What are you reading now?

I just wanted a place for us to talk about the books we are reading besides our lovely book club book! So... What is everyone reading?
Posted on April 19, 2011 at 8:20 pm
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I'll start. I took about an hour tonight to read a young adult novel named Skellig ... Ideas really good, somewhat abstract though. I also finished one yesterday called smiles to go. I wasn't as fond of that one, but the end made up for it, otherwise it was pretty slow. Next up is Kite Runner, Child Called It, Teach Like Your Hairs On Fire and a continuation of Holes names Small Steps. And I'm reading Antigone for a class... Not so fond of that one, finished it, but am going to go find some synopsis to help me with the comprehension. :)
Posted on April 19, 2011 at 8:24 pm
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I'm reading Eat, Pray Love right now - my mom got it for me for Christmas a few years ago - I haven't seen the movie, and now I can't - because I don't think it would translate from the book well at all!  I was actually thinking I should stop reading and watch it so I'm not too disappointed - I have a hard time separating a movie based on a book, as an entertainment piece of its own =)

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 4:31 am
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Ooohhh...I so want to read Eat, Pray, Love. I can just imagine it is great! I also haven't seen the movie...but I always wait til after I read the book(if I know it's based on one) I am usually a little disappointed with the film...but love it anyway.


Right now I am reading, The Monotauk Mystery...not really sure what it is...someone gave it to me. But that is what I am reading until the Zookeepers Wife arrives! lol.


Did just finished reading East of Eden by Steinbeck. Very good book!

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 10:39 am
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I liked Eat, Pray, Love alot :) The movie was good but a little boring in some spots. Just started The Alchemist and finished The Lace Reader not too long ago - was a good book but hard to follow in a few places, the end was a surprise and made me want to re-read the book now that the confusing parts were easier to understand.

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 2:32 pm
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I still need to read eat, pray love. I saw the movie and really didn't like it, so haven't been tempted to pick up the book. I have a lot of trouble separating the novel from the film, and almost always feel essential theme and plot elements are left out. I'm thinking I'm going to have to have another shopping spree at better world books.... Probably when I move ( on my birthday! It feels like May 5th is coming soon this year, lol). I've been falling behind on my pleasure readin the last few weeks it feels like, because I've been writing a research paper and reading all the studies. :( I miss my fun reading!
Posted on April 20, 2011 at 5:30 pm
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I've read Eat, Pray Love.  I liked it but I think there was so much hype that I expected more because of that.  Don't get me wrong, it was really good but the end sort of ran out of steam for me.  I haven't seen the movie.  I was a little afraid that I wouldn't like it eventhough I love Julia Roberts.  WOW! I sound so negative. Sorry. 


I've started re-reading the Chronicles of Narnia books in order.  Whatever that order really is, I do not know.  That is somewhat of a controversy.  I have a giant book that has them in a certain order but I know some people think that there is another order to them, entirely.  


 


 

Posted on April 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm
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I just starting reading the new Charlaine Harris Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse series)


I've read the rest of the series and honestly it's on OK series. It's a light quick read so I like that. I've been in a reading lull so I needed something light to get me back in to it. Mostly I like the books better than the movies/TV Shows. I think in this case though I like the TV show True Blood better. (possibly because Eric is scrumptious!)


Althought I guess since I keep on reading...overall it's not a bad series. I just wouldn't call it challenging or mind boggling! 

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 5:07 am
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I love East of Eden. It is my favorite book.

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm
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I just finished a book called the Constant Princess. It is by the same author who wrote the Other Boeyln Girl. She writes a lot about the Tudors of England and that whole part of history amazes me.

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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I'm reading "Sex In The Sanctuary" by Lutishia Lovely, it a scandalous fiction book about ungodly things going on in a fictional church. 

Posted on May 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm
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I'm on the last few pages of My Perfect Wedding by Sibel Hodge, it's just a good fun read.


Here's the synopsis:


"Helen Grey is finally getting everything she wants. She's about to have the perfect dream wedding and begin an exciting new life abroad on the sunny Mediterranean island of Cyprus. But living the dream isn't all it's cracked up to be.

After a mix-up at the airport, Helen finds herself drawn into the midst of an elaborate plot to steal an ancient statue and assassinate a local businessman. And as if that wasn't bad enough, her wedding dress is AWOL, the statue seems to be cursed, and Helen is wanted by the police.

With the big day rapidly approaching, a roller-coaster of mishaps, misunderstandings, and disasters threatens to turn the newlyweds into nearlyweds.

Can Helen prevent an assassination, save the statue, and have the perfect wedding? Or will the day to remember turn into one she'd rather forget? "

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 2:43 am
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Breaking Dawn...i know, i know....WAY behind!!!

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm
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I'm working my way through the Gaslight Mystery series by Victoria Thompson. I stumbled across the first one at a Remaindered Book outlet and fell in love! I don't know how many are in the series, but quite a few.


If you enjoy good old-fashioned Who Dunnit mysteries and historical fiction, these are great. They aren't boring or overwhelming the way some historicals can be, they are quite fast and easy to read, there is a bit of a romantic angle to them and they are fascinating look at turn-of-the-century New York!

Posted on July 26, 2011 at 2:54 pm
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I'm reading Meg Cabot's The Boy Next Door.  Girly fun.  I'm loving it and laughing out loud more times than not.  

Posted on September 18, 2011 at 3:09 am
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The hospital that I work had had a book fair last week.  I picked up a book called Fallen (by Lauren Kate) simply based on the cover art.  I tore through it and bought the next two books of the series (Torment & Passion) the next day.  


I read all three books in two and a half days.  They were fantastic!  

Posted on September 19, 2011 at 11:53 am
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Great thread!  I was just going to post my current read.


Middlesex, such a wonderfully written book and novel plot.  I am listening to the audible version, but the writing is so good I want to buy the book to savor for years to come. Here's the amazon review-


 


"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, Michigan, in August of 1974." And so begins Middlesex, the mesmerizing saga of a near-mythic Greek American family and the "roller-coaster ride of a single gene through time." The odd but utterly believable story of Cal Stephanides, and how this 41-year-old hermaphrodite was raised as Calliope, is at the tender heart of this long-awaited second novel from Jeffrey Eugenides, whose elegant and haunting 1993 debut, The Virgin Suicides, remains one of the finest first novels of recent memory.


Eugenides weaves together a kaleidoscopic narrative spanning 80 years of a stained family history, from a fateful incestuous union in a small town in early 1920s Asia Minor to Prohibition-era Detroit; from the early days of Ford Motors to the heated 1967 race riots; from the tony suburbs of Grosse Pointe and a confusing, aching adolescent love story to modern-day Berlin. Eugenides's command of the narrative is astonishing. He balances Cal/Callie's shifting voices convincingly, spinning this strange and often unsettling story with intelligence, insight, and generous amounts of humor:


 


Emotions, in my experience aren't covered by single words. I don't believe in "sadness," "joy," or "regret." … I'd like to have at my disposal complicated hybrid emotions, Germanic traincar constructions like, say, "the happiness that attends disaster." Or: "the disappointment of sleeping with one's fantasy." ... I'd like to have a word for "the sadness inspired by failing restaurants" as well as for "the excitement of getting a room with a minibar." I've never had the right words to describe my life, and now that I've entered my story, I need them more than ever.

When you get to the end of this splendorous book, when you suddenly realize that after hundreds of pages you have only a few more left to turn over, you'll experience a quick pang of regret knowing that your time with Cal is coming to a close, and you may even resist finishing it--putting it aside for an hour or two, or maybe overnight--just so that this wondrous, magical novel might never end. --Brad Thomas Parsons

Posted on September 20, 2011 at 10:07 am
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I just started Water for Elephants.

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 1:14 am

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