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What I'm Reading Now

A group for the book readers among us. Please post the name and author of your current book in the subject line of your post, then give us a brief synopsis. If you're also so inclined, a quickie critique would be fun as well!

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Books about cooking 7 Replies

Started by Mary Ann Taylor. Last reply by Chelsea Adams Sep 13.

Anyone have any good memoirs? 9 Replies

Started by Chelsea Adams. Last reply by Kelly Brunson Jun 16.

Favorite Self-Improvement books, etc... 6 Replies

Started by C Cipolla. Last reply by Stephanie Barringer Jun 5.

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Comment by Rebecca Taft on September 15, 2017 at 11:28

Monnie/Chelsea, I also forgot to mention that I grew up reading Anne of Green Gables. I can't count the number of times that I've read them! Has anyone watched the new adaptations? I can't bear to because I love the original adaption so much!

Chelsea, It is hard to find a good classic! I love Jane Eyre! Wilkie Collins (The Moonstone and The Lady in White) is one of my favorite authors!I love using Goodreads to find new books to read. My to-read list is out of control!

I love using Goodreads to find new books to read. My to-read list on there is out of control!

Comment by Chelsea Adams on September 13, 2017 at 14:00

Rebecca, you are SO not alone in reading the classics! I remember getting really into them in 8th grade because my math class was really awful (kids essentially ran the class into the ground and tricked the teacher into one day of teaching, three days of "checking homework/asking questions." Which means I read for 3-4 math classes a week). Jane Eyre is my favorite book of all time. I haven't read a really good one in a long while, though.

Fantasy, yess!! Love that stuff. I should have a bit more time on my hands in the near future, so I'm hoping to tackle the books. I'm a huge fangirl of the show.

Comment by Rebecca Taft on September 12, 2017 at 10:03

I've been a part of this group for a while, but I kept putting off posting because I wanted to wait till I was reading a really cool book or something. Since that hasn't happened, I'm just going to post anyway. ;)

I'm currently reading The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas. This is a book in the series D'Artagnan Romances. The first book in the series is The Three Musketeers. I loved the first book, and I've been enjoying the rest of the series. Am I the only one who enjoys reading classics?

Chelsea, I haven't watched Game of Thrones, but it's been on my to-read list for a long time! As much as I love classics, fantasy is my preferred genre.

Comment by Chelsea Adams on August 14, 2017 at 18:07

Monnie, one of the very first books I remember reading was the Little House on the Prairie books! I remember nothing of Anne of Green Gables, though I do remember reading it for school in first or second grade. I should reread them again! I'm still waiting until I have some free time to dive head first into the Song of Ice and Fire books! I'm a huge fan of the show and have started the first book about three times. They're so stinking long, though, I always end up getting flooded with work and haven't finished it yet.

Comment by Monnie Neely on August 10, 2017 at 16:30

I am currently reading the Anne of Green Gables series for the first time. I can't believe I never read it when I was a child, given how much I loved the Little House on the Prairie books. It's such a lovely series, and a refreshing palate cleanser, given everything going on in the world today.

On a completely different note, the book I read just before AoGG was American Gods, by Neil Gaiman. It was my second time reading it, and for some reason I liked it a lot more this time around. I was wanting to reread it before I watched the first season of the tv series on which it's based, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much more I got out of it.

Comment by Chelsea Adams on August 2, 2017 at 14:27

Trying to decide what series I should pick up in my spare time...A Song of Ice and Fire or The Dark Tower? Decisions, decisions....

Comment by LaToya Murray on July 29, 2017 at 16:55

Currently reading The Law of Attraction in Action by Deanna Davis. It's a more down-to-earth approach to the law of attraction as introduced in the popular book/movie The Secret. Really enjoying it so far and putting it into practice. 

Comment by Stephanie Barringer on June 19, 2017 at 17:43
I just thought I would mention that recently I have gotten into audio books. Whenever you buy a book through Amazon, you can also add the audiobook for a couple of dollars extra. It keeps track of when you read and then you can go to the audiobook for your commute back and forth to work and then pick up in the book where you left off from the audio. It is an awesome feature. I never read audio books in the past but I noticed that now I am more productive. I used to like to sit in the bed and read and now I can actually get things accomplished by switching over to my audiobook and getting the dishes done or taking the dog for a walk. Sometimes I have found that I like the audio version better than reading it. I just thought I would pass this along for people who have long commutes to work like I do. My husband bought me some Bluetooth headphones, so I will continue to read when I get to my deposition and while I'm setting up. I absolutely love it. ♡
Comment by Kelly Brunson on June 16, 2017 at 11:11

For any nonfiction readers out there, I just finished S.C. Gwynne's Empire of the Summer Moon and James McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom. If you are in the mood for some fascinating and sobering history, check them out! I can't recommend either one enough. They are definitely my favorite reads of the year so far. 

Comment by Kelly Young on May 25, 2017 at 3:12

If anyone’s a fan of Jane Austen, I’ve just picked up historian Lucy Worsley’s new book Jane Austen at Home. So far, it’s an intriguing read that’s dismantling the idea of Jane Austen as a retiring spinster and showing the myriad life experiences (including several flirtations!) that shaped her novels. A must-read for any JA fan or for my fellow Anglophiles! For those of you who have children or who like children’s fiction, I can also highly recommend her two novels Eliza Rose and My Name is Victoria.

 

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