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Thursday, December 9, 2010

What are you reading this week?

I've been swamped with different work projects this week, plus trying to get everything set for the purchase of the little Victorian house. As a result, my reading materials are really stacking up...but, I did start The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. It's really wonderful!

What are you reading?

(Photo by Jessica Alena.)



Blogger Saumya said...

I'm reading medical textbooks (yawn) and a funny novel by Marian Keyes!
Beautiful picture :)

December 9, 2010 at 11:28 PM  
Blogger NRC said...

I'm reading Hamlet for my English Literature and Language Alevel!

December 10, 2010 at 12:07 AM  
Blogger nell said...

i'm reading Love's Executioner by Yalom.. intrigued and inspiring

December 10, 2010 at 12:28 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I am reading "American Gods" by Neil Gaiman and am in love :-)

December 10, 2010 at 2:06 AM  
Blogger curious constellation said...

I just started reading Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt.

I think it's going to be very good although I'm sure I'm going to cry.

December 10, 2010 at 3:35 AM  
Blogger The Hausfrau said...

Oh, I read it last summer and thoroughly enjoyed it! Now I'm reading The Charming Quirks of Others, by Alexander McCall Smith.

December 10, 2010 at 3:39 AM  
Blogger deniz @ analytic approach to style said...

Let me tell you that you'll shed many tears along the way, but it's a good thing. Angela's Ashes is one of my favorite reads of all time, I tend to go back and skim through it all the time. I think it was what got me into Ireland so much in the first place- it's effectiveness will be better understood considering since then I have stayed and studied there for a little while and I can even speak a bit of Irish Gaelic now :)

Right now I'm still working on "Murmures a Beyoglu"(this would be "whispers in beyoglu" in french- I don't think it has been translated to english yet)on one's roots, isolation and modern life. Very, very bright.

And though it's not my usual genre, I'm supposed to read "Unlimit Yourself", which is on a self-development and motivation, for a work project. And it's going surprisingly well and enjoyable so far.

December 10, 2010 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Avid Reader said...

I loved The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. The second book in that series is great too. I just finished Nick Hornby's hilarious The Polysyllabic Spree and am now reading Jasper Fforde's wonderful Shades of Grey.

December 10, 2010 at 5:50 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Got through a tough week with some smart chick lit - "Because She Can" by Bridie Clark.

This weekend, I'm breezing through Nora Ephron's fun new collection of essays, "I Remember Nothing" and starting "The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet" by David Mitchell.

I'll have to check out "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie." The title hooked me! :)

December 10, 2010 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger nicole said...

i started mark twain's newly released autobiography. i'm loving it! i had to have "the book," not just download it... still not used to that ;)

December 10, 2010 at 7:32 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I'm halfway through THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DEATH by Charles Finch. It is also a mystery set in England (albeit in 1865) and is the first in a series. I'm really enjoying it thus far -- it has an intricate plot and many period details that I love.

December 10, 2010 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Alexandra Steinmetz said...

I've been working on Loving Frank by Nancy Horan. I"m just about finished :)

December 10, 2010 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger BARGAIN BEX said...

just picked up and started reading patti smith's just kids last night and it's quickly becoming a favorite ...

December 10, 2010 at 10:05 AM  
Blogger HereBeDragons said...

I've read that. Very cute.

December 10, 2010 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger Molly McGonigle said...

Currently reading: The Summer We Read Gatsby.

The new Vanity Fair

and the new Lonny Mag!

December 10, 2010 at 10:55 AM  
Blogger Alkyoni said...

I'm reading The Beastly Beautitudes of Balthazar B.

December 10, 2010 at 12:05 PM  
Blogger Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

I am doing a ot of research for my own book. Can you guess the subject? :-)))

December 10, 2010 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Hanny said...

I'm trying to finish Strunk and White's 'Elements of Style.' How can 85 pages take so long?

December 10, 2010 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Em said...

Oooohhhh - lots of great ideas for books to read from everybody's posts. Can't wait to check them out! Currently reading "Eat, Pray, Love" but I'm having a hard time connecting with it. "Elements of Style" - been there, done that. I refer to it often.

"Charms for the Easy Life" is an older book but a great read. :)

December 10, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger styleforlife said...

I need to...I have been blogging. ha.
:-) xxx to you- Emily

PS-- I definitely want to talk to you about the sponsorship. x

December 11, 2010 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Marian said...

I'm reading "The Piano Teacher" by Janice Y.K. Lee. It's her first book and I'm really enjoying it. It's set in Post World War 2 Hong Kong....very compelling story.

December 11, 2010 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Luz said...

I found this blog and I think looks pretty ^^

I´m reading the pray of the toad, in spanish is la oracion de la rana from
Anthony de mello and I´m going to start dracula

Princess corner.-

December 12, 2010 at 2:35 PM  
Blogger Melanie's Randomness said...

OOoo I need a book to read. I miss reading!! Good luck with the house!! =)

Hey lady! I'm running a small giveaway over at my blog! If you get a chance give it a look!

$55 CSN Stores Giveaway!

December 12, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Molly said...

I just finished reading The Priory by Dorothy Whipple. It's a Persephone book. EVERY Persephone book is amazing!

December 13, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger samantha. said...

i am reading willa cather's my antonia and really enjoying it!!

they should make it into a film!

December 13, 2010 at 1:46 PM  
Blogger CATHERINE DANIEL said...

Am reading 'Illuminated Manuscripts and their Makers' as research for some new work I want to do. Nice blog!

December 13, 2010 at 2:40 PM  
Blogger B. Inspired. said...

The life and the legend of Coco Chanel!

December 14, 2010 at 5:25 AM  
Blogger Sarah Jane said...

i needed a new book to read;) just finished 'something borrowed' last night. thank you for the suggestion and fun to see all the reader comments too!

December 14, 2010 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger debbie bailey said...

I'm reading The Children's Book by A.S. Byatt and Large Family Logistics by Kim Brenneman. I'm about halfway through A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella Bird.

December 14, 2010 at 7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm starting on Her Fearful Symmetry, and I'm hooked!

December 17, 2010 at 4:26 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

"1959: The Year Everything Changed,"

Quite interesting - the launch of my "i don't hate studying history anymore" career :)

December 20, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Pour l'amour de la vie said...

I have just finished an amazing book, "The Shadow of the Wind". Finishing this book was like loosing a friend..I knew that I would feel this way by page 2. This is absolutely a must read

January 23, 2011 at 6:01 AM  

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