what are you reading?

Thursday, April 14, 2011


have you read anything good lately? i'm pretty devoted to my real simple and weekly NY magazine subscriptions. but every once in a while i'll actually read a book. tina fey's bossypants is on my list.

more importantly, HOW do you read a book these days? kindle? ipad? or an actual book?

17 comments:

Chudney Thomas said...

I read mostly on my nook, but If it's an author I love I tend to buy the Hardcover.

Kate (Embarrassment of Riches) said...

I've been reading long articles (from The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, etc) on the Instapaper app on my iPad.

On my Kindle, I just finished Homer & Langley (fiction) and My Korean Deli (nonfiction), which both were entertaining but not the meaty books I've been looking for. At the same time I was reading Revolutionary Road, which I liked a lot.

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

I need actual books. I don't want to be near an electronic device when I'm reading. I just finished The Unbearable Lightness of Being which I really liked, and now I'm working on something a bit sillier: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella.

The Soul Anchor said...

Oh I just did a post like this! I'm currently reading a book called "captivating." E-readers interest me, but I'm a fan of actual books.

Jennifurla said...

hmmmm. I am not currently reading anything! I am really lazy in the evenings trying to fit in workouts, cooking...not to mention the family!

Please still love me...hehe

Mo Pie, Please said...

Nothing beats an actual book. I don't get the kindle craze (maybe I do but I LOVE real books) so I will never give up on holding a real book in my hands. I do like to listen to audio books when I'm on road trips because I get a little nauseous sometimes when I read in the car. Plus, it gets my husband into books and that is amazing in and of itself. Currently, I'm reading Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins and I'm loving it. It's funny, philosophical and provocative all in one. We're also midway through The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut (audible version) and it's pretty amazing too. I recommend both!

Krystal said...

an actual book for sure - I just read Hurry Down Sunshine and it was REALLY good.

rebecca said...

thanks to you guys, i have reading material for the whole summer.

la petite coquine said...

Can I throw a few more in the mix? Just finished David Sedaris' latest, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk, and while not quite as hysterical as his earlier books, I found it so endearing and sweet. Also LOVED The Elegance of the Hedgehog, but always on real paper.

Sure, Kindles have super cute Kate Spade covers, but there's nothin' like the real thing as far as I'm concerned.

kitten roar said...

i am also dying to read bossypants! i love tina fey :)

"Just Kids" by Patti Smith was also amazing. I read it in three days, and it inspired me to get a tattoo days after, too.

Kathleen said...

An actual book, always! I love holding books, and also browsing bookstores - we have a ton of great indie and used ones around us. I just finished Diane Ackerman's A Natural History of Love and thought it was fascinating.

Vanessa said...

I'm devoted to books. Actual paper bound between a front and back cover. Anything else feels like cheating on myself, and I just can't give it up, not matter how amazing the new technology is. I'm currently reading Just Kids by Patti Smith and after that I think I might go for Water for Elephants.

Also, when you recommended Understanding Exposure I ordered it straight away, and tomorrow my boyfriend will be delivering it from New York tomorrow! Thanks for the tip :-)

rebecca said...

vanessa-
that's great! i hope it helps you out. i use it as a dictionary and find myself constantly coming back to it for more info.

Maggy said...

HA, my husb just brought home Good to Great last night - are you liking it? I am a book reader, he uses books or his Ipad.

rebecca said...

maggy-
ed is reading good to great. though he hasn't picked it up in a while which tells me he must have got bored with it.

marissa from the boot said...

that's awesome that you read real simple - i love it but they won't send it to italy. blast!
i read real books and currently i'm plowing through the wind-up bird chronicle, a japanese mystery of sorts. i will always be a "real book" kind of gal. :)
enjoy your blog very much!

Holly said...

i just read 'the glass castle' by jeannette walls and it was riveting. all about her crazy childhood and odd parents.

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