What are you reading?

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  1. W.A. HEART

    W.A. HEART Senior Registered

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    I've just read a book called "Garden Spells" - very sweet and fun to read. I loved it! If you need to see the world with a bit more magic in it, have a go ;)
     
  2. Terra

    Terra Senior Registered

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    Right now it's a biography of a very talented Lithuanian writer, painter, ardent Free Tibet supporter. She was a very special woman indeed, who succumbed to bone cancer almost two years ago.


    Next on my night stand is Of Love and Shadows by Isabel Allende, who I positively adore.
     
  3. Ailish

    Ailish Administrator Emerita

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    Summer Reading?


    Has anyone read a good book lately that they would like to share?


    I've just finished "Fractured" by Karin Slaughter. She's a great crime novelist and I enjoy her writing. :D


    Last week I finished "The Geometry of Sisters" by Luanne Rice and "Handle with Care" by Jodi Picoult. Although I enjoyed both books, they weren't my faves from the authors.


    Aili
     
  4. Eevee

    Eevee Administrator/Archivist Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I am currently reading 'Jewish antiquities' by Flavius Josephus.


    Not an easy read. :)


    Eevee
     
  5. Sunniva

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    I'm reading a biography of Queen Isabella of England, who was married to Edward II back in the 1300's. It's written by Alison Weir and although a bit dry, it's a fascinating read :)
     
  6. ChrisR

    ChrisR Administrator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I've got several books on the go right now depending on whatever i'm in the mood for:

    • Reincarnation: A Study in Human Evolution by Th. Pascal
    • The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
    • The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson by Robert Southey
    • A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking
    • The Complete Idiots Guide to Past Life Regression by Michael R. Hathaway


    Anyone else reading anything interesting?
     
  7. Ailish

    Ailish Administrator Emerita

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    I have two on the go right now and about 15 more sitting there waiting for me to dive in :)


    Breakneck by Erica Spindler


    Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (again)


    P.S. The Lovely Bones was good. I read it a long time ago, when it first came out, and it stuck in my mind for quite a while! :)
     
  8. Tinkerman

    Tinkerman Administrator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just finished MJ Rose's "The Memorist"...I liked it, entertaining tale of reincarnation and intrigue.


    Currently I am totally engrossed in Kathleen McGowin's "The Book of Love" WOW! What a read! :thumbsup:
     
  9. Nightrain

    Nightrain Senior Registered

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    I'm sorry to say that I can no longer read with the bifocals that the VA hospital gave me five years ago. So, I bought a pair of Pharmacy reading glasses for a couple of bucks. They've made it possible to read anything that I can find on the computer screen, but not actual books, because the type is just too small. So, I've been limited to reading excerpts of books -- especially Carol's.


    I've found it both curious and interesting that I've rarely read fiction, unless it's a well-researched historical novel by Kenneth Roberts and Alan Eckert, and the material available on this website has been very satisfying. Years ago people would look at me as if I had a loose screw, whenever they discovered that I used to read textbooks and encyclopedias. I've always had a fascination with German, Latin, ancient Greek and Hebrew; but my life has been too crazy learning HTML, CSS and Javascript to finish the process. There just isn't enough time in one lifetime to cover it all.


    -Nightrain
     
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  10. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Former Moderator

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    :laugh: I have this book too, but I haven't picked it up in a while.
    This is true for me too. I enjoy learning. Usually when I'm reading, it's because I want to learn about something.
    Ain't that the truth. I don't think I'll ever be able to learn and master everything in this life that I want to. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Skarphedinn

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    Alison Weir is cool. I have read a biography of another English (and actually formerly French) queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine.


    I am reading Peter Høegs short stories right now, but to tell the truth, I haven't read fiction for over a year.


    Skarphedinn
     
  12. Sunniva

    Sunniva Administrator Emeritus

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    I've got her book about Eleanor of Aquitaine too :) I don't have much time to read fiction though - i.e. I read so much during my work day that I'm completely fed up with reading when I have spare time :rolleyes:


    I must admit that I've never actually read any of Peter Høgh's novels or short stories. Do you like it?
     
  13. ChrisR

    ChrisR Administrator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    What did you think of it Truthseeker? Despite the title, I think it's one of the best books I've read on the subject. There's a lot more information in there than other books I've read. Don't be put off by the title, it really is a useful book if you're thinking about having a regression.
     
  14. Truthseeker

    Truthseeker Former Moderator

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    I'm not laughing at the book itself. I'm only laughing at the title. I actually enjoy reading those "Complete Idiot/For Dumbies" books. I have 3 or 4 of them. Whoever came up with the idea for them was brilliant, breaking down any subject to a level that the average person can easily absorb. As far as the reincarnation version, I do enjoy that one too, but I'm sorry to say that I haven't finished it yet. I forgot about it until it was mentioned here.
     
  15. Skarphedinn

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    I understand this situation with the lack of time. I also read about Isabelle of England in Maurice Druon's The accursed kings - that was one of the books that made me fall in love with the medieval Western Europe, especially the Hundred Years' War.


    I definitely like Peter Høeg. Miss Smilla is my favourite. I am reading Forestilling om det tyvende århundrede, my second book I started in Danish (the other is one about Jeanne d'Arc - another favourite from the Hundred Years' War).


    Skarphedinn
     
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    100 years of solitude? I resisted to read it for the longest time, and when I did I actually liked it very much. Maybe because of how you see the different generations.
     
  18. Klaud

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    I'm currently reading "Bad Moon Rising" by Ed Morrison. It's a memoir he wrote after his brother was murdered alongside his prom date (brother's prom date, not his). The killer was never caught and it's quite an interesting read.
     
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    Some years ago I read Green Darkness, written by Anya Seton. It's fiction with the subject of reincarnation. I liked it very much.
     
  20. Cryscat

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    Not past life related but still a good book: Lavinia by Ursula K. Le Guin
     

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