Friday, January 20, 2012

What Are You Reading?

It's the beginning of a new year and so I cleaned off the Reading List shelf for 2012 to put my read books; to watch them pile up as this wonderfully important year glide by.  And so far, I've gotten my nose into some great books - but they're nowhere near finished. I'm halfway through and at the beginning of them.
The first one I'm reading is '11-22-63' by Stephen King.  I bought this one in November last year and began reading it immediately.  However I'm three-quarters through it and have yet to finish it, and I've figured out why I haven't finished it in my usual fast time of reading books.  I love how King has set this book out, how he's written it.  It's beautiful in every way; so much so, I don't want the darned thing to finish.  So, I'm not rushing it and just letting it take me when I want to read it at the pace I want to read it.
The next book I'm begun - and have yet to get past the second chapter of is 'The Dreaming Void' by Peter F Hamilton.  A friend of mine and I have 'The Void Trilogy' together (I have the last two and he had the first book) and so we decided to join forces and read the books all at once.  Seeing he was the faster reader, he read them first and then handed them onto me.  Well, I began the first book and have been enjoying the lovely plain English that is so lacking in sci-fi fiction now.  I have put it down for a bit; but the great thing is that I can go back and pick it back up and not be lost.
The next book I've got my nose into - well and truly - is 'Christian Slater: Back From The Edge' by Nigel Goodall.  This book was published in 2005 and only printed in the UK; not exported here to Australia.  This was unfortunate as it went out of print almost as fast as it was in print.  So, I had to order it into The American Bookstore in the city.  It took three weeks to arrive and the day I picked it up, I was reading it on the way home.
So, what have you been getting your nose into over the last few weeks?  Have you been reading what you received for Christmas or something you snaffled from a yard sale?  Do tell.  And are you having problems reading a book you've gotten into - like me and the Stephen King book - let us know which books are the ones you're stuck on and can't get ahead.  Well, until my next post, happy reading!


  1. I've been doing more blogging than reading these days!! Plus researching/flushing out ideas for my blog, so reading has been on the back burner. I'm currently reading five different books. Usually, I read one book at a time, sometimes two... The book that has captured my attention at the moment is a cozy mystery novel by Sharon Short called Death in the Cards. It's the fist book I've read by Sharon Short and one that I grabbed from a virtual book box on Bookcrossing. I'm about 160 pages into this book so far and am finding to be an okay read so far.

    1. Sounds like a great read! I'm so happy you're enjoying your blogging. I also found my blogging took over my reading habits for a while when I began, then I slowly got back into reading book again.

      But the three books I've got my nose into are really good so far; and I do look forward to reviewing them all when I finish them. :D