What are you reading lately?
March 26, 2010 1:42am CST
Post what you're reading here and what you think of it so far. I just finished reading The Bourne Ultimatum by Robert Ludlum. It's not new, but it's just now that I found time to read it. It's very different from the movie, and like I expected, it was way better too.
• Hong Kong
27 Mar 10
Hi there! It might be too late for me to read another book from Dan Brown ---- The Digital Fortress ( it has been released a thousand years ago and I feel embarrassed that I haven't read this book!) In fact , I read this book coz I think Dan Brown 's books are worth reading after the book The Lost Symbol I read a few months ago.I was again amazed by his writing so I tried to borrow some books that also written by him but I couldn't borrowed one until a couple of days ago, I finally find one in library ! I hope that I could finish the book within 1-2 week
27 Mar 10
I am reading a couple of different books at the moment. One of them is "The dice man" by Luke Rhinehart. I like it, and I think it is well-written and funny. I read about it online, and I thought that it sounded interesting. It is different from what I expected, but I didn't get disappointed, and so far I like it a lot. Last time I went to the library I also borrowed some collections of short stories and I am reading some of them at the moment. One of them is called "The nightingale that was executed" and it was written by a Danish author called Preben Major Soerensen. The stories are absurd and strange, but I think that some of them are pretty good. When I finish "The dice man" I am going to read "Fractured" by Ruth Dee, and I look forward to reading that book.
• United States
26 Mar 10
I just finished reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt, who wrote the well-known Angela's Ashes. I really enjoyed this book. McCourt is really humorous..and his insight in the classroom is interesting to me, since I'm studying to be a teacher. I'm about to start reading The Lost World by Michael Crichton. This is the sequel to Jurassic Park, which was famously made into a Steven Spielberg film by the same name. I read Jurassic Park a few months ago, and I'm looking forward to reading The Lost World. They're very interesting books...Crichton's books in general are fascinating to me.
26 Mar 10
I am currently reading "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke, and I find it very fun to read, at first, I thought the thief lord was an adult or at least a teen, but it is actually a kid stealing from people so he could help his friends, since they ran away from home. It is quiet an interesting story, gonna finish it soon.
• United States
27 Mar 10
The book I've been reading lately is "His Majesty's Dragon" by Naomi Novik. I'm only about a hundred pages in, but I've really enjoyed it so far. I'm also reading "Talking to Dragons" by Patricia C. Wrede (No I am not a huge fan of dragon books, I just ended up reading some lately.) which isn't as good as the first few books in the series but its okay.
28 Mar 10
Well since i am a new Mommy, and now have managed to schedule myself with my daily chores. I manage to spend some time reading Chicken Soup for the New Mom's soul every night, when my little girl is asleep. The book is mixed with emotions shared by a lot of new moms, their fears, their experience, the way they handle things, how they feel when their friends or relatives offer help, the situation, the pain they went through and so on. I haven't finished it yet, i just read one or two stories a day. And trust me specially for the new moms, this is the right book for you just to let you know that you are not the only one who is wide awake at night trying to console your baby, you are not the only one in pain; when your child is unwell, you are not the only one who thinks you are alone or messy as you have no time to take care of yourself. We are all in the same boat.
29 Mar 10
I just finished reading We Are Not The First by Andrew Tomas. Its about riddles of ancient science! We must remember civilization is older than we suppose. Man is civilized when he remembers his yesterday. Oddly enough, the people further back in time had greater scientific knowledge than the nations of later historical periods. This book is about penicillin before Fleming, about aeroplanes before Wright Brothers, about moons of Jupiter before Galileo, about voyages to the moon before Apollo, about atomic warfare before Hiroshima and Nagasaki and about great science before this Science Age. This mind-provoking book will blow out your mind!!