Saturday, January 2, 2010

Do We Have a January Read?

7 comments:

Melanie B said...

No. Mea culpa! I can't seem to decide on anything. Nothing is calling me right now that seems worth sharing. Can one have reader's block?

Emily J. said...

There are lots of end/beginning of the year lists floating around right now with some tantalizing suggestions.

But here's a request: something available from the library or used. The shelves are full, and the wallet is empty.

Exceptions made for really, really good books that you know we'll read again and again.

BettyDuffy said...

Since the month is ticking onward, I'm wondering if it might relieve the pressure, both of choosing, and of reading, if we went with a book of poems, or a short story or two, and then Melanie, you can pick up in February.

Pentimento has a link to a short by Nabokov. Or we could easily type up a couple of the standouts from Scott Cairns "Recovered Body." What do you think?

mrsdarwin said...

February sounds great. Suddenly I feel like everything I put off in December for the holidays is coming back to bite me in January -- funny how that works out. But I am looking forward to getting back to reading with you ladies.

I don't know if this is maybe too explicitly Catholic for our novel-reading set, but my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas The Gargoyle Code by Fr. Dwight Longenecker. It's a continuation of sorts of C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Letters, and I found it quite enjoyable as a fast read.

Pentimento said...

Some of those Nabokov stories are pretty amazing.

Emily J. said...

I'm all for Nabokov and maybe a couple of poems. I just bookmarked the page and will go back to it when my 3 yr old squirmer gets off my lap.

Melanie B said...

Nabakov sounds good to me.