Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What Are You Reading?

Dinner and a play Sunday night (Flashdance). Book club on Monday night. A solid work schedule on Tuesday with no lunch. That means I had time to read 65 pages of Sherryl Woods' Dogwood Hill last night. That also means it's a day to ask you what you're reading.

Dogwood Hill is a Chesapeake Shores novel. If I was going to call any series a guilty pleasure, this would be it. But, I "never apologize for my reading taste". However, I know on the first page who the couple is and that they'll get together. And, I knew by the fifth page what the problem will be keeping them apart before they end up "happily ever after". I really don't care. I love this series about the large, matchmaking O'Brien family and their charming town.

So, I'm reading Dogwood Hill. What are you reading today? A sort of guilty pleasure? Something you love - new or old? An author you're trying for the first time? Let us know what you're reading! Please.

16 comments:

Nancy said...

Lesa, I too have the policy of not apologizing for my reading choices. Right now I'm reading a Kindle copy of Eva Gates' book, By Book or by Crook, a Lighthouse Library mystery. Of course, Eva Gates is also known as Vicky Delaney and I love her Constable Molly series. Then I have Dead Man Walker by Duffy Brown lined up.

Kay said...

I'm in the middle of A DYING FALL, a Ruth Galloway mystery. Love Ruth and Cathbad and little Kate and even Nelson. :-)

SandyG265 said...

I watched the movie Flicka the other night so now i'm rereading My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara. I haven't read it in years.

Margie Bunting said...

I recently finished Sarah Addison Allen's First Frost and absolutely loved it. I so look forward to all of her novels because they are definitely "comfort food." I'm in the middle of the first book in a new series by Gigi Pandian, The Accidental Alchemist, and I'm more engrossed than I expected to be, with the main characters being an immortal former female alchemist and a walking, talking gargoyle!

Lesa said...

Nancy,

I'm with you - love the Constable Molly books by Vicki Delany! Loved the setting of her new series.

Lesa said...

Kay,

I've never read the Ruth Galloway series, and I have the feeling I should.

Lesa said...

Oh, Sandy. I've never read My Friend Flicka, which is surprising. I went through that horse-crazy stage as a young teen.

Lesa said...

Margie,

I think you're right about Sarah Addison Allen's books as comfort food. And, that's what Dogwood Hill is right now. I only have 46 pages to go! Have to wait for lunch hour, which is killing me! I may have to break down and order Gigi's new book. We don't have it at the library.

Page said...

I'm still working on The Source and am reading an ARC of Gretchen Rubin's upcoming book Better than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives. I've read her first two and find her books inspiring and uplifting.

Lesa said...

I've read one of Gretchen Rubin's books, and you're right, Page. And, continued good luck with The Source!

Jean Skarda said...

Lesa-love your comment about reading what you enjoy with no excuses! Have just finished an older Ken Follett book-The Third Twin-DNA adds to the mystery!

Carol N Wong said...

I am finishing up the audio book of Light in the Ruins tonight then will have to put the other audio books on hold for a while.

Also reading Jerry Lee Lewis by Rick Bragg. I am finding out that would start on something like learning to play the piano and it would dominate his life. His life is definite not boring!!

Also reading What the Fly Saw by Frankie Y. Bailey for Partners in Crime. It is set in 2020 and the main story is not the problem for me but the fact that it is 2020. The main character's father uses phrases that seem too old for the times. He says things that are so out of date. And I having trouble with some of the future technology. Sometimes, those problems stop the flow of the story as I sit there and wonder about them.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Jane! I hope you enjoyed the Ken Follett novel.

Lesa said...

I have that book, Carol. I'll have to pay attention, and see what I think when I read it (What the Fly Saw). That's only 5 years from now, so we'll see.

Carol N Wong said...

I thought about that later. It is only five years from now. I wasn't bothered by the future so much, just that dad seemed to use phrases that were out of date when my father was alive. Maybe my dad was just up to date!

Lesa said...

Maybe your dad was up to date, Carol! That doesn't mean those phrases are appropriate for a book set in the near future, though.