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09-26-2007, 12:01 PM
The last time I posted to the last "What are you reading" thread I started, I was on Three Bags Full, but it turned out I didn't care for it, so I gave up and read the last 4 Harry Potters back to back to back to back. After that, I read The Devil in the Junior League (cute chick-lit about a very proper Texas socialite left on her uppers by a cheating husband, trying to make a lady of a tacky nouveau-riche neighbor) and Vivaldi's Virgins (about the orphanage in 18th-century Venice where Vivaldi was the music master: to me felt sort of like a young-adult novel and I'm no longer that young an adult :D). Now I'm on Steve Berry's The Alexandria Link (a thriller in the Da Vinci Code mold about a spy-turned-rare-book-expert tracking down remnants of the great Library of Alexandria, one of the seven wonders of the ancient world).


09-26-2007, 12:21 PM
After Harry Potter I read two books by Anthony Bourdain - A Cooks Tour and Kitchen Confidential - honestly I didn't finish either one of them. I enjoy him and all - but they were a bit much I guess. Then I read two Amy Tan books - The Kitchen God's Wife and the Joy Luck Club - they both blew me away. She is amazing and I loved them both.

I decided to read the entire Ender's Game series - both sides of it. I'm finished with Ender's Game and am working on Ender's Shadow. They are re-reads for me - and favorites so I am enjoying them very much. After the Shadow series I'm going to read the Speaker series...

09-26-2007, 01:31 PM
Tonight I'm going to start on the Love Comes Softly series by Janette Oke. I received all eight books and the first four dvds for my birthday and I haven't even looked at them yet. The series is a re-read for me, but I remember them being great books.

After finishing that, I'm going to start from page one of the Harry Potter series. My sister wants to borrow all of them, but I just can't bear to let them go without reading them one more time. :shrug:

Finally, after all of that, I'm going to pick The Tale of Genji by by Murasaki Shikibu back up and try reading it again. It may take me a year, but I'm going to finish that book! I've loved what I've read so far, but I just hate having to read all the footnotes for things lost in the translation.

09-26-2007, 01:39 PM
Kim, I read that series a few years ago. I loved them!

Harry Potter was very good in books 1-3, then she begane to decline. I can't even remember what happend in 6 and I have not bothered to read 7. She failed as a writer in my opinion.

I am currently reading No Plot, No Problem but Chris Baty (the creator of Nation Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWrMo). I read it every year about this time to get ready for November.

Next, I am going to be reading The Marshall Plan for Writing by Evan Marshall.

Yeah, I know, I am boring. :carrot: << I love that little guy!

09-26-2007, 01:41 PM
I'm currently reading The Blind Assassin by Margret Atwood after having just finished Water for Elephants (great book). I've recently finished The Memory Keeper's Daughter and Lost and Found.

09-26-2007, 02:00 PM
Fiction: I've just started "Empire Falls", and have "One Mississippi" in the queue. I also have "The Kite Runner" on audiobook, but I haven't started it yet.

Non-fiction: "America: The Book" by Jon Stewart (on audiobook), "Radical Simplicity", "The European Dream", and I take peeks at others related to health that I've read in the past: "French Women Don't Get Fat" and the "Superfoods" books.

09-26-2007, 04:43 PM
Two textbooks; one on selling and the other on accounting. Riveting stuff!!

09-26-2007, 04:59 PM
I'm not a reader, but I recently picked up a weekend gig as hostess for a banquet hall. Basically I sit at a big fancy desk in a big fancy lobby and say hello and goodbye to party guests (we are strictly parties, no restaurant) and for some reason, get paid a buttload to do it, LOL. Anyway, one of the other employees gave me the Da Vinci Code, a book I would have NEVER picked up on my own depsite hearing the rave reviews, but I'm at chapter 35 and I can't WAIT to go to work on Saturday to start it up again! :)

09-26-2007, 05:18 PM
I'm reading What to Eat by Marion Nestle for my non-fiction. I'm reading Between a Wok and a Hard Place by Tamar Myers for my fun light reading.

09-26-2007, 06:18 PM
jtammy, I love Marion Nestle! I got "What to Eat" from the library once, but I'd just finished reading "The Omnivore's Dilemma" and I was kind of burnt out on that topic, so I just skimmed it. I'm going to revisit it again sometime soon.

09-26-2007, 06:54 PM
French Women Don't Get Fat.

Does anyone remember the "Flowers in the Attic" books? I read those when I was very young and LOVED them.

09-26-2007, 07:34 PM
Skinny rhymes with Witch...have to watch my p's & q's.

09-26-2007, 08:19 PM
GeorgiePorgie, My BFF in high school read them, she loved anything by V C Andrews. I never got interested in them though.

Phantastica, I'm really enjoying Marion Nestle's book, but it's a slow read. I've been working on it for several weeks now and still like a 1/4 of the book or more. After I've taken a break from nutritious reading, I would like to read The Omnivore's Dilemna. It sounds quite interesting.

Does anyone else find that as you have lost weight and started moving more, you don't have as much free time to read? I have always loved to read, and at my highest weight, I was reading a book every 2 -3 days. Now it takes considerably longer. The one downside of weight loss, I guess.

09-26-2007, 09:42 PM
Besides my algebra book for school... :dizzy:

"Marley and Me" when I have the time! It's very touching so far...

09-26-2007, 10:05 PM
Los Angeles Times Sports page

09-27-2007, 11:53 AM
Textbooks on...

HR management
Christian Marriage
Spanish, and
Strategy Formulation

Fun, fun, fun! I'd really like to be able to finish the second book in the Harry Potter series (started reading the series this summer), but I just have no time. It'll probably have to wait until next summer. :shrug:

09-27-2007, 04:34 PM
aymster...I've read that book and loved it! They are supposed to make a movie about it with Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson but not sure. Of course after they said who would star in the movie Owen Wilson tried to kill himself so...

09-28-2007, 07:09 PM
Guily Pleasueres by Lurell K. Hamiltion for the second time.

09-28-2007, 08:05 PM
I'm reading The Rebels of Ireland by Edward Rutherford. The first book in the series was The Princes of Ireland, and it was AWESOME. This one is kind of a drag.

My favorite series that I recently read was The Mitford Series by Jan Karon-- I cried when I finished the last book and there were no more to read!

Also reading See You At The Top by Zig Ziglar.

09-28-2007, 10:05 PM
French Women Don't Get Fat.

Does anyone remember the "Flowers in the Attic" books? I read those when I was very young and LOVED them.

Yes yes yes I remember the Flowers in the Attic Series! I loved VC Andrews growing up. When she died and the other author took over I couldn't really read any of the new stuff. I loved the Dollanger and Castell Series and still read them now.

10-03-2007, 01:33 PM
Still haven't started on the Love Comes Softly series - I've promised myself at least two hours of reading Saturday and Sunday, though. DH has a couple friends coming over for the A&M/OSU game on Saturday, so I should be able to sneak off to the diner for coffee and reading then. :crossed: