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Thursday, October 15, 2009

The skies are grey, it's raining here and they're saying in some parts of the city there is snow! I haven't seen it yet, but when I get home, I'm going to dig out my California Raisins Christmas CD and play it. I always play it at the first sign of snow.

Pray for Colleen, I'm sure she's having chest pains right now from me saying that.

Anyway, since it's such a "cozy" day, it has turned my thoughts toward reading. So being the nosy person that I am, I thought I'd ask what you're reading these days. I'm curious how many fiction and non-fiction readers we have here. Also, it's interesting to see what genres everyone is reading, too. If you only have time to read a People's Magazine, that's okay, too!

I'll start. I'm reading Denise's book, "Seaside Letters." It's great, by the way! After that, I'm going back to one I picked up on my Kindle, but I can't remember the title right now. I also just finished reading Max Lucado's book on Fear. I love to read fiction AND non-fiction.

So how about you--what are you reading these days?
Diann Hunt  
posted at 11:03 AM  
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At 11:22 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I'm reading "Her Fearful Symmetry" by the author of the Time Traveler's Wife -- which I never read. I LOVE it. It's very gothic and well-written.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

Unfortunately, my "One-Year" Bible is about all I can handle right now...

 
At 12:05 PM, OpenID lynnrush said...

I'm just finishing up Jill Williamson's "By Darkness Hid." It's fantastic. :-)

Oh my, Christmas music in October. It's not only Colleen who is going to have chest pains over that. LOL. I'm one of those strict not-until-after-Thanksgiving kinda gals. :-)

Have a great day!

 
At 1:24 PM, Blogger Jenny B. Jones said...

I'm reading The Help. I like it a lot--gives me writer envy. Amazing voice and dialogue. But my favorite for 09 has been The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I'm also reading my newest issue of Prevention magazine and pretending like i'm gonna follow through on some of that stuff. : )

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm reading In a Gilded Cage by Rhys Bowen. Very good so far!

I've been wanting to read The Help, Jenny!

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger deniseahunter said...

I've been wanting to read "The Help" because I've heard good things, but the cover . . . What is up with these boring ABA covers?

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, Jenny, I've been wanting to read that potato peel society book! I've heard it's really good. Thanks for the tip!

 
At 1:48 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I heard it was really good too, Di. But I couldn't get into it. And I LOVE that time frame, but I just cannot take a book written in letters. Drives me nuts.

 
At 4:20 PM, Blogger Denise said...

I have a stack of books to read, literally. I keep hearing "you HAVE to read this"....I started "The Coalwood Way" by Homer Hickam but given "Summer Of Light" by W. Dale Cramer and asked to read it and return it quickly, the person was so sure I would love it? But the book I am itching to read is Robert Whitlow's "Higher Hope". The idea of this one intrigues me, and I'm not sure at all what the other two books are about. However, when I will actually get to these books with four boys running around and the small farm and time to snuggle with my hubby is beyond me! :)

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger Jenny B. Jones said...

I will say GLAPPPS (which is fun to say aloud) is not for everyone. My editor didn't like it either. But you have to push through the first 1/4 of the book, which I normally don't do. The first 1/4 is slow and confusing. But then it becomes clearer and I just fell in love with Guernsey--wanted to move there, wanted to be one of them.

I was in an airport in Ireland and had the book out and a few people approached me to talk about the book. I thought that was fun. They knew it and there was this instant connection and community with it.

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger Abby said...

I don't do well with non-fiction or self help books. I enjoy fiction books. I love "chick-lit"...anything girly and funny and up to date.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger Barb said...

Jenny, thank you the acronym. I, too, loved GLAPPS. Some great books I have read lately: Hunting Eichmann by Bascombe and Piece de Resistance by Sandra Byrd.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger quietspirit said...

Diann:
I am reading, "Facing Your Giants" by Max Lucado. I am also reading some writing craft books.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

I am reading "The Swiss Courier" by Tricia Goyer, it's great! Set during the WWII era. She is a spy for the OSS.

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger Beverly said...

I am currently reading Nothing But Trouble by Susan Warren, before that finished Seaside Letters, and before that read Get Cosey, Josey, by Susan Warren. Any day now, I will place an Amazon order for the first couple books in the Josey series, and your latest book, Diann!

I wish I liked to read things other than fiction, but I like to be entertained. I take non fiction in such small doses that I never end up finishing them.

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger Hannah Alexander said...

Mindy Starns Clark's Under the Cajun Moon. I read Seaside Letters before that (great, Denise!) and Athol Dickson's Lost Mission before that...or after that...or something. Anyway, I'm listened to Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I love the Odd Thomas series, and enjoy the way he inserts Christianity into those spooky pages. I've also ordered Terri Blackstock's latest, and Angela Hunt's latest MIRA novel. So many books...so little time.

 
At 11:33 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I'm reading Leaving Carolina by Tamara Leigh. Then I have about 50 more in my to-be-read pile, 99% of which are fiction. I usually only read non-fiction when it's something I have to review. Give me a fantasy land over reality, THAT'S what I read for!

 
At 7:40 AM, Blogger Tonya Kappes said...

I am reading Await Your Reply by Dan Chaon.
I love Seaside Letters. It is a great read and Denise proves you can write a great clean love story. They DO exist!

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Jenny B. Jones and I are on the same reading wave-length! Guernsey is one of my top five books EVER. Loved it from the first page. The Help (and no, I don't like the cover either, but I've heard others rave about it...) is wonderful. I will read both of these books again. I want to read "Her Fearful Symmetry" because I loved Time Traveler's Wife, but haven't gotten to it quite yet.....

And I definitely want to go to Ireland/Scotland/England and chat up some fellow readers about Guernsey!! Visiting Guernsey would be great, too...

 
At 9:58 AM, Blogger Lori said...

I'm all about the fiction too. Reading is my relaxation, so I have a hard time focusing on nonfiction. Right now, I'm reading Rachel Hauck's "Love Starts with Elle." Just finished Denise's "The Convenient Groom". I mostly have to rely on what I can get at the library - so Christian fiction is sometimes hard to come by. I was able to order both of these recent books with an Amazon gift card birthday present!

 
At 12:07 PM, Blogger Deena said...

I'm reading "The Year of Living Biblically" and "2012". Among other books:-) And I always get out my scented candles and jazz music at the first sign of a winter storm:-)

 
At 12:41 PM, Blogger Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Hey! I just purchased Melody Carlson's "Limelight" and Susan Meissner's "White picket fences". I'm pretty excited!!!

You're right--that's a perfect day for reading!

Have a great weekend!

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Kameko said...

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At 12:43 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I love that title Ice Cream for breakfast. I'll have to look it up. Memoirs are my favorite thing to read.

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I'm reading THE GRAPES OF WRATH (John Steinbeck) because I'm teaching it to my AP English class. Also am reading ROMEO AND JULIET (starts Friday!). For fun, I'm in the middle of FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN by Mitch Albom and THE BODY IN THE ATTIC by Katherine Hall Page. Next in the "fun book pile" are Colleen's ABOMINATION and THE DEAD DON'T DANCE by Charles Martin.

Snow in October? Oh, my! I'm sitting at my desk with the balcony door open: a glorious fall day in the high 70's... Yay!

 
At 1:34 PM, Blogger AcresofHope said...

I definitely prefer fiction over non-fic. I'm currently reading The Chronicles of Narnia, which I never read as a child. Next up: Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen. A co-worker raved about it and insisted I read it.

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

99.9% fiction. Just finished James Patterson's You've Been Warned (gave me the creeps!), Janet Evanovich's Fearless Fourteen, and Stephanie Lessing's She's Got Issues. Getting ready to start Meg Cabot's Boy Meets Girl and Diann's Hometown Courtship!

cheryl

 
At 4:33 PM, Blogger The Farmer's Wife said...

OOOO! "What are you reading right now?" is one of the best questions! I joined the site, GoodReads, and I get all sucked in by what I WANT to read, and totally forget what I'm ACTUALLY reading....

Lately, I've been reading a series called "The Moosepath League" by Van Reid, about Maine at the turn of the century (1800's, that is). Gentle, intelligent humor and characters that I really, really want to meet, even though I know they only exist in the novels.

 
At 2:42 AM, Blogger Cheri said...

Hi Diann!
I am reading "Black Sea Affair", by Don Brown. I am hopelessly addicted to military/thriller books, as well as almost any contemporary Christian book written today.

For non-fiction, I love Arnold Fruchtenbaum's "Footsteps of the Messiah", which covers Revelation and prophecy from Genesis to Revelation references being applied.

There are also several other topics included and I just finished a self study on his "Six Abodes of Satan". I think I have been using this book for almost 10 years!!(now in 2nd printing plus a bible study guide)

Thanks for asking!
Cheri

 

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