Friday, April 14, 2006


Books I've been meaning to blog about:

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

I've been re-reading it lately. It's so comforting. And it's not just for girls. It's a very simply and well-told slice of pioneer home-steading life. Also, tends to drive home how lazy I can be in comparison to Laura's Ma, Caroline. I plan on reading the rest of the series soon. I don't know why I never did as a child. Forget the TV series from the '80s, the books are where it's at.

The Emperor of Scent by Chandler Burr. (Doesn't his name sound like an alias?)

I plan on reading it on the plane. I'm always fascinated by people who are "noses". I've always wondered if I could memorize hundreds of natural and synthetic scents and then put them together in meaningful combinations.

I never did read White Teeth. Maybe in a few months.


Bob W. said...


I have about 20 days left in Kite Runner; work duties and blogging have cut into my reading time recently. I have really enjoyed the book though, and appreciate the recommendation.

Next book for me will be work-related: Cobra II.

Bob W

Bob W. said...

OOPS, I meant 20 pages not days. The pace of my reading lately though seems to be about one page per day!!!!

JuliaMazal said...


I'm glad you're enjoying it. I felt a bit bad recommending it after a while. I don't know that I could re-read it. It's an emotionally draining book at times.

Cobra II looks really interesting.