Friday, October 12, 2012

What Have You Been Reading?

I'm looking for something to read these days.
I spend a lot of time at open houses and inspections and things where my presence is required but not my attention.
Thusly, I have been speeding through books at a much faster rate than usual.
I just finished Peony In Love and Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, both by Lisa See.
I've also read Wuthering Heights for the first time ever - don't judge - and a large number of James Patterson, as mentioned previously.
What I need are options, recommendations.
I will admit to preferring fiction, or historical fiction, to history or documentary type books. I also like long books, or series of books. I dislike getting into a book, becoming invested in the characters and then having it end. Silly, because all books end, but I like a longer journey.
Let me know some of your favorites.

This is me and what would you suggest?


Cathie said...

I'm reading Bulfinch's Mythology, which is a little too academic for fun reading. I'm also reading Georgette Heyer's "Why Shoot a Butler?" She had written a lot of historical romance (like Jane Austen lite, not heaving chests and ripped bodices) but this is one of her mysteries, which is set in her modern era (30s ish). She's great fun. Highly suggest her to everyone.

I totally get you on liking series; I'm the same way. I liked Divergent (and its sequel Insurgent) but the third one doesn't come out until next fall, so take that into consideration.

Jane said...

Bless you Cathie, I'm ordering them all from the library right now!

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