Tuesday, March 25

What are you reading?

I realized this evening that I have yet to share my passion for the page with the community! Then I thought, I wonder what everyone else has their imagination buried in. I'll go first. Here is what's in my bag:

From wiki: Mother Night is a novel by American author Kurt Vonnegut, first published in 1961. The title of the book is taken from Goethe's Faust.

It is the story of Howard W. Campbell Jr., an American, who moved to Germany directly after World War I and then later became alternately a well-known German language playwright and a Nazi propagandist. The action of the novel is narrated (through the use of metafiction) by Campbell himself. The premise is that he is writing his memoirs while awaiting trial for war crimes in an Israeli prison.

I'm an avid Vonnegut er. Here's a few of my favorites in case anyone is keeping note :)

And so my question to you is.....



tryshia, withlove said...

I am reading A New Earth by E.Tolle.
Its an awesome book that makes you think and see the world differently.

If you are ready for a change, this is the book : )

Light and love*


P.s. thanks for posting on my blog : ) I will definitely be back.

T said...

At the moment I'm reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert - it's a great, easy read that really makes me wish I had the means to travel the world for a year.

I've read Slaughterhouse Five and Welcome to the Monkey House. I'll have to put one of your favorites on my list and check it out.

Diana @ PleaseSir said...

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.

Kelly said...

i started reading "Botox Diaries" when i went to mexico.....but haven't picked it up since. better get back on that asap. :)

Kate said...

Cool! I've read a few books by Vonnegut years ago. I should really read more of his stuff. Currently I'm reading Son of a Witch, The Fountainhead and Madame Bovary. I have reading ADD, but I manage to keep all the stories straight in my head so it's no biggie. It gives me more options depending on my mood. :)

Julia said...

Presently I'm reading George RR Marten's A Game of Thrones. This is the first time I've seriously dipped into the pool fantasy! Quite excellent! Like JRR Tolkien except with more plot development, character development and better dialog! Hurray!

ThePeachTree said...

t, if you start of a Vonnegut next, go for Siren of Titens. By far one of my favorites :)

Kate, my boyfriend and I were just giving props to people that can read more than one book at a time! I have to give my undivided attention!

julia, that's great! The closest I've gotten to any sort of fantasy genre is the Clan of the Cave Bear series which, I'm sorry, I LOVE!!

Keep the books coming people :)

Cassandra West said...

Looking for something new to put my nose. Any ideas?

Thanks for the b-day wish and Happy Birthday to you early!!!


Heather said...

LOVE Vonnegut! Hurrah! I haven't read Mother Night yet, but I think I shall hop on over to my favourite used book store and see if I can find a nice old copy.

The last book I read was Kerouac's On the Road, which really makes me just want to take off. Before that I read A Confederacy of Dunces, which is AMAZING. Loved it. If you like Vonnegut, and haven't read it, you must!

ThePeachTree said...

Heather, I have read CofD! HILARIOUS! I'll have to check out "on the road".

Moodwax said...

I'm not a big reader, but the book next on my wish list is the Eric Clapton Autobiography. I realllly need to get out and get that one.

Rikkianne said...

Hi there,
I love your blog! I found you through "myartinprogress". I also LOVE Vonnegut. I am actually reading The Eden Express by his son Mark Vonnegut. I am right at the crazy point which is taking me quite a while to get through but its been fun none the less:)

Have a fabulous weekend!

marsha said...

Hmmm ... I seem to be reading kiddy books nowadays. I ust found my all time favourite "Snuffy" by Dick Bruna on amazon and snapped it up straight away as that was my ultimate favourite book whilst in Nursery School. :) Now, I'm reading those wonderful books to my little one and hope that one day, it'll be her favourite book too! :)