Thursday, January 25, 2007

Cranberries, Ice and Book Lists

Some shots from last week's ice storms. You're looking at a highbush cranberry (Viburnum trilobum), which is attempting to block the entire dining room window despite vigorous pruning.

If you've read here a while, you know that I'm a fan of all kinds of lists of books (see, for example, Lists of 100 Books). One of my favorite book blogs - 50 Books - just had a pretty entertaining post on some alternative book lists: The Big List of Lists. You have to read the comments there, because people keep coming up with ever better ways to categorize their books. My favorite lists so far (and the first book I would include on that particular list) are:

- Best Book Titles of All Time
(Island of the Sequined Love Nun or The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove ? It's so hard to pick between Christopher Moore's books)

- Books That I Expected to Be Dirtier
(Lady Chatterly's Lover)

- Books I Bought More than Once Because I Forgot I Already Owned It
(Where the Girls Are: Growing Up Female with the Mass Media)

- Books I Adored as a Child But My Son Thinks Are Boring. (But that I insist on reading to him anyway because he's five and what does he know?!)
(My Side of the Mountain)

- Books That I Love Even Though The Last Twenty Pages Made No Damn Sense
(Summer of My Amazing Luck)

- Books I Re-Read When I Have Nothing Else to Read
(anything by Lois McMaster Bujold)

- Books I Shouldn't Admit Made Me Cry Like a Baby
(The Cubicle Next Door)

Now go on over to 50 Books and add your own categories.


KZ the Turtlegirl said...

I LOVED My Side of the Mountain. I've been putting off giving it to my oldest until she turns about nine - I think that's a perfect age for that book. But then, she's very precocious (Mommy gush), so maybe now would be a good time......

Julie said...

I loved My Side of the Mountain too! And, ha ha, we just gave a copy to our daughter for Xmas. Still waiting for her to start reading it... sigh.

Jennifer said...

Another Bujold fan! I still haven't met one in real life (except if I leant them my copy of the books), but they seem to be all over the blogs I read.

That's pretty much all I've read this month - reread Bujold books.