What are you reading right now?

United States
August 31, 2007 3:23pm CST
Are you reading a favorite novel? Are you reading something that you have to for school or work? Tell me what you are reading. Right now I am reading the technical manual for psychological tests so that I can get a paper written by Sunday night. After that I have to go back to reading the research for my 30 page paper for a different class.
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@Kalikala (433)
• United States
5 Sep 07
I'm reading a biography of Edna St. Vincent Milay called "Savage Beauty." I'm only on the introduction, but it seems like it will be great! I'm so glad that I don't have to read for school/work anymore- there's something about HAVING to read a book that sucks out the fun.
• United States
21 Sep 07
I would agree with you. Reading the books for school is just not the same as if I were reading them because I wanted to. I hope your book was as good as you thought it would be.
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
3 Sep 07
I just finished two magazines diligently from top to bottom-I love to read Romance,[MB], Humour[PGW],and Tamil novels.]I have an onerous responsibility[self-inflicted though]ahead. Guess what? I need to organize all these old magazines and get the articles I like ready for binding. I should do this before I shift to my next house. I can't help my addiction to these magazines . Anyday, my favourite reading material is Mills and Boon because this is an escape route from the ordinary. I also love to read aloud certain episodes, catchy phrases and sentences in rib-tickling situations in PGWodehouse and all of us have a heary laugh at home. Humour is great when shared.
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
3 Sep 07
Certain Jeffrey Archer novels and many of Sidney Sheldon's are my favourites. But I have not done too much of repeated reading in these except for ''If Tomorrow comes'' and'' Master OF the Game.''Other novels-I read them again and again . However, the internet seems to occupy a lot of my time than what it did earlier.
• United States
21 Sep 07
I am a lot like you. I have a lot of magazines that I need to go through and get the articles I want out of them. I read some Archer and Sheldon as well. Thanks for the response.
@kalav56 (11497)
• India
21 Sep 07
I am happy that there are others like me accumulating these magazines with the intention of tearing out and collecting articles. But you know, after I wrote the message to you I have been doing some good work and did some organising-Ihave taken out the needed pages and junked a good number of those magazines. Twenty five years back I did such work collecting such articles and bound them. Recently I junked them before my transfer and relocation. Now,relatively itis far less in weight and volume[thank God age has instilled some sense in me-though not a lot-still I can't get over the desire to read these again and again ] and this is sensible because of space constraints. I bound together all the comics of my son and he still adores the fat bound volume. You won't believe it-the other day we had been to Crossword and he told me that he could not remember all the details of one particularly charming episode of a comic in Hindu Mythology and having seen it there he quickly read through it and refreshed his memory.Have a nice day.
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@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
21 Sep 07
WOW! You're reading something very deep and elaborate, I bet. Hope the paper went well, then. I'm currently reading Elizabeth George's "In Pursuit of a Proper Sinner". It takes a long time for me 'coz I only get to read it during weekends he he he...I'm reading it just for fun, not for school or work.
• United States
21 Sep 07
I think it is easier to read for fun than it is to read for a class or for work.
• Finland
22 Sep 07
That's true, except if your job is translating interesting novels or books (novels or books you'd read even without being told to) he he he he...
@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Hello luintaurien!(",) I just finished the book entitled "Zahir" by Paulo Coelho. It's a beautiful novel. It's about a renowned author who writes about spirituality and once went on a pilgrimage along the road to Santiago. On a return visit, he is suddenly abandoned by his wife, who leaves no trace of herself behind. As the story unfolds the author becomes obsessed with understanding the reason for her desertion. Was she kidnapped, blackmailed, or simply bored with their marriage? His search for her - and for the truth of his own life - takes him from South America to Spain, France, Croatia and, eventually, the bleakly beautiful landscape of Central Asia. More than that, it leads him into a new understanding of the nature of love, the power of destiny and what it really means to follow your heart. This is my favorite line in the book: ‘Suffering occurs when we want other people to love us in the way we imagine we want to be loved, and not in the way that love should manifest itself - free and untrammeled, guiding us with its force and driving us on.' Hope you'll be able to read this book. Great day and God bless!(",)
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• United States
21 Sep 07
This sounds like a great book. I will have to look for it and read it sometime. Thanks for the response.
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@lani0529 (1726)
• Philippines
2 Oct 07
It's really a good book! Hope you'll get a copy of it. My friend just message me and shared her thoughts about the "Zahir" after she finished reading it. Great day and God bless!(",)
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Sep 07
you are really going to be busy reading. I am just reading a novel . Called the fourth warand it starts out in pakastan but seems like it goes more for most of the far east not got to farinto the book yet hope it is as good as I think.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
It sounds interesting at least. I hope it was as good as you thought it would be.
@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
23 Sep 07
Yes it was real good and I have now reading another book wrote by him
@raychill (6530)
• United States
31 Aug 07
At this moment I'm reading Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. I'm actually almost done that book though and I'm gonna be starting school soon so I'm sure I'll be doing similar to you soon! fun fun fun!
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• United States
21 Sep 07
I love Jodi Picoult. How is this book? I will have to find this one soon.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
21 Sep 07
It's really good. It's about a high school shooter. I think, if you like her books, you'll for sure like this one. I think everyone can relate in some ways because who hasn't been made fun of once or twice while in school.
• United States
22 Sep 07
I started reading a romance novel that I purchased a few weeks ago at the Goodwill store. It is boring and I really can't seem to get into it. So, this will probably go into the tag sale box before it is completed.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
I know how you feel. Some books you just can't get into let alone attemt to totally finish.
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
21 Sep 07
When I first saw your headline, I thought well right now I'm reading your post! Ha ha. well, that's true right. I'm reading an original addition of Ivanhoe that has such small writing it's tough to focus for long. It's bound in english leather and contains drawings describing certain events.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
You are right you were reading my post. The book you are reading sounds like a great edition of a great book. I can't read really small print anymore.
• Australia
1 Sep 07
It is sort of cheating but I am currently reading the Simpsons comic which I picked up from a friend a few weeks ago. It is typical Simpsons stuff, although it doesn't really compare to the episodes though, although it would be on par with the more recent episodes which aren't that bad but aren't too memorable anyways.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
I liked the Simpsons cartoon on tv but I don't get to see it much anymore. Sounds like a good comic at least. It is still reading.
• Philippines
1 Sep 07
I am just reading my messages from my friends abroad. sometimes i am reading a novel. I like the books of Sydney Sheldon, i like some mysteries, crime and how they can solve the problem.
• United States
21 Sep 07
Thanks for your comment. I love mysteries for a lot of the same reasons. Sometimes I get bored because I have the book figured out before the end. Then sometimes they surprise me in the end as well.
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
31 Aug 07
Glad I am done with school and all those annoying scientific papers. I am reading the Last Herald Mage by Mercedes Lackey. Its one of my favorite novels and I have read it many many times.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
Sometimes the old favorites are the best books to read. Thanks for your response.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
31 Aug 07
right now i am reading the series by frank mustard stewart about the savage family. its interesting reading because its historical fiction and mirrors everything that happened in real life during the plot of the story.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
Sounds like a series I will have to find and read in the future. Thanks.
@soleya (1102)
• Latvia
31 Aug 07
Right now I am reading a very huge book, but I don't know what's the name of it in english. It is classics and it is novel about live in England in 1880s. Before that I have read a lot of self-motivating books.
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• United States
21 Sep 07
Cool. Sounds like you have very diverse reading tastes.
• United States
31 Aug 07
Right now I"m not really reading anything. I need to dive into a new book!:) I just finished reading The Myth of You and Me. It's a fiction book about friendship, ending friendship, and coming back together. It's the second time I've read it. I really like it.
• United States
21 Sep 07
Sounds like you are ready for another book. Hope you find a great one to read.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
23 Sep 07
We are on a trip across Canada and so I took along "Madame Bovary" and read it in the Motels we were staying at. Now when we go back, I will be going through Maine and will be reading Stephen King's "Ob Writing," because I am a writer. My son got it for me a couple of Christmas's ago and I found it much better than the other ones I read. I also read the Bible every day.