Tuesday, October 20, 2009

a little tudor obsession

I think I need a break. I've been fairly inundated with the Tudors lately. Reading Philippa Gregory novels. Watching The Tudors*. Watching Cate Blanchett portray Queen Elizabeth I. The thing is, I'm wearing myself out with it, but I keep going back for more. I took a little break and read Les Miserables because, really, there's nothing to get you out of an "I'm Henry VII, and I will rack or behead you with the quickness" funk quite like the French Revolution. Right?? And then there's Catch-22, which I still can't finish. So, I'm in need of a little something new. I picked up a copy of A Wrinkle in Time today, and a friend recommended Mere Christianity, and I've got a couple of books on the shelves here that I'm planning to read, but they're mostly classics and therefore, most likely, depressing.

Any suggestions? What are you all reading right now??

*I do not regret watching this awful show. Really, it's a little too pornographic for my taste. However. However, it has introduced me to my new favorite eye candy: Henry Cavill. Oy.

8 comments:

the Inkwell said...

when it comes to guys you're worse then a teenage girl

die Frau said...

I just finished New Moon and am now reading Eclipse. Talk about delicious trash. I'm also supposed to be reading something deep for my book club but I haven't started it yet.

Leslie said...

So, Henry Cavill is one of the best looking men I've ever seen EVER.
Also - A Wrinkle in Time was my favorite book as a kid (followed very closely by the Lloyd Alexander "Book of Three" series). And, I'm reading "A Year of Living Biblically", which is kind of awesome.

die Frau said...

I also like the female leg in the picture. Yeah, Henry Cavill is yum.

Giovanina said...

Well I definitely do not have any uplifting suggestions for you - however, three books that are undeniably a fresh reminder of how lucky we all are... Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and (A Memoir by Ishmael Beah) Life of a Boy Soldier - all three are a circus of emotions - but in an "I can't put this down kind of way":)

Ouiser said...

i wish it was my leg in that picture...but who are we kidding? there's no cellulite in that photo!!

Melodie said...

Okay, for lighter reading, you need to check out Criss Cross by Lynne Rae Perkins. It's a children's novel and won the Newberry in 2007, I think. It's great. Very sweet, about preteens just starting to have crushes. Then there's The Book Theif by Marcus Zusak. Not so light, but an amazing book. Made me wish I could write a lick of anything. The Year of Living Biblicly (sp?) is great, and so is Rapture Ready (cause it's always fun to make fun of truely crazy christians). I could recommend many, many more.

And yes, that man is yummy.

feather nester said...

Forget books. You need some good ol' HBO soft-core vampire porn! Two words: True. Blood. Stop fighting me on this.