Sadly, as big a bibliophage (I don't just read books, I DEVOUR them!) as I am, I haven't started any new books lately. Partly because it's uncomfortable for me to sit up and read right now, partly because I just don't have anything I'm absolutely burning
to read. I do have the Harry Potter audiobooks on my iPod (yes, they are downloadable from iTunes!), so I'm almost done listening to "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," as I'm trying to listen to them all in order.
I just finished reading William Makepeace Thackeray's classic "Vanity Fair," which is one of my favorite works of Victorian literature, and I've got a choice as to what to read next. I've got Alex Haley's "Roots," which looks like a good (but dense!) read, which my grandpa gave me a few weeks ago. My cousin in Florida sent me the original Spanish version of another nonfiction work, "Against All Hope," by Armando Valladares - it's his memoir of 22 years spent in Cuba's political prisons and the abuses he endured there - for not wanting to put up a pro-Castro sticker at work or something similar - 22 years spent in prison for a very small offense. It's a chilling book, and not something I'm sure I want to read during the holidays, but it's a worthwhile read.
I also have another book a friend gave me called "Brimstone," which is supposed to be a mystery book involving the Devil in some way, which looks like a fun read, but I don't like to read creepy stuff while I'm alone in the house (as I am right now, so that's out). And, lurking somewhere inside the armoire where I keep my media (books, CDs, movies) rather than clothing, I have a newer copy of Stephen King's "IT," my favorite King book, but again, something I do NOT like to read when I'm alone in the house. Maybe I'll just be a wimp and read "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" trilogy again. They aren't long books, but together they make a great coming-of-age story and I think the fourth one is due out early next year.
Or, if anyone has any suggestions, I'll take those too. Christmas is coming, which means I'm getting at least one Barnes & Noble gift card for the occasion - so I need to have something (good) to spend it on!!