One of the things I want to do more this year is read. I was once a very avid reader – finishing a book a week, at least. Then college came around, then a full-time job, then I started blogging/working out/knitting. So reading has, unfortunately, fallen by the wayside. I do still read, don’t get me wrong, but not like I used to.
A few weeks ago I was reading through Google reader, as per usual, and saw an awesome post on Then Heather Said. She asked for books her readers are currently loving, want to read, recently read, etc. It totally inspired me to write my own “book club” post about what I’m reading right now.
At any given point I’m in the middle of at least 2 books, if not more.
Currently on my nightstand:
This is the book that the Julia Childs part of “Julie & Julia” is based on. I’m about halfway through, and it’s fantastic. It makes me want to be a better cook – or at least go to Paris and eat all the fantastic food she talks about!
I also like to carry a book in my purse. Comes in handy when I work and the kids are off at PE or lunch, or when I’m waiting somewhere.
I got this book from my uncle for Christmas, and I thought it was the perfect gift. Turns out the author is one of his favorites, and he actually named his son (my cousin) after him. My uncle even had the good fortune of meeting him once, and said he was a pretty interesting guy. It’s really good so far, and I find myself relating to a lot of things he talks about. I’ll give a better review after I finish it, which will hopefully be soon.
And like any good reader, I’ve also got a list of books I want to read. The actual list in infinitely long, but there’s a few that have made it to the top:
The Help – Kathryn Stockett
Water for Elephants – Sara Gruen
American Wife – Curtis Sittenfeld
I’d also like to read the Stieg Larsson Millennium Trilogy (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Girl who Played with Fire, Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest) but they’re always checked out at the library, and I do NOT need to buy any more books.
So, to continue the conversation…
what are you currently reading?
what have you read recently and loved?
what do you plan on reading next?
what book have you tried to read and hated?
Anything else you’d like to share about books or reading?