The Official "What are you reading" Thread

Discussion in 'The Fire Hydrant' started by jess2416, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    22,560
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    NC
    I'm starting "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy today :)

    and then I will be reading "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe
     
  2. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    25,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    oo0oo, I almost started that last night, Jess, but I wanted to wait until you got yours so we could read it together. Good thing I didn't get too far in reading Turn of the Century. :D
     
  3. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    22,560
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    NC
    Well, actually my books got here a little earlier than expected :D They werent supposed to be here until the 8th :yikes: but they showed up today :D
     
  4. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    22,560
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    NC
    My grandmother got me a gift card for target and Im thinking about ordering another book... :D
     
  5. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    25,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ohh you should read some of Jodi Picoult's stuff, she's an amazing writer! :)
     
  6. PWCorgi

    PWCorgi Priscilla Winifred Corgi

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2006
    Messages:
    14,854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    Twin Citay!
    Ohhhh, I love Cormac McCarthy's books!
    I've read them all but The Road...it's always checked out at the library :(
     
  7. Whisper

    Whisper Kaleidoscopic Eye

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2006
    Messages:
    13,747
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    4; 2 dogs, 2 cats
    I just started We The Living by Ayn Rand.
    I'm also still reading For the Love of a Dog by Patricia McConnell. I started reading it a long time ago, but I lost it and recently found it when I went through stuff in my room.
     
  8. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    22,560
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    NC
  9. shadowfacedanes

    shadowfacedanes *Biter*

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2006
    Messages:
    2,947
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I just finished reading "The Guardian" by Nicolas Sparks again.


    :(

    Before that it was "In the Company of Heroes" by Michael Durant.
    (The Army pilot that was captured in Somalia...another great read)
     
  10. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    25,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  11. jess2416

    jess2416 Who woulda thought

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2006
    Messages:
    22,560
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    1
    Location:
    NC
    Well so far I'm NOT liking this book..

    The Road, it has an IMO awful writing style and after 43 pages, I still dont know whats going on, there is no plot and no nothing....
     
  12. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    25,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    So hubby and I went to Barnes and Noble today to get books for our vacation.. this is what I got:

    Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
    walking in circles before lying down by Merrill Markoe
    Fall on Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald
    Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult
    the namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
    A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

    And hubby and I are going to read Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah together again. :)
     
  13. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    25,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I agree. I'm not a fan of the writing style at all. I only gave it 15 pages before putting it down. :(
     
  14. Dreeza

    Dreeza New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    6,356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    one
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    In the past 10 days I read:

    Adventures of a Shopaholic (hey...I was in Hawaii...needed a beach book!)

    Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner

    Choke by Chuck Palahniuk


    Loved them all...however I have a feeling I may not be getting everything I was supposed to from 'Choke'. Not sure if I was in the best mindset to be reading it, but it was still great!
     
  15. Dani

    Dani Ninja Dog

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2005
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I'm going to start Blink by Malcolm Gladwell. I heard it's good.
     
  16. Southpaw

    Southpaw orange iguanas.

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Messages:
    7,788
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    7
    Location:
    Minnesota
    For school I'm reading Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Markandaya. For a school book it's really not that bad, nice and short, though a bit depressing.

    And I also just started reading Merle's Door by Ted Kerasote last night. I'm only one chapter into it but it seems good so far. :)
     
  17. HoundedByHounds

    HoundedByHounds Oh, it's *you*

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2007
    Messages:
    8,415
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    4 dogs, 2 cats
    Location:
    N Texas, USA
    Home Page:
    re-reading the Sword Of Truth series right now so I can read the new book and know what's going on lol.
     
  18. Dreeza

    Dreeza New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2005
    Messages:
    6,356
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    one
    Location:
    Arlington, VA
    we actually have to read a book for class (being a science major, i cant remember the last time I had to do this, lol)

    we had to choose between 6...I am choosing Seabiscuit cause I like horsies :)
     
  19. *Amy*

    *Amy* New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    904
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    3
    Location:
    FL
    Oo! I just got a new book called The Theory of Clouds by Stephane Audeguy. It was in the new author section at Barnes and Noble. It's pretty good so far.
     
  20. Buddy'sParents

    Buddy'sParents *Finding My Inner Fila*

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2005
    Messages:
    25,376
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I started on A Thousand Splendid Suns. :D yes, I read too much. :D
     

Share This Page