Books 9/22/06

The reading goes slowly these days. As I said in a previous post, I got asked to take on quite a bit of responsibility at church, and the process of getting myself organized for that is taking up the extra time when Zoe’s asleep that previously went to reading. But I did manage to get a couple books in. Darling husband, stop reading now if you don’t want to know anything about the book you’re currently reading. 🙂
Bright Ideas for Young Women Leaders by Trina Boice: Can you guess what responsibility I took on? I’m the new Young Women’s President, which for those of you who don’t know means that I’m in charge of the organization for 12-18 year old girls. It’s super fun, and this book has some fantastic ideas. I’ve stolen a bunch already, and will be using a bunch more.

Dzur by Steven Brust: It’s rare that I get so excited about a book coming out that I start jumping up and down, but when I found out this book was out (I had no idea it was coming), there was definitely some jumping going on. This is the most recent in the Vlad Taltos series, and I love me some Vlad. The last book left some major plot points open, and this book picks up those threads. It’s similar to the other books in the series in that you don’t really have any idea what’s going on until a fair way into the book, and what turns out to be happening is interesting, BUT… I was left quite unsatisfied. It felt like the action was only just starting and then the book was over. None of the threads I was so excited to follow came anywhere near being resolved, and some of them didn’t even progress. The next book better come out super soon, because I’m going to go crazy otherwise. But Brust’s trademark humor is in full force, there were moments that were so funny that it was all I could do not to fall over laughing. One full chapter has laugh after laugh, and it truly was an enjoyable read. I just wish it was that much longer.

I’m currently reading both Immortality by Milan Kundera and The Savior and the Serpent by Alonzo Gaskill, an old teacher of mine. Both are excellent.

Current total: 63 (I’m so behind it’s sick.)

Currently reading: Immortality by Milan Kundera and The Savior and the Serpent by Alonzo Gaskill

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