Summer Reading Challenge Update

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In the midst of the chaos that my life has been lately, I still have been reading. I guess I'd have to be in a coma not to read. It's my good friend--a reliever of stress and an escape valve. It's my equivalent of "Calgon, take me away!"

So, my plan was to read these:

Stones from the River by Ursula Heigi
The Golem by Isaac Bashevis Singer
Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton

Sights Unseen by Kaye Gibbons
Delta Wedding by Eudora Welty
Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy

Lord Vanity by Samuel Shellabarger
Captain from Castile by Samuel Shellabarger

And the following Agatha Christie books:

What Mrs. McGillicuddy Saw!
The Body in the Library
Death on the Nile
Murder on the Orient Express
The ABC Murders
Cards on the Table
Thirteen at Dinner

I've read the ones that are crossed out.

I have made one change. I started Lost in the Cosmos by Walker Percy (which was part of my Southern Reading Challenge over at Maggie Reads). But it takes more thinking than I am able to give it at this moment in my life.

So, Lost in the Cosmos comes off the list, replaced by Eudora Welty's The Ponder Heart which I got for A DOLLAR last night at Half Price Books.

And, yeah, don't remind me that I have shelves of unread books. I actually only bought 3 books for myself: The Ponder Heart, Flannery O'Connor's Everything That Rises Must Converge, and Patrick O'Brian's Post Captain (the second in the Aubrey/Mauritain series). And I bought one book of poetry for the Zman, because I couldn't pass up The Collected Works of Emily Dickinson for three bucks.

So shoot me.


I remember really liking Delta Wedding when I read it in school.

I miss Half Price Books. They don't have them in New England.



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