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What Are You Reading Right Now?

This is a group where you can tell us what you're reading and what you think of it to give others some ideas. Your choices can be fiction, non-fiction, articles, books, blogs, whatever. Tell us what it is and your opinion of it!

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Comment by Jodie Ann Christiansen on March 16, 2010 at 10:08am
in 1970, I was given a hardback copy of "Grapes of Wrath" and never did finish nor like it......yet it is so acclaimed....anyone really, really like it? should I re-read this monster or what is wrong with me???!!!!!
Comment by Jodie Ann Christiansen on March 16, 2010 at 9:58am
" Mother Tongue" English & How It Got That Way" by Bill Byson is a witty, yet factually documented , look into why english language is sometimes strange....ie ,phonetics do not always describe the word ,ie, colonel or island...........shakespeare coined so many words and addages that are still said today....fun to skim through...jami,thanks
Comment by Elle MacNeil on March 16, 2010 at 9:50am
Funny Poisonwood Bible should come up - I just sent it back to Texas with my best friend! I remember I liked it, in a disturbing kind of way, but I'll be dipped if I can remember exactly what it was about. She'd come to visit without reading material and I found it on my bookshelf and thought she'd like it. (Which reminds me, I wanted to see if she'd come and join us over here!)

So, am I the only one on here that reads lighter stuff? Any Stephanie Plum fans here (although after book 10 or so, even I gave up on them)? I have to say this new guy, Harlan Coban, writes real page-turners!! Sucks you in from the first couple of pages, and does it with a dry, often sardonic, sense of humor. I'm reading Tell No One right now and I'm really liking it!

Now for all of you history buffs, I recommend Sex With Kings. My Texan friend (who sent it to me after reading it - if it wasn't for her and my one neighbor, I'd get no REAL reading done at all!! LOL) described it this way..."It's a good read if for no other reason than to confirm that "the royal treatment" isn't all it's cracked up to be!!" Disclaimer - not explicit at all and a bit repetitious in spots, but it IS interesting and enlightening!
Comment by Donna Stumpo on March 16, 2010 at 12:44am
Mary Catherine, my son's girlfriend keeps telling me about Poisonwood Bible. She thinks its a great book, and I have it on my very long list of things to read. Will be interested to hear more about it....
Comment by Donna Stumpo on March 16, 2010 at 12:41am
Ooooh, been waiting for a chance to talk about books! I can't get enough! Right now, I'm reading Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane......Only just started it, and I'm a busy kinda gal, so I won't have a "book report" for a few weeks. Can't wait to hear what everybody's reading.....
Comment by wiffledust on March 15, 2010 at 5:49pm
i think you're smarter, cuz i'm not young, and i've been to hell a few times. sorry you were there too!!! let's stay out!
Comment by wiffledust on March 15, 2010 at 5:39pm
you're smarter than i am, ruth. every time i read chopra, i have no idea what he's saying. and i read other guru's all the time. but something about deepak goes right over my head!
Comment by wiffledust on March 15, 2010 at 4:02pm
oh good!! thanks!
Comment by wiffledust on March 15, 2010 at 3:02pm
brandy/loxo is a smart ass, but that is one reason we love him. elle, i want to know what you're reading even if it's the TV GUIDE! that can be fun. my mother was an avid reader and she STILL insisted on reading that horrible national enquirer. she said it was cheaper than tranquilizers. everyone is always reading something. even self help books. we ALL read those. but we don't admit them that often. so i want some confessions, people! elle, we begin with you! hahaha

helen, i always get sleepy reading too, and it makes me feel like such a horrible non intellectual. i don't understand why it does that. i think i need a high powered itty bitty book light! try east of eden, because it reads quickly. you're sure to fall asleep with some descriptive thing, but this is like a soap opera. you'll like it. i know you well enough to know! the adventures of huck finn is also a fast and fun read. i hate the books that bog me down too slowly!

mary catherine, is the poisonwood bible scary and depressing? i keep thinking it is. but i have had ALOT of people tell me i'd love it. so i think i need to give it a try. thanks!

there are great suggestions on the facebook page. we have to get these peeps to come over here. anybody have any suggestions of how to get them over here???
Comment by Elle MacNeil on March 15, 2010 at 1:42pm
You couldn't ask this while I was reading a deep and meaningful book, could you, Lisa! LMAO (It's not that often, so I'm only kidding! All of your friends are going to be questioning your decision to invite me here, Lisa!! xoxo)

Sadly, my choice of reading material is usually of the mystery genre (especially if there are forensics involved). I just today started a book by an author from NJ, Harlan Coben. Neat guy; neat stories. All of the ones I've read so far take place in Jersey (I'd say he's ALMOST the male version of Janet Evanovich, just not quite as "whimsical") and have good story lines. Just not at all deep. Kind of like me.
 

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