What are you reading right now?

Lisbeth Salander – The Girl Who Played With Fire…and my babymomma.



Summers are great times to enjoy a damn good book or two…or three…maybe even more really. Maybe you’ve gotten the chance to kick back on a lunchbreak or after work at the beach or a local cafe and just kicked back and red a few pages and found yourself just whisked away.

Personally, I didn’t get the chance to read many new titles this summer because …well… I’ve been finally catching up on some damn videogames in my freetime and kicking back toying in my garden. But each night I have allowed myself a few moments to enjoy a few written words of a few great books.

Yeah.,… I totally read World War Z a third time. I love that damn book. It’s like after all these years of being a total bytch about all things Zombie, it’s like i’m trying to make-up for lost time.

Other than that, I just finished Book 2 of the Millenium series:” The Girl Who Played With Fire”, which has resulted in me having a huge crush on anti-social protaganist: Lisbeth Salander. Matter of fact, book 2 ended SO gatdamn gangster that I quickly made sure my Nook color had book 3 ready for me to jump right into.

Goooood awesomeness!!!

What about you? What are you currently reading, just read, or want to read soon?


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  • WanderBoi

    Reading both right now.

    Just Kids by Patti Smith
    Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

    • Wildwhuck

      MIddlesex is on my never ending to-read list. How is it so far?

      • WanderBoi

        So far it's kinda blowing my mind. There's a lot of history and backstory to the main character and it's very intriguing.

    • http://janeteckford.blogspot.com/ jeckford13

      I LOVED Middlesex. I'd read a couple of passages and go, "Wow."

  • http://thechocl8tdiaries.wordpress.com/ chocl8t

    Just started…
    Black Passenger Yellow Cab by Stefhen F.D. Bryan

  • http://thechocl8tdiaries.wordpress.com/ chocl8t

    After that will be "The Dressmaker of Khair Khana" by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

  • ChiDiva

    Private:#1 suspect by James Patterson

  • http://dontshootmessenger.blogspot.com Pete Schweddy _T

    "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates" by Wes Moore. I know I'm getting out of touch, and I need to reconnect.

    • http://tracytrips.com TracyTrips

      OOOO I read that. Very good book. Sad.

      • http://dontshootmessenger.blogspot.com Pete Schweddy _T

        Really sad… and I've seen that fork-in-the-road thing played out sooo many times with so many people over the years.

  • DollyNZero

    1. The Picture of Dorian Grey (re-reading)

    2. The Color Purple (I've seen it a MILLION times, but never read it)

    3. Shanghai Girls (I put it down and lost my place…)

    • http://www.dimpleandasmirk.com/ The Hell Bus Driver

      I read TCP shortly after seeing the movie when I was a youngin. It's really good, although obviously much more explicit than the film.

    • Lately25

      I started to read Dorian Grey, but for some reason couldn't get into it… I REALLY want to read it though, guess I must force myself to get my Nike on and 'Just Do It'…

  • http://tracytrips.com TracyTrips

    Just started the 10th book in my favorite series by David Rosenfelt.

    Going to read Delirium next, and I'm on reserve for Enclave. I'm on the biggest Dystopian kick and have been for about a year now.

    Also on the 10th Alex Delaware book.

    • Wildwhuck

      Man I was gonna start Delirium but its was checked out and so was Enclave. The digital library is failing me :(

      • http://tracytrips.com TracyTrips

        Hell I didn't even know about Delirium or Enclave until someone else mentioned it in my facebook book group! I'm slackin!

  • MoreizMore

    Game of Thrones Books 1 thru 7 (currently on book #2). Reading this series, I obviously missed a whole lot while watching the HBO Show.

    • http://tracytrips.com TracyTrips

      I swear I'm just reading them now to find out what happens to Tyrion.

    • pavlovscat

      I don't think G.R.R Martin's slow ass has finished writing either books 6 or 7!

      • MoreizMore

        Well, that explains why I couldn't find them! :-/ Cool, only 3 more books to go then!

    • Sasha89

      The hubby has read them all and is convinced that George R R Martin is a pedo…lol…I've read the first two books. I'm taking a break from the madness and reading The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice. Hot ass mess! I have a book to read for my book club but can't think of the name before I go back to books 3 & 4 of the Game of Thrones series. The hubby just said that The Red Wedding is a MOFO…

      • ChiArtist26

        Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty series is soooo much better than that Fifty Shades of Grey mess. I wish I could go back in time and read them all over again for the first time.

        • Sasha89

          I agree that the story is waaaaayyyyyyy better..

      • Rainbowsprinkles2

        man my friend gave me that sleeping beauty series for christmas its three books and man oh man when i tell you……

  • http://www.dimpleandasmirk.com/ The Hell Bus Driver

    The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte…it's a great personal development book that includes worksheets and questionnaires so you can actually write down responses vs. thinking, "Yeah, it would be nice if…"

  • ChiDiva

    I'm going to grab''The girl with the Dragon Tattoo'' later when I go to the library.I finally <a target="_top" id="AdBriteInlineAd_watched" name="AdBriteInlineAd_watched" style="cursor: pointer; color: rgb(0, 102, 0); text-decoration: none; background-image: url (http://files.adbrite.com/mb/images/green-double-underline-006600.gif); margin-bottom: -2px; padding-bottom: 2px; background-position: 50% 100%; background-repeat: repeat no-repeat; ">watched the movie because for once,I didn't want to read the book first and be totally disappointed with the movie.

    • Sasha89

      Actually, the movies stayed really true to the books. I did watch the Swedish versions and they were great. I was so ready to be disappointed with the American version, surprisingly, I wasn't!

      • ChiDiva

        Sasha,Is the whole series of books worth reading?

        • Sasha89

          Yes. There are some subtle nuances that dont come thru in the movies

  • Damelo Suave

    Read: The Pact, and books 1 & 2 of Joe Ledger series

    Finishing: King of Plagues (Book 3) & then going to the Assassin's Code…dunno what I'm gonna read next

    I feel like I've read something else, but I can't remember…though I finally finished 1984 (meh)

    • http://tracytrips.com TracyTrips

      Do you love the Joe Ledger books? Do you? Huh Huh?

      Zombie Fallout is an excellent series too.

  • Nerdprincess80

    I just read "Alice's Adventures In Wonderland" and I've started "Through The Looking Glass". Gotta love public domain.

    I need to hop off to the library in a moment to pick up "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson. Finally came in after being on hold for a few months.

    • http://www.dimpleandasmirk.com/ The Hell Bus Driver

      Love The Bloggess!!

      • Nerdprincess80

        If you love her blog, you will definitely enjoy the book. I stayed up until 2:30 in the frickin' morning to finish it because I enjoy her writing so much. There are even a couple of chapters that had me teary eyed because I definitely feel her on panic/anxiety attacks and how devastating they can be.

        • http://www.dimpleandasmirk.com/ The Hell Bus Driver

          She's doing a book signing in the PDX 'burbs tonight. Not sure I'll make it out there, alas, but her book is definitely on my radar. I was fortunate to meet her in person a few years back at a BlogHer conference and loved her ever since.

  • pavlovscat

    Love is a Dog From Hell – Charles Bukowski

    • Lately25

      This sounds interesting….

  • cakes_and_pies

    "The Savage Hits Back" by Julius Lips
    "Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d'Art" by Christopher Moore

  • letinstar

    i read all three "girl tattoo" books…

    i started reading "50 shades of meh" and got bored….

    i'm going to re read "the spook who sat by the door"

    i also still have the first four books of "game of thrones" to get through…

  • naturallyangelic

    Getting ready to start The White Oleander for book club.
    Currently Reading The Complete Guide to Sewing

    • cakes_and_pies

      The Complete Guide to Sewing
      That book helped me not be afraid of buttons and sleeves.

    • Wildwhuck

      White Oleander was good. The movie stayed pretty true to the book

    • ChiDiva

      Loved White Oleander

  • Wildwhuck

    Just started on Midnight's Daughter by Karen Chance.

    Recently finished:
    1-4 of the Stephanie Plum series. Light and fun
    Gunmetal Magic
    Golden Lily

    Going to pick back up The Dresden files

    • http://janeteckford.blogspot.com/ jeckford13

      I can't even speak about the Dresden files without squeeing like some crazy fan girl. Such a good series.

  • http://ohellnawlblog.com/newohnblog/ Beth Lanai


    I miss reading…

  • DiaShoni

    Rereading the Belgariad and the Malloreon by David Eddings. Not sure what I'm going to start next. A friend just sent me a whole bunch of eBooks.

  • Lately25

    OK…. I saw the movie, and decided to go ahead and read the book 'The Hunger Games'… Then I was given a series by a good friend to try 'Vampire the Requiem' that includes 3 books:

    1. A Hunger Like Fire
    2. Blood In, Blood Out
    3. The Marriage of Virtue and Viciousness

  • Karma313

    I am reading Unorthodox by Deborah Feldman.

  • http://folkonfolks.com/ Folk

    Fundamentals of Insurance Planning. Just fvcking riviting

  • Kat_Coll

    What I'm reading right now:

    Another Man's Moccasins by Craig Johnson (Longmire #4) – I got hooked via the tv series
    A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization (and how to save it) by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed (he didn't lie, it's a tome). I saw his documentary on Link TV.

  • CaraQ301

    I started summer by finishing the Codex Allera series by Jim Butcher. He used some Roman/Greek (and a bit of Russian) history/culture to create this new world that is going through a civil war, but also a war with another race of beings (2 actually) and an unknown foe that can destory the world. It reminds me of Star Wars and a few other stories where there is a boy with a secret heritage and powers who makes friends who would later be allies. It's really good once you get past the first book (world-building is necessary and pays off in later books).

    Most of the summer has been spent listening to the Monster Hunter International series by Larry Correia – This is not just sci-fi, but action-filled for gun nuts. lol The author is a gun buff and he describes gun use/action sequences ike love scenes. But it's a good escape.

    Right now, we're going through Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It's a bit slow, but I hoping that it will become more interesting. I like how they are using history, yet filling in the gaps with fiction.

    I've also been reading some e-books (smut/romance) and some self-help books (tightening up skills). My to-be-read list has been expanded due to Goodreads, so I expect to discover more this fall/winter/etc.

    • ChiArtist26

      Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is a great read. It will pick up.

  • ChiArtist26

    Started "Time Untime" by Sherrilyn Kenyon.

    Still need to start "Bad Behavior" by Mary Gaskill and finish "Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson and "Sin in the Second City" by Karen Abbott.

    • http://www.dimpleandasmirk.com/ The Hell Bus Driver

      What did you think of "Devil in the White City"? I found it really interesting…I may need to revisit it.

      • ChiArtist26

        So far so good. I love learning about the history of Chicago, and usually do architectural tours. And HH holmes was a crazy man, interesting to learn about. Sin in the Second City is really fascinating too.

  • Tori D.

    Finished the Zombie Fallout series not long ago. (Thanks Tracy!!) I enjoyed every book except the last. It was a little anti-climactic IMO.

    Now I'm reading The Boss of You (a business book), Bossypants, and Unprotected Texts (religion + sex + history should be a win, but it has some points that are dragging…)

    • http://www.dimpleandasmirk.com/ The Hell Bus Driver

      Bossypants is one of my favorite books. I highly recommend the audio version, too. Tina Fey narrates and it adds a new layer to her stories.

  • http://www.facebook.com/malicejones Jonesey

    Re-reading "Roots".
    Started "A New Orleans Voudou Priestess – The Legend and Reality of Marie Laveau"
    In the middle of "Dream Brother – The Lives & Music of Jeff and Tim Buckley".

    … my ability to focus is jacked. I've become a book-zapper. *sigh*

  • Unca_Ruckus

    Got my corner desk piled high with James Patterson, getting every Alex Cross saga completed. I also have "On writing" by Stephen King. I'm not suffering from writer's block, per se, but I am letting my drafts marinate for a few weeks so I could see them with a fresh eye and trying to find the right voice for my protagonist.

  • http://janeteckford.blogspot.com/ jeckford13

    How To Be Black by Baratunde Thurston started off my summer reading. I tried to read Treasure Island!!! by Sara Levine but couldn't get into it. Filled my days with the regular urban fantasy, paranormal romance, saucy romance. Going to start Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell to finish out my fun summer reading before I have to buckle down and read for work.

    • Fresh Kid Smoke

      How To Be Black was great.

      I'm currently reading Black Is The New White by Paul Mooney and Assholes Finish First by Tucker Max.

      And if you count comics, I'm reading Cable & Deadpool.

  • LynnInArizona

    For myself..
    1. Guilty Wives by James Patterson (meh)
    2. Criminal by Karin Slaughter
    3. Creole Belle by James Lee Burke

    Because my mom for one of her books in the bargain bin at the grocery store and decided to enlist me as her book club
    The entire Dark Hunter series by Sherrilynn Kenyon 20+ books since Labor Day weekend. Meh on most, although
    I did enjoy her The League series and her Chronicles of Nick series.

    • ChiArtist26

      Love some of the Dark Hunter series. I think I loved Acheron the most. Some of them are meh. I can't get into her League series, probably because I don't read much scifi.

      • LynnInArizona

        I'm not much of a scifi fan either but I found that he League series as a whole is simply better written (as is her Chronicles of Nick series) than her Dark-Hunter series. Of her DH series I enjoyed Night Embrace, Devil May Cry and Acheron the most.