Sunday, March 20, 2011

New Book List to Start the Week

Nephew Brent showed a new list of books of interest on his blog and that started me off on a list that is completely different than what I was going to do today...

It is the first day of spring so I will do more than make yet another list but first things first, right?

I had a massive list at my bedside table listed on the right of the post but it got right out of hand so I am starting over again. 

Two books are at my bedside right now, well, one is actually at my desk because it requires sitting up to read but:

Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother by William Shawcross has excellent detail and is a long-time subject of interest.  Please ignore the silly "look inside" I could not get rid of:

Revelation of Jesus Christ by Ranko Stefanovic is the desk book because there are notes to write in my Bible, etc. etc.:

Another book close by that will go with me to Paris because of its size and portability, is Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire by Amanda Foreman.  Some years ago now I read this book but it is one I want another go at.  We recently watched the movie, "The Duchess", which made me want to read it again:

Another book I have on order, recomended by my sister, was the newest bio on Bonhoeffer:

And at the same time I ordered that I ordered a few more children's books that I got started on at the gift shop of the govenor's mansion in Sacramento, CA.  The illustrations are fabulous and even though they are old-time stories they are old-time treasures:

So there is a brief list of my books of interest at the moment; some for fun, some for learning, some for inspiration. 

There has been a change of plans for the day.  I started out thinking I was going to be fertilizing and pruning and weeding but here I am on the ferry headed into town to buy my first Apple computer.  Now, will it be an ipad or a MacAir?  That is the question.

Tell me, what are your plans for this first day of spring? 


  1. Cool! Thanks for the link to my blog. Here's my post discussing books I found.

    Good luck on the iPad vs. MacAir decision. If you're going to write with it, I recommend the Air. Otherwise, the iPad is a lot of fun. You probably should just get both... ;-)

  2. Can't wait to see your new computer, Ma. I will try and understand that you rejected the iPad... sigh. I am sure you'll have fun, no doubt.

    My book list is in such disarray, it's pathetic. I need to do a spring cleaning of, oh, just about everything right now. But books definitely need a reorg! Happy reading. I might check out that Bonhoeffer one...