Friday, 16 September 2011

Whatcha Reading? .... er, Fridays

Ok, so I admittedly dropped the ball on my weekly "Whatcha Reading?" Wednesdays post. With starting back to work this week, a 'meet the teacher' evening and the usual chaos that ensues in a house of three kids I kind of, well ... totally and utterly forgot. It happens people, more often than I care to admit. My mind can only hold so much information before it starts omitting facts.

Currently the fall TV schedule is firmly ingrained in my cranium which means that forgetting a blog post was bound to happen. Oh yes, I do admit to getting excited when my fall TV shows start back up. I love me my Amazing Race (a show our family watches together), Vampire Diaries, the new Secret Circle, Big Bang Theory and Modern Family (I often have a lot in common with poor Claire!)! Oh yesssss!

Back to books --- So, now that you've had a couple of extra days to read I'm sure that you have oodles of books to share!! Personally, I'm still reading the mighty big "The Tea Rose" by Jennifer Donnelly. Unfortunately it's a bit of a slow read for me. It's holding my interest but not grabbing me as much as I was hoping it would. It's a novel that follows the life of Fiona Finnegan, a poor English woman and how she follows her dreams and beats the odds.

Next up? I really want to get back into my Kindle. I also have "Library of the Dead" by Glenn Cooper. Has anyone read it yet? I had reserved it at the library and can't remember who suggested it to me. Has anyone found any great mysteries or supernatural reads??

So, what have you all been reading? Did ya love it? Would you recommend it? What do you plan to read next?


Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

I'm so excited to have Tv shows back! How did you like Vampire Diaries and The Secret Circle? I was pleasantly pleased with both, loved the pilot for Secret Circle!

I'm reading two books right now- one with my class, Esperanza Rising, and one at home, The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Lol Christina, I just left you a tweet about The Secret Circle. I'm just in the middle of it (loving it so far!!) and haven't yet watched the premiere of Vampire Diaries. Very excited though. :)

I've heard of The Summer I Turned Pretty. Let me know what you think of it. I have no idea what it's about but I've heard talk about the book and have heard positive rumblings. :)

Dzoli said...

I am very busy coming weeks with my garden as spring is knocking:) Afraid my books are goona gather some dust before I get to them:)Great selection from you;)

Jaime said...

I'm currently reading 'Moonwalking with Einstein' by Joshua Foer. And how fitting too, given that its about the human brain and it's capacity for memory!

Congratulations on your return to work. I remember the craziness of it all and will need to dive back in at some point. :)

Oh, and we are Big Bang Theory and Modern Family watchers here too! I love their humour!

Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

I've been reading, and I use that term VERY loosely here, The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone. I'm not really getting into it though. Sounds kind of preachy and tells you to pretty much not eat anything but cardboard because everything is bad for you. And there's not ONE recipe in the recipe section that my kids would go anywhere near! I think it may be time to give up on it and return it to the library...

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Dzoli -- I totally understand. I love spending time in both my garden (we're heading into Fall now) and reading.

Jaime -- Sounds like an intriguing book. :) Glad to hear there are other people who enjoy some of my favourite shows! Who cannot love Sheldon and Wolowitz?!? ;)

Jen -- I've heard of Alicia Silverstone's book but haven't read it. If it doesn't have usable recipes for my family and I I'm just not interested. For me, a cookbook has to be functional. Something I learned the hard way with Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook. :s

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