Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What Are You Reading? January Edition

Is no news good news? Then I suppose that's where I'm at right now - no news of significance to report, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

And apparently my wonderful streak of having nothing to say continues, so for today's post, I'm going with an easy one.

What are you reading right now?

I'm reading Tatiana de Rosnay's Sarah's Key. Oh wow. I read half of it in one sitting and am trying to slow down so I can savor it a bit more, but it's hard. When I start reading a good book, I don't want to do anything else. Last night I had to give myself a time limit so I could work on my novel. This book has also been made into a movie, so I'm excited to watch it when I'm finished reading.

And is it just me or do I write better when I'm reading good fiction? Hmm. That might be a good topic to delve into on a future post...

What are you reading right now?


  1. I'm reading The Last Aloha by Gaellen Quinn. Sadly, I'm not reading as much lately as I should. I get distracted by other things and then end up getting nothing at all accomplished. Grrr!

    Melissa-have you seen the movie Strangers in Good Company (1990)? You would love it! The elderly women who star in it are the real life women who really had the adventure portrayed in the movie-and I fell in love with every one of them. They were all so precious:)

  2. I just read Variant (which was good). I loved Sarah's key, but haven't seen the movie yet.

  3. It's not you. I write better and am inspired to write more when I'm reading a good book.

    I'm reading Shatter Me. SO GOOD. It makes working out go by REALLY fast!

  4. I don't think I've ever said this before, but I'm not reading anything at the moment. Just finished Tim Gautreaux's "The Missing." You'd love it since it's great literary fiction based on historical facts of the time.

  5. I'm sort of between books at the moment, but I recently read The Scorpio Races and thought it was fabulous.

  6. I'm re-reading Brenda Ueland's book "If you want to Write". I thought I had lost it, but upon opening old boxes in the attic, there it was... complete with some old yellow highlights. It should kick-start me into writing more regularly. The other attic find and next on my to read list is Hugh Popham's "The FANY in Peace & War: the Story of the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry 1907-2003."

  7. Valerie - No, I haven't seen that movie. Will have to check it out!

    Patti - I liked the first half of Sarah's Key - and then it just fell apart for me, which was really upsetting. Some of the stuff the main character did was just too unbelievable.

    Kelley - I am amazed how much my reading influences my writing. If I haven't read fiction for a long time, I feel like I have no idea how to write anymore. It's bizarre!

    Angie - Will look it up!

    Travis - Haven't heard of The Scorpio Races.

    Jasmina - I absolutely ADORE Brenda Ueland's book! One of the best books on writing. The nonfiction book you're reading next looks interesting, too.

  8. I've picked up and put down four books in the past week. I want to be captivated, and I'm just...not. I have half a dozen books on order at the library, though, and I'm adding Sarah's Key to the list. Maybe that'll break the slump.

  9. Christine - Oh gosh, I completely understand. I usually get at least three books at a time at the library because invariably, I will NOT be captivated. Makes me mad because I wonder, HOW DID THIS GET PUBLISHED???


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