Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tom's 2013 Reads

I thought it would be fun to start listing Tom's 'retirement reads.' He was fine with the idea. You know the old tales of the shoemaker's children going without shoes, and the plumber's house having leaky faucets, well, it can be the same for an English teacher. Tom has been so busy teaching over the years that he hasn't had the time to read as much as he would have liked. So, I am going to keep a yearly tally of the books he reads, beginning now. Maybe he'll even write a book report once in a while. He has one on the blog from years ago - High Cotton. The yearly lists will be in the Book Lists 2006 - Present tab under the blog header picture.

Books Read in 2013 (beginning after retirement in June)

December -1

6. One Summer
America, 1927
by Bill Bryson
nonfiction, 2013
finished 12/20/13

November - 1

5. Outposts
by Simon Winchester
nonfiction, 1985
finished 11/2/13

October - 1

4. The Railway Detective - book 1 in the Detective Inspector Colbeck series
by Edward Marston
mystery, 2004
finished 10/14/13

August - 2

3. The God of the Hive - book 10 in the Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes series
by Laurie R. King
mystery, 2010
library book
finished 8/30/13

2. Lamb
The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's childhood pal
by Christopher Moore
fiction, 2002
borrowed from former colleague
finished 8/13/13

July - 1

1. Francona
The Red Sox Years
by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy
nonfiction, 2013
borrowed from a former colleague
finished 7/3/13


  1. You are going to keep two lists?? You are much better than I. I can't seem to keep my own reading list. ha...

  2. I bought my husband Francona for Father's Day --- LOL

    1. I'm sure he'll really like it. Tom read me lots of passages.

  3. this will be fun! Bill reads a lot and almost always different books from mine; be interesting to see if I see things to tell him about, the way reading your lists always adds to my TBR list.

    1. We tend to read different books too quite often. Let me know if Bill ends up reading anything on Tom's list, okay?


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