Monday, June 18, 2012

What are YOU reading?

I am a rather avid reader, and always have a stack of books ready to go. At the moment the pile is rather thin, so I'm looking for inspiration and suggestions!
These are the books I am currently reading and have just finished.  If you'd like to join in, leave a link to your blog post in the comments section.

Just finished:

The Broken Teaglass by Emily Arsenault.

I enjoyed this quirky little novel, set in a publishing house and revolving around a young pair of lexicographers.  It's not your typical crime novel, and is really rather sweet.

From the author's website:
"The dusty files of a venerable book publisher . . . A hidden cache of coded clues . . . A story written by a phantom author . . . An unsolved murder in a gritty urban park—all collide memorably in Emily Arsenault’s magnificent debut, at once a teasing literary puzzle, an ingenious suspense novel, and an exploration of definitions: of words, of who we are, and the stories we choose to define us."

Reading now:

The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks

It's been a long time since I've read any of Oliver Sacks work.  Years ago I loved his books (The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat etc), so when I saw this at the airport I grabbed it.  His books are typically interesting more than entertaining, and so far I'm interested!

"In The Mind’s Eye, Oliver Sacks tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities: the power of speech, the capacity to recognize faces, the sense of three-dimensional space, the ability to read, the sense of sight.  For all of these people, the challenge is to adapt to a radically new way of being in the world."

Have you read anything great recently?
For the record, there is no way on earth I'm going to read that 50 shades shiz, so no point in suggesting that. Didn't read Twilight, not going to read some poorly written smutty fanfic! Just my personal opinion there. Oh, and the opinion of this very funny guy who is liveblogging the book on tumblr Fifty Shades of Gay. I'm already convinced that he is a far better writer than the actual author.

If you have stopped by, it would be lovely if you could leave a comment or just say hello so I know that you've been here. Thank you!


  1. I just finished THe Mothers Group, after the first chapter I thought it wasn't for me, but by two pages in on the second I was in, finished it in a couple of days which I never do.

    (am with you on the shades stuff too, but there is a really funny youtube on it)

    1. That's another one I read recently, it was the latest pick for our bookclub. It was a bit "can't put down", wasn't it!

  2. I am halfway through the second book in the Game of Thrones Series, but may have to put it aside for a while as I just discovered Joanne Harris has released a third book in her Chocolat series.

    (I am with you on 50 Shades of Grey, it doesn't really appeal to me)

    1. I've heard good things about the Game of Thrones, but haven't looked further into them, that might have to go on the list.

  3. Always looking for a good book suggestion. I am reading Fifty Shades of Grey, (hanging head in shame). Ha ha. I just had to see what all the hype was about. Poorly written but shamelessly addicted. xo

    1. Ha ha - it seems to be you either love it or hate it!

  4. I read mateship with birds recently and that wasn't too bad

    1. Thanks for that Clarissa, I'll look that one up!


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