What is everyone reading?

By Kira_xo Latest Reply 2010-07-07 18:08:11 -0500
Started 2010-02-08 20:45:09 -0600

I know this is a diabetic website, but I also know we also like to read things other than diabetic books. =) So I was wondering what books are everyone reading? If you're not reading anything at the moment, what is one of your favorite books?

I myself, just finished reading "The Lovely Bones" and I am just starting "Gone with the Wind".

86 replies

mammaG 2010-07-07 18:08:11 -0500 Report

just finished reading "A SINGLE THREAD" by Debroah Macommer Easy read and a great window to remind you everyone has troubles but toegther we can win. four star rating

spiritwalker 2010-02-27 20:59:12 -0600 Report

The ABC's of Loving Yourself With Diabetes by Riva
This is not the usual material found in books about Diabetes. It offers a different view. It self motivates,
Its about people with Diabetes and the challenges, and ways to cope and come out stronger. I would recommend it to everyone.

MAYS 2010-02-26 13:54:31 -0600 Report

Loved the movies, decided to read the books :

The Bridges of Madison County (Robert J. Waller)
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas (John Boyne)
" Mays "

Splender 2010-02-26 13:43:28 -0600 Report


I'm a person that likes to read Stephen King and then I love to read cookbooks of all kinds. They (the cookbooks) give me ideas to make something new and my own creation. Sometimes they taste good and sometimes not. You know I think I'll get Gone With The Wind and read it again. I really liked that book. John Jakes is also a good author, I just finished reading the Kent Family Chronicles again about 2 months ago. I also enjoy re-reading all of Jules Verne's books. I think I have read them at least 4 times in the last 15-20 years. James Patterson is also a good author. I vary on the type of reading I do and it's time for a change so I think Gone With The Wind will be a good change.

I gotta go now. I will check back again soon.

Have a nice weekend everyone.


griz104 2010-02-26 13:38:15 -0600 Report

I am currently reading for the 6th time ' The Art of War".. Was written a long time ago in the Chinese dynasty..every time i read i get something new out of it…

rankearl 2010-02-26 12:45:14 -0600 Report

hi all i have read alot off the oprah book club books im now reading the measure of a man by sidney poitier it is good so far! she come undone by wally lamb i know this much is true also my him the pillars by ken follett those were good but long i have read all the books by dave pelzer a boy named it was his first if you start feeeling sorry for yourself read that one it could always be worse i like nichloas sparks. nora roberts and danelle steel also i use alot of things for distraction for my pain i went online last night when i couldnt sleep and found a list of the top ten books of all times war and peace and hamlet were on the list and kia gone with the wind!! wow i have read alot in the last year ((HUGS)) julie

ken-e 2010-02-26 12:30:07 -0600 Report

Just finished A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg. I love her books.

Moved on to Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

sweething 2010-02-11 09:30:13 -0600 Report

Just ordered The Time Travelers Wife. I think it will be good; saw clips of the movie.

ken-e 2010-02-26 12:24:17 -0600 Report

Oooooh! Good book. I read it about two years ago, then again just before I went to see the movie. I loved both (but the book better.)

donna13 2010-02-10 10:37:26 -0600 Report

I recently read 'The Help", do not remember the author's name. Very, very good!. I've recommended it to all my female friends/relatives. It's probably a woman's book, not a romantic novel, but all the characters are women. I think men would benefit from reading this, but they probably couldn't get through it. It's set in the 60's in the South, during the civil rights movement.

Sue Turner
Sue Turner 2010-02-10 09:57:04 -0600 Report

I just finished reading "The Shack" by William P. Young…Very good! I would highly recommend it…

Roy531 2010-02-10 10:00:53 -0600 Report

I saw an ad on thaat book and have been debating on getting it. If it is the same one

spiritwalker 2010-02-14 22:14:47 -0600 Report

I have read The Shack a couple of times. Its a great book.
Its possibly it maybe made into a movie. If so its one I would
enjoy seeing.

Justice 2010-02-10 09:10:28 -0600 Report

I'm a huge fan of authors Nora Roberts and Iris Johansen. Right now I'm reading Iris Johansen's Deadlock.

evbaker 2010-02-14 18:04:10 -0600 Report

I love Iris Johansen. Especially her Eve Duncan series. I have them all and sometimes when I have nothing else to read I will re-read them.

BIRDY 2010-02-10 08:58:04 -0600 Report

I like reading history.I just finished " How the Stupidity and Chance Changed the History" …

sweething 2010-02-10 08:20:16 -0600 Report

This subject seems to be a success. Sometimes I like an hour or two when I don't have to think about what's wrong with me, or count carbs, or think about anything. That's what has fueled my extensive reading through the years. (The first book I got at the public library, age 9, was about the discovery of insulin. Ironic, huh?)

And this subject on this board seems to have gotten everyone involved, and I can see layers of everyone's personality. Good topic!

Kira_xo 2010-02-10 02:53:08 -0600 Report

I have to admit, My guilty pleasure is V.C.Andrews. I have been reading her books for years and I own pretty much all of them. I don't know what it is about all her twisted novels, but I love them. Makes me feel like my family is just a tad bit on the sane side. =)

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-10 02:57:35 -0600 Report

That's why I like those non-fiction books, I realize that I could be alot worse off or that I have a pretty good family compared to those that I read about. I'm all about the psychology books.

cc9 2010-02-10 01:57:24 -0600 Report

scarpetta factor, the millieum trilogy by stig larson, breath by tim winton, skin by mo hayder, obsession by fbi profiler john douglas. currently on my pile is wolf hall by hilary mantel, postcards by annie proulx,roadside crosses by jeffrey deaver, and a gothic novel fallen by lauren kate, picture of dorain gray by oscar wilde. love reading.

Elrond 2010-02-10 02:08:55 -0600 Report

Jeffery Deaver is one I forgot to mention. I haven't read any of his work lately but I love it.

alanbossman 2010-02-09 22:05:07 -0600 Report

I guess i am weird i like Stephen King i just started to read his latest Under the Dome

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 22:22:19 -0600 Report

You are not weird. I enjoy a little Stephen King myself. My favorite would have to be his short stories in "Different Seasons"

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-09 23:17:53 -0600 Report

You're not weird at all Alan, Stephen King is a great writer. My mom has a Stephen King collection and every once in awhile I will snatch one of his books and mix it in with my Dean Koontz readings. When we would take trips back home to NY, which was a 18 hour drive for us, we would listen to an audio book of his, it always made the ride more enjoyable and it went by alot faster.

Elrond 2010-02-09 23:32:23 -0600 Report

Stephen King is an awesome writer. Someday, I hope to be half as good. (or as rich)

Danni-the-diabetic 2010-02-09 23:56:31 -0600 Report

I also like to write. I read different books and learn different styles of writing. The more I write, the more creative I get. Keep writing and the next thing you know you'll be top seller signing my book :)
Good luck on your dream!

Nova69 2010-02-26 20:48:21 -0600 Report

I read King all the time. I recently finished "Under the Dome" too. It leaves me with some of the feelings I got from reading "The Stand" many years ago. I also read Dean Koontz often. I'm currently reading Stephen Coonts' "Deep Black: Sea of Terror" and just finished William Dietrich's "The Dakota Cipher". Basically, I read a lot - anything and everything.

hop2it 2010-02-09 19:30:11 -0600 Report

I like Robert Parker, Nora Roberts, Clive Cussler, and the Scarpetta books by Patricia Cornwell. I enjoy mysteries, crime dramas, and thrillers the best with romance for light reading on the beach, or on vacation.

Gone with the Wind and Little Women were two of my favorite books.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-02-09 18:41:49 -0600 Report

Kira - I so enjoyed "The Lovely Bones." Strange and wonderful and wrenching. Not sure I want to see the movie, though. The book was so moving and I've heard mixed reviews about the on-screen version.

What did you think of it?

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 20:43:34 -0600 Report

I enjoyed the book. I did feel a bit let down with the ending tho. I was secretly hoping the father was going to track down the killer and get him! But over all I did enjoy the book. I do want to see the movie because I always like comparing the books to the movies. Even if they are completely different from each other!

donna13 2010-02-09 17:33:23 -0600 Report

I received a book for Christmas, a biography of Paul Newman. My family teases me all the time about how much of a Paul Newman fan I am. I haven't really started it yet, just sit and look at the picture of him on the dust jacket (amaing). And I've ruffled through the book and found pictures I can look at.

OMG-T2 2010-02-09 16:33:10 -0600 Report

My first impulse is to say "food labels" — LOL! But as everyone else is being kind enough to share their personal literary choices, I shall play nice as well.

As fiction is concerned, I generally read Diana Gabaldon and will soon start her latest in the "Outlander" series "An Echo in the Bone" (I felt compelled to read the entire series again prior to starting this one). Occasionally, I will revert to classics such as stuff by Austen, the Brontes, Hawthorne and Hardy.

As non-fiction goes, I will read pretty much anything…I like DIY books/magazines, as well as things to do with lists…in the vein of a Peoples Almanac, etc. I love the written word and indulge in it at every opportunity, no matter the form!

spiritwalker 2010-02-09 16:10:45 -0600 Report

I love a good mystery. I enjoy reading various writing.
I do various crafts and enjoy books on the history of
various forms of quilting, knitting, crochet. Often able to
find and update older patterns for use today. Book
series: police and crime by JD Robb, Fern Michael,
James Patterson, Robert Parker,Faye and Johnathan
Kellerman, Thomas Perry, and many others.

Pam from KCMO
Pam from KCMO 2010-02-26 19:14:00 -0600 Report

I love a good mystery! My faves: Martha Grimes, Carl Hiaisson (hilarious) and the Inspector Lynley series (also on PBS occasionally)

sweething 2010-02-09 15:23:11 -0600 Report

I also like Janet Evanovich. Especially the number books. I'm waiting for 16 impatiently.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-09 15:34:19 -0600 Report

She is sooo funny! I laugh out loud reading her books!

sweething 2010-02-10 08:10:28 -0600 Report

Me, too! My cat gives me funny looks when I do!

Susie624 2010-02-14 09:56:20 -0600 Report

Evanovich is hilarious,especially her by the numbers books.I read this morning in her news letter that they have cast the role of Stephine for the first movie,

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-14 11:12:58 -0600 Report

OH I can't wait for that. I love reading a book and then seeing the movie. At least most of the time. Sometimes they really miss the boat.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-09 13:14:22 -0600 Report

I got a kindle for Christmas, it's the best thing ever. I read about anything I can get my hands on. I'm reading The last Innocent Man by Phillip Margolin. He's a great writer.

ptsparkle 2010-02-09 14:10:57 -0600 Report

I have a Sony my girls got me for Christmas. Love it also. I pick my grandson up after school on my quad, so I sit there with my e-reader keeping myself entertained. Im have to get there 30=45 minutes early to park by the curb.

runthe 2010-02-09 14:37:51 -0600 Report

I am a fan of anything by Kimberla Lawson Roby, Mary Monroe, J Anna. I love to read. I always have a book in my hand.

Roy531 2010-02-09 09:16:32 -0600 Report

I guess I just a country boy at heart I like Louis L"Amour Westerns Got all of his books on the Sacketts

Carol11 2010-02-09 09:21:00 -0600 Report

I love reading the Jayne ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle books. Currently I'm reading The Diabetic Woman that I picked up at a used book store.

ptsparkle 2010-02-09 09:25:59 -0600 Report

Love them Sackets too. Louis was terrific, but then he went and died, and I knew he was going to write a sequel to "Last of the breed"
How about the bartender "Putting his massive burly arms on the bar"??

Roy531 2010-02-09 09:59:15 -0600 Report

Would like to have seen the sequal to that one. Would make a good movie I bet.

appleseed 2010-02-09 10:10:01 -0600 Report

Just finished reading: Healthy for Life, Dr. Ray Strand, very informative, I try to read it twice a year, just to make sure I keep the pertinate info downloaded onto my cranial hard drive.

evbaker 2010-02-09 04:25:13 -0600 Report

I just finished reading James Patterson's' I, Alex Cross. And now I'm waiting for his newest one to come out in paperback.

NormaJean 2010-02-09 00:10:02 -0600 Report

I am reading BETWEEN SUNDAYS by Karen Kingsbury.
It's a story of redemption and love where life's real victories are won off the field.

Elrond 2010-02-08 22:57:35 -0600 Report

Oh, my. It's such a temptation to plug my own books here. But the rules say I'm not supposed to use this site for commercial purposes. When I find the time to read fiction, I prefer something with a lot of action. W.E.B. Griffin, Robert B. Parker, Clive Cussler, … that kind of thing.

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 04:00:08 -0600 Report

You are an author Elrond??

Elrond 2010-02-09 05:42:24 -0600 Report

Yeah, since retiring from my 'real job', it's about all I do. I have 3 books published and currently for sale on Amazon.com and a fourth book completed but I'm still searching for an artist to do the cover. All the books are part of a science fiction series called Star Tricks. It started as a spoof of Star Trek but it's taken on a life of it's own and the characters seem to be writing the story themselves.I'm sometimes surprised what happens when I sit down to write.

Kira_xo 2010-02-09 06:00:02 -0600 Report

That is really awesome!!! I have always wanted to write, but I never feel like I have the time to sit down and start haha. Great job!

AddassaMari 2010-02-09 10:17:11 -0600 Report

I see you use the same photo. I "looked inside the book" I want to know what has BBQ grill got to do with space. Say if I send it to you will you autograph my copy?

Elrond 2010-02-09 12:53:54 -0600 Report

I'd be happy to. The primary character who is telling the story formerly wrote instruction manuals for BBQ grills. Then he got caught up in interstellar intrigue..

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-09 14:43:41 -0600 Report

It says you are from Iowa? What part. I'm from Carroll.

Elrond 2010-02-09 14:58:46 -0600 Report

I was born and raised in Ottumwa but moved to the tiny town of New London for a job in 1975. I worked for the city there until a stroke forced me to retire in 1996.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-02-09 15:01:13 -0600 Report

I left several years ago. It's too darn cold for me!!! I live in Washington state now. Lived in Phoenix in the early 80's. Too hot there. I'm just a marshmellow! LOL

Elrond 2010-02-09 15:06:04 -0600 Report

I moved to AZ to get away from cold weather. Strangely, I don't mind the heat. Those -20 degree winters were very difficult for my weakened heart and my cardiologist ordered me not to even OWN a snow shovel. My brother had moved to the Phoenix area several years ago for a job so I just followed his lead.

hop2it 2010-02-10 06:51:50 -0600 Report

I live in PA and after this week of being snowed in, I am ready to move anywhere warm! We have 31" of snow as of right now and are anticipating 3-4 more inches today.

Zimoss 2010-02-08 22:19:05 -0600 Report

welcome to the monkey house, delicate prey, american gothic, spaceman, and technogenesis… along with whatever I can get my hands on that is not school related.

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