What good books have you read lately?

@miamilady (4924)
United States
June 11, 2008 9:08pm CST
Do you read a lot? What types of books do you prefer? Who's your favorite author? When do you do most of your reading?
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19 responses
• United States
12 Jun 08
I haven't read any good books lately, but I do love reading. My local library has many new books that I would love to read, if I get the chance. I read because it makes me feel alive. TV just drains me. I don't like that. Maybe I will get a book soon. Most of the books I read are children's books or technical.
• Jamaica
12 Jun 08
I love reading. I read any time of the day but mostly at nights before a sleepand when i wake in the mornings.I read just about anything as long as its interesting and can hold my attention.some of the authors i like are John Grisham, Wilbur Smith, Karen Kingsbury, Judith McNaught, Tom Clancy, James Patterson and Sidney Sheldon.I am currently reading Men are from Mars Women are from Venus. Started that one last night and its been good so far.
@tehmunkee (136)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I read alot, more than people my age thats for sure. I prefer dystopian and classic stuff, sometimes mysteries. My favorite author is probably franz kafka, I think all of his work is amazing, second to Poe, whose works I think are amazing as well. I do most of my reading at school (if its not summer or some vacation), otherwise I read before I go to bed, reading tends calm me down. The last book I read was slaughterhouse-five, which I thought was great. I think I am going to go to the library later this week and pick up angela's ashes and requiem for a dream, those are supposed to be good.
• United States
12 Jun 08
oh I forgot to put mysterys under what I like as well.
• United States
28 Jun 08
Here lately the only books I've been reading is my text books. I do like to read, more so when I am reading for pleasure. I don't have a favorite author or a favorite book. If I can get into a book within the first few pages then I like it.
@gemini_rose (16193)
12 Jun 08
I am reading a brilliant book at the minute, called "The other Boleyn girl" and it is written by Philippa Gregory. It is a historical novel that was first written in 2002 and has recently been made into a movie. It is a great read and this is the sort of book I really love! There are another three books that follow on from the other boleyn girl and when I have finished reading this one I shall be tracking them down. I do most of my reading at meal time, I am very rude and will read my book while I eat my food. I am not ignorant but this is truly the only time that I get to read and it is a relax time for me. I also get the chance to read when my daughter goes to bed as I read my books to her too.
@gberlin (3836)
12 Jun 08
I am currently reading "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. I have no favorite author. I like a variety of authors. I read more fiction than non-fiction.
@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
12 Jun 08
Now I dont want my husband to read this or I am gone :). I love reading and if I could I would read 24/7. I often buy books and hide them or but them on the shelfs (as he never knows what I have there) and read them when he is not home. I am going on a trip and got 3 books "Body farm", "in the name of honour" and "angels and demons" and guess what I already read 2 of them so today I went and got 2 more Dan Brown books and didnt tell my husband. I dont care what I read mostly. I do tend to stick to a subject a lot say I read a good book about slavery then I tend to read more on that. Also with the author I dont have a fav but if I like someones writhing I try to read all their books.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I just read "Cross Creek". It's written by Margaret Kinnen Rawlings. She is the author of Old Yeller. Anyway, it's an autobiography of her life here in Florida. She even went with a friend on a boat trip down the St. John's river and ended up in the lake where I live. She mentions my town and the surrounding towns in her book. It's really a very good book.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I love to read when I have the time. Lately, I have been reading mysteries. I don't have a favorite author. I do most of my reading at bedtime.
@fredgame (1261)
• China
12 Jun 08
I love reading a lot but i don't have a favourite author. i love reading adventrous, and love books. those i read lately are the "bronze bow" "but not forsaken". "mara". very interesting books.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I do read alot whenever I have the time (though not as much as I use to)..My taste in books varies from spiritual to horror to humourous actually...I dont have ONE fav author but more like several LOL...Clive Barker, Christopher Moore, Lama Surya Das, J.R Ward, and of course the classics like Lovecraft and Poe...
@plumwish07 (4059)
• Indonesia
12 Jun 08
at this moment, i don't have lots of time to read a lots cause i have my offline job and surely, many information also we can gain from internet not only from books. i like any books but i like to read adventures fiction as like Harry Potter, Lord of the ring and similiar like that now, i am trying to finish reading "magyk" part two. it said that it will replace Harry Potter movies
@bellaofchaos (11549)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Do you read a lot? Yep I read everychance I get to get a new and good book. LOL!! What types of books do you prefer? I like a little bit of everything thought I do like the books that talk about werewovles, vampires, and the fey a little more. Who's your favorite author? Currently Laurell K Hamilton I just got done reading her new book blood noir. It's an Anita Blake Vampire Hunter novel. Very good series. When do you do most of your reading? When ever I get the chance, sometime while I'm in the tub sometimes when the kids are watching t.v I'll lay on the one couch and read while they watch. It depends on my mood for how longand how often.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Hi miamilady! I haven't been reading as much as I used to before. i used to read a lot of romantic novels, autobiographies, management and marketing books and inspirational/motivational books. I guess, that has been a long time now. The only books that I have been reading occasionally are inspirational books from a local author/writer from around here. Take care and have a wonderful day!
@lazeebee (5466)
• Malaysia
12 Jun 08
Dear Miamilady, I love books, and would like to be able to read a lot. Crime, detective, horror. Favourite authors (quite a few) - Ed McBain, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lawrence Sanders, Elizabeth George, Martha Grimes. I usually read before I go to bed, when I'm tired from blogging or during weekends. The last book I read was The Old Contemptibles by Martha Grimes. A murder investigation set in London. Main characters - Scotland Yard Supt Jury and his friend, Plant (who has given up his title - eight Earl of Caverness - to be a commoner). Great suspense!
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Jun 08
I read a lot of horror and drama books myself. Right now I am reading Stalemate by Iris Johnsen. It's a book about a women that works on skulls to help detectives find out who the person it. It's a really good book so far.
@PearlGrace (3172)
• United States
12 Jun 08
Hi miamilady. I used to read more than I do now. That's because I spend most of my spare time surfing the internet, posting, and writing articles for the net. That doesn't leave much time for reading. I like suspense thrillers, mysteries, funny books (like those by Janet Evanovich), and alot of nonfiction. I like biographies and true crime books also. Hmm, good question on the favorite author--there's so many to choose from. I really like Jeffrey Deaver and Harlan Coben for the suspense thrillers. I like Sue Grafton for the mysteries and Janet Evanovich for the funny books. I tend to do most of my reading late in the evening right before going to sleep. Occasionally, I read out by the pool after I swim my 100 pool lengths. Take care. PearlGrace
@snowy22315 (66535)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I read quite a bit. Right now I am reading a book by Mike Wallace, he wrote one in 2005, giving highlights of some of what he thought were the highlights of his career I guess. It is pretty interesting. i also have World Without End at the library.
@arcadian (931)
• United States
12 Jun 08
I saw the movie Mystic river some years ago, and thought it was excellant. Yesterday and today I read the book. It is extremely well written. the movie followed the book surprisingly well, but the ending had more to it than the movie did. Dennis LeHane is the author. I haven't read his other work, I suspect this is the best he's done. I llike different authors for different things. I read alot. Alot- so depending on what my needs are I may prefer any of the popular women writers who have series mysteries, but if I'm weary of crime, I will look for a rosamund Pilcher book. There are alot of men whose work I like too. An all time favorite of mine is Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth. iw as so happy when Oprah read it, and made it a book club choice. Its been out for years- I read it in 1993 I think. and over the years have given it as a gift to many friends.
• United States
12 Jun 08
I read just about everything and am always reading something. I do a lot of my reading on my breaks at work and in the evening. Thankfully I read really fast so even with just leaving a book in my car to read on breaks I can get through one in about a week. I've been reading a lot of Tad Williams lately. I picked up one of his books because I needed something to read on my breaks (I had finished a book earlier in the day), and found that I really liked his universe creation.