What book are you reading or have you read any books lately

@venshida (4837)
United States
September 21, 2009 6:49am CST
Reading was something I did daily, but since the internet I have reduce my reading. I am a shamed to say it, but I did not read a book in over a year. Well that change recently, I was at a garage sale and the title of a book caught my eyes. The book is Sometimes I wake Up Grumpy and Sometimes I Let Him Sleep. The book was written by Karen Scalf Linamen. The book was absolutely fabulous. I am now going through my book shelf to find books to read. So how about you, do you read. Have you read any books lately?
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@patgalca (14309)
• Orangeville, Ontario
21 Sep 09
Oh, I read one of her books! I dno't have it anymore because I donated it to the church library. It was called something like "Get out of the way and hand over the chocolate!" I would love to read another of her books if I ever come across them. I am currently reading a Ruth Rendell book. I have over 200 unread books on my shelves and I chose this because I thought it would be a quick read. Unfortunately the first 80 pages were pretty boring. It's called "Speaker of Mandarin". The mystery has started now so I am getting into it. Then what to read... so many books to choose from.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I know what you mean back when I use to read a lot. I brought several books. I was planning to have a book collection. They have just being collecting dust. It's storming here, and the satellite always goes out so I am going to grab a book. I think the author has more books. I did a search on Ebay and found a couple. I am wanted to order them but the shipping was a bit high.
@UK_Shree (3604)
21 Sep 09
I absolutely love to read! It is one of my favourite ways to pass time. I usually like to have a little read before I go to bed too, as it helps to relax my mind and I can unwind from the days activities. At the moment I am reading 'The Book Thief'. It's quite a well known work of fiction and it is about Nazi Germany. It is a very interesting read and I am definitely enjoying it.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Yes, reading does relax the mind. There are so many good benefits to reading.
@UK_Shree (3604)
21 Sep 09
Absolutely. I think regular reading helps to keep the brain healthy and is especially good for old age. But for me at the moment, I just find it very relaxing.
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
i am enjoy reading "driven life with purpose" it's awesome!
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
Oh I have read that book already, Purpose Driven Live.
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
21 Sep 09
I like to read and I try to read a bit everyday. I usually do most of my reading before bed. I read a variety of different books, but mostly fiction. I just finished The Book Of Negros which was amazing and now I'm reading The Graveyard Book. It's totally different from the other one. It's a young adult book about a boy who is raised in a graveyard. Not bad so far and a nice light read compared to a lot of the things that I've been reading lately.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Sounds interesting, I use to read before bed, but now I crochet. I am going to try to split it up so I can do both.
@mrakobesie (1246)
• United States
21 Sep 09
i'm reading 3 books at the same time actually... Art of Aromatherapy, Silica, The Amazing Gel, and The God Delusion. I read different books depending on what mood i'm in, depending on what i want to read more. I haven't been reading as much as before, but i try to read a few book every year.
@venshida (4837)
• United States
21 Sep 09
Wow, this is first time I have heard of someone reading more than one book.
@jbl1975 (374)
• United States
22 Sep 09
I personally have read a boatload of different books lately. I usually read at my full time job as it can be rather boring there at times. I have read everything from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader books, to a few Judy Blume books ("Forever", "Are You There God?", and "Freckle Juice"). I also read a book called "The Republic of Nothing" by Lesley Choyce, which was a wonderful book, and I am currently reading "Outtakes From a Marriage" by Ann Leary. I really got into reading at my full time job due to there being not a lot to do between calls and there being no internet access for the masses there, but it's a lot healthier then watching TV sometimes. As a PSA from Saturday Morning cartoons once said, "Just read a book and turn on the TV in your mind."
• China
22 Sep 09
I am a christian and I read Bible everyday morning after I finish washing. Recently, I find that the bible is not easy to understand. But thanks Lord,I can understand much more than before now.The Word of God is food for me in my spiritual life. I can enjoy and experience the Word of God.I find my life is meaningful than before.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
Hi venshida. The last book that I have read was early this year. Most of the times that I spend is on the internet as well. I do try to read at least a chapter once a day, but then I get tired already and just doze off. I am not halfway yet on the book I am reading, hope to finish it soon.
• Canada
22 Sep 09
I'm still trying to get through the Deathly Hallows the last Harry Potter book. I'm almost there but it's taken me a long time. I usually don't have time to read these days because my life is so busy.
@hotsummer (10413)
• Philippines
22 Sep 09
wow i like the title of that book. seems a very interesting book to read. i will try to look for that here on local bookstore. i do too choose a book according to the tile and not because i have any idea on what the book is all about. i want something that is not the usual book or nove3l that i get to see bookstore. cause those traditional pocket books are making me bored a lot to read books.
@lilhyppo (47)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 09
I am currently reading Never Be Sick Again by Raymond Francis. It's a really interesting book but after reading it, I am not sure if I will be able to view food as food anymore :D I love to read since I was very young but have put this interest aside during my teenage years as there were so much going-ons. I was too occupied to even read the papers. After I gave birth and became a SAHM, I had to make ends meet which makes it even harder to read. But I make it a point to at least read 2 books per month as I would like to instil the interest of reading in my baby since young. My next book will be a parenting book. Looking forward to reading it.
• Canada
22 Sep 09
A year ago i bought a copy of The Brothers Karamazov by Dostoyevsky began reading it and, although i found it really interesting, i put i down after a couple weeks because of the same reason, the internet. A man can write a book with the knowledge of a lifetime but the internet is nearly infinite in its knowledge even if most of it is toilet humour and "adult" material. anyway, i feel as long as your keeping your mind active with meaningful material, not toilet humor or "adult" material, your only doing good for yourself.
@weasel81 (2502)
• Australia
22 Sep 09
all depends on my mood, if i'm wanting to read or not. i've had the bug for it for a while now, but currently out of books and ended up finding a few at the op shop this morning. got a few there i've not read yet, not been in the mood for them. been on the romance thing, but it also has to have an adventure in it as well.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
22 Sep 09
I used to read novels just about every day before, all kinds of stories, classics, detectives, ghost stories, humor, and more. But, I haven't picked up a book at all for the past one year, with my job keeping me so busy. All the reading I do these days are newspapers and some business magazines. I am thinking of reading Emily Bronte's "Wuthering Heights". I have read that once before, so fascinating !
• Canada
22 Sep 09
I am reading two books currently, one fiction and one non-fiction. The fiction I'm reading is the well-known Pride and Prejudice. I don't usually read classics in my free time, but this one is actually pretty good. The non-fiction I'm reading is Fractal Time by Gregg Braden, which is a book that explorers what would happen on December 21, 2012, which is supposedly the last day of a great cycle, according to the ancient Mayans. I think it's an interesting topic to reading about.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
21 Sep 09
I have been reading a lot lately because I have more free time. The book I'm currently reading is "The Next Thing on My List." It's a great book written by Jill Smolinksi. Today I also read I Can Make You Thin by Paul McKenna - a really great weight loss book!!