Saturday, August 10, 2013

Books are like Crack

I. must. read. Always.
Reading is kind of a big deal to me. I've been reading 99% of my life. I bet if there were books in my mother's womb, I would have been all over that stuff. Like that's not a weird sentence to write.

There's nothing I love better than a shiny new book to read. Crisp pages. Or, if I'm on my Kindle, seeing that "1% completed" because there's so much more book left to enjoy. At any given time, I usually have 2 or 3 books on my nightstand/Kindle that I'm reading.  Because I'm clearly a nerd with no life. But that's beside the point.  
Sooooo... I know what you're about to ask. "Mia, what you are reading right now?" Am I right? That's totally what you were going to say. What can I say, it's a gift.
Well, I'm glad you asked. I am currently reading 3 awesome, yet totally different, books.
First up, Inferno by Dan Brown.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
In the heart of Italy, Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces . . . Dante’s Inferno.
Against this backdrop, Langdon battles a chilling adversary and grapples with an ingenious riddle that pulls him into a landscape of classic art, secret passageways, and futuristic science. Drawing from Dante’s dark epic poem, Langdon races to find answers and decide whom to trust . . . before the world is irrevocably altered.
I'm enjoying it so far. Part of me kind of wonders what kind of bad luck Robert Langdon has to be targeted by so many people who want to kill him. He's a professor for Pete's sake! But aside from that, I always love to see how he manages to get out of his predicaments. And the book is set in Italy, so the descriptions of some of the locations and the bits of Italian language just make my heart smile.
Next up, The Silver Linings Playbook, by Matthew Quick.


Synopsis from Goodreads:
Meet Pat. Pat has a theory: his life is a movie produced by God. And his God-given mission is to become physically fit and emotionally literate, whereupon God will ensure a happy ending for him -- the return of his estranged wife Nikki. (It might not come as a surprise to learn that Pat has spent time in a mental health facility.) The problem is, Pat's now home, and everything feels off. No one will talk to him about Nikki; his beloved Philadelphia Eagles keep losing; he's being pursued by the deeply odd Tiffany; his new therapist seems to recommend adultery as a form of therapy. Plus, he's being hunted by Kenny G!

In this enchanting novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective.
  You're probably living under a rock if you haven't heard of this book, or at least the movie.  So of course, I had to jump on the bandwagon and see what all the fuss is about. I *just* started it, so I don't have an opinion yet, but I hope it's as good as everyone says! 

And last, but never least, I'm reading HTML, XHTML, and CSS for Dummies.


I credit my love for blogging with my desire to learn more about HTML and CSS.  I feel like I know enough to be dangerous, but not enough to consider myself an expert.  So of course the nerdy thing to do is read about it and teach it to myself!

What you are lovely people reading these days?  
*linking up with Jessica from The Tangerine for The Book Chat




  1. I LOVED Inferno!! I am a huge Dan Brown fan. It was AMAZING! And once you get further into Silver Linings will you write about that? I've been wanting to read it and would love to know your opinion!

  2. I've been wanting to read inferno! we be friends on goodreads so you know what dis ho be readin', shooooot. LOL ok I'm officially a goober.
    My fave is Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson.

  3. I have been trying to read "The English Patient" but I'm failing miserably. I've fallen on old habits and picked up the first Harry Potter book again. Boo. Perhaps I'll try Silver Linings Playbook since I really enjoyed the film!

  4. I started Redesigning Rose last night. I totally agree with loving the 1% on Kindle. I hate when I look and see that it is creeping towards the end.

  5. Inferno was SO GOOD. All of Dan Brown's books are so thrilling that I end up reading them straight through - impossible to put down. I just finished Love with A Chance of Drowning (awesome, easy, inspiring read) and I think I'm going to start up on He's Gone now.

  6. I love that you're teaching yourself! I'm far too lazy for that :)

  7. Reading is my life too and I enjoy getting on goodreads trying to win books. between good reads and another site I've gotten 31 free books paper back by mail. its fun but then some of those books literally suck and arent worth reading. I cant get past the 1st or 3 pages. If I cant then I have no need for the book. My taste in books and what i read has changed since I've gotten older recently.

  8. I really need to get better about reading, there are so many books I want to read but can't seem to find the time.

  9. I love the 'for dummies' books. Reading's always been a passion for me too.

    I'm visiting today from Super Sunday Sync.

  10. My guilty pleasure is reading cheesy romance novels! I love it :) Like you, you can always find a few books on my nightstand. I have to admit, I have a Nook but I can't get into the electronic book thing. Maybe with time I will though!

  11. I will be interested to hear what you think of Inferno, I keep going back and forth about whether or not to get it.

  12. I'm a Dan Brown fan too, but I haven't gotten my hands on Inferno yet. Am I the only crazy person who finds Robert Langdon incredibly sexy. Like a modern day Indiana Jones. Maybe it's me.

    I'm so glad you could link up with us this week!! Hope to see you at the Book Chat again :)

  13. I can only read one book at a time. I've tried to read two or three but it just doesn't work for me lol. I end up only picking up the one I like most!

    I haven't read ANY of Dan Brown's books. I know it's shameful... Even my husband the anti reader read The Da Vinci Code! Perhaps it's time I do too.

  14. The just finished Inferno. I liked it much better than The Lost Symbol, but Angels and Demons is my favorite!

    Glad to find you at the Super Sunday Sync!

  15. Reading is like oxygen, but I find it so hard to squeeze in book time. The Kindle has been a lifesaver, because I can pick it up and put it down easily and not try to remember what page I was just on. This is a great list, and I loved Pride&Prejudice&Zombies. FTW!

  16. Silver Linings Playbook is on my "to read" list as well. I saw the movie and thought it was interesting, but I have heard the book is a bit different. I'll be interested to compare thoughts with you...once I get around to reading it! :)


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