What are you reading?

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  1. care2u

    care2u New Member

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    Love to read!


    For the past year or so I've been reading books on LOA, as well as spiritual books, just finished the 3rd CWG book, now reading another of Marianne Williamson's books, " return to love" Love her books.


    Another wonderful book I read a while back is" Dear Mr. God this is Anna" by, Fynn. If you like books on indigo children, you will love this one, written in '74, i ran accross it in a used book store, it's a beautiful story, and a true story.


    happy to be a part of the forum, will definitely be looking at some of the books everyone is reading!


    Namaste'
     
  2. lonewolf

    lonewolf Senior Registered

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    Anything by Dostoyevsky. But now I'm reading a biography of Davy Crockett and a Saint novel by Leslie Charteris. Don't try to figure me out, you'll fail.


    Lonewolf
     
  3. Kislany

    Kislany Just searching...

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    So much for me reading now a Charlaine Harris vampire novel :rolleyes: I got caught up in The Return of the Revolutionaries and in all honesty, I can't put the book down :rolleyes: :thumbsup:
     
  4. Karoliina

    Karoliina Moderator Emerita

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    :) I have Siri's What I Loved waiting in my shelf and I finally finished my first Auster book (I remember telling you a while ago I should read him, Marie, as I love his films), City of Glass.


    I have high expectations on the Hustvedt's book as it's not only much appreciated all over, but the author also shares my birthday, like one of my favourite authors Amy Tan. :D


    Karoliina
     
  5. Sunniva

    Sunniva Administrator Emeritus

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    That sounds great!! Is 'What I loved' good? I'd love to read more by her as I love the style. It's very like Paul Auster.


    You lucky to share your birthday with such a wonderful author. I share my birthday with Rambo :laugh:
     
  6. Karoliina

    Karoliina Moderator Emerita

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    LOL - but don't forget Eino Leino. ;) I found one of his best poems translated into English, for your enjoyment. :)

    I've yet to read What I Loved but I've heard from many people that it's brilliant. :thumbsup:


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  7. Skarphedinn

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    Fr√łken Smilla

    Excellent idea, I took your recommendation, and started reading Smilla. I have another special link to the book, that its translator recommended me my present Danish teacher :thumbsup:


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  8. Kislany

    Kislany Just searching...

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    I got today in the post Higher Creativity - Liberating the Unconscious for Breakthrough insights; by Willis Harman, Ph.D. and Howard Rheingold and started reading right away, as I've just finished the last book I was reading. So far it's great, I can't put it down. It seems a bit 'outdated', but only in years, as in year of publishing, because the ideas posed in the book are totally current and relevant to the 'now'.
     
  9. ButterflyPsyche

    ButterflyPsyche Senior Registered

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    To Kill A Mockingbird (just finished, I could not stop crying!)


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    I am an English teacher and grad student, so I have a lot of required reading, but I do love many of the classics. I adore anything to do with soul purpose, reincarnation, the meaning of life, etc.
     
  10. wrinkle

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    I am currently reading Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan and just today I got Holographic Universe from the library. :D So far I can tell it will be a page turner. :thumbsup: I also started Elegant Universe by Brian Greene, but I thought I would read Holographic Universe first since you guys recommend it so much. :D


    Recently I read Ghost: The Novel by Alan Lightman. I liked it a lot. Nothing else comes to mind at the moment. I am finally able to read a bit more since my kids are little older. :laugh:


    ETA: Ooops I forgot to mention the book my nick is based on: A Wrinke In Time. Obviously, another favourite!
     
  11. Kislany

    Kislany Just searching...

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    Started reading a book in German, Sie Gingen ins Licht (They went in the light) by Gabriel Looser. There are stories about life, death and reincarnation.
     
  12. Karoliina

    Karoliina Moderator Emerita

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    I have finished Auster's New York Trilogy now, and yesterday I read Nina Berberova's The Accompanist. Now I'll start reading Charles Dickens's Bleak House. It will be my first Dickens. :thumbsup:


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  13. Sunniva

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    I hope you enjoyed it, Karoliina :D I would recommend reading his 'Travels in the Scriptorium' since there is *some* connection between them (it's a very short book), but I haven't quite figured it out yet ;) .


    You asked me what my favourite Auster book was and I must say that I loved his 'Book of Illusions' - the title is very saying and it's definitely a masterpiece : angel:D
     
  14. bluegreen

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    Hi There!


    Hmmm...Lately, I have been looking through my old college literature books. Early 19th century poetry...Keats...my old friend Yeats. ;) Wordsworth.


    Jane Austen is my new passion these days and the Bronte sisters.


    I will like to reread the Russian classics again.


    Please don't be put off from my highbrow reading. I live to read and ponder. Plus...I like to read all the gossip like National Enquirer...because you know that I have an enquiring mind: angel Helena
     
  15. Ailish

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    Good taste, bluegreen. I especially love Wordsworth. :D And of course the Bronte's - I read everything of theirs before I was twelve and re-read them periodically now. There's nothing like a good book ;)
     
  16. Karoliina

    Karoliina Moderator Emerita

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    My situation now requires me to read a couple of books every week because of both work and studies - and I love it. I also get to read very diverse titles from chick lit to old Finnish literary classics, plus some non-fiction, too.


    The only bad point is that there's hardly any time to read anything of my personal choice, but fortunately I can influence the books I work with a lot. :thumbsup:


    Karoliina
     
  17. Ginger_Mandrake

    Ginger_Mandrake Ever Confused

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    I feel the need to post a few more of the books that I am reading, since I seem to be doing a lot of reading lately.


    Anything by Terry Pratchett is good, but when you put him in a room with Neil Gaiman and force them to write a book about the epic battle between Heaven and Hell, you get excellent hilarity in the form of Good Omens.


    I'm also fully engrossed in the His Dark Materials Trilogy, which my mother's friend loaned me. It is a young adult fantasy novel that borrows a lot of ideas from quantum physics theories. I'm currently on the second part of the trilogy, The Subtle Knife.


    In addition to these I started Dostoyevsky's The Idiot and enjoyed the first few chapters very much, although I haven't gotten back into it for quite some weeks due to work.


    Every so often I peek into an anthology of Ray Bradbury stories. I fell in love with his work back when I had to read part of one of his stories for high school.


    I also started reading this book called Toward 2012:perspectives on the New Age. It is a book that was edited by my boss' friend, Daniel Pinchbeck. So far it's interesting, but a neighbor who saw me reading it commented, "So is the mothership coming back for us tonight?". :)


    I would suggest all of the above books to anyone who has not read them.
     
  18. Ailish

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    Hey Ginger,


    I read the His Dark Materials trilogy last summer - and loved it! Pullman's got quite the imagination - and his theories are pretty interesting ;)


    Hope you enjoy the rest of the trilogy!
     
  19. Lady of Shalott

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    I'm not currently reading anything since I just finished a book and got back in school, but I just finished Allison Weir's book, The Six Wives of Henry VIII.


    As far as my reading tastes go, they usually lean towards historical or fantasy books. My favorites are Lord of the Rings, Little Women, and A Great and Terrible Beauty and its sequels.


    While school is in session I tend not to do much reading aside from the required reading, which takes up a lot of my time. Luckily, not all of the reading is in textbooks!
     
  20. Sunniva

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    Here the semester doesn't begin before february 1st so I have lots of time to read. I have developed a passion for Japanese litterature during the past year. Since christmas I've read one and is halfway through no. 2 novel by Haruki Murakami - I just absolutely adore him (in a litterate way : angel). I can highly recomment him. I you like the writings of Paul Auster you will definitely like Murakami, however the latter always has a surreal element. That is what I love. Oh, I could go on :laugh:
     

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