The Uncommon Appeal of Clouds, by Alexander McCall Smith
He's one of my favorite authors.
I'm reading Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield. It is not for the faint of heart. I've never seen quite so comprehensive an array of mayhem inflicted on fictional children and I haven't even gotten to chapter six.
In the words of Hasan i-Sabah: Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.
"Lucy - The Beginnings of Humankind" by Donald Johnason and Maitland Edey
I found an old edition of the hobbit from the 60's in some old stuff of a family members. So I thought I would read it again.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
It's time to use the big hammer
The Lovers Room by Steven Carroll, one of my favourite Australian writers. It is quite a compelling story about love found and lost, betrayal, passion, secrets and trust...
Makeup to Breakup by Peter Chriss (the drummer for Kiss)
The Jewel in the Crown by Paul Scott.
Too Good to be True - It's a discussion of the Bernard Madoff fraud case by some reporter for Barron's. Normally I find nonfiction financial stuff absolutely fascinating (no, really) especially if there's some sort of disaster involved, but this is borderline unreadable. I'm guessing the author signed a contract to deliver X thousand words and then realized she didn't have any actual sources. What I've seen thus far is 99% filler.
Just finished The Next Always by Nora Roberts, my first contemporary romance (or contemporary novel that wasn't fantastic in some way) and while I enjoyed it, it was definitely a different experience for me and kind of refreshing for how normal, it is.
Starting, Leviathan by Scott Westerfield. I keep getting recommended it so I'm excited!
“So, given a Time Turner, I would tell my 21-year-old self that personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement.”~JK Rowling
On Desk: Nuthin.
Trunked: Too many to count!
The Shining, Stephen King
The devil's in the details...
The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe.
The Unlikely Pilgrimmage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce)
A Lady by Midnight (Tessa Dare)
Dealing with David (Katriena Knights)
A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson)
The Secret at Haney Field: A Baseball Mystery available now.
Beautiful Ruins (Jess Walter)
Just finishing up Bossypants by Tina Fey.
Me, too! That was his debut novel, published when he was 26, lucky bastard--no, I take it back, I don't want to upset the Gods. . .Vandal: A Case of Need by Michael Crichton (under the pseudonym Jeffery Hudson)
From TWINK:“Then, there’s the risk factor, right? I keep people off balance; always guessing, always wondering: ‘Is he gonna laugh now, or is he gonna break my neck?’ ”
He laughed. I cracked a smile but even as I did, I was wondering that very thing.
Rep'd by Brent Taylor, TriadaUS Literary Agency
One book after another about wine, including Wine Wars.
Fascinating topic. And tasty.
Sweet Tooth, Ian McEwan's latest. I've spent an unprecedented two weeks on it so far (due to NaNo), I'm about half-way and FINALLY something bordering on exciting happened. I am disappointed so far, but I know there will be more to this story soon...
I'm reading attack if the theater people - it is a fun read. The previous book I read was THe Rules of Civility - both make me happy I am no longer in my twenties
A Widow For One Year by John Irving
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Just finished The Pale King by David Foster Wallace. Still can't figure out whether the man was pure genius or annoyingly pretentious. Perhaps both. I get the feeling that he was trying to hard too be "great" whenever I read his work.
Started The Adventures of Auggie March by Saul Bellow this morning. Trying to get around to some of the classics that I've neglected to read.
Goodreads- let's be friends!
Wolf Hall - Hilary Mantel. It's flippin' brilliant.