Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Whatcha Readin'?

I've been wracking my brain trying to figure out what to post here to keep my loyal readers (both of you) entertained when I've nothing of any teacherly interest to tell you. Then Kizz suggested that I fire off a "what's everyone reading?" post and see what happens.

I'm in the middle of Lost by Gregory Maguire, after having finished The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory, after having finished Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. I loved, Loved, LOVED Outlander, though I wish I'd read The Other Boleyn Girl first (it paled in comparison, I'm sorry to say).I'm having a little trouble getting into the groove of Lost, though I'm very much enjoying the supernatural aspect to it. CT gifted me today with a copy of Theodore Rozsack's Memoirs of Elizabeth, which is the Frankenstein story told from Victor's bride's perspective. If it's anything like the dust jacket says, it should be a very interesting read. I'm still a little high off of reading Outlander, though, so I've got to get myself to a book store so I can get the next installment in the series.

What about YOU?!


Anonymous nhfalcon said...

I'm in the middle of a couple of books at the moment.

A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin, the third book in a series of fantasy novels. I highly recommend the series. The first two books are A Game of Thrones and A Clash of Kings. It's a fantasy series that's light on the flashy magic and heavy on politics and intrigue and throws a LOT of unexpected twists and turns at you.

Rogue Warror: Green Team by Richard Marcinko, the third book written by the former founder and commander of SEAL Team Six. Testosterone laden? You betcha! Profane? Sam Kinison sounded like the Pope by comparison. Politically incorrect? By today's standards and in today's climate, unmistakably so. But, being a profane, politically incorrect, unapologetic male pig myself, I find his stuff very entertaining.

I'm also about to start Angels and Demons by Dan Brown. I read The DaVinci Code first and liked it. My wife says she like Angels and Demons better, so I'm looking forward to diving in.

Anybody else?

July 19, 2006 5:15 PM  
Blogger Mrs.Chili said...

"But, being a profane, politically incorrect, unapologetic male pig myself, I find his stuff very entertaining."

You know what, Falcon? In an alternate reality somewhere, I may well be a profane, politically incorrect, unapologetic male pig, because I really enjoy that kind of stuff. I don't really go in for girly movies, I can swear like the best of them (something I'll have to learn to curb if I get a job in a classroom) and, well, there are a couple of other qualities that make me far more suited to hang out with the guys in front of the game than with the women in the kitchen. Perhaps that's why we get along so well?

July 19, 2006 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's one reason... :)

July 19, 2006 10:14 PM  
Blogger Kizz said...

I just finished an awful book called "What She Thought She Wanted" about the "chick dilemma" of work vs. family vs. both. I actually wanted to kick someone's shin when it was over. The ending is all purposely ambiguous about tone and so the blurbs on the back are about how uplifting and cheerful and fabulous it all is. Um, no. If you actually READ the book you'd know that it's all going to pot in the next (unwritten) chapter you assholes!

Apparently it triggered some issues.


Next up, a non-fiction called American Mania about the addictive mania of American consumerism and how it may be triggering biological changes in humans, hence the widespread depression, obesity, anxiety, stress etc. Yes, it's going to be cheery, I know. My boss gave it to me, though, and there may be a quiz so I have to read up. And I'm actually looking forward to it.

July 20, 2006 10:09 AM  
Anonymous claudia said...

Have re-read The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Thom Hartman. Apparently,a handbook for environmental activists,but still a good read. Am currently reading what I humorously refer to as "a bible" of a book. You know the type- very thick,thin pages,small print! The book is Quicksilver by Neal Stephenson.I guess you could call it "historical fiction" about the Royal Society and individuals who were part of the early 1600's. (at least as far as I've gotten!)
Also, ALOT of time has be spent online reading about the geopolitical history of the middle-east.This has included as many perspectives as possible.This seemed fairly important,in having any opinion,whatsoever,about the current events.(nothing is black or white!!)
To nhfalcon-I've read this series,and am looking forward to reading the Storm of Swords.

July 20, 2006 11:00 AM  
Blogger Contrary said...

I just finished reading The Devil Wears Prada.

I'm not sure why it was so popular that they made it into a movie, to be perfectly honest. I finished reading it, but really only because I paid 8 bucks for it.

The climax (if one could call it that) was so predictable that *I* could have written it, and I'm no Hemingway (though I do bear an uncanny resemblance when I drink too much and smack people around).

July 22, 2006 1:21 AM  

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