Saturday, April 06, 2013

What are You Reading?

I don't like to do this too often, but between the visit from family and a ticket to see Hal Holbrook in
"Mark Twain Tonight" last evening, I didn't finish a book for today. So, it's time to talk about what we're reading.

I'm finishing a nonfiction book about North Korea. It's Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick. It's for a book club on Monday night. I don't know if I would find it as interesting as I am if my niece wasn't in her third year teaching English in South Korea.

So, what are you reading today, and why did you pick it up?

23 comments:

Dru said...

I'm reading THAT OLD FLAME OF MINE by J.J. Cook. I'm reading it because I love checking out new series.

Tina's Blog said...

I read Nothing to Envy a year or two ago, and really loved it - despite the fact that it is a bit depressing.
Right now I'm reading The List by Karin Tanabe. My TBR pile is huge!

Lesa said...

Oh, I have that book, too, Dru. It looks good. I'm over halfway through Nothing to Envy, Tina, and I'm enjoying it, too. Fascinating book. Another person with an enormous TBR pile!

SandyG265 said...

I'm reading Agave Kiss by Ann Aguirre. It's the last book in her Corine Solomon Urban Fantasy series.

Janet C said...

I'm reading "The Girls of Atomic City" about the women who worked at Oakridge, TN during World War II. It is a wonderful book about a truly amazing time and place.

Lesa said...

Sandy,

Is it the last book ending the series, or the most recent one?

Lesa said...

Oh, I have that book in my TBR pile, Janet. It looks terrific. So good to know you think it's wonderful. Thank you!

Linda C said...

I'm reading Jon Meacham's book on Thomas Jefferson and about 3 other fiction books at the same time! None of that depressing North Korea stuff for me!

SandyG265 said...

Lesa,

It's the book ending the series.

Page said...

I'm reading the second book in Debra Webb's series Faces of Evil. Both are good romantic suspense.

Mrs. Mac said...

Just finished "Assignment in Brittany" from Helen MacInnes, and started "Seabiscuit" by Laura Hillenbrand. Both were/are such great writers.

Janet C, that looks like a great book.

Karen C said...

Just finished The Long Way Home by Jessica Scott and Scorched by Laura Griffin. Nearly finished with Double Danger by Dee Davis. Don't know where I'll head next - was just 'gifted' with about 20 books!

Charlotte said...

I am 73% through the book Fat Profits by Bruce Bradly. I am reading it on my iPad. I got it from the Kindle store. I enjoyed it at first, getting a little boarded with it right now. Just want to go to my next book. Which I don't know what it will be.
Karen C, how we're you " gifted " twenty books ? That sounds great.i just won two books from blogs, six from Goodreads and two Amazon gift cards. It is fun to win books. Can never have to mant books.

Karen C said...

Charlotte, I won two of the books and the bloggers needed to make more room on their bookshelves - I was happy to help them out! I shared with my daughter and send some to the military.

Charlotte said...

That is wonderful that you were able to share with others. Everybody got blessed all around.
Thank you for your reply to my question.

Jane R said...

I'm currently reading Dead Scared by S.J. Bolton and love it. Next up will probably be The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Moore or maybe The Age of Miracles by Walker. So many great titles to choose from!

Lesa said...

I gotcha Linda about the depressing North Korea stuff. Actually, it was a very good book. I love this! I'm so pleased a couple of you struck up conversations. Jane, I have that book, The Supremes.... I want to read it since the author set it in Indiana. This was so much fun to see what everyone is reading. Thanks for sharing!

Kristin G said...

I'm reading Harlan Coben's Six Years and just started Mary Roach's Gulp. Next up is Cover of Snow.

Lesa said...

I need to read two out of three of those. Despite the popularity of Mary Roach, Gulp just isn't for me.

techeditor said...

I'm reading CANADA by Richard Ford. It is a 2013 Michigan (where I live) Notable Book, and I will be going to a library in Houghten Lake, Michigan, to attend his discussion of the book in June.

Lesa said...

I love it when I hear someone is reading a book, and will be going to hear the author discuss it. Thank you!

david english said...

hey..i am reading SPEAKING FROM AMONG THE BONES BY ALAN BRADLEY..the latest flavia de luce novel..i love this series so much, i love the 11 year old detective, sort of a precursor to nancy drew. and the books are beautiful collectors items...anyone else read this series?david

Lesa said...

I do, David. I'm a big fan, and I just gave away a copy of that book last week. Terrific, isn't it?