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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

What are you reading?

Lily reading Jackie

What do you recommend?

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Blogger The Blissful Academic said...

I just started reading Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin. I love her novels!

March 23, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Larissa said...

I just finished Tintin in the New World by Frederic Tuten. I have a short review and and some thoughts on the Tintin enterprise here:

March 23, 2011 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger Larissa said...

Sorry! Forgot the link:

March 23, 2011 at 8:16 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

I'm reading Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Really good read so far.

March 23, 2011 at 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

everything by Tom Robbins, especially Jitterburg Perfume! I love it soooooo much=)

March 23, 2011 at 8:24 AM  
Blogger SAMANTHA said...

i am reading The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf and it is getting me very fired up! it is an important read!

check out my blog, i am always writing about books!


March 23, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
Blogger TERI REES WANG said...

"Cutting for Stone"
by Abraham Verghese

March 23, 2011 at 8:40 AM  
Blogger Giulia said...

Rereading Shirley Hazzard's gorgeous The Great Fire bec. of Japan.

March 23, 2011 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger gracey said...

currently reading Pictures of Hollis Woods :)

March 23, 2011 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

The Bhagavad-Gita....the Signet Classic edition. This edition is actually easy to read and understand. And the forward is by Aldous Huxley!
I'm trying to learn about the beliefs of other cultures in an effort to understand the world around me. It's getting smaller and smaller. :)

March 23, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger M said...

Ohmygod you stole my cat! :)
He's exactly the same, spooky!

I am rereading "We were the Mulvaneys" by Joyce Carol Oates and it's still great...

March 23, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Krissy (Shimmer Like Gold) said...

I'm plugging through Irene Nemirovsky's Suite Francaise. I've gotten a bit distracted by it though because I just got Kazou Ishiguro's Nocturnes in the mail the other day and I'm DYING to read it. I have to finish the other first though. I'm kind of crazy about not starting new books until I finish the old first. :P But the anticipation! Oh, the anticipation for Nocturnes!

March 23, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger laurie said...

i am reading my way through this month's sun magazine - so many great stories!

March 23, 2011 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Stefanie said...

The Help

xo, stefanie

March 23, 2011 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Kori said...

I'm reading the strain series. Love it!!! You might want to read my novel though, hint hint.

Have a great day doll!

Have you heard about my good news? Kori xoxo

March 23, 2011 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger Molly McGonigle said...

I"m reading Brooklyn. I'm trying to read it slowly to savor it.

I love these posts to find out what other people are reading!

March 23, 2011 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Tegan said...

Satori in Paris by Jack Kerouac, The Matchmaker of Perigord, and of course, Pride and Prejudice! A classic! :D xo

March 23, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger Pour l'amour de la vie said...

I am reading Brad Meltzer's "The Inner Circle". Quick read and very interesting.

March 23, 2011 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger annekata said...

Just finished "Snowflower and The Secret Fan" by Lisa See, the fascinating story of Lily's and Snowflower's friendship in nineteenth century rural China. I'm with Molly, and love seeing, what other people are reading. Thanks for your inspiring blog!

March 23, 2011 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Raji said...

Aww what an adorable photo
Unfortunately not reading anything at the moment, can't wait for lazy summer days reading in the garden

March 23, 2011 at 12:16 PM  
Blogger Don't Print That! said...

I read Just Kids last weekend, couldn't put it down. Patti Smith turns a beautiful phrase.

March 23, 2011 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger Elissa said...

i'm currently reading storyteller, the authorized biography of roald dahl. so far so good!

March 23, 2011 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Katie Bee said...

I've recently finished Housekeeping, by Marilyn Robinson, and Let the Great World Spin, by Colum McCann. I'm going to review them tomorrow on my blog. I'm savoring the last few months of time to read for fun before starting a graduate English degree and doing critical reading all the time. I'm also in the middle of Julie and Julia, and haven't decided how I feel about it yet. Mostly good, but I'm not fully sure.
Oh, and I just read Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro, but watch the movie first so you can actually enjoy it (that's my philosophy, anyway).

March 23, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Suse said...

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo...the rehearsal dinner episode is worth a re-read! Enjoy...

March 23, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger Kim said...

Wait for Me! by Deborah Mitford--loved it. Here is my review from last month:

March 23, 2011 at 6:10 PM  
Blogger Jordan said...

Out of Africa by Izak Dinesen (Karen Blixen). It is fantastic!

March 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger M.o.Mod said...

Brooklyn is one of my recent favourites. I went on a Toibin kick in the fall and have Mothers and Sons in a stack by my bed waiting.

Right now, I'm starting A Short Life of Trouble, a memoir by Marcia Tucker.

March 23, 2011 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Nerissa said...

I'm reading,Paulo Coelho's "By The River Piedra, I Sat Down adn Wept"...

March 23, 2011 at 8:27 PM  
Blogger littleghostgirl said...

I just read Family Album by Penelope Lively. It's not only a beautiful and melancholic novel, it also hosts one of Laura Letinsky's photographs on the cover (a favorite photographer of mine). I highly recommend any of her works. :)

March 23, 2011 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Hausfrau said...

I just put the new Alexander McCall Smith novel (The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party) on my Kindle. Can't wait to start it--I love everything that man writes!

March 24, 2011 at 3:33 AM  
Blogger Marie Alice said...

The little white horse, by E. Goudge. Magic.
Also Remarkable creatures, by Tracy Chevalier

March 24, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Tonia said...

The intimidatingly big Caravaggio by Andrew Graham-Dixon and a recent surprise return to Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Possibly just to give my wrists a break every now and then!

March 24, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

I'm currently reading the gravedigger's daughter, by Joyce Carol Oates.

March 24, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Lena said...

"Twice Pardon." :D

March 24, 2011 at 10:01 PM  
Blogger Jo said...

Last minute add: The Paris Wife by Paula McLain...Hemingway's first wife! I'm fascinated by that whole group of people and that period in time!

March 25, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Katie King said...

boundaries by henry townsend

March 27, 2011 at 6:14 AM  
Blogger Jo said...

Argh...3rd comment under the same post and was reading The Paris Wife and realized I mistyped. It's by Paula McLain...ABOUT Hemingway's first wife, not BY Hemingway's first wife. Although, that would be fantastic! ;)
Anyway, just in case readers are considering the suggestions, I thought I should correct that.

March 27, 2011 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger nanne said...

i am just starting the savage garden by mark mills.

it's been sitting in my to-read stack for over a year. it was recommended to me as a very literary, historical, kind of creepy, mystery by my cousins who have a fab independent bookstore in montgomery, al--they always are on point in book recs..and so far, so good.

March 27, 2011 at 3:48 PM  
Blogger Erin Wallace said...

Not anything at the moment, but i'm dying to read Audrey Niffeneger's newest novel and I've also wanted to read An American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld

March 27, 2011 at 9:42 PM  

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