“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
Another month is upon us, so its time to take a poll of what everyone is reading these days.
I just finished Maus (again) for my bookclub. The group is pretty evenly split between comic book fans and non-comic book fans, so I’m interested in hearing how they liked the graphic novel. I also finished Seed, a horror novel by Ania Ahlborn. Otherwise I’m between books at the moment and finding no inspiration in the hundreds of unread books I have on my Kindle.
So it’s your turn – whatcha reading, Persephoneers?
11 replies on “Lunchtime Poll — Whatcha Reading?”
I’m finally caught up on the Outlander books, so I’m reading Zoe Archer’s new book that was reviewed here on Tuesday! I started Jellicoe Road the other night, but I think I need to try again when I’m less tired. It’s come extremely highly recommended, but I literally had to reopen my kindle app the next day because I couldn’t even remember what book I’d been reading, much less what happened.
Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris. It’s supposed to be “blisteringly funny” and “sidesplitting.” I haven’t found that part yet.
I could not get into that book at ALL. I’m glad it’s not just me!
That’s so good to hear, I was thinking I’m just a failure at reading :-D
I’m re-reading Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, and trying to stay ahead in A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.
At the moment, I’m reading “The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared” and “Heroes of Olympus: The Lost Hero”.
I’m in the process of reading First Aid for the USMLE because my life is all about Boards right now. When I need a break, I switch to Pathoma and brush up on my pathology skillz.
Mostly spreadsheets. I have become well-acquainted with long lists of numbers. But that should slow down at the end of the week. I could use a recommendation or six.
I just finished Zeitoun by Dave Eggers. The book was a great retelling of the injustices that took place in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina; I raged against the man throughout the book. However, in doing research on the protagonist in the book, I’ve realized that the book may not be as “non-fiction” as the author describes.
I’m about 15% of the way through The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. Everyone has said it’s amazing, and I can see that, but I’m having a hard time getting into it–I think I need a solid afternoon to really fall in. So instead I got Tilly Bagshawe’s Scandalous from the Kindle lending library and devoured it in 24 hours. She writes really excellent trashy beach reads– if you liked Judith Krantz, get on Tilly Bagshawe.
The Name of the Wind definitely needs some of your time and sometimes I think it’s more about the world-building that character-building, but I like Rothfuss’ writing quite a lot.