Another book-themed play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…thanks to Should be Reading
• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading? “The Magician’s Assistant” by Ann Patchett, which is a lovely story. As part of my 2012 Ann Patchett Project, I am determined to finish reading all of her books this year. Getting close, I only have “Taft” and the very slim “What Now” left after this one.
What did you recently finish reading?“This is Where I Leave You” by Jonathan Tropper. I just posted a review of this book yesterday, but I will say again that I just loved it.
What do you think you’ll read next?I am starting my very first audio book and chose “Sacre Bleu! A Comedy d’Art” by Christopher Moore. He’s an author I’ve meant to read for a long time. Hoping it’s narrated well. I also plan to read “A Walk Across the Sun” by Corban Addison in hardcover for an on-line book group challenge.
- This is Where I Leave You – a new review (alenaslife.wordpress.com)
- My Ann Patchett project: Truth and Beauty (alenaslife.wordpress.com)
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Currently reading: Bradbury Stories, a collection of 100 Short stories by Ray Bradbury. I’m enjoying it immensely. His playfulness and love of life come through so clearly that each one is like a tiny gem. My favorite so far? “Sascha”
Just finished: The Fire Gospel by Michael Faber. It was interesting, but I really had a hard time liking the protagonist, although, that may have been Faber’s intent. It seemed very realistic in terms of people acting selfishly without considering the consequences.
Up next: The Angry Women Suite by Lee Fullbright. I’m really excited about reading it for Novel Publicity’s new blog tour. Having read a synopsis and excerpt I look forward to reading the rest.
I love short stories, but I haven’t read this collection. I wasn’t impressed by The Fire Gospel either. Can’t wait to hear about The Angry Women Suite.
1)currently reading ‘Cloud Atlas’ by David Mitchell, a set of short stories and novellas that span the past and the future, showing how people and times link up. The movie is coming out soon and I wanted to read it before it came out. So far, it is brilliant- I’ll be interested to see if the movie can encompass the ideas of the book. Also reading ‘Wife 22’ by Melanie Gideon about a wife in her 40s who agrees to take a confidential survey on her marriage and finds herself becoming more and more involved with the process as her marriage negotiates some tough times. It is also really good- a good ‘summer’ read.
2) Life of Pi by Yann Martel- I just didn’t get around to reading this earlier and again, a movie is coming out directed by Ang Lee and I wanted to read the book before seeing the film. It is amazing- moving, terrifying, spiritual, everything. A book absolutely as good as the hype about it. If you haven’t read it, you should!
3)Coming up for me is Ann Patchett’s ‘State of Wonder’, a Middle Eastern urban/hacker fantasy called ‘Alif the Unseen’ by G. Willow Wilson and ‘St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves’ by Karen Russell. I have a bunch of stuff all lined up to read right now! 🙂
Thanks for commenting Bronwyn. You have some ambitious reads on your list. I just could not connect with Cloud Atlas and gave up on it. But I’m a huge fan of Life of Pi and State of Wonder. I read Kare Russell’s Swamplandia and didn’t love it, but I still want to try St. Lucy.. Let me know what you think of Wife 22 — it has good buzz.
I love things like this! I am currently reading: The Letters of Noel Coward, The Plutocrat by Booth Tarkington and The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy.
I just finished: The Decline of Sentiment American Film in the 1920s by Lea Jacobs and Just Kids by Patti Smith.
Up next: Wintering by Kate Moses, The Selected Letters of Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder and Blue Highways by William Least Heat Moon. I’ve read the latter twice but I need a refresher since I’m about to write a review.
Well, you certainly don’t take the summers off for light reading! I have to admit I have not read a single one of those titles, but my mom raved about Just Kids so it’s on my list.
I’m glad you liked the post. I plan to revive it at least once a month.
Light reading, what’s that? I’m just joking. I do read lighter fare sometimes, just not recently. Except for Feminist Ryan Gosling, which I am so in love with. Just Kids is amazing even if you don’t like or know much about Patti or Robert. Her writing is wonderful. I’m a super fan and it rates as one of my all time favourite memoirs.
I look forward to the next post in this series. It’s a keeper!
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