What We Want To Read
by Sacred Chickens Staff
Julie – Every year at the end of January, I’m desperate to get back into the garden. So my yearly tradition is to read Mrs. Greenthumbs book How I Turned a Boring Yard into a Glorious Garden and How You Can Too! It’s my all-time favorite gardening book, chock full of advice about buying expensive and possibly picky roses on end of season sale and explaining to them as you plant them that in your garden they’ll ride the bus like everybody else. No divas for Mrs. Greenthumbs! It’s advice like this plus an imaginary walk through her backyard paradise that gets me through the winter. I would love to keep up this tradition, but I’ve run into a snag. First, I lent the book to a friend. Fortunately for that friend, I don’t remember who. (I have to admit that I stole the book from my friend Kathy so…what goes around comes around, I suppose).
For some time the book was out of print. However, in the last year or so, libraries have started selling them online. I purchased one! I was out of my mind with joy! And…I packed it.
Uncle Morty – Your Uncle Morty doesn’t want to go into exactly how but he’s discovered the names of three of the books of metaphysics that the revenant Ligeia, from Poe’s story of the same name, read before her death. Now it’s a matter of where. What untidy corner of the universe holds these treasures? I know a guy. But perhaps I’ve already said too much.
Jarad- I have been eyeing the book The Hangman's Daughter for a couple of months, and for whatever reason I haven't picked it up, You finish one book, and of course there's always another waiting on the shelf, so sometimes books you really want to read get put on the back, just because of the sheer amount there is to read. I suppose I'll pick it up eventually. At least, I hope I do.