April 11, 2011

Have You Read Anything Good Lately?

My lovelies, what are you reading? I just finished reading my book
and I'm searching for a new one. I've never been a huge reader,
but when I sink my teeth into a good book I can't stop.

Any recommendations? I'd love to hear. :) xx

I love Live Every Moment .

64 comments:

Dan Gliubizzi said...

Just finished "An Object of Beauty" by Steve Martin

Ms.Wasteland said...

I just started The Paris Wife. Haven't read enough of it yet to tell how I'm going to like it.

Are you on Goodreads.com? It's a great way to get recommendations and keep track of your to read list.

Joop Zand said...

Betty ...
I wish you a very nice week,
with or without books.

Greetings, Joop

Nancy said...

I'm still trying to finish "Boardwalk Empire" -- I keep getting distracted by finding spring flowers to photograph. :)

....Petty Witter said...

I can highly recommend The Help by Kathryn Stockett OR if you like thrillers you could do worse than Eleven Hours by Paulina Simons.

Gaelyn said...

No time to read anything but blog posts lately. Sorry no recommendations.

Emm said...

I've read some awesome books this year! I would certainly recommend Out of Shadows by Jason Wallace and Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay.

I second the suggestion to join Goodreads. It is a powerful site for book tracking and recommendations.

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

Oh, these are so great!:)

George said...

I love reading. I have so many books that I don't think I'll ever get through them all. Lately I've started reading some early Agatha Christie on my iPad. I'm really enjoying them.

Arti said...

'Not a penny more not a penny less' by Jeffrey Archer... Reading it for the third time, one of my all time favorite books...
Have a lovely day Betty:)

Bitch said...

A book easy and very quickly to read
is "The catcher in the Rye" by
J.D. Salinger.
I have read it in German and in
English (for improvement).

Send you my love!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

I'm not much of a reader here --other than magazines and things online about health/birds/etc.... I am so busy --and between working in the yard, watching my birds, and computering--there's not much time left in my life.
Hugs,
Betsy

Corinne Rodrigues said...

B - I've signed up at this wonderful website called Goodreads - great reviews there - including a list of books you must read in your lifetime! :) I'm currently reading 'Catcher in the Rye'...and highly recommend two books 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Book Thief.' What did you just finish reading?

Pat Tillett said...

There are too many to mention. A classic is always a good choice!
Have a great week Betty!

blueviolet said...

I'm reading Shanghai Girls by Lisa See and I love it!

Bob Bushell said...

It is lovely to read, keep on reading Betty.

Naturedigital said...

I have not ever heard of a really bad book Betty.
So keep on reading.
Try anything.
Costas

Ms. A said...

How bloggers find time to read more than blogs is beyond me! I can't keep up as it is.

Kelly said...

I see some very good suggestions in the comments above.

I've been reading books for the challenges I've signed up for and most of them have been very good. One I might recommend is "West With the Night" by Beryl Markham. It's a memoir, not too lengthy, and very interesting.

Fábio Martins | Fotografia said...

Interesting post! This is culture :)

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

oh, such interesting suggestions, thanks!

ΑΘΗΝΑ said...

I recently read "The island" by Victoria Hislop.It was a wonderful story about life.The story takes place in Crete about some decades ago when people suffered from leprosity.You should read it!

Cloudia said...

Love the shots - could smell the books!


Ahem... I always recommend my little novel "Aloha Where You Like Go?"

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Thanks for being my pal

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lisa said...

Not lately, but soon I will have a week off, and am planning on catching up on this stack that has been sitting on my desk for far too long!

these photographs are just wonderful.

Thank you for your visit today!

Have a wonderful evening.

lisa.

David L Macaulay said...

nothing too weighty but I am trying to familiarize myself with classics by reading Jane Ayre - how are you?

ρομπερτ said...

hmmm...with regard to Greek literature, am currently discovering the Ancient, e.g. Epicurus.

In English I am a huge fan of Orhan Pamuk,mostly 'snow'; yet found Iain Banks 'Transition' impressive as well.

Please have a good Tuesday.

Pat said...

I recently read "Water for Elephants" and couldn't put it down.

Tracy said...

One of my favorite books is Garth Stein's The ARt of Racing in the Rain and of course, you can always pre-order mine :)so when you run out again you'll have something on hand...

http://sbpra.com/tracyspaine/

Melissa B. said...

Water for Elephants. One of the best books ever!

BJ Roan said...

Just finished Juliet by Anne Fortier. It kept my interest. The Help was excellent, as was Water for Elephants, and an odd little book called The Room. Happy reading.

PAMO said...

I'm currently reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. It's long but really, really good.
Have a great week!

floweringmama said...

Mmm, my reading is sporadic of late. ALL my reading has been textbooks and notes I've taken in class. When I'm off in the summer I typically read a lot, but the last two summers I've gardened and canned and put away. I hope to find something more intriguing than probability and statistics!

Kimberley said...

Last good book I read was How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford. It's actually a kid's book--a fact I didn't know when I downloaded it to my Kindle after reading about it in The Week. Turned out to be a great read, even though it was meant for teens :)

Nevine said...

Dear Betty, Most of my reading nowadays is my textbook reading. But, when I can grab a few free minutes, I like to read Italo Calvino. Highly entertaining, each and every time. I have never been disappointed!

I wish you a lovely week, my dear!

Nevine

Pastor Dennis said...

I am not a big fiction reader, but the last couple years I have been dipping into Wendell Berry, who writes about rural life in Kentucky. His novels are mostly the main character telling their life story, or an episode from their life, through the lens of memory and reflection. He is a fine and deep writer: nothing precious, but plain and wholesome.
My favorite novel by Berry is "Jayber Crow" (about 350 pages long) about an orphan who grows up to be a barber in a tiny town and his looking back over much of his long life; and a nice short novel by him is "Andy Catlett: Early Travels" about a ten year old's story of his solo trip to visit his grandparents.

diane b said...

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Anonymous said...

Try anything by Jane Austen.

Lynette said...

I am currently reading Lynda La Plante's "Blind Fury". I love murder mysteries.

Shalet Jimmy said...

Agatha Christie and Mary Higgins Clark. I just love them...

love lives in the kitchen said...

dear betty,
i've been reading ishiguro books lately and i love them.. unfortunately time for reading is always very little...
have a sweet day,
justyna

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

I have The Great Upheaval by Jay Winik
Lies My Teacher Told Me by James Loewen
and Poke the Box by Seth Godin
right now!

nikgee said...

Hi Betty,I am finding a little humor goes a long way. My latest read is A TREASURY OF MARK TWAIN. An oldie but a goody.

ritsa said...

Interesting suggestions here.

Have a great Tuesday!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Estupendas las fotos de los libros. Genial haber pasado por aquí de nuevo...

Saludos!

michael said...

I'm currently reading A Hat Full of Cherries by Felix Calvino and I love it!
hugs

Anonymous said...

An Autobiography by Agatha Christie, is on of my fave books.

Great pics!!
Txs.

Unknown Mami said...

I looking for books to read. I think I'm going to check out the one by Steve Martin.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Betty, that's good for you.
I don't read anymore except for the classes that I teach! now, I prefer digital copies: all in my little hard drive I carry around with the notebook.
I am OK!
“How are you?" ...

Rizalenio said...

I always love reading but recently I'm more into books with heavy visuals. My gf just gifted me six lonely planet books (sri lanka, mexico, thailand, etc.) and my most favorite is the lonely planet MUMBAI book.

Happy reading. :)

Hilary said...

You mean aside from blogs? ;)

I quite enjoyed The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill, which I believe is called Someone Knows My Name in the U.S., Australia and N.Z.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I just read through these comments to get some recommendations too, Betty. So, thanks. I'm currently inching my way through Jodi Picoult's Change of Heart. It's good but too long. I think I need to jump into something new.
Be well, dear friend. xo Robyn

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KikiMo said...

I'm looking for something good to read myself. I'm just reading though these recommendations in the comments.

amazon's best review said...

hello, have good day and enjoy your life

magda said...

Μπέττυ μου, καλησπέρα
Κι εγώ,αν έχω ένα καλό βιβλίο, δεν κοιμάμαι αν δεν το τελειώσω !!!
Αγαπώ πολύ τους Παπαδιαμάντη και Καρκαβίτσα !!!
Πολλά φιλάκια

yonca said...

I've been reading a Turkish book lately.Meleklerle yasamak..'Living With Angels'

Happy reading!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

thanks for these wonderful recommendations-can't wait to check them out. :)

Inger-M said...

I love these photos of old books!

Carletta said...

The texture of a book - old or new - nothing can replace it!
I'd love a Kindle but I'd miss the feel of the book in my hand.

I recently read Angry Housewifes Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik. It's has much more depth than it sounds. It was a good read.

Simply Me said...

I finished reading " The Namesake " by Jhumpa Lahiri a while back ..I have always been a big fan of the movie and when I got hold of the book I couldn't resist it ..
You might wanna give it a try or maybe watch the movie and decide too ? Hope it helps B ..
Have a lovely weekend ....
xoxo

Flower Photography said...

I just love the look of old books :-)

Tara said...

I love love book photos, nice job! Love them.

SquirrelQueen said...

While I love the classics at the moment my reading is more light. I am catching up on my ARC's for reviews. I recently finished Miss Hildreth Wore Brown, Anecdotes of a Southern Belle. It is a quick read and hilarious.

I'm just over half way with one called The Girl Who Disappeared Twice and will then be starting Ordinary Thunderstorms. One I'm looking forward to, and hopefully it won't disappoint, is The Rebellion of Jane Clarke.

Happy Reading!

Avi said...

Hi...I browsed through the comments first before I recommend...I like 'Everyone Is Beautiful' by Katherine Center. It focuses on stay-at-home moms alike. It's a really funny book because moms can really relate. A very good one, if you ask me.