what are you recently reading

Discussion in 'Talk of Books' started by joyceaxiu, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. joyceaxiu

    joyceaxiu Banned

    hello, what are you recently reading? i am reading the Geat Catsby.

    yours sincerely

    joyce from http://www.melodyhome.com/
  2. aggie

    aggie Well-Known Member

    I just finished "90 Percent of Everything" which is non-fiction about the merchant marine and the huge freight liners that travel the oceans. A great read. My fiction read is "The Compound" which is a futuristic thriller. I try to alternate between fiction/non-fiction every time.

    Having two Maricopa County libraries located within Sun City is so wonderful! I take full advantage of ordering my books, audio books and DVDs online to have them waiting for me so close to home.
  3. pegmih

    pegmih Well-Known Member

    I am reading Best Kept Secret by Jeffrey Archer.
    It is the third in a series about Harry Clifton and his family.

    Every 2 weeks I order about 10 books. And usually read all of them.
    I am not a tv watcher except for an hour of news at night.
  4. aggie

    aggie Well-Known Member

    I figured I'd continue on this thread because my reading doesn't fit the "series" group. I just finished the biography "The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid" by Bill Bryson. The title is pretty crazy but the book has been 90% terrific. Bryson grew up in the 50s near Des Moines Iowa. There are so many references to products, movies, TV shows and fads that I had forgotten about. A great light read!

    Now that I've gotten my non-fiction out of the way it's on to the techno sci-fi "The Rule of Thre3".....
  5. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Just started J A Jance's Remains of Innocence (Brady novel), am in the middle of P J Tracy's Dead Run (third in the Monkeewrench series) and just bought the Patterson Private series (9 books total). I've read a couple of them but will reread all of them again to get the flow from start to finish. Gotta get my big old butt into the gym again and Patterson is easy to read while on the bike or elliptical and all but one of these is hardcover which sits open (with a big chip clip) better than paper backs.

    Hey E; would you translate your above post? I get the AMA, but CMS and HIM? Help.
  6. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Geez, now i'm even more confused. Think i'll stick with Patterson, Jance and those easy to read types. All that happens in them is a half a dozen (or more) murder's per book.
  7. BPearson

    BPearson Well-Known Member

    Picked up Lee Childs latest Jack Reacher novel...damn, I can't put it down. I may have to go back and reread the series; he's that darned good.
  8. pegmih

    pegmih Well-Known Member

    I just finished "The French War Bride" by Robin Wells.
    Interesting WW II story.
  9. aggie

    aggie Well-Known Member

    Finished my non-fiction read: " Pale rider : the Spanish Flu of 1918" which was a bit slow reading but an interesting jump into another era. Current read is a futuristic sci-fi "Hell Divers" which moves along at a good pace.
  10. Ida Eisert

    Ida Eisert Guest

    I just finished reading Glory Hunter: A Biography of Patrick Edward Connor. Gave me an insight I found interesting. [h=1][/h]
  11. aggie

    aggie Well-Known Member

    Just finished "Gone to Dust" by Matt Goldman. It's a pretty easy read with a private investigator as the main character. The setting is in the Mpls/St. Paul area with many references to activities, locations and people from that area. It was his first book and I'll watch for more!
  12. aggie

    aggie Well-Known Member

    Here's a jewel in the non-fiction category- Astoria : Astor and Jefferson's lost Pacific empire : a tale of ambition and survival on the early American frontier Peter Stark author. If you're interested in US history....especially exploration in the 1800s from the east coast to establishing routes to the northwest. Written in a way to hold your attention.

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