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Friday, June 20, 2014

I'm reading...

I finished Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King and loved it (which means that I'm eagerly anticipating book 2 - hurry up, King!).  Which means that I needed something new to read.  I wanted something different from King and decided that shorts would be perfect.  So, I decided on the following two books:

The Opposite of Loneliness is a combination of short stories and essays.  I'm in the middle of the fiction section and getting inspired.  I just love how accessible Keegan's writing feels to me - its completely relatable on so many levels. I'm really enjoying the book.  As for Novak's stories - they are smart, funny, and unpredictable.  Some are a few sentences long and others go on for pages.  They each offer something unique and special in their own way.  His work is making me more aware of the concept of novelty and I am loving it.  I don't normally read two books at the same time, but have to admit that its rather refreshing.  The morning is devoted to Keegan's words, whilst I go to bed reading Novak's, One More Thing

Anyhow, just wanted to share what I was reading.  What about you? What's on your nightstand?

8 comments:

bermudaonion said...

The Opposite of Loneliness sounds good to me.

Nadia A said...

Kathy, it really is such a good book. Definitely check it out if you get a chance :)

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

This looks like a good read - I like the cover.

Nadia A said...

Sheila, they both are such great reads in such different ways - I love it.

Vintage Reading said...

Hi Nadia, have you read Joyland and do you recommend it? I do like the idea of a haunted funfair ride. It's years since I read Stephen King!

Nadia A said...

Vintage Reading, yes I read Joyland and really enjoyed it. Definitely read it - I think it would make a great summer read :)

Bellezza said...

I'm rather immersed in some titles I've pulledf or Spanish lit Month and Paris in July. I've begun Paris Was Ours, which is a thrilling collection of essays about those brave people who just abandon everything and go. I just finished Darkness In Summer for the JLC8, which I didn't love like I thought I would. I'm trying to compose a post, which is always hard for a book I neither fully understood nor loved.

Nadia A said...

Bellezza, I need to start reading for Paris soon. I already have a book in mind, but have yet to purchase it. I love the book you mentioned - it sounds fascinating! And, I love that you are doing a Spanish Lit month :)