Let’s talk books!

In the face of life beyond my control I’m currently a prisoner of the music, so I’m exercising my powers of creativity in every way I can.  The only time I don’t hear the squirrel party in my head is when other music is pouring into my ears or I’m asleep.  If I could I would simply go unconscious until this is over as it makes me want to jump out of my skin and be somebody else for a while.

Since none of the above is an option, come talk to me about something dear to my heart — what you like to read and why.  What are you currently engrossed in?  Do you read more than one book at a time?  Who are the authors who speak to you?

My own reading tastes are eclectic to the max, so I’m truly interested in knowing what grabs your attention.  What sorts of things compel you to spend your time reading when you could (should?) be doing other things?

I’m currently enjoying this one:


And some recent good reads:

Have you read any of these and did you like them?  Another question: If you start a book and can’t get into it do you persist or do you operate by the rule that Life Is Too Short and ditch it for something else?

Seriously, come share your reading world with me.  The life you save could be mine.


11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sheldon
    Feb 22, 2016 @ 10:32:32

    You are reading at a much higher level than I. Since moving to rural Tennessee for retirement into a retirement community, I have read lower level. I live 90 minutes from the nearest Barnes and Noble so don’t get to spend the rainy days in the book store. I have resorted to the local libraries and have read most of Ken Follett’s works and Vince Flynn stuff. Once in awhile I order some from Amazon. I found out at a dinner party about a book club in town so I am looking into that. They have weekly discussions at the library. Current read for them is Go Set a Watchman.

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    • Judy Smith
      Feb 22, 2016 @ 13:39:06

      If you don’t mind reading digitally, BookBub is a great way to get your hands on inexpensive reading material. I rarely pay more than $1.99 per copy, for books from any and all: Carson McCullers, Kurt Vonnegut, Augusten Burroughs, Joyce Carol Oates — you get the picture — everybody you might want to read. I hope you’ll enjoy the book club!



  2. AuntB
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 18:48:29

    Just finished The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. I’m currently a few chapters into the QH compaion book. Still in Florida, but I love to read no matter my location. Love and squeezes to you, my Dear Niece.

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  3. Carrie Rubin
    Feb 19, 2016 @ 14:35:01

    First off, sorry to hear you have a squirrel party in your head. That doesn’t sound fun. 😦

    I haven’t read any of the books you listed. My favorite genre is thrillers, but I enjoy literary fiction too. I’m currently reading The Kitchen House for my book club.

    I used to feel guilty if I didn’t finish a book, but I now realize life is too short to spend it reading a book we don’t like. So unless it’s for my book club, I part ways with it.

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