I've got several books in progress at the moment, but some of them are the kind you can pick up, read a little, and return to them later. I've mentioned them before and all are rereads-- Kaminoff's Yoga Anatomy, Gary Kraftsow's Yoga for Wellness, and Sharon Lovejoy's Toad Cottages and Shooting Stars.
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell needs more continuity because it is fiction and therefore, a continuing narrative that compels me to return to it for longer periods.
Mitchell's Black Swan Green was one of my favorite books in 2006, and I'm enjoying this one very much. I haven't read The Cloud Atlas, but tried and abandoned Ghostwritten.
I just finished Except the Queen by Midori Snyder and Jane Yolen and very much enjoyed it; I'll be reviewing that one soon.
Books in the Mail:
My copy of The Vigorous Mind arrived on Saturday, and I'm going to be slowly rereading this one and taking note of authors and books that I want to pursue.
The Film Club: A Memoir -David Gilmour (rec. by Beauty Is a Sleeping Cat)- Canadian film critic and tv host, David Gilmour allows his 15-year-old son to drop out of school if he will watch 3 movies a week with his father. From Publishers Weekly: "... a unique blend of film history and personal memoir."
A Time to Keep Silence - Patrick Lee Fermor (can't remember where I saw this reviewed), but it sounded good, and when perusing my Amazon Wish List, I saw it and ordered it. From the product review: More than a history or travel journal, however, this beautiful short book is a meditation on the meaning of silence and solitude for modern life.
All That's True - Jackie Lee Miles. A recent ARC. A coming-of-age story.
State of Mind - Sven Michael Davison. Another recent ARC. Science Fiction--your thoughts are not your own.
Added to the above are my recent library acquisitions, of which Except the Queen and The Thousand Autumns are two.
Have you read any of these?