Books

I’ve been a terrible reader recently, switching and swapping my books constantly… Here’s what I am/ have been/ kinda am reading currently…

jPod, by Douglas Coupland
It’s official. I love Douglas Coupland. jPod is witty, sarcastic and terribly funny… I’m loving it!

The Photography Reader, edited by Liz Wells
This is good, but difficult. It’s extracts from various important writings on photography & theory. I’ve been searching for ways to improve my photography, and I think understanding some of the theory and criticism would help me

Travel Writing, by L. Peat O’Neil
Been discovering more and more how much I really enjoy writing, and particularly the branch known as ‘travel writing’. I love taking all the bits and pieces of an experience – the sounds, the smells, the sights, the emotions – and crafting a piece of writing that takes the reader there.

The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman et al
Chris is giving me an introduction to comics. So far I’ve been enthralled by the Ex Machina series. Gaiman is Chris’ favourite writer, and I’ve read part of his latest book (The Graveyard). Am enjoying Sandman so far; albeit not as much as Ex Machina.

1984, by George Orwell
I’ve been terrible with this one… keep starting it, then getting distracted by something else and setting it aside… as I have done again! I will get to it eventually, I promise.

What are you reading?

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7 Responses to “Books”


  1. 1 uninvoked March 30, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I kinda know how that feels. I took 4 books home from the library. One got read all the way through. I’m a YA fiction buff, and the 3 with the promising dust jackets turned out to be so filled with classic writing goofs I just had to put them down.

  2. 2 chrisalong March 30, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I am nearly at the end of Mass Culture, a post modern look at COMMUNION- the struggles and the opportunities!

    I am also reading MESSY SPIRITUALITY again, a MUST for anyone who has felt clumsy and inadequate when it came to being a Christian.

    As well as that am enjoying Chris Brookmyre’s latest “A Snowball in Hell” who rights some of the funniest, wittiest and often darkest novels I’ve read of late!

    Remember Kids,READING IS COOL!

  3. 3 rickhill March 31, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    “Getting Fired for the glory of God” by mike yaconelli – refreshing and challenging and uncomfortable but yet a bit repetitive by the end

    “Marks of a Healthy Church” by Mark Dever – started well but is fading fast!!

    “Blue like Jazz” AGAIN AND AGAIN by Donald Miller – doesn’t get old!!

  4. 4 emmsy April 1, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    @ uninvoked: thanks for stopping by!

    @ chris: Mass Culture sounds interesting… and I still havent read messy spirituality!!

    @ rick: blue like jazz never moved me as much as searching for God knows what… i think it had been hyped so much by the time i read it that I just didnt really dig it. glad its doing its work on you though!

  5. 5 rickhill April 2, 2009 at 11:31 am

    i loved ‘searching for god knows what’ too…must revisit it actually!!

  6. 6 L. Peat O'Neil April 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    How cool is that? You’re reading my book on travel writing! Seems like you’re enjoying it too. Keep it going — takes years to make sense of what writing does to/for your brain and heart.
    At this moment, I’m reading The Bottom Billion by Paul Collier. Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can be Done About It. A fascinating read — takes the protests and street theatre to the next level.
    Cheers & enjoy life and writing. l. peat o’neil
    http://peatwalk.blogspot.com

  7. 7 emmsy April 7, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    @ LON: thanks for the comment! pretty cool to actually interact with the author of a book your reading. Collier’s The Bottom Billion looks like a good read, been planning to pick it up for a while. Glad you’re enjoying it.


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