Thursday, May 14, 2009

Book Frenzy

I am such a reader, it's sometimes ridiculous how lost I can get in prose! At this very moment I have books spilling onto the floor because I've run out of shelf space (new bookshelf coming soon!) so you would think I'd be satiated. Umm, not so much!

I just finished The Host by Stephanie Meyer, even though I swore that I would boycott her after her tissyfit and refusal to release the 5th book of the Twilight saga. It actually proved her more talented than I had given her credit for. Twilight wasn't a fluke- she did it again with her latest novel.

Now I'm on to Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller. It's a loaner from my amazing future mother-in-law, so I'm going to breeze through it and get it back to her asap.

That leaves me ... *gasp* ... bookless! Borders is calling to me, but I'm at a loss. I would truly appreciate some book recommendations from you wonderful readers!


  1. Ohhhh thank you for these recommends. I love reading and I know what you mean about books being everywhere. My book shelf is so disorganized. I really need to clean up my room this coming week. Hope you enjoying your weekend!

  2. I was just about to make a post quite similar to this! I just finished a biography on Shakespeare that was incredible. The other books I've read lately that have been amazing are 'The Reader', 'Jane Eyre', and 'A Room with a View.' I highly recommend all three!

  3. Have you read "Breath" by Tim Winton? Fab-u-lously gripping novel about surf culture. I thought it wouldn't be my thing at all but it crosses those boundaries. Can I do an AVOID recommendation too?...Having lots of problems reading "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" by Seth Grahame-Smith at the moment - I just can't lose myself in it. It's neither Austen nor a zombie book to me - don't think it works at all. Loved "The Reader" - one of my favourite books.

  4. I love to read and have been doing it for almost 50 years but I have to ask, what sorts of books do you like? And have you already read all the great books of the last 25 years? Ann Padgett, Louise Erdrich, Coetzee etc?

  5. Mmmm books that I could recommend. Anything by Daphne Du Maurier but particularly Jamaica Inn. Dracula by Bram Stoker, A Room with a View by Forster and Kindred by Octavia E Butler is amazing. Thanks for your recommendations.

  6. The Host - thought provoking to say the least.

    for a writer, i recommend anita shreve. also [and i have no idea what you have or haven't read] cecilia ahern is great, and not just p.s. i love you.

  7. i'm currently reading the women's murder club series...i got really into it at the end of the first/beginning of the second book.

    however wonderful the series is, nobody can top my hunky edward cullen! jk. i did love the midnight sun leak...and need to read the host now since you gave it a good mark! thanks. :)


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