What Are You Reading?

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Bet you thought I forgot about you huh? Turns out managing the operations of a company is pretty draining.

I miss some of the things that I used to do regularly. Like spend a whole day reading a book. I’ve heard of a few series I’d like to start reading, thinking I may start designating Sundays as my reading days and settle in with tea and a good book.

What do you do when you read, do you go to a quiet room, particular part of the living room, how do you stay in the zone? That’s the one thing that has hindered my progress, I can sacrifice some of my time on Stumble for reading.

Since I’m looking to reinstate “Reading Time” which I used to really enjoy, I’m welcoming any book recommendations. I have a pretty good interest in most anything but war books. I tried to read a Tom Clancy book once and just couldn’t do it.

I’d like to know what kind of books you prefer and why…and any particular books you would recommend. I’m currently listening to “The Confession” on cd by John Grisham and love that format because I can soak it in on my commute to and from work. The next series I’ll be reading is Stephen King’s Dark Tower series, which comes very highly recommended.

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  3. I love audiobooks for the commute. I’ve been using http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com to rent CDs like netflix. Then I upload the CDs on computer, transfer them to mp3 player and voila! Affordable audiobooks to listen at my leisure. On the commute to take to and pick up from school, we’re listening to the Harry Potter series, which at this point even 3yo DD asks for, LOL. I’m working on “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and just finished “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair. I like books with historical value, and have found Anne Rice’s “Christ the Lord” series positively fascinating. Tom Clancy? Try Executive Decision, which has a little bit of war, but is mostly how a plane crashes into the Capital and kills all but one person on the chain to the presidency–the CIA director. He has to rebuild the government from the ground up and actually uses real people with real experience to do it–not politicians. Tripped me out because I read it a few years before 9/11 and it was about a plane being hijacked and kamikaze’d into the Capital, you know? Also, Stephen King’s “Under the Dome” was amazing…hearkens back to when he wasn’t under contract to put out as much as he could as fast as he could. “The Dark Tower Series” is amazing. Bloody amazing. Oh, the last book…you just can’t know the twists and turns and then the end…amazing. Oh, and for a good cry (who doesn’t need one now and then?) pick up anything by Jodi Picoult, and “Letters to my Daughters” by Mary Matalin…Picoult really tugs at heartstrings you didn’t realize were even there. Can you tell what I do in my spare time? http://www.librivox.org has free classic audiobooks where real people just like us volunteer to read 30-45 minute sections of old “public domain” books. Really great when you’re broke or just want to read something classic, like “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” or “Dante’s Divine Comedy.” I find I feel guilty if I use both hands to read an actual book–not being productive. Even if I just crochet while listening, I feel productive.

  4. Hey ‘Brina!

    I just finished up two books or rather audiobooks this week.

    The latest Stephen Cannell book, The Prostitutes’ Ball (Shane Scully Series) and the latest J.D. Robb book, Treachery in Death (Eve Dallas Series).

    I suggest starting with the first book of each series. Great reads.

    Miss you girlie,

    HB

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