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Posted: Sep. 8, 2002
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What Are You Reading?
What was the last book(s) that you read or what favorite book would you recommend to others? When in the bookstore or library, which section do you head for first?
Do you prefer fiction or non fiction? Do you read mostly for enjoyment/entertainment or for knowledge/information?
What media besides books do you read? What is your literary skeleton in the bookcase (such as comics, fashion mags, tabloids, showbiz gossip, sports)?
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| Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter ||Mar 19th. at 12:38:56 pm UTC|
|Cathy Swanson (Puerto Rico) ||Age: 19 - Email |
I am reading a series of books by author Laurell K. Hamilton. The series is called Anita Blake Vampire Hunter. It is really cool. I just finished Book #? 10? Called Narcissus In Chains. I am looking forward to her new book. She also has a series about Meredith Gentry, a Fairy Princess
| Appropriate For Our Times ||Mar 19th. at 1:41:02 pm UTC|
|Tessera (Mississippi) ||Age: 33 - Email |
A book recommended to me by a colleague: "The unconscious civilization" by John Ralston Saul. I've not gotten very far in it yet but so far Saul describes how "corporatism" is destroying democracy by changing the focus of society from the well-being of society to that of self-interested groups; how self-interest (as in selfishness) is hurting society overall. There's a strange duality to the first chapter; I'm looking forward to seeing if he clarifies this better. It's more political philosophy, I guess, than anything else; certainly I don't normally enjoy reading about economics but it's not very heavy in that. Yet. I've only just started reading it.
| Some Light And Some Not So Light Reading ||Mar 19th. at 2:27:26 pm UTC|
|Nightcloud (Minneapolis, MN) ||Age: 48 - Email |
On the light side, I just finished the Dark Jewel series by Anne Bishop, very enjoyable. Right now I'm reading Owlflight, by Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon. On the not so light side I'm reading, Greek Nymphs: Myth, Cult, Lore by Jennifer Larson. I have a huge stack of books about Hellenic religion waiting for me to get through them. I'm trying to offset these with somethings that are lighter. For my class I have to read the The Bedford Handbook and the play Fences. And at work there is always some MS white paper or other to study.
My book case skeleton comes from the web, I read Fanfiction when I have the time.
I wish there was more time in our society for reading, I think we'd be better off for it.
| Mists ||Mar 19th. at 2:34:34 pm UTC|
|Lisa Walker (Ramona , CA) ||Age: 33 - Email |
The latest book ive read is the mists of avalon, iloved it i was totally lost in avalon and would recomend it to anyone. Its fun!
| Reading ||Mar 19th. at 3:56:24 pm UTC|
|JeraMorningOwl (Whitby) ||Age: 15 - Email |
Right now I'm reading Les Miserables by victor Hugo. I recommend it.
I like fiction and non-fiction books equally.
| The Templar Revelation ||Mar 19th. at 5:05:57 pm UTC|
I've just finished the Templar Revelation. It's a book about the Templar Knights and their intertwining with pagan culture and the resulting conspiracy. There's some good information about the Cathars, the Catholic Church, and some odd conspiracies. Sometimes it goes waaaay out there, but it is a good read for those who like a good conspiracy that involves mainstream icons, pagans, and the lust for both truth and gold.
Currently, I'm rereading The Big Book of Peace with great hope.
| Reading List ||Mar 19th. at 8:45:18 pm UTC|
|Fathom (pittsburgh) ||Age: 24 - Email |
I have the best job ever! I say this in the begining because it puts the rest of my post into context. I am the night manager at a cheap motel. This affords me the luxury of being able to get paid to read for 8 hours a night. Conversly the down side is that I average four to five books a week, and that means my poor library card is now on its third incarnation since I've worn out the first two. That being the case I have read almost the entire occult section of the library, most of the herbal medicine and the gardening. I taught myself sign language, egyptian hiroglyphs, and some spanish. the graphic novel section is depleted, I read everything by rex stout (the nero wolfe detective stories) and Iam hip deep in true crime. my newest thing is to try and crack the zodiac killer's final message since I was reading about it last week. Right now I have four books going at once. "the basis o good adn evil" nietchze, "Palmistry techniques", "the road to perdition" graphic novel, "forensic reconstructions" (faces over skulls ect.) As for my personal libray, psychology+ profliling stuff, gardening and herbal remedies, and a lot of art books. one shelf is just my current hobby and that gets cleaned out every few months and take ot the second hand bookstore. I love my job, it means I have had the chance to read more than two times more than I normaly could in my lifetime. Fathom
| Marion Zimmer Bradley ||Mar 19th. at 9:40:44 pm UTC|
|Duvessa (BA, Argentina) ||Age: 22 - Email |
I am currently reading The Mists of Avalon, written by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I am devouring it! I can't get my eyes to stop reading it! (It's been a while since a book captured me this way)
It's incredibly well written, well characterized, it gets your attention, and as a wiccan who was raised as a catholic, it offers extremely interesting views from both religions when the story changes its point of view from Morgaine to Gwenhwyfar (and others) , even if enhaced by the 6th century strictness.
It's highly recommendable- you get to love the characters!
I've been a bookworm since I was taught how to read, but lately I tend to lose myself in fiction/fantasy. It's a nice get away from everyday's problems- you gotta have one. When I turn more serious and leave the fiction shelf, I might go anywhere else- I tend to read those books which 'call' me. I try to learn from both the good books and the bad books.
| BOOKS!!!! ||Mar 19th. at 10:47:36 pm UTC|
|Skye Silverstar (Edmonton, Alberta) ||Age: 19 - Email |
I LOVE books!!!!
I read about everything except romance, but mostly I love science fiction and fantasy. If I can recommend anything to fellow readers it would be anything written by my two favorite authors: Robert Heinlein, and Spider Robinson.
My Dad actually MET Spider Robinson!
In Fantasy I really like books written by Anne McCaffery, especially her Rowan series.
Other random stuff I like are:
The Sevenwaters Trilogy, I forget who writes it.
Stuff by Shakespeare, like Romeo and Juliet (Hee, okay, I like some romance.)
The Raven, a poem by Edgar Allen Poe.
Anything written by Silver Ravenwolf.
A hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, a trilogy in four parts, by Douglas Adams.
Stephen King books.
The Harry Potter series.
There's more, but that's some of the best, enjoy!
| What I'm Reading ||Mar 20th. at 12:05:19 am UTC|
|A.T. Crowtiger (Nebraska) ||Age: 43 - Email |
I'm currently reading Lady of Avalon (second time) by Marion Zimmer Bradley and The Book of Druidry (first time) by Ross Nichols. I just finished Lord of the Rings (20th or 30th time-I lost count) . Absolutely my favorite! Peace!
| What I'm Reading ||Mar 20th. at 6:31:16 am UTC|
|Mabon Titania (Scotland) ||Age: 26 - Email |
Just finished reading 'To ride a Sliver Broomstick' by Silver Ravenwolf (again) , currently reading 'The Sacred Art of Stealing' by Christopher Brookmyre (for the 2nd time - it's fantastic!) , and 'The Stand' by Stephen King (for about the gazillionth time) . I usually have 3 or 4 books on the go at the same time. I recently read both Christopher Reeves autobiographies, and also the Michael J Fox one (I got them for Xmas & they're well worth a look - they've led such interesting lives) .
| I Am Reading................ ||Mar 20th. at 9:35:09 am UTC|
|Allison (USA) ||Age: 41 - Email |
I have been so distressed with what's going on in the world that I have decided to read The Kalevala yet again. That is a book I can escape into and it creates an excellent diversion for me.
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