What Are You Reading?

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  1. Amy Read

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    Reading is my passion and I had no favorite reading materials in particular. When I was still younger I had invested many kind of books which I am enjoying right now. I had health books, cooking and baking books and inspirational books which I love to read again and again. At this point in our life and at our age reading will really help to make our minds buzzing!!!
     
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  2. Tom Locke

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    If I can face it, I am going to read my own novel. I've just received a box of copies from the publisher and while I know they have done the proofreading, I'll bet that something has slipped through the net.
     
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  3. Sheldon Scott

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    I finally finished The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. It was good. I may look for the next one, The Girl Who Played With Fire.
     
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  4. Bill Boggs

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    I read all three of those books but for the life of me I can't remember the last two except to think , 'it's a shame the author didn't live to see them published'.

    I just finished a little book, "When the Emperior WasDevine," about a Japanese family during their incarceration during WWII. It was sad and sorta fizzled at the end, adding, for me, to the sadness.
     
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  5. Sheldon Scott

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    I'm about halfway through Michael Connelly's 9 DRAGONS.
     
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    I'm about halfway through Joe Hilley's Electric Beach, which is a Mike Connolly Mystery. I'm amazed that I found it at the dollar store, but I think they sometimes do that to get people hooked on series' and entice them to buy the rest of the books and others by the same author. I'm only halfway because I only read it when I'm taking my baths. And, it worked, because I'll probably look for the others in the series, as well as some others by Joe Hilley. electric beach.jpg
     
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    I picked this up yesterday and am enjoying it quite a bit! tmp_7502-51PSE02HX7L._SX364_BO1_204_203_200_-682571442.jpg
     
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  8. Chrissy Cross

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    I'll have to take a look at that, Ruby. I like books like that.
     
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  9. Bill Boggs

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    I have about quit reading fiction except for a monthly or bimonthly western novel. I prefer when I can find them, large print nonfiction and the shorter the better. Sometimes I wonder 'why bother'.
     
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  10. Tom Locke

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    This forum serves as a useful diary. I am now half-way through this colossal tome, so while I still have more than 500 pages to read, I'm getting there. Slowly, but getting there.
     
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  11. Sheldon Scott

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    I finished 9 Dragons last week. Haven't started anything else yet.
     
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    While I appreciate that it's a bit naff replying to one's own post, this was a useful marker that I put down. I have finished Genji and now I know that it has taken me almost exactly three months to read it. Perhaps it's time for something a little lighter and more frivolous, say the works of Ovid in the original Greek.
     
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  13. Diane Lane

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    I've got several books on the go right now. I'm only reading printed books at this time, since I got a batch from the library. I set aside another to read this one:
    Death on Base: The Fort Hood Massacre If anyone has any doubt that the politically correct culture has had a negative impact on our country, they have only to read this book. There were many opportunities for intervention, yet Hasan was passed and promoted, because people were too scared to call him out and report him. The book also talks about other murderers, and it's an interesting read.
     
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  14. Dave Sun

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    A Land Remembered, by Patrick D. Smith. It is a novel beginning with a pioneer family, in Florida, and the hardships they endured. As the family grew, they invested in cattle and orange trees. It is interesting to see how they invest in land and grow over the years. I haven't finished it yet, but it is a success story and they become very wealthy.
     
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    Nothing for a while now, I gave up fiction a couple of years ago and went on to memoirs and biographies, but recently I have lost the habit completely.
    My life seems full of so many other activities and this forum, that there is no time for reading. :(
     
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  16. Denise Happyfeet

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    I've started the 3rd books in a series by Hannah Alexander (pen-name her husband and she made up out of both their names). The couple that writes these are from, and still live in Missouri, and their books are all written about fictitious folks from that area, I love them. I think I mentioned before that these are part of a genre called "cozy" mysteries. These are so interesting because they have a lot of history in them, as well as what it is like to work in the medical field. Many of their stories, probably all, are taken from real, life experiences:)

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  17. Cody Fousnaugh

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    The Instruction Manual on how to use our new camera. Other than that, have read the book Catch Me If You Can..........darn near read the entire book in one sitting. Absolutely couldn't believe what this dude done. My wife reads her little Bible often, especially if she wakes up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep. I have Daily Devotionals that I read from my Men's Bible that are very, very interesting.
     
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  18. Denise Happyfeet

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    I think reading gives our brains exercise, especially if you are reading things that make you think, lol;) I guess my styles are kind of silly to some, but I love to try and put clues together. I also learn something new about thing like history, ornothology (study of birds), what paramedics do, and ER doctors. So they aren't so silly, as I type this, I see they are not;)

    I like all your interests, and I do read about fitness, nutrition, quite a lot, oh, and new recipes!!
     
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  19. Ruby Begonia

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    Well, did you like it Tom?
     
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  20. Ina I. Wonder

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    I have been avoiding this thread. I have always consumed books like my life depended on it since I was seven. That was when I started first grade and saw my first library. Although no one knows how, but I was reading well above my age group before I started school. So I've always read as many as up to a book a day, until my son died on 2/15/'14, My son inherited my love of reading, and for most of his adult life we would read the same books and then debate their merits. I quit reading books at his death.

    Well about a week ago, I decided it was time to resume my oldest passion.

    My son and I had acquired a trilogy just before his death, and there is where I've decided to begin again. The author is Sonya Lee, and the books included Yellow Eyes, Menacing Eyes, and Dead Eyes.

    I find that I can't read for long, but I'm ready to start reading again.
     
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  21. Chrissy Cross

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    Both of my children have my love for reading too. We share some of the same tastes in books and have read many of the same books too.

    When I was visiting my son we were talking about something and I mentioned that I had just gotten a book on BookBuB about the subject and he said he just got the same book too. We thought it was funny. :)

    Lately I can't get into any books for some reason. I could also read a good book in a day Ina and would love bringing home a bagful of good finds from the library. Sit down when I got home and get all excited about which book I would read first.
     
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    I'm still trying to wade my way through Daemon by Anthony Peake. I finished one of his books and this is the second. My husband is starting to read it so we can talk about it. I'm packing to go to LA tomorrow so I haven't read today. I just sat down here at the computer for a minute to give my back a rest.
     
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  23. Tom Locke

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    It's certainly not a light read, but I rather like books that present a bit of a challenge. It can be a little repetitive; Japanese noble chases woman, woman succumbs to his perfumed charms, noble spots another woman, noble chases new woman, etc. People do a lot of weeping and a fair amount of dying.

    One of the problems of Genji is that it covers several generations and there is an enormous cast of people. People are referred to, usually, by their rank, so it can be hard to remember just who is who. Someone who starts as a Captain may become a Counsellor, then a Commander, then might end up as His Grace or His Highness. Women are often known as This-or-that Consort or Haven, or "the lady at such-and-such a place," so you find yourself checking the notes to make sure you've got the right person.

    It's certainly an intriguing insight into the lives of the aristocracy in 11th-century Japan, though you'd be hard-pressed to find anything about the lives of ordinary people. Those of us that thought modern-day Britain was class-ridden and snobbish (which it is) suddenly realise it's small beer compared to that time and place.
     
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  24. Babs Hunt

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    @Ina I. Wonder. So glad to hear your heart is opening to reading again, to me this means your heart is healing. I definitely understand what you have shared here. I have always loved reading too...and music. Even though I do not have the greatest voice I always loved to sing too..although not out in public, etc. Around my home, children, and family my voice would sing all the songs I love. But during the years of abuse with my ex "the music and singing" died in me and as much as I still loved it...nothing more would come out of my heart or my mouth. Three years into my new marriage with the one who shares my "soul" my heart heart heard and felt the music again and my mouth sung out once again in joy and gladness.
    For those of us who mourn we will be given:
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  25. Babs Hunt

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    @Ken Anderson. One of my favorite TV series too but I have never read the books. How does the TV series compare to reading the books?
     
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