What I'm Reading Now


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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must not know how to read a book."

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Anyone have any good memoirs? 17 Replies

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Some very engaging nonfiction 1 Reply

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Comment by Rebecca Taft on April 1, 2019 at 12:23

Somehow, I missed your earlier posts, but I do try to keep up with conversations in here!

When I haven't made time for reading in the past, it was something I desperately miss. So I build in some reading time into my day every day. I'm currently reading Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson. For fantasy being my favorite genre, I am ashamed I haven't read him before now. Not far enough to have an opinion, but I'm excited to get into the world more!

I used to use Bookbub, but then I kept buying books and never reading them, lol. So I cut myself off. I just love physical books so much that I never remember to read ebooks. :)

Comment by Jennifer Michelizzi on April 1, 2019 at 4:27
Thanks for that recommendation, Cathy! I will definitely check out Bookhub. I often can’t find the books I want at the local library, and I’ve found that a good ebook on Amazon often costs almost as much as a print copy.
Comment by Cathy Houser on April 1, 2019 at 2:36

Okay, I hate to keep adding posts when it seems that no one else seems to be reading much lately - but this one is not about a new book of mine...I have come across a new website.  Bookbub.  Log into it and sign up.  It's completely free.  You fill out a general little form letting the people know what types of books you enjoy, blah, blah, blah, and they send you recommendations and they offer very CHEAP and excellent reads!  I spent $6.00 last week and got three books which so far have been quite good.  You just choose where to download them, i.e. Kindle, iBooks, or whatever - give it a try and I think you'll be pleased.  Can someone else write in on this comment wall, please?

Cathy Houser

Comment by Cathy Houser on March 21, 2019 at 17:26

I have to jump in here and recommend The Chef by John Grisham.  It not only wants you to pack a bag and have it ready to go to New Orleans during Mardi Gras, but it gives you the flavor of the people who actually live and work there; the people who experienced Katrina, rebuilt homes and relationships afterwards and those who buried their beloved following the disaster itself.  It’s of course a work of fiction, but provides its readers with a basis of nonfictional facts upon which Author Grisham has spun another page-turner.  How i love his novels which oftentimes splay onto the big screen!

I think i will dive into something a little less fast-paced next, maybe Nicholas (sp?) Sparks or even start something by Danielle Steele.  I cannot go to sleep at night without indulging in some reading...can the rest of all of you?

Cathy Houser

Editor/Stenocat, Case Catalyst, Excel Softwares

34 Years Experience

Comment by Ashley Peacock, Proofreader on January 4, 2019 at 6:27

Does anyone else participate in the Goodreads Reading Challenge? You set your own goal of how many books you want to read in the year and then keep track of what you finish. I read 44 of 40 books in 2017 and 47 of 45 books in 2018, including Court Reporting: Bad Grammar/Good Punctuation and Morson's. I'm keeping the same goal of 45 books for this year.

I mostly stick to fiction (especially fantasy), but I'm currently reading Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger by Rebecca Traister. I just started, but I like it so far!

@Kathryn - Just read a description of The Witch Elm and it does look good! I added it to my library ebook wishlist for later this year. :-)

Comment by Kathryn Macaluso on January 3, 2019 at 19:50

I read The Witch Elm by Tana French recently, and it is my favorite by her so far. If you're a crime/thriller fan, check it out!

Comment by Jeannine Hamilton on February 9, 2018 at 6:18

Candice that sounds like an amazing book to read.  Empowering.  I might put that on my book wish list.  Thanks!!

Comment by Candice Cassidy on February 8, 2018 at 13:06

I'm currently reading The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore.  It was a Christmas gift from my husband.  It recounts the story of Wonder Woman's creator and how his own life is reflected in his creation.  William Moulton Marston was involved in the women's movement and he wanted to create a character that helped push that agenda.  It is quite interesting since it is a bit of a history lesson along with a biography.

Comment by Rebecca Taft on October 19, 2017 at 13:09

Celeste, I will definitely let you know if/when I get around to reading them! You make me feel a little better about my list. ;) I'm glad I'm not the only whose list is out of control!

Stephanie, Sarah J. Maas is an author that I've been meaning to read for years! Other series/books have always managed to take precedence for whatever reason. I've heard she's really good, though, and fantasy is my favorite genre. I really need to get to them soon!

Comment by Stephanie Barringer on October 18, 2017 at 17:04

I thought about reading the All Souls trilogy.  I remember them being really long.  I try to keep my to-read number low as well.  I absolutely love every book by Sarah J. Maas.  All her books are really long, but they are so good.  She writes fantasy, and I love her books.  I'm reading one now by her.  It is so addicting that I always buy the audiobook so that I can listen in the car or doing chores around the house.  Has anyone else read her books?  I was wondering if you had read them, Celeste to see how these books compare to one of hers.  She is currently my favorite author. 


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