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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"Anyone who says they have only one life to live
must not know how to read a book."

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Anyone have any good memoirs? 18 Replies

Started by Chelsea Adams. Last reply by Troy Swezey Jul 17, 2019.

Books like Circe and The Song of Achilles? 5 Replies

Started by Maria Rasmussen. Last reply by Rebecca Taft Jun 17, 2019.

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Comment by Stephanie Barringer on April 26, 2019 at 10:21

You have to keep going on Throne of Glass.  I didn't love the first two books either, but I promise you will get hooked.  They get better with each book.  I have the last one here that I am holding onto because I don't want it to end.  If you don't want to continue Throne of Glass, try her other series A Court of Thorns and Roses.

If you want to read fluff books that are pretty good, check out the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.  They are fantasy, funny, and you don't have to read them all, but I definitely suggest you start with the first one, First Grave on the Right.

Brandon Sanderson is high fantasy.  They are really in-depth fantasy books with political undertones, very unique.

Comment by Rebecca Taft on April 25, 2019 at 15:15

I've finished Mistborn and am waiting on getting books 2 and 3 for my birthday next month. Can't wait to continue on. The magic system is so fascinating!

I haven't read Charlaine Harris, but I definitely have similar series that I read. Sometimes I just need a light, fluffy series with no depth! :D

I read the first two books in the Throne of Glass series, but I didn't love it as much as I wanted to. I thought the world was fascinating, but I couldn't get into the characters. :/ I was very disappointed I didn't love it!

Comment by Allison McBee on April 25, 2019 at 11:44

I will have to add Brandon Sanderson to my list. I also enjoy reading fantasy.

I plan on watching True Blood when I've read all of the books and short stories. Because I'm a geek like that. :) 

Comment by Stephanie Barringer on April 24, 2019 at 14:15

Brandon Sanderson is EXCELLENT.  I read the Mistborn trilogy.  He was groundbreaking for several of the fantasy books I have read that are newer.  I have several of his books I plan to read.

I have also read several of the Charlaine Harris books as well.  I also watched True Blood when it was on.  It was similar to the books the first couple of seasons but went pretty crazy after that.

My FAVORITE fantasy author is Sarah J. Maas.  It is young adult fantasy, but her books get better and better with each book.  I own every single book she's ever written.

Comment by Allison McBee on April 24, 2019 at 11:12

I've been reading the Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris. I don't think they're the best books I've ever read, but I can't seem to put them down! As soon as I finish one, I'm craving the next. Good thing there are a lot of them! 

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. :-)


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