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!