What books are you reading lately?

Philippines
November 4, 2009 2:35pm CST
I am enamored with Herman Hesse's books
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@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
Right now im reading the twilight series "again". I like to read the book of the movies i want to watch. I'm reading it again because New Moon is coming :)
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
i've read a few chapters of the first twilight book and didn't like it. i found it cloying and bella's character annoying. my friends breezed through the rest of the books and were raving about it. maybe im just getting old.lol
@JIMBOH (62)
4 Nov 09
Any mystery or suspense books for me. I really like Koontz, Crichton, and King. I used to read a lot of westerns when I was a kid, they really got me into reading.
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
i've read Koontz, Crichton and King before.interesting stuff
• India
6 Nov 09
As a writer of fiction and non fiction, reading is a must and a pleasure. But I am a SLOW reader as I read as a writer, looking for style and meaning, and theme, etc. Currently I have been dipping into a marvelous and amazing ancient book written in 3,600 BC by Thoth, the Atlantean. -- The Emerald Tablets of Thoth the Atlantean describes the religious and spiritual views of the time of Atlantis. It is truly mind-boggling. I'm reading and seeing everything I can about Atlantis, as I am basing my new novel in this extraordinary land of myth. And as I read (Edgar Cayce on Atlantis too)I beleive more and more that Atlantis did exist. Plato was certainly no joker! As for Hesse, I too love his books - 'Siddhartha', 'Steepenwolf' and 'Narcissus and Goldmund'.
• Malaysia
6 Nov 09
Currently re-reading Hannibal series. I just purchased the Silence of the Lambs (I first read my aunt's copy some years back) and I'd re-read Hannibal. Currently midway Hannibal Rising. The only book in the series I haven't read is Red Dragon. Don't have a paperback copy, but I have a digital one in my hard disk
@Porcospino (16425)
• Denmark
5 Nov 09
I went to the library yesterday and I borrowed some books that I plan on reading in November. Two of the books were written by a policeman, and he describes some of his experiences and his meetings with people who have been involved in crimes. I have already heard about some of the those people and the crimes they commited, but I still find it interesting to read the stories. Most of the stories take place in the 1970's and when I read the stories I laso learn a bit about the Danish society "in the old days", and I find that interesting.
• United States
5 Nov 09
A Christian fiction book called The Visitation. The subject matter calms me even if I sometimes find it to be controversial. I read just a little about the same time almost every night. I'm also reading a book about schizophrenia that has a refreshing outlook. One that isn't hopeless or ignoring, but shows what's right about such traits. This is important to me because I have schizo-affective disorder. There is so much literature out there that will depress someone with hopelessness and yet well proven facts. But this book looks at life differently. I looked on Amazon and there seems to be a few others with this sort of subject.
@cripfemme (7718)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I haven't been reading any books lately. I've been so busy writing and going to events for my job. Not to mention battling a consistent case of pink eye. I plan to start reading books in the New Year. I have a plan for myself. I'm going to read 52 books (one for each week) in 2010. It's very sad that I haven't read a lot. I like to read. I have two books on my "to be read" list. I just don't have the time. Hopefully, when I get out of all this writing challenge nonsense I will be able to curl up with a good book every now and then.
@trruk1 (1031)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Herman Hesse was great. Read his other stuff first, and then tackle The Glass Bead Game, also titled Magister Ludi.I am curently reading Volume III of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Also, The Life of Greece, by Will Durant, and a novel by Jonathan Kellerman.
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I'm currently reading a book I got at the library called The Pretend Wife. It was in the new fiction book section and the cover called my name with it's bright colors! Yes, I judge a book by its cover first. Well at least that's what tends to attract me to the book at first. Anyways, so far it's a good book! Not an author I ever read before but I'm always willing to try new authors. BTW - I read a lot of chick lit and this book falls right into that category!