Tuesday, July 10, 2007

What're you reading?

Six more sleeps until this cat starts his summer vacation, and there's a spot waiting for me on the deck at the cottage, to catch up on some reading. Any suggestions? I generally like mysteries, Stephen King and some celebrity biographies.

Right now, I'm reading The Black Ice, a cop novel by Michael Connelly, who was recommended to me by a co-worker last year. His stuff is reminiscent of John Grisham's. I think I've read everything Grisham has written.

I already have two books lined up: Stephen King's latest, called Lisey's Story; and the Hemingway classic, The Sun Also Rises. If I don't finish whatever reading material I bring with me, that's okay. I do most of my non-vacation reading on the bus back and forth to work.

So fire away with any suggestions.


Maria said...

The latest edition of Cosmo is my pick of the month, and when your done with that... you can try the latest Jughead & Archie its hilarious! You won't be able to put it down until you read it cover to cover. Best part is ... you CAN read it cover to cover in about 15 minutes flat!


Newsguy Bob said...

Thanks, Maria, you're a big help. Although I haven't read any Archie comics in eons, they do make good reading on the crapper.

Maria said...

Oh your very welcome. Anytime!
I knew I could help you out.

As for Archie comics I don't read them on the crapper or anything else for that matter. Too busy consentrating. LOL

As for COSCO where else can you get such different reading topics all in one book? LOL everything from EMBARASSING YEAST INFECTIONS (I always laugh at that word) *yeast*
- 50 most amazing positions.
- 100 kama sutra moves to try TONIGHT!
- Raped by my uncle (nasty).
- Love him or kill him! LOL
- ETC... ETC...


Maria said...

that should have read COSMO

T said...

I absolutely love Jonathan Kellerman. Any of his books are good to the last page.

Newsguy Bob said...

Thanks, t, I checked out Kellerman on the Indigo/Chapters website, and will have to pick one up.
I also might just wait until I'm up north. StepMama is a reader, and enjoys a lot of the same authors that I do, so maybe in the year since I've seen her, she's accumulated a good stash.

I usually buy books, which is kinda stupid, considering there's a library in my neighbourhood. But I guess I don't like the pressure of a due date. Besides, when I'm done with my books, I pass them along to someone else, or give them to the woman at work who has occasional charity sales.

Keep on suggestioning, Bloglodytes.

And Maria: there really IS a difference between COSCO (highchairs and baby car seats, no?), COSTCO (crack cocaine for the bulk-shopping whore) and COSMO (which just might ask me to pose semi-nude some day, especially if this diet and exercise thing has its desired result).

Misster Kitty said...

Timothy Findley, Noel Coward, Gore Vidal... All favourites of mine...

If you want something a bit more avantgarde, might I suggest, 'Wittgenstein's Mistress' by David Markson or 'The History of the worls in 10 1/2 Chapters' by Julian Barnes

Misster Kitty said...

worls = world

Ma Horton said...

The Kite Runner is an awesome read if you haven't read it yet . Five People I Want To Meet In Heaven is also good and For One More Day , both by Mitch Albom. I plan to read the Da Vinci Code this summer ..even though I am one summer late . Nothing I love more than reading a book that I don't wish to end .

T said...

My latest literary purchase? *Where Did I Come From?* hehe

Newsguy Bob said...

Thanks, Ma. I've read "Five People..." and Tuesdays with Morrie (the TV movie with Hank Azaria and Jack Lemmon is also great), and just might take your suggestion about For One More Day.

I'm not that interested in The Da Vinci Code. Besides, I've heard too many stories of incidents on buses involving people reading it, and other people taking exception to it.

Newsguy Bob said...

Ma, a co-worker has also recommended The Kite Runner, so I will pick it up.