Whatcha Reading?

It may have been alluded to in the past that I’m a pretty steady reader. Much of my to-read list is thanks to my membership in the Best Book Club Ever™. What makes the book club I belong to the Best Book Club Ever™? Besides my membership? Because that would be reason enough. But, honestly, it is the combination of smart, funny, and occasionally irreverent women and the books we choose.

Name a genre. Yes, we’ve read something from that. Name another. Yes, that too. Another. Check. We’ve read about a zombie Santa Claus and about socialite sisters in England. We’ve read from Pulitzer Prize winning authors and, well, those who will never be threatened with such merit. If the book is readily available at the library, we’ll read it.

In other words, these broads are up for anything.

For March, we read The Shipping News.

No zombie Santa Clauses.

We’re meeting in early April to discuss it and to tackle a Costco cake. Yeah, you heard me. It’s my birthday month, and I treat my fellow members of the Best Book Club Ever™ right.

Oh, what was that? What an interesting and unique looking bookmark, you say? Thank you! It was a handmade Christmas gift from Lindsay!

What are you reading? Feel free to leave a reply in the comments. I’m all about the book chat!


6 thoughts on “Whatcha Reading?

  1. I tend to multi-read: I often have multiple books on the go at any one time. And usually manage to read about 2-7 books a week (depending on the books and my time availability!) Latest ones – Unnatural issue by Mercedes Lackey (great author who seems to be running out of ideas), Restoree by Anne McCaffrey (love) Get Organised (non fiction), Gemstones (non fiction) and 500 Gemstone Jewelry (non fiction). All but the Anne McCaffrey book are from the library – bless libraries. Bless ’em all. 🙂

    • I used to read multiple fiction books at a time but found I ended up liking one more than the other and then that factored in to how I felt about the lesser book. Whereas when I read them at different times, I don’t tend to judge them in comparison.

      That said, I still read 2-3 fiction books at a time — one for me, one to the family, and one alongside my oldest son. So right now, I’m reading The Shipping News, The Phantom Tollbooth, and The Outsiders.


      • Ohhhh, The Outsiders. That book is sooooo good. How does Dennis like it?

        I multi-read, but it’s usually 1-3 non-fiction books, and a fiction, if I do it. I don’t like to read more than one fiction book at a time. I like to be completely consumed by a story while I’m reading it. I’ll think about it while doing the dishes or driving, and dream about it at night. I can’t really do that with two books at once.

        However, I read non-fiction like I search the internet. I like to have 2 or 3 books beside me, and switch off between them. Jeff thinks it’s nuts. I like to think it’s one of my quirks that makes me so endearing. =D


  2. I love to talk about books! I’m currently reading: I Celebrate Myself The Somewhat Private Life of Allen Ginsberg; My Faraway One Selected Letters of Georgia O’Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz Vol. I; Daniel Deronda by George Eliot; Paradise Lost by John Milton (which I’ve read before); and Pronoia.

    • My Faraway One is on my to-read list. My very, very, very long to-read list. When I finish The Shipping News, I am going to start We Need to Talk About Kevin. I’m in the mood for a lighter book but I really want to read We Need to Talk About Kevin and I just borrowed it from a friend. Oh, and I just got Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on my Kindle and can’t wait to jump into that.

      My to-read list lengthens faster than I can read. Sigh.

      • My Faraway One is a great book and one that I highly recommend! My to-read list is also incredibly long. That’s one reason that I usually read 5 or 6 books at a time. It doesn’t help that I have incredibly eclectic taste. Francoise Sagan put it best, I think: “The only thing I regret is that I will never have time to read all the books I want to read.”

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