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What Are You Reading Right Now?


What Are You Reading Right Now?

This is a group where you can tell us what you're reading and what you think of it to give others some ideas. Your choices can be fiction, non-fiction, articles, books, blogs, whatever. Tell us what it is and your opinion of it!

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Comment by Elle MacNeil on March 15, 2010 at 1:42pm
You couldn't ask this while I was reading a deep and meaningful book, could you, Lisa! LMAO (It's not that often, so I'm only kidding! All of your friends are going to be questioning your decision to invite me here, Lisa!! xoxo)

Sadly, my choice of reading material is usually of the mystery genre (especially if there are forensics involved). I just today started a book by an author from NJ, Harlan Coben. Neat guy; neat stories. All of the ones I've read so far take place in Jersey (I'd say he's ALMOST the male version of Janet Evanovich, just not quite as "whimsical") and have good story lines. Just not at all deep. Kind of like me.
Comment by Helen on March 15, 2010 at 1:31pm
I am a terrible reader, and wish I would read more often. My problem is that reading makes me sleepy. It doesn't matter how interested I am in a book, it only takes me a page or two for my eyes to start drooping. For this reason, I don't tend to read in bed at night, and have yet to find a good time of day that suits my schedule.

This is all to say that I have a great pile of books that I have started (with the best intentions), but am yet to finish. More recent books in this pile include: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon, and Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman. I am hopeful that I will finish Einstein's Dreams at least, partly because it consists of lots of little short stories, and it would be hugely embarrassing if I couldn't even finish that. Plus, it's a really good book, with lots of fascinating explorations of theories of time, but in a way that is non-scientific and more relatable to our own loves, lives and experiences.

A long time ago, I also started The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene, which I am determined to finish sooner rather than later. However, I am going to have to start that one again from the beginning.

Having said all that, I recently read a whole book from start to finish, in around 4 or 5 days!! This was a big achievement for me! ;-) It was The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and I'm not really sure why this one was different. It was a very easy read, I will admit, but that shouldn't detract from the subtleties of its craft and the weight of its impact. I would recommend that one for sure.

Lisa - I am a HUGE James Dean fan, and therefore I know the story of East of Eden very well. I do have the novel sitting on my bookshelf, but it is yet to make it to my pile of books that I have started to read...
Comment by LOXO on March 15, 2010 at 1:11pm
I am reading your comment.. I know, smart-ass answer... i will give a proper one soon!
Comment by wiffledust on March 15, 2010 at 12:57pm
I tend to read a bunch of things at one time. And I confess that I have a huge list of novels that I don't get to due to work time. But at this very moment I have started to re-read Steinbeck's "East of Eden", because it's one of my all time faves. If you like sagas and family tension along with a good story of good and evil, you'll like this. And you can always watch the movie along with it with James Dean in it. I'm also reading "Southern Daughter" which is a biography of Margaret Mitchell. I'll let you know when I get further into that one. My non-fiction books are all around me. I have a great older book by Paul Zollo called "Songwriters on Songwriting" going on that I recommend to EVERYONE. It's got fascinating interviews with all kinds of legends. What are you reading right now?

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