Thursday, January 29, 2009

What are you reading?

I am currently reading the Stephen White murder/mystery series. I'd heard of him years ago because he is from Boulder and writes about familiar restaurants, hot spots and other places in Colorado. I'd been meaning to pick up his work and somehow never did.

A woman at work has his whole series and lent them to me. They are very entertaining and I've turned Furry Husband on to them. He wasn't a big reader until he found John Sanford. He read all of Mr. Sanford's books and entered into a slight depression because there were no more. I was trying to find him some more murder/mysteries he'd like. I'm on book 6.... Furry is on book 7.

I'm also reading Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. Another person at work gave me this and the 2nd book in the trilogy. I've had them for over a year and figured I should crack them open... this one is slow going. I read a bit and put it down for a long time... it's not a bad book, I guess it hasn't quite sucked me in yet. ?

Furry Husband's Mom gave me Canal Town. It is an old, old book. She says it was a favorite of hers. I got about 10 pages in and I'm not sure I can finish it. I'll try though.

I just finished Joe Hill's 20th Century Ghosts . I was a HUGE, HUGE, HUGE Stephen King fan in my teens and 20's. I haven't really read a creepy or horror genre book that I loved since. I tried a few and gave up. This collection of short stories was REALLY GOOD. There were 3 in particular that gave me serious creepy feelings and as I got further into them I wondered did I really want to continue for the case o' heebie jeebies they were gonna give me? I was out of practice for a spine tingler!

I have Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia on my desk at work for breaks and lunch hours.

I also have The New Basic Training of the Young Horse by Ingrid and Reiner Klimke and 101 Dressage Exercises for Horse and Rider by Jec Aristotle Ballou at home to pick up and read...

What books are you reading and what are some of your favorites? I'm always ready for a good read!





3 comments:

Kelley said...

Oh... you OPENED yourself up to this on.....

IF YOU WERE STILL ON GOODREADS.com you would Know what I am reading!!!! HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!!!!! : )
(and yes... my eyebrows are going up and down as I type this for EMPHISIS!!!!)......
Hee!hee!hee! You get me hooked and then ( I know -- a glitch...) drop out... WELL!! that'll teach ya!!
I just finished EAT, Pray, Love... it was good. The author/main charactor is pretty self involved and sort of annoying, but she writes well and pokes fun of herself... so I could stand her. She spends 4 months in Italy for pleasure... 4 months in India for Mediation... and 4 months in Indonesia for Balance... and it really gets you thinking!! Good book.

Dedene said...

Thanks for the great ideas. I love to read and will read anything! I like a good chill down my spine too, so I will try Joe Hill. I'm currently re-reading "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" by Maya Angelou.

Shanster said...

I know I know -- Ann invited me back to Goodreads and I haven't done it yet!

I really admire Maya Angelou and I haven't read that book, tho' I have heard about it I should pick it up!

I've also heard the Eat, Pray, Love book is good too! Another one to add to my list...