Carrie Leigh (carrie_leigh) wrote,
Carrie Leigh

bedside table reading list

This will be interesting to no one but me, probably.  Yet, I soldier on...

Not pictured:  the obligitory copies of Southern Living and Real Simple magazines, as well as the book of Crossword puzzles.

These were not so neatly stacked until I decided to take a picture.  And not in order of importance.

Bottom First - The Bible...  Nolan's copy , well worn but seviceable.  He used this one before I got him and ORANGE bible.  He can't lose that one!

HP & the HBP.  Ready for number seven!  Come on, J.K.!  My pleasure reading.

The Dramatist's Toolkit, Craft of the Working Playwright - good for me, good for my students.  Handy tool to have at your diposal.

The Once and Future King by T.H. White -   Arthurian Legend in print.  Fairly Entertaining.  I got it because it was mentioned in the X-men films.  Does that make it less intellectual?

Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire - Also wrote Wicked, which was made into a musical.  The man's a genius.  Brilliant.  This one's a twisted Cinderella-type story.  I'm about halfway through.

Proposals by Neil Simon - a play I want to do at the theatre next year.  

Impossible Marriage - by Beth Henley - ditto Proposals.  Want to act in it, want the theatre to produce it.

Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstien - Silly poems I read to the boys.  If you've never read him, you must.  He's very wise.  Simplistic and whimsical, but wise.

The Artist's Way - was a gift from a mentor when I started teaching.  A kind of guide to spiritual Creativity.  Interesting.

Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury -  If you've never, go.  Get thee to a bookshop.  Book about censorship.  Very timely.  Caught the babysitter reading it the last time she was over.  Must keep her.

A Mother's Daily Prayer Book - self explanatory.  I shudder to think what the boys would say and do, not to mention the trouble that they'd get into if I didn't pray for them daily.

Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss - to cure my punctuation disease.  It's funny, anyway. 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Haven't read it.  Was supposed to read it in college and didn't.  Been riddledwith guilt ever since.  (Perhaps "riddled" is a strong word)  I'll get to it, one day.

English Idioms Dictionary
- fascinating.  funny.

There you have it.


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