What are you reading right now?

@Bd200789 (2994)
United States
July 3, 2008 1:33pm CST
I am reading The Count of Monte Cristo right now. I wasn't sure whether I would like it or not, but it is actually really good. I haven't read any classics in awhile, so when I saw this, I decided to buy it. I got it at a used book store, so if I never finished it, it wouldn't matter. But, I really like it! What are you reading? Have you ever read The Count of Monte Cristo?
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@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
3 Jul 08
No, I haven't read the Count of Monte Cristo, but I did just finish reading Michael Moore's book, "Dude - Where's My Country?" It really was maddening seeing everything that went on that no one either knew about or did anything about. He doesn't just say things - he actually has cross references so people can see where he got his information. Some of the stuff is out of date because it was written in 2004, but it's still frustrating to know all the things that are mentioned in there were never made public at the time and should have raised a LOT more questions than they did. But, anyway, like you, I bought it used - I got mine at Goodwill. I got another one there I'm just beginning - by Fannie Flagg who wrote Fried Green Tomatoes. It is called "Standing In The Rainbow". We shall see how that one goes. I enjoyed Fried Green Tomatoes a lot when I read that.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I've been wanting to read "Dude - Where's My Country?", but I haven't been able to find a copy. I hope you like the others.
@jerzgirl (8027)
• Gloucester City, New Jersey
4 Jul 08
I haven't read any of the others yet, but if you'd like this one, I can send it to you. Just let me know. I don't have room to collect them.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
4 Jul 08
That would be great. I can pm you my address.
@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Hi Bd200789, Oh my gosh, the Count of Monte Cristo is my all time favorite. I never miss a chance to see it on tv...there are a few versions but all with the same outcome and ending it is a delicious book...Enjoy! The punishment the Edmond Dantes received was not deserved but I can think of a few criminals that deserve just what Edmond got!! And it would probably do a world of good instead of how they currently "punish" criminals. ~G~
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I'm really enjoying it so far. I'm about 100 pages into it. Thanks!
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@gwoman2 (711)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Hi again Bd200789, now that I have your attention (LOL) have you ever heard of a book called "Fauna"? Can't remember the author's name here at work, have it at home...it is the most beautiful story of poverty to riches!! I actually have the book but it is in really bad need of repair and I have no clue as to where to take it to get it rebound... Let me know please. Thanks. ~G~
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I've never heard of it.
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@Reesers (1387)
• United States
3 Jul 08
Right now I'm reading This Charming Man by Marian Keyes. I'm almost halfway through. Sometimes I forget that her books are usually long but I don't mind. She's one of my favorite authors and I try to savor every minute I can get because it might be awhile before another comes out.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I've read a couple of her books, but not that one. I really liked them. Thanks for responding.
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@Reesers (1387)
• United States
3 Jul 08
This one just came out a couple of weeks ago. I would have been finished with it by now but Jane Green released a book on the same day and I read that one first. So far I'm liking it.
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
21 Aug 08
hi bd200789! i have never read The Count of Monte Cristo but i have watched the film and it was really good. i think i watched that movie twice. ^__^ i am currently reading The Mummy by Anne Rice and i have just started it so i can't say anything yet about it. but i am really excited to read this book because its been so long since i have read a book by Anne Rice and i really missed her writings and novels about vampires and witches and all ancient creatures.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
21 Aug 08
I hope you enjoy it. I haven't read any of her books in a long time.
• Australia
27 Jul 08
Well, I have to admit that I'm not reading any books at the moment. I did start one the other month, but have not had a lot of time to sit and get into it, so it has bee left for now. I will have to put The Count of Monte Cristo on my to read list though. I've heard it is a good book and very well written.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
27 Jul 08
It is really good. I've already read it twice. It is kind of long. My copy is over 600 pages.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
28 Jul 08
I just finished reading The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz, it was pretty entertaining. It is kind of a mystery, but it is more about the main characters family, and how screwed up it is. There was a lot of funny moments, but there were sad and scary moments as well. I recommend it.
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@union6 (326)
11 Jul 08
Right now im reading 'The Green Book' by Mummar al-Gaddafi. I dont know much about Libya and so dont have an opinion of the nation and its goverment, which is somtimes a good thing when reading books by nations leaders, but the book is proving to be very intersting. It is made up of 3 chapters which cover a form of peoples direct democracy, Socalism in Economics and an alternative to capitalism and communism in Third World countrys. Im currently ony about half way through the first chapter but i would strongly recomend this book for people who are intrsted in this sorta thing.
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• India
10 Jul 08
i have not read the book u specified but iam currently reading the book basics of java a computer language book which is most important to read for me to get good income in software organistion
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@excellence7 (3477)
• Mauritius
8 Jul 08
I am actually reading a book written by Swami Paramananda. The book's title is Truth. It teaches how to lead a life of truth and how to be an example to others. All the solutions of life is found in simply Truth. Speak truth, feel Truth..the purest form of truth is existence itself...
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@ch88ss (2270)
• United States
8 Jul 08
What was I reading 3 housr ago? Dora the explorer and other Dr. Seuss books. Yep it is story time for my daughter.
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@kameleen (151)
• Belgium
3 Jul 08
i'm still busy reading tarzan, there are quite a few of them. So i'll be busy for a while, except when it turns out the sequences get boring... then i'll probably start with 'everything is illuminated' by jonathan safran foer.
• United States
3 Jul 08
That's a book I should really read sometime soon.. Count of Monte Cristo, I mean. I keep intending to, but for some reason never get around to it. Right now I'm starting a book titled "Aztecs" by Gary Jennings. It's apparently a really new book. Aside from the fact that there's a lot of description I don't pay much attention to (my eyes glaze after a while regardless of how good the description is), I think the story so far is pretty interesting.
@gtdonna (1740)
5 Jul 08
Reading Blood on the Leaves by Jeff Stetson. And have to pick up some more books soon, love reading
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Yes, me too. I have a ton of books, but I never have anything to read.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Jul 08
I read the Count of Monte Cristo. So right now I am reading the stuff on the computer screen. If you talking about the present book I am reading it is Barchester Towers. It is about an Anglican Church diocese and this young widow who is pursued by this character and this older man who is in love with her, and who she chooses, an archbishop, and who to choose as a successor for some church positions. Gives a lot of detail about the family and mainly to do with the rivalry between the creep and this nice older man as to who gets the church position. The creep is the type who thinks the world shines on him, if you know what I mean and it gives an incite into the Anglican church of the nineteenth century. Very interesting.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
6 Jul 08
Thanks for responding.
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Shel Silverstein "Where the sidewalk ends". My kids and I love his poems and read them to each other.
@freedomg (1684)
• United States
4 Jul 08
Oh yeah! For myself I'm reading "The girl that tried to catch the man" by R.J,Thomas. So far it's a really good read.
@naseeha (1385)
• India
4 Jul 08
Wow enjoy that book . It is one of my favorite classics. I absolutely love that book. Now i am planning to read ken folletts " the third twin" I have read it already but i am going to read it again.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
6 Jul 08
I've read a few of Ken Follett's books, but not that one. I really enjoyed the ones I did read.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
4 Jul 08
That is a wonderful book. I read it my first year of high school. Of course that was about 100 years ago. I should read it again. I have read all of the available books by Alexandre Dumas.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I haven't read any of his other books, but I'll be looking for them.
3 Jul 08
Hello Bd200789, I have not read The Coint of Monte Cristo, the last I read a book was quite sometime but it was Gone With The Wind, That was classic. Good reading Tamarafireheart.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I read Gone With the Wind about five years ago.
• Indonesia
3 Jul 08
the count of monte cristo is great. i also like other classics like dr. zhivago (pasternak), and hemingway's works. now i am reading the power of now by eckhart tolle. it is not a fiction. i think it really spiritually inspiring. have you read it?
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Jul 08
I haven't read it.
@gemini_rose (16193)
3 Jul 08
Right now I am reading two books, I have an upstairs book and a downstairs book. My downstairs book is by Martine Cole and is called "Faces". My upstairs book is the best book though and that is "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philipa Gregory and this book is fantastic and a thouroughly excellent read.
@gemini_rose (16193)
4 Jul 08
Me too! Her writing style is amazing, and this is only the first book of hers I have ever read. I would love to be able to use the english language as she does, it is perfect! I have the other book to read after this one "The Boleyn Inheritance" I am really looking forward to that one too.