What book(s) are you reading now?

United States
January 13, 2007 9:13pm CST
I'm just trying to start some kind of discussion, so I figured I'd ask something fairly innoctious. (Please excuse spelling errors.) So, what book or books are you reading right now? As in, you have a bookmark in it because you're partway through it. The book that I'm reading right now is Tamora Pierce's newest book, "Terrier", which is about a young Tortallan girl who's learning to be part of the Provost's Guard--the police force of Corus, capital city of Tortall. The irony of it is that she's the ancesstress of George Cooper, King of the Rouge (you meet him in the Song of the Lioness Quartet). I find this highly amusing. Also amusing is her cat, Pounce. Anyone read any of Tamora Pierce's work?
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@Angelwriter (1956)
• United States
14 Jan 07
Right now, I'm doing of re-reading. I'm not in the middle of anything I haven't read before. I'm reading Beauty, a retelling of Beauty and the Beast by Robin McKinley. I've read the Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
Cool! Hey, if you liked Keladry's story, try reading the Song of the Lioness Quartet--the story of Alanna the Lioness. It's pretty cool (Ok, I'm biased--that was my first introduction to the work of Tamora Pierce). All the Tortall books connect in one way or another. *^_^* It's cool to see familiar faces again and again.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I actually have one of the Alanna books that I need to get to.
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@Script (592)
• Australia
14 Jan 07
I'm reading a book called Five Minutes In Heaven by Lisa Alther. It's fairly light and an easy read. I read so many intense books that it's nice to read something that doesn't do your head in! I have read a lot of Tamora Pierce in the past and have enjoyed her books a lot. And don't worry about the spelling, I am the best creative speller I know!!!
@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I am currently reading Edgar Cayce's Story Of Jesus. Edgar Cayce was a world reknowned psychic who supposeably did thousands of readings even though he didn't have a clue how he did it. He didn't even reallybelieve in psychic powers. Anyways, over the years he had questions about Jesus come up in many readings so they put them together in this book. i was just curious to see what he had to say and what kind of explanations he had for many things that I wondered about. It is kind of hard to read because he talks wierd but the person who compiled it does translate the readings. It is kind of interesting but I can tell it is going to take me a while to read it.
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@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I'm currently reading "Get Off the Fence!", it's about how to make big decisions in your life. I'm also reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad on audio. It's okay, but I expected to like it more so I'm kind of disappointed. And all spelling errors will be excused, I am horrible at spelling if I don't have my electronic dictionary. :)
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@Jemina (5783)
14 Jan 07
I haven't read any of Tamora's book. I used to like Perry Mason's books but now it's hard to find them here in Thailand. And if there are any, it's in Spanish. I wonder why there's no English versions here. Anyway, I love books about real court proceedings. I don't really like to be a lawyer but I want to learn some tips on the art of questioning and reasoning. Right now I'm reading H. Douglas Brown's Teaching Principles. Not enough time on my hand for extra readings outside my many assignments.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I am reading The Camel Club written by David Baldacci.Its about a club consists of 4 eccentric members which study conspiracy theories,current events,and the machininations of government to discover the truth behind the country's actions.The club was just ok till they witness a murder and thats when the trouble comes in.It was kind of boring at first chapter but now its getting interesting.
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@xkaraix (596)
• Australia
14 Jan 07
Right now I've nearly finished Bryce Courtenay's Silvia. It's about a peasant girl in the 1200's who gets deemed a miracle maker of sorts.
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@Devinarun (387)
• United States
14 Jan 07
well if u ask me i like reading more of magazines rather than reading books.and i always go to the library n pick them up so that i can read them.fiction is also one i like reading.
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• Romania
14 Jan 07
well,generally I enjoy comercial books, which have characters I can identify with...
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• United States
14 Jan 07
Right now I'm reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for the millionth time, but after that I hope to start on A Million Little Pieces or Wicked.
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I am currently reading a book called "The Five People You Meet in Heaven." I am about 1/2 way into it and so far, it is pretty good. It is basically about how everything you encounter in life, and everyone you meet serves a purpose in your life. The author really does a good job at letting you see certain events from a different, more positive perspective. I enjoy these types of books. It gets you thinking, ya know:)
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• Malaysia
14 Jan 07
i am rereading stephen king'g the stand it's about a super flu that was created by the army that was accidently realeased on earth that bring about the end of mankind.
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• India
14 Jan 07
What type of books I am reading ?????????????? Well right now I am reading my exam books. ok . Lol
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• United States
14 Jan 07
i am currently reading the complete Lord of the Rings. i have gotten about 3 chapters into the second book. very good. i would almost say that it is better then the movies. which i loved. (i ♥ Orlando bloom and viggo mortensen lol) but anyway they are very good and there is SO much more to the book then what the movies offered. highly recommend reading. OMG i LOVE Tamara Pierce books. i have only read all the Alanna's (lioness quartets)and i would also highly recomend the Immortals Series. if you havent read it heres some small bit of info. there is this girl Daine who has a special power called wild magic (i envy her everyday and pray that i could someday have that gift. yes i know its impossable :( this magic ables her to talk with animals, be one in thieir minds, heal them, and later transfom into them. its also 4 books. i would hope you would fall inlove with Rikash as i did. My beloved Raoul also enters into the storys at some points. i think i will read this book you suggested. i loved george cooper. it probably has to do with the thief part, good man among bad. i am actually trying to write a story dealing with theives, its a difficult process, writing a story, but this is something in my heart, something that since i cant go back to time where this stuff might have taking place if it were real, i have to write about my fantasy. ♣
14 Jan 07
No, I haven't read any of Tamora Pierce's work. I have never heard of the author. I have just started reading To Dance With Angels by Don and Linda Pendleton....an amazing journey to the heart with the phenomental Thomas Jacobson and the Grand Spirit "Dr. Peebles"
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• United States
14 Jan 07
I am currently reading "Drudge Manifesto", by Matt Drudge. Matt Drudge is the founder of the Drudge report a news website that is known for being the first to post news. It is mostly political and showbiz oriented. Very interesting stuff though. I have not read or heard of Tamora Pierce. What kind of books does she write?
@akumei1269 (1750)
• India
14 Jan 07
I am reading 'The Alchemist' authored by Paulo Coelho . I am half way into the book and not in aposition to comment on it . Yet based on what I have read so far , I can assure you that the style of writing is so absorbing that you cannot leave it half done . The lucid style of presenting a complex question relating to "destiny" and serch of the 'goal of life' makes it a good read . The difficult level of the the topic does not exert any stress on you brain . I hope it will be finished within very short time . I have borrowed it from one of my friend collegue.
@ahmed2th (127)
• Egypt
14 Jan 07
It's a good book. I've read it.
@mgr1987 (689)
• India
23 Jan 07
i'm interested in sidney sheldon books.presently i read his novel 'doomsday conspiracy".
@charlazio (215)
• Italy
23 Jan 07
I just started a book called "The Day After Tomorrow" by Allen Folsom. this is not the same as the movie. I've just started it and it seems to be pretty good. My wife thought it was pretty good too.
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I'm currently re-reading Wizard for Hire by Jim Butcher (A few books in one, its awesome). Ooh, I love Tamora's books. Own only a few and I'm afraid I haven't read as many of them as I should like. I can't wait to read Terrier even more now, I didn't know it was about Cooper's ancestress! *hopes to read that book really soon*
• United States
15 Jan 07
I am currently reading several books. I always keep a book at my mom's house. I'm 2/3rd of the way through "Odd Thomas" by Dean Koontz. This will be my third time reading it. At home I am reading "Artemis Fowl" - I'm not sure who wrote it, but it's part of a bookcrossing.com bookring. I have "Lolita" in my school bag to read before class and during break. And finally I have "E is for Evidence" by Sue Grafton in my purse. I always have more than one book going at once. Tonight I have to go home and read the Constitution, the Declaration of Independance, and the Fedarlist papers #10 & #51 for my government class tomorrow night.