This has been a year of reading for me…and this week-end doesn’t seem to be any different.

Picked up Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol at the library.  The reserve list is huge – over 100 people – and the library has three copies.  I put myself on the list before the book even came out and I had to wait until now.  So, it is going to be started tonight.

Just finished reading The Virgin Suicidesby Jeffrey Eugenides.  Okay, I have to tell you, I’m not sure what all the hype about this guy is.  There was little to no dialogue in the book…which at times made the book so damn boring!   And, at 243 pages that can get old quick! 

But, in defense of the book – the story line was mesmerizing!  And the ending blew me away…go figure!  Would I read more of his stuff?  Don’t know – although I do have his second book Middlesex and it is 529 pages…

Also, in the last month I read four novels about vampires by David Wellington.  Yes, I know…all the kids are reading vampires lately. 

But, I gotta tell you – these aren’t your teen fiction vampires – not the handsome, sweet, loving vampires that are being written about for the 12 – whatever age.  These vampires were gross and very different…and the books were interesting.  And, they didn’t give me nightmares – even though in places they were rather graphic.

So, what have you been reading???


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Rachel
    Oct 31, 2009 @ 16:46:39

    I read The DaVinci Code but haven’t read any other Dan Brown books. Honestly, I didn’t get the hype about him. I’ve never read The Virgin Suicides but I’ve seen the movie. My daughter loves it; I thought it was lame. Maybe I’m just hyper-critical.

    Yep, all the kids ARE reading about vampires lately and watching vampire shows on t.v. I read the Twilight books in the car driving across the continent two summers ago. They were okay – interesting story, but most definitely written for teenage girls!

    Right now I’m reading a book about survivors of the Rwandan genocide. It’s not light bedtime reading, but it’s certainly eye-opening! Anyone who thinks the murder of the Tutsis wasn’t a genocide needs to read this book!

  2. Pat Wys
    Oct 31, 2009 @ 19:49:11

    I’m going to buy The Lost Symbol and give it to quilt boy for xmas..The library is slammed.


  3. Pat
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 08:10:53

    I got in spurts. Years ago, I read about 4 books (or more) a month. Now, I probably average about only 8 – 10 books a year. I think it’s because of the quilting. And….I seem to get tired more easily now and can’t be awake as many hours in the day as I’d like in order to do everything I’d like to do. *sigh*

  4. Pat
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 08:11:18

    OOPS…meant to say I read in spurts…typo in last post.

  5. gemma
    Nov 01, 2009 @ 22:40:15

    Reading Dennis Lehane. This week Prayers for Rain. He really has a gift. Robert Parker like with dialogue. If you like mystery detective type stories, well these are excellent.

  6. Erica
    Nov 02, 2009 @ 21:39:29

    Middlesex is very good. Have you read Annie Proulx? The Shipping News is wonderful.

  7. Janet
    Nov 03, 2009 @ 09:37:35

    Middlesex was fantastic! I didn’t read Virgin Suicides, tho.

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