I don’t know if it is just me or if others have the same compulsion when they see someone reading a book, to ask “What are you reading?” But of course I don’t actually ask because if I were intensely reading a book I would not want to be interrupted, or maybe I would because I really like to tell people about a good book.
I always read more than one book at a time and you will probably be like “what?” when I confess: I have a car book, for those times I am waiting on kids, husband or whoever, I have at least two or three at any one time at my bedside and I have one in the bathroom (can’t believe I just shared that).
So what are you reading?
Do you read more than one book at a time?
What is your favorite book so far this year?
Here is what I am reading:
Blue Nights by Joan Didion : This is the first book I have read by this author and I find it a moving memoir dealing with loss and grappling with the unanswered questions within her own heart. There is always the unasked question, “would you read more from this author?” Probably not, once is enough. But with that said, I am glad I am reading this book. (Bathroom)
The Collected Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald: Flappers and Philosophers,/Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald: I know everyone has gushed over The Great Gatsby, but I am so glad I started with this collection of short stories. Not only does he take the mundane and make it interesting, I have been learning a great deal from reading this collection. And yes I will probably read everything I can get my hands on when I finish this book. (Car Book)
The Screenwriters Bible by David Trottier: It is informative.
Elmore Leonard’s Collection of Western Short Stories: A few I like and some are a bit dated for me. But I will probably read something more recent next. Any suggestions?
My favorite book so far this year is definitely The Collected Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald.