"Change, when it comes, cracks everything open."
Dorothy Allen

Friday, August 12, 2011


I am normally very good at reading a book start to finish before I start a new one.  But lately, I have had trouble focussing and sticking to a book.  As a result, I have multiple books on the go this summer.  Here are a few that I am actively reading right now, either as a book or on my Kindle.

A Stolen Life- Jaycee Dugard
Good, I read it in a night.  It wasn't too graphic, although there were some disturbing parts (when he first takes her on a crank "run").  She writes like I imagine she talks, and while it skips around and sometimes changes topics suddenly, it seems very real.  I enjoyed it.

Death of a Thousand Cuts- Barbara D'Amato
My mom lent me this book, just a paperback.  It deals with a murder of a doctor who dealt with autistic kids for years and the truth behind his "miracles".  Pretty easy read, but interesting with the autism aspect.

The Happiness Project- Gretchen Rubin
Val lent this to me.  It took me a while to get into it, but I am really enjoying it now.  It is very inspiring.  A woman gives herself a year to figure out what makes her happy.  Each month is dedicated to a different subject- family, order, spirituality.  While I might not tackle a year, I am definitely taking some of it and incorporating it into my life.

Be the Pack Leader- Cesar Milan
I have said it before, I will say it again.  I love Cesar Milan.  I love his message and the underlying spirituality in it.  A good read, even if you aren't a dog lover.

Lighten Up- Lorretta Laroche
I just got this book yesterday, at the Power of Women conference in Toronto.  She was a speaker there, and quite honestly, the most engaging person we listened to (sorry, Ellen!).  I am looking forward to delving into this one.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone- J.K Rowling
Oldie but a goodie.  With the last movie coming out, I thought it would be good to read the series over again. 

Nerd Do Well- Simon Pegg
It's his autobiography, but how much is true, I don't know.  It is funny, just like him.  I haven't gotten too far in it, but it is good, so far.

Bite Me- Christopher Moore
Geoff just bought this for me on the weekend, and I have read the first chapter.  I liked the one book I read, "Coyote Blue".  Hope it's good.

Full Dark No Stars- Stephen King
I had read the first 3 stories, and missed the last one.  Just finished it.  It was really good!  I love Stephen King.  The last story was about a lady that finds out her husband is a serial killer.  So good.

I think there might be a couple more books on the go, but since I don't seem to recall them off the top of my head, I mustn't be that into them.  No wonder my mind feels all bouncy and all over the place.  My goal for the summer is to finish all of these, so that I can focus on one thing at a time.  Wish me luck.

Rosie N. Grey
The N stands for "need to focus".

1 comment:

  1. Full Dark No Stars was probably my favourite Stephen King in many years. Though I've always been partial to his short stories.