Friday, April 26, 2013

What are you reading?

You'd think I would have had time to finish a book since I sat in a garage for a couple hours today, but
I never find it easy to read there with trashy TV on in the lounge, and people in and out. But, Friday is always a good time to talk about what we're reading since #FridayReads is a topic on Twitter and Facebook.

I'm reading Katie Fforde's latest romantic comedy, A Perfect Proposal. It's fluff, and, in some ways reminds me of one of my favorite fluffy movies, Letters to Juliet. And, I'll save more details for later since I'll be reviewing it here.

What are you reading today? Or, are you listening to something? I always enjoy your comments, and I think other readers add some of the books to their TBR (To Be Read) lists. We'd love to know!

14 comments:

Jane R said...

I'm so glad you asked! I just finished reading The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat by Edward Kelsey Moore. What a fabulous book! I can't say enough good things about it. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Now I'm Mary Higgins Clark's new book, Daddy's Gone a Hunting. I've been disappointed in her last several books, so we'll see.... Have a great weekend!

Joe Barone said...

I have trouble reading with the distraction of TV too. My wife can just ignore it.

I just finished two excellent books--The Madonnas of Leningrad and The Ghosts of Belfast. The Ghosts of Belfast is a very brutal story. Those who look to you for suggestions would probably not want to read it. But the Madonnas book is a sad and gentle tale. It will surely be one of the best I've read this year. It is told mostly from the point of view of a woman with Alzheimer's who is attending her granddaughter's opulent wedding. All the time she is there she is reliving the German invasion of Russia when she was a docent at the Hermitage Museum in Leningrad. She was living among the starvation and tragedy of that time.

Book Dilettante said...

I am often in the mood for fluff and think I'd enjoy this one.

SandyG265 said...

I'm in the mood for something light. Just started Bite Me, Your Grace by Brooklyn Ann. It's a vampire romance.

Sarah Elsewhere said...

I haven't tried Katie Fforde yet, would you say this is a good title of hers to start with?

I'm currently reading:
-Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, on audio and this is the fourth narrator in three books
-Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, this is the book I do not want to put down to sleep or work or eat
-Storm Kings: the untold history of America's first tornado chasers by Lee Sandlin, it's interesting but I'm probably going to skim to the end

Lesa said...

Jane, I have The Supremes at home. I need to get to it, after your comments. Thank you!

Lesa said...

Joe, I can ignore it sometimes, but yesterday at the garage, it went from normal TV to an infomercial. Nothing more grating.
Thank you for the in depth comments about both books. I know that helps readers decide.

Lesa said...

Love the comments everyone. Thank you!

Lesa said...

Sarah,

It depends on your age if A Perfect Proposal is the one to start with. My favorite was Love Letters because it deals with a book lover, an author and Ireland. This one has a main character who is twenty-two, somewhat younger than some of Fforde's other main characters. As I said, it really reminded me of Letters to Juliet, with an overprotective grandson who is kind of stuffy. I just enjoy the books. They're romantic comedies, with happy endings, and strong, determined female characters.

Page said...

I'm reading Book,Line, and Sinker by Jenn McKinlay.
It's the third book of hers and before that I read
Murder Past Due by Miranda James. I've been in a cozy mystery mood.

Karen C said...

I'm reading Sleep No More by Iris Johansen. I love her books. I'm going to check out The Ghosts of Belfast - I tend to like things that are a bit dark (along with everything else I read!).

Lesa said...

Two of my favorite cozy mystery authors, Page. I liked both of those books. Great, Karen! I love it when a reader picks up a suggestion from another reader here.

Kristin said...

I'm reading Reconstructing Amelia. I'm anxious to see if it lives up to the buzz.

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