The musings of Miriam Forster: author, book lover, and story obsessive.
Currently I'm reading The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers, The Bonesetter's Daughter by Amy Tan, Why Not Women by Cunningham and Hamilton (you should absolutely check this one out).Hugs!
I'm reading the Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. I've been waiting almost a year to read this book and it's only the second non-YA book I've read this far. Oh, dear. I think I may have a problem!
Lianne- Actually, all of those sound awesome! (Hug back!)Jade- Oo.. what an intriguing title... And YA isn't a problem at all! The only reason my YA count isn't higher is because of my cozy mystery addiction. :)
I'm reading THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY. And I'm glad you liked Eternal! I had the extra ARC here.
I'm reading Lonestar Secrets, by Colleen Coble (as part of the Thomas Nelson reviewers program). I've never read a book of hers before, though I own one other. I've only just started so we'll see how it goes!
Just finished Paper Towns by. John Green. About to go pick up What is the What by. Dave Eggars.
Ooo--PJ can you pop over to my blog when you get done and let me know what you think about The Mysterious Benedict Society? I almost bought that this weekend.I just started The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, and just finished A Great & Terrible Beauty. This weekend I bought Emily Wing-Smith's 'The Way He Lived', but haven't started.
I am reading 206 Bones by Kathy Reichs; White Night by Jim Butcher & I have to really finish reading Windows Small Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion by Russel & Crawford What I'm really waiting for is The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larrson, the English translation is not out yet grrrrrrr
I will, Amy! I'm really enjoying it so far, but darn it's long. Almost 500 pages which surprises me for a MG (yes, HP put aside).
PJ- I was super excited to get the ARC because I've been wanting to read Eternal forever. Now I have to go find Tantalize.. :)Cindy- Sounds intriguing... How do you like the Thomas Nelson program? I've been thinking about looking into that.Renee- Ooo.. Paper Towns is on my list. I tried to find it at the library, but it was checked out so I came home with An Abundance of Kathrines instead. It was very funny!
Does reading Facebook, my company Google Analytics reports, and reading my dismal bank balance count as reading? :-)
Amy- How did you like A Great and Terrible Beauty? That book made me want to be Libba Bray when I grow up...Marty- Hmmm, the first two sound good, the third one, not so much. I still haven't got to the library to pick up the Larrson book. (Must do that today.)
HA! robi2106, I hope it does, so at least something good comes of that exercise. :) Mir, I liked A Great & Terrible Beauty a lot, but not enough to consider the sequel.
Robi2106- Yeah, I'll count that. :)Amy- Funny, I liked it enough to consider the sequel, but I didn't like the sequel as much. I'd still like to read the third one, though.
I'm reading you're blog. After that I'm going to read some log in/log out reports.
you're = your.... (typos, grumble grumble)In all seriousness though - my list is on my blog. Are you really going to make me repeat myself?
Catching Fire (whee!)Oh.My. Gods.andRampantMostly. But I do like reading several books at once, so I know there's more scattered around the house.
Nic- Har. No, you don't have to repeat yourself. Although that is what copy/paste is for... :)Beth- I'm so jealous that you're reading Rampant. WANT! I heard Catching Fire is good too, but since I.. um.. *whispers* ..haven't actually read The Hunger Games, I can't read the sequel yet.
I'm reading _The Anatomy of Story_ by John Truby. It comes highly recommended, and seems like some good writing advice. I need it. It's nearly Nanowrimo time!
I just finished The Third Option by Vince Flynn. It's the second in his series. I thought the first was better, but this one was good. I've now started Don't Sabotage Your Submission by Chris Roerden. On another note, I passed on the Literary Blogger Award to you today.HelenStraight From Hel
Delurkifies to say that I have about 15 books checked out but I'm actually currently reading Solstice Wood by Patricia McKillip and A Bone from a Dry Sea by Peter Dickinson. Eh on the first one and I'm not far enough into the second to have an opinion.
Visiting over from Helen's blog. I could spend all day reading yours! What fun!
Like Sylvia, I came over from Helen Ginger's blog. She keeps sending us to these great sites. :-)Currently, I'm reading and re-reading a script for a play I'm in, trying to memorize lines. It's "Daddy's Dyin' Whose got the Will" and a lot of fun. When I'm doing a show, I have to put all other reading aside, except for the newspaper and whatever I read online.
Helen- Gosh, thanks!! *blushes* I really appriciate it! (Also, I've been getting a lot of good recommendations for writer/submission type books. I'll have to check them out!)Maureen- Thanks for de-lurking. And I must say, I have to be in a really specific mood to read Patricia McKillip so I know what you mean.Sylvia- Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying yourself. Feel free to poke around all you want.Maryann- Welcome. :) I've been in a few small school/church plays before and memorizing the lines took all my brain, so I totally understand. Sounds like a fun play though!
So I'm not a lurker (more a stalker who you know), but I am reading The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. Oddly calming and sweet for a detective book. So far so very good.
I'm reading 'The Catcher in the Rye' by J. D. Salinger because I think I should, and the Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones, and 'Peeps' by Scott Westerfeld for fun. So far, I've decided that 'Peeps' contains the most awesome conception of vampires ever, besides being a wonderfully nerdy book. And you should definitely read 'Paper Towns' as soon as possible. I thought it was much better than 'Katherines', though it was wonderful as well. Also, Markus Zusak FTW!
Jo- Oh, that does sound good! I'm a sucker for a good detective story. And I think you stalking me is fair, since I sort of stalk you back. :)Layli- I had that exact same reaction when I read Peeps last year! Awesome vampires, and he still retained some of the creepy, despite making everything all scientific. (I found the parasite info interesting too.) Thanks for the Paper Towns recommend!
Besides a plethora of psychology textbooks? Currently, just Skye Jethani's "The Divine Commodity" on how consumerism is affecting American Christianity. I've read a lot of the author's blogs, and it was worth spending the money for the book.As for the fiction, it just might have to wait till next month when I have a couple of days in Denver, visiting my pregnant eldest daughter. Got to have books for the flight, right?
Darcyjo- Hey, that sounds really interesting. You'll have to let me know how you like it. (And books for any sort of trip are a necessity, aren't they?)