Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

    When I am not doing any of the demands of my house or my family, or if I'm not sewing, I like to read. I truly read alot of books! I thought it would be interesting to see what you like to read.

    My interests are not in the romance department. This is usually the only department that I stay away from.

    I have kids, so I read alot of childrens books and teen/preteen books. I like to read them before I let my kids read them because books are not rated like movies and TV shows. (I think they should be!) I want to know what is in them before I let my kids read them.
    My oldest gets around that by asking her Nana (my mother) for the books. This is how she aquired the Twilight series of books. So she got to read them first. I am just ready to start the 4th book in that series. (Hey, I just started reading them on Sunday night when she brought them home from Nana's house, not when they came out like most people.)
    I enjoyed the Harry Potter books. She was excited about that because we were at the book store parties at midnight waiting for the releases with her friends.
    My oldest daughter would impress so many people by reading "The Very Hungry Caterpillar", including the dedication page, front to back by the age of two. What most people didn't know was that she was actually not reading it. She had the whole thing memorized. But she enjoyed impressing people just the same.

    I like to get the crap scared out of me with a good book. You know the kind. The kind that you read in bed at night and find yourself in a personal dilemma. Anyone who has read a good horror story knows what I am talking about. The dilemma would be (to those who don't read such scary stories) the fact that you have to go to the bathroom. It seems like a very long walk down that hallway now, and it seems soooooo much scarier and darker then it really is. Do you wake your husband up to escort you? You want to. Even though you know he is going to laugh at you for such a "silly" idea and gripe about it. You would think this kind of book would be horrible to read, but this kind of book is my favorite.

    I love a good mystery. I have a hard time finding a great one though. Usually I am too smart for my own good and I figure out the mystery too soon. I guess its good that I am really smart, but it sucks that I know the ending before it comes. The book just seems to drag out then.

    Back to the smart thing. I read alot of educational stuff. I am always trying to fill my brain to full capacity. I am waiting for the Inspector Gadget like red flashing light and the warning sirens to start. I know what they will say. Emergency, Emergency! Put the book down! You have hit maximum storage capacity! Luckily (unlike my computer) the brain automatically deletes files that you no longer use, so there is a never ending capacity. (Trust me, mine would have exploded years ago!)

    I also like true stories. How cool is it to know that the fairy tale ending of a book is really true? Somebody out there really did have that happy ending.

    Ahhh..... fantasy. Running with vampires and slaying dragons. A unicorn standing in a beautiful forest. The spells and enchantments. Its easy to see why they are so much fun to read! They take you out of this world.

    What do you like to read?
    My user name is FunkiQuilter, but you can call me Funki for short. (Pronounced Funky.) I inherited the name from my cousin because of my love for unusual things.

    #2
    Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

    I belong to a book club that I started about 3 years ago. We read everything from non-fiction/biographical to sci-fi. Some have been out of the park super..and others..well not so much. Last month we read The Giver. Liked it right until the last 5 pages. I also just finished Under the Dome (Stephen King's new one) and it was okay...and long! I have to run right now...but I'll check back later and share some more of my recent reads...
    Michele

    Comment


      #3
      Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

      My all time favorite still remains Jane Austen, and Agatha Christie is just so much fun that I re-read her as well.
      There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

      Comment


        #4
        Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

        If you have kids around 8-10 years old, I would strongly suggest Charlotte's Web. That is hands down, my favorite childrens' book. It was one of the first chapter books I ever read myself and I never wanted it to end. If you have really little kids, I love the book "Guess How much I love you." I'm buying vinyl lettering with a quote from that book to put on my daughter's wall.

        By the way, my daughter loves the Very Hungry Caterpillar too and we found this puppet show on youtube. It's so cute! http://www.youtube.com/user/hagleypr.../0/nKKdwGwOlK8

        Comment


          #5
          Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

          richard bach. every once in a while i pull it back out... to help me soar.
          kid book " the giant jam sandwich."and the little mole in search of who dunnit."
          all the best
          Gina

          Comment


            #6
            Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

            I love the whole Harry Potter Series. My brother told me that I'd love it, but I seriously doubted it. I've never been heavily into the whole fantasy genre and have never been particularly intrigued by magic, witches and wizards. Boy was I wrong! I sat and read for weeks straight and finished them all. Now I'm sad that I'm all done!

            I also enjoy a lot of non-fiction books. I love studying about nutrition, even though I'm not the best at applying everything I learn! :cry:
            "A smile is the most inexpensive way to improve your looks."

            Comment


              #7
              Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

              Originally posted by ginampls
              richard bach. every once in a while i pull it back out... to help me soar.
              kid book " the giant jam sandwich."and the little mole in search of who dunnit."
              I love the little mole in search of who dunnit! My mum bought it for my little niece and she makes us read it over and over again. Can't go wrong with a story about cute animals and poop.
              Quilting through the dull times
              northstarquilting.blogspot.com

              Comment


                #8
                Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                I love books by Dean Koontz, Patricia Cornwell, John Saul and Nora Roberts. I usually pop in an audio book while sewing.

                Comment


                  #9
                  Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                  Originally posted by Rosie
                  If you have kids around 8-10 years old, I would strongly suggest Charlotte's Web. That is hands down, my favorite childrens' book. It was one of the first chapter books I ever read myself and I never wanted it to end. If you have really little kids, I love the book "Guess How much I love you." I'm buying vinyl lettering with a quote from that book to put on my daughter's wall.

                  By the way, my daughter loves the Very Hungry Caterpillar too and we found this puppet show on youtube. It's so cute! http://www.youtube.com/user/hagleypr.../0/nKKdwGwOlK8
                  Have you seen "The Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt" yet?
                  http://www.andoverfabrics.com/QuiltDesi ... 0Quilt.pdf
                  http://andoverfabrics.com/OurCatalog/Si ... aterpillar

                  My daughter loves this quilt.
                  My user name is FunkiQuilter, but you can call me Funki for short. (Pronounced Funky.) I inherited the name from my cousin because of my love for unusual things.

                  Comment


                    #10
                    Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                    Originally posted by debinmalaga
                    My all time favorite still remains Jane Austen, and Agatha Christie is just so much fun that I re-read her as well.
                    I just picked up the book Agatha Christine this week. I added it to the stack of books to read next pile. Man is that stack getting high!!! Thanks for the recommendation!
                    My user name is FunkiQuilter, but you can call me Funki for short. (Pronounced Funky.) I inherited the name from my cousin because of my love for unusual things.

                    Comment


                      #11
                      Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                      Originally posted by Carmen
                      I love the whole Harry Potter Series. My brother told me that I'd love it, but I seriously doubted it. I've never been heavily into the whole fantasy genre and have never been particularly intrigued by magic, witches and wizards. Boy was I wrong! I sat and read for weeks straight and finished them all. Now I'm sad that I'm all done!

                      I also enjoy a lot of non-fiction books. I love studying about nutrition, even though I'm not the best at applying everything I learn! :cry:
                      I am not sad that I am all done. I reread them all the time. They are my number one rereads of all time. I am sad that it is over. I would like to see more to this story.

                      I love series books! You really become attached to the characters. I prefer to read series over single books, but I do read single books as well. I just usually find myself enjoying the series better.

                      Who is good at applying nutrition? Not many people. ops: I can't stay out of that cookie exchange topic. ops:
                      My user name is FunkiQuilter, but you can call me Funki for short. (Pronounced Funky.) I inherited the name from my cousin because of my love for unusual things.

                      Comment


                        #12
                        Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                        Here is my current (but ever evolving and growing) list of books to read:

                        Sarah's Key - Tatiana deRosnay
                        The Next Thing On My List - Jill Smolinski
                        The Glass Castle - Jeanette Walls
                        Stil Alice - Lisa Genova
                        Nineteen Minutes - Jodi Piccoult
                        The Hour I First Believed - Wally Lamb
                        The Whistling Season - Ivan Doig
                        America Wife - Curtis Sittenfeld
                        Physik Book Of Deliverance Dane - Katherine Howe
                        Cold Rock River - J. L. Miles
                        The Last Lecture - Randy Pauch
                        The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrel
                        The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
                        Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
                        Good Harbor - Anita Diamant
                        Love Walked In - Marisa de los Santos
                        The Spirit of Sweet Grass - Nicole Seitz
                        The Ruins - Scott Smith
                        Girls In Trouble - Caroline Leavitt
                        The Gathering - Anne Enright
                        Drowning Ruth - Christine Schwartz
                        Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah
                        Those Who Save Us - Jenna Blum
                        Whistling in the Dark - Lesley Kayen
                        Queen of the Road - Doreen Orion
                        Runaway Grandma - Ann McCauley
                        Run - Ann Patchett
                        The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Setterfield
                        The Haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson
                        Peony in Love - Lisa See
                        Testimony - Anita Shreve
                        Sweeping Up Glass - Carolyn Wall
                        Limelight - Melody Carlson
                        The Prizewinner of Defiance Ohio - Terry Ryan
                        Mary Mary - James Patterson
                        The Next Big Thing - Johanna Edwards
                        Michele

                        Comment


                          #13
                          Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                          Hi all,

                          I love Nora Roberts and Christine Feehan books. I simply love all things paranormal.

                          Vicki L

                          Comment


                            #14
                            Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                            Oh Shell! What a list! That's fantastic! I love to read as well and am always looking for good books I'm 28 but a big fan of the teen fiction books! I've recently read the hunger games and it's sequel Catching fire, The Mortal Instruments series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians. I loved Harry Potter and Twilight I also love Jane Austen and am plugging through The Lord of The Rings (It's an interesting range I know ) I loved the movies so I decided to read the books and get a little more of the story. It's taking awhile though. What can I say? I'm a mom.

                            Most recently I finished Fairest it's the Snow White story written by the same author who wrote Ella Enchanted. It was quite good in my opinion. I love seeing all your reading fun!
                            To stitch or not to stitch... There is no question.

                            Comment


                              #15
                              Re: Your Reading List and Favorite Books Ever

                              Murder, Forsenics,Suspense, and medical .... no romance ever....
                              I have read alot of Patricia Cornwell, J.D Robb, Tami, Hoag, James Patterson, Iris Johansen, Lisa Gardner,Karen Harper
                              I read when ever I can ... I think I would like to read Twilight... I made my 13 yr old go with me even though she really didn't want to go because I had to sit thru a three hour musical.
                              Beverly Lewis & Wanda E. Brunstetter( amish series) Wendi

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X