Sunday, January 18, 2009

What Are You Reading Now?

One of the cruel ironies of being in the publishing biz is that it is often a struggle to find time to read just for the heck of it. Every so often, however, I just slide the TO DO list under a rock and pick up a book with no agenda in mind at all.

Right now, I am reading THE TIPPING POINT by Malcom Gladwell. I bought the book when it first came out in paperback, but somehow it just never got on the bedside table. Then I came upon it the other day while searching my stacks for Marilyn Meredith's SMELL OF DEATH because we are working on the cover of her next Rocky Bluff mystery.

I'm just getting into it...fascinating stuff!

So what are you reading?


Pocket Muse said...

I'm reading Jasper Fforde's The Well of Lost Plots. Great read!

Marvin D. Wilson said...

Yes - so important to take the time to read for your own entertainment and pleasure - good!

Holli said...

I am reading Lisa Gardner Say Goodbye, and just finished James Patterson 7th Heaven. I am going to add some Oak Tree authors to my reading queue as soon as I finish Lisa Gardner.

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

I usually have about 3-4 books being read at the same time, and recently added to my "Currently Reading" list is "Black Beauty." Check out my blog for details.

Heather Hummel said...

THE TIPPING POINT is fascinating, itsn't it? I loved that book.

I'm reading CHOICES AND ILLUSIONS by Eldon Taylor. Another terrific book.

Shari Lyle-Soffe said...

I am a sporadic reader. When I read I can't stop. I read book after book, until I do. Then I can't read for a spell, until something prompts me to start again.

Monti said...

Since I review books for Reader to Reader, I usually have one or two nearby to read when I get a chance. The one I just finished is Defending Angels by Mary Stanton. This is the first in a series set in Savannah, GA--a place I often visit whenever we are playing tennis in Hilton Head, SC. Knowing the setting made me much more interested in reading the book. The author also introduced an intriguing set of characters I would enjoy following in future books.

I recently finished Judas Kiss by J.T. Ellison. This murder mystery is also part of a series and is a Mira book. In my reading I find that I usually especially enjoy the Mira books I choose to review.

Mary Montague Sikes, Author
Secrets by the Sea
Eagle Rising

Krista said...

I'm reading Curious Lives: Adventures from The Ferret Chronicles by Richard Bach. I love Richard Bach, but the title didn't sound all that interesting. The reason I bought the book was the heartfelt letter from the publisher on the back cover. It begins with
"Dear Reader,
Richard Bach is kind and gentle and stubborn as rocks about his writing. His books are visions of why we’re here and where we’re going, ideas that change lives, and he hides them behind titles so modest that nobody can tell what they’re about."