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United States
December 20, 2009 8:11pm CST
Hello all. Since I am an avid reader, I would love to hear what is on your own reading list lately. It can be anything and everything :)) Mine: I am going through the Bible a chapter a day for the 3rd time Reading the novel, "Everyone is Beautiful," which is great so far, and very funny! There are about a dozen blogs I follow and love to read whenever they post something new I read online or in several magazines to research topics for my own writing I enjoy reading some of the news, as well. Your turn :))
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• India
9 Jan 10
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, Openly and frankly speakig my reading is now restricted to some of my Hindi Novels under any heading, before I retire to bed. It has ben my habit since I started reading. Initially, it used to be some course book, then later on it took my Famina magzines/knitting designs etc. But now as an od person, I relax with novels. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
9 Jan 10
Hello my friend. I, too, have come to enjoy novels a great deal. As you said, it is a wonderful way to relax. I've always enjoyed reading. I picked it up as a child, not just in school, but in our home, as my parents encouraged it and always had shelves full of books. To this day, my mother, now 86, enjoys reading. God bless you, Karen
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• India
10 Jan 10
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, So nice of you for your positive comments added with self experiences. I am sure your mother must always be smiling, while you are reading as She was instrumental for this. I also feel happy that your mother isthere to guide you in all matters. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
My Mother has been a beautiful role model, and I do love and trust her always! She is most precious to me :)
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22 Dec 09
i love reading my latest reading is o novel "two solitudes" by Hugh maclennon it's a good novel in which he depicts the racial differences of Canada.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Freelance. Racial matters are always of extreme interest to me, as it is a cause near and dear to my heart. It would be wonderful if a day ever came that it no longer existed. Thank you for sharing the title of the book and its author :) Enjoy your reading! Karen
23 Dec 09
Thanks for appreciation i think this book should be read by everyone who think that race is their first priority. ya,hopefully all racial differences will end one day. Happy reading.
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• United States
23 Dec 09
I would hope for a day to come when race is not a priority, but there will always be some people who will not let that happen. So I hope for those kind of people to become more and more rare!
@balanica (86)
• Romania
22 Dec 09
I read only financial book because I don't have time for other kind of books. I want to read again these next days Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Do you read this book?
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Balanica. Yes, I've read Jane Eyre two or three times. It was years ago, but it's a good novel. I think you'll really enjoy it :) Karen
• Romania
22 Dec 09
Yes I know. :) Thank you for these words. Happy Holiday!
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• United States
22 Dec 09
You're welcome, and Happy Holiday to you, as well :)
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
21 Dec 09
Hi Karen, I'm a bookaholic with nothing at all new to read. There's a house full of books which have been read and re read, and my only source for the last couple of years has been from the book swaps which just isn't the same. I'm so itching to get my hands on the new Douglas Kennedy book and there are three out by Nikki French, but frugality rules at the moment. I'm waiting for a parcel of books though as its my sons birthday next week and I found an online place which ships books for free, so I sneaked in an order for a serial killer at the same time.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
You sound a lot like me, Thea...a fellow bookaholic! I buy the ones I love the most to read again and then again. I hate being without something new to read, though. That's seldom the case, thank goodness, as I trade off books with family and friends or go to the library a lot. Do the new books you're wanting to read come to a library near you? I always wait anxiously for one coming out I want to read to show up at the library here. Karen
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
22 Dec 09
No libraries here Book, terrible isn't it. Its quite difficult to get hold of English books anyway unless they cost an arm and a leg. As I say it's mainly relying on book swaps. I used to get them online but it's too expensive at the moment as things for myself go to the bottom of the list.
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• United States
12 Jan 10
Hm, have you considered downloading e-books? Most are free. I cannot imagine "no libraries." That would make me sad!
• United States
21 Dec 09
Hi again, Peaceful. I read anything and everything, but go through phases. Lately I've been going through phases involving Christian romance (the only romance I read since the rest is quite focused on the physical), "Wizard's First Rule", an older fantasy novel that is going to be on TV soon, "Shutter Island", a thriller that will soon be a movie, and I've been looking for a new true crime novel since all the ones on my shelf are read. I recently read some historical fiction novels about Genghis Khan by Conn Iggulden that were nothing short of amazing to me. I always get into phases of reading the Bible as well, but if I try to read it front to back I've gotten as far as Exodus before moving onto fiction books and coming back to it later. I've taught myself to read a different book of the Bible each phase so maybe someday I'll get it all read...
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• United States
21 Dec 09
Hi Loving. Have you read "The List?" It is a Christian romance/mystery novel that my daughter loaned me. It was very good! I'm sure you'll get the Bible read eventually. It's not a quick or easy thing, but I'd heard so many conflicting things about it from various preachers that I decided to read it for myself, cover to cover :) I'll have to look for some of Conn Iggulden's work at the library. Always enjoy discovering good authors whose work I haven't read yet :) Karen
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• United States
21 Dec 09
I haven't read "The List", but I'll have to look for it! I am a member of Heartsong Presents book club and get most of my Christian romance from that. A mystery sounds like a good addition. I agree with you about the Bible...so many people take what it says and contort it to what they feel it should say...so in reality, it's best to read it and find out for yourself. Someday I'll get the whole thing read. So far I can only check off Genesis, Exodus, John, Luke, and Revelations. I would definitely recommend the Genghis Khan trilogy. I rented it from the library (the third one, actually, without knowing), and had never really read anything historical...even historical fiction...so I figured I'd be taking it back to the library soon without reading much. Well, I took it back a few days later but had finished it and bought the series for my own. It's a very good story, and obviously it is only based on historical facts and fills in the rest with fiction, but I highly, highly recommend it.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
I'm sure the library has the triology...so I will get it there. I think you'll enjoy the List, and while it is not considered to be a romance, if you enjoy Christian reading and haven't done so...you'd probably love The Shack. My daughter loaned it to me. Fascinating! Karen
@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Dec 09
Stephen Baxter's latest book and Charles de Lint's latest story collection. And then I start on Orson Scott Card's second Ender series...
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Dawnald. So your reading list is quite full! I love books that come in series. I always hate to see a good novel end, for I always wonder what comes next? And then again next after that. Enjoy! Karen
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@dawnald (84146)
• Shingle Springs, California
23 Dec 09
Me too and it's so seldom that I get to go back and reread anything. Dawn
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@23uday (2998)
• India
10 Jan 10
Hi friend, I like reading any king of books. My latest book was "born to win" and "the monk who sold his ferrari". I will read books like investigating books novels magazines technology and information books college subject books. I will download the ebooks. have a good day.
• United States
12 Jan 10
Hello 23 I also love variety in my reading. "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari." The title alone makes the book sound interesting. I think reading is one of the best ways in the world to keep on learning! Thank you for sharing your own preferences :)) Karen
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
23 Dec 09
My latest reading list has actually been a rereading list. For the last several months I've been rereading books that it has been a while since I've read. Yesterday I just finished reading Edge of Winter by Luanne Rice and then I started reading Flashback by Michael Palmer. I'm actually hoping that maybe someone will give me some new books for Christmas because it has been since Mother's Day that I've bought any more new books for myself.
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• United States
23 Dec 09
Hi Dorann. I often do that, which is the only reason I hang onto some books, but not others. I keep the ones I love specifically so that I can read them as many times as I wish :) I hope Santa does bring you some new ones. Karen
@onida143 (118)
• India
22 Dec 09
yes even i love to read even tho i am not christian can u pelase give me some online links where i can read it thanks in advance
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• Canada
22 Dec 09
Having just finished a semester I've got a ton of time to finally read some of the books I want to read. First on the list is Bonfire of the Vanities which i started in the summer but put on hiatus when m semester began. A friend of mine loaned me Thus spoke zarathustra by Nietzche which she read for her philosophy class. Besides those I dont really have anything else lined up, but my uncle usually gives me good books as gifts so I may recieve the latter parts of my reading list for christmas.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi there :) Those are some heavy-duty books to read, so I think you don't need anything else lined up at the moment :) But I imagine you'll enjoy them and get a lot out of them. My daughter always loans me her required reading books for college classes when she's finished reading them. They are deep...but taking the time to read them has been a good experience. Karen
@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
Hello, Peacefulwmn.:-) I love to read, too. But with my schedules and the many things that bother my health, I don't have much time to do that therefore, disabling myself to finish a book as soon as I want. JUst like now, I am only half way done to reading "While I was Gone" by Sue Miller. It is a great book depicting marriage life situation and one person's apprehensions and uncertainties despite her achievements and happy married life.:-) I am also scouting for my favorite author, Sidney Sheldon's latest edition.I hope I can find something really worth reading after "While I was Gone".:-) Have a Merry Christmas:-)
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Eureka Sheldon and Miller...both great authors. I'm sorry your schedule and health issues hinder you from reading as much or as quickly as you like. But however slow we must go, reading is still a wonderful thing to do, so enjoy as you can. Merry Christmas to you, too :) Karen
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
21 Dec 09
My reading passion tends to be mainly detective novels, sorry to say I took a book out by Lynda La Plante one of my favourite authors and it took me too long to read it, I tried to extend the time but someone had already reserved it at the library so I had to take it back half finished. It does take me ages to read a book, sadly because the internet tends to take over! Before the internet I used to read book after book after book and would get through them very quickly, so the internet in that respect is not always a good thing. I really should get back into reading again. And maybe in the new year get the Lynda La Plante book out again and finish it this time, maybe that should be one of my new years resolutions ha ha ha!
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Wolfie Ah yes, the internet seems to have changed the reading habits of many of us. But I still love to be reading a good book at any given time. Like you, I often have to renew the ones I get from the library lol. I do remember the days, though, of reading several novels in just a weeks time. I don't think I could ever not be reading aside from the internet, however much more slowly lol. Take care... Karen
@checkmail (2042)
• India
21 Dec 09
Hello PeacefulWmn9 this is checkmail and me too like reading whenever am having some spare time.In the mornings its newspapers and magzines, later after the bath use to read some epic books, its an lengthy and entertaining.Apart from this used to read out some recipes, as well as surf online for some interesting materials, mostly IT based, as am s.e.But lately have been reading an book on some medicines, mostly ayurveda, and its diff varieties of medical treatments.Well its an interesting stuff as comparing the diff treatments there is really an diff in it, and this kind of reading will always be helpful to me in mine near future. Anyways Happy mylotting.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Checkmail :) Like you, I read a wide variety of materials. Short of actual experience, it's the best way in the world I know to learn to things or keep up with what is going on. I love epic novels. It's always sad to me when a good story ends too soon! Enjoy your reading, and happy MyLotting to you, too. Karen
@malamar (784)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
Hello Karen, I just finished reading Rumours of Another World (What on Earth are We Missing?) by Philip Yancey. It is an excellent book examining the finding of new perspectives and outlooks on life. Now I will just wait patiently for Xmas morning, someone is sure to gift me with new additions to my home library. Happy & Healthy Holiday wishes to you and yours, Malamar
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hello Malamar The title of the book you're currently reading sounds fascinating :) Like you, I always look forward to at least one new book as a Christmas gift. We seem to be a family of readers :) I wish you and yours the best blessing of Christmas and a happy New Year, as well. Karen
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
21 Dec 09
Hi there Karen Well I have my favourite Authors lol and right now I am reading Trust me by Lesley Pearce I like her books they are great and enjoyable I only like reading my Books when I am comfortable in my Bed at Night I can then loose myself in my Book and enjoy my Read
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Gabs. Yes, we soon learn which authors we enjoy the most :) For many years, when my children we all still home, like you, I read in bed each night. It was quiet and without interruptions, so I could fully enjoy the book! Enjoy your latest one :) Karen
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
21 Dec 09
Hi Karen, You know what i recently was gifted with a Bible and I am already onto it. Apart from it I am also reading this book called "Negotiation Genius" Its a very good book so far.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hello Bodhisatya...nice to have you back on MyLot! I enjoy the Bible, bit by bit, as it contains so much. Each time I read anything in it, I discover something new...and gain a deeper understanding. This time around, I began with the new testament and am now in Acts. I've not heard of the Negotiation Genius, but I will see what I can find out about it online. I'm always on the look-out for something new and good to read! Karen
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
21 Dec 09
gOOD mONDAY MORNING, KAREN, I also love to read. i read the newspaper every day & i always have a book going. I just started a new one last night. it comes highly reccomended by the friend that gave it to me . it is SURVIVAL ON THE FITTEST BY JONATAHN KELLERMAN. i JUST READ ONE CHAPTER LAST NIGHT AFTER I FINISHED A BOOK THAT I WAS READING.It wasn't worth reccomending. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Jo (waving eagerly!) I hope you had a great night :) I love everything about reading, including the smell of a newspaper, magazine, or book lol. I'm sorry the book your friend recommended was a let down. I seldom read beyond the first or second chapter if I'm not into a book by then. I set it aside and find a better one :)) Have a beautiful day. Karen
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
21 Dec 09
I have three books lined up. I'm currently reading Stephenie Meyer's New Moon. Next on my list is Michael Connelly's Brass Verdict. It's another Harry Bosch novel so I'm excited to get to that book. The last would be Mark Winegardner's The Godfather Returns. It's the sequel to Mario Puzo's The Godfather. All three books are distinct from one another. I can say that I love a variety of books. I'm so excited!! :-)
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hi Arystine. Ah, what an interesting line-up you have there to be read. Like you, I love variety in my reading and am not just into a single genre. I think reading is just one of the greatest pleasures in the world. It takes us places we may never go otherwise. The talent of a good writer never ceases to amaze me :) Karen
@snafushe (795)
• Canada
21 Dec 09
Currently I am reading a murder mystery by Joy Fielding called Puppet. Although I am reading another book on the side, which is called Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain. It is like the fifth time I have read it but I still can't get enough of it. I plan on reading the Davinci Code next. I may also read this other book my mom keeps trying to get me to read called, "She Flies Without Wings" it actually looks really good, it's about horses.
• United States
22 Dec 09
Hello Snafushe. I love murder mysteries...especially the ones that keep you guessing right up until the end of the book. And oh, The Davinci Code...what a great book that is. I've read Angels and Demons, too, and it is even better! Dan Brown is a great writer. And yes, the book your mom recommends sounds like it would be a good read. Like you, when I love a book, I always have to read more than just once or twice :) Karen
@bingchen (1126)
• China
21 Dec 09
my latest reading list is story will which my little sister bought,so i want to read it.i find that was wonderful about story will.i was intereting.although details of story seems very exaggerated,but it really express real life and people's need.sometimes i read this book,i find that i can relax from tirement and pressure.
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• United States
22 Dec 09
Hello to you :) I love that about reading too, that it's relaxing and draws one in to an entirely different world for a while. What is the name of the book your sister loaned you? It sounds interesting from what you've described about it :) Karen