Thursday, September 8, 2011

Reading Outdoors


There are many pleasures in life. Good food, a nice glass of your favorite beverage. For some it might be a bike ride, cruising town in a convertible. And then there is Art, Music and for this guy it was reading. I love to read but this year I seem to nod off after work and visiting your blogs (Lord knows I won't give that up!) and homework. I am curious, what is your favorite book or what are you currently reading now. I am trying to start "An Object of Beauty" by Steve Martin. For you readers please don't wait for my review. It could be a long long time.

30 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

In fact, "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.Now I'm reading in French in order to improve my vocabulary, anyway I'm enjoying it a lot!I'm reading "La Délicatesse"- David Foenkinos.
Léia

Olivier said...

tranquille , zen , c'est comme cela que j'aime lire aussi ;)

PauloSilva said...

The best pleasure for me is breath. Have a nice week.

Dennis Ferrol said...

:)
Do photo books count as well Randy?

New York A photographer's City

BIG THANK YOU Randy!

Regina K said...

I am an avid reader of ficiton. I am currently reading The Rules of Civility, I am liking. I have read some great books this year; Cutting for Stone, State of Wonder, Shanghai Girls, and Dreams of Joy. All excellent.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love reading Randy, but like you it's usually late at night and a couple of chapters and I'm gone. I'm reading Wilbur Smith's Egyptian series just now, second book The Seventh Scroll, loving it, we went to Egypt last year, awesome experience!

Kathy said...

I'm reading "Await Your Reply: A Novel" by Dan Chaon.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot Randy. I like reading as well, and listening to music.

Tanya said...

right now i am reading "divine secrets of the ya-ya sisterhood"...old i know but i had only seen the movie. loving the book. my favorite recently read books are "the help" and "sarah's key" :)

Lúcia said...

I don't have a favourite book, but a favourite writer: Oscar Wilde.
I'm reading only technical books, too boring to be mentioned.

TexWisGirl said...

not a reader. too many blogs, the sunday Dallas paper, a couple of local papers and i'm full up!

Michaele said...

I am/have been reading Willful Blindness. Have you heard of it? Great photo of the guy reading. It speaks volumes. lol

Traveling Hawk said...

Odd enough, I am reading a mystery written by a Santa Fe based writer, Michael McGarrity's "Under the Color of Law" and the Guide of...Japan:)

Halcyon said...

I'm reading an Agatha Christie book. I recently discovered the Gutenberg project and am enjoying some of the "classics" for free.

parker said...

That is a great question! Just picked up 'Desert Solitaire' by Edward Abbey and 'Blue Highways' by William Least Heat-Moon. Non fiction is my usual choice with adventure and travel themes.

Olga said...

I like this shot. I would like to know what do you think about Steve Martin's book.
I am an avid reader.
I'm reading Alain De Botton " The Pleasures And Sorrows of Work" and Tod Volpe " Framed".

Sharon said...

I think my favorite book that I've read recently is "Three Junes" by Julia Glass. I read it about 3 or 4 years ago and thought it was wonderful and I re-read it just a few weeks ago. It is so beautifully written.

petrolin50 said...

Also nice, nice pictures like last time. I always like to read. Even as a little kid and when I should sleep. Parents are off the light and I also read the torch under a blanket. Today, I have little time to sit down at the book. Thanks for the pics ... Peter.

Jack said...

I used to call myself a reader, but these blogs do take some of my old reading time.

RedPat said...

I love to read mysteries and just finished a Wallender book by Henning Mankell, "The Pyramid". Love his stuff.

Magpie said...

Oh, but would it get cool enough here to sit outside and read! My all-time favorite book is "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. But I love so many kinds of books and authors. Right now I'm reading "Worth Dying For" by Lee Child and waiting for my new Jonathan Maberry books to arrive that I ordered from amazon.

Kate said...

Randy, I have a long list of books waiting for me plus many that I have on order from our library. Can't seem to keep up. I just bought "Weekends with O'Keeffe" but am having a bit of trouble with the style. I'm not sure yet whether I like it,trying to keep an open mind, though. The gentleman in the chair reading seems oblivious of his surroundings...now that's concentration.

VP said...

Too many favorites: the last one ws 'Stones's Fall' by Iain Pears, a very good book.

EG Wow said...

I just finished reading Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. Not sure what I'll read next. I have a stack of books waiting for me. :)

La Principessa Errante said...

Looks like you are relaxed and enjoying yourself. I too am an avid reader, I list them as I read them on my blog. Would recommend any and all of them.

becky said...

It looks so relaxing what this guy's doing. I would love to sit & read awhile... it seems all I am reading as of late is Craig's list apt search, LOL. That & the occasional blog. Congrats on your place, Randy, hope it all goes thru!

T. Becque said...

I love reading! But the only time I can do it is in bed before I go to sleep and then I only last about 10 minutes before I'm out! Right now I'm reading Cutting For Stone (needless to say in 10 increments it's taking me a long time!).

Rob said...

So weird,read, but it now takes me several months to even a year to finish a book. Currently, I am reading "A Year in the World: Journeys of A Passionate Traveller" by Frances Mayes. I am also reading Lightroom 3 by Scott Kelby.

Allison said...

It's hard to say what I am reading right now since there are so many in progress! :D

I was reading Tatoos on the Heart, which is a lovely account of the man who started the Homeboy Bakery in Los Angeles. Having had a family member in an L.A. gang, this book was a welcome and hopeful look inside that world.

Carola said...

Lovely scenery. I love to read. And my reading time is on the way to work in the train. Around two hours a day. I just finished "The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggert" from Glenn Taylor (in the German translation), great book!