Read Any Good Books Lately?

So talk to me about what you’ve been reading lately!  What are you planning on reading?  Or tell me what book you feel so strongly about, you feel everyone you know should read it?  What book have you read more than once???  As an avid reader, I really want to know!

Oh…..and one more question for you.  Real book or Kindle / E-Reader?  Talk. To. Me! (and to each other~)

As for the photos?  Totally unrelated, obviously.  I just couldn’t handle the white page ~  Have a great Friday, ya’ll!  🙂

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67 Responses to Read Any Good Books Lately?

  1. jessmittens says:

    I just finished ‘World Without End’ by Ken Follet, and have just started ‘A Clockwork Orange’, which I’m a little apprehensive about, but we’ll see how it goes!
    Strongly about? Well, I think everyone should read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods – favourite book!

    What are you reading at the moment? Also, kindle for uni novels and books I kinda wanna read, real book for favourites and classics.

    • I just started “The Wednesday Letters” by Jason Wright and “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau. Yep….we agree on that real book thing! I love any book by Andy Andrews and Grisham. I have TOO many favorites! I will have to look at your fav! Thanks so much for the share! 🙂

  2. I’m reading – Forced to Fly. A great book edited by Jo Parfitt and full of stories written by different expats about their adventures… its good.
    (love sailboat pictures)

  3. cobbies69 says:

    I have just read the latest Terry Brooks Shanara series, but if not then try James McGee.. novel about a bow street runners,, the stories are based around real incidents from the era and adapted to suit..:)

  4. I’m reading The Land of Painted Cave, the last in the Clan of the Cave Bear series by Jean Auel. And I like real books, the smell of the paper and cuddling up in bed with it, turning the pages, etc…

  5. Darla says:

    Just finished ‘Seconds Away’ by Harlan Corben…recommended for teens but I enjoyed as well. Follows Corben’s Mickey Bolitar mystery series. About to finish an older book titled ‘A Place Called Wiregrass’ by Michael Morris, takes place in deep South Alabama with a woman trying to regain control of her life…good reading; don’t have a Kindle so books for this old gal.

    • Seconds Away ….great title….I don’t think the “teen” thing matters. I read one of Grisham’s books for youth and enjoyed it a bunch. Hubby bought me a kindle fire for Christmas. I have downloaded tons of free books onto it, and have completed about three. I still seem to turn to “real” books first. 🙂 (and you ain’t old, friend!) ♥

  6. Digital books for sure. Always have my read on my phone.

  7. Well since you are always on the run (being chased by zombies, etc) of course you need digital! I do love how you think of the book you want and download it immediately. Almost too convenient!

  8. Theadora says:

    Great list! Jotting down titles. I’m currently reading Bob Spitz’s new book about Julia Child. Launched in 2012, “Dearie” is the title! I’m thoroughly enjoying the read. I give it Five Silver Spoons! Theadora (Enjoy the weekend!)

  9. julie b says:

    Things REALLY stressful right now so reading a light mystery from Susan Wittig Albert’s Darling Dahlia’s series (on phone/Kindle for standing in line at store)…also started reading the Bible in One Year in July (“real” in the morning)…love one called My Grandfather’s Blessings that son’s girlie Jen passed on to me(real ,at night in bed)…the new big people book by Harry Potter author JK Rowling (audio book in car)…recent Guideposts and Smithsonian in bathtub…love the Pixel of Ink site with daily downloadable freebies…re-reading for the nth time a book by Ruby Payne about childhood poverty, very eye-opening and sobering…

    • You always have a great list of books, too! Yep Pixel of Ink is super for freebies every day! Must check out your Ruby Payne selection. I did the Bible in a Year thing a couple of years ago….well….except for I’m not through! 🙂 So I guess it’s the Bible in four years for me! If I had known SOMEONE was gonna surprise me at the train station, I’d have brought her some BOOKS! ♥

  10. bubblytee says:

    I am reading a book — with some frustration — and reading it slower than I wish…because the font is too small and my patience runs thin, as my focus is dim….awe, but this is one amazing book that is Enchanting!!. I will travel soon and wil take it with me…along with a magnifying glass. lol…

    it was given to me by my daughter and I cherish her thoughtfulness as this is one book that will always remain in my library.

    It is called “The Book of Questions”, written by Pablo Neruda and translated into English..with each poem in both languages on a single page.

    I so understand about the picture and the white page…lol…good choice! You’re a thoughtful person ~

    • I have heard of this book from another blogger and he raved about it, too! Please tell me more as you get further into it! He said it is a life changer.

      Thanks for understanding about the blankness! haha! Appreciate you and your comments!! ♥ paula

  11. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    For now I am back to the classics and reading Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin. I have just come to know her books and am enjoying them. Loved Sense and Sensibility and think this is actually better. I am also ready Facing Your Giants by Max Lucado. Next on my list is a book my sister lent me by Jodi Piccoult ` Handle With Care…Happy Reading!

    • You can never go wrong with the classics! There are so many that I have never read and need to as I am not getting any younger!! Max Lucado writes such thought provoking words. I have not yet read Facing the Giants, but have many of his others. Piccoult books are controversial, fascinating, emotional and on and on and on….great choices! Thanks for contribuiting to my list!!! ♥ paula

  12. J. G. Burdette says:

    I will always prefer a real book to my Nook books, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy my Nook.

    Let’s see a book I think everyone else should read…Gordon Korman’s children Titanic trilogy! I’m hard to please when it comes to fiction, but this was a great series. Really holds a person’s attention.

    • Well Miss Paula you and I met on an email bookclub and you know I’m an avid reader. Nope, I can’t give up holding a real book with paper pages in my hands. Here are a few of my favs: “The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder”, “The Help”, “Dreams of Joy”, “The Light of the Moon”, ‘Tallgrass”, “Chang and Eng”, “Beneath a Marble Sky”, “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society”, “The Glass Castle”….and many more. I think the only book I have read twice was “The Good Earth”. I’m glad you filled up the white pages with pretty pictures. Is that lake near your house?

    • A trilogy! That in itself is awesome….the saddest part of reading a book is when it is finished. I always want more! Thanks for the recommendation! paula 🙂

  13. I am trying to get through To Kill a Mockingbird again..and loving it, just not enough time to read!!! I love both printed and e-reader, for different books at different times. 🙂

  14. Cara Olsen says:

    For me, buying a book is tantamount to picking out furniture; maybe I won’t keep it forever, but in that moment, I want to believe I will. For a writer, I have an unbelievably small collection of books. Fastidious barely begins to describe it — even checking out books at the library is an hour-long affair, usually with at least an hour or so of research done prior to help narrow my choices. All that to say . . . I LOVE a GOOD book. I am happy to report that I just started a reading a book I am very much enjoying. “Map of Time, by Felix Palma. I believe it is a trilogy, so the gift keeps on giving! Other than that, I would be remiss if I did not declare my love for Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series.

    Happy Friday to you!

    ~ Cara

    • Cara ~ shopping for books and shopping for a greeting card for a loved one….both of these take me a long while. I have so many books as they become my “friends” that I hope to need again! 🙂 (well, most of them!) Thanks for your thoughts and titles! 🙂 paula

  15. I am back to reading Atlas Shrugged… Got about 100 pages into it last year, but could not continue… I read it in the seventies but want to get through it again. And I want to watch the movies but not until I finish reading….

  16. artzent says:

    I have all that I can do to keep up with blogging right now but Walden by Thoreau is my favorite! I tend to read classics more than anything else.

  17. artblablablablog says:

    I’m reading the Healing Code by Alex Lloyd. I am also probably driving my friends crazy telling them they need to read it. It’s one of those “woo-woo” books about energy healing and the power of prayer.

  18. I’m in a weird reading phase right now. I’m reading several different books, all slowly, all different genres. There’s The Book of Mormon Girl by Joanna Brooks, Pendulum by Roy Williams and Michael Drew and Dracula by Bram Stoker in homage to Halloween.

    • This shows your super intelligence as I don’t know if I could keep that many straight in my head!! Good for you though….glad it is working and thanks so much for the titles!! 🙂 happy reading!

  19. lisamarielawler says:

    I walked into a second hand book store in Korea and found Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte and decided I had to read it again. The book that follows me everywhere is The Prophet by Kahlil Gilbran. I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy a Kindle, I’m hanging onto the real thing by a thread 🙂

    • Second hand book stores are full of great treasures. I can spend hours in one! Congrats on your find and for sharing it! I would never part with my copy of The Prophet OR A Tear and a Smile. ♥ Appreciate you! paula

  20. A Dog With Fleas says:

    I’m reading a book called “Swimming” that I picked up in a Second Hand Book store. It is slow reading, and has not held my attention, so just slogging through it. The book I’ve read many times over is “Les Miserables” and “Little Women” Just love those books.

    And I could never see myself with a Kindle. To me, there is nothing like curling up with the real thing.

    • But you have to finish a book once started, right? That’s how I am. There is only one book that I simply could not finish….even “sluggish” ones, I have hope they will improve with the next page turned. “Little Women”….it’s been years…but I enjoyed that book so very much! Thanks for the great comments!! paula ♥

      • A Dog With Fleas says:

        I’m the same way. I have to finish a book once I start too. This is one of those times I wish I was a speed reader so I can just be done with it! 🙂

  21. I love to read just about anything, but right now I’m starving for a book, I’ve been too busy to do anything but fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. Maybe a new Sophie Kinsella or JK Rowling?

  22. artsifrtsy says:

    I like history. I’ve been working my way through Doris Kerns Goodwin’s books. I read her opus on Lyndon Johnson – so much insight. Team of Rivals was great too and I just got it on audiobook to go through it again. I also love anything Sarah Vowel writes – her sense of irony makes history so much fun. Assassination Vacation was epic. I haven’t gotten used to reading on the iPad yet. Prefer a real book in the hammock in the backyard. I do like audiobooks for my drive into work. Just finished an amazing recording of the Narnia series recorded by british actors. I love to listen to an autobiography read by the author.

    • You and hubby would get along great. He loves to read history as well. Narnia….it’s been a while…but the series is awesome. I have listened to a few audios in my time and truly enjoyed….even though I didn’t think I would! Surprising how much faster the time passes on the road, too! Thanks for the input! 🙂

  23. Jeannette Wynne says:

    So many books…so little time:) I am a paper book lover! Recent reads include: Fly Away Home by your friend Maggie Myklebust…I saw myself in some places:) Bob Dylan’s Chronicles-Volume One surprised me! A longtime fan of Dylan, I was amazed at what an intelligent writer he is! The Road Home by Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen was loaned to several friends and the remarks came back:Excellent! Wow! Fantastic! Wonderful! I totally agreed with all of them:) Last is Angel Harp by Michael Phillips…excellent read. Too many to list! I’m going to make a reading list from all of today’s comments! Oh, one more special book…Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. I’m also planning to re-read some Taylor Caldwell books from the 1970 era:)

  24. Cécile says:

    I’m a Kindle-addict! Since I have it, I’ve read more- it’s so simple to get a new book and have it in my purse at all time. I just finished Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home and liked it. Now I’m reading Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen, and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas. Both excellent reads 🙂

  25. Lauri says:

    Currently reading Anatomy and Physiology by Valerie C. Scanlon. No, I’m not taking a class…I’m just reading it for fun! Before that I read Ascent from Darkness by Michael Leehan, which every Christian and non-Christian should read to get an insight into the dark world and God’s power over the darkness. Those are both book-books. I love my kindle and always have it with me. It currently has an assortment of books on hiking the Appalachian Trail on it. I have read most every book I can find on this subject!

  26. Ken Marteney says:

    A Confederacy of Dunnces by John Kennedy Toole is one of my favorite books. His story telling will put a big smile on your face. I prefer digital to print. Currently I’m just reading everyones posts. I have to say it is the best magazine I have ever come across!

  27. Debbie says:

    I just finished “Love Anthony” by Lisa Genova..I am still reading paper. I love the feel of paper in my hands but I’m sure I will have to make the change soon.

  28. Ha ha love the unrelated photos! I’ve downloaded the kindle app for PC and bought several books of other bloggers that I’ve read about on my travels through wordpress…so far I read ‘The Valley Walker’ by T.W. Dittmer..

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