Thursday, 18 November 2010

Random Reading Poll

I know that Christmas (and for my American friends, Thanksgiving) is coming upon us really soon. We're making mad dashes to the mall in hopes of getting ahead on our gift shopping (is that even possible?). Sadly, that time spent wandering around the mall searching for inspiration eats into our beloved reading time.

I know that my reading has slowed down quite a bit over the last week. Not only am I in full Christmas Gift Getting mode but I've recently got on the 'gotta decorate my home before I totally go nuts' train. After a lovely coffee and chat regarding home decor with my friends A and K I've been itching to do some DIY kind of decorating. You know, go to a thrift store pick up a table for next to nothing then transform it into something that Nate Berkus would love to own. Sadly, me of little attention span, usually loses steam half way through a project (this is where Brad usually comes in to finish up the job). I am willing to settle for just painting my dreary laundry room so we'll see what I can come up with.

Back to reading .... I'm currently reading "Mozart's Sister" by Nancy Moser. I bought the ebook for my iPhone for only $2 so I can't complain too much that I don't love it. I've always loved Baroque music and I've been fascinated by Mozart ever since I saw the movie "Amadeus" waaaay back in Grade 8 (I think). I thought that learning how his talent influenced his family would be really interesting. It kind of is but not to the extent I was hoping.

Up next? My FBM (Fairy Bookmother) gave me a stack of books yesterday and a few caught my eye right off the bat. If I remember correctly my FBM has highly recommended me to read "The Good Daughters" by Joyce Maynard. Looks like a book that I'd love. I also saw "The Boy in the Moon" by Ian Brown as well as "Kiss Me, Kill Me" by Maggie Shayne and "The Weight of Silence" by Heatehr Gudenkauf. So many books, so little time (in between runs to the mall!).

So what are you all reading? Found any new authors? I'd love to get some new 'faces' on here so if you know of other people who love to read please refer them to my blog. If you've been lurking on my blog please let us know what you're reading!!


Ruth said...

Just some suggestions for light reading - surely, you are familiar with "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" series by Alexander McCall Smith. So funny! I really enjoyed them all.
Another good read is "Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast" written by Bill Richardson, CBC Radio broadcaster. This book describes the misadventures and antics of a pair of twin bachelor brothers in their 50's who own and operate a bed & breakfast establishment. "Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast" won the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour in 1994.
Just an aside here - I also read the next book in the series, called, "Pillow Book" but didn't find it nearly as amusing.

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Thanks for the suggestions, Ruth. :) My Fairy Bookmother has been keeping me busy reading but I'll add your suggestions to my ever-growing 'gotta read' pile.

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