Friday Five: What’s on My Nightstand
Here’s (in random order) what’s in the to-read pile next to my bed, waiting for me to raise my eyes up from the 1632 series:
1. Andrew Auseon’s Freak Magnet.
2. Mathew Quick’s Sorta Like a Rock Star.
3. Maureen Johnson’s 13 Little Blue Envelopes.
4. Joshilyn Jackson’s Backseat Saints.
5. Adam Rex’s Fat Vampire.
What’s next on your reading stack?
Forever Island, by Patrick D. Smith ~ about an 86 year old Seminole Indian in the Big Cyprus Swamp, just north of the Florida Everglades, .
That wasn’t much of a blurb. ; )
We’re new to Florida and watched a DVD called “A Sense Of Place” about Patrick Smith and his Florida based novels last week.
I immediately put him on my reading list:
Forever Island ~ set in Big Cyprus Swamp
Allapattah ~ set in the Everglades
A Land Remembered ~ pioneer days in Florida
According to the flap, Forever Island has “become the classic novel of the Everglades” published in 36 countries.
I haven’t started reading it yet, that’s why my blurb was just a blub. ; )
Hooked, per your suggestion 🙂
I’m still reading through <The Power of Point of View, and I want to work through those exercises.
As far as fiction, I’m waiting for my turn to read The Cookbook Collector and The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake. There’s a long waiting list at the library, but that gives me time to dig deep into POV and beginnings.
I love the title of that last book–I may have to check it out!
I’m reading “Alligator Bayou” by Donna Jo Napoli (1899 in Louisiana- story of Italians and African Americans); and “Black Pearls” by Lousie Hawes (redone fair tales– I think); and “Take Me” by Lisa Williams Kline (short stories for adults) are on deck. Still working through the first Crosswicks Journal (Madeline L’Engle) which I love.
I don’t know about Crosswicks–I may have to look that up.