Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Love to Read

Reading is probably my very favorite pastime. There is nothing like having a brand new book in your hand and knowing that inside a new world awaits you. People often ask me what kind of books I like to read and my answer usually is anything and everything. I read what catches my attention, what fuels my spirit and what brings laughter to my life. How can all this be captured by reading just "one type" of book. What do you read? What are you reading now? What would you like to read? You all know how much I look forward to what you have to say. Drop me a line...I would love to hear from you.


Dani said...

Alright...I'm not reading anything right now. I just finished Letter's to A Young Poet and The Bright Side of Disaster. I am going to go to the bookstore tomorrow and look for Everyone is Beautiful, The Book of Eleven: An Itemized Collection of Brain Lint or Ordinary Sparkling Moments. So, those are next on my list. I love reading too!

Sandy H. said...

Hello.. my name is Sandy & I'm a Book Addict. Well, it fits I recently finished Beautiful Boy by David Sheff, a very touching memoir about the difficulties of letting your child go- despite their reprehensible failures & dangerous shortcomings. The author's son is Meth addict. I personally recommend this book to every parent; it was wonderful!

Typically I go for memoirs... something about the human experience draws me. However, I stepped outside the box a few weeks ago and read My Sister's Keeper, by Jodi Picoult. (The movie previews made me cave.)I didn't like it, but it has incredible character development!

My next read is on its way: Seeking Peace, Chronicles of the Worst Buddhist in the World, by Mary Pipher.

... ta-daaa! ;o)

Sandy H. said...

Ok an update.. because I think you are one of the few that may actually care ;o) Seeking Peace is on backorder @ Barnes & Noble, so instead I got: The Story of Tibet- Conversations with the Dalai Lama, by Thomas Laird.

I've read the intro & first chapter so far... and it is a history lesson wrapped in Buddhist wisdom. I never knew how vast the original Tibetan Plateau was before the Chinese invasion of 1949 or 50. Not only history; the book explains through the Dalai Lama's own words how things like reincarnation are really believed to be by Tibetans.

It's so interesting to read! So far, I definitely recommend it.

suzy said...

I love reading just about everything, but I do get a bit scared when I read murder mystery books. I am always looking over the covers, hearing noises in the bushes.
But having said that I just finished a book called Underbelly about crime bosses and gangs.
I started the new Sookie Stackhouse books from the series True Blood. It is not bad and just like the series.
I love books and I love reading....and I love your blog.

Sareska said...

I love to read, as well. I have actually decided to read many of the novels I read in college again without the stress of deadlines and 10 page reports. I would like to ready them and just enjoy their greatness this time.