Tuesday, July 1

What are you reading?? 6th Edition



(1) 2 12x12 photos, library and bookshelf from rogerjporter



There's a wonderful event that happens in Brooklyn. Throughout many neighborhoods, when people no longer have a use for things (be it a toaster, 1950s GE fan, glassware, etc) they put them out on their stoops for any passerby to offer it a 2nd lease in life. I've found MANY a useful tool and some silly odds & ends here and there. My very favorite find though, is the box-o-books. My boyfriend cringes when he sees me with my market bag full, returning from a day of walking :)

I tell you this story as my latest book read was one of these very treasures from a Park Slope Brownstone step. It's Cormac McCarthy's, No Country for Old Men. I wanted to give it a read before seeing the recently released and awarded movie made by the Coen Brothers.





I started it on Sunday and I'm about 30 pages from the end. It's FANTASTIC! I cannot wait to see the imagery and life my favorite movie duo brings to these pages.

So, that's all I guess! I'm not sure what the next pick will be. If you see me walking by your apartment, just toss and book on the stoop and I just may have to read it :)

And as always....



(2) 2 12x12 photos, library and bookshelf from rogerjporter




WHAT ARE YOU READING????

12 comments:

fioretta said...

I recently read NCFOM too - I liked it. This was after seeing the movie though... but both were really good.

I'm actually about to start reading The Road, another McCarthy book, pretty soon!

Fifi Flowers said...

I'm trying to read Eat Pray Love... too many things to do to just sit and read... UGH!

Art Kitten said...

No books right now unfortunately, no time for them :(

I did see the movie No Country, and I LOVED it, but I haven't read the book, so I can't compare.

Melissa said...

I am reading 3rd Degree by James Patterson :) I am halfway through it now. :)

Julia said...

I actually can't remember all the books I'm sorting through right now! I adore all old images you found! They're fabulous!

XOXO

brightonEarly said...

I just finished Drowning Ruth (loved it)...and just started Midwives. ;)

Sew Bettie said...

It is a great movie! Haven't read the book yet though...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

I'll have to look out for that book! We have verge collections twice a year here as well - it is always interesting to see what people throw out.

Claire said...

Mary Roach's Bonk - funny and informative.

amy said...

right now? The White Bone... so good, even if i didn't think i would enjoy it!

Catherine said...

What a marvelous tradition -- leaving things for others to take if they wish.
Saw the movie and it's fantastic; typical Coen Brothers masterpiece!

Liza said...

I just finished Charles de Lint's "Into the Green" and now I'm reading Emma Donoghue's Life Mask.
Both worth reading :)