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What are you reading?

  1. elisabeth reid profile image61
    elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago

    What is it that's taking you on flights of fancy these days?

    1. Karen and Lesley profile image60
      Karen and Lesleyposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I really enjoy reading my daughter's teenage books on the teenage spy Alex Rider by Anthony Horrowitz.  He really knows how to keep his very discerning audience on the edge of their seats.

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      Abhinayaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I am all for my children's school books.Lot of info in Physics, Chemistry,Botany,Zoology,History,Geography,Arithmetic.Preparing them for the exams.Great topic. big_smile

    3. sunshine rivers profile image56
      sunshine riversposted 8 years ago in reply to this



      I am presently reading: A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
      and When Society Became An Addict by Ann Wilson Schaff

      I just completed for a second read-The Shack- which is a great book.

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Hubpages big_smile

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      LOL...that's been me, lately.  Lotsa readin'...not so much writing.

      Bad Lisa.  Bad, baaaad Lisa.

      I've gotta do something about that.

    2. k@ri profile image79
      k@riposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I would have to agree.  Between writing and reading, I have not had to buy a novel in a few months.   big_smile

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      iamqweenbeeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      DITTO

  3. sevenGEIN profile image50
    sevenGEINposted 9 years ago

    I just finished Footprints of Lion by Beverly Harper, and found it thoroughly enjoyable. I also found out that she lived in the same region as me, but is now dead.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Is it something that you can sum up in a few lines?  Not the plot itself, just the general 'feel' of the book...

  4. Stacie Naczelnik profile image75
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    I am reading Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier.  It's pretty good.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      It it one that you'd recommend?  I'm looking for a new read...I want fiction, but I'm in a lit fic phase right now.  I've got a stack of commercial fic, but it just ain't doin' it for me at the moment.

      1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image75
        Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Yes.  It's a fabulous book.  Frazier is a fabulous, thorough writer.

    2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
      Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Wrong,  It's brilliant.

  5. Griffo profile image70
    Griffoposted 9 years ago

    Currently reading Mort by Terry Pratchett. I'm a late started with Pratchett but i'm speeding through the books now tongue

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't read much of Pratchett....just one....but I thoroughly enjoyed its whimsy.  Hope you enjoy this one as much as the others you've read.

      smile

  6. Talem profile image68
    Talemposted 9 years ago

    The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.

    Im very suprised Im loving this book.  It's chock full of her Objectivism ideals, but it complements the story.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I have that one at home...I picked it up the other day and then...well...got sidetracked.  It was Valentine's Day, after all.

      Maybe I ought to revisit it.

      big_smile

  7. Talem profile image68
    Talemposted 9 years ago

    Ahehehee. big_smile  I vouch that you should try it, whenever you find more time.

    It gets juicy in the middle, but dont wan't to spoil it for you.  I've read many complaints of Rand making too long of dialogue segments, and shoving her philosophy down the readers throats in every page.....but I've really liked it so far.

  8. knolyourself profile image60
    knolyourselfposted 9 years ago

    I am reading 'Snobs' by Julian Fellowes. I read it as a comedy of manners, or how the current British ruling class thinks. I like to know how everyone thinks. It is Tolstoyesque in its detail of mannerisms. I am not quite half way through it, since books I enjoy I spend months reading. Fellowes is a British Ministries actor, going back to the 'The Dutchess of Duke Street', a couple of 'Rumple of the Baileys', and a list as long as one's arm, most of which I have not seen.

  9. granite_butterfly profile image50
    granite_butterflyposted 9 years ago

    I am reading "Candy Freak" by Steve Almond, an in depth study of the wonderful world of candy, namely chocolate.  So far, a worthwhile, fun read... big_smile

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Stands to reason that most anything having to do with chocolate would be a fun read.

      big_smile

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
        Davinagirl3posted 8 years ago in reply to this

        The "Olivia" series of children's books. Over and over.

  10. topstuff profile image61
    topstuffposted 9 years ago

    I read your question and typing the answer.

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    katrina77posted 9 years ago

    Im reading  Anatomy of the Spirit: the seven stages of power and healing. by Caroline Myss.

  12. seamus profile image54
    seamusposted 9 years ago

    Any essay by Joan Didion.

    Soon, I want to re-read some Raymond Carver stories.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Which are your favorites?

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    waynetposted 9 years ago

    I'm reading a message on my toilet paper...it reads crapalot!....... charmin!!

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      *snort*


      Oops...that was rather unladylike, wasn't it?  I hope my mom didn't hear....

      tongue

  14. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    Shamans, Sorcerers and Saints, a prehistory of religion

    It's a bit dense and academic but utterly fascinating.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I go through phases when something like that is right up my alley.  Sounds intriguing, actually.

  15. madmike27 profile image53
    madmike27posted 9 years ago

    this post...  smile

    oh, and the 4 hour work-week by Tim Ferriss... good stuff.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      4 hours, huh?

      I could get into that. 

      *sigh*

      I need a winning Lotto ticket.

  16. sevenGEIN profile image50
    sevenGEINposted 9 years ago

    And now I'm reading Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah for English. Its a good book!!

  17. C.M. Vanderlinden profile image63
    C.M. Vanderlindenposted 9 years ago

    Just finished Neil Gaiman's  "American Gods"  (insanely good---I love  Neil Gaiman). I'm not sure  what I'll read next. I've got Gaiman's  "Anansi  Boys"  on order through my library, but I might re-read "Getting Things Done" again first.

  18. Princessa profile image85
    Princessaposted 9 years ago

    I have just started "Cecilia" by Anna Bitton.  A 'portrait' of  Nicolas Sarkozy's ex-wife.  I guess I was reading some much about Carla Bruni on the press that i became courious about Sarkozy's ex-wife!

  19. jdeschene profile image60
    jdescheneposted 9 years ago

    I'm reading a very interesting book right now called "How to Write Horror Fiction" by William F. Nolan.  I highly reccommend it to anyone who's ever thought of becoming a horror writer.  Nolan's tips are fabulous and very helpful.

  20. Griffo profile image70
    Griffoposted 9 years ago

    I've nearly finished reading Mort by Terry Pratchett now and may go on reading Terry Pratchett books or have a break from them and read something else. I currently have Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials' box set on order from Amazon.co.uk smile

    Anyone a fan of Pullman? I've never read anything by him yet and have heard good things!

    1. Sylvia Page profile image61
      Sylvia Pageposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I am reading Justin Scott's "A Pride of Kings" a rather slow beginning but entertaining...

      1. Nick Logan TV profile image61
        Nick Logan TVposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Can you tell me a little about Mort.?.. I've seen that at least 3 times on this post.  Just curious.  Thx :cool



  21. Shirley Anderson profile image84
    Shirley Andersonposted 9 years ago

    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote.

    I know it's old, but I've never read it.  Have seen the movie though.

    Also reading The Sacred Sin by Estevan Vega, doing a review on it.  If there's a category for it on hubpages, maybe I'll post it when I'm done.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I've never read it, either...but I want to.  I haven't seen the movie yet, though.  I won't until I've read it.

      You'd think that'd motivate me, wouldn'tcha?

      Ummmmm.....

  22. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    I just finished reading Escape my Carolyn Jessop.  I have now started reading Kite Runner, another must read.

    1. elisabeth reid profile image61
      elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I agree...a definite must read.  Absolutely outstanding book.  I loved it!!!

      Have you seen the movie?

      1. SweetiePie profile image84
        SweetiePieposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I have not seen the movie, I just started reading the book.  Another must read along the lines of Kite Runner is the Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany.  The Yacoubian Building is a fictional novel about the social issues in modern Egypt, but it is so realistic it reads like a biographical account of peoples lives.  It was also made into a movie, which I would also like to see.

  23. barranca profile image75
    barrancaposted 9 years ago

    I've been reading political books...perhaps because it's the season:  Chalmers Johnson, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, John Rawls.  All highly recommended.

  24. risend profile image49
    risendposted 9 years ago

    I am reading a book on facebook applications and how to do everything with it, I am not much of a novel reader. I do enjoy the occasional samurai novel though. My favorite is Musashi by Eiji Yoshikava. It was addicting, I couldn't put it down and ended up reading it in a few days despite being around 1,000 pages long.

    1. tksensei profile image60
      tksenseiposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, that was originally serialized in a newspaper over a looong period.

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    philem44posted 9 years ago

    This is pretty good it shows you have good appetite for reading and perusing books with good content. I also read a lot and my greatest hobby is the twin activity of reading and writing.

  26. Griffo profile image70
    Griffoposted 9 years ago

    Started reading Northern Lights by Philip Pullman the other day. Not that far into it yet so can't pass much judgment on the actual story. But what i can say is that it is well written so i imagine it will be a great read.

  27. elisabeth reid profile image61
    elisabeth reidposted 9 years ago

    I haven't seen Kite Runner...it takes me a long time to see films that have been made based on books that I love.

    I have a day off tomorrow...now I have a book to look for.  big_smile

    Oh, won't my husband be overjoyed.

    *insert Mark's sarcasm sign here*

  28. compu-smart profile image81
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Tea leafs:P

  29. scheinandras profile image56
    scheinandrasposted 8 years ago

    I'm reading Bulgakov's master and margarita. Brilliant book

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    Greta Lieskeposted 8 years ago

    I'm reading "A Lion Among Men," the third installment of the Wicked series. Not far in yet to know if I like it! But I loved the other two. . .

    1. Pennie Packard profile image63
      Pennie Packardposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I just started reading "Wicked" and so far I really like it. It's sort of "different"! I haven't read any of the others yet.

      I just joined HP today and posted my first article so I probably shouldn't be spending a lot of time reading till I get onto all the ways of HP.

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        Greta Lieskeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        It's definitely unexpected...especially if you've seen the musical. It's much more serious than people think...and full of a whole lotta satire. I loves it!

  31. anime_nanet profile image60
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago

    A book by R.A Salvatore! One of many!

    He and Pratchett are my favorite foreign authors!

  32. frogdropping profile image85
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    The electricity meter.

    *wondering if can be be ... fixed*

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    SarahMichelleposted 8 years ago

    Go Ask Alice. Anonymous.

  34. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I remember reading Go Ask Alice as a teen. Someone told me it has been proven a fake...who knows. I still enjoyed it.

    Right now I'm reading D.H. Lawrence's Sons and Lovers in ebook version. I read it a long time ago and had an urge to read it again. I'm enjoying it so far.

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      Greta Lieskeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I LOVE Sons and Lovers. . . it's entertaining and complicated because of all the unspoken emotions. Great British read. . ..

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I love most of what D.H. Lawrence wrote smile

  35. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    Currently, this forum topic!  lol  big_smile

  36. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 8 years ago

    I am reading on hubpages. lol

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    dvfrazposted 8 years ago

    I'm just finishing up an alternative history novel, Discovering Atlantis.

  38. RedElf profile image85
    RedElfposted 8 years ago

    Last read "Water For Elephants" 
    Well-written, unexpected and charming.

  39. Zabbella profile image76
    Zabbellaposted 8 years ago

    I don't get too many chances so, on my lunch breaks I am reading Robin Cook's BLINDSIGHT.

  40. Drew Breezzy profile image77
    Drew Breezzyposted 8 years ago

    a whole new mind by daniel pink

  41. lafenty profile image76
    lafentyposted 8 years ago

    The Stand by Stephen King.  Have been wading through it for the last several weeks.  About half way through the 1100 pages.

  42. girly_girl09 profile image68
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    I mostly read news articles, textbooks for class and my old job got me into the habit of reading legislation and statutes (even though I don't have to anymore).

    I've always had to speed and scan read things so I find it really hard to read for pleasure. I'm sort of 'broken' that way. I just read "Dead Days of Summer" by Carolyn Hart. It's about 350 pages and most people would spread it out for pleasure reading over a week or two. I read it all last night in about 4 hours. So...not much pleasure derived from that.

    Other than that, the only books I read for pleasure are John Grisham novels, classic Sherlock Holmes or those cheesy themed murder mysteries that are sold for $6.99 a pop on Amazon. I read a lot more when I was younger for pleasure, before college and a job that required lots of studying. I'm trying to get back on the pleasure reading bandwagon, especially since I got a kindle for my birthday in march! It's just hard to when I feel that I have to speed read and scan stuff and finish it all in one setting.

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    JuanRose'nRabbitposted 8 years ago

    Right now, I'm reading The Cult of Mac (about Macintosh lovers), A Penultimate Truth by Philip K. Dick, Red, Wet Dirt which is a collection of horror stories by Nicholaus Grabowsky (Sacramento author) and the Story of Archaeolgy by a C.W. Cerams (?).  All very good books.

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    Ghost32posted 8 years ago

    Book Nine of The Wheel of Time series by the late Robert Jordan, my 15th or maybe 20th time through the set.  SO looking forward to the next installment due out in November.  No, not Jordan's ghost; his successor as chosen by his widow (Jordan's widow, not the successor's widow).

    Why so eager for the next volume?  Well, see, the copies of the first 11 books are sort of disintegrating from overuse....

    1. k@ri profile image79
      k@riposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I did not realize there was a new book coming out.  WoooHooo! November, you say?  I will be watching for it!  Thanks for the good news!!  big_smile

  45. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Carl Jung's "Dreams and reflections" for about the fourth time.

  46. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    I started reading Q and A today.

  47. MBP42 profile image69
    MBP42posted 8 years ago

    I am reading the Koran, could not believe how many times it references Moses and Abraham. It even references Jesus but then in the next breath it denies His Godhood. Oh well.

  48. CMHypno profile image89
    CMHypnoposted 8 years ago

    I am reading 'Nights of Rain and Stars' by Maeve Binchy. It's a gentle summer read, set in a small village by the sea in Corfu where a small group of strangers are brought together by a tragedy.  You just know that it all going to work out in the end!

  49. Dale Nelson profile image31
    Dale Nelsonposted 8 years ago

    Found some cool old reads in the second hand book exchange.You know recession and all.

    Plum Island -Nelson Demille

  50. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I'm reading In Cancer Land by Libby Znaimer...about surviving breast cancer.

    I'm also reading a funny novella called Just Desserts by Carl Reiner. And the latest Love and Rockets comic, New Stories smile

 
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