Hello, I'm alive, I'm reading...in fact I now have such a large pile of books to tell you about that I had better start planning some mini-reviews. I've been doing a lot of yard work, buying books at work, and having a cold instead of blogging. We are supposed to have a massive storm coming in tonight!
I'm not terribly ready for Christmas yet, and haven't sewn a stitch (I'm starting to ponder giving people promises instead of actual items), but I did buy a lot of great books for various nieces and such. I should be doing chocolates too, but I decided to pull back a little on that this year; I'm only doing a couple of things instead of over a dozen. It's been quite fortuitous, since damp and warm weather, and then getting sick have prevented me from doing much.
Booky news: it's Willa Cather week! I'm reading O Pioneers! and My Antonia. I love Cather's people, and how her best characters embody this sort of ideal.
Karen at Books and Chocolate has announced her second year of hosting the Back to the Classics Challenge. It's looking great and I will be signing up for sure.
Besides Willa Cather, I'm reading a book of Russian history that I'm determined to finish before the end of the year, Tristram Shandy (likewise, but I'm bogged down 100 pages from the end--ran out of energy for the moment), and Gandhi's autobiography.