What Is Everyone Reading?

Just Joyce
By Just Joyce Latest Reply 2013-01-24 16:31:29 -0600
Started 2013-01-16 20:44:40 -0600

With the holidays over, here in the Mid Atlantic region of the US, the weather has been cold, damp and a few days of warmer weather thrown in just to keep us on our toes. We had about an inch of snow here in the city. It is the perfect time for a good book.

The first weekend in December, our library system has a 3 day book sale. It is like the running of the brides at a Filenes Basement. I went on Sunday when all the books you could get in a box was $3.00. I got Grisham, Mary and Carol Higgins Clark and Thomas Kinkade. My sister added her choices to the box.

Since the beginning of December I have read
The Help-Kathryn Stockett I started and stopped this book several times.
Mystic Bay
A New Leaf-Thomas Kinkade
Sworn To Silence-Kinda Castillo

I just started One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf. I have a lot to read this winter and most of the spring. So what are you reading to relax, learn something new or just because you are a book hound like me?

I must say once I started Sworn To Silence, I could not stop because it was a page turner. The book has been turned into a movie An Amish Murder by Lifetime starring Neve Campbell. I am waiting for the rerun of the movie so I can watch it.

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Anonymous 2013-01-24 12:52:28 -0600 Report

Just discovered a site where you can download books for free: tuebl.com which stands for The Ultimate E Book Library. I've been able to get many of the earlier books by favorite authors that my local library doesn't have through tuebl.

draco59 2013-01-23 21:25:13 -0600 Report

I listen to books on CD, usually at work, just finished The first book of The Game of Thrones. it was great!!!! Just bought the second book, and I just started The Hobbit, wife gets the other one first…

Type1Lou 2013-01-24 12:49:39 -0600 Report

I'm on my library's waiting list for that book on CD. I enjoy scifi/fantasy and haven't yet read any George RR Martin books. Not too long ago, I discovered Jim Butcher and just had to read all of the Harry Dresden series and the Codex Alera books. I also enjoy Robin Hobb, Stephen Donaldson, Sherry Tepper, Piers Anthony, Laurell K Hamilton…

draco59 2013-01-24 16:31:29 -0600 Report

Love Laurell K Hamilton (Merry Gentry series), Kathy Reichsh, Diana Gabaldon, Charlaine Harris, Dan Brown and Sherrilyn Kenyon, just to name a few.

watson4042 2013-01-23 13:00:31 -0600 Report

i read on my samsung galaxy tablet and love it, especially at night as i don't need a light. have to admit i read to escape this gritty world. i read sici-fi, horror (vampires and such). my favorite authors are sherrilyn kenyon, kim harrison and more. if i'm reading historical romance i love amanda quick, she's a hoot.

jimLE 2013-01-20 09:35:16 -0600 Report

i dont remember where.but i've learned if a person has a nook ipod ipad or what ever with books downloaded onto them.read more on acount it's lit up where they can see the words a hole lot better compared to reading a paper back or hard back cover book.pluse what i've learned about my nook,is i can adjust the light leavel on it to my desired brightness..just last week.i downloaded 3 more books on it.i also down loaded a app on how to tie 80 diff knots.and when i get my tax return,i'll be down loading more stuff.mainly when it comes to my mom seeing how she's type 2.barnes and noble has whats known as my wish list with in thier web site.i've added a few things to it.this way i can go to it and down lad what i want and need to at my convinance.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 17:09:38 -0600 Report

If you are on facebook you can like EReader News Today and several times during the day they put up books. This is for kindle users and the kindle app is free for Ipads, PC, Mac, Iphone and Droids.

Safari4 2013-01-20 10:38:06 -0600 Report

I love my nook too. Now I have an iPad with a kindle app so I can download from Amazon without owning a kindle. Now my iPhone, iPad and MacBook Pro share everything. With a Nook app I can read all those books on anything I happen to have with me…love iCloud.

jimLE 2013-01-21 09:08:37 -0600 Report

and i thought i could muti task..lol..i bought a router that has wifi when i first got dsl.and there's been times i'd be doing one thing when it comes to my desk top pc.and some thing else on my nook..aint life intresting?..lol

Ms. DAT 2013-01-20 00:13:04 -0600 Report

Hello Joyce!!! Greetings!! I love to read my Bible and other related materials, however, for the last couple of weeks since school started back- I have been reading the textbook on Accounting!!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 17:17:20 -0600 Report

I do not read any religious materials. I read the Bible years ago and have no reason to ever read it again. I have so many books to read. I stopped reading for fun while in school and still bought books. I still buy them. I have to stop buying books until I read what I have.

Ms. DAT 2013-01-20 20:58:50 -0600 Report

Yeah I still have books that I haven't read either but I keep them for a reference. I prefer to read inspirational books rather than religious books but because I am one who want to know how to communicate with others then it is to my advantage that I have knowledge of a variety of subjects which keeps me from being unlearned especially in my Professions.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 22:33:58 -0600 Report

I have spent my life gaining knowledge of various subjects which helped me while in school. It also does help you communicate with others. I also enjoy talking to people from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. You never know how that knowledge will help you in life. These days I prefer reading for fun. I understand why people read inspirational materials. I prefer to get my inspiration from life's experiences much of which cannot be read in a book.

Ms. DAT 2013-01-20 22:58:02 -0600 Report

Yeah Life is Full of inspirations whether by reading or experiences. I just responded to the comments as others do in expressing what I like to read. There is still so much to learn in this life as I was told by my mother who said, I get inspiration from, even though she is Resting when I think about how she read the Bible twice from cover to cover and other materials in my library after suffered a stroke and that is the very Bible that helped restore her memory and then later went back to school at 60 years old up until she passed away n 2006. So I know about Inspirations learned in Life because I Live it, too. This is a true story told in a few words!! Therefore I am inspired and I love to inspire others as well with the truth!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-21 10:06:58 -0600 Report

Ms Dat that is a beautiful story. When you can inspire yourself, this gives you the ability to inspire others. There is so much to learn in life both by reading and living. The smart person never stops learning, reading and giving. My mom read the bible and all the time. When her eyesight was getting bad, for Mothers Day, I bought her a large print bible. When she passed I put that one in her coffin and kept the one my dad gave her when they were first married. I also had the Guidepost booklets mailed to her and she read those. She also enjoyed reading other kinds of books. The thing about inspiration whether you read it in a book or get it from life's experience is that you don't know who inspiring others will effect their lives. Keep up the good work. This earth needs more people like you.

Ms. DAT 2013-01-23 00:16:48 -0600 Report

Joyce! Thank you for those words of understanding I rarely have an opportunity to share what inspires me about my Mother which helps me get through what I am facing at this time in Life. I have two of her Bible's that are worn out to this day!! haha!! Thank You for sharing the Inspirations about Your Mother.

Nana_anna 2013-01-19 11:49:09 -0600 Report

I am keeping up with my daily Bible reading. I just read Debbie Macomber's new book, The Rose Harbour Inn. I love Karen Kingsbury, Joyce Meyer books, and read the Poisonwood Bible, (fiction) in 2012. Plus other fiction, goodread.com.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-23 09:38:24 -0600 Report

Anna there is a woman who writes Christian fiction. I cannot think of her name. I think it is Carolyn Blackstock. I have a couple of her books in one of several cases in the basement. When I am up through going through those books, I will send you her name. You might enjoy them. I also enjoy Nicolas Sparks.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 17:30:35 -0600 Report

I have watched Joyce Meyer's on TV. Up until the day I actually paid attention to what she was saying and it left me going "really" and turned her off. Never watched her again. I have a neighbor who believes everything the woman says. I finally asked her if she ever thought about what she was saying. I mean people have a right to believe what they choose and read what they choose. I just can't get into the teleministers.

tabby9146 2013-01-19 09:30:20 -0600 Report

right now I am reading Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer.

Safari4 2013-01-20 10:43:08 -0600 Report

I don't agree with her doctrine about speaking in tongues but I do love her books and I've read most of them. Battlefield of the Mind is a classic…I keep going back to it.

tabby9146 2013-01-20 17:18:04 -0600 Report

I don't agree either about the speaking in tongues, it has never been done at my church, I am not sure about it at all.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 17:27:39 -0600 Report

I actually do not believe in that. I have only seen it once and it looked faked. I actually left a cousins funeral because that and other things were more than I could take.

Ms. DAT 2013-01-20 21:17:02 -0600 Report

Well I can tell you that speaking in tongues is not fake but what happens is that unlearned people try to mimic or mock it like some actors do and that puts an damper on the true experience. And if one had never experienced such an event then you will not understand it but to say that it is fake is due to lack of understanding. Well I have read and heard some of how this particular person teaches about the experience but I do know that it is real. It is easier to believe other events that takes place rather than believing that this event still happens to people allover the world but it is to those who believe. No one can make any one believe in something that they choose not to believe. It is an individual's choice !!

Yes I have heard many people say that until they were in circumstances so it is not my position to judge any one!!

Set apart
Set apart 2013-01-18 05:43:10 -0600 Report

I read my devotionals daily along with the bible am also reading Karen Kingsbury books, she's a Christian author. Sometimes I want to read before bed time, but end up falling asleep. Can't keep my eyes open!

Nana_anna 2013-01-19 11:47:11 -0600 Report

Me to, I am reading in Genesis, Luke and Psalm. My last book I read by Karen Kingsbury was, Oceans Apart, and the Devine.

Safari4 2013-01-20 10:17:09 -0600 Report

Have you read the Francine Rivers trilogy about early Christians "A Voice in the Wind". The series is called Mark of the Lion. I'm reading it again. It's been 10 years since I read it…it's great.

tabby9146 2013-01-19 09:33:10 -0600 Report

I ready The Upper Room devotionals every day, they are listed by date, there is one for each day and they have a verse of the day and a prayer for the day, been doing that all of my adult life. It helps my day go better. I also love to read the Bible too.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-18 21:27:10 -0600 Report

I do not read those kinds of books. I do read the Amish Romances but they have romance, and murder so that fits in with what I enjoy reading. Someone gave me several books by a Christian author which were pretty good but I cannot remember her name. I think the last name was Blackstock but not sure. They were a series.

Lentyl 2013-01-19 11:44:22 -0600 Report

I gave up on the "Amish Romance" books because of the undercurrent of control. Also the authors romanticize the Amish which isn't too true to life.

jayabee52 2013-01-20 00:03:47 -0600 Report

I have studied them extensively too, but that does not mean that I know ALL about them.

It is like no one who is not a person with diabetes can REALLY know what it is like to have diabetes. Thjey may have an idea of what it is like but until they suffer from it, they will not know exactly what it is like.

MAYS 2013-01-18 00:05:11 -0600 Report

Currently I am reading the following three books:
"Anatomy of Hatha Yoga" by David Coulter
"Yoga Your Home Practice Companion" by Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
"The Natural History of the Rich" by Richard Conniff
Once done, on the archive shelf they will go, ready to be left to future generations.

Safari4 2013-01-20 10:21:11 -0600 Report

You sound like me…always have several books going at once…Christian non-fiction, health stuff, mysteries, classics, poetry and my favorite is the Bible.

begonia 2013-01-17 22:06:38 -0600 Report

I saw the neve campbell movie it was not bad.Don't really read much though unless you count birds&blooms and garden gate magazine.All you magazine also a favorite.Guess you'll have to trust the other members for what's new to read but I wanted you to know that the movie was pretty good and you should see it if you can.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-18 21:17:50 -0600 Report

The movie came on while the book was in transit from Amazon. I won't watch the movie until I read the book. The murders depicted in the book was gruesome. I want to see how the movie was which I know more than likely wasn't as good as the book. Most aren't.

I do not read magazines. I can't stand short stories. The only magazines I will buy are beading magazines just to get directions or tips for Jewelry making. I don't read the articles.

jimLE 2013-01-17 21:49:19 -0600 Report

im into reading western books.and the one im reading right now is,to the far blue mountains by louis l'amour.matter of fact.i just downloaded 3 more of his books onto my nook today.

Type1Lou 2013-01-17 18:06:57 -0600 Report

I'm making my way through Ian Rankin's books featuring policeman, John Rebus. I was able to download some of the earlier ones that our library system doesn't have and am currently reading "Strip Jack". When I find an author that I like, I want to read all of his/her books. Here are a few of my favorites…in no particular order: Laurell K Hamilton, Lee Child, Jo Nesbo, Jeffrey Deaver, Carl Hiassen, John Sanford, John Nance, Robin Hobbs, Sherry Tepper, Jim Butcher, Clive Cussler…so many books, so little time!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-18 21:14:47 -0600 Report

I have read a few John Nance and Lee Child. I stopped reading Sanford and Patterson. The two main characters though enjoyable were getting on my nerves. I think they wrote them too fast so it seems kind of thrown together.

Someone dropped off a box of Deaver's books at the non profit where I worked and no one wanted them. I saved them from the dumpster and called one of the officers who is his biggest fan and gave them to him.

I am that way also. I want to read all of their books. When my mom told me that my grandmother read all of the Earle Stanley Gardner books I read all of them all by the time I turned 17. To this day I love the old Perry Mason shows and watch them 3 times a day Monday - Friday.

ShellyLargent 2013-01-17 11:35:34 -0600 Report

Reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. Just finished books 1 and 2 of the Experiment in Terror series. I got a Nook for my birthday last year and read so much more than I used to.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-17 12:10:58 -0600 Report

I think I have only read two of Kings books. I use to love Dean Koontz and F. Paul Wilson.

ShellyLargent 2013-01-17 12:17:33 -0600 Report

I like Koontz too. Next on my list is to read the lastest Odd book. I love those!

ShellyLargent 2013-01-17 16:18:02 -0600 Report

This is very true. King was getting that way a few years ago. I still kept reading whatever he was putting out, only because I've always been a huge fan of his. I just seen online somewhere that he's working on a sequel to The Shining. Looking forward to that one!

CJ55 2013-01-23 01:22:15 -0600 Report

Hello Shelly.. I am from Maine and Stephen King speaks at a lot of different functions. I had the privilege of meeting him several different times. He is a very nice man.. A bit odd but a great speaker. We actually talked about 2 books he had written that I had with me and he autographed them for me. If you ever go to Maine, his house is worth seeing (from the road). His front gate is all done in black wrought iron with carved bats on it. Very very cool!! Just a tad bit of King info…

Nick1962 2013-01-17 10:20:57 -0600 Report

Jo Nesbo’s “The Leopard” (Harry Hole #8)
Jeffrey Deaver’s “The Bone Collector”

old biker
old biker 2013-01-20 09:59:38 -0600 Report

Poor Harry is having a rough time in the Leopard..If you are a Jeffrey Deaver fan check out The Blue Nowhere or the Watchlist

Nick1962 2013-01-20 19:00:06 -0600 Report

Yeah, I'm getting to the end now, but it's almost a little beyond believable. That's where I draw the line between fiction and fantasy. Fiction could be possible, fantasy isn't, and I don't read fantasy.
I just started reading both Deaver and Nesbo. I usually try to read everything in a serial author's line-up, and am a real fan of Randy Wayne White's Doc Ford series, John Sandford's stuff, and Tim Dorsey - Serge and Coleman are a hoot.

Lizardfan 2013-01-18 16:00:11 -0600 Report

Jo Nesbo is my favorite author, next to Lee Child and the Reacher series. At least Nesbo is writing more books now!

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 17:14:32 -0600 Report

Reacher was introduced in Paul F. Wilson's The Keep Series which I read years ago. I think he was in the very last book.

Nick1962 2013-01-18 17:27:40 -0600 Report

I'm having a hard time following Nesbo. Don't know if it's because of the swedish thing (I usually read a lot of english authors), or becaiuse he has so many chracters to keep track of, or because I tend to have 2 different authors/books going at the same time. I do like the way he adds more twists and turns than most.

Nick1962 2013-01-20 18:54:26 -0600 Report

Yeah, I think that's part of it. It's kind of hard to imagine and develop a character in your head if you can't pronounce their name. Kaja Solness however, I'd like a girlfriend by that name.

Safari4 2013-01-20 10:28:48 -0600 Report

Did you all like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I really liked the the trilogy. I lived Daniel Craig in the movie and the second and third with English dubbed in we're good too.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 20:22:54 -0600 Report

Movies rarely hold true to the book. While watching the movie, I actually thought had someone saw the movie without reading the book, they would have missed out on some parts. Especially when it came to Lisbeth.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-20 17:13:30 -0600 Report

I loved the series. I have seen only the first movie the dubbed and the Americanized version. The movie was ok but the book was fantastic. I wish the 4th one was finished. He wrote part of it.

Nick1962 2013-01-21 09:13:59 -0600 Report

There was so much more to Lisbeth in the books. The movies didn’t go deep enough into her philosophy of “justifiable vengeance”. I think the court scene at the end could have been played out more to exhibit her intelligence. I think my favorite part of the whole thing was the way her simple line in court “I said I’d answer questions, you didn’t ask a question” just shuts down the whole thing.

Type1Lou 2013-01-17 18:11:44 -0600 Report

Nesbo and Deaver are on my favorite author list. The last Harry Hole book, The Phantom, was a jolt! I'm reading through Ian Rankin's books about John Rebus right now…Rebus is very much like Harry Hole, except he's in Scotland.

Nick1962 2013-01-18 17:28:59 -0600 Report

I've got a friend from Scotland, and judging by him, I'd have a hard time picturing a scottish Harry Hole.

Type1Lou 2013-01-18 21:04:09 -0600 Report

Well, Rebus is a great detective, tough, not always liked by his superiors, likes his drink and has difficulty staying in a relationship…

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2013-01-17 11:33:49 -0600 Report

I read the Bone Collector. I read that years ago and thought it was a good book. I really loved the movie.