Topic: What are you reading now
Member # 6644
| Posted: 6:01 PM, June 13th (Sunday), 2010|
Trying to finish Eat, Pray and Love.
Also started Sara Palin Going Rogue...I dont even care about political views but always wanted to visit Alaska...so far very intersting.
So that is on my night stand right now. Hard to make time to read with the kids and so much on my mind.
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| Posted: 10:00 PM, June 13th (Sunday), 2010|
I'm in a vicious mood lately so I have been reading a lot of violent crime novels by faye Kellerman and her husband.
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Posts: 1740 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: somewhere out there
Member # 11939
| Posted: 2:55 PM, June 17th (Thursday), 2010|
I'm currently reading "A Game Plan For Life" by John Wooden.
It's really amazing and I'm learning a lot about mentors and what we learn from them.
Next up is a biography about Natlie Coughlin or Mark Spitz. Haven't decided yet.
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Posts: 40985 | Registered: Sep 2006 | From: Canada by way of Virginia
Member # 15859
| Posted: 3:43 PM, June 17th (Thursday), 2010|
I am currently reading "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer. It is about young man, Christopher McCandless. On finishing college, he gave all of his savings to Oxfam, gave away most of his belongings and set out on new life. Two years later, he hitchhiked into the Alaskan wilderness, where he perished.
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
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Posts: 26032 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: Seattle
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| Posted: 4:16 PM, June 17th (Thursday), 2010|
I hear Into the Wild is amazing! It's on my "to-read" list!
I'm in the middle of way too many things now.
"Incest and Sexuality"
"A Travelers Guide to New Zealand and other South Pacific Nations"
"The Philosophy of Sex and Love"
They are all pretty dense so every once in a while, I'll breeze through a novel for fun.
Are any of you guys on Goodreads.com? It would be cool to keep up with you on there!
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| Posted: 4:17 PM, June 17th (Thursday), 2010|
LOVE to read. I go through books a week.
Right now I'm reading The Queen's Lady
Posts: 1053 | Registered: Mar 2006 | From: Texas
Member # 14940
| Posted: 12:14 AM, June 18th (Friday), 2010|
I was inspired by the historical fiction thread to actually read the Phillipa Gregory I've had lying around-- The Boleyn Inheritance. It follows Anne of Cleves, Jane Boleyn (wife of George, sister in law of Anne), and Kathryn Howard, each in 3rd person.
I'm loving it. It inspired me to read a little more about Anne of Cleves. For someone initially laughed at and ridiculed by Henry's court, maybe she had the most brains and class of all of them, excepting maybe Katherine of Aragon.
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Member # 22415
| Posted: 7:31 AM, June 18th (Friday), 2010|
Wow, heavy reading here.
I used to read 70-80 books a year but since infidelity I've only managed 6 in a year and a half.
But right now I'm reading another Bourne novel.
I did manage to get through Atlas Shrugged for the second time in Dec.
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Posts: 733 | Registered: Jan 2009 | From: South
Member # 27996
| Posted: 10:44 AM, June 26th (Saturday), 2010|
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Very funny, while simultaneously very maddening.
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Posts: 205 | Registered: Mar 2010 | From: partially here but almost there
Member # 9344
| Posted: 12:15 PM, June 26th (Saturday), 2010|
I am currently reading "Into the Wild" by Jon Krakauer.
I've heard about this story, on tv, I believe. Just ordered the book from Amazon...via SI, of course.
Thanks for the recommendation!
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Posts: 7603 | Registered: Jan 2006 | From: Poolside
Member # 5491
| Posted: 3:47 PM, June 26th (Saturday), 2010|
I’m in the middle of “Miracle at Philadelphia – The Story of the Constitutional Convention May to September 1787”, Catherine Drinker Bowen.
Been working on this one for awhile. It’s been my business trip reading for awhile.
I’m going on vacation next week for 8 days so I should be able to finish it off.
The other one, which one of my kids got me for Father’s Day is: “The Dream Machine – The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey”, Richard Whittle
Now, this one should be very interesting. I worked that program for 15 years (almost from it’s beginning) and I scanned the index and noticed many names of people of I worked with every day (…mine was not in there, fortunately). It’ll be interesting to see if my recollection of significant events squares with what is in the book, if I find any glaring errors or misrepresentations and to see how much I didn’t know about what was going on behind the scenes.
Obviously, I’m doing the historical stuff these days. Last time I went on a real vacation (same place as this year) I read “1776” --- a rousing good read.
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Posts: 8438 | Registered: Oct 2004 | From: North Atlanta Burbs
Member # 325
| Posted: 5:53 PM, June 26th (Saturday), 2010|
"The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest." I just started it, but expect to like it as much as the first two of the trilogy.
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| Posted: 7:29 PM, June 26th (Saturday), 2010|
Skye.. every time you post something you're reading I end up loving it I think we have very similar reading taste
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| Posted: 8:32 PM, June 26th (Saturday), 2010|
I'm starting the latest Edward Rutherfurd historical novel, New York.
He interweaves history with the same fictional families through succeeding generations.
Rebels of Ireland
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Posts: 2766 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: Where a river runs through it
Member # 5939
| Posted: 1:36 PM, June 27th (Sunday), 2010|
Fluke, or I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings. by Christpher Moore. Very funny.
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Posts: 2887 | Registered: Nov 2004 | From: Florida
Member # 26699
| Posted: 5:49 PM, June 27th (Sunday), 2010|
LOVED "Water for Elephants."
Jan Karon's novels are sweet and very light for a feel-good.
"The Shack" helped me think a lot.
And "The Help" is awesome - kept me up way too late last night!
Posts: 615 | Registered: Dec 2009 | From: Over the rainbow
Member # 325
| Posted: 8:40 AM, June 28th (Monday), 2010|
meta, anytime you want to "talk" books, just pm me. I love books.
wantmore, do you read Christopher Moore often. I think he is hysterical, though I didn't care for his newer book "Fool."
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Member # 15902
| Posted: 11:27 PM, June 28th (Monday), 2010|
Hardcore Zen: Punk Rock, Monster Movies & the Truth About Reality by Brad Warner
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Member # 8268
| Posted: 11:30 PM, June 28th (Monday), 2010|
A Chance to Die - Elisabeth Eliot.
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| Posted: 10:24 AM, July 1st (Thursday), 2010|
The Gaslight Effect.... and finding out that I am both a Gaslightee and a Gaslighter too
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