And that time is coming – six weeks or less for me! Yippee!!

So here’s what I’ve got on the list.
Capote in Kansas by Kim Powers – Just Arrived from Bookmooch

The rest of Garth Nix’s Abhorsen trilogy. (Abhorsen just came in from Bookmooch, too)

Crazy Aunt Purl’s Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair
by Laurie Perry (Visit Laurie’s blog for a great laugh.). This one should be arriving from Bookmooch soon.

Then, I have a huge stack of things to read, a stack far too big to list here, but samples include back issues of Poets and Writers Magazine and The Writer’s Chronicle, Crazy for God by Frank Schaeffer, Changing the Face of Hunger by Tony Hall, and Jailbird by Kurt Vonnegut.

But really, I need a stellar book to kick off this new phase in my life. Something inspiring, thoughtfully – if not rhetorically – challenging, perhaps something related to living the life I’ve always wanted. I could read fiction or nonfiction; I just want something amazing.

So here’s where I ask you for help – what should be the first book I read come May 17th, the day of graduation? What book should I get and have ready? Make a recommendation with a little explanation, and if I choose your suggestion, I”ll give you five Bookmooch points (you’ll need to sign up for an account if you don’t already have one) to be used to get your summer reading list started. So recommend away, please. I can’t wait to see you what you guys have to suggest.