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.