Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What Are You Reading?

This past week I finished a stack of books that have been waiting to be read for some time now. I would love to say that they were boring, or that I have been too busy but the fact is that I have been preoccupied.





Each night after dinner when I would normally read I find myself going down a rabbit hole of blogs. I visit my favorite blogs and then I am lured in by the colorful photos and enticing titles of other blogs shining like beacons on other peoples blog rolls. Do you have this problem? Please tell me that I am not the only one.






Now don't get me wrong, I love blogs but I want to read a few new books. I would like to ask for a few suggestions for reading material, have you been reading anything new? An old favorite? A classic? A little fiction? A mystery? Do share please.




In addition, I would love to know what is your favorite book that you have ever read? I am curious if you can narrow it down to just one. I have not been able to and I have been thinking about this question lately.

Thank you for sharing. Have a great day!


13 comments:

  1. At the moment I'm reading academic papers... this time of year marking them gets seriously underway.

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  2. Hi Elizabeth, yes I understand the distraction of the internet and I am trying to limit my time spent there because I also enter that rabbit hole and so much time goes by! I Recently read The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and can truly say it is one of the best books I have read in recent years. I am now reading The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer and really enjoying it. Best book ever read? Hmmm...a tough question. I would narrow it down to several favorites: To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf, Howards End by E.M. Forster, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, and Excellent Women by Barbara Pym. Happy reading!!!

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  3. Hi Elizabeth, I had to laugh when I read your post about being distracted by blogs because I am supposed to be paying online for my son's upcoming tests and as usual I am distracted by visiting my favorite blogs! I have been known to leave the computer after a while and then an hour later remember that I never did what was my original intention because of my distractions! Haha. Well sometimes we all need to be taken away to a different place now and then :)
    As far as reading goes, I am rereading Tuesdays With Morrie at the moment. It is an easy read that you could finish in a day but I am making a point to only read a bit each day so I can really ponder and absorb the messages that Morrie is presenting, through Mitch Albom's book. It is such a hectic time and so easy to be distracted and overwhelmed by the daily responsibilities so I am enjoying going through these lessons again. Not to mention it also gives me a little more patience to deal with this LONG winter we are having... I am across the lake from you in Michigan. ( We unfortunately are not that close to Lake Michigan but it is our favorite Great Lake to visit each summer if we can )
    Well I could continue to list some other books but I guess I need to pay those testing fees before I forget again ;)
    Have a wonderful day

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  4. Hi Elizabeth,
    I have been reading tea books. I have read a lot of cookbooks and books about how to eat, but lately I have been enamored with tea and the lovely tea books by Victoria.
    Sherry

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  5. I too am among the ones too that wile away the hours reading blogs. I say I am not going to sign up for anymore, but then find a link to another one that looks so interesting. What did we do with our time before blogs and FB I wonder!
    I agree that is so hard to narrow it down to just one book as the best I have ever read...but I really really loved The Help. It took me back to my childhood growing up in the South. I just finished The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg and it was very good. I enjoyed it so much that I am going to read all of her books. She as you most likely know, wrote Fried Green Tomatoes At The Whistle Stop Cafe. I love her humor. Another book I really liked was Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'easter by Lisa Patton. She has 3 books out in this series and she is very funny.
    As much as I am glued to my pc...I have to say having a book in my hand is so pleasing and I need to do that more often. I hope they never do away with books and newspaper in my time.
    Thank you for this post so that we all can find great suggestions for books to read.

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  6. I haven't had time to read lately, but I love it and can't wait to get back into it :)
    Stacy

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  7. Just finished reading The Secret History by Donna Tartt which I literally devoured in four days. My plan was to next read Goldfinch but after reading all the negative reviews on Amazon declined to order on Kindle it's difficult to choose a fav book but I'd have to say To Kill a Mockingbird and The Great Gatsby. I'm trying to stay away from reading too many blogs; I'd rather be working my way through my stack of unread books before spring hits.

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  8. Good morning Elizabeth! I missed blogging yesterday and I am so behind. What am I reading? Anything I can get my hands on that is poetry and also some French stuff.

    I am waiting however, for spring. No new news on that front! I hope you are enjoying all your reads; I wish I had more time for it! LOVE, Anita

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  9. Hi always looking for good suggestions myself read The Goldfinch (very good) and just ordered A week in winter (recommended to me). Happy reading, there is nothing as wonderful as getting totally lost in a really good book!

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  10. Hi Elizabeth - I'm so glad I came back here to see what people are recommending. I need some good books, too! Have a great day :)

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  11. Yes, I have to be very
    strict with myself about
    blog reading--kind of like
    I have to be with sugar
    consumption!

    My book club just read
    a classic - The Red Tent.
    I'd never read it before, but
    I loved it!!

    Right now I'm reading When
    We Were Grownups by Ann
    Tyler. Not a current book, but
    one I picked up at a library sale
    and have never read. So far,
    so good....

    As to all time faves, one at the
    very top of my list is Coming Home
    by Rosamunde Pilcher. I have read
    it several times and love it all over
    again, each time : )

    Happy Reading!

    xo Suzanne

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  12. I am going to need to visit all the the above comments to add to my own list. Choosing a favorite book is like choosing a favorite child....I don't think I just made that up. I must have read it somewhere...it is true though. I have been so busy knitting for my grandson I haven't been reading as much as I would like. I did read "Orphan Master's Son". I wish I could I say I loved it...I liked it. And I reread The Good Earth. I am now reading Isabel Allende's "Ripper". It is entertaining in a suspenseful way. Bonnie

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