Apparently I’m heavily into alliteration this week . . . Ten On Tuesday . . . Wednesdays are for Weekending . . . and now . . . Three Things on Thursday. The three things, however, are books and there’s no alliteration there. Sorry. It reminds me of the time a friend and I were listening to Bob Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone” and the lyrics kept rhyming:
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain’t it hard when you discover that
He really wasn’t where it’s at
And then the next line:
After he took from you everything he could steal.
Damn, no rhyme. I still remember us looking at each other and going, really? he couldn’t have come up with just one more word to rhyme with cat? Sheesh, how lame. Yes, I did just call Bob Dylan, one of the greatest poets of our time, lame. I’m kidding, of course since we all know he is actually a genius.
These are the 3 books I have read most recently:
- Voyager by Diana Gabaldon. This is probably my favorite so far of the Outlander series. I don’t want to give anything away for those of you who might yet read it but the romantic in me just loves this one due to a very poignant and emotional reunion. Sigh.
- Notorious Nineteen by Janet Evanovich. Pure and utter fluff but still entertaining and a good palate cleanser after two Outlander books in a row. The adventures of Lula and Stephanie always make me laugh and Morelli and Ranger are both pretty hot.
- Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. If you haven’t read this yet then what are you waiting for? It’s funny and well written and intriguing and very very good.
Next up for me is Life After Life by Kate Atkins.
What have you been reading lately?
I have a hold at the library for the first Outlander book, just waiting! I haven’t read anything at all (unless insurance text books count) in such a long time – looking forward to sinking my teeth into a good book!
So many good books! I’m reading Someone by Alice McDermott right now. (I think anything by Kate Atkinson is worth reading.)
Three things I love! Bob Dylan, Bernadette (such a fun story) and Life After Life. Kate will give you something to think over and discuss for a long time to come. Kate tells a very good story. I stopped Outlander after book 2. Maybe I’ll get back into it as the story is a good one.
I am rereading Orwell’s 1984 on audio, and omg do I love the outlander series. I have them in print, ebook and audiobook. I just open one at random and read, now that I have read and listened to them all sequentially.
I’m about half-way through Bernadette and have made a promise to get her done soon as I am enjoying it. Dan saw Bob Dylan this summer…based on what he said that line may now rhyme! 😉
I love when people put out book lists, as I’m always looking for a good book to read. I just CONSUMED a 3 book series by Hugh Howey and am bereft at the loss of all my new “friends”. First in the series was called WOOL. The Outlander series was/is one of my favorites as well.
Kathode Ray Tube says
I’m reading books by Diane Ravitch about the importance of keeping public schools public and not outsourcing them to charter companies. She’s a very good writer.
I’ve been reading “Sycamore Row”. I don’t think it’s quite as good as “A Time to Kill” but I haven’t finished it yet either. Maybe it has a great ending…
I’m still listening to Outlander on audio book while I spin.
I haven’t spun in a couple of weeks, therefore I am not reading.
You and Margene have me intrigued with Life and Life.
Just wait til you get to Snow and Ashes and and Echo in the Bone, my two favorite Outlander Books, not counting the first. Interesting perspective on the American Revolution.
Mary K. in Rockport says
I am very much looking forward to getting into the Outlander series. Bernadette? The jacket alludes over and over to how funny it is – but I found it quite melancholy. And, much as I love Kate Atkinson, I got only almost to the end of Life After Life before I said to myself, “Enough!”
Humm alliteration. Why don’t you try onomatopoeia for nest week lol? It’s hard for me to believe that you can find time for reading–mine is often limited to going to bed with my iPad and reading a couple of chapters. I have a Willa Cather obsession right now–long story. but, if you’ve not read her, a hearty recommendation.
I just finished Voyager. Three Outlander books in a row (second time for me). Whew, that girl can get into trouble. I’m taking a break for a bit before I wade into the next one.
Paula Smith says
It does rhyme with the next line though.
Hi. Just thought I’d point out that every verse of Like A Rolling Stone, including the “cat” verse, ends with a rhyme to “feel” – the first line of the chorus (which is not a common rhyme scheme but certainly in this song works perfectly). I raise your “lame” with an “awesome” 🙂
One of my favorite books is “Waiting for Snow in Havana” by Carlos Eire. I just bought the first book in the series by Kathy Reich that the “Bones” TV series is based on for my Kindle, so we’ll see how that goes. I’m hoping Santa brings me a Kindle Paperwhite for Christmas—my local library has a wonderful selection of ebooks you can check out online, and I’m in the habit of reading for awhile every night when I go to bed.
I’m finally going to read Outlander! just as soon as I finish Night Film. Also starting Lexicon on audibie.
Loved Bernadette! Anything with Jaime and Claire is time well-spent. Haven’t read the other and am wondering about Life After Life. Is it part of a series? I’ve not read her yet and I’m not certain where to begin. Suggestions?
gale (she shoots sheep shots) says
But it rhymes with–how does it feeeeeel? (the next line).
Annnd now we have today’s earworm.
I read Bernadette and the Atkinson book this summer. Loved the first, was entranced by the second. I have read only the first Outlander book.