Nov 09, 2011

by English Muse

IN MEMORIAM KURT VONNEGUT Jr.

I picked up a copy of the Steve Jobs biography today. I can’t wait to get started.

What are you reading?

Thank you again for hanging in there with me through my technical woes.
What do you think of my temporary template!? Very minimalist!

It doesn’t have a clear button to click if you want to leave a message! So I’ll add a link:

LEAVE A COMMENT HERE!

Thank you!

Photo by ESOX LUCIUS.

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 at 10:55 pm. It is filed under Blog, Books, Featured. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

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53 Responses to “What book are you reading?”

  1. odessa says:

    I’m currently reading Anna Karenina and just picked up The Book Thief.

    • Krystal Lee says:

      i love kurt vonnegut, he is my absolute favourite! i am currently reading ‘fraction of the whole’ my boyf’s favourite book which i somehow had not read it before! it is very much like a kurt vonnegut with the black humour and insane story line. i highly recommend to anyone :)

      thanks
      krystal x

    • Krystal Lee says:

      i loved the book thief, such an original book. i must read anna karenina though :)

  2. Joanna says:

    The Secret History by Donna Tartt. It’s as awesome as everyone says it is! Such rich character development, and utterly fascinating.

  3. Teresa says:

    Oh Tina. Love the look of your blog… should I be saying this? You mentioned technical woes :(.
    I received a new Nora Roberts novel “The Next Always” but since I’m on Christmas Crafts mood I’ve been postponing starting it.
    Wishing you well,
    Teresa

    • Tina says:

      Yes, my blog crashed the other night after i tried to install a new caching system. I figured it was time to get a professional to make all the fixes. So I’m hanging out here on this template for now, just enjoying the calm and simplicity…I’ll probably have a new version of my prevision template up and running again in about a week…

      • Teresa says:

        How stressful Dear.
        I’m putting the Nora down and going to re-read Bleak House by Charles Dickens. It’s been so long and after a Diggested Read I posted in my blog I got a craving… seems the perfect time to soothe cravings doesn’t it? Even literary ones ahahahah
        Wishing you a happy weeky,
        Teresa

        But I do think the blog looks nice…

  4. Cat Neligan says:

    Evelyn Waugh – Vile Bodies

    Just finished Decline and Fall and this one is even better! Seriously recommend Waugh – so funny and still applies 80 years on!

  5. Right now I’m reading three at a time: “Dance with Dragons”, from the series “A Song of Ice and Fire”, written by George R. R. Martin (for pleasure) and for college assignments I’m reading Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day” and also L. P. Hartley’s “The Go-Between”. Really enjoyable books all of them!

    By the way, I love how your blog looks like now! It is so nice :)

  6. Alkyoni says:

    I just got started with Umberto Eco’s “On Ugliness”.

  7. Katie says:

    i love the minimalist look so I think it looks fantastic both ways!
    I’m mostly reading for Literary Theory class right now: Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels.
    But when I’ve been able to scrape up some spare reading time I’ve fallen for Alan Bradley’s Flavia de Luce books. :) There’s just something irresistible about them and his writing style.

  8. About to begin S J Watson’s ‘before I go to Sleep’.
    Was disappointed with ‘The Language of Flowers’ – struggled to stay engaged although I loved the initial concept.

    Happy reading!!

  9. Emma says:

    Sorry to hear about the technical issues, while I adore your usual layout, I’m quite fond of the minimalist look for some reason. Either way you’re a class act, even with a crashed blog I must say!

    I’m reading The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen. Is a decent bed time read which I’m about to do soon!

  10. Kristin says:

    Reading “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Verghese and I would recommend it deeply. I don’t want to put it down:)

  11. Hausfrau says:

    I’m about to finish Rules of Civility, by Amor Towles.

  12. Mary says:

    Just finished Cutting for Stone and would also highly recommend. I’m currently reading The Secret Scripture, by Sebastian Barry. His writing is magical.

  13. Hazel says:

    Hi there Tina, I’m reading Stenhal’s The Red and the Black for school and it’s really enjoyable. I’m skimming Robert L. Herbert’s Impressionism also for school. I’ve picked up a book I started long ago by A.S. Byatt called The Children’s Book. It’s too heavy to read in be and I’ve clunked myself in the face a couple of times.

  14. I’m reading a wonderful book I think you would like, Théophile Gautiers collected short stories. I’m reading it in French but I think it’s called “The Dead Mistress” in English. Gautier write the most beautiful Gothic stories.

  15. Hannah B. says:

    Whateverland (Martha Stewart’s daughter Alexis’ new book) and Mindy Kaling’s book both came in the mail last week so this weekend may be spent with hot chocolate and books… I have a lot of reading to do! XO

  16. Katie says:

    When I saw the words “very minimalist” in my google reader, I was expecting nothing but words and blank space. This actually looks pretty nice! Hopefully your technical issues will work out soon, but this is not a bad back up at all!

    As for reading, I’m currently trudging through Absalom, Absalom, a work that impresses me but also annoys me to no end. Last week I picked up Maggie O’Farrell’s The Hand That First Held Mine–it was pretty fantastic. She writes stories that stay with you for days after finishing and are really difficult to stop reading.

  17. Rowena says:

    Loving the minimalist look! I’m currently reading Lisa See’s Shanghai Girls.

  18. Ambyr says:

    Oooh I bet the Steve Jobs book is going to be fantastic. I just finished up House of Versace. Such a great book. I’m working on The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. I can’t put it down. It’s great and horrible and interesting all in one.

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  19. Amanda B says:

    I think this is a lovely layout, technical woes or not! I am currently reading Dancing with Dragons also, and next I am going to pick up Catching Fire, the second Hunger Games book. I was just listening to a story on NPR this morning and decided I also want to read a biography of Gertrude Stein.

  20. Currently reading: “Life on the Mississippi” by Mark Twain and “Kingdom Living for the Family” by Frank and Ida Hammond.

  21. Gemma says:

    Hi!!!

    I’m reading “A Song of Ice and Fire. Part 4.” It’s wonderful!!!

  22. Kolbie says:

    I’m currently reading the Tale of Two Cities! Gotta love the classics.

  23. Christi Carlisto says:

    I’ m reading “The Book Thief” for my book group. Leaving for a trip on Saturday still deciding what to read for pleasure!

  24. Mary says:

    I have just finished ‘The Daughter of Smoke and Bone’, which is very readable and ‘Before I Go To Sleep’ which is quite disturbng- would recommend both. I am really excited to read the new Haruki Murakami novel(s)….but also going to look at some of these suggestions here and pinch ideas :)
    Good luck with the techy issues- although this format is nice too!

  25. adriana says:

    “The girl with the dragon tatoo” Stieg Larsson, and “The Power Is Within You” Louise L. Hay…Like it both so far

  26. Karolin says:

    The Pilgrimage. I like Coelho.

  27. Abby says:

    The Tiger’s Wife, by Tea Obreht
    Housekeeping, by Marilynne Robinson
    Carnival Evening, selected poems by Linda Pastan

    All three very good!

  28. lizardek says:

    Storyteller: The Life of Roald Dahl by Donal Sturrock (riveting!)

  29. Victoria says:

    I just finished Temple Grandin’s Animals Make Us Human and John Grisham’s Playing for Pizza.

  30. Nina Allaert says:

    Home coming by Cynthia Voigt, i recomend it to everybody in the whole wile world!!!
    She has such a beautiful way of writing.. And such a hearthtouching story, i read it frst when i was ten, tought it was gorgeous, and now i’m twelve and i’m reading it again, bcause nos i’m older i see things in a different way, and so i can expirience the book in a different way ;)

  31. Emily says:

    I just finished “The Night Circus.” It was amazing! The best and worst part about a good book is that I go through it so quickly. Love reading it, but hate to see it end. Now I’m in novel withdrawal!

    Also finished listening to “South of Broad” and “Unbroken” this semester as I commute. Both great!

    emily

  32. Beatrice says:

    Cannot wait to read a novel again. I’m ready and studying and memorizing yoga poses for my yoga teacher training. Next is the Bhagavad Gita and Patanjali’s sutras. I’ll keep you posted :)

  33. Mary says:

    Good luck with the techy issues- although this design is nice too :)

    I’ve just finished ‘Before I Go To Sleep’- creepy and would recommend!- and couldn’t put down ‘Daughter of Smoke and Bone’- which is for teenagers but hey ho! It was very good. I need something new to read so I am going to pinch some ideas from here now :)

  34. CarolGK says:

    Finishing “Half-Broke Horses”, a sort of prequel to “The Glass Castle” by Jeannette Walls. Which means I will now have to reread “The Glass Castle”. (Not a problem rereading it. It was a great, if harrowing, read). Halfway through “Blood, Bones, and Butter” by Gabrielle Hamilton which is fantastic.

  35. Krissy says:

    Sorry to hear about the technical difficulties around here! I like the temp theme though. It’s cute! Especially the little “fin.” at the bottom of the page. ;)

    Anyhow, I’m listening to an audiobook at the moment. The 3rd book in the Wheel of Time series. It’s a fantasy series that my friends and I were obsessed with in 8th/9th grade, and when I had my eye surgery, my friend gave me the whole series on audiobook. Hello, nostalgia!

  36. Samantha says:

    i am reading st. lucy’s school for girls raised by wolves by karen russell (of swamplandia! fame) it’s definitely a mix of flannery o’connor/gabriel garcia marquez/angela carter- try it!

    love the new look.
    xo
    sami

  37. frances says:

    mindy kaling’s book (Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?), hilarious:)

  38. Marthe says:

    I’m currently reading American Gods by Neil Gaiman. Not my usual genre, but I really like it so far!

  39. Sally says:

    Absolutely loving I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. So charming!

  40. Just finished the first volume of Anaïs Nin’s diaries – wonderful! I am definately going to read the rest (eleven of them!?) but the following weeks will be filled of books on Gothic and Postcolonial Fiction for my exams.. I’m so hoping that I get Wide Sargasso Sea for the oral exam, the best novel I have read in a long time.. That or Wuthering Heights. I could talk for hours on those! :)

  41. i just finished “game of thrones” after seeing the hbo series. and now i’m working on yet another agatha christie book. darn her and her prolificacy!

  42. ta says:

    Lets see…right now i’m reading the Iliad, The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson and the third George RR Martin Book…Clash of Kings

  43. Liza says:

    hello muse, I’m terribly sorry about the scare you had over the weekend. I don’t know what I would have done if I received a phone call like that but so happy to see that it was just a “mighty” concusion. She’s one lucky girl.

  44. Jessica says:

    Love your new look! I’ve been reading White Tiger by Aravind Adiga. It’s pretty amazing. Desperate and wonderful all at once.

  45. Jennifer says:

    I adore your new look. As for reading… I am taking the most swoonworthy English class this semester called Fallen Women (Professor Morse: William and Mary). We are currently reading, Esther Waters (we just finished Tess of the D’Urbervilles). Let’s just say I am now a victorian lit convert.

  46. Jen says:

    Hi there… I’m in the middle of Peter Carey’s ‘True History of the Kelly Gang’ and rather enjoying it!

  47. Ben says:

    Got two Kurt Vonneguts for Christmas from my girlfriend. They’re next (I’m going to have a break from Arguably, by Christopher Hitchens)…

  48. Thanks for the good writeup. It if truth be told was a amusement account it. Look complicated to far added agreeable from you! However, how could we keep up a correspondence?

  49. Deborah Casey says:

    I just started When Women Were Birds by Williams. It is both powerful and lyrical.

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