I took the We're Reading book list off this page shortly before the holidays, thinking that no one read it anyway. But I've had lots of feedback telling me that people liked it. So it's back! Down in the left sidebar. See it? I've even added notes this time around. Fancy.
Okay, and speaking of lists, I'm struggling with the Daily Reads list. I use bloglines, and so, really, my 'daily reads' list numbers quite a bit higher (ahem) than the 17 sites I have listed here. But I know that some people really use those lists to discover new blogs. I'm thinking about doing something that changes each month perhaps (a la Tania), just leaving it be, or deleting the list altogether. (Am I thinking aloud again? Ignore me...) Does anyone have an opinion?
Moving on...sometime last month, I was completely devouring the words of the amazing Alicia at Posie Gets Cozy, as she was talking about the book Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson. Alicia's words about the novel were so moving, that I moved right on over to a bookstore and got myself a copy. I would never dare to do justice to a book like that by fumbling around with words myself to review it, so let me just say that this book was every bit as beautiful as Alicia said, and so utterly well crafted. Yes, that's the perfect word. It was so well crafted.
And so now I want to pass that on to someone else! The first person to email me at that you'd like the book, it's yours. Shipping's on me. on it's way to it's next reader!