Monday, January 18, 2010

and also what i've been reading since christmas

THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU--hysterically funny dysfunctional family saga. VERY sexual at times, so be advised.

THE SWEETNESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PIE--charming and deftly written murder mystery set in 50's rural England. At times the main character, Flavia, got on my nerves, though.

Now reading WARLOCK, a literary western (of course) for my book club. It's a worthy book full of worthy discussable themes, but i probably wouldn't finish it if i didn't have to give a book report on it.

What are y'all reading?


Lisa B. said...

More Scandinavian police procedurals, what else? I am also needing to get a copy of Wolf Hall for my book group.

LucindaF said...

Book reports stink.
Your tags make me laugh.
And wow, those three books have nothing in common, do they?
I think that means something.

You're beautiful.

Mystery Girl said...

Netherland - beautiful writing but with my pet hate, no defined ending.

Amy said...

Ender's Game
9 versions of "how to force your baby to sleep because if you don't your baby will die" (really it's all the same book....)
and Airborne (highly recommend it).

wjmom said...

Finished "The Way He Lived." Interesting read. So well-written, and thought-provoking. But not one I'd read over and over because...well, it's thought-provoking.

Louise Plummer said...

Wow, I've been skipping your blog, thinking you obviously must be laid up, but no you press forward in one-handedness, brave, upstanding pioneer stock that you are.

I'm reading nothing but Pat Barker right now. Once I find someone I really like, I just work my way through the body of work. She's British and has won a couple of Booker prizes.

Murikami is next.

whirligigdaisy said...

I've also been absent for a while (from your blog) and life too, maybe. I'm reading Julia Cameron's "The Writing Diet." It's about how to use your writing / creativity to fuel yourself instead of stuffing yourself with more food, and thus, lose weight. I think it only works if, unlike me, you don't write and eat M&Ms at the same time. :)

Andria said...

I am reading My Life in France by Julia Child and Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen, along with a couple of other novels I started this weekend. Why I did not finish one and then move on to the next one, I do not know.

I'll have to look into the ones you're reading. After I finish the other ones I've started and got half way through first. :D

CSIowa said...

I am sometimes like Louise. Right now I am making my way through Jim Butcher's Harry Dresden novels. The first one is Storm Front.

Bob the Woodworker said...

I thought everyone was reading Under the Prophet in Utah: The National Menace of a Political Priestcraft like me. I'm also reading Viper on the Hearth and Power Broker. I have a goal one day to read a really good novel again.

Denver said...

Though I am just getting back to blog reading, must tell all to read the book "The Child that Books Built" very interesting and written extremely well.