Saturday, November 21, 2009

Wading Through My Wishlist



 Latest additions to the Great Monstrosity that is my wishlist....



Inspired by A.J. Jacobs's The Year of Living Biblically, evangelical pastor and author Dobson (The Jesus Study Bible) devotes a year to emulating Jesus' life and teaching. His initial commitment to keep kosher, observe Jewish holy days, not shave and read the four gospels weekly expands into an exploration of Judeo-Christian devotional practices. Seeking teachers from several religious traditions, Dobson incorporates Jewish prayers, the Catholic rosary, Orthodox prayer rope and Episcopal prayer beads into his daily devotional life. ~Publisher's Weekly









 It isn't quite love at first sight when Celia, Sally, Bree and April meet as first-year hall mates at Smith College in the late 1990s. Sally, whose mother has just died, is too steeped in grief to think about making new friends, and April's radical politics rub against Celia and Bree's more conventional leanings. But as the girls try out their first days of independence together, the group forms an intense bond that grows stronger throughout their college years and is put to the test after graduation. Even as the young women try to support each other through the trials of their early twenties, various milestones—Sally's engagement, Bree's anomalous girlfriend, April's activist career—only seem to breed disagreement. Things come to a head the night before Sally's wedding, when an argument leaves the friends seething and silent; but before long, the women begin to suspect that life without one another might be harder than they thought. ~ Publisher's Weekly





In the tradition of recent hits like The Bitch in the House and Perfect Madness comes a hilarious and controversial book that every woman will have an opinion about, written by America’s most outrageous writer. Covering topics as diverse as the hysteria of competitive parenting (Whose toddler can recite the planets in order from the sun?), the relentless pursuits of the Bad Mother police, balancing the work-family dynamic, and the bane of every mother’s existence (homework, that is), Bad Mother illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood today, while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break. ~Amazon.com






What did you add to your ridiculously huge wishlist this week? Read any of these?


8 comments:

Ashley said...

I haven't read any of these, but I'm a big fan of Ayelet Waldman and Commencement's cover looks so good.

StephTheBookworm said...

Commencement looks so good. Thanks for sharing!

Nina said...

I have not read any of the books you got on your wishlist, but they do look great.

Maria said...

They all look good. Thanks for sharing!:)

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Florinda said...

I put Commencement on my wish list this week too :-). I read Bad Mother a few months ago, and it's going to be on my Books of the Year list - I liked it a lot.

Thomas at My Porch said...

The Jesus book sounds interesting, but I will be interested to hear if it only deals with the trappings of Jesus (traditions, devotional practices, etc.) or if it actually gets to the real meat and message in the gospels.

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

My wish list??? It's waaaay to big to mention. I add everyday. I just bought Intertwined so now that one is staring at me saying "please read me next.Pretty please."

Great list you've got!

Rebecca :) said...

That is so what my Friday Finds always turned into- a great monstrosity! I just stopped doing them because the lists were enormous! I have a serious addiction. Hopefully there is no cure. ;)

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