03 November 2010

What Are You Reading RIGHT NOW! Challenge November/December 2010 January 2011

First tell us about what you are reading RIGHT NOW! (in the comments below)

Then, when you finish what you are reading come back and take a Challenge, tell the BFWP readers all about the book. Click to read past What are you Reading RIGHT NOW Challenge comments.

So, what are you Reading Right Now?

Please use the following format for your comment:
Title of Book, Author, and your thoughts on the book.


  1. I am reading a bunch of books right now and decided to take a challenge on each of them RIGHT NOW too... to read my comments about each book, click the link!

    Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides

    Squirrel seeks Chipmunk by David Sedaris

    The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell

    So there are a bunch of other books, but I may need to take the Bedside Book Challenge and just take a PICTURE! I promise to post more soon...

  2. Anonymous1:19 PM

    The Mom and The Dad are reading
    East of the Sun West of the Moon by Mercer Mayer
    to me.

    Mom loves the book (She says it is one of her favorites lately)--I will tell you what I think when we are done!

  3. Children of God, by Maria Doria Russell. Having just whizzed through The Sparrow, it's pretty hard not to become drawn into this sequel. The setting and characters are drawn vividly. While the characters are engaged in daily things, they are conststantly grappling with things of eternity. Like lava lamps, the undulations of these two levels are irresistible. A great read.

  4. The Librarian1:18 PM

    Just picked up the next book of Ralph Moody's Little Britches series...Fields of Home. I can't rave enough about how the man sweeps you into his tales of boyhood and just keeps telling one rich tale after another.

    And...I'm happy to state, now that the snow has fallen in Northern Michigan, that I am starting the "read three books at one time" routine. One blessing of winter! So, thanks to the wonderful contributors to this project, I'm starting Great Books and Dreamers of the Day. Today.

  5. Copies of Barack Obama's book, Of Thee I Sing, arrived at my doorstep this evening and I've already read it through twice. It is a lovely book. It is a loving book. It is a gentle book that focuses on the reader rather than the 13 Americans who are mentioned as examples of qualities that we share as humans and as Americans. It whets the appetite, perhaps, to learn more about those mentioned, but really calls on us to recognize and appreciate those qualities in ourselves.

    It isn't what I expected but I'm not disappointed. I think it's to be shared and cherished.

  6. marisand3:18 PM

    Reunion by Thereas Fowler

    Enjoying the storyline and main character, although she reminds me of Oprah!

  7. I am reading Socks by Beverly Cleary.Socks is a cat.He was adopted by a couple. After they had a baby he had to get accustomed to having a sibling.

  8. Hey, I am readin "Millionär" by Tommy Jaud! It`s a funny book from an german Author :)
    here`s an link to googleBooks:

  9. I am reading Thoroughbred,A Horse called Wonder,by Joanna Campbell.Ashleigh has a older sister named Caroline and a younger brother named Rory. They went to look at horses because her horses died. She had a foal and a mama horse that died. I'm interested to see what happens next. I love horses!

  10. The Sisters stayed up way too late tonight... they were listening to

    Time Cat
    by Alexander Lloyd

    It was hard to make them go to bed, but they promised to give a full report of the books soon...

  11. Thanks JoanUndKay --The Mom is looking for a translation to check out, her brother lives in Germany, maybe he can find one... some of our favorite books are translations (The Princess Plot by Kirsten Boie and Isabelle Allende and so many more!)

    And Sis, we love horses the book sounds great and Socks sounds like fun too!

  12. I am reading The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burneet.There was a girl named Mary.Everyone called her mistress Mary quite contrary She went to her uncle's place because her parents died.She got big when she was there and met a boy named Dickon.They found a garden.She found another boy and his name was Collin.They all went to the garden.The more they went to the garden the healthier they became.

  13. My sons and I just finished "Red Sails to Capri" by Ann Weil and it was wonderful! It was a lot of fun to read to my sons because each character's personality came through so easily in the way the author wrote. The whole story was funny and inspiring, and now we all wish we could travel to Capri to see the Blue Grotto. :)

  14. Right now I'm reading Eternal Echoes (Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong) by John O'Donohue. I'm certainly being made more aware of my affinity for Celtic Spirituality! But, in this time of giving, I'd like to share an anecdote from the book with you:
    "...At a Gospel Mass in New Orleans recently, the preacher invited each one of us to to turn to our neighbour and say, 'Something good is going to happen to you." It made me realize that there are such beautiful bouquets of words that we never offer each other. For days afterwards, I could see the chubby face and hear the gravel voice of the little boy next to me saying, 'Somethin' good's gonna happen to You.' His words became a kind of mantra that blessed me for days."

    I thought to myself what a blessing it would be to walk around each day with that in mind. It seems to me it would make us more aware of the miracles in our daily lives that we blithely ignore. I'm going to try saying that to someone every once in a while.

    Something good is going to happen to you!


  15. I guess I'm a little eager to get reconnected! I finished reading Eternal Echoes a couple of days ago. It was not something that could be read quickly. At the end there was a list of suggested further reading and one book leapt out at me. It was Exile and the Kingdom by Albert Camus. I didn't remember reading it when I was in my Camus stage, but I went to my bookshelves and there it was. I took it down and began reading and read it straight through! And now I am going back to read The Stranger which I haven't read for at least 40 years. It's amazing what a really great writer will do for you.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR, BFW family!

  16. Happy New Year to you too, Dear Lynn! It is wonderful how taking a little time off of a project can renew the energy... and we have all been reading more!

    Tomorrow a new challenge from The Bean and The Sisters have some surprises up their sleeves too.

    Happy 2011!

  17. I am reading a WHOLE BUNCH of books --many lovely books for Christmas waiting for me. These, however, are the ones that lay open faced holding their place beside my bed:

    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (so far not impressed, but have to finish it since I've had it out of the library so long!)

    And continuing my tour of Young Adult Lit:
    The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch (no opinion yet.)

    The Grimm Legacy by Polly Schulman (I like the idea but it hasn't grabbed me yet, I am on page 53, I will give it to page 75!)

    I will post a few more soon. Have to get to work on tomorrow's Challenge!

  18. Well I'm really mostly rereading AMAZING books right now. I've worked my way from book 5 to 7 of Harry Potter even though I have read them a million times u can't get enough of a good book! And These aren't good, there AMAZING!
    I've also read a lot of Agatha Christie's lately. They are amazing books with so many twists and turns, and psychology. You Can't ask for more from a good book than one that keeps you on your toes the whole time but is satisfying when your done :)

  19. I am reading Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl. Mr. Fox out smarts three farmers and saves his family and their friends. In this story the animals are smarter then the people.

  20. Reading 3 books at the moment:

    Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy

    The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larrson (just to see what all the fuss is about)

    The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver

    All three books are satisfying and compliment each other well.