Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

What are you reading?

Stephanie

I may not like the cold weather, but it sure gives me an excuse to wrap myself in a blanket & read till my eyes start to blur. I’m happy to say that I am reading much more since buying an eReader. My current read is the 1170 page hefty tome that was so rough on my wrists, it was the inspiration to make the purchase in the first place. (The hardcover version was donated to my local public library.)

Since obtaining a Kindle, I have been on a Stephen King marathon having read UR, then re-read The Talisman, then Black House, and am now reading Under the Dome. (I really like it.) I’ve also read Little Bee by Chris Cleave, The Gift of the Magi by o. Henry, The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, and at least a dozen “samples” of books I have since deleted.  And since joining the social website for book lovers called Goodreads, I have at least 50 more samples of interesting and highly rated books to peruse after this one is finished. Though today I did briefly contemplate re-reading the unabridged version of King’s The Stand in honor of the recent announcement of it FINALLY going to the big screen. (I’m secretly hoping that Gary Sinese will be called to revisit his role of Larry “Baby Can You Dig Your Man” Underwood though I doubt it.)

So what are you currently reading?


48 thoughts on “What are you reading?

  1. “The Dawn-Breakers”, Nabil’s narrative of the early days of the Baha’i Revelation. Real history of a time and place many of us are unfamiliar with. Once you move past the unfamiliar Persian names and get into the Oriental style of writing, it’s hard to put down because you want to know what happened to these people.

  2. “The Dawn-Breakers”, Nabil’s narrative of the early days of the Baha’i Revelation. Real history of a time and place many of us are unfamiliar with. Once you move past the unfamiliar Persian names and get into the Oriental style of writing, it’s hard to put down because you want to know what happened to these people.

  3. I’ve just finished the “Road to Guildford Courthouse,” “Slavery by another name,” “1776,” and The War of 1812: A short history.” That was February. In March, I have started reading “The Life of George Washington, Vol 1 of 5″ by our first Chief Justice, John Marshall. That is my FIRST Kindle book and I am reading it on my HTC EVO with a 4.3” screen and my MacBook Pro. I am trying to decide right now whether to by a Motorola Xoom or an iPad 2 so I can get more into digital book reading.

  4. I’ve just finished the “Road to Guildford Courthouse,” “Slavery by another name,” “1776,” and The War of 1812: A short history.” That was February. In March, I have started reading “The Life of George Washington, Vol 1 of 5″ by our first Chief Justice, John Marshall. That is my FIRST Kindle book and I am reading it on my HTC EVO with a 4.3” screen and my MacBook Pro. I am trying to decide right now whether to by a Motorola Xoom or an iPad 2 so I can get more into digital book reading.

  5. My first sighting of Gary Sinise was in The Stand, I know the weak-knee’d feeling. :)

    If you haven’t seen his version of “Of Mice and Men” run don’t walk to the nearest store to rent/buy it.

  6. My first sighting of Gary Sinise was in The Stand, I know the weak-knee’d feeling. :)

    If you haven’t seen his version of “Of Mice and Men” run don’t walk to the nearest store to rent/buy it.

  7. I’m currently reading Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. In the next week I’m gonna start and finish both Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone and Armistead Maupin’s Michael Tolliver Lives. All of the above are for my current US Fiction since 1950 class, but they’re also a blast. For pure, self-indulgent fun I’m also enjoying Halo: Evolutions.

  8. I’m currently reading Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. In the next week I’m gonna start and finish both Fae Myenne Ng’s Bone and Armistead Maupin’s Michael Tolliver Lives. All of the above are for my current US Fiction since 1950 class, but they’re also a blast. For pure, self-indulgent fun I’m also enjoying Halo: Evolutions.

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