In the On Deck Circle

Right now I’m rereading this.



And next up, I’ve got these two.





What’s in your hand, and what do you have waiting on deck?

16 thoughts on “In the On Deck Circle

  1. lisahgolden

    I’m finishing up with The Golem and Jinni. I’m listening to an Elizabeth Peters cozy mystery. On deck is The Light in Ruins by Chris Bohjalian. IF I can renew it. When it comes to library books, my eyes are always bigger than my stomach, so to speak.

    1. Teri Post author

      Lisa — how have I not heard of The Golem and Jinni?!?!? I just googled it and it looks fantastic. And 816 pages at that.

      Ahhhh, library books. Remember when you could only keep them for a week? Now I have 3 weeks and it’s not nearly enough time.

  2. Jess

    I love Wallace Stegner. LOVE. But alas, I’m still all research books, all the time. I did make some time this weekend to re-listen to “On Writing,” which always motivates me and makes me happy. It’s that voice, I suppose, and the can-do attitude. xo.

    1. Teri Post author

      This is either my 4th or 5th reading of Crossing to Safety — I also love Stegner and this is my favorite. I was telling my husband last night that the storytelling just flows, so seemingly effortless, like you’re sitting next to the narrator and he’s telling you a story.

      And Stephen King — I have that book on audio as well, and his voice is awesome, so sharp and sarcastic and inspiring.

    1. Teri Post author

      I’ll need to hear how you like the Good Squad. It’s one of those books I know I should read but can’t get past the blurb.

      Enjoy your rainy day! I’m so looking forward to winter and the rains….

      1. Teri Post author

        If there’s a dozen awards, I get really nervous. That many makes me feel I’m probably not smart enough to read it.

  3. Josey

    currently reading son of a gun

    on deck:
    Claire of the Sea Light (which happens to be this month’s book from ann patchett’s place in nashville, parnassus books. just in time for my own seaside vacation.)

    agassi’s open
    love and terror on the howling by poe ballantine,

    (i keep trying to read more fiction, but it’s not working)

    i LOVED Her. ate it up in a weekend. i’ll wait to hear what you have to say about with or without you.

    1. Teri Post author

      I bought HER because I remembered how much you loved it !! Now this Claire of the Sea Light sounds like the most divine vacation book possible.

      I will read SON OF A GUN again. I love the story, but for my own selfish purposes I want to go back and track how it’s structured — he goes back and forth in time, and tells the wild-west-lore tales, very smoothly.

  4. Bonnie Middlebrooks

    Funny you should ask. I just walked in the door carrying 2 Wallace Stegner books, The Spectator Bird and All the Little Live Things. Also, on the bottom of the stack are 2 by Marsha Mehran, Pomegranate Soup and Rosewater and Soda Bread. Four books from our library and I can’t wait to get started.

    1. Teri Post author

      Four books and can’t wait to get started — what’s better than that! I love those Stegner books — I hope you do, too. Rex was trying to tell me last night that I didn’t like ANGLE OF REPOSE. Oh Pshhhh!! I loved ANGLE, just thought it was a little too long.

  5. Lyra

    Just finished Fear of Flying. Love. I’m on the last ten or so pages of The Flamethrowers which I really loved despite that it took me thirty or so pages to get into it. Totally worth it.
    Next up Oryx and Crake or The Golden Notebook. And I just rechecked them both out of the library so I’ve got a fresh three weeks! Yeehaw!

    1. Teri Post author

      Fear of flying is like a soothing balm … I might have to peek at at today.

      Can’t wait to hear about your weekend run. 🙂

  6. chillcat

    I’m reading proofs of my own story! How dumb is that? But I’m also reading the new book of one of our raunchy writer friends (I’m not very good with secrets) and I’ve had to put poor Iris Murdoch on pause (The Sea, The Sea – just mesmerising) ciao cat

    1. Teri Post author

      I’ve wanted to read THE SEA, THE SEA for sooooooo long. Yet, there it sits. Mesmerizing, you say. Now I’m pulling that one off the shelf, too.

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