What are you reading?
Hey all! :gossip
Tell me what you're reading! :lol I'm just curious. Maybe I'll pick up a few good books in time.
I'm reading *deep breath*:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
Blue Heron - Avi
Gone-Away Lake - Elizabeth Enright
Anne of Green Gables - Montgomery
Charming Billy - Alice McDermott
To My Daughter With Love - Susan Polis Schutz
hugs for Friends
The Best Loved Poems of the American People
One Hundred and One Famous Poems :hrtbeat
A Separate Peace - John Knowles :hrtbeat
My Antonia - Willa Cather
Streams of Silver - R.A. Salvatore :hrtbeat
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
The Scarlet Letter - Nathanial Hawthorne
Lord Brocktree - Brian Jacques :hrtbeat
I know... I have way too much free time to do nothing and read. :lol Guess that's what I get for living in a town without year-round schooling. :winkgrin
And why aren't you reading Sarah? Hmmmmmmmm
Aww poor hazy. We'll read it, darlin'. I did! :D Very good btw.
I'm reading Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Maguire (can't remember first name). I'm having a hard time getting into it though. :( It's for my "real life" book club. :laugh
Right now I'm reading:
Problem from Hell by Samantha Power - It won the Pulitzer Prize for best non-fiction book this year. It examines the idea of "Never Again" in relation to the WWII halocaust and why Americans are willing to allow genocide to continue in 3rd world countries. So far very good...
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King - re-reading before I tackle the Simarillion
Voices of Ireland by Malachy McCourt (brother of Frank McCourt of Angela's Ashes fame) It's actually more of a compilation with pieces from Shaw, Michael Collins, James Joyce, etc...
Ireland in the Age of the Tudors by Steven Ellis
The Farseer Triology by Michael Hobb
Just a warning, the Silmarillion is a lot different from The Hobbit and LOTR. I devoured The Hobbit and LOTR, and I found the Silmarillion just too boring. It was like reading a technical paper. IIRC it's just a compilation of notes Tolkien made over his lifetime which was converted into a narrative. But if you get through it, nice work. =)
Originally Posted by Wilde
Right now, I'm reading:
The Road to Serfdom by F.A. Hayek
Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams
I am reading
The Second Summer of the Sisterhood (sequel to The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants)
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging :up:up:up and the sequels like On the Other Hand, Im the Girlfriend of a Sex God
Dancing in my Nuddy-pants
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
Yeah, thats it! :)
Alexander McCall Smith - Tears of the Giraffe
(sequel to Ladies No.1 Detective Agency)
Persuasion, Jane Austen is next - time for a re-read.
P.S. - The Ralph Wiggum wisdom had me :rofl !
Hazy - I have actually already read it. I just haven't gotten around to posting about it, yet. :winkgrin
pinkieparrot - I love Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging and the sequels like On the Other Hand, I'm the Girlfriend of a Sex God. Very good books... :lol They had a bunch of excerpts in this magazine I was reading and it just caught my attention. I could totally identify with a lot of the themes in the three books. :nod
Oh in that case you're forgiven.
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