- Simplify Your Christmas by Elaine St. James. By not having one. (Heh.) Or by enjoying reading lots of books!
- From Bagels to Buddha by Judi Hollis. Interesting, but for an author whose premise was that overeating is self-abuse, her story seemed awfully cruel on herself.
- The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, by Oliver Sacks. Oh, I've wanted to read this one for years. Dated, but very interesting book on neurology and behavior.
- Eats Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. Another book I've wanted to read for years, but only read half of this. An epistle on appalling punctuation. A little shrill and padded-out for my tastes.
- Am I Blue? edited by Marion Dane Bauer, a collection of coming out stories for YA. So touching, both in funny and sad ways. Required reading for all humans, I should think.
- Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. Everyone smokes, women are bored, men are tortured, and their children mimic them. I only had time to read the first half of them before we left. Will need to read the rest later.
- Endless Things by John Crowley, which I explain earlier.
This last week while we were at a rented cabin in Mi Wuk Village in the California Sierras, I discovered the owners' BOOKCASE, and it was Christmas for Nye. I read a whole bunch:
In 2011, I began reading a list of 100 Great Fantasy Novels. I am listing them on this page.