What I’m Reading?

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme to update you, my readers, on what I’m currently reading, what I’ve read and what reading I have on the horizon (and of course to get more suggestions for books to add to your ever-growing TBR list). Feel free to join in and check out what everyone else.

Last week was a pretty slow reading week. I got a couple pieces of not-so-good news and having said that I really wasn’t much in a reading mood. After Bout of Books (BoB) was over I decided to continue with the rather ambitious list of books I had for the challenge.

Currently Reading

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson was not on my BoB reading list. It is however on my classic horror reading challenge list. I was finally able to get my pretty little hands on a copy at the library. Continue reading

My Boyfriend, the Book Snob

My boyfriend is a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to reading or as he likes to call it serious reading. He has always enjoyed reading, but only really read what was required reading for school. Understood. So, now he’s reading and reading the classics.

“Branch out,” I say.

“Nah. The stuff today is crap,” he says.

I smile amiably because Continue reading

[2] The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom

The Time KeeperThe Time Keeper. Mitch Albom
by Mitch Albom
Hardback, 222
Published September 28, 2012
Rating: 3/5

I have been a fan of Mitch Albom since I read Tuesday’s with Morrie in college.  Since then I have read all of his books.  I eagerly awaited the release of The Timekeeper and when I saw it in my local bookstore pounced on it like a cat pouncing its dinner prey.

The Time Keeper is a fable about the first man to count the hours of the day, who would later be known as Father Time.  As a result of his transgression the man is banished to a cave for thousands of years (6000 to be exact) to think about what he has done — now that’s a pretty serious time out.  During this banishment he is also forced to listen to the earthly voices constantly asking for more time.  Father Time is finally set free from the cave only to go to earth and teach two people the meaning of time and in teaching them he ultimately saves himself.

The Time Keeper introduces the reader to the three main characters: Dor, Sarah Lemon and Victor Delamonte.  Continue reading

Just 10 of My Favorite Books

This list will definitely grow over the coming months as I read new books and rediscover old ones.  I suspect there will be a new-found respect or perhaps even love for the rediscovered books or perhaps not or maybe I’ll ask myself what in the world did I find so great about this.

So, here’s my list thus far.   Continue reading