Saturday, April 17, 2010

WA #314: Summer Reading

"You know you have read a good book, when you turn to the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend."

-Paul Sweeney

Weekend Assignment #314: Summer Reading.

I thought it would be fun to show you what I am planning for my summer reading, by showing you my spring reading! A couple months ago, a big brown truck pulled up in my driveway, inside of it were dozens of boxes containing all kinds of things. I imagine there were vacuums, and toys, and probably music, all wonderful things, but my box contained books! I LOVE reading, but haven't indulged in it for a while. Because of the forced furloughs, some luxuries and hobbies had to be eliminated. Purchasing new books was one of them. Fortunately, we received a decent tax return this year, and we will be okay again until at least the end of the fiscal year. That might bring it's own bag of horrors, but I will have a nice diversion by way of my new books.

Above you see my two spring choices. "Heat Wave" by Richard Castle, and "The Witches of Eastwick,' by John Updike.

I am currently about 1/3 of the way through Witches of Eastwick, and half way through Heat Wave. I am enjoying both books a lot. So much so that I am anticipating the sequel to Heat Wave with great anticipation. It's a fast paced, fun read. Not unlike the television series that inspired it, ABC's Castle. Unsurprisingly, it flows along as one long episode of the show, which is nice, because I enjoy that kind of light-drama very much. There is a second book by, "Richard Castle" due out in late September, and I already have that one my list for my fall reading.

The Witches of Eastwick is much different read. Dark. Intense, but not without it's humor. It's a lot different than the movie it inspired, but I love that, because stories stand nicely on their own. I am enjoying it a lot, and I want to know what comes next, which leads me to what I will be reading this summer...

The Widows Of Eastwick, by John Updike (Sequel to The Witches of Eastwick)

The Stepford Wives, by Ira Levin

Did I mention I like reading horror novels? Especially in the summer?


How about you? What will you be reading this summer? There is still time to play, this assignment doesn't close until next Wednesday, at 9:00 PM ET. Come and join the fun! Just click the link below to be redirected!

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Karen Funk Blocher said...

Oh, I didn't realise Heat Wave existed outside the tv show! I'm intrigued now.

fdtate said...

I started reading The Witches of Eastwick once and couldn't get into it. Perhaps I'll make another go of it.

fdtate said...

Oh! Forgot to mention that I really enjoyed The Stepford Wives, but my favorite Ira Levin book is The Boys from Brazil.

Sandrine said...

Hi Carly, I had no idea Stepford Wives was a book too! I think I'll check that out too. Please keep us updated as to whether it's any good.

Mike said...

Hee. I wonder who actually writes the Castle books. Does it say inside? I find it funny and cool when a TV show does something like this.