Monday, September 8, 2014

What Are You Reading?

What are you reading this September?

I always seem to be in the middle of a few books.

I just finished this one:

GOOD CHINESE WIFE: I was attracted to this memoir because the author, Susan Blumberg-Kason, is an online writerly friend of mine and we have a Hong Kong connection. I've followed her blog for ages. This was an interesting read, as her story traces the complexities of a bi-cultural marriage that didn't work out because of massive communication breakdown. I loved seeing Hong Kong and mainland China through Susan's eyes. And, funnily enough, I found out we went to the same Hong Kong doctor! Small world.  

THE SCORPIO RACES: I just started this one a few nights ago. So far, I like it. I know it's very popular. Has anyone else read it? I'm still at the very beginning, so no spoilers, please! 

THE BOOK THIEF: This book is wonderful, but it's taking me forever to get through it. I'm talking MONTHS. Which seems ridiculous, because it's so beautiful and tragic. But I think that's part of the reason it's taking me so long: I want to savor every word and not rush through any of it. I'm not eager for it to end in the slightest. I know this is another hugely popular book. Have any of you read it or seen the movie? (I haven't.) 

I'd love to hear what you're reading now. Let me know in the comments! 


  1. THE BOOK THIEF .... don't feel bad. EVERYONE says how wonderful it is, but I've owned my copy for months and have yet to finish it. Not sure why....

  2. Thank you so much for reading my book and posting this fabulous write-up! I also took forever to read THE BOOK THIEF and loved it too.

  3. Oooh, I love a good memoir! Do savor Book Thief. I'm reading a couple of biographies and some political stuff and have been debating whether to blog about it ... 'cause you know how we're not supposed to talk about religion and politics, but I do both. Hee hee.

  4. I will be showing the movie OF THE BOOK THIEF at the center where I work next week. I do plan on reading the book, soon, I hope. I just finished reading GONE TO SOLDIERS, by Marge Piercy, which was wonderful...many POV's surrounding WWII. Fascinating, learning...and long.

  5. I can only read one book at a time. Well, I say that, but am not sure I have ever actually tried to multi-book! I am reading The Art of Fielding, but only at bedtime, so it is taking awhile it seems!

  6. I haven't picked up another book yet, but the last one I finished is Jolene Perry's Strong Than You Know. Loved it. I have E. Lockhart's We Were Liars sitting here, but haven't started it yet.

    Sadly enough, I haven't read The Book Thief. I don't know what's wrong with me. :(

  7. The Book Thief took me quite a while for me to read as well. Loved Scorpio Races! I want to pick that one up again sometime.


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