Winter Reading


Well, I finished Jane Austen Book Club, and it was OK--it made me want to read actual Jane Austen books (which I am sure the author would be glad to hear, so no worries). I like to post the titles just because it will be fun for me to look back on what I was reading a year or so from now. What are you currently reading?

So I am trying to read the following books:

Mary Poppins Comes Back by P.L. Travers

Baby Remember My Name: An Anthology of New Queer Girl Writing Edited by Michelle Tea

Holidays on Ice by David Sedaris

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan (the latter of which is one my favorite authors) They are making this into a movie with the adorable Michael Cera

A Christmas Sampler: Classic Stories of the Season, from Twain to Cheever edited by E.A. Crawford and Teresa Kennedy

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum

I Know this Much is True by Wally Lamb

Watch for the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas by C.S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Philip Yancey, Madeleine L'Engle, Henri Nouwen, Kathleen Norris, Annie Dillard, Dorothy Day, and more.

The Beautiful: Collected Poems by Michelle Tea

The Whole Equation by David Thomson (I have been reading this since the summer of's very dense but fantastic!)

The Prestige by Christoper Priest (I was loving it, left it in Oregon, saw the movie, and now the cat's out of the bag, but I still want to finish it).

And then I am re-reading:

Appetites: Why Women Want by Caroline Knapp, while my mom is enjoying her other book, Drinking: A Love Story

What Would Barbra Do?: How Musicals Changed My Life
by Emma Brockes (I just can't get enough!)

In other news, I saw a great film tonight, an IFC pic called Camp (2003). Some of the characters are more lovable or understandable than others, but the musical performances are great. My favorite parts are the beginning with "How Shall I See You Through My Tears?" and part of the finale, "Here's Where I Stand." Watch them both here.

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