Thursday, 12 January 2012

Friday's Reading Round up...

When you see someone on the tube or the bus do you check out what they're reading?

Do you wonder what books other people have on their bedside table?

Don't know about you lot but for we Strictlies it's guilty as charged. So please indulge our nosiness and tell us what you're reading at present. We won't judge. And just to show our good faith, here's the list of what we've got on the go...

Helen is reading Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow by Peter Hoeg.
Fi has her head in The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
For Debs, it's Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes.
Susie's half way through Three Men On a Plane by Mavis cheeks.
Gillian is juggling two: Cold Light by Jenn Ashworth and The Sisters Brothers by Patrick de Witt.
Caroline G is reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher.
And Rod is into Antoinette Quinn's biography of Patrick Kavanagh.

But this must surely win a prize?
Our Caroline R has this one keeping her up at night: The Worm in the Bud: The World of Victorian Sexuality by Ronald Pearsall.

So come one. Fess up. Tell us what you're reading.

19 comments:

chillcat said...

Umm, The Book of Daniel by E.L. Doctorow. Very haunted writing.

Angelslake said...

One Day byDavid Nicholls and The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson. Two for the price of one at Tescos. I was book hungry and showed very little restraint!

Debs Riccio said...

Oooh... Angelslake, did you see the film for One Day first or is this a virgin read? Very jealous when somebody is reading a book I LOVE for the first time!

Angelslake said...

Hi Debs! Total virgin read! I have heard of the film and may yet get to see it, but happy to be reading book first.

Karen said...

I'm reading The Cold Season by Alison Littlewood. Creepy!

Geraldine Ryan said...

Just finishing "Men at Arms" by Evelyn Waugh and about to start "The Long Song" by Andrea Levy.

JO said...

So Much for That - by Lionel Shriver. Nothing like as good as Kevin.

And yes, guilty as charged - I always try to see that people are reading.

Sandra Davies said...

I've just finished Anne Cleeves 'Raven Black' recommended by a friend who knows I am currently reading a lot of detective stuff and have a Shetland setting in my NaNo novel,also am halfway through Angela Carter's 'The bloody chamber' collection of short stories. Twenty new and nine loaned await me.

Gillian McDade said...

Thanks for participating everyone. Sandra - good luck with your Shetland novel - sounds intriguing!

Helen Black said...

Jo I went to see the movie of WNTTAK last night. Have you seen it?
HB x

Lindsay said...

The Tiger's Wife by Tea Obreht and Grace Williams Says It loud by Emma Henderson. I often have 2 or 3on the go.

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Kate said...

I'm reading Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Care. I can't believe I've only just got round to reading this! Where have you been all my life?

Caroline Rance said...

Lindsay - I'll be reading The Tiger's Wife soon for my book group. I've deliberately not found out anything about it beyond the title, so I'm looking forward to seeing what it's like.

Roderic Vincent said...

Chillcat - I loved TBOD. Read it many years ago and it still haunts me. I will read it again on your prompting.

Also, Jo, I couldn't finish so much for that. A great shame after enjoying Kevin so much, both book and film. Enjoy is not exactly the right word for WNTTAK..

Fi said...

The Hero with a thousand faces by Joseph Campbell

Fi said...

The Hero with a thousand faces by Joseph Campbell

Derek said...

So which bus are you all on? I'll look out for it. I'm currently reading 'I Called It Magic' by Gareth Knight.

Neil said...

I like to alternate fiction and non-fiction.
just finished Daniel Kehlmann's Fame, and now reading Birdscapes by Jeremy Mynott. Then it will be Ice by Anna Kavan, followed by To a mountain in Tibet.
And my current classic being reread is Kafka's The Castle.