Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Trendy Tuesday: Read All About It

“I had just taken to reading. I had just discovered the art of leaving my body to sit impassive in a crumpled up attitude in a chair or sofa, while I wandered over the hills and far away in novel company and new scenes... My world began to expand very rapidly,... the reading habit had got me securely.”

H. G. Wells

Okay. I’ll admit it—today’s Trendy Tuesday is completely selfish on my part. I’m a reading teacher aka a reading nerd, geek, or dork. The picture above is actually my stack of unfinished (in some cases unstarted) books. I'm a chronic non-finisher when it comes to books--especially those I really love. If I don't finish them, it's like they never end.

Tell me about who you are as a reader. What are you reading right now? What are some of your habits as a reader? Best book you’ve ever read? Worst book you’ve ever read?


P.S. Guinevere are you out there? You're the winner from last week's Trendy Tuesday. Email your contact info to: fancysimple@gmail.com

8 comments:

Sharna said...

Books! My favorite subject! I like to call myself a library rat... I'd be a book store rat if I had more money. But it's probably good that I don't have $ because at any given time I have all 4 of our family's library cards maxed out... That's 50 books each plus electronic media. They know me well at my library and laugh when I bring in my big granny style grocery cart to carry books home. I activly read between 3 and 12 books at a time, not including craft, cooking &decorating books. Right now I'm reading John Berendt's book The City of Falling Angels, Edward Dolnick's The Rescue Artist, My Antonia, Windflower by Nick Bantock, Intuition by Allegra Goodman, The Body Artist by Don Delillo, And Gracious Living in a New World by Alexandra Stoddard. Best and Worst books are impossible for me... If I hate a book I don't finish it and get it out of my house... There was a book a while back set in Venice that had a cool cover but turned out to be so dark and raunchy I was repulsed... The title isn't even in my brain... I usually really love the book I just finished, in this case The Friday NIght Knitting Club. It was WAY better than I thought it would be and I'm grieving a bit that I no longer have it to read... It's the author's first book and I am hoping she tells us in the future about Georgia's successful baking business. I tend to just devour books, chew right through them once I'm hooked. Though I've been nibbling at Barbara Kingsolver's The Poisonwood Bible for years... Recent favorite books: Good Grief by Lolly something and The Red Tent, especailly The Red Tent... If I had to be stranded on an island with only one book it'd be the biggest blank book I could find to record my own story. ~Sharna

Latharia said...

I am ON this!

PaperMonster said...

Great post! Before You Leap is a cute one...some great advice in there;) Might want to take a look at It's Not Easy Being Green. Another good one!

Susan said...

I love to read. I just finished A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis. It's a good read in the wake of the death of a loved one. I am also reading Defending Hillsborough by Clarissa Thomasson. It's historical fiction about a little town near where I live. I have to read every night before I go to bed or I can't sleep. Love books, love going to the library!

Greta said...

I like to read but it is when I want to read...i have to be in the mood.

i like crime, murser, suspense books...like sue grafton, karin slaughter, ect...

i can't say that i have ever read a bad book..oh take that back...i love janet evanovich's stephanie plum series but her non stephanie plum series sucks...yeah metro girl...BAD....really BAD!!!!

B said...

Oh, but you have to finish some of the books in that stack - especially Eat, Pray, Love - my favorite book of 2006. So great.

*Paula* said...

Books - now that something I can write about! I blogged about them.

Lyn said...

i LOVE to read. i love it. i am an elem. school teacher, so i love to read everything in my classroom library. i want to be able to share with the kids all of the wonderful things about the books on our list.
how can HARRY POTTER still be unread on your stack?! i am DYING for it to be july 21 so the new book will be delivered to my doorstep! i simply cannot WAIT!!
i love to read!!!!!!!!!