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Friday, July 24, 2009

What are you reading these days?

I am rarely without a good book, or at least a book if my judgment was not so great on my last library trip. Right now my book shelf contains:

1. Twighlight, just to see what all the hoopla is about (plus my sister in law forced me to, basically at gunpoint).
2. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. I sort of never completed high school, so I missed out on standard highschool classics. I'm trying to catch up on those now.
3. By the Lake by John McGahern. I haven't started this yet and honestly I just liked the cover. It's about rural Ireland, which is a scene much overused in the literary world, but I'll give it a shot.
4. A new translation of the Medea by Euripides, just for fun.

So what are you reading these days?
And do you check books out of the library, or buy them new? And if so, what's your favorite bookstore? If you shop at Barnes and Nobles, here's a 20% off coupon that expires July 28th, so hurry!
What about recommendations: my sister is a librarian and occasionally recommends books. Do you have a trusted source, do you glance at Oprah's book club (barf! dumb!), or do you just browse?
Any books you'd recommend?

Ok I'm done asking questions, have a great weekend!


  1. I just found your blog (through a comment on the Glamour website), and wanted to tell you I LOVE it! You seem really sweet and very funny! I am definitely going to start following it! I'd be interested to see what you thought of Twilight - I posted a review a couple weeks ago - thanks for all these great tips! And cute pic by the way!

  2. That's sweeeet to say Becky! When I get my act together I'll post my review of Twighlight (or "Twinkle" as my misgiuded husband persists in calling it).