What is it that's taking you on flights of fancy these days?
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.
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.
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.
LOL...that's been me, lately. Lotsa readin'...not so much writing.
Bad Lisa. Bad, baaaad Lisa.
I've gotta do something about that.
Yes, I would have to agree. Between writing and reading, I have not had to buy a novel in a few months.
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.
I am reading Thirteen Moons by Charles Frazier. It's pretty good.
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.
Currently reading Mort by Terry Pratchett. I'm a late started with Pratchett but i'm speeding through the books now
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.
Ahehehee. 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.
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.
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...
Im reading Anatomy of the Spirit: the seven stages of power and healing. by Caroline Myss.
Any essay by Joan Didion.
Soon, I want to re-read some Raymond Carver stories.
I'm reading a message on my toilet paper...it reads crapalot!....... charmin!!
Shamans, Sorcerers and Saints, a prehistory of religion
It's a bit dense and academic but utterly fascinating.
oh, and the 4 hour work-week by Tim Ferriss... good stuff.
And now I'm reading Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah for English. Its a good book!!
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.
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!
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.
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
Anyone a fan of Pullman? I've never read anything by him yet and have heard good things!
I am reading Justin Scott's "A Pride of Kings" a rather slow beginning but entertaining...
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.
I just finished reading Escape my Carolyn Jessop. I have now started reading Kite Runner, another must read.
I agree...a definite must read. Absolutely outstanding book. I loved it!!!
Have you seen the movie?
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.
I've been reading political books...perhaps because it's the season: Chalmers Johnson, Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein, John Rawls. All highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Oh, won't my husband be overjoyed.
*insert Mark's sarcasm sign here*
I'm reading Bulgakov's master and margarita. Brilliant book
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. . .
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.
A book by R.A Salvatore! One of many!
He and Pratchett are my favorite foreign authors!
The electricity meter.
*wondering if can be be ... fixed*
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.
I'm just finishing up an alternative history novel, Discovering Atlantis.
Last read "Water For Elephants"
Well-written, unexpected and charming.
I don't get too many chances so, on my lunch breaks I am reading Robin Cook's BLINDSIGHT.
The Stand by Stephen King. Have been wading through it for the last several weeks. About half way through the 1100 pages.
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.
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.
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....
Carl Jung's "Dreams and reflections" for about the fourth time.
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.
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!
Found some cool old reads in the second hand book exchange.You know recession and all.
Plum Island -Nelson Demille
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
by ptosis 3 weeks ago
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by Richard J ONeill 7 years ago
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by Cynthia B Turner 6 years ago
When you are torn between reading or writing, which do you choose?I'm almost positive I'm not alone in this dilemma. Write or read? You love both, but maybe one just a little more than to other. What do you choose to do?
by robbell 13 years ago
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by Billie Kelpin 6 years ago
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by torimari 10 years ago
So, we've been living 2010 now for almost 6 months.I'm a considerable book-a-holic and find it always interesting to see what I've read throughout a year.---------------------------------Anyway, what books have you read so far this year?What were your feelings on them?Do you have a list or idea of...
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