Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A good read


It is raining here hard. It is also windy. This is the best weather to sit and read a book. I am currently reading two books. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer and Water For Elephants, by Sara Gruen. When I am through with these, I would like to dig into the one Rima is reading right now which sounds interesting: Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke.

What is on your night stand?

16 comments:

Annie Coe said...

Yoli, I have been too busy creating since I quit my job to read anything, but the New Yorker, but I want to read both the books you are reading, let me know how you like them.

Qiuqiu's parents said...

My mum recommended Water for Elephants to me and I loved it!! That will be one I'll read again. But the part about the elephant crying will be forever scorched into my brain.

I wish I had something good on my nightstand to recommend but since Flynn is home I have not yet got back to the point where I have time to read. I usually pass out as soon as I crawl into bed.

kris said...

I am savoring the last pages of Breaking Dawn, wishing this series would never end- especially now that it has seemed to really BLOOM.

willow said...

I had to laugh because I counted the books that are stacked around me as I type and there were 36! I really need to straighten up my area here! I'm especially enjoying "Selected Poems" by Giuseppe Ungaretti, bilingual edition and "Love Letters" selected by Peter Washington.

Nyla said...

I've got Under The Banner of Heaven by J. Krakauer on the night table - I try to squeeze some non-fiction into the mix every now and then. And I just read a terrific YA novel called Graceling that will go down as one of my favorites of the year, maybe of all time as far as YA novels go! (It was an advanced copy from a friend, so I don't think stores get it until november.) Highly recommend. I have a feeling it's going to be a popular YA trilogy. The heroine is kicks ass.

redmaryjanes said...

I am about to start Wild Swans by Jung Chang

Galen said...

Yoli, I'm glad Gustav didn't pound you guys. We got him over here in southeast Louisiana. Enough!

MotherMotherOcean said...

I need a couple of new books in my life.

Barbara said...

I'm reading "The lives and loves of Daisy and Violet Hilton: The true story of conjoined twins." So far I love it - they were born at the turn of the century, regarded as freaks and a punishment from God, and were displayed in carnivals and side shows from birth.
I read both of the books you're reading and loved them!

FishermansDaughter said...

I'm running a close race with Willow! Too many to name, here are a few: The Art of Happiness by the Dali Lama, all four S. Meyer's, Shakespeare's Sonnets, a book on Leonardo da Vinci, various farm/horse/ livestock publications. Few things rival snuggling down under the comforter with a cup of hot cocoa with a good book. Reading is made of awesome!!

insanemommy said...

The only thing I am reading these days is political material.... what a headache I've got. Oh, not that I don't know who I'm voting for. That. Has. Been. Decided. :)

Yoli said...

I always keep a copy of the Arden Shakespeare with me Ren. Old habits are hard to break. Theatre Major.

Barbara, your book sounds interesting. Nyla, I have to read a Ya novel. Willow, when I used to have space, I had your same predicament. Now I live a more edited life.

Rony, all of my political reading right now is done online. I also get a lot of information from Tara's wonderful blog.

maddie said...

I am reading I capture the
castle
and completely in love
with it:)

i read the twilight series!!!

Qiuqiu's parents said...

Oh, yes, I have to agree with Maddie - I Capture the Castle has been pure magic for me at many different stages of my life. I have revisited it about once per decade since I was about 13.

Vivian M said...

All I have around me right now are children's books. Lots of them.

birdtweets said...

the water for elephants i read while in las vegas this year and LOVED it yoli. i 'm sure you do too. a great period piece i think. so much is on my bedside table. as a matter of fact there is so much that i had to move a lot of it to the drawers for fear of it's toppling over! the problem is i want to add more... like the thirteenth tale. you shall know our velocity. i'm afraid i have been reading lots of photography things and although i am in love with my camera i miss my quiet and peaceful imagination.
XO
you know what? i love that book image you used. did you take that? :)