Saturday, April 11, 2009

Tomorrow is Easter...

but today is Christmas.  

Picture it.  As typical of me the day before a holiday, I've been cooking since the wee hours of the morning, my sink is overflowing with dishes, and I look a little disheveled.  My doorbell rings and I find a package on my porch.  Imagine my delight when I opened it with my frosting-infused hands and found four, count them four, books from one of the fabulous Bac Ninh ladies.  Included was a note directing me to read them and pass them along to all the rest of you Bac Ninh ladies.  Needless to say, I was extremely appreciative and utterly excited.

The titles in my Christmas box were:

Ahab's Wife, by Sena Jeter Naslund
How Full is Your Bucket?, by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton
The Red Tent, by Anita Diamant
The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho

So, readers...any suggestions on which to read and review first?  Has anyone (and I mean anyone, not just BN Ladies) read any of these yet?  

Merry Easter, Happy Christmas, and Peaceful Passover to you all and to all a good read.


  1. Haven't read a single one, but many years ago--more than 36, I saw the play, The Alchemist, at the old Aslo theater! G

  2. *giddy*

    How fun!

    I saw "The Red Tent" and "The Alchemist" at the GW bookstore near your house the other day. They caught my eye, but since I was on a quest for other titles, I passed them by. . . I'm looking forward to your reviews.

    I love getting books in the mail. . . I'd totally order a book from Amazon in the mail every week, just to get a surprise in the mail! (In fact, when I DO end up ordering books, I often have them sent to my non-home address -- just so I get a happy surprise where I'm not expecting it!)

    I've ordered the book for the Sarasota Book Club May meeting. Couldn't find it at the usual used bookstores I frequent. I'm looking forward to it.

  3. Read the Red Tent years ago. I'd be curious to read your thoughts on it. I love historical fiction... and was intrigued by the timeperiod. I spent a lot of time re-reading the Old Testament to make sure I knew what was true!