Monday, July 30, 2007

And what's sitting next to your bed?

Since Bekka inquired via comments a few posts ago and since it's been a while since I've written about books, I thought I'd share a smattering of what I am reading/might pick up and browse/have recently finished.

Now: Stardust by Neil Gaiman. Was going to ready Harry Potter 5 (yes, I'm only on 5) but didn't want to spend any cash right now for books. This was sitting about and hubby said it was a fun read, so I'm halfway through. It is fun. Very much like reading one of his comics.

Also reading right now but not pictured: Fools Crow by James Welch. For school. Pretty interesting and I'd probably really dig it if I wasn't having to really think about the questions I need to answer for my assignment ("How many treaties does so-and-so say they signed with the white man?").

And courtesy of the lovely Project Guttenberg, More Translations from the Chinese by Arthur Waley. Chinese poetry? I'm obsessed.

Finished: All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this book. I shed tears when I finished it because I enjoyed it so dang much. Ummm, you probably won't have that reaction if you read this, but this novel really moved me and I'm still not sure why. His writing style suits me perfectly. That's really about all I can say.

The Selected Poems of T'ao Ch'ien. This is another one of my fave books of all time now. Beautiful, beautiful. Can't really say 'finished' because I keep returning to it.

Upcoming: what do you suggest?


Rebecca said...

i think i've read the fools crow. those all look great. as for HP, well, i tried the first one once or twice and just never got into HP. poor me. i am a lesser reader for it, i guess.

i'm always full of book suggestions. what do you gravitate toward? or waht genres do you avoid, and maybe i can come up with a few or so.

madre adoptiva said...

That Fools Crow looks right up my alley! I would love to borrow it when you're done. ;-)

Ani said...

Fools Crow is great, MA. I'll definitely pass it your way as soon as I'm done (hopefully by next week I'll be done with the assignment).

Bekka--hmmm...I really will read just about anything...mystery, biography, sci-fi, children's, history, Icelandic saga...if it's gripping enough, I'm down!

justin said...

Read comic books! I just finished a three-hour binge yesterday.