Monday, June 9

What are you reading?? 4th & 5th Edition

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Okay, so I've been reading like crazy so I have a few books to tell you about :)

When last we met, I was reading The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios by Yann Martel (Life of Pi). I really have nothing to say about that one. Read it if you're going to read it but you're not missing anything if you don't (in my humble opinion).

After that, I picked up a copy of a semi recent Paul Auster book entitled Brooklyn Follies.

He's quite revered throughout the city since he's a local (Brooklyn) writer. I have to say, he definitely lived up to the hype! I highly recommend taking this book for a spin!

After two fairly recent novels I wanted to head back to my preferred genre of classic literature. I'm mid way through On the Road by Jack Kerouac. Have you read it?? Or anything else by him for that matter? It's my first of his and I have to say, I'm really enjoying it. I totally dig the 50's slang and visuals of American culture across the country.

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of these books! But enough about what I've been reading :) What are YOU reading????

A Reader's Diary from greenchairpress

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Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

I'm currently working my way through John Michener's "Alaska". Have you ever read any books by Rohinton Mistry? "A Fine Balance" is one of my favorites.

Thanks for stopping by our blog today and leaving such a nice message :)

willow said...

I find myself reading less and less, the more I blog! ;)

Thanks for stopping by Willow Manor today!

Your blog is lovely. I must return soon! :)

ThePeachTree said...

willow, I know what you mean :) And thanks!

Grizzlymountainarts, I'm going to look both of those up right now!

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I'm currently reading two books - The Lost Constitution by William Martin and The Mitfords: Letters Between Six Sisters edited by Charlotte Mosley. I can't say that I'm really getting into either one of them, but I need a break from children's books... I'm an elementary school librarian.

Art Kitten said...

On The Road is one of my absolute favorites! you should also check out some of Kerouac's poetry. It is wonderful.

I just finished "Emma" by Jane Austen, and haven't had time to pick anything else up yet. Although now I am tempted to reread On The Road, but last time I read it I wanted to buy a typewriter and move out west by myself. It didn't happen, instead I got married and had a kid!

FairiesNest said...

Let's see, I just finished The Omnivore's Dilemma...fascinating stuff!On the Road is marvelous, I'd recommend his book The Dharma Bums as a great read too. Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

The Texican said...

Hi PT, Thanks for stopping by Pappy's Balderdash today. Always good to have new folks come by and say hello. Come back anytime - The door is always open. Pappy

Sew Bettie said...

My favorite book is Mountains Beyond Mountains - so inspirational.

amy said...

I have read "on the road" and I loved it too. I read a couple other Kerouac novels and they were also pretty good. I wish I was reading something right now, I somehow am on a long long reading break. I hate that, I want to read and draw and complete errands and do chores all in one day. Impossible! Right now the only thing I have time to read is random blogs.

Julia said...

You are cruisin' through your book list! Good lord, zoom!

I have never read Kerouac, you'll have to tell me what you think!

Presently I'm reading "Reading Lolita in Tehran," "The Hangman" (by Jeffry Deaver), "A Ring of Endless Light" (again). And another one I forget the name of!

Jaimee said...

Just picked up "Olive Kittredge"...still on page one. Still waiting for some free time to read!

Rachel said...

I really enjoyed Paul Auster's Travels in the Scriptorium. Right now I'm reading The Lost Continent by Bill Bryson - I love his travel books.

Green Chair Press said...

Thanks for including my reading diary! I'm reading "Netherland" by Joseph O'Neill. 1/2 done and really enjoying it.

JLC Studio said...

Great idea for a post! I'm actually reading two books at the moment..."Business Plans for Dummies" and "The Lovely Bones."

I've got THREE more books at the ready as well...I'm feeling a little bit pressured (by myself) to read as many books as I possibly can lately!