Topic: What are you reading now
Member # 19220
| Posted: 10:01 AM, August 9th (Friday), 2013|
"old Man's War" by John Scalzi
I'm surprised how much I'm enjoying it.
I thought I wanted a career, but I discoved that I just like paychecks.
Posts: 2466 | Registered: Apr 2008 | From: Florida
Member # 39551
| Posted: 12:53 PM, August 9th (Friday), 2013|
I'm cruising this thread looking for some easy but entertaining fiction ideas. It seems like everything I have picked up to read this summer is just BLAH and I don't finish it, same with movies. I told IC I think its me, she laughed and said nah, she was having the same problem.
Posts: 556 | Registered: Jun 2013
Member # 32368
| Posted: 5:03 PM, August 9th (Friday), 2013|
Z-a novel of Zelda Fitgerald
check it out
I've wiped the shit off. It can be wiped off you know.
Posts: 576 | Registered: Jun 2011
Member # 38384
| Posted: 5:29 PM, August 9th (Friday), 2013|
Just started Before I Go to Sleep. I really hope I keep reading. Have had no attention span the last few years...esp. this one!
He: 47 WH
Married: 15 years
D Day: December 2012
Affair: Fall 2009 - Dec. 2011
R is not linear
Posts: 2611 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Canada, eh
Member # 325
| Posted: 7:42 AM, August 10th (Saturday), 2013|
LA, keep at it if you start losing attention. It's worth it.
Posts: 5632 | Registered: Jul 2002
Member # 39584
| Posted: 7:16 PM, September 6th (Friday), 2013|
I liked Before I Go To Sleep! Some of my best reads this summer - A Tap On the Window, Is This Tomorrow, and Orphan Train.
WH - 35
2.5 year LTA
Posts: 160 | Registered: Jun 2013
Member # 6687
| Posted: 6:07 AM, September 8th (Sunday), 2013|
Am I the only one who doesn't love Unbroken? Every couple of months I pick it up again and try to get into it, and at this point in the story we're at the Berlin Olympics. It is so very slow. I feel like I've been reading forever, and have moved an inch through this man's life.
I've tried picking up where I left off on the audio version, but again just feel like in the hour plus of my commute, the story barely moves. I feel like I'm pushing a boulder up a hill.
Does it pick up when he goes to war?
Posts: 3197 | Registered: Mar 2005
Member # 10310
| Posted: 7:41 AM, September 8th (Sunday), 2013|
Game of Thrones Book 3
Real love is a CHOICE, NOT a feeling...
Posts: 3352 | Registered: Apr 2006 | From: Dallas, Texas
Member # 17484
| Posted: 8:38 AM, September 8th (Sunday), 2013|
circe - I dunno! I blasted right through that book...
I *think* it's foundation-laying, so you really know who Louie is - and where he comes from, for later in the book.
Also, I just thought of this - some stories you/me may be used to - we read for the writing skill, the turn of phrase as well as the story, kwim?
One thing I did notice about the author - she stays way out of the way of the story, she lets it "tell itself"...that might be part of the uphill deal as well.
Posts: 6767 | Registered: Dec 2007 | From: texas
Member # 29547
| Posted: 7:10 PM, September 8th (Sunday), 2013|
Reconstructing Amelia! A very quick read!
Am hoping to reconcile!! Am I crazy or what?
If we all did the things we are capable of doing we would literally astound ourselves-Thomas Edison
Posts: 323 | Registered: Sep 2010 | From: Pa
Member # 16024
| Posted: 6:38 AM, September 10th (Tuesday), 2013|
Rules of Civility by Amor Towles.
Loved it. Everyone in my book club loved it.
Take up your space (and do it well).
"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."
Posts: 38696 | Registered: Sep 2007
Member # 25963
| Posted: 11:30 AM, September 17th (Tuesday), 2013|
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. A wonderful, quick read. Dog lovers will love it!
WS: Him (62)BS: Me (59)
Married 36 yrs - 2 Grown children
DDay: May 23,09 DDay #2: 9/09
Posts: 557 | Registered: Oct 2009
Member # 38619
| Posted: 12:31 PM, September 17th (Tuesday), 2013|
I have 5 books going right now.
Behold the Burning Night by J. Gordon Smith
Easy Bake Coven by Liz Schultz
The Bones of Others by Vickie McKahan
Apocalypse Island by Mark Edward Hall
I am Automaton by Edward P. Cardillo
I've been trying to read the last one for a couple of weeks now. Very frustrating.
"If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello." - Paulo Coehlo
Posts: 419 | Registered: Mar 2013 | From: East Coast
Member # 17838
| Posted: 8:38 PM, September 19th (Thursday), 2013|
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. I just started it, but I am sure it will be awesome. I liked The Kite Runner and LOVED A Thousand Splendid Suns. He is a great storyteller.
DD 11, DS 7, DD 3
M 12 years
STILL trying to R
"I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou
Posts: 116 | Registered: Jan 2008 | From: EAST US
Member # 33549
| Posted: 9:03 AM, October 3rd (Thursday), 2013|
Just finished a wondeful book,
Bootstrapper by Mardi Jo Link
It's a memoir about a woman surviving divorce and being a single mom of 3 sons. It will make you laugh and cry. I am reconcilling. Whether you are R or D you will love this book.
M 31 yrs.
Dday 3-19-11, TT 10/2011, Full truth July 2013
Strength comes from within. You can't get it from someone or go somewhere to get it. It is already here, waiting to be used when you need it most. Believe in yourself.
Posts: 619 | Registered: Oct 2011
Member # 40850
| Posted: 11:26 AM, October 3rd (Thursday), 2013|
The Demonologist by Gerald Brittle.
It's about Ed and Lorraine Warren, real life ghost hunters. I don't think I've slept since I started it!
Me: BW, 44
Him: WH, 47
Married 19 years
Status: R and more in love than before!
Posts: 61 | Registered: Oct 2013 | From: USA
Member # 42852
| Posted: 3:33 PM, May 3rd (Saturday), 2014|
"Whiskey Beach" - Nora Roberts
47 is the new year of treating myself better than I have in 6 years.
What ever doesn't kill me makes me stronger so long as I remember that
My favorite drink is no longer Guinness but water. Call me Dasani23
Posts: 687 | Registered: Mar 2014 | From: Indiana
Member # 30369
| Posted: 4:50 PM, May 3rd (Saturday), 2014|
As of this morning, I am officially in between books.
I am currently reading the Harry Potter series along with my son. We both finished the fourth book, Goblet of Fire two days ago.
I am also currently reading the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. I finished the fourth book, The Shadow Rising, this morning.
Will be moving on to book five of both series shortly.
Posts: 8009 | Registered: Dec 2010
Member # 32616
| Posted: 5:36 PM, May 7th (Wednesday), 2014|
Losfer, I have both of those series on pause right now, although I'm only on book 1.
Harry Potter I'm concurrently reading in Italian, I've been kind of lazy about concentrating so I'm on a break.
Wheel of Time I'm doing as an audio book during my commute but the library subscription keeps expiring and I have to go back on the wait list.
Just started "Cutting for Stone" and "the Last Werewolf" hopefully one or both will hold my interest.
“Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.” ― Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning
Posts: 3533 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: The Valley of the Sun
Member # 31353
| Posted: 11:25 PM, May 7th (Wednesday), 2014|
I just finished "dreams of gods & monsters" ( daughter of smoke and bone book3) by lani Taylor. Soooooo good.
And "the fault in our stars" by John green- also wonderful
Posts: 317 | Registered: Feb 2011
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