Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What I'm Reading.

I love to read.  A lot.  Whenever someone mentions a book they are reading, I have to check it out.  Most of the books I've been reading lately have been recommended by fellow bloggers.

Here's what I'm starting with this month:
At present I'm reading Carry on Jeeves by Wodehouse.  Unfortunately, I cannot find it.  I hope I didn't store it away with the Christmas decorations last night.
I love Amazon.ca used books.  Did you know you can get books for as little as one penny?  What are you reading lately?  I'll have these books finished in no time flat.  I love having a stack of books to look forward to reading, how about you?

24 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

I just got a book called Fruitlands about the (Louisa May) Allcot family and the utopian society they (the father) tried to create. They were vegans and would only wear linen since it came from plants. No cotton or wool since those industries enslaved people and animals. Since this occurred locally and at the time my house was built, I thought it would be an interesting snapshot of life at the time.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Deb...I too LOVE to read...especially in the LONG winter months. I am currently reading an book that came to me in a bag of used books, Andersonville by William Marvel. I love all things Civil War related. I got some Amazon money for Christmas and am trying to decided from my very long wish list, lol. I am also a HUGE fan of our local library system. They shelf a lot of what I read :)

Blessings!
Gail

Charming's Mama said...

Have you ever tried paperbackswap.com, you trade books for free? My sister uses it all the time. I am reading The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison, so far so good.

Becky said...

I love to read too. But since I started working I have not had much time. I do have a long, long list of potential candidates and some of mine are the same as yours.

Cheyenne said...

I'm obsessed with reading. It's a little out of control actually. My husband bought me a KOBO for Christmas, one of those e- book things, which was a great idea, because we don't get to the city that much and I would have books at my fingertips...but, I'm actually taking it back! I just can't give up the feel of an actual book. I love everything about books! :) I always wondered about the used book thing on Amazon books, but wondered if the shipping would be outrageous? I guess if a book is a penny, even if you pay five bucks for shipping, still cheaper than new, right? I have gone together with friends and ordered off of the regular amazon thing because shipping is free after $39!

Have you read The Glass Castle? You probably have-but it's one I recommend. I also really liked A Living Reed by Pearl Buck. Super well written and interesting.

thedomesticfringe said...

I just read a really lame book I got from the library...wouldn't recommend it.

I did recently read the two new Francine Rivers books - A Daughter's Hope & A Mother's Dream.

-FringeGirl

the gardeners cottage said...

hi deb,

i hope you give us a little review of the books your are reading. i'd love that. i'm currently reading bringing home the birkin and also the power of now. i can hardly put either of them down. i'm v interested int he book that steve is reading, sounds right up my alley.

xo
janet

Shabbygal said...

Wow didn't even know you could get used books at Amazon! I also love to read! Check out my blog just put 2 books I'm reading right now. Hugs, Traci

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Not reading anything at the moment. I'm waiting for my son to finish Keith Richards book. It is suppose to be a good read.

thedomesticfringe said...

I came back because I commented before when I only had a half second. Anyway, I'm not sure if those titles are correct, but they are close. The Fracine Rivers books were really good.

I also read a book by this author and I love him. His books are really simple, but profound at the same time...if that makes any sense. It's called "Home to Harmony". There are several books. I bought my mum two for Christmas. The author is Phillip Gulley.

Enjoy your reading!
-FringeGirl

Make mine Mid-Century said...

I love to read too. I hope you find Jeeves ... it had me guffawing! You may need to get yourself a valet ...

I'm reading 'A Little Book of Language' it's a very down-to-earth treatise by a renowned linguist about how we all learned to talk, and how language developed, and why there are different accents eg Minnie Mouse accents vs Male Impersonator accents.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh Deb, I'm a reader too! I just finished (and this was very light and fluffly) Sunday at Tiffany's by James Patterson. I don't usually read him, but this was just what I needed. Have you ever read Marisa De Los Santos? I really have enjoyed the two by her I've read.

Linda said...

I always have big stacks of books, but never stop long enough to read them! I need to change that because I have always loved reading!

bobbi said...

Hi. Bookworm here. my mom was an editor, I grew up in a house that was literally packed with books and so reading it's like breathing to me.
Right now I'm into books about ecology because I have decided to go after my dream and try to be as self-sufficient as possible. And my goal this year is to read at least a book a week: it used to be two or three books in a week, but then I got satellite television...
bobbi
p.s.
love your dollhouse and your dogs

Lilli said...

I think 'to live, is to read' used to be me mantra; I read everywhere all the time. These last years I've had problems concentrating.
I was quite embarrassed when I didn't recognize any of the authors you're currently reading. Hopefully, it will change.

I do listen to audiobooks; currently 'reading' to 'A place of hiding' by Elizabeth George.

birdie blue said...

just found your lovely site. i'm a reader, too. just picked up 'the wolves of andover', by kathleen kent. loved her other one, 'the heretic's daughter'. i usually read around 3-6 books a week. love my library, independent bookstore, and amazon.

happy to sign on as your newest follower.
xo
~molly

Leslie said...

I love to read also, it is mostly romance novels that grab my attention. : )
...or those dreaded twilight books that I couldn't stop reading. : )
have a great weekend.

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Deb,I admit I have been very bad lately and have been purchasing way to many books from Amazon. i am a sucker when they say....make your mail cheaper by buyer more...at the moment it is design books as they have lots of pictures...ha I am better at buying books then actually reading books at the moment...hope you find Jeeves, cheers Katherine

Tammy said...

Oh I love to read but it is my downfall. If I start a book I do not go to sleep or do anything until it is done. I can't. My mind wonders what will happen next and it won't let me relax. That is why I rarely read books. I do have tons of magazines to read as my sister is a mag rep and brings me copies of ones they pulled. They tend to get out of hand as I get behind.
I envy you with those books to read. It is so relaxing.
thanks for stopping by my little giveaway -and her is to a great 2011 for you.
tammy

L said...

Wow, just this afternoon I was thinking about trying to organize a blogland book fair. After reading this I think I will!

Sunny simple life said...

I love Rosamunde Pilcher. Not new but timeless descriptive writings of England and Scotland.

Rebecca said...

I like (and live in) old houses, too...
And I'm reading The Olive Farm: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France by Carol Drinkwater. It's on the lines of Peter Mayle's books and Under the Tuscan Sun.

Make mine Mid-Century said...

Wow! I'm just busy reading all these commments! I don't have time for books.

debbie said...

I love Laurie Colwin's cooking essays! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.