Wednesday, January 06, 2010

So many books, so little time

I love books. Love the feel of them, smell of them, love the look of them.. and shelves full of books... sigh.. don't get me started .. libraries.. bookstores.. I'm not quite sure what the draw is.. maybe it's text or the words. I just want to read it all! :) Maybe it's deciphering what's there, curiosity.. perhaps?

Right now I'm reading Dan Brown's latest, The Lost Symbol. It's OK. I've read some of his other books, the more recent ones-popular ones. I like the history and art in them, but now with this one I'm a bit bored. I'll probably finish it to see what happens but I don't know.. I'm not really loving it. Alec, Abbi, and Tim all read it so it'll be fun to talk with them about it.. so that's cool!

My friend, Laura, loves Charles de Lint. I read one of his short stories in Waifs and Strays. It was really good but I wanted a longer story! "no! I wanna read more about that character!" I'll finish that book. I also have The Mists of Avalon by
Marion Zimmer Bradley calling me and the rest of Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan. Yes, non-fiction is just as appealing to me. Knitting and crocheting books are so wonderful too.. pretty to look at and also there's that challenge of deciphering a pattern.

What are you reading right now?


10 comments:

Laura/CenterDownHome said...

January is my favorite month for reading. When we're snowed in, or it's freezing outside, I don't have to make excuses to sit and read all day, if I want to. :P This beautiful blogpost, by egg tempera artist, Altoon Sultan, prompted me to read a couple of Willa Cather books: http://altoonsultan.blogspot.com/2010/01/reading-willa-cather.html

So, anyway, this week I read "O, Pioneers", and "My Ántonia". The language was simple and beautiful, and they were perfect for winter reading. And, I like saying, "An-tuh-NEE-uh". :)
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Heh.

Heather's Moving Castle said...

Books are awesome! But I don't keep all of my books. I pass them on or donate them. I am terrible with keeping my bookshelves orderly and I use the library a lot. What do you mean by crocheting a book?

kelli said...

Sorry Heather for the misunderstanding! I meant books about crocheting and knitting :)

Thanks for the recommendations Laura, they look good!

Deb Lewis said...

I started "The Lost Symbol" but probably won't finish it.

I'm reading "Under the Dome" by Stephen King, just started it but it seems good and "The Shipping News" by Annie Proulx... can hardly put it down.

Deb Lewis

kelli said...

I'll have to check out _The Shipping News_. Stephen King seems too intense for me.. although I don't know if I've ever read him.. crazy huh? Just watched the movies, which we know can totally depart from the book. We have Green Mile home right now from Netflix, but I've never been able to get through it.. too heart wrenching for me.

hahamommy said...

I'm a book listener now ;) So I can knit while I read!!
I loved the Anne Rice Jesus book (Road to Canaa) so much, that I just picked up Depok Chopra's Jesus book to listen to :D I'm in the middle of Mitch Ablom's One More Day, which is beautiful and bawl-worthy ;) Today I also got Eric Clapton's autobiography, Stephen King's DreamCatcher (thankfully NOT read by the author), an Amy Tan and a John Grisham ;)

Jessica said...

I just read Cynthia Rylant's God Went to Beauty School. She is an incredible writer, so much so that I wanted to know more about her and googled her. She had a really normal childhood filled with lots of play and free time. She credits her ability to write to so much time to just be and do what she wanted. She also said her painful memories - loss of her father and separation from her mother, poverty, etc. were some of the life circumstances that bring forth the beauty of her characters. I love books, love to read - although I don't do it enough. There are so many great books, great authors, but the ones that really touch me make me want to write and she does just that, esp. with this short book of poem/essays on God.

Tracy said...

Books keep me warm through the winter! I just picked up Mountains Beyond Mountains, by Tracy Kidder.

RNW said...

The Liars' Club by Mary Karr - am only about a third of the way through but it is terrific so far.

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