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What book are you reading and enjoying now?

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    I myself am reading more than one book lol. I know I hsouldj sut stick to one book but hey like my thinking and writing I jump around a lot.

    I am currently reading four books and one magazine.
    The magazine is Alfred Hitchcock Mystery magazine September 2009

    the books are
    The latest Harry Potter though I'm not really into that one at the moment.
    Kingdom Keepers II Disney At Dawn by Ridley Pearson
    Forensics A guide For Writers by D.P. Lyle, M.D. (part of the howdunit series and yes for some reason it's spelled that way lol)
    and the one I am really into and enjoying
    Catch as Cat Can by Rita Mae Brown and Sneaky Pie Brown.
    (this one is posted in one of my hubs but no not trying to have ppl read my hub just saying in case those who had read it notcied that) And the unique thing about this authro is she writes great mystery where cats and a dog help solve the mysterys with their human companion. And not only that but Sneaky Pie Brown is her cat that she writes along side with. How cool is that?

    n-e-ways what is everyone else reading these days?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      haha i thought i was the only one who did that!

      i'm not reading any at the moment, but one time i read 1984, Farnham's Freehold and Get Fuzzy during the same month. that was strange, to say the least  - especially when i momentarily confused O'Brien with Chubby Huggs wink

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol nope cosette you aren't the only one hehehehe

    2. mohitmisra profile image55
      mohitmisraposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Home with God -Neale Donald Walsch smile

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Interesting...

    3. Rhianni32 profile image69
      Rhianni32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm working my way through the Bagavad Gita, a Buddhist scripture. Pretty good so far.

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      sealup35posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have just started to read a book by Steve Harvey intitled" Act like a lady-think like a man" which is explaning the pros and cons to a man's way of thinking verses a women way of thinking.
      He also paints a picture showing that we (meaning the opposite sex) are each very simple minded people who just would like to be loved and appreciated. And that is just within the first two chapter of this inspiring book.big_smile

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        poetlorraineposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        must get hold of this book

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      Lyriaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Currently reading "A Canticle for Leibowitz" I'm about 1/2 way through and really enjoying it.

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        Dukayneposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Someone actually gave me this book to read several months ago and I enjoyed it as well.  Had never heard of it before he gave it to me and now it's one of my favorites!

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      geekchickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Like you, I'm reading multiple books right now. I keep saying I'm only going to read one at a time, but it never happens.

      Right now I'm reading Kisses and Lies by Lauren Henderson, The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Nanny by Melissa Nathan, Dracula by Bram Stoker, and Who's Killing the Great Writers of America? by Robert Kaplow.

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        Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think anyone can just read one book at a time lol

        Interesting books you are reading right now too

    7. Rod Marsden profile image75
      Rod Marsdenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The Dresden Files series by Butcher plus Best of the Saint. That is more than enough to keep me busy.


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      geekchickposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just finished reading Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler which was a great read. I'm getting ready to read The Christmas Cookie Club by Ann Pearlman next.

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      Curious Jenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am reading John LeCarre' Murder of Quality.  It is excellent.

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    Colebabieposted 7 years ago

    I am reading Clapton by Eric Clapton (obviously) smile

    Next is the new Nicholas Sparks one and the new John Krakauer one. They're waiting on my book shelf for me. smile

    But I have to read my Genetics and Organic Chemistry textbooks and some research papers smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hmmm those sound interesting...except for the textbooks of course lol

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      dali48posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like the music of Eric Clapton since I heard it for the first time at Leeds University as an exchange student in 1972/73. When I awake in the morning I start with a philosophy book - Who am I etc. - by R.D. Precht. Once per week I have to prepare my tuition in Latin or English. Most time I'm surfing in the Internet and writing my diary for my next book at BoD - Tagebuch 3 by dali 48 on twitter - or I'm reading the Nobel Lectures from 2009 back to Boris Pasternak now.(d.48)...

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    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    I don't have time to read books.
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    ~thranax~

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that is very clever! an ascii thranax! cool....

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      aaa well I do hope that yu find time to read books Thranax. you are missing out on a lot of great authors out there

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        starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Reading is the other half of writing - if you don't read - how can you write?

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          wow I never thought of it that way starme....that is a very interesting thought in deed

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    Aquaposted 7 years ago

    Unfortunately, the only books I have time for right now are textbooks - yuk. I miss reading for pleasure.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      BOOO textbooks. i hope you get to read for pleasure again soon Aqua. Shoot even when I had a lot of textbook reading I always made time for pleasure reading...yea when I was supposed to be studying or doing HW I had a book hiding under the bed so I could read without getting caught big_smile

  5. resspenser profile image84
    resspenserposted 7 years ago

    I am reading Robert B. Parker's newest Spenser book The Professional.
    He makes it look so easy!!!!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      hmm..have to check that one out

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    Well it is time for me to go read...sometimes it helps me sleep...other times it doesn't but still going to do it anyways since I love to read. Night peeps. have fun..behave and yea lol

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    zadrobiposted 7 years ago

    I am about to finish Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and it's probably the best book I've ever read.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'll check it out

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        Paradise7posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Who is John Galt?

        I'm reading "The Summons" by John Grisham and "The Intention Experiment" by Lynne McTagart right now.  Both great books, in two completely different ways. big_smile big_smile cool

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Isn't it fun to read more than one book at a time? hehehe

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      elliot.dunnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i want to read that... haven't had the time to start tackling a six hundred page book.  too many other things to read!

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    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    I'm reading, "True At First Light," published posthumously by Ernest Hemingway.  His son Patrick helped to get his original journals from when they lived in Africa.  So far, so good.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      very cool!

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    shanekrugerposted 7 years ago

    iam reading book of aeron wall named keyword strategies.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      huh interesting...is it helpful?

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    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    I have just finished "Bird by Bird" by Anne Lamott, and am in love with her.  yikes)
    I know it's an old one, but hey...so am I!

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Sounds familiar I have probably passed it by at the bookstore and saw it but just kept walking

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        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        It's a book about writing, you know, sort of a how-to, but her voice is unique and so incredibly honest, it just floored me. 
        It is also full of craziness-she pulls no punches.  She's amazing.

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          that's right! I saw it at the writer's conference and everyone was raving about it. might have to check it out now lol

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    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    I am trying to finish "The Time Traveller's Wife"...did I say trying?  yikes)  I loved the beginning, but found it became tedious.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ugh I stop reading books like that and just put them back on the shelf saying I have finished them big_smile I know I cheat lmao

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        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yep, CW, it's now on the bookshelf with the mark in place...

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      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you've got to keep reading, she is a literary author, her writing is amazing. I know what you mean, it's probably the going back and forth in time, I had to not pay any attention to the hours and days and just read it. I haven't seen the movie, did you?

      I have a few going on at the same time, different moods~
      now, The Lost Symbol, as I love his storylines,
      Blink by Malcom Gladwell and another one that I pull out when I really want to read great literature-  Genuis A Mosiac of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds by Harold Bloom.

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    Fresh_Flowerposted 7 years ago

    I am trying to get into Jan Potocki's The Manuscript found in Saragossa.

    Sometimes I can read books very easily and fast but this is one of those periods when I can't even read one single page without falling asleep...

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      uh oh sounds like a book to cheat on meaning put it on the shelf and say you finished

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    i am not really a great reader..... to help you understand.  Pride and Prejudice.... i tried to read and re read, but it just would not make sense to me..... i now have the d.v.d while i have been at home with my bad back, i have forced myself to watch the d.v.d of the same name, over and over until i fully understand every word that is going on..... and i love it.  I always had a concentration problem and am easily distracted.  My mum read everything and anything, and read almost up to the minute she died, wish i was like that.   It is hard to become a writer when you find reading and concentrating hard, but i sooooo love to write.
       Confessions of a shop a holic i had no problems with and have now watched the film, 10 times she is a writer, and a bit like me in personality so i related to her.  she is funny, a lot younger than me i may add

                 hope i have not taken up too much of your time

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh trust me I hated reading Pride and Prejudice when I was in school and had to read it for english. So I pretended to read it lol. anything by Jane Eyre or was it Austin yea you can tell how I know my classic authors haha or Virgina Woolf I was like *GAG* lol

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      Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Which version did you watch? I adore the one with Kiera Knightley. I think with stories set so long ago, it can be difficult to grasp the language. That's why watching a movie based on the book can be easier to understand--we have the actions and facial expressions of the characters to see instead of assume.

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    atomswifeyposted 7 years ago

    Actually I am not reading any right now which is unusual for me as I love to read. I am book fanatic! smile I love Stephen King and all of his pen named works, V.C. Andrews, Shel Silverstein, C.S. Lewis to name a few of my favorite authors.

    As of now I have finished a children's book I wrote and am in the process of promoting it and getting it published and I am very close with offers coming in. At the same time I am working on two other children's books which are nearly finished and a novel which has been two years in the making.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      All right atomswifey! Keep up the writing, girl. Very exciting about your children's book. and your other three books!

      And yes I live Shel Silverstein, C.S. Lewis and Stephen King. read V.C. once and yea couldn't get into it...

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    wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

    I am reading catch 22 by Joseph Heller, it's really good. smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      my husband has that one but I have yet to read it

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    bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago

    I'm reading 'Circus of the Scars'.  It's a book about life on the road with the Jim Rose Circus Side Show.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that sounds interesting

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    Janettaposted 7 years ago

    Reading The Amber Room by Steve Berry currently. It's one of his first books that I'd missed, so I searched it out at the bookstore. So far, it's living up to its expectations smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Have not read anything by this author...I'll have to check it out

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    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    I'm currently reading The Rum Diary by Hunter S Thompson. I also started reading Dante's Inferno and The God Delusion and have finished neither, so technically I guess I'm still reading them.

    After I finish Rum Diary I've got Inkheart which is a kids book, but I figure if anyone can read Harry Potter then I can read this big_smile

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      bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hunter S. Thompson is a great writer.

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        jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is the first of his books that I've read, but I've heard a lot about him, I think I'll get hold of some more. The main reason I read Rum Diary is because it's being turned into a film and I like to have read a book before I see the film.

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          bloodnlatexposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If you like the movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, then you'll love the book.  The movie left out a bunch.

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            jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I'm not a massive fan of that film actually, but I still might give the book a go. I found the film kinda boring, I fell asleep in the middle of it!

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            Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            My husband has both the movie and book. Hasn't read the book yet but says he loves the movie lol...I haven't watch it though

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              Janettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              A couple of my friends LOVE Hunter S. Thompson. they rave about Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I've seen the movie but never read the book.

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                Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                He has another book by Hunter too but I can't remember what it's called.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My husband has read Dante's Inferno...I have not. I have Inkheart but have yet to read it myself. smile

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    jenblacksheepposted 7 years ago

    I saw the Time Traveller's Wife film, and read the book. My mum and sister really liked the film, but I wasn't so keen. It jumped around like the book but gave no indiction of the times or dates, so you don't know when its jumping from or to.

    I really liked the book though.

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      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm glad you did, Jen, I loved the beginning, as I said, so maybe I will pick it up again.  Appreciate the feedback!

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    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    One genre I am beginning to adore is Young Adult, or even Children's books.  I find Louis Sachar's "Holes" to be a fabulously interwoven story that I fell in love with at 50!

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Nothing Writer by goldentoad, 187,348 words

  22. sannyasinman profile image61
    sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago

    The New Revelations by Neale Donald Walsch - for the second time.smile

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      second time? sweet!

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        sannyasinmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Have you read it?

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          No I actually haven't...I'll have to check it out though...but not for a while I have so many books I have to read first lol

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            philip carey 61posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Not sure what to make of the Conversations With God industry. Neale Walsh started out saying God talked once to him. Once he made a pile of money, it seems God kept talking to him. I dunno, I guess I'm cynical. However, the stuff IS compelling. I will say that.

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    philip carey 61posted 7 years ago

    I'm reading "The Brothers Karamazov" by Dostoevski. It's powerful stuff, and has had me thinking about  things I thought I was done thinking about.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thinking about what?

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        philip carey 61posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Themes in the book, like Free Will, the conflict between faith and doubt....heavy stuff

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          Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Wow yes sounds like heavy but interesting stuff

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            philip carey 61posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I think great novels can impart ideas and illustrate points in a way that straight-up philosophy just can't. I'm a big fan of classical literature for that reason.

  24. europewalker profile image80
    europewalkerposted 7 years ago

    I started Atlas Shrugged about 6 months ago but I keep buying other books to read along with it. Currently reading Break Neck by Erica Spindler.

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      Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO you are so like me, europewalker. Drives my husband insane! lol

  25. Lissa Lynn profile image77
    Lissa Lynnposted 7 years ago

    I'm reading Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer and Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone by J.K.Rowling right now.  I like to read two at a time sometimes, and right now the Harry Potter is actually a refresher for a hub I'm going to write.  I've read both books already and thoroughly enjoyed them.  They are from my two favorite series' ever. smile

  26. hoodieweather profile image59
    hoodieweatherposted 7 years ago

    Currently-

    "100 Love Sonnets" by Pablo Neruda


    <333

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    L. Andrew Marrposted 7 years ago

    I currently have to read 1984 by George Orwell for school and I hate it.

    Last book I really enjoyed was H.G. Well's 'The Island of Dr Moreau'.

    It is truly fantastic.

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      deartfuldodgerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Your not allowed to hate 1984! ..its just not allowed,lol

      Brave New World is a better read though and Island of Dr. Moreau is excellent

  28. GoldiString profile image60
    GoldiStringposted 7 years ago

    Archie and Jughead Comic books. smile A serious book.

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    Jackson Riddleposted 7 years ago

    Does my own count?

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    Adnan Habibposted 7 years ago

    Milan Kundera's `immorality'. absolutely outstanding.

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      sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this


      immortality!

      but, yes fantastic, as is all Kundera's work

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        Adnan Habibposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I am simply fascinated by his novels. which is the Kundera's best according to you?

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          sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          i dont think there is a best, more like what speaks to you more - has the most impact

          for me that would be:

          The Book of Laughter and Forgetting. followed closely by Unbearable Lightness of being

          I find Paolo Coelho to be similarly powerful

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            Adnan Habibposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            thanks for the suggestion. I am gonna find Coelho.

  31. Bibowen profile image90
    Bibowenposted 7 years ago

    Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice by Francis J. Beckwith. Probably the best book I've read on advocating extending the the guarantees of the 5th and 14 Amendments to the preborn.

  32. FantasyGirl profile image70
    FantasyGirlposted 7 years ago

    I just finished reading Demon Ex Machina by Julie Kenner.  I'm now reading Night World by L.J. Smith, the same person that wrote The Vampire Diaries books.  Thus far, the book is really good.

  33. drej2522 profile image85
    drej2522posted 7 years ago

    I'm reading Stephen King's Gunslinger and The Green Mile..I tend to read two books at a time!

  34. deartfuldodger profile image61
    deartfuldodgerposted 7 years ago

    The Devil and Mrs. Prym, its to early to tell but Paolo Coelho has never let me down yet

    if Coelho is new to you than you got to read the Alchemist

  35. disneybooknerd profile image53
    disneybooknerdposted 7 years ago

    I'm reading "Acent of Money" by Niall Ferguson. If you enjoy anything history (and especially history of money!) you'll really enjoy this title.

  36. dyonder profile image80
    dyonderposted 7 years ago

    Skippin round about between
    Terry Pratchett - Moving Pictures
    Richard Matheson - Hell House
    Charles Esdaile - Napoleon's Wars
    & the constant Hellblazer Graphic's, only up to issue 89

  37. Below-average Joe profile image56
    Below-average Joeposted 7 years ago

    Almost done "Hocus Pocus" by Vonnegut.  Have had it for years and never read it.  Finally picked it up and it is one of his best.

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    mkottposted 7 years ago

    About a 1/4 of the way through "The Rule of Four" by Ian Caldwell and Dusting Thomason.  Over the past 3 months have read about 7 books.

  39. bwaltman profile image60
    bwaltmanposted 7 years ago

    I'm reading Immortal in Death by JD Robb.  Love it!

  40. elisabethkcmo profile image74
    elisabethkcmoposted 7 years ago

    A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail  by Bill Bryson

    I'm not a hiker, but this book is funny,informative, and very very good

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      LRobbinsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good to know.  This is next on my "to read" list.

  41. editmasters profile image60
    editmastersposted 7 years ago

    The best novel writer in the world:

    PETER STRAUB

    His best book: "The Throat." 
    700+pages of plotting that is otherworldly.
    The first-third person faute is ingenious.

    ENJOY!
    Paul Kimpel

    P.S. You will not read "two books at once whilst this book is in your possession. Z Library should have several copies.

  42. CrystalStarWoman profile image85
    CrystalStarWomanposted 7 years ago

    Just finished Dan Brown's "The Lost Symbol"!

    I am now re-reading "The Hopi Survival Kit" by Thomas E. Mails - I read it about 10 years ago and feel the need to read it again...

  43. earnestshub profile image89
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I am re reading "The Puer Papers", a series of nine essays by James hillman and others.
    I am not enjoying it much though, it is a pretty difficult read!

  44. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I'm presently re-reading- The Package of Insider Secrets.

  45. mistywild profile image60
    mistywildposted 7 years ago

    I am currently reading Candles Burning, for I think the 4th time. It's written as a collabaration between Tabitha King and Michael McDowell. Check out my page to get my full review on it.

  46. Minnaloushe profile image75
    Minnalousheposted 7 years ago

    I am reading, in random rotation :-) ...
    The Path of Least Resistance. Robert Fritz.
    Screenplay by Syd Field.
    Wanderlust by Ann Aguirre
    Glasshouse by Charles Stross
    and finally...
    Dancing with Life, by Phillip Moffitt.

  47. DonnaCSmith profile image86
    DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago

    A Witness for Eleanor Dare. I had a hard time getting a copy - its out of print.

  48. LRobbins profile image74
    LRobbinsposted 7 years ago

    Just finished reading Born to Run, which I loved.  Am currently reading Shanghai Girls.  It's interesting, but doesn't grab me the way a good book does.

  49. wychic profile image78
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    I'm currently reading The Seekers by Daniel J. Boorstin. It's a fairly good book, though if anyone is looking for some good general liberal arts-type books, Boorstin's The Creators was awesome...and 750 pages long, so you'd need some extra time.

    Fiction annoys me quickly so I don't read a lot of it, but the last good fiction I read was The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak.

  50. jobister profile image61
    jobisterposted 7 years ago

    Reading Affliction by Russell Banks, it is a good read thus far. and I just finished reading Then We Came To The End, By Joshua Ferris. A novel about Office life in the 90s and early 2000s in a Chicago ad agency.

 
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