august is here
summer is almost over
i could cry
let’s talk books
i don’t read as often
as i’d like
and i made the decision
this year that
there are so many, many, many
books & reading materials
that should it not hold my attention
i will dump it.
life is too short
time is too scarce
to muddle through shitty words
currently on my kindle:
Guy in Real Life by Steve Brezenoff
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
currently on my bookshelf:
On Such a Full Sea by Chang Rae-Lee
Califia’s Daughter by Leigh Richards (reread. because good books deserve to be read over & over & over again)
networking for introverts
woman in the rainy season
what are you reading?
12 thoughts on “confab | current reads”
i just finished reading ‘fault in our stars’..i soo want to read the goldfinch
i read the fault in our stars over the winter, and i keep meaning to write up a post about it, because that dinner they had in Amsterdam was something i wanted to recreate.
Calvin and Hobbes! So adorable.
I’ve been hip deep in the dystopian weeds this summer and just can’t seem to stop; first Margaret Atwood’s “MaddAddam” trilogy and now Hugh Howey’s “Wool” series.
molly, i love margaret atwood! i thought her books The Robber Bride and the Handmaid’s Tale were amazing. i haven’t gone back to her. will add your books to my list.
I cannot understand the hype around The Goldfinch. She could have left out a hundred pages of drug scenes and it would have been a better book. It also tested my “willing suspension of disbelief” to its limit. Let me know what you think.
i don’t find her writing bad, but i do find her ability to keep my attention bad… i will keep on keeping, only because i paid for the book (the library had a HUUUUUUGE waiting list)
PS: love the photos of the boys with books instead of devices!
YES! i came home and the house was quiet and no one came rushing to the door to greet me. i may have yelled out WHERE ARE YOU GUUUUYYYYYYYYYYYYS?
I am curious to see what you think of The Goldfinch. I am stuck about a third of the way in and have not made myself read more…so drawn out! Next on my list is California by Edan Lepucki. I am in line for Califia’s Daughter at the library per your suggestion. Looking forward to reading it!
i regret to say that i’ve broken it up with it. my coworker is reading it and she’s giving me the cliff’s notes version.
I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes! I don’t make time for reading….. I seriously don’t know where that time would come from. I spent my entire childhood reading since TV was a no no and I just love books. I guess if it’s important enough I will make time!
don’t force yourself to read, if you’re not feeling it, don’t do it.