Booking It

Better get these on the books before I get bored and start … handfishing with hillbillies. Not really. I don’t hang with hillbillies. And my relationship with fish involves cooking and a fork. But I digress …

Just read, am reading, will read:

  • The Other Tudors, Henry VIII’s Mistresses and Bastards by Philippa Jones. My obsession with all things Henry continues. Jones was/is a historian, and a good one at that. Each page is so full of information, I might finish when I’m 75, but this is a good book.
  • An Available Man by Hilma Wolitzer. The story of a 62-year-old widower thrust back into the world of women. Not a snore. This is a  good read and full of surprises. Brava, Hilma!
  • Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo. At my bedside, ready to read next. Great reviews for this “jaw-dropping” portrait of modern India.
  • Rules of Civility by Amor Towles. Stylish portrait of the higher life in 1930s New York. Still reading … really like the narrator but the lifestyle makes me want to go to AA and the characters make me sad.
  • The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons 
  • Gone With A Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West. Have always been a huge MLW fan; this would be my least favorite of all her book. Whining.
  • Rules for Virgins by Amy Tan. This one is a Kindle Single – a 40-page story that may or may not be part of future book. Shanghai. 1912. Former courtesan advising aspiring one. Fascinating.

Later.

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10 thoughts on “Booking It

  1. Thanks for the book list maybe it will get me out of my hopelessly romantic crap that I read for entertainment and wishfulness…

    • Ok, GG – sit down. 1. Lose hopeless – anything IS possible. 2. Romantic crap is fun sometimes. 3. Entertainment is necessary; non-negotiable. 4. Wishfulness can be reality – with a plan. Let’s make one. x iz

  2. Of course my eyes caught this title … Rules for Virgins … but the best part was your hillbillies and fish comment still has me laughing.

  3. Will check out Rules for Virgins!

  4. If I may go off on a slight tangent, I really like Kindle Singles. I just read one by a character actor who spent a miserable year as a staff writer on Seinfeld. I love the idea of someone having an idea, writing it down and putting it out there, without having to worry a lot about editing and publishing and marketing, and if a title catches your eye, they’re cheap enough that you’ll just buy it. It’s a great invention, the Kindle Single.

    • Yes, you may go off on slight tangent. Oh, you already did. I am with you, 100% Todd. The singles I’ve read have been stellar! Thank you for bringing this to light 🙂

  5. I haven’t read a book, let alone a good book, in ages. I used to panic if I didn’t have at least 3 books on my nightstand. Now I’m debating a Kindle…once I get a job, of course.

    • First, here’s to you getting a FANTASTIC job. As for Kindle, Nook, any of those – well, after fantastic job, if you get a smart pad or ipad or anything other than a sanitary pad, the apps for all of those are free. 🙂

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