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Author Topic: What are you reading these days?  (Read 30192 times)

makinalist

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #30 on: November 11, 2013, 11:43:31 PM »
Oh, I think we're all big enough girls to include all types of books here.  I love fantasy and science fiction , but I also like an involving serious book.  Sometimes it's good to change up your choices, depending on what you want the book to give you.  Entertainment is perfectly fine as motivation!

Tell us what you've read lately that entertained you!  This is a judgement-free zone!  We are all friends here. :grouphug0028:
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2013, 10:26:51 AM »
 :hidesbehindsofa:  The Mortal Instruments Series.  The love story is ok but love the fantasy and scary stuff!!
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makinalist

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2013, 03:22:08 PM »
Wasn't there a movie out this year of the first book in the series?  Starring Phil Collins' daughter Lily?
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #33 on: November 13, 2013, 12:29:50 AM »
Wasn't there a movie out this year of the first book in the series?  Starring Phil Collins' daughter Lily?
Yes, there is.  I don't know how it did in the box office. But, before I saw the books, there was a palette that came out by NXY and yes,  :grin: I purchased it. It came in cute box for
$25(?)

The last book comes out next year so I'm waiting to read fifth book.  I purchased them on Amazon for my kindle. They were pretty inexpensive.  It's a fun read.
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makinalist

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #34 on: November 13, 2013, 12:34:23 AM »
Fun reads are very good therapy for when you just need to relax and lose yourself for a while.  I approve! :)
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #35 on: November 13, 2013, 10:50:51 AM »
Fun reads are very good therapy for when you just need to relax and lose yourself for a while.  I approve! :)
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #36 on: November 13, 2013, 11:01:07 AM »
In addition to occasional porn [which I read for health reasons], I'm reading "Gone Girl" [which isn't as gripping as I thought it would be], a variety of spiritual type books some of which I dip into and others which I'm reading straight through [stuff by Chodrun, Myss, Chopra, Brene Brown, yada yada] and just started "Clean Gut."

All "big girl" books... especially the porn.

Just ordered Diving Bell and Bring Out the Bodies [plus the book that precedes this] based on the recommendations here [no pressure, mind you].

I have so many fiction books waiting to be read.  Used to read voraciously prior to my internet addiction.  Now that I'm managing that much better, I'm reading fiction again.
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2013, 08:59:15 AM »
In addition to SHED Your Stuff, Change Your Life by Julie Morgenstern (talked about elsewhere) just yesterday I added Living Fully Dying Well by Tina L. Staley upon the recommendation of a friend. So far I've found the latter rather difficult reading because the author credits so many names and organizations that I'm having trouble getting involved.

Used to read voraciously prior to my internet knitting addiction. I've tamed my internet addition. I don't think I'll ever manage my knitting addiction but I'm trying to find more balance. :)
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2013, 02:13:49 PM »
At the moment I am trying to read a 234 draft document, and it is doing my head in. Other than that, I read the Sunday papers..... :(

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #39 on: November 27, 2013, 01:18:18 PM »
I'm currently reading a collection of John Cheever short stories. I recently saw The Swimmer, the old movie with Burt Lancaster, and it occurred to me that I hadn't read the story on which it was based.
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makinalist

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2013, 02:03:34 AM »
I remember that movie!  Didn't know who wrote the story, though.
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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #41 on: December 27, 2013, 11:57:39 PM »
Now I'm reading "Absalom, Absalom !" by William Faulkner. Wow....this book took me awhile to get into. You kind of have to get into the rythym of it as it is written in stream of consciousness but it's well worth working through.
 I've read tons of classic literature but have never tackled Faulkner. It's southern gothic at it's finest!
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SusanG

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2013, 08:37:00 AM »
Finished the Cheever, and a collection by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice, Mildred Pierce, Double Indemnity, plus short stories). I'm now waiting for a Patricia Highsmith book. She wrote The Talented Mr. Ripley, among others.
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milla

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2013, 05:20:06 PM »
I have read Death Comes to Pemberly, by P D James. This is a murder mystery, set at Pemberly (the stately mansion of Mr Darcy). I wouldn't call it a sequel to Pride and Prejudice, because it is completely different in style and genre, but we 'find out' what happened to Lizzie, her sisters, Mr Darcy and the terrible Mr. Wickham. The BBC has made it into  a 3 episode series. The book is very good and so is the series.

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Re: What are you reading these days?
« Reply #44 on: December 29, 2013, 10:26:45 AM »
I'm disappointed in myself that I did not read one single book in the 4 months that I was going to school and between jobs.  I read one blog post a few months ago that said if you have a tough time carving out time to read, make a goal to read just 5 pages per day.  Wow, that was an eye opener for me.  A very reasonable goal and I am really trying to stick to that. 

I started small this week, with Someone Will Be With You Shortly by Lisa Kogan.  She writes for, or has written for, Oprah's magazine.  It's a short book so I know I will finish it before I go back to work -- setting myself up for a small success LOL.  This book is just OK, in my opinion.  I think she is trying to model her style after Nora Ephron (e.g., I Feel Bad About My Neck) -- Ephron had me literally laughing out loud when I read, but I am not getting that from Kogan's book.  It's not a bad book, but I wouldn't rush out to buy it if you can get it at the 'brary or from a friend.
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