Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Your Turn

Book you are currently reading.

109 comments:

dishy said...

"Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful" by Kenneth Walsh

Jeannie said...

Right now I'm reading A Little Princess to my toddler at bedtime. No time for books that I want to read myself!

Kim Kardashian said...

The Red Book by Carl Jung

RayRay said...

"Dr. Sleep" by Stephen King

annanaannnaaaa said...

Love is a Mix Tape.

sandybrook said...

Saw the movie had the book for years never read it til now--Firestarter.

Boriqua said...

I finished Murder As a Fine Art by David Morrell yesterday (excellent read) and am starting Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindqvist today.

KhloeK said...

"Bigfoot: I Not Dead" by Graham Roumieu

VIPblonde said...

Carole Radziwill - "Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating"

Derek Harvey said...

@Kim---beauty and brains---I love it!

haydnhorse said...

John Gresham - sycamore
row

WareCat said...

I'm w/ Jeannie.
Poems from Where the Sidewalk Ends, b4 bedtime.

Renoblondee said...

I'm currently shuffling "The Quiet Game" (still), "Running Like a Girl, by Alexandra Heminsley, and "Rough Magic" a biography on Sylvia Plath, by Paul Alexander. I just need a good 2 afternoons to get them read but during school it is so hard to find the time. I miss reading for pleasure so much.

Bruce Jenner said...

Eat and Run by Scott Jurek. That guy is a true athlete, it's a great book.

haydnhorse said...

Should be grisham

Lord Disick said...

Be the Worst You Can Be: Life's Too Long for Patience and Virtue

By Charles Saatchi

Its just U said...

Did you miss me? By Karen Rose. I'm strung out on her books. So over the top and crazy, but I can't put them down.
And also I'm reading Heidi with my daughter. We got it on our Kindles and we are having our mini book club. We've just started.

Cleodacat said...

Heroes & Villains: Inside the minds of histories greatest warriors. There is a quote in there that I love and totally make sense "Egotism, in a word, is usually the key to military achievment"

parissucksliterally said...

"The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

Gentlywithachainsaw said...

80 Days series

KhloeK said...

@Gently-Fuck me?

Brenda L said...

"When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times" by Pema Chodron.

Tru Leigh said...

Payroll Accounting 2013.

Try not to be jealous.

BeckyMae said...

This is where I leave you-Jonathan Tropper
Pretty funny and Tina Fey just got cast in the film, so it. Could be quite good!

bellaluna said...

"The Prophecy" and "Other Kingdoms."

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Lizzie du said...

The outlander series books
I didnt know it was a damn series and now i am commited.

Mari (from her other mail acct.) said...

Confession, I always have more than one going at once.
Non-Fiction 'The Mountain of the Dead: The Dyatlov Pass Incident' by Keith McClosky - Chilling, an excellent overview of astonishingly creepy and tragic series of events.
Non-Fiction 'The Real ODESSA' by Uki Goni - Brave Argentine journalist traces how the Rat Lines brought Nazi War Criminals to Argentina. Really chilling, infuriating, and horrifying.
Fiction 'Ghost Walk' by Heather Graham - I'm trying to read each of her series in entirety; paranormal thriller about a tour guide in New Orleans who is visited by her friend, after he friend had mysteriously died. I love her books.

Honey Badger said...

Zealot by Reza Aslan

Poni-Tayl said...

Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich

Leekalicious said...

The 4'O'Clock Murders by Scott Anderson (True Crime), Audiobooks: Timothy Leary by Robert Greenfield ; The Venetian Betrayal by Steve Berry (Cotton Malone Series)

Cleodacat said...

I got stuck at "The Fiery Cross" and had to take a break and then fell into Phillipa Gregory's "The White Queen" series.

Bessie Smith said...

The Unlikely Spy by Daniel Silva. Just finished The Lion by Nelson DeMille and Don't Tell a Soul by David Rosenfelt.

Gentlywithachainsaw said...

Fuck me gently, with a chainsaw.

Gentlywithachainsaw said...

Read all the D Silva books. Good reads.

kmidgitz said...

A great book by Elmore Leonard. Can't remember the title - but he's my favorite right now.

Mari (from her other mail acct.) said...

@Bessie I LOVE Nelson DeMille! Just finished The Panther.

Cheryl said...

I just finished Cleopatra-A Life by Stacy Schiff. I don't read much fiction, but Paradise by Toni Morrison is next. I like my reading on the heavy side.

Lurker Girl said...

Dance with Dragons...FINALLY on Book 5 of Game of Thrones...

Turkish Taffy said...

Leslie Pearse-the whole series. Just enough historical detail, but easy to read post-surgery.

AndrewBW said...

The Bourne Identity, by Robert Ludlum
Death on the Nile, by Agatha Christie

@TruLeigh - It's ok, I'm also reading Foresnic Accounting for Dummies.

sugarbread maker said...

Zelda. About f.scott. Fitzgerald wife.

Staple611 said...

Love in the Time of Cholera. I just can't seem to finish this one.

whitney_world said...

A New Kabbalah For Women, by Perle Besserman.

Violet said...

I'm about 20 years too late with this but I'm reading The Secret History by Donna Whatsit. Strangely unlikeable characters but sort of compelling.

Dizzel said...

Love that collection @ WareCat! :)

TalksTooMuch said...

This post could.not.be.better for news about the book club!

I took the advice of a very smart cookie and set up a blog for the book club so we aren't taking over a gossip thread (even a lame one) or running into lame trolling (not the Ks) It's on my profile, or the address is

www.webebookclubbin.blogspot.com

and it would be awesome if everyone wanted to come do posts there, we could all own it! Anyway, check it oot

Dizzel said...

I made the awful mistake of picking up Tampa by Alyssa Nutting (sp?) based on a similar post. There is something seriously wrong with that author.

I'm not looking at the responses anymore. La la la la la la la. :)

TalksTooMuch said...

Dizzell, that book was seriously messed up. One of the few books I gave away as soon as I finished it, I knew I would never read it again.

Karen said...

@Lizzie Du and @Cleodacat, UGH. I kept reading the Outlander series, but after the first three books they just got progressively worse and worse. I think Fiery Cross was the last one I read--Gabaldon managed to make me hate all the characters I had previously liked and was boring about it, too. DONE.

*CAPTURE* Photography by Sarah said...

Bad Jacket by Jeff Stewart. Brutal. It says it's a work of fiction, but it is mostly based on real life events and people.

parissucksliterally said...

I agree with Karen. "Outlander" was great, but by the 3rd book, they just got stupid, IMO.

I LOVE Philippa Gregory books! I have read almost every one. The only one I did not like was "The Wise Woman"

Sherry said...

For once I am not absorbed in a book. Too behind on my NYTimes and hoping to catch up.

Last book read was by Mary Roach- Gulp..Adventures down the alimentary canal. Informative and in her voice always hilarious.

Dizzel said...

@ TTM, I couldn't even finish it! As soon as she started up with the student, and all the disgusting details thrown in, I gave up. Nasty, nasty sh!t.

missbunny said...

"Social research methods" and "The organization of information"... books for my master program. Hopefully I will have room for the next TTM book club pick :-)

Topper Madison said...

"The Monuments Men" It's vastly more intriguing than the movie. Although I did find the movie enjoyable it just was not as spellbinding as the subject commands.

TalksTooMuch said...

@Dizzel I had to white knuckle to get through it. So gross. 14 year-old boys, completely psychopathic main character, still can't believe it got published and mainstream attention. I read an interview with Alyssa Nutting, the book sounded so good - about female sexual predators that seem to be everywhere these days, but it was just.so.graphic. Can not recommend.

Victoria said...

Re-reading Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series (currently on the sixth book - A Breath of Snow and Ashes) in anticipation of the show and the eighth book this summer!

Catsup said...

Just finished Galveston by the guy who wrote True Detective. Loved it.



missbunny said...

I have been doing some research, for fun, on the connections to some local people of interest. Haven't watched the movie yet, but it sounds like I should read the book :-)

Leekalicious said...

@TalksTooMuch

Great news! See ya on the blog.

Baka Neko said...

Right now game of thrones as over cliche as it sounds and then "Nostradamus Ate My Hamster" by Robert Rankin

Baka Neko said...

Which of her books would you suggest to start on?

califblondy said...

Vanity Fair Hollywood issue. Great articles on Eve Babitz and

califblondy said...

Oops, and Shelly Miscavige

Jess bobess said...

Just finished The Little Friend by Donna Tartt last night. So good, but haunted my dreams!

Cleodacat said...

Had to get the Dyatlov Pass book, sounded intriguing.

Cleodacat said...

Soon you'll be with the rest of us waiting for the next book to be written. Those suckers are so complex, I know I'm going to forget some of the story arcs before then.

Cleodacat said...

The lady of river's is a prequel to the white queen series and I think the white queen series lays the groundwork for the boelyn series.

Iknowpeople said...

@Haydnhorse, Ditto. Love his books.

tennis peach said...

The Death of Santini by Pat Conroy

They Call Me Cocoa said...

"Whitey Bulger" by Cullen & Murphy.

Jewels Harper said...

Beauty :Detox Solution, by Kimberly Snyder; and Wheat Belly. Trying to get my health back on track :)

Dizzel said...

@ TTM, as soon as she dragged her arsehole across the corner of the desk to "nick it", I was like, oh hell naw!

TalksTooMuch said...

I love "Firestarter", sandybrook, one of my very favourite Stephen King books

Dizzel said...

Darn it @ Jess bobess, your comment alone has made me abandon my prior refusal.

I'm ordering this one up. But, from the library, cause I'm old school like that.

TalksTooMuch said...

I know just what you mean, Dizzel. I spent far too much time trying to imagine how different student desks must be these days. All sharp-like. Also all the pubic bone references. I can't remember ever reading something exactly like that before: both incredibly graphic and not even a teeny tiny bit erotic. Not even a smidge.

Snapdragon said...

Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.

@Violet, I loved The Secret History. I think it was my favourite of her three books. (Donna Tartt.)

I may check out the book club, y'all.

BeckyMae said...

I love The Secret History! I tried The Little Friend but never got into it, might have to revisit...
@snapdragon join us in the book club, it's going to be fun!

LowKey said...

I loooove Robert Rankin!!!

Renoblondee said...

Another Phillipa fan, but man does she fuck up the real history of the Tudors!

Kathy K said...

The Screwtape Letters

stigs84 said...

I just finished "Lucky Me: My Life With - and Without, My Mom, Shirley Maclaine" by Sachi Parker. It's a really good autobiography. So many twists and turns. That poor woman had an awful childhood!

Henriette said...

Just finally finished Dan Chaon's Await Your Reply. It is really good and really weird. You'll have to read it at least twice to figure it out. I'm also looking at James English's Economy of Prestige as a possibility for one of my classes.

Leekalicious said...

@Henriette

I read Await your Reply a few months ago, and I just finished You Remind Me of Me, which is equally weird (good word for it). They definitely are not skimming books - if you miss one paragraph, you can find yourself out of the loop.

Hammer_Girl said...

At this rate we will be collecting Social Security before WoW is released.

Hammer_Girl said...

I just recently bought Gillian Flynn's Dark Places and also Michael Connelly's The Gods of Guilt. However, I'm gonna be showing my girl TTM some love and get the Lawrence Block book and start it pronto.

Kimba said...

@Vip, how 's the book, I read Carole's first book, and loved her on housewives of NY.

Catching up on VF, then "serious stuff" - will check out the book blog @TTM, maybe ya'll will inspire me?

Winnigirl said...

What is the what by Dave Eggers

Erik said...

A Faithful Spy.

Steampunk Jazz said...

Just finished 1632 by Eric Flint. Well researched alternative history ; a West Va. town is transferred intact to Germany during the 30 years war.
Just started Find Me by Carol O'Connell, Cop Mallory tracks a serial killer along the broken bits of the original route 66 ,mirroring her own personal Odyssey... Too bad her partner suspects her of fleeing a murder. Quite an original series.

Lawdy Miss Scarlett said...

For Non-Fiction-Wheat Belly Cookbook. Don't know if I could ever give up cookies or pastries, but will try to cut bag.

Fiction-The Bone Season-Dystopian w/ voyants, crime syndicates, and a secret city. Sort of a modern day anti-slavery metaphor. Still a compelling read though.

Teen Book-Unwind by Neal Shusterman. Another dystopian novel. In this book, abortion is illegal, but between the ages of 13-18, parents can have their child(ren) "unwound", meaning taken apart, harvested and pieced out to other people. I didn't expect the author to explain the whole "Unwinding" process, but he did, and that was the part I read during lunch today. It wasn't graphic, as in blood and guts, but a subtle sort of long-term creepy. As they work their way up the teens body, he can hear them removing parts of the surgical table, as his body gets shorter from the parts their harvesting. Of course, they keep him alive through the whole process, 'cause you know they can't kill him, that would make what they did as bad those abortions they outlawed. Anyways, I didn't pick the book, I was put in charge of a Seniors book club project, and that was the book she choose. Not would I'd normally read, but really, really good and hard to put down.

Cee Kay said...

I got Doctor Sleep (Stephen King) for Christmas. Still hoping to start reading it soon...

Dishtlk said...

Had to read 2 books the last 2 weeks for work prep, both were actually really good and enjoyable reads. Both memoirs, Unsinkable by Silken Laumann and A House in the Sky by Amanda Lindhout. I proffered the latter one, but again, both were good!

Ruby said...

The Big Nowhere by James Ellroy

Boomer monkey said...

The Innocent David Baldacci

rightgrrl said...

"May We Be Forgiven" by A.M. Homes

Deborah Frueh said...

My Booky Wook - Russell Brand

Aoife said...

"Traveling With The Dead" by Barbara Hambly.

Melpomene25 said...

LSAT crap...not fun. Lol

Bass bitch said...

I bet it has lots of pictures so u don't strain a brain cell thinking

Bass bitch said...

Reading transcending meditation book don't know the author it was a used book

Unknown said...

Game of Thrones, Book 4

Cari G said...

A Star for Mrs. Blake

Sprink said...

That's a big ask.

Sprink said...

Same with One Hundred Years of Solitude. Bless, Gabriel, his writing is beautiful, but I would rather read the phone book...at least the names in it vary more.

Sprink said...

Stoner by John Williams. For my book group. It's not about what you probs ly think it's about.

bar fly said...

"Falling Leaves" by Adeline Yen Mah...read it in 5hrs flat...couldnt put it down and it broke my heart...reminiscent of "Farewell to Manzanar" but different subject matter....very well written and will suck you in

Wing-Ding Weisenheimer said...

"Black Lamb and Grey Falcon," Rebecca West.