I'm reading The Golden Compass right now, for the second or third time. The first time I read it, I got nightmares (I was too young to have read it, really) but since then I've enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm also reading Soul Music by Terry Pratchett and I am soon going to start reading Inkdeath, as soon as I can get my friend to remember to let me borrow it. :)
I'm reading The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. One of those brilliantly confusing ones.
I haven't, but I'd enjoy a recommendation!
I am reading TFIOS for the millionth time. I love it, as always. I cant help but cry when Augustus dies.
As of now, I am reading the 1,000 page giant World Without End, the companion to Ken Follett's amazing novel Pillars of the Earth. It can be quite tedious because building (masonry and carpentry) are major aspects of the story, and there are points where I wish I didn't have to read a page-long description of one section of a cathedral or the way a wooden bridge stays together or falls apart. But, since I got through Pillars okay, I think I can get through World Without End easily enough. It'll just take me a few months. ;)
Ariel by Sylvia Plath.
I love me some Plath. I appreciate that it's the original arrangement. Ted Hughes was kind of a (insert choice insult here), so I like that it has less of his input.
Currently reading a nonfiction titled Sun Stand Still but after this I plan to continue reading Narnia because I stopped in the middle of the third book!
I'm reading the Yiddish Policeman's Union by Micheal Chabon- not as good as his other stuff (the Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay is one of the best books I've ever read!)
I just finished A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf yesterday. Both fascinating and sad how relevant it is even today.
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
It's fantastic! It may be the best account of a life I've read. I'm only about a fourth way through, and he isn't yet born. It's almost nothing but digressions into the life and opinions of anyone remotely related to the situation. Which is, to an extant, necessary to fully understand the situation. You could just give a linear account of the events of someone's life, but that isn't how it happens, and it isn't how it's remembered. Seemingly insignificant events stick with you forever, and huge events can become unmemorable with time. Life is made of all those little connections to everything around you, and without them being explained, most of them would go over your head.
It's an infuriating and hilarious book.
The Arthur Conan Doyle original, Sherlock Holmes short stories. This is a re-read for me but they are just so good that they stand up to multiple re-readings. They truly never get old, and a lot of the methods he uses are applicable in every day life.
I agree, I recently reread them and still quite enjoy them.