1.09.2013

On my nightstand

Its been a while since I've mentioned what I'm reading...I love to know what others are perusing...
always sparks a great discussion...
 
Most of the time I read before bed...it is such a comfort for me...I feel that a good nightstand should hold plenty of good reads, an adjustable lamp, special mementos and a small vase of flowers or greenery...
 
I usually have an assortment of choices...books, magazines, catalogs, sections of the sunday paper...
here's the current round-up...
The Life of a Bowerbird was a special present...haven't really had any time to absorb it yet...I want to relish it...
and I'm sure I'll be sharing details from it in a future post.  The Black Box is my current book...nothing too intense but good writing and an interesting protagonist.
 
Earlier this fall, I finished up the trilogy of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo...great series, intriguing characters, intricate plot lines.  In between those books I read two others that I'm sorry I wasted my time on...and am further dismayed that they have captured the public's attention...
 
A couple of months ago, Fifty Shades of Grey was sitting on the library check-out counter...after I had just heard on NPR that the New York Public Library had a waiting list of 500 people for the book...I figured I would pick it and see what all the buzz was about...I kept waiting for something interesting to happen...all the while yelling at Ana to run...very fast and very quickly away from this man...I guess she didn't hear me since there are two other installments...neither of which I will read...
 
Gone Girl is beyond a mystery to me...its currently #1 on New York Times Bestseller List and has been on the list for 30 weeks.  Though there is an interesting plot device which kept me engaged with the characters, after you learn the real truth about this married couple, I wanted to throw the book across the room...a tale about the psychological abuse that a couple can heap onto one another is the top fiction choice in the country...its a sad statement...
 
 
 
On a brighter note...today marks the three year anniversary of my blog...and I've just reached 300 followers...I'm thrilled and delighted that so many of you follow along...as I share my artist's life and view of home, work and community...I am honored that you take a portion of your day, reading about mine...
 







And I would love to know what you're reading...
so I can add it to my pile!

7 comments:

  1. Fun post! What's on my table? Dust....

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  2. Congrats on three years!! And 300! Blogging is so much fun!

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  3. Congratulations! 3 years, 300 followers...good things come in 3's.
    Currently I am reading The Orchardist. Very good. Warm wonderful characters. I too read right before going to sleep which means that sometimes I need to reread what I read the night before. Ha

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  4. I have found myself with more time lately as the kids have gotten a bit older and I have finally picked up a book to read for pleasure. I'm rereading CS Lewis' The Great Divorce. The first time it didn't strike me, in fact, had forgotten I'd read it until I saw my notes in the margins! A friend had brought it up as one of her favorite books so I thought I should give it another chance. Very thought provoking!

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  5. Congrats! I've just started the second in the series of Girl with a Dragon Tattoo.

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  6. Happy anniversary!

    I don't read in bed... but by my recliner are 4 books, going all at once!!

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  7. Hi Amy, Congratulations on your three years!!! I'm glad to be one of the 300. I used to love reading in bed, but, as I have age the old back doesn't like it any more, and with bifocals, it's pretty difficult to read at the best of times. Oh well, I do my reading sitting up very straight, as I do so love to read. My book at present, was a Christmas present. It is "The Gentle Art of Domesticity" by Jane Brocket. As a wonderful artist yourself, you will appreciate this quote from the book referencing her hands... "I like the way they knead dough, create stitches, hold yarn, thead needles, sort beads and buttons and deal with fiddly sewing machine parts." It is a wonderful read. Smiles, Emilou

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