One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five

Shamelessly stealing a Q&A from sprite today, mostly because it was answerable while riding the Metro to work (plus a couple of additional minutes link-adding at my desk). She found it though an adventure in reading, but says it started with Stuck in a Book.

I’ll admit, I hope writing about books will spark my enthusiasm for reading like our trip to MDSW yesterday seems to have kick-started my knitting mojo.

The Book I Am Currently Reading
I’ve been slowly poking my way through The Help by Kathryn Stockett since it was my book group selection in… February? Maybe January? I don’t know if it’s the controversy over the book, the slow-moving plot, or what, but it’s just not grabbing me in that can’t-put-it-down way.

The Book I Finished Last
If my Goodreads list is up to date (and I believe it is) the last book I finished was Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. It’s the final book in the Hunger Games trilogy, a popular young-adult series, which I enjoyed immensely, though the first book was my favorite.

The Next Book I Want to Read
I downloaded Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff for my Kindle around Christmas and have only gotten the introduction read at this point, so I’d like that to be next, but I need to read Triumph of the City by Edward Glaser for work, so that will probably be next.

The Last Book I Bought
The just-mentioned Triumph of the City, Kindle edition. The last book I bought that was made out of paper was (I think) The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson. I accidentally downloaded the full version of the final book in that series – rather than the free sample – and thus my affection for instant-gratification Kindle books was born.

The Last Book I Was Given
I was given a free copy of Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard at the Nonprofit Technology Network conference a month or so ago. I had borrowed this from work a ways back, but now I have a copy of my own. Unfortunately, I wasn’t enjoying the borrowed copy, so I’m in no rush to give it another try.

Feel free to share your five in the comments!

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5 thoughts on “One Book, Two Book, Three Book, Four… and Five

  1. Mary May 9, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    I had the same problem with The Help. It took me eight months to really dive in….but then I didn’t want it to end! Stick with it … the movie will be out in August!

  2. susan May 9, 2011 / 6:44 pm

    Currently: Preventing Misguided Reading
    Last: Justin Case (book for ele kids)
    Want to: The Next Step in Guided Reading
    Last bought: CAFE reading
    Given: The Daily Five

    All very teacher-y. Hmm.

  3. Joanne May 9, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    Current: The Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genicide (one of my usual uplifting selections. Sigh.)

    Just Finished: I can’t remember. Good lord. My brain retains nothing these days. Something about China.

    Next: Managing Nuclear Operations. I am SUCH fun at parties.

    Last Bought: Wheels on the Bus in Chinese for Wyatt. 🙂

    Given: probably The Road. But i never read it.

  4. Common Loon May 9, 2011 / 10:32 pm

    Current: Before Green Gables (I refuse to type in any of the myriad of early reader books that would be more accurately current)
    Just Finished: The Door in the Wall
    Next: Call it Courage (the one I’d really like to read next won’t be out for a few more months)
    Last Bought: (purchased at same time) Princton Review Anatomy Workbook and grade 5 Singapore Math
    Given: God’s Word for Mothers

    Obviously, I don’t get to read many “me” books yet…but certainly more than I got to read only a short time ago. I love being back in it!!!

  5. Shannon May 10, 2011 / 11:48 am

    I am currently reading Richard Clarke’s Against All Enemies in light of the bin Laden’s fate.

    It’s infuriating to see how many CIA warnings the administration ignored before 9/11!

    Also I am making my way through the Bob Woodward books on the Bush administration mostly for the same reason.

    I last read the Hunger Games trilogy. Excellent series but was a tad disappointed in the third book. But overall, loved the series. I’m watching the movie casting with great interest because the characters are pretty rich. Love that Stanley Tucci will be playing Ceasar Flickerman.

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