27 February 2011

Help Me Read

Books I Currently Have Checked Out of the Library:

Modern Pressure Cooker Book
(I grabbed this one for Steve while I was looking for slow cooker books as I believe they may save my sanity in this time of GREAT STRESS.)

Nation by Terry Pratchett
(The other night Steve was looking for something to read.  He loves The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which I have not read, but I understand that it is a humorous sci-fi-type book.   I offered Steve my Terry Pratchett book, because Terry Pratchett writes humorous sci-fi/fantasy books.  Perfect, yes?  No.  Steve assures me that he doesn't read sci-fi/fantasy.  He tells me that Hitchhiker's Guide does not fall into that genre.  Because he's genre-ist.)

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
Finally on the shelf in my library!

The To-Do List by Mike Gayle
Nonfiction account of a man who sets out to complete a 1277-item to-do list, all the things he's always meant to do.

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell
Middle-grade story about a boy lost in space.  Short-listed for the Carnegie Medal (UK award for outstanding books for children).

Best Books I've Read in the New Year (notes on them here):

The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
Mr. Rosenblum's List by Natasha Solomons
Kitty Kitty by Michelle Jaffe (pure fluff)


What are you reading?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love Douglas Adams. I also love Terry Pratchett. Steve is being ridiculous. Tell him to read 50 pages of nation and then he can put it down. Because if he's not a sci-fi/fantasy reader, that should be easy to do.

Kjerste

HAH said...

I just started "Heart of a Samurai" today. So far (66 pages) I'm liking it.

Also working on "Medicus : a Novel of the Roman Empire".

Courtney said...

I quiet like Cosmic.

Right now I'm reading Midnight for Charlie Bone. Next up are Dark Life and Dragonfly. I need a few adult books to mix in.

Meg said...

Oh gosh I almost read "Hitchhiker's Guide" last week when I was at Mom and Dad's... it was in my hand and I kept trying to decide if I should start reading it or study for my next course...

I need to study... currently I am reading ACLS provider's handbook... I can't wait for that course to over!


I do however have Northanger Abbey and Siddartha on the back burner.

MBC said...

Kjerste--Thank you for the validation!

HAH--I will have to add those to my list. Haven't read (or heard of) either one.

Courtney--You'll have to let me know what you think of Charlie Bone. I couldn't get into it. It was too HP derivative for me.

Meg--I've never read Siddartha, but I was just thinking the other day that I should make a list of the classics I've missed and catch up on them this year.

eliana23 said...

Siddartha is good and short. I'm reading SHANGHAI GIRLS which is pretty good. Tell me if the list book is good because that is my kind of thing.

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