What Book are you reading, just read, plan to read?

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  1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    Okay I'll admit
    Seduced by the highlander---I found it,,,,,,very educational
    smile

    1. Joanmaynard profile image63
      Joanmaynardposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oooo I have to read that. Have you tried 'Silver Angel' by Johanna Lindsey. Great. Great. Great. Well it was for me, that is.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
        schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Nope! It was good though smile
        Maybe I'll look into it. hmm

  2. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History by Chris Kyle, Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice

    Good book, everybody may not agree with him but, it is a must read of how Iraq was for him.
    http://www.nypost.com/rw/nypost/2012/01/01/news/web_photos/01.1n017.sniper1--300x300.jpg
    http://mhpbooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/chris-kyle-320x489.jpg

    1. know one profile image61
      know oneposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am definitely going to get this. Thanks for posting :-)

    2. puregrace profile image67
      puregraceposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Is it a book that a 15-year-old boy might appreciate? Thoughts?

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Looks interesting. I'm trying to widen my varitey of books to more educational and historical ones (not historical romances that is) LOL

  3. profile image0
    Leela Rainelleposted 6 years ago

    Reading (very slowly as my free time continues to dwindle) the final book of the Heir series: The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima.

  4. lex123 profile image79
    lex123posted 6 years ago

    I'm reading "Between Friends" by Audrey Howard.  Almost reached towards the end 480/543 pages.

  5. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    I am so happy that I live in a town rich enough to have a great library that is always buying new books. Lucky me.

    Just started reading:

    The Writer's Idea Book [Jack Heffron]
    and
    Connectome: How the Brain's Wiring Makes Us Who We Are, by Sebastian Seung, Professor of Computational Neuroscience at MIT.

    Now, whenever the word 'neuroscience' is mentioned - I think of that horrible Batman shooting. I am sure that the school that he went to will have less people going there for education in the future because it would be a lingering spookiness around the place.

    I wonder what experiments they were doing at the lab and if Holmes was a paid lab rat.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't get the library books too much anymore lately because it's for only two weeks, and sometimes I don't get back in time and then I owe money. But maybe I will, if I get to the library more often. I agree the library has the best books smile

  6. misc-disc profile image61
    misc-discposted 6 years ago

    Just finished two books.
    "The World at Night" by Alan Furst - Historical fiction set just before and into WWII
    And
    "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctrow - Historical fiction set in NYC from 1900-1917

    Both were really good books.

  7. classicalgeek profile image84
    classicalgeekposted 6 years ago

    I'm taking a break from research and re-reading ALL of the Andrew Lang fairy tale collections. On my iPad with the fonts enlarged enough so I can see it without my reading glasses, they run to 500+ pages each!

    1. Pamela N Red profile image86
      Pamela N Redposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I loved those. Great books.

  8. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    I love listening to audiobooks & lectures from The Teaching Company.

    Does anybody have links to free audiobooks?

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I listen to audio books too.

  9. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago
    1. classicalgeek profile image84
      classicalgeekposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the links! I've bookmarked the page for when my calendar clears!

  10. itsbrittrose profile image62
    itsbrittroseposted 6 years ago

    On my reading list now:

    - "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" by Stephen Chbosky
    - "The Hunger Games" trilogy by Suzanne Collins
    - "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult
    - "Julie and Julia" by Alex Prud'homme, Julia Child, Julie Powell

  11. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    'reading' an audiobook, 'Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information' by
    Vlatko Vedral


    I did a hub that included Vlatko's video - but can't add the link  here or it will be deleted. I find this stuff so fascinating - weird, eerie, spooky, strange and bizarre. Decades ago I started getting into this by reading a very thin book published in 1884, "Flatland, A Romance of Many Dimensions a satirical novella Written pseudonymously as "a Square".

    here's a movie based on the book http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mfglluny8Z0

    But the movie PC's the woman's place, in the book it's a bad position. I like the original book better.

  12. WritingPrompts profile image69
    WritingPromptsposted 6 years ago

    I'm reading "Mother of Wolves" by Zoe Brooks, and "The Knife Thrower" by Steven Millhauser.  I'm also listening to the Game of Thrones series with my kids while driving (which is going to last FOREVER at this rate.)

  13. Traci Green profile image59
    Traci Greenposted 6 years ago

    I'm reading Eyes of Justice by Lisa Wiehl and Just finished "Mission Possible" by Eva Moskowitz

  14. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Listen to the audio book :

    The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder
    It is a book about conversations throughout the decades and how the big brains struggled with the craziness of Quantum Physics. It also cleared up a bunch of weirdness as to the word 'entanglement' that Schrödinger used in English but in German is more of a 'cross-linked'

    It even hurt Einstein's brain to think about it!

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7045829_f248.jpg

    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/7045836_f248.jpg

  15. glendoncaba profile image78
    glendoncabaposted 6 years ago

    "Honey, garlic & vinegar:  Home remedies and recipes" by Dr Patrick Quillin.

    On vacation and picked it up at my daughters house.  These household items are superfoods.  I have used them over the years.  Apple cider vinegar is the vinegar of choice.

  16. lorddraven2000 profile image91
    lorddraven2000posted 6 years ago

    I will be re-reading Davince Code and I am also reading John The Revelator.

    1. ptosis profile image68
      ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't read The DaVinci Code but I saw the movie. The guy was sued for plagiarism but the two writers have lost their case against Dan Brown & now have  £3m in legal costs

      Brown got  a bunch of historical facts wrong such as the heretical church in Southern France who believed that the human  body 'traps' the soul - so perpetuating Christ's bloodline would be the last thing they would do as in his book.

  17. TToombs08 profile image78
    TToombs08posted 6 years ago

    I am currently reading "The 12/59 Shuttle From Yesterday to Today" by our own billybuc. He was kind enough to send me a hard copy to read. So far, very entertaining! It's very different than his usual writings found here on HubPages.

  18. know one profile image61
    know oneposted 6 years ago

    I just finished The Fallen Angel by Daniel Silva. I loved this, couldn't put it down. I've read all his 'Gabriel Allon' books. Outstanding series that has NEVER disappointed. Gripping, fast paced, well-researched, and excellent standard of prose.

  19. Reality Bytes profile image84
    Reality Bytesposted 6 years ago

    I just bought a copy of Gai-Jin  by James Clavell.  Cannot wait to read it, Shogun and Tai-Pan were great books!

  20. lovebuglena profile image87
    lovebuglenaposted 6 years ago

    I just finished reading "Crash into Me" by Albert Borris. Great YA book. I also recommend the Cape Light series books by Thomas Kinkade and Katherine Spencer. Moving and enjoyable series. All of Luanne Rice books are also moving and unforgettable. You will enjoy them a great deal and they will connect with you in some way.

  21. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    "What Book are you reading, just read, plan to read?"

    It's been a long time...

    Gotta get my person to the library...

  22. mythbuster profile image81
    mythbusterposted 6 years ago

    I'm halfway through Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment. Has anyone else flipped through this one?

  23. Pamela N Red profile image86
    Pamela N Redposted 6 years ago

    I'm reading Christine Feehan's Dark series or sometimes called Carpathian series. They are romances about vampire type men, pretty steamy. yikes)

  24. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    AWESOME book: The audio book - The Age of Entanglement: When Quantum Physics Was Reborn by Louisa Gilder

    (interesting) audiobook - Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel by Michio Kaku

    so-so book Content Rules: How to Create Killer Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, Ebooks, Webinars (and More) That Engage Customers and Ignite Your Business (New Rules Social Media Series) by Ann Handley and C. C. Chapman (not such a good book)

  25. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Planning to read
    No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden

  26. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 6 years ago

    About to start on Truman Capote's 'Other Voices, Other Rooms'.

  27. profile image53
    gautams1posted 6 years ago

    I have just finished reading the Hunger Game series.

  28. Ushnav profile image60
    Ushnavposted 6 years ago

    I have just finished reading 'It's not about the bike' by Lance Armstrong and am currently reading 'The Hunger Games' by Suzanne Collins.

  29. Nesbyte profile image85
    Nesbyteposted 6 years ago

    I'm currently reading "Snuff" by Terry Pratchett. I'm trying to steadily work my way through the entire Discworld series.

    I've just finished reading a rather unnerving book called "Dark Matter" by Michelle Paver.

  30. Paul Kuehn profile image95
    Paul Kuehnposted 6 years ago

    Within the past few months I have read For Whom The Bell Tolls by Hemingway, Of Human Bondage by Somerset Maughm, and Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.  All three books were great and I'll probably select my next book from one of the three authors.

  31. jo miller profile image93
    jo millerposted 6 years ago

    Ardent Spirits by Reynolds Price

  32. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    I heard good things about Steven Tyler's book..

    1. Chris Neal profile image76
      Chris Nealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Eeeyah. I read parts of it and it's just as scattered as he is. It's okay if you're in the mood for an endless stream of drugs and chaos (aka, rock 'n' roll) but it's not great literature.

      The lead singer for Red Hot Chili Peppers was actually a better writer (of his own book, I mean.)

      1. ptosis profile image68
        ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Mankind: Pro Wrestler Mick Foley (Pro Wrestler) wrote a book by himself  in longhand. It was a good book.

        The other wrestlers books who 'wrote' with ghost writers like from Chyna or The Rock - sucked.

      2. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
        schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hmm yeah

  33. Vietnambeautiful profile image59
    Vietnambeautifulposted 6 years ago

    I think reading is a very good thing for us. It is a treasure store of the most valuable knowledge.

    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
      schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Reading printed books, and I like paper ones rather than kindle I would think is better, is great for the mind and the imagination. yes

  34. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    It's not a book, but a magazine that I picked up at the free bin next to the library. It was issue #145 Spring 2012 'Intelligence Report' by the Southern Poverty Law Center. A special issue of the "The year in Hate & Extremism, The Patriot Movement Explodes" with Hate group map & listings.

  35. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    I love my library - plenty new books all the time. When I was living in the capital city of Honolulu - it wasn't that way  - plus it was closed 1/2 the time.

    Next books I've just borrowed yesterday to read:

    Who's in Charge?: Free Will and the Science of the Brain by Michael S. Gazzaniga
    &
    Smersh: Stalin's Secret Weapon, Soviet Military Counterintelligence in WWII by Vadim J. Birstein
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-byJneHNgNKo/TxBNEYI6mRI/AAAAAAAAATk/dec1pryGkjU/s640/2012-01-11-SMERSH_Cover.jpg

  36. Veroniquebee profile image74
    Veroniquebeeposted 6 years ago

    I just finished "Blind Birds" by Ludvík Souček; it's a great Czech(oslovakian) sci-fi. Will have to read more by the author - the more I read, the more I like him!

  37. puregrace profile image67
    puregraceposted 6 years ago

    I just finished rereading "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck.
    I love books that are heart-wrenching and realistic and make me think about faith, and life and death.

    So now, what to read next?

    I will begin another couple or three books today...one will be a classic, and the other one looks like "My Guantanamo Diary-The Detainees and the Stories They Told Me" by Mahvish Rukhsana Khan. Oh, the third I have already begun - "The Promise" by Danielle Steele.

    Have a good Labor Day read, you all!

  38. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    I'm reading True Devotion to Mary,
    Sex and the Soul of a Woman,
    and finished Seduced by the Highlander a few months ago

  39. jolinabetts profile image77
    jolinabettsposted 6 years ago

    I'm reading " what they don't teach you in film school": subtitle: 161 strategies for making your own movie no matter what". By Camille Landau and Tiare White

  40. jemmamcg profile image59
    jemmamcgposted 6 years ago

    I'm reading 'All She Wants" by Jonathan Harvey and I must say it's a great read. However if you're planning on reading it - don't read it on public transport - I found myself laughing out loud at it on a train and in return was given a few weird looks. yikes

    Another book I recommend you read is 'Confessions of a Shopaholic' by Sophie Kinsella - another one which will have you laughing none stop! :L

    I hope this has helped.

    1. ptosis profile image68
      ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks - I need a few belly laughs.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
        schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Belly laughs...are those the ones you hide inside when you're in grammar school?
        big_smile

  41. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    borrowed from the library today:

    Victory For Us Is to See You Suffer: In the West Bank with the Palestinians and the Israelis [Philip Winslow]


    From the Terrorists' Point of View: What They Experience and Why They Come to Destroy [Fathali M. Moghaddam]

    How to Master Online Learning (Peterson's How to Master Online Learning) by Peterson's (Oct 5, 2010)

  42. ThompsonPen profile image76
    ThompsonPenposted 6 years ago

    I'm currently reading the Black Jewell Trilogy, and it is excellent! It's been a slow process reading it because I'm so busy but also because it's just so intense! I keep needing to take breaks in order to process it all. It is a trilogy of fantasy novels about the good side of evil.
    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/7160183_f248.jpg

  43. profile image58
    knowledgeismightposted 6 years ago

    F. Paul Wilson - Infernal
    A few German books lay ahead of me plus two Dutch books (currently learning Dutch).

  44. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    I am reading the book, "'The Twilight War' Between The U.S. And Iran" and it's a GREAT read. I suggest that people read it. Talks about all the background infighting of the oval office during Reagan years. Covers all the way up to 2011. 

    can listen to a sample at http://www.npr.org/2012/07/24/157248254 … s-and-iran

    or read a sample at http://www.npr.org/books/titles/1564873 … pt#excerpt


    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7320509_f248.jpg

    Do not recommend 'The Man's Playbook"  it's a junk book

  45. abari25 profile image60
    abari25posted 6 years ago

    "Allah, Liberty, and Love" by Irshad Manji is the current book I'm reading.  It's an eye-opener for Western Muslims and non-Muslims alike.  Very witty author, must read.

  46. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    Plan to read "Becoming China's Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now" [Peter D. Kiernan]

    I have a very good library with a steady influx of new books all the time. smile

    1. ptosis profile image68
      ptosisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Ach! Dumb Book - do not recommend.  Didn't get past the first few pages, skimmed it and returning it.

  47. schoolgirlforreal profile image82
    schoolgirlforrealposted 6 years ago

    She's come undone by wally lamb
    I didn't finish the very end thou, I was disturbed that she didn't do better than she should have.

    1. Chris Neal profile image76
      Chris Nealposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I read "I Know This Much Is True." That started out strong, but the ending was way too neat. I think that the neat ending was supposed to be one of the ideas, since myths and folk stories were one of the motifs, but it was unsatisfying.

  48. ptosis profile image68
    ptosisposted 6 years ago

    The 48 Laws of Power. by Robert Greene and Joost Elffers

    Very good book  - lot of historic examples.

    There are two reasons to read this book:

    1. For attack: To gain power, as have others who have carefully observed the Laws;

    2. For defense: To be aware of ways that people may be trying to manipulate you.

  49. jemmamcg profile image59
    jemmamcgposted 6 years ago

    I am currently reading a very amusing book about 'Broadcast News' and life in the newsrooms
    and also ' A Tiny Bit Marvelous' from the Dawn French which again is a chortle so far.
    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/7336569_f248.jpg

  50. misstoughcookie97 profile image59
    misstoughcookie97posted 6 years ago

    i just finished reading Brothers in Battle:Best of Friends. By William Guarnere and Edward Heffron.....again. It's one of the best books I have ever read, if not THE best. It was invigorating and inspirational and did I mention quite humourous.

    I am currently reading Black Diamond by John F. Dobbyn.

    I plan on reading The Godfather, Zlata's diary, Shotgun City, The Secret Speech, The Invisible,Countdown to Terror, April Fools Day and The Dealer and the Dead.

 
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