I can’t resist . . .


I’m joining Katrina at Callipider Days, even though I mentioned to Susanne that spring cleaning is actually more of a challenge for me than spring reading! ๐Ÿ™‚

But I’ve been visiting the many Spring Reading Thing participants and I just can’t resist the lure of new titles – new authors –  not to mention the cheery little logo that all participants get to feature on their blogs!!

So I’m in …

Here’s my library bag contents from this week:

(Click on book images for the Amazon reviews) 


  • reading2.jpgReading Like a Writer; A Guide for People who love books and for those who want to write them

HT Diane at  A Circle of Quiet



  • bother.jpgDon’t Bother Me Mom – I’m Learning!
    “…Marc Prensky debunks the accepted wisdom that video games are harmful to children. Instead, he contends that games can teach a multitude of skills, including problem solving, language and cognitive skills, strategic thinking, multitasking, and parallel processing…”     I’m not convinced but I’m open enough to skim it!!


  • saint.jpg How to Become A Saint: A Beginner’s Guide – (my own copy) by Jack Bernard.





  • prayer.jpg

  Prayer Does It Make Any Difference? by Philip Yancy





  • first place.jpgGiving Christ First Place  – the Bible Study for our Adult Christian Education class (my own copy)





  • persepois.jpgPersepolis by Marjane Satrapi 

Hey…one of you bloggers wrote about this book, apparently not Diane – but somebody out there!

‘fess up 




  • new mercies.jpgNew Mercies






  • persian.jpgand  The Persian Pickle Club 

both by Sandra Dallas – a new author for me. 





  • chocolat.jpgChocolat  by Joanne Harris

(a new author for me  –

if I like her I’ll also read


  • Five.jpg Five Quarters of the Orange




  • wine.jpgThe Old Wine Shades by Martha Grimes (favourite author) 





Children’s Literature

  • good master.jpgThe Good Master – an old, old favourite. I love it and I’m re-reading it for the ? time.           by Kate Seredy






  • red.jpgRed Sky At Morning  by Andrea Wyman-  a pioneer story.






  • bound.jpgBound by Donna Jo Napoli  – historical fiction set in China.






  • orphan.jpgThe  Accidental Orphan by Constance Horne – hstorical fiction set in Manitoba, Canada






I’ll keep you posted on the spring cleaning ๐Ÿ™‚


8 thoughts on “I can’t resist . . .

  1. Ooooh! I wish it was spring over here so I could join the sprring reading thing. I also liked the Chocolat movie and didn’t bother with the book. In the movie there are RED SHOES! and chilli chocolate! I too am awaiting to see what you think of the book. Enjoy! Tell us about all of them…please.


  2. Diane, hmmm I thought it was at your place that I read about Persepolis. I think you would remember it- it’s a graphic novel. Now…I wonder where I read about it?? I’ll give Chocolat a try – but I don’t mind closing the covers of a book if it’s not up my alley – I do it all the time.


  3. You know, Chocolat is one of my top ten favorite movies. The book, however? Really.didn’ I’ll be curious what you think. Just remember — the movie is so much better.Persepolis…hmmm…did I recommend this book? I don’t remember it, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t recommend it *hee hee*Happy Friday to you, dear Island Sparrow.Diane


  4. Ah spring cleaning. What’s that? :v)Glad you joined in. Who can resisit the cute little button? Not me! I haven’t heard of some of those authors either. You’ll have to tell us what you thought.


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