Currently reading Dave Eggers’ The Circle

A few years ago, I tried to listen to Dave Eggers’ 2000 memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius. I noticed it on my sister’s bookshelf in the early 2000s (how could you not), further it was on the New York Times bestseller list and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize… but I couldn’t finish even…

Currently reading Alan Doyle’s Where I Belong

I thought I would break from my usual and write about something I truly was currently reading but it was such a quick and easy read and I write so slowly, once again, I’m talking about a book I’ve finished. I have seen this title around since its publication last October. I couldn’t miss it…

Year in review 2014: Books

It might say something but I don’t entirely recall spending this year reading but when I look back upon this list – which I start in, oh, July – I managed to sneak it in. I suppose next year, I’ll be starting this list in January. I’ve been reading a lot during my December holiday…

Currently reading Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall

Okay, I admit I read this one. I want to read some non-fiction because it’s “smarter” but nothing dull. I found that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, published last November, was just what I needed. At 656 pages, the memoir – like its author – is not small and so…

Currently reading Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things

Confession: I saw the parasol first thing in the cover and thought it was an Asian American novel, and had to read the back cover to be informed otherwise. Published in Canada June 2012, Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things seems timely after the May death of Shriya Shah-Klorfine, the Canadian woman who summited Everest but died…

Currently reading Timber Hawkeye’s Buddhist Boot Camp

I was at SFO early because the airport shuttle hadn’t taken very long at such an early hour, so I had time to linger in the bookstore and I saw Timber Hawkeye’s Buddhist Boot Camp and made up my mind I would read it… I only mention this because Timber recently posted on his Facebook…

Currently reading Ally Condie’s Matched

Well, it serves me right to read a book based on its cover. I did go into this novel knowing it’s a teen lit book but the sci-fi aspect intrigued me and Hunger Games was a (very) good read and some critic touted the Matched trilogy was the next Hunger Games. Ha! At the tender…

Year in review: Reading

In the first of two year recaps, this post is about books I’ve read. I like to review my year in reading. It doesn’t quite reflect my mood or anything in particular, but it does remind me of how I grew in a unique way. I discovered audiobooks in a big way this year. Since…

Currently reading: Portia de Rossi’s Unbearable Lightness

On New Year’s Eve 2011, I was frantically trying to finish reading this memoir. Since I worked until after 9 p.m. on the 31st, I wasn’t finishing it before midnight Atlantic Standard Time but I definitely did before midnight in the Pacific time zone! And then, as you can see, blogging about it took even…

Currently reading Kate Torgovnick’s Cheer!

It’s not really a secret that I wanted to be a cheerleader. But one major factor was not attending public school. My school didn’t even have a dance team. So, I’ll pass and probably be that mother who tries to live vicariously through her daughter! The title, Cheer! Inside the Secret World of College Cheerleaders, was…