Saturday, April 2, 2011

April 2001

While my blog was first started in 2008, I have been recording what books I am reading for far longer than that. I love looking through my old notebooks to see what I was reading when. While sometimes I can't recall much about different titles, there are times I can remember vividly reading certain books and what was going on in my life while I was reading them.

In April of 2001 I was pregnant with my oldest daughter, teaching first grade. I had a lot more free time to read, yet only managed to get 14 books done (really not so shabby, but by my standards lately, it is).

The highlights include:

The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

Silent to the Bone by E L Konigsburg

Upstairs at the White House by J B West

Dances With Wolves by Michael Blake

A decade has passed, but I still remember these books. When I read Dances With Wolves, I was reading it for the second time already. Lately I have been thinking about re-reading JB West's Upstairs at the White House, which I find fascinating as he served several administrations. Silent to the Bone was published right after we were subjected to the Louise Woodward trial in America about a British nanny who shook an infant. This book reminded me a lot of that. And the Princess Diaries - who knew how popular this book/series was to become? That might have been my first experience with Meg Cabot.

Ten years from now I wonder what I will remember about what I am reading this month. How about you? Can you remember any books you read ten years ago?


Peaceful Reader said...

Your own time great. I've never read Dances with Wolves but I should.

Anonymous said...

OK, some of my highlights of March/April 2001 were: The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down - wonderful non-fiction book, House of Sand and Fog - an Oprah book I think, The Red Tent - my first time reading that one, and my first Jodi Picoult book, The Pact. Otherwise I was reading mysteries.

My records go back to 1993, 18 years of reading. Wish I had kept track my whole life. :-)

Tammy said...

This is one of the reasons I blog-a record. Ten years from now I can't wait to see what a read and my thoughts about that book. Thanks for sharing. I loved reading Dances with Wolves-the movie was'nt too bad either.

Karen Greenberg said...

Ten years ago I read the first Harry Potter books. I remember that because my oldest daughter was transitioning from bassinet to crib. I couldn't handle letting her cry, so I would lay right by the crib reading so she wouldn't cry. The next night I would get closer to the door. I did this until I finally made it all the way out the door. I got a lot of reading done and learned a lot about myself and my baby.