Nice picks. I'm reading A Tale of Two Cities at the moment. I always used to consider Charles Dickens one of my favourite authors until I started plodding through this one. Although I'm near the end, I still haven't got 'into it'. Plus I'm reading a book on Henry VIII's 6 wives. I'm English, but still a bit fuzzy about some of our history. We've got centuries of the stuff.
There's a John Waters quote that'll never leave me: "If you go home with somebody, and they don't have books, don't fuck 'em!" Mmmhmmm.
I want to read books of my own choice! My reading is all dictated by reading lists...
That John Waters book is amazing.
haha love anon's comment. wise words. i started reading the beach (alex garland) recently and it's definitely gripping. on my list for the near future is the thousand autumns of jacob de zoet and a bit more of captain hornblower's adventures.
I've just finished the John Waters book - it is an extremely entertaining read! And I was just think I should really get to reading A Movable Feast - I really was! Great minds think alike, I guess. First I'll have to finish the Italo Calvino I'm in the early-middle-of though!
Oh, 'A Moveable Feast' is a lovely read. Hemingway at his most likable, I think! I don't have anything on my reading list at the moment, waiting for something fascinating to happen...
I really want to read something by John Waters! I don't have a book on the go at the moment (lots of assignments) but I'm looking forward to Just Kids by Patti Smith being delivered. The reviews are awesome.
I feel like I'm recommending this all over the place, but I bet you would love it too- The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant. Part of it describes the old ancient forests of BC in such a cool way, I really got into it. It's an interesting account of the history of that area, while also slowly profiling a unique man who was involved with it, and the main star is a very special, one-of-a-kind ancient golden spruce tree. It's great if you love forests or are even a tiny bit interested in NW history, presented in a really nice way. Not fiction!
Ahaha Anon, that is a nugget all right!Kate: every good thing you've heard about Just Kids is true, and then some. It was so good I shelled out full price for a hardcover edition so I could re-read it before the paperback came out!Anja: that sounds amazing! Going on the list for sure.
I'm just finishing reading "Lonesome Dove". It's not a book I thought I would like as much as I do. It's epic!XOXO
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