It's Monday, What are you Reading is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila of Book Journey.
It's fun to see what everyone is up to in their reading lives.
I like to add to my TBR list!
We made a quick trip to Reno for the weekend and had a great time catching up with family
I had a gift certificate for Barnes and Noble (I shop all things books and I try to do Independent book sellers most of the time, but I confess to using B&N and Amazon at times) left over from Christmas...it was one I bought to give as a gift, but decided to use it on ME!
I had wanted to get:
The Night Circus
The Homecoming of Samuel Lake
Interestingly, they did not have these two books, instead I got:
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Fault in Our Stars
It's SO EXCITING every time I get a new book!!
I put them on my TBR shelf and hope to get to them soon, but what am I reading THIS Monday?
I am trying to finish up:
And this is embarrassing because I have to read this for bookclub, but (sigh) 50 Shades of Grey. I'm halfway thru it. It's not my cup of tea. I can tell for most serious book bloggers, it's not their's either, as I have seen no posts about it.
I read a quote this morning by Nora Ephron talking about the book, The Fountain Head, which I haven't read, but maybe will some day, and she said
it is better read when one is young enough to miss the point. Otherwise, one cannot help thinking it is a very silly book.”
THAT'S how I feel about 50 Shades. It's a very silly book. And I can only wonder how people are loving it. And buying it. And I just perpetuated it's popularity by purchasing it for bookclub.
Altho, I do have to say, that I plan on reading Tess of the d'Urbervilles, which is considered an important part of English Literature. Because of 50 Shades, I am now intrigued with Tess.
And I have discovered the music of Thomas Tallis (now on my Pandora line-up of stations, along with Led Zeppelin, George Jones, the Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers and James Taylor), so I guess 50 Shades did serve a good deed in my life.
As for enriching my literary life tho....nah, it's just a silly little book.