Say / What Are You Reading?

 

Bringing Up Bebe   / The Paris Wife /  The Happiness Project  / Taming Your Family Zoo  / BagParis in Color

Say, what are you reading these days?  As, almost, always, I have about 5 books going at once.  All the while wondering if I, ever, will finish just one of them.

I like reading all kinds of books (and magazines, of course).  I suppose the two types that I read the most are fiction and self help (or personal growth type books).  I know many a people that only read “learning” books and then others that can only be found with fiction (really bad fiction-ahem) in hand.

When, I’m feeling major stressed or overwhelmed I always reach for a book which transports me from my everyday into another time or a faraway place.  And right now, I am definitely in that mode (more on that later).  I just finished this book, which was an easy escape.  It would certainly seem that I’m stuck in Paris mode as I’m torn between this and this.

Do you have books that you always return to?  All time favorites?  I hate picking favorites but for me it’s Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre.  And speaking of classics, which do you recommend?  I love reading old books (when I’m not too tired, that is).

So tell me what are you currently reading?  What you have you recently read?  And what do you want to read?  Any books that have been life changing or game changers?  I’m completely fascinated by people’s choice in reading as I think you can learn a lot about a person by what they read.  And summer reading is upon us, now isn’t it.

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*I think whether you read from an actual book or an e-reader you def need a cool bag to tote your materials in and I happen to love this one.

 

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  • erin//suchsmallsteps
    Commented on May 24th, 2012 at 9:27am

    I think you’ll enjoy Paris Wife. Two of my favorites from last year were Rules of Civility and The Night Circus. I also just read The Elegance of the Hedgehog for book club and while it wasn’t an easy read, it was really thought-provoking and beautiful.

  • Trina
    Commented on May 29th, 2012 at 9:35pm

    Thanks for sharing.. those all sound wonderful and I’m glad I have a reference to go back to for some ideas! xo . t

  • Lara
    Commented on May 24th, 2012 at 12:09pm

    I don’t have children, but have been wanting to read Bringing up Bebe. I also read the Happiness Project and wasn’t as inspired as I expected to be.
    My boyfriend gave me a kindle for my birthday and I can’t put it down. I just read the Hunger Games and then a random book by Jane Green. I just bought a few more books by her. I have forgotten how much I enjoy reading!

  • Trina
    Commented on May 29th, 2012 at 9:36pm

    Love Jane Green. She is one of my fave chick lit authors. My fave of hers is about a American mom and single londoner switching places. Something about Swapping in the title. Loved it! xo . t

  • Miz. November
    Commented on May 24th, 2012 at 1:42pm

    I have been trying to read “Meditation for the Love of It” for months now. I bought it right before we got the puppy, and it seems that I can’t sit still long enough to get to read anything since he came into our lives. Now that he tuckers out in the summer heat, maybe I can steal away some quiet time to finish it.

  • Mary
    Commented on May 24th, 2012 at 7:34pm

    I’m a one-book-at-a-time girl myself. I don’t know how you juggle so many at once! I usually stick to fiction, although lately I’ve been reading quite a few biographies, particularly of musicians and artists I love. Right now I’m reading Bob Mould’s. I also recently finished Wildwood, by Colin Meloy, which is beautifully illustrated and a fun fantasy story.

  • Trina
    Commented on May 29th, 2012 at 9:35pm

    Usually reading multiple books at a time means I don’t finish them. But I’m making pretty good progress right now. Reading each book at different times. xo . t

  • Calico Chid
    Commented on May 24th, 2012 at 8:59pm

    I am usually a 1 book girl (my husband is a 3 book man) always ribbed him for that but I am finding myself a two book girl at the moment.

    One of the books I am reading is also The Paris Wife slowley getting into it,
    i so love Pride & Predjudice a book that really effected me in my youth was Barbara Taylor Bradford I just loved a women of substance how Emma heart strived to success I think I might have to read it now I am in my 40’s to see if I still feel the same way about it as I did when I was a teenager.

    Happy reading :)

  • Trina
    Commented on May 29th, 2012 at 9:34pm

    Thanks for letting me know about Barbara Taylor Bradford. I’m hoping to read the Paris Wife next! xo . t

  • Theresa / inspirationCOOP
    Commented on May 24th, 2012 at 9:20pm

    Books! My favorite subject. I’m almost finished with The Happiness Project. It has definitely given me a new perspective and inspired me to be mindful of my happiness. After The Happiness Project, I need to finish The Fire Starter Sessions. (Yes, juggling multiple books!)
    I’ve heard a lot of good buzz abut Bringing up Bebe and The Paris Wife, so those are now on my reading list. Also, still need to read Steve Jobs’ biography.
    Thanks for a great post! So many books, so little time. :)

  • Trina
    Commented on May 29th, 2012 at 9:33pm

    I’m still going on the Happiness Project too..I love it and see myself referencing it often after I’m finished with it. I just started Bringing up Bebe and I LOVE it. Wish it would have been around years ago. I think I’ll then move onto the Paris Wife and by than I’ll be having complete must move to Paris attacks :) xo . t

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