Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sally906's list

My List

So many Books, So little Time by Sara Nelson - this describes my first reading challenge - to read 52 books from my TBR pile - trouble is - as I read - more get added - I have so many books and so little time :)

Grumpy Old Women by Judith Holder (Non-Fiction)- I have got to the age where I can be a grumpy old woman - and get away with it - it is expectred of me. "Grumpy Old Women"" gives us the female take on the million irritations of today's world. Body image, visitors, children, animals, shopping, careers, parties, holidays - and yes, grumpy old men themselves - all are very much on the list of what today's mature woman finds a source of concern.

Hazel's Journey by Sue Pieters-Hawke (Non-Fiction) - The ex-wife of a past Australian Prime Minister. Hazel has always been well respected and much admired. She went through her husband'ss desertion and remarriage with dignanty. She is now battling Alzheimer's, and her daughter has written part of Hazel's story down this degenerative road. I am picking this because it is something that faces all of us as we pass middle age. I am not saying we are all going to end up with Alzheimer's - but how many of you have forgotten where you put your car keys? The name of that person you went to school with 30 years ago and have just met up the street? Where did you park that car?

My Desert Kingdom by Jill Koolmees (Non-Fiction) - I spent the first 10 years of my life being dragged from country to country by my parents. I do enjoy travel, although only recently started agin, and have been to Egypt, which is not Saudi Arabia but pretty close. Saudi Arabia may now have increadibly wealthy people - but they also have increadible poverty. It is good to learn about other cultures. Jill, an Australian, travels there with her husband and lives there for two years. This is the story of the country through her eyes

The Naughtiest Girl in School by Enid Blyton - I went to boarding school, and was a very naughty little girl, I was 10 when I went. Many of my friends would say I have never grown up - so this book is for the child in me. I also want to see how naughty she is - is she as naughty as I was?


Wendy said...

Great looking list, Sally!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Hi, Sally. Have you read So Many Books, So Little Time? She wrote: "Explaining the moment of connection between a reader and a book to someone who's never experienced it is like trying to describe sex to a virgin." If you think like this, then you are definitely my kind of person ... lol.

The book My Desert Kingdom by Jill Koolmees looks interesting. I may choose to read it, if I can find a reasonably-priced copy of this Australian-published book here in my area of the United States. Are you Australian?

sally906 said...

Yes I am Australian :)

I haven't read "So many books..." I have got so many books I never seem to get around to it - LOL!!

Her quote makes a lot of sense to me :)

raidergirl3 said...

I always loved Enid Blyton books when I was young(er). These books all sound interesting.