What are you reading these days?

@vokey9472 (1489)
United States
March 21, 2007 10:30am CST
I am trying to find something new to read, so I figured I would ask people what they are reading so that I can maybe get soem ideas on new reading material. The last book I read was the The Boleyn Inheritance. It is about Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard. Wives 4 and 5 of Henry VIII. It was really good, but I am done with it and have nothing else to read. What are you reading and what is it about? Would you recommend it to anyone? What do you like best about the author or book?
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@miyawcan (26)
• China
22 Mar 07
i have little time to read books.if have time i just read some chinese books.maybe i should read some english books.this weekend i am going to library to borrow some books.can you recommend some english books for me to read?
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• United States
22 Mar 07
Well it depends on what kind of books you like to read, but if you're into action/thrillers I'd definitley recommend the Bourne Identity, Supremacy, and Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum. They are NOTHING like the movies at all (and although I liked the movies when I saw them, after reading the books I can't stand them, they're just that good). For Sci-Fi there are tons of authors out there that are supposed to be really good, but you can't go wrong with Michael Crichton (well, I guess his works are considered Sci-Fi, but he has such a way of explaining things, he really knows how to suspend your disbelief, you know?). Lastly, if you read fantasy novels (you know, dragons, wizards, knights, etc) George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is excellent. They might be some of my favorite books. They're just so complex and descriptive. The only drawback is that the series isn't complete yet, so you might just die of anticipation when you finish the 4th one.
• United States
22 Mar 07
i'm currently reading the book, loving god with all your heart by elizabeth george. people would think it might be boring and serious since its about God but i think its not. the author talks about her relationship with God and life in general. i like it coz its straight to the point and easy to understand. after reading this, i gonna read the book entitled, when god writes your life story .
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@loved1 (5338)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Right now I am reading "The Knowledge of the Holy" by AW Tosier and "Husband" by Dean Koontz. If you like mysteries you should check out Odd Thomas, Forever Odd, and Brother Odd by Dean Koontz. They are real page turners!
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@vokey9472 (1489)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I love the Odd Thomas books. I have read and reread all three several times. You will love The Husband. It is sooooo good. I loved it too. I will look at the other book you mentioned. It might be something I am interested in. Thanks.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
22 Mar 07
I am in the middle of reading Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. So far it is a very good book.
@whacks (774)
• Philippines
22 Mar 07
I have always been reading the Holy Bible. There is a newly published plain translation from Greek to English - GENESIS, EXODUS, LEVITICUS (Greek-English) found at http://www.lulu.com/arseniajoaquin From the first three books of the Holy Bible came our basic knowledge of everything. It is a source of wisdom and therefore we should read it to know many things about us.
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@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
21 Mar 07
Oh lately I have just been reading my local magazines, but when I have time I read romantic friction books which I quite enjoy. Yes I would recommend my books that I read as I learn about different people and how they live how their lives changed they are quite interesting.
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21 Mar 07
I am a great fan of Terry Pratchett and his Discworld books. They are funny and witty, with some wonderful observations. If you want a good giggle, try The Wyrd Sisters, it is one of the best of his series
@KATRINKA (1659)
• United States
28 Mar 07
I'm reading a short story collection by Guy de Maupassant. My favorite story of his is "The Necklace." Just finished 1491, a nonfiction book about the Americas before Columbus. It's a fascinating read. The novel I read before that was Ireland. Another great read. It's about a young boy who meets an old Irish storyteller who relates the history of Ireland.