What Does Robert Pattinson Read?

After seeing this picture, the ROBsessed crowd that pays attention to everything(me, not among them, I'm an air head when it comes to details) started to wonder what book he was holding:



Well PerfectDate and ForEmma87 solved the mystery :

The book he is holding is Independent People by Halldor Laxness :)

Here are some other books that Rob mentioned reading in interviews/seen holding:

Kill Your Friends: A Novel (P.S.) - John Niven

2666: A Novel -Roberto Bolano

Money-Martin Amis

Ticket to Ride-Dennis Potter (This book is crazy expensive! Cheapest is $89 in US and £26.72 in UK)

Doomed Love (Penguin Great Loves)- Virgil

Anthology-Tom Waits

Complete Poems: Charles Baudelaire

E.M. Forster's Collected Short Stories

Dali's Autobiographies

I added the ones that are available through Amazon to our Amazon Store . You can check 'em out HERE for US and HERE for UK :)

I guess I should put down The Queen's Fool and start reading something heavy from this list but it's summer! I'm on the beach. I can't handle HEAVY :)

52 comments:

Haystackhair said...

Hmmm, so should I put down Eclipse (for the gazillionth time)? Just love picturing Robbie and Kristin in the bed.....and in Compromise.....THUD

katykeene said...

Thank you Gozde for putting this list up.

How wonderful if Robs penchant for reading good books rubs off on the zillion fans he has.

School Teachers should love him... and maybe send him a few suggestions of books to plug on their behalf.LOL

Mrs. Robinsane said...

Hi ladies!

I knew it—he admires E.M. Forster, too!

*reaching for beloved and well-worn copy of "A Room with a View"*

But I'm still puzzled by RP's past assertion that he identifies with the narrator in "Money." Have any of you read this? The protagonist is slothful, crude, abrasive, dirty-minded...hmmm....

Mrs. Robinsane said...

And here's a minute, random observation:

Did you notice that he is carrying his baseball cap, probably in avoidance of his wet hair? Heaven forbid he should muss that hair, with the distorting impressions of his cap....

*wet hair=recent bathing?*

katykeene said...

Well Mrs R. Taurus people can be quite slothful/lazy(sigh), we are also known for being abrasive and everyone can be a bit dirty minded at times (can't they??)
Crude? well I will say that young men can be pretty crude..indeed all men are (can be) crude. At times I would even go so far as to say that anyone can have a 'crude' moment, even (gulp) fans...which is all good. Not complaining..just saying..

katykeene said...

Okay well I thought his hair was quite flat because he just took the cap off . See I did not have anything but pure thoughts.LOL

Cindeeloo said...

Mrs. Robinsane

Maybe he identifies himself with the narrator ONLY when he's between the sheets.... slothful,crude,abrasive,dirty-minded?

Ohhhhh...The Possibilities?????

p.s. good observation on the baseball cap,he seems to be washing his hair a lil more often lately. (not that it matters)

And thanks for your recomendation on A room with a view. Need to step away from the Twilight series (I think it's time....)

showme said...

"Independent People is not a book for everyone. It is a long, slow and sometimes punishing read. Laxness paints the sheep farmer's life in bleak tones. Think of Solzhenitsyn's Siberia or Rolvaag's Dakota prairie. So dismal is the mood at times that the reader feels the imminent onset of seasonal affective disorder. But Independent People also contains moments of pure, distilled beauty so arresting they seem to stand out from the cold landscape like stars in the ink of darkness. Bjartur of Summerhouses is a true epic hero."

Yep, sounds like something our boy would be attracted to. Mr. "I want to play Job in a biopic" LOL

Kate said...

I noticed the book in yesterdays pics and could make out the Independant bit but would not have had a clue what book it was. So I expect we can expect to se Amazon selling out of that soon then?? LOL

showme said...

ohmygosh

A Room with A View is outstanding....sooo good

then you have to watch the Merchant Ivory film.

showme said...

Why the hell is Ticket to Ride so expensive?

*scratches head. Never heard of such except in rare and antiquarian books, which i collect*

Agata said...

smart cookie our rob is :)

phosphorus said...

@ katykeene: Not only man can be pretty crude, there is a not so few number of crude women, too.

Given the fact that some Robsessors said they want to read Virgil because of Rob, I guess other fans started reading, too. Amazon's sales rank #28,559 for Virgil seems pretty high to me ("Customer's who bought this item also bought: Twilight DVD, Money, Twilight - The Director's Notebook, Last Tango In Paris, Twilight Saga" etc.).

It certainly does rub off.

phosphorus said...

@ showme: Ticket to Ride went out of print, so you can only buy it second-hand. Because Rob has a lot fans who want to read it, the prize went up, I guess.

Cindeeloo said...

The R.P. Book Club!!!!

(step aside Oprah...although I do luv Oprah.)

xoRobxo said...

Love a man that reads. So sexy. So with Rob that equals what.... sexy times 10.
I too am trying to "break away" from the Twilight series~I tend to pick one of the books up and find certain parts and re-read them. I'm re-starting Pillars of the Earth. I read the first 100 pages, then stopped (distracted by family issues) So now I'm back to reading it again.

Oh... woke up this morning with a smile... had my first Rob dream... finally

Ash7586 said...

Is it bad that I already purchased this from amazon before you posted this. Oh the robsession.

katykeene said...

@ Phosphorus yes I know that women can be crude as well as men.
I just meant that if Rob said he was crude (amongst the other things mentioned by Mrs R.) that it was not so unusual for a man to say that. I guess I imagine that for most young men it would be like, a badge of honor to own to being crude and rude.LOL

Yes it would be very good if his reading habits rubbed off on people. I had read before how sales of books he had mentioned had become more sort after. I do not think that this is a coincidence.
To love literature and immerse yourself in a good book, be it fiction or nonfiction, nothing beats that really. It can only enrich our lives.

RPaddict said...

Rob reading is sexy he's good for the mind,heart,and soul.

As for reading the Twilight Saga over and over.It's the addiction and in time it gets easier to read other things..I've learned that I can, but I still must read excepts from the series regularly.

Kelly said...

BlackBook Intern NEW!! story. SOOO good!!!!! Check it out: http://tinyurl.com/njc9cb

katykeene said...

@ Cindeeloo ..The RP book club, what a great legacy for Rob to be responsible for.
I think there are many highly intelligent ladies and gentlemen here who could pass on some great reading suggestions.
Rob would probably have to come to Gozde's site to check out what he should read next????

gardendesigntutor said...

Roberto Bolano! I just finished a Roberto Bolano this weekend. Clearly Rob and I are meant for one another ;) Where's Nicola Six today (that's a Martin Amis character, if I remember correctly)?

margot said...

I bet he buys lots of books (and then he reads them :)))
but
as he hasn't had his own place for a 1-1,5 year and he moves around the world constantly ...
... where do his books go ? they're heavy and I'm sure there are lots of them ... he can't drag them with him ... sends them to his parents ?
just askin'
and hate Kingsley Amis together with Martin Amis, of course I mean their books

margot said...

Mrs R :)))))
I just reached for the same and it's also well-worn :)))

Mrs. Robinsane said...

Hi katykeene, phos, cindeeloo:

katy: I should clarify that those were my own descriptive words, Re: the narrator of "Money," and not RP's—and, as cindeeloo so accurately discerned, I was not necessarily complaining, when associating those terms with RP, but affixing them, as is my recent and irresistible habit, to a mutual bedroom scenario....

;P

*example: RP's "abrasive" scruff...*

Mrs. Robinsane said...

And cindeeloo:

RP Book Club—brilliant!

Now, which photo of him would we choose, to feature on the sticker that would adorn the chosen titles?

Mrs. Robinsane said...

margot!

*long-distance kiss*

If you have a minute, please click on my profile—you might enjoy my new blog....

:)

showme said...

i think the book club is an awesome idea, but we should read the ones he's read and suggested. that will take us about a year, and by that time, we'll have more that he's read hopefully...

LOL

Plus, if we are forced to read, that will keep us from staring at him too much and making our brains fry.

showme said...

For those of you who haven't seen Mrs. Robinsane's blog yet, the last post is BEYOND FUNNY. She has actually KNITTED tiny Lobster cap and beanie for Pocket Edward, prepared a nice pad for him and even given him a piano....

So nice ROFLMAO

here's her new blog!
http://www.mrsrobinsane.com/

Mrs. Robinsane said...

Oh thank you, showme!

*crushing hug*

But in the interest of full disclosure...I did not actually knit them—I fashioned them from an old pair of my son's socks! LOL!

Babs ♥ Art said...

The RP book club is a wonderful idea!! A book can be a good topic to start a conversation with him right? Let's show Rob how smart his fans are :)
Do you guys think that these books are difficult to read in English for a non-native speaker? So far I've read the twilight saga, harry potter and thrillers like James Rollins/John Grisham, that's as far as my reading skills go :)

CullenGal09 said...

I def have to check out Ticket To Ride-Mr. P has quite the eclectic taste in reading material....nice! All that and he's so smart too-GAH-Sighs-is there anything he's not good at? (Besides basketball-which is ok.-HA) LOL!

BTW-Mrs. R., Sho(my lovely)-hello to you both!

Stacy (who loves the Nikes) said...

Some very good comments about Rob from Twilight local actors ... I love what the little girl (who played young Bella said) and that Rob got down on his knees to be at eye level with her ... methinks he might not be so anti-kid as people think ...

http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2009/06/portland_actors_talk_about_the.html

Cindeeloo said...

Hope I didn't offend anyone in regards to my earlier post..I read the word dirty-minded and my over-active imagination went straight to the bedroom.

@Mrs.Robinsane,loved your blog, will go and visit more often. That lil beanie is PRICELESS!!!

In regards to RP book club, Maybe Goz could set something like that up in the same way she set up L/A movement? One book a month and then we can all share our thoughts/opinions?

Just a thought????

showme said...

thanks for the link stace!

That was so cute with the little girl

showme said...

btw, couldn't get your first link to work, but here's direct to that article

http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/index.ssf/2009/06/portland_actors_talk_about_the.html

robbedofmygoodsense said...

Haystack - I get you totally! Love that part. I need some book recommendations, too. Been really disappointed with my summer reads.

Anonymous said...

I LUV ME A MAN WHO READS!!

SHO - since ur the official peen extraordinaire...tell me what's going on here: http://wouldyoutapthat.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/set_098.jpg

margot said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
margot said...

thx Mrs R :))))) I've already said a little "Hello" to Mini E
and
as much as I always, always prefer books to their film adaptations - "The room with the view" is one of my fav movies
I feel really attached to British/English culture

This Blog is def worth advertising :))))

Anonymous said...

I love A Room with a View I didn't know Rob have read that too coooooollllll..we held the same thing ...alright it's not technically the same thing..I just prefer to think it that way

Anonymous said...

gah.....I just ordered two books in honor of his royal hotness!! Seriously, all advertisers have to do is have Rob hold their products in a pic...I am definitely susceptible

ohh how rude of me...Hiya ladies

Mrs. Robinsane said...

Thank you Cindeeloo, margot!


margot: I agree with your sentiments re: the Merchant Ivory version of "ARWAV"—I love several of their movies, actually. And I am also an Anglophile....:)

I'm off for a while...perhaps to engage my edward in further soul-searching, and creative adventures....

Hope to see all you later. :)

domisgone said...

Ahhh.... I won't read a book just cause Rob reads them. I'm pretty sure we DON'T have similar interests in the book department.

But it's nice to see what an intellectual person he is. I mean, off the top of my head I can name like, three guys, who read books. And that doesn't include magazines like Maxium or Playboy... hehe.

captain said...

Mrs. R.
I tried to leave you this comment on your blog but wasn't sure if it went through

I just finished reading your blog. You truly do have a beautiful mind. You've pretty much summed up how my own Robsession was born.
I think there is somebody for everybody but due to the vastness of the universe, most of us don't find our "soulmates" (I think you mentioned this in one of your posts)

This is why books, movies and music were invented. They allow us an escape, a way to be with our soulmates

Pammi said...

I guess it's safe to assume he has read or will be reading Bel-Ami by Guy De Maupassant to prepare for the film...it's a great little story and Rob will be perfect in the role as George Duroy...Can't wait!!!!

Mechevpao said...

This reminds me how much I want to read some literature book, aside from my studying career books, I need something to read outside those, but I have so many to read that at least till summer (as usual) I won´t get the chance.. I don´t know if I would like those books, I did read “2666” last year on July, and I highly recommend it, it is very good, I liked it… somehow I got exited a couple of weeks ago when I saw in some last years pic that Rob had read it too… hahaa so fangirl like. :P

Thanks for doing the list of books.

Showme, I can´t see the article in any of the links!! boo I want to read cute comments about him :(

Marjorie said...

Don't put down The Queen's Fool, Goz. I love all of Gregory's books!

Lisa said...

I bought Ticket to Ride in the Fall when Rob mentioned it in a few interviews. I paid $5.95 for it.

It actually came from Powell's books in Portland.

I'm so tempted to sell it sometimes-I'm unemployed right now :(

Anonymous said...

Seriously, Now I HAVE to read these books being both a bibliophile and robsessed.....dammmmmit

maha said...

thanks for posting the name of the book am interesting to read it.

Thansa said...

Google 13 Reasons Why Smart Girls Love Robert Pattinson (written by Connie Ann Kirk)
Reason #4: Robert Pattinson Reads

I got my out-of-print Ticket to Ride from my local library. I bought Virgil.

No doubt RP is influencing increase sales of merchandise. But that's one of the things he's afraid of that his popularity will bring--his commercialization, etc.(i.e., "destroyed life of an unknown girlfriend"). Remember the "nude calendar" comment he made at an interview?

It's great that RP's popularity encourages reading among his young (and no-so-young) fans.

 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...