Monday, September 10, 2007

What are you reading?

In honor of my just starting a new book, I thought I would see what you all are reading!! Leave me a comment and let me know!!

Currently Reading:

Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gilbert.

From Publishers Weekly

Starred Review. Gilbert (The Last American Man) grafts the structure of romantic fiction upon the inquiries of reporting in this sprawling yet methodical travelogue of soul-searching and self-discovery. Plagued with despair after a nasty divorce, the author, in her early 30s, divides a year equally among three dissimilar countries, exploring her competing urges for earthly delights and divine transcendence. First, pleasure: savoring Italy's buffet of delights, the world's best pizza, free-flowing wine and dashing conversation partners, Gilbert consumes la dolce vita as spiritual succor. "I came to Italy pinched and thin," she writes, but soon fills out in waist and soul. Then, prayer and ascetic rigor: seeking communion with the divine at a sacred ashram in India, Gilbert emulates the ways of yogis in grueling hours of meditation, struggling to still her churning mind. Finally, a balancing act in Bali, where Gilbert tries for equipoise "betwixt and between" realms, studies with a merry medicine man and plunges into a charged love affair. Sustaining a chatty, conspiratorial tone, Gilbert fully engages readers in the year's cultural and emotional tapestry, conveying rapture with infectious brio, recalling anguish with touching candor as she details her exotic tableau with history, anecdote and impression.
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Just finished:

How to Talk to a Widower by Jonathan Tropper.

A Real Librarian's rating:

From Publishers Weekly:

A portrait of a modern guy in crisis, Tropper's third novel (Everything Changes; The Book of Joe) follows Doug Parker, whose life is frozen into place at 29 when Hailey, his wife of two years, is killed in a plane crash. Unable to leave the tony suburban house they once shared, he spends his days reliving their brief marriage from the moment he found her sobbing in his office over troubles with her first husband. At the same time, Doug's magazine column about grieving for his wife has made him irresistible to the media (book deals, television spots and the like are proffered) and to a wide array of women who find him "slim, sad and beautiful." Though stepson Russ is getting in trouble at school and Doug's pregnant twin sister, Claire, moves in, no amount of crying to strippers can keep Doug from the temptations of his best friend's wife or Russ's guidance counselor. Alternately flippant and sad, Tropper's book is a smart comedy of inappropriate behavior at an inopportune time. (July) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


Lauren said...

I am reading "Confessions of a Drama Queen" by Lee Nichols...very funny!

April & Kevin said...

I'm also reading Eat, Pray, Love right now! I love it so far. I just got to the India part. Love to hear what you think of it!!

Christy said...

I'm reading Harry Potter Year 5.

TeacherBee said...

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Rhonda said...

How to Talk To a Widower sounds like a good book...what did you think?

Currently I am not reading a book....I don't have time because of my stupid physiology class. I am listening to 2nd Degree by James Patterson.....during the semesters I find it easier to listen to books while driving to/from work and school then to try and find time to read them.

AlleighGrrrl said...

I'm reading The Scapegoat by Daphne Du Maurier. I loved Rebecca , Jamaica Inn , and "The Birds," so I figured I'd give this one a shot even though I knew nothing about it.

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