Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Looking Back Over 2011

A little late, no doubt, when most people look back over the previous sometime in January. Still, March is pretty good for me. And by looking back, I mean the important things! Books that were read.


The Tale of Oat Cake Crag by Susan Wittig Albert
The Shooting in the Shop by Simon Brett
Grace Will Lead Me Home by Katherine Valentine
On a Wing and a Prayer by Katherine Valentine
Halloween Party by Agatha Christie (for the 7th or 8th time)
Three Act Tragedy by Agatha Christie


The Boomerang Clue by Agatha Christie
The Third Jesus: The Christ We Cannot Ignore by Deepak Chopra


Hmmm..... I'm sure I read something....


The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith
The Earth Path by Starhawk
A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear


As I Lay Dying by William Faulkner
The Spiral Dance by Starhawk
Claude and Camille: A Novel of Monet by Stephanie Cowell
Aunt Dimity Down Under by Nancy Atherton


Busy out of doors, I guess.


The Fountain Overflows by Rebecca West
The Gospel According to Biff by Christopher Moore


Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
In the Company of Others by Jan Karon
Less Than Angels by Barbara Pym
Death in Five Boxes by Carter Dickson
Sparkling Cyanide by Agatha Christie


Jane and Prudence by Barbara Pym
A Graveyard to Let by Carter Dickson
Left to Tell by Immaculee Ilibagiza


Death in a White Tie by Ngaio Marsh
Drood by Dan Simmons
Led by Faith by Immaculee Ilibagiza


Bishop of Rwanda by John Rucyahana
An Ordinary Man: An Autobiography by Paul Rusesabagina


Friends at Thrush Green by Miss Read
No Holly for Miss Quinn by Miss Read
Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
High Rising by Angela Thirkell

The Fountain Overflows was a very pleasant surprise. None of the books was very taxing; my brain wasn't up to handling too much, and this list reflects that. The books about the Rwandan Genocide were very difficult to read. For weeks I found myself thinking about the tragedy - especially at night. Tim then read them, and that led to quite a few discussions, usually at night. Why do we always get into these deep, disturbing conversations at night? I've been wanting to watch Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes in April. After watching them I can make a better decision about Abra viewing them.

This list feels incomplete. I'm sure there were some other Christie books and such that I never listed. I have an almost complete list of our read alouds. That's another post.