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I’m in the middle of “One Day” and I positively love it. I’m at the point where I really don’t want the book to end. Maybe this explains why I’ve been reading it so slowly…Who knew One Day could take three weeks?

I’ve also been swamped with projects, which I’m really happy about! So I’ve been slipping in my reading time here and there — mostly in the two minutes before I fall asleep at 1 am.

What about you?

By the way, thank you for taking my little survey. I will reveal the results at the end of the week!

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32 Comments on What are you reading?

  1. At the moment I’m reading The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai.
    Haven’t read One Day. I might have to pick it up after I finish my current read. Gotta reach my goal of 15 books this year…

  2. I have heard so much about “One Day”, will definitely add it to my wishlist.

    I am currently reading “God Bless you, Mr. Rosewater” by Kurt Vonnegut and its brilliant in its absurdity. :)

  3. Oh, I LOVE that book! So much that I managed to read it in one day and just couldn’t stop, which is quote unusual for me as I’m no avid reader. I’m looking forward to the movie, though I know they probably didn’t manage to include all the moments.. xx

  4. I loved One Day. I laughed and I howled my eyes out crying. So good.

    I just finished Life, Keith Richards’s autobiography. What an eye-opener! He’s so frank about everything, including his prolific drug use. Great to get a glimpse into London in the sixties, among other things.

    Now I’m reading A Way of Life, Like Any Other by Darcy O’Brien. It’s set in the days of an old, fading Hollywood. It’s quite good, I’m enjoying it so far.

  5. I am currently reading Catching Fire (I feel silly admitting it but they are pretty addicting) and I just started reading St. Lucy’s Home For Girls Raised By Wolves. And I totally get when you say you don’t want the book to end. Sometimes I would only let myself read a good novel when I took baths (which is a rarity). But it does stretch out a good novel.

  6. I’ve just started Madame Tussaud by Michelle Moran. So far so good! I’ve always been interested in Tussaud and the fact that she had to make wax death masks from the faces of decapitated heads! Gorey but fascinating.

  7. I loved One Day soooo much!!! It is definitely my biggest recommendation for the last year. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days. Tell me when you are finished so we can talk about it!

    I’m sorta reading No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin. I bought it more than a decade ago (Kristina told me to get it!) and I’m reading a few pages a day. But would love to augment that with a page turner I can’t put down. Need that in my life now!

  8. Currently I have three books in my bag- Clara Bow: Runnin’ Wild, House of Mirth, and Tender is the Night. I’m obviously going through a 1920s phase!

  9. I’m reading through my pile of academic books–eighteenth century slave narratives, a medieval text in Old English, and a textbook on the structure of modern English grammar. I enjoy most of it, but I don’t think I can really recommend any of it! I pick up my copy of Emily Dickinson’s complete works or Rilke’s Book of Images whenever I get a moment to read something for pleasure.

  10. I really enjoyed One Day as well. I recently finished Bright’s Passage by Josh Ritter, and I just started the latest Sebastian Barry. The writing is exquisite.

  11. I just finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern and it was utterly fantastic! I cannot stop raving about this book! The story has so many layers I just couldn’t put it down.

  12. One Day was great. I read it REALLY fast because I loved it so much…

    Right now I’m reading Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult. I really like it so far, but I haven’t had much time to get into it because of school and everything.

  13. Glad you’re enjoying One Day! I quite liked it too. It’s not the usual “type” of book I read, so it surprised me.

    I’m reading Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Everything is Illuminated”. It’s a bit slow going though since I’m a bit swamped with projects for university. Sad face.

  14. I read One Day too a couple of weeks ago, and I loved it!

    Right now I’m about to finish Wuthering Heights. I would’ve finished it sooner, but then I started reading the first book in The Hunger Games trilogy, and I have to say I’m completely hooked! One of the most exciting books I’ve read for sure.

  15. I am rereading for the 5th time Perks of Being a Wallflower…it’s worth all the reads :)
    <3 Sharmaine Ruth
    underpeachtrees.blogspot.com

  16. I have a funny feeling I won’t like One Day but i’m going to give it a go sometime. Currently going through the Lord of the Rings trilogy whilst listening to the soundtrack. So good. x

  17. I started ‘Full Moon’ by P.G. Wodehouse during my recent transatlantic flight and couldn’t keep from laughing out loud on the plane. His Blandings Castle stories are my favourite. I’d highly recommend his novels to those looking for a light-hearted comedy about the British aristocracy in the 1920s. Utterly delightful.

  18. I am currently reading Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (like I needed to add that part). I was convinced to read it after finishing The Naive and Sentimental Novelist by Orham Pamuk and Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay. I am also reading Built of Books by Thomas Wright, an examination of Oscar Wilde’s reading life. My entire life is based around the written word. *sigh*

  19. i just finished deluxe, which is all about the luxury industry! very interesting stuff! now i am reading a very old book about the study of the short story! love it!

    xo
    sami