Monday, 29 August 2011

What are you reading?


Between reading for work and Uni, catching up on blogs, magazines and browsing travel guides for NYC, I haven't read a lovely novel in such a long time.  I miss having a story to relax with and I'd love some recommendations. Something delightful, romantic and quirky would be fabulous!

What are you reading at the moment? 

xxx

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27 comments:

  1. i just read local girls by alice hoffman and have just started white horses also by alice hoffman. she is pretty addictive and magical (but also a little gritty) and just sweeps you away. have you read any of her books??

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  2. Have you read "A Vintage Affair" by Isobel Wolff Sophie?
    I found it at our library recently & just loved it. Centered around Phoebe & her vintage dress shop there are also threads in the story that run deeper..keeps you nicely engaged to the end.
    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5556595-a-vintage-affair
    Love Catherine x

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  3. mm sorry at the moment I'm trying germany lessons XDD, but i prefer fantasy and horror storys mmmm.. I will look something for you

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  4. I'm currently reading a few books, but perhaps the most interesting is "Sensing History", which is all about the how different senses (smell, touch, sound) are an important element of our history, but we tend to focus on the visual/text when recording history.

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  5. I'd second the suggestion of 'A Vintage Affair' - very good!

    Jem xXx

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  6. There are soooo many books I've loved during the last months and years. Here are some of them:
    "Water for the Elephants"
    "Brooklyn" by Colm Tóibín
    "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks
    "The Girl with Glass Feet" by Ali Shaw
    and books by Anna Gavalda, Audrey Niffenegger etc...

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  7. I am also a big Alice Hoffman fan. I'm currently reading "Incantation" by her. I just finished "The Thirteenth Chapter" by Diane Setterfield. It was amazing.

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  8. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is pretty romantic, quirky and lovely. So is The Time Traveler's Wife or Her Fearful Symmetry are also delightful books. Her Fearful Symmetry is haunting but gorgeous.

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  9. I miss sitting with a good novel, too! I found an interesting-looking Stephen King book at the thrift store, and that is what I shall read next...

    ...when there's time ;)

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  10. I'll go with 'A Vintage Affair' too.
    Readsome time ago and loved it!

    B xxx

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  11. love walked in by marisa de los santos. there is an accompanying book that i can't remember the name of (either a prequel or sequel) that i divine as well.

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  12. I've just finished re-reading I Capture the Castle and it was even better than I remembered. I emerged out of it feeling like I'd been away somewhere distant and dreamy on a holiday. I didn't want it to end so now I'm searching for the movie, but it seems you can't get it in Australia. Now I'm onto The Magnificent Meaulnes, chosen because I fell in love with the yellow cover, but the story's pretty interesting too!

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  13. I just finished reading THe Help by Kathryn Stockett, and it was such a great read! The movie is released this week too (and incidentally would make a great text for your teens to study.)

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  14. That's such loaded question. I am reading entirely too much these day. My hope is to finish Women Food and God for my book club tonight and The Paris Wife by this Saturday(it's due then).

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  15. I love "The Thorn Birds", by Colleen Mcculough and "Wuthering Heights", by Emily Bronte. Also, I'll start to read "PS I love you". I've heard great things about it !

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  16. I'm reading "The Castle Of Otranto" at the moment--apparently the first novel of the Gothic genre? I'm not loving it--it's a little too long-winded, for me, and the idea that it's the first compulsory text of my final string of semesters alarms me...

    HOWEVER.

    Last week I finished reading "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami. It's taken me a while to jump on the Murakami bandwagon, so to speak--but I am SO glad I read this. It is heartbreaking, but at the same time, totally resilient. I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend!

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  17. Currently ' The Bell Jar' by Sylvia Plath. So far it seems to be a really lovely boook. Before that I read Practical Magic, which is honestly a must read for everyone! It's lovely.

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  18. Right now, I'm reading Mockingjay, the final novel in the Hunger Games trilogy, and I just got finished reading Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld. I'd recommend both of them, despite not matching your descriptions :)

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  19. I'm currently reading Anthem by Ayn Rand and Warriors don't cry. Both very deep and pnderous books. Even though Anthem is only about 90 pages long, I'm taking my time on it because it's so different and it takes a while to digest what's going on. Warrior's don't cry is one of the hardest books I've read. I can't read it right after eating due to how sick some parts make me.

    smileyius.blogspot.com

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  20. I'm reading Lucia Lucia by Adriana Trigiani & it's delightful! Set in the 50's in New York, quirky & romantic...I'd highly recommend it x

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  21. i love alexander mccall smith when i feel like something quirky, especially his 44 scotland street series :)

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  22. I just finished reading The Book Theif.

    I loved it! But it is such a heavy read though.

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  23. I'm reading The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. It's a really great book, I wish I didn't have to put it down so much

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  24. Have just creased the pristine spines of 'Regeneration' (Pat Barker) for Uni; 'Don't Make Me Think' (Steve Krug) for work; 'Yen: The Photo Issue' for play.

    If you are after something delightful, romantic, and quirky, you may like to try 'The Jane Austen Bookclub' or 'The Literary Guernsey and Potato Peel Pie Society', if you haven't already.

    *

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  25. 'The Literary Guernsey and Potato Peel Pie Society' is gorgeous, I second that. 'The Paris Wife' by Paula Mclain is what I'm reading now. I've also just started the Sookie Stackhouse books (Charlaine Harris) for some term-time easy-reading- good fun so far!

    :)

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  26. Just finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and it was excellent! Definitely a little gruesome, but a good mystery. :)
    -giedre
    www.walkingdotphotography.com

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  27. Recently I've been reading a bit of sweet, girly books. An old favorite of mine "The Little Lady Agency" which I think you'd like and fits the bill as both a bit romantic and quirky and "Becoming Scarlett"... also a bit romantic and sweet. I've sort of reviewed them both.

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Thank you for stopping by! ~ I just love receiving your comments! I'll be sure to pop by your place too. Much love ~ Sophie x