What are you currently reading right now?

@wayz12 (2059)
United States
May 28, 2008 7:23pm CST
I'm a reader and I'm always on the look out for new and interesting books. This got me curious on what kind of books mylotters are reading at the moment. So please share what book/s are your currently reading, and maybe include a brief description. Looking forward to your answers, and maybe I'll be able to find a book or two to add to my TBR (T0 be read) pile.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
30 May 08
I am reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer! Sorry! I can't be original in your discussion because you have already seen what I am reading! LOL! But, I wanted to touch bases with you and, maybe open the world of Stephenie Meyer to anyone who may read the responses in your discussion!
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@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
30 May 08
I really want to read Stephanie Meyer's books, but of course, I'm around the 50th wishlisted person on paperbackswap, so I won't be seeing that book in my tbr pile anytime soon. It's okay though, I have tons of others to read, lol.
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@cortjo73 (6500)
• United States
30 May 08
You might check out www.Bookcrossing.com too. I don't know if they have a book swapping program but, you might check it out. You never know. Or, could you go to your local library and see if you can find it there? She is a fantastic author!
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
11 Jun 08
LOL!...here you are again reminding me to check Meyer's books. I'll let you know once I get them. Thanks for sharing!
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• United States
30 May 08
I've been reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. It's pretty good. I've not read it before and I'm 54!! My sis loves the book. I recently read a book by Valerie Bertinelli and one about a lady who used to live in the Fundamentalists of Latter Day Saints. It's called Escape.....I believe her last name is Jessop. It was very good. I read that book about 3 months before the children were removed from the FLDS "compound" in Texas. I have a few books waiting to be read. One is The Hope by Herman Wouk. I read his Caine Mutiny. That was a very good book.
@AmbiePam (50056)
• United States
31 May 08
I've never read Jane Eyre, but I've seen two versions of the movie. I think there are actually three versions of the movie in all.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
2 Jun 08
I prefer Wuthering Heights of Emily Bronte over her sister's Jane Eyre. Thanks for sharing!
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
30 May 08
right now im not reading any books...i read usually here on the net but not novel but some newsletters i have subscribed in my emails..got no time in reading i guess at the moment..but loves reading books ..that is my favorite pastime before the emergence of internet..
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
30 May 08
Though I'm a self-confessed internet addict, I will always find time to read my books. Thanks for sharing!
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@allen0187 (33898)
• Philippines
30 May 08
hi wayz. i'm re-reading james clavell's "the art of war". just brushing up on some war tactics. it's a good one, i'd recommend it if you haven't read it yet.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I've read his "Noble House" and "Shogun." Great writer. Thanks for sharing!
@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
30 May 08
I'm currently reading Blood Canticle, by Anne Rice. It's a part of her Vampire Chronicles. It's the last book in the series, which makes me sad, because I feel like I know the characters, and I just want to stay with them! lol. It's okay though, I'm going to read her other series, Lives of the Mayfair Witches, next. I love paranormal genre books, as well as horror, mystery, and suspense, and every once in a blue moon a good romance (Nicholas Sparks is great for those!). I have so many books to read though, my TBR pile is probably approaching 100 books, or it could be over that for all I know, lol. Bad enough, I keep getting more books in the mail from paperbackswap, sometimes 3 or 4 packages a day that have anywhere from 1-5 books in them, lol.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
11 Jun 08
To be honest, I have not read a single Anne Rice book. I've heard great things about here, but I don't know which one to pick first. Any recommendations? Also, how does paperbackswap work? Thanks for sharing!
@jrsmith (293)
• United States
30 May 08
mylot
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
30 May 08
Enough said! LOL! Thanks for sharing!
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@patms1 (522)
• United States
30 May 08
I love mysteries set in the past. From ancient Greece, Egypt, Rome and England just to name a few. Of course I expect them to be accurate in there history. Ann Perry is a very good author when it come to facts but then I find most good authors make sure their facts are as right as they can be. My husband and son were policemen before they retired so it was a shock to me to read that the police in England had to use the back doors to enter a home of the rich. When you read about those times you understand how far we have come it solving crimes.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
30 May 08
Yes..good authors are expected to keep their facts straight especially if they are writing a historical novel. Thanks for sharing!
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@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
29 May 08
My dear my all time favorite is the Bible, I hardly do not have anymore time reading other books because I have found the Bible as the best book to get indulge with. I have already loved the Book because it is the word of God and it has become my meditation all day. Meditating on the word of God led me to really fear the Lord and rever Him and this gave me the understanding of the right and wrong. As written in Psalm 119:105 "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path". There is nothing wrong reading other books because it really do help us get entertained, gather information and facts and a lot of other good benefits but if a person has read already lots of books but has not read the Bible... then he is a missing the best book ever!
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
I've read the Bible twice. Thanks for sharing!
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@emma412 (1156)
• United States
29 May 08
Oohh... good idea! I am always looking for some good books to add to my que. I am currently reading "The Pillars Of The Earth" by Ken Follett. It is really good so far, I just really want to get to the end already! I have limited free time so it's taking me forever. It's a pretty long book but I recommend it.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
Another book from Ken Follet... Thanks for sharing!
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• New Zealand
2 Jun 08
Hey there I am about to start one of my Goosebumps books.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I've read a few of those, and they are fun, light reads. Thanks for sharing!
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• New Zealand
1 Aug 08
Hey there Yes they are very quick ones to read.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
26 Aug 08
A quick, easy read can fe fun, too.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
29 May 08
I am really into autobiographies. I am not reading anything right at this moment. I finished two books this weekend though. I read them out loud to my husband too. We were on a really long car trip. I read one on the way there and one on the way back. They were both about Mixed Martial Arts fighters. The first one was about Tito Ortiz. His book was called; This is Gonna Hurt. The second one was about Jens Pulver. His book is titled Little Evil. They are about to be packaged up and sent to my brother is Iraq.
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 May 08
I think that getting a new book in the post is one of life's real pleasures!
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
I like reading aloud to my hubby, too. When we drove cross country, I read Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, and it was fun. Thanks for sharing!
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
I totally agree with you, GreenMoo! Thanks for commenting!
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 May 08
I have to ask ... are you a bookcrosser? They're the only people I've ever heard refer to a TBR pile! I'm a voracious reader and am only slowed down by my difficulties in getting my hands on enough books here. I'm currently trying to read my hardbacks as they take up more space than the paperbacks and I'm consdering a house move! Sounds like an odd way to organise one's reading, but no odder than some other systems I've heard! Anyway, that means that the current book on my bedside table is an Inspector Wexford mystery by Ruth Rendell. I can't remember the title, but it seems to be shaping up OK so far. Prior to that I read Good Behaviour by Molly Keane which wasn't something I'd necessarily have chosen for myself but I really, really enjoyed.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
I'm not familiar with the expression "bookcrosser." I'm curious what it means. I have books scattered all over my room, so I know what you mean about getting some reading done. Thanks for sharing!
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 May 08
Check out www.bookcrossing.com. It's a superb idea.
@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
29 May 08
I am actually reading a huge book on Mahatma Gandhi. It consists the autobiography of the Mahatma. The Great Gandhi is my idol. I admire Him a lot, his courage, his principles are simply outstanding. I am actually reading this book which is a very good source of inspiration for me. I encourage you to read Mahatma Gandhi's books and apply His great principles in your daily life. You will feel how beautiful life can be.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
Yes, he is a great man, and we can learn much from his life. Thanks for sharing!
• Mauritius
29 May 08
wow that great kevin. Disciple of Gandhi ji:)
• United States
29 May 08
I'm currently reading "After Dark" by Haruki Murakami. It's different from the books I usually read but it's good so far.
• Canada
29 May 08
I am currently reading this article.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
Hmm...What genre does it belong? Thanks for sharing!
• United States
29 May 08
Right now I am reading Wednesday Night Witches by Lee Nichols. It's a really good book so far. You should check it out. That author's ancestor was executed for witchcraft during the Salem trials.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
Sounds interesting! Is it fiction or non-fiction? Thanks for sharing!
• United States
29 May 08
It is a fiction book.
29 May 08
At the moment Ive just started a couple of books because i can't decide. Neil Gaiman's 'Anansi Boys' and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love and Shadows I think it's called, and perhaps another. But that's because I just finished 2 great book sin a row - Isabel Allende's 'Daughter of Fortune' and then one of Amy Tan's. The former was really good. About a british family in Chile in the 1800s, and then the Californian gold rush. I enjoy books like this because it's full of facts yet the whole story is fictional so it's easy and enjoyable to read. there's loads of culture in there - from england, to chile, to china and the USA.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
29 May 08
I enjoy books written by Amy Tan, Isabel Allende and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. This is the first time I've heard of Neil Gaiman. Thanks for sharing!
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1 Jun 08
That's cool then we have a similar taste in books. I also love Khaled Hosseini if you know him - Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. And Shantaram is a one hit wonder by Gregory something-or-other Smith. And Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Adichie. Hope you like some of those too!
• Australia
23 Jun 08
I'm currently reading The Zahir by Paulo Coelho. He's recently been added to my list of favourite authors after reading a couple of his books. I'm really drawn to his characters and the messages in his books. If you're after an interesting list of books, I recommend visiting www.geocities.com-misschichette-1001books_spreadsheet.xls The spreadsheet lists all the books and authors that make up the list of 1001 Books You Should Read Before You Die. This spreadsheet is actually where I came across Paulo Coelho, amongst others. Although there are many books on the list that I'm unlikely to read, there are also many that have caught my interest that I wouldn't have known about otherwise.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
31 Jul 08
There is a discussion group on goodreads.com, that has made it their goal to read all the 1001 books on that list. Thanks for sharing!
@curious888 (1213)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 08
I am reading by A. Conan Doyle.It is adetective story, very interesting !
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Third vote for Sherlock Holmes. I guess the great detective never goes out of style..LOL.. thanks for sharing!
@jerzgirl (8030)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
7 Jun 08
I just started reading a book by Judy Conner called "Southern Fried Divorce" - supposedly a true story about Judy and her now ex, and the story is about how she still loves him and the things they do together, some hilarious, some sounding more like fiction, along with a few recipes throughout the book (one being a very tasty sounding recipe for roast beef she would make exclusively for "the brown dog" as a Christmas gift. I'm not even halfway through, but the way she talks about her husband makes me wonder why she thought divorce was a good idea. But, there's always things we don't see in every relationship, right? But, I hope I enjoy it - it sounds so far like a fun read.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
31 Jul 08
Well, sounds like you are enjoying the book. Thanks for sharing!
@patms1 (522)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I just finished Jim Butchers, Harry Dresend Files. Its about a Wizard that lives in Chicago. If you like adventure stories that are different this is the series for you. I am next going to read Lee Childs Jack Reacher book.
@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
31 Jul 08
I've added the Harry Dresden series to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!