Three Simple Questions

August 10, 2011

Three simple questions about reading courtesy of the Should Be Reading blog, of which I’m a fan:

What are you currently reading?

The God Of Small Things by Arundhati Roy – a tragic story of love and caste written with a sense of humor and gorgeous wordplay. This was Roy’s first novel, which inspires me to no end.

What did you recently finish reading?

Dracula by Bram Stoker. I don’t know how I made it through an English Lit degree without ever having read this. It was so different than what I was expecting, and I loved the way the story unfolded through letters and journal entries.

What do you think you’ll read next?

The Six Wives of Henry the Eighth by Alison Weir. I’ve already read this book once. It is a historical biography of the six wives, but Weir writes with a sense of fiction, in that she is able to pull us into the story of these people as she gives us the facts. I’m a huge fan of the tv show “The Tudors”, in spite of any historical inaccuracies, and I want to re-watch the show from the beginning, reading along with the concurrent chapters of Weir’s book – a little geeky, I admit, but what a fun thing to be obsessed with – doomed women and the interplay of politics and religion! 🙂

Would love to hear your answers to the three questions in the comments! Please share.


  1. Shelley, both Dracula and The God of Small Things are excellent books. Glad you enjoyed them.

  2. I am currently reading “When You Are Engulfed By Flames” by David Sedaris ( for the second time) .I recently heard him read live. He is the funniest man on Earth!
    I just finished reading “Room” by Emma Donahue. It is a beautiful book told through the eyes of a five year old, who spend his entire life confined to a small room with his kidnapped mother….Sad but a lesson in how creativity can tear down walls of confinement.
    The next book I am going to read is not a book , but a “Manifesto” by Joel Thomas Hynes .It is for my book club. Joel will be our guest at the Woody Point Writers Festival

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