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Hemingway/Waters/Kinski. Some books I'm very much looking forward to reading on my "winter vacation" (cold days + long nights = plenty of time in bed or by the fire with tea, toast, book, hopefully a cat or two.)

What's on your reading list??

11 comments:

northwest is best said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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.

Chuck said...

I want to read books of my own choice! My reading is all dictated by reading lists...

Althea said...

That John Waters book is amazing.

ailsa said...

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.

Sarah said...

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!

Madelene said...

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...

Kate said...

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.

anja louise said...

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!

Ringo, have a banana! said...

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.

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

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!
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