Thursday, March 17, 2011

What are you reading these days?

I received some happy mail yesterday from Becky in Essex, England.  It's the book Still Missing, which originated in Sian's Pass the Book project.  You can read more about it here, and she's got a terrific book up to share this month.  I especially love the card which Becky enclosed - especially the punched butterflies along the top. And the sentiment is wonderful, too: "The road to a friend's house is never long."
I'm looking forward to reading this book.  I will have to alternate it with my current book group - a nonfiction book called "Unbroken." Anyone read it? My last book group book was "The Imperfectionists," which was a book of interrelated short stories.  It was a very fast and interesting read; everyone in the group liked it. And it led to some interesting discussion. What are you reading these days?

9 comments:

scrappyjacky said...

I found 'Still Missing' a fascinating and emotive read...well worth reading.
The 2 books I have on the go at the moment are fairly easy reads...Keith Richards' autobiography....almost a history of the times....and a craft book called 'Artful paper dolls'....which I'm loving....a real dip in and out book.

Karen said...

I read "Still Missing" a long time ago, but enjoyed it. "The Imperfectionists" is on a very long list of books that I'd like to read some day. Right now I'm reading Luis Urrea's "Into the Beautiful North." He came to speak at our Arts & Lectures series this month and was a fabulous story teller. His family story is as good as any novel; the audience was rapt! I'm loving his novel. It's about a young woman who decides to leave her impoverished Mexican village and go to America to recruit strong men to come to the village because all the men have left to seek better jobs in America and none have returned.

Lizzie said...

You sound busy! I don't have any novels etc on the go just now - I'm just too busy in the day-time and fall asleep too fast at night.
But, do craft books count as "reading"? If so, I got a copy of "Socks Appeal" by Brenna Maloney and have been reading it over & over... it's a cool book for Sock Pet Makers, as she's just a normal Mom, who's written a book about what she and her kids like to make. The language is everyday, the pictures and instructions are good and clear and it's a fun book.
I'm planning and writing a workshop for 9-15 year-olds, which I will teach next weekend (26th), all about making sock pets. I'm busy sewing as many examples as I can, in between book-binding projects, shopping, cleaning, laundry, dealing with Etsy issues, writing notes for the workshop...
So, that's why I'm not "reading" much just now. I would like to try "Still Missing" some time though!
Enjoy your reading, Rinda!

Amy said...

I love that this book has made its way to you - it is very well travelled!

debs14 said...

I had a 'Kindle' for my birthday and my first book on that is The Burning Wire' by Jeffrey Deaver. I love the Lincoln Rhyme series.

Sian said...

I'm reading an old English classic called Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons. It's about 80 years old now - but still very fresh and funny.

Becky said...

I'm reading North Child by Edith Pattou. It is really an older children's book, but Penny found it in the library and it took her fancy. She really enjoyed it and I must say that I am too. We both sometimes read a child's book as there are so many brilliant children's authors out there and it seems a shame not to read them just because we are now adults! My Dad has a Ken Follet book for me at the weekend, which I am looking forward to receiving.

humel said...

As you know, I've read Still Missing - I found it the kind of read that 'stays' with you. I hope you get a lot from it, too :-)

I'm nearing the end of 'Agatha Christie's Secret Notebooks' at the moment. I have a huge stack (literally) of books I'd like to read soon, so I shall have some fun picking one of them as my next read!

Ginger said...

I love to see what others are reading and some of the comments here have me making a list LOL! I am currently reading Pillars of the Earth which is very long, but so far I'm really enjoying it, and of course I have started reading "Good Mail Day" and LOVING it!!