading. I'll be listing everything to make it to one hundred books read in a year - although honestly, I don't think I will have any problem accomplishing this! Just looking at the stack next to my comfy chair - and that stack doesn't include novels - I'm well on the way.
Now, you may think that all this reading cuts into my stitching time. It doesn't, I give each whatever time I can and no stress about it. I read many blogs where people are apologizing for not writing more often, not stitching much, etc. etc. - by the gods, give yourselves a break! There is something really wrong with our society when people feel they must apologize for not writing enough on blogs. Relax already! Enjoy life. Write, read, stitch, play, nap, cook or DON'T - whatever - as much as makes you happy and do it for yourself!
Now for my books. This is no hardship or stressful undertaking for me - I LOVE to read. There's nothing like settling into a book, novel or otherwise. Off I go into another world for a while - how delightful. I recommend it highly.
1. The Ghost & The Haunted Mansion - Alice Kimberly
2. Blood Sins - Kay Hooper
3. Crewel Yule - Monica Ferris
4. Fear No Evil - Allison Brennan
5. Execution Dock - Anne Perry
6. Homo Necans, The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual & Myth - Walter Burkert
7. Nightwalker - Heather Graham
8. Mansfield Park & Mummies - Jane Austen & Vera Nazarian
9. Jane Bites Back - Michael Thomas Ford
10. Mountain Talk - Peggy Poe Stern
I am currently reading three books - one of which is a novel - the other two a bit heavier. I will not list any book until finished.
Also on tonight's agenda - Hekate's Deipnon. I celebrate this just before the new moon, making a libation and leaving offerings at the hedge circle after invocations, prayers and some candle work. Tonight it is damp and very windy, full of the Land's energy. As I sit here writing, the wind is whistling and whooshing outside. A perfect night for a bit of magic!