Friday, December 19, 2008

Whatcha Reading?


Today is a snow day, so we're in for the duration of the storm. My very favorite thing to do on snow days is to read. I have a stack of books at hand... I'll be finishing A Passage to India today. Whatcha reading?


Please pop in and let me know what you're reading!

7 comments:

sizzie said...

I love snow days. They are one of the few days where we can not go by the schedule and not feel guilty about it.

I am reading several books right now. I just started Wally Lamb's latest fiction, The Hour I First Believed. I already finished the two he edited that were written by women inmates at a state prison (I'll Fly Away and Couldn't Keep it To Myself). I just finished re-reading My Cousin Rachel by Daphne De Maurier. I read Time Traveler's Wife when it first came out. I think I will look for Passage to India and see about reading it again. Enjoy your day, your family and you book. : )

willow said...

I've been wanting to read A Passage to India! The David Lean film is great. I'm puting the book on my list.

Sydney said...

Well, I'd love to say I'm reading but I'm not. We are not snowed in and there is so much to do so I WILL have some down time on hopefully Tuesday and Wednesday, and also the few days after Christmas. I have paid all the bills, bought all the gifts, done half the X-mas shopping, made cookie dough, posted blog entries, attending several graduations and parties, wrapped (and still am wrapping)... you get the picture.

What I would read if I could would be some Christmas books. I buy them every year in hopes to feed my sense of the season but I'm always too busy. There's anew hardcover out at Barnes and Noble called Christmas Stories -- and everyman's pocket classic. in it are short holiday themed stories by famous authose -- DIckens, Conan Doyle, Tolstoy, Willa Cather, O Henry, Saki, Nabakov, Cheever, Capote etc...

I also want to get around to reading The Shack. Both sit by my bed. Maybe I can crack one tonight.

sizzie said...

I reread Capote's Christmas story last year. Do you remember the Ideals magazines...or they might have been books. They were soft cover and I know they had Christmas editions. Those are good to look through at Christmas.

Lindsey said...
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Lindsey said...

I'm ACTIVELY reading (you know- the ones I'm going to finish in the next week or so!) The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, as well as a humorous documentary by A.J. Jacobs called The Year of Living Biblically. It's got some lol moments a la Dave Barry, but also, understatement of the year: it's a nice reminder how positive a 'biblical' education in youth can be. The author is a self-proclaimed spiritual dummy whose upbringing was seriously lacking religious influence of any kind. Of course, that's part of the humor, but I feel a New Year's resolution coming on as a result of reading this book.

Peggy Johnstone said...

Lindsey, I adored The Historian. One of my favorites from last year. I haven't heard of Jacobs' book. I'll have to look it up, as I can't get enough of Dave Barry. :-)