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I'm only partially through with this book recommended by @lindseyastin, but enough to declare she has fabulous taste.

Sometimes a book makes me stop reading.

Not because it’s terrible.

Not even because it’s amazing.

Just because I finish it and want to keep reading that same book.

But because I don’t have another space memoir/history of clogging tome/literary novel about cherries available, I can wander away from books.

Book I'm LOVING of the moment.

There are many upsides to my time away from books.

I am almost caught up on How I Met Your Mother.

Only 80% of my body is sore from last weekend’s Zombie 5K.

(Have no fear, a post is coming as soon as I steal the photos.)

My entryway has once again been painted.

(7th time is always the charm, right?)

Starting early on next month's book club selection.  Now to become a magician.

One of the best parts of time away from reading is how exciting it is to get back into it.

Using my new cookbook to entertain myself as I hide from the storm.

And I’m currently enjoying a reading renaissance.

A very lovely lunch.

Aka, books are being moved from my basement’s Piles O’ Unread Books to my living room’s Shelves of Read Books Only, Please.

(My living room is rather formal, yet polite.)

What're you reading today?

It’s an exciting time to be a book owned by me.

What are you currently reading

Would you recommend it?


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  • Aleta October 7, 2013, 1:18 pm

    Ohh, I read Ender’s Game and I have the second book in that series. I’m also reading a second book in a series that a blogger wrote (which is Sci Fi) but I don’t have the book in front of me to remember the title. I’m also reading a child raising book (for future reference) on behavioral problems. I have a separate blog for book reviews 🙂

    • Megan October 7, 2013, 2:40 pm

      I can’t imagine how they made it into a movie that in any way stayed true to the book – either have it be a ton of fighting scenes, which aren’t really described, or have a small child sitting at a computer, with a couple of breaks for him murdering other kids! Are you going to read the second book? I also thought the way he led up to it was crazy contrived, but am intrigued as to what happens – my friend who read it with me said she’s probably going to just find out what happens on Wikipedia!

      • Aleta October 7, 2013, 4:04 pm

        I’m going to read the second book, because I read reviews that the second one is actually better than the first. I’m thinking there’s going to be a lot of “thoughts” given in the movie. Like listening to a voice over. I’m planning on watching the movie IF it gets good reviews, otherwise, I’ll save my money 🙂

  • julie gardner October 7, 2013, 2:31 pm

    I am reading Ruth Reichl’s TENDER AT THE BONE for the second time right now.
    And yes, I’d recommend it.


    (Her writing is as delicious as the recipes and anecdotes she recounts. I have a girl crush on her. Or at the very least, I want her to cook me dinner. Every night.)

    • Megan October 7, 2013, 2:33 pm

      Interesting! I read her book Garlic and Sapphires and really liked it but didn’t know she had other books, I’ll have to check that one out! And, man, I would let almost anyone cook me dinner every night. ALL THE LAZY WOULD BE HAD.

  • Karen Peterson October 7, 2013, 4:24 pm

    I go through reading breaks too, and they ARE nice.

    Right now I’m reading a novel called How to be Single. So far I like it. It was written by one of the creators of Sex and the City.

  • Jo-Anne October 7, 2013, 8:10 pm

    Oh yeah there have been books that I have read that when I have finished it I have been left wanting more, I feel that way when I read the Phyne Fisher Murder Mystery books by Kerry Greenwood

  • Jess October 8, 2013, 4:56 am

    (I’m a big fan of your blog and am so happy you’re posting more often. This is my first time commenting, though. Unless maybe I did once and don’t remember due to sleep deprivation. That’s possible)

    I just finished the second Dragonslayer (The Song of the Quarkbeast) book by Jasper Fforde. The first The Last Dragonslayer, was also great. There’s magic and also a bunch of cleverness. His book Shades of Grey (it’s not even close to porn and his book was first) is also excellent. Oh, and his Thursday Next series. They’re all alternate reality kind of things and are all funny.

  • joeinvegas October 8, 2013, 12:14 pm

    Still on the Terry Pratchett Diskworld series. I think I’m up to boo eleven (of thirty something). Some of the stories are related, with a few characters wandering in and out of random books, but mostly they stories are totally different. I just like his style of writing.

    Also hit a used book store and picked up a few old Pohl science fiction books, I liked the way he wrote and his were some of the first Sci Fi books I read a long time ago.

    I see you are into books on magic – recently read Hiding the Elephant: How Magicians Invented the Impossible and Learned to Disappear by Jim Steinmeyer. Pretty good for behind the scenes stuff and stories about magicians.

  • Elliot October 15, 2013, 1:10 pm

    I saw the movie of Sleepwalk With Me and enjoyed it.

  • Nagzilla October 24, 2013, 7:54 am

    Some of those look really intriguing. The Houdini one in particular looks pretty cool. Also, I love the skirt you’re wearing with the Average American book.

    I recently recovered from a pretty intense bout of sinusitis, so I read all the way through The Fault in Our Stars, which was really good but had some super sad moments. I won’t give it away, but suffice it to say the book confirms one of the reasons I’m afraid to actually meet my idols.

  • Ranger October 28, 2013, 7:28 pm

    I have read every book by Orson Scott Card that I could get my hands on. Waiting for the next in the “Game of Thrones” series, plus the next in Diana Gabaldons “Outlander” series.

    I have discovered an app which allows me to get e-books from the library without sideloading them to my Nook HD+. With the app I can return them before the time is up, too. No fines, if you keep a book too long, it just expires. I am in book heaven, am retired, and catching up on all the reading time that life preempted before.

    Also, If you are a fan of Tony Hillerman’s books, his daughter, Anne Hillerman, has taken up the baton and released another about the Navajo police. I have reserved it, too.

    I will shut up, now. I am a true fan(atic) if you couldn’t tell.

  • Breenah November 16, 2013, 6:24 pm

    I haven’t read any of the books in your post, but I’ve finished reading my third book by Jen Lancaster (Bitter is the New Black, Bright Lights Big Ass, and Such a Pretty Fat) and she’s awesome. I’d definitely recommend them!

  • Missy@WhatsGoingOnHere November 27, 2013, 9:03 am

    I just discovered the name for the genre of book that I prefer reading; it’s called the poetic novel, or literature. Clearly, I am not a book snob if I didn’t know what “literature” meant. I just read “The Book Thief” and wanted more like it. You steered me to “Bel Canto”. Do you know any more like those?

  • Nancy November 28, 2013, 11:32 pm

    Recently I started a mother daughter book club, with a few extras thrown in. Anyway we are currently reading The Kitchen God’s Wife by Amy Tan. However I have not started it yet because I have at least three other books going, Quiet by Susan Cain, Rover by Angie Frazier and A book on writing who’s title escapes my memory at the moment. Happy reading everyone!

  • John (Daddy Runs a Lot) December 20, 2013, 9:24 am

    I’m just finishing up Doctor Sleep by Stephen King . . . but I wouldn’t recommend it to parents. Damn caring for my kids & Stephen King making me think that evil people are going to come after my kids every time they tell me about a weird dream they’ve had.

    My guilty pleasures have been the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher – a real-life wizard who works as a private investigator in Chicago, battling demons and vampires and the like.

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