Books! How do you read and what do you read?

Nemo2

Senior Member
Location
Belleville, ON
Here are just a few of the books/authors we've enjoyed over the past few.....

Author: Jose Rodrigues Dos Santos "The Einstein Enigma"

Arturo Perez-Reverte "The Nautical Chart"...(and numerous others)

Gary Barwin "Yiddish for Pirates"

Sam Llewllyn "The Shadow in the Sands"

James Brabazon "My Friend the Mercenary"

Mishka Ben-David "Duet in Beirut"

Alan Furst

and so on and so on....
 

MarkD

Keeper of the Hounds & Garden
Does anyone else get books out of the library that they find they're already read and didn't remember the name? I'll get to page 20 and say, "Oh, heck, this is the one where the woman didn't know she had a twin sister and the twin sister killed the father and tried to pin it on her!!!"

Oh hell, @jujube, I couldn’t tell you how this happened but I had started to write a couple replies in another thread and they plopped themselves down here with the one I quoted from you. Sorry about that to you and to Della too. @Della, I had started to write something to tell you I was starting a new thread for posting quotes from our current reading .. and I still might but I decided to go another way with this one that I read earlier this year.
 

Nemo2

Senior Member
Location
Belleville, ON
A couple/few more, (1,000 yet to come):

Jamal Mahjoub (also writes as Parker Bilal - "The Golden Scales)

David Downing

Jo Nesbo

Olen Steinhauer

Arnaldur Indriðason

Philip Kerr
 
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fancicoffee13

Senior Member
Location
Texas
Reading is a pleasant past time. There are so many great books to read.
What are some of your favourite books you have read and what do you use to read them?
perhaps an ireader or a kindle? Or maybe you prefer listening to them.

These are great for reading with since you can:
-load as many books as you want to
-adjust the letter size
-read at night without needing to turn on a light so you don’t disturb others.

At at the moment I am reading ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd
which is extraordinarily written.

What are you reading right now and what great books can you suggest to the rest of us?
I read books by Christian authors, political authors, comedians-Irma Bombeck for one. I love some cookbook authors.
 

fancicoffee13

Senior Member
Location
Texas
Reading is a pleasant past time. There are so many great books to read.
What are some of your favourite books you have read and what do you use to read them?
perhaps an ireader or a kindle? Or maybe you prefer listening to them.

These are great for reading with since you can:
-load as many books as you want to
-adjust the letter size
-read at night without needing to turn on a light so you don’t disturb others.

At at the moment I am reading ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd
which is extraordinarily written.

What are you reading right now and what great books can you suggest to the rest of us?
And you are right. It is a means of escape and read a good book, if I don't like what's on tv and don't need to be anywhere. Even while in a doctor's office, take a good book.
 

Della

Senior Member
Location
Ohio
Sounds like a great project, Buckeye! I've never read Maugham, but, "Of Human Bondage," is one of my favorite movies, so I should try the source.
 

Gaer

"Angel whisperer"
Reading "The God Equation" by Michio Kaku
and I like the chapter on time travel.
It shows the constant change and movement
in physics and quantum mechanics.
but,
the theories are based on the Big Bang theory
and the new James Webb images have proven
that's a fallacy. It's already outdated.
 

helenbacque

Senior Member
Location
Central Florida
Just finished "Any Given Tuesday" by Lis Smith, a political insider who tells us way more than most of us want to know about why we vote the way we do. Quick read and interesting in a gossipy way. Does not paint a pretty picture about either party.
 

Supernatural

Member
Location
Scotland
Reading is a pleasant past time. There are so many great books to read.
What are some of your favourite books you have read and what do you use to read them?
perhaps an ireader or a kindle? Or maybe you prefer listening to them.

These are great for reading with since you can:
-load as many books as you want to
-adjust the letter size
-read at night without needing to turn on a light so you don’t disturb others.

At at the moment I am reading ‘The Secret Life of Bees’ by Sue Monk Kidd
which is extraordinarily written.

What are you reading right now and what great books can you suggest to the rest of us?
Back in my working days, lunch time and on payday, I went to brick/mortar shop, my favourite, and got about 10 books (one for every day of the week). Came back to office, ate lunch and devoured one book.

After I took my first 6 months pregnancy leave, I went to local book shops or visited the library. Then health took turn for worst after daughter was born. Working now from home, I read during lunch time again and either in the bath or bed.

I still have three libraries full of books BUT we're now into the digital age. My own writings are eBooks only and the rest acquired are read on my tablet or phone. I've two Android apps one audio and one which looks as if you're turning the pages. Funky!

Currently, reading news online, my writings are on hold so is my book reading days. I can't use the bath, it's showers only, can't bring a book in the shower lol! Sad as it may sound, sorry, but the last books I've read were the four eBooks of my first series. As I was getting ready to post them on my webstore and received distressed phone call from daughter saying that my husband and her father had died...
 

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NorthernLight

Senior Member
Location
Northern BC
I'm not a big audiobook fan. After a lifetime of reading books a certain way, I just couldn't get into it. Also, membership on Audible.com was too expensive.

However, my library doesn't have a very good selection. And some books are only available as audiobooks, or are cheaper as audiobooks. I found the Audiobooks.com doesn't require a membership.

I'm currently listening to The Skeptics' Guide to the Future on Audiobooks.com. Not quite what I was expecting. Some interesting topics and tidbits. I listen while exercising, as a change from my usual workout playlists.

I read in bed, for hours. When I eventually feel my brain shutting down, I turn out the light and go to sleep.

I've never been a book owner/collector, but I do have a small stash of secondhand books for when I can't get to the library. Currently reading The Water Museum by Luis Alberto Urrea. I thought it would be one of those mystifying South American tomes, but it's short stories set in the USA, about Chicanos and others. Pretty good.

I actually prefer short stories. Too bad there are so few around nowadays.
 

charry

Well-known Member
Location
UK
That's interesting. In the summer I see ads, etc., for "summer reads." I could never figure out what summer had to do with reading. (I read in bed.)
I don’t get time now to read indoors , and I need to sleep when I can ,( as I’m up and down with hubby most of the night )…I’m his carer ………..
But as hubby loves the sunshine , i get peace for a few hours to read lol ….
 

Meanderer

Senior Meanderer
Location
PA
 


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