Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whatchya reading?

My blog buddy and sister crafty gal, Michelle Mach, recently blogged about what she's been reading. Thought I would share some of my recent/current reads with you.

Reread Steve Berry's The Alexandria Link.

Just finished reading James Rollins' The Doomsday Key

I love all of Berry's and Rollins' books. They tell great tales of suspense and adventure which incorporate historical items of mystery with modern twists.

Currently reading The Gate House by Nelson DeMille. His books start off with a bang and the action never stops!!

My Aunt Penny sends me her book club's list of books every year and when I visit her during the summer, I am lucky enough to attend a meeting. The book I read for her book club was Jodi Picoult's 19 Minutes. It's a sad tale about two teenagers whose lives are entwined and inevitably divided by a Columbine-like disaster. Not a read for the faint of heart. It was a difficult subject to read about. Not everyone liked the book, but it certainly provoked interesting conversations. This was the first book of Picoult's that I have read. Some of my friends have said her work is formulaic. I can't say whether I agree or not until I've read another.

What are you reading?

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  1. I can't remember what I've recently read (I put them back on the bookshelf) but I'm right into Stephen King's Dome right now. No surprise it's very good!!

  2. I'm going back and forth between my nonfiction books and my 3 year old's books, LOL! The librarian at our local library recommended a biography of the children's author Ezra Jack Keats a few weeks ago, and even though it was written for middle schoolers, I found it absolutely wonderful. I've been reading lots of Keats' books to my son at bedtime, and he loves them, and they bring back lots of fond memories of me checking them out of my local library when I was a child.

    I've also been getting into a lot of nonfiction books lately. I can't seem to really get into fiction anymore. I've been reading Alison Weir's historical biographies of the Tudor royal family; devouring books by Elizabeth Warren, the new Wall Street czar for the Obama administration; a great biography of Isaac Newton; "Three Cups of Tea" about Greg Mortensen's organization the Central Asia Institute and their mission to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan; "Autobiography of an Exexcution" by David Dow, a prominent death row attorney and University of Houston Law School professor; and "The Omnivore's Dilemma" by Michael Pollan. I can't even count how many more books I have on reserve from the library loan at my tiny rural library! LOL!

  3. My brother got me hooked on The Wheel Of Time by Robert Jordan years ago, by giving me the first three books in the series. I've read them all and reread them up to the 12th and second last in the series, when Jordan died. He had plotted out the last book so his wife hired a writer to finish and I was so excited when I heard it was coming out last November. They split it into another three books! I'm now in my 60s, don't feel one bit silly reading science fantasy, and hope that I'm still alive to read the last darned book!
    Other than that one, which is definitely a series to last a lifetime, I'm addicted and read a book almost every day.