Tuesday, January 29, 2008


When my sister was here visiting at Christmas, one of the things she wanted to do was visit Mt. Hope Cemetery. Ryan and I live just a few blocks away, so one morning, Gretchen and I got up, put on our long-johns, and walked over. It was a spectacular day - sunny, bright, brisk, and absolutely perfect for a short hike. Armed with our digi-cams, we were snapping pictures like crazy.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

2008 Book List

Here I go again:

1. The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri (1/7/08)
2. Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (1/10/08)
3. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant (1/28/08)
4. Sacred Time by Ursula Hegi (2/16/08)
5. Hotel of the Saints by Ursula Hegi (2/23/08)
6. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See (3/18/08)
7. Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie Powell (3/22/08)
8. The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier (4/2/08)
9. In Her Shoes by Jennifer Weiner (4/9/08)
10. The Penelopiad: The Myth of Penelope and Odysseus by Margaret Atwood (4/15/08)
11. The Worst Thing I've Done by Ursula Hegi (4/24/08)
12. The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver (5/22/08)
13. The Hours by Michael Cunningham (6/3/08)
14. I Am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe (7/3/08)
15. The Antelope Wife by Louise Erdrich (7/13/08)
16. The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (8/7/08)
17. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (9/20/08)
18. America America by Ethan Canin (10/16/08)
19. The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak (11/16/08)
20. Fear of Flying by Erica Jong (re-read, 11/25/08)
21. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (12/13/08)
22. A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Gil Courtemanche (12/20/08)