I am a bit of a reader, I love historical books mainly.
Currently I am reading a book called, 'A Place Beyond Courage' By Elizabeth Chadwick. I only really discovered her. I love to read historical novels, especially of English Kings and Queens. I read most of the Phillipa Gregory books, and was really surprised by Elizabeth Chadwick. I currently have waiting the 4 books in the series, waiting for me to read. I also read her book called the 'Summer Queen' which is about Eleanor. That is part 1 of three and I am waiting for the second one to be published.
'A Place Beyond Courage' is based in the period, with Stephan and Matilda, fighting for the right of the English Throne.
It is a compelling read. So I completely recommend it if you love English History.
I also read, 'Chairman Mao's Last Dancer' which is an autobiography of a Chinese man who is a ballet dancer during the cultural revolution. It is a fantastic book.
Post by PuffyTheSlayer on Sept 5, 2014 5:28:12 GMT -5
i do enjoy to read, my fave author is Tom Holt he does a huge range of books, from historical to fantasy - but they are all 1st person, and usually have a comic twist (be it dry sometimes) streaking through them
i also love Douglas Addams books (oh what a surprise the geek likes the trilogy in 5 parts)
i tend to re read book a lot - cause i have difficulty finding books i really enjoy
the last 'new' book i read that i enjoyed was world war Z - i had just started reading it when the film was announced - on the whole i enjoyed it but it dissed my castle; claiming it was too poorly defended - FUCK off it has a moat & drawbridges!
the problem i have is once i start a book i have to finish it - but if im not enjoying it; it will take me months to read
which brings me to the current boook im reading dark hollow - john connoly. bought on a whim at a coach station - if prommissed horror & ghouls.... but it reads more like a tourist guide - the writer fixates of the minute details (like road names - the history of this small town - road lengths - weather - temperature) and then crowbars poorly described action scenes & waking dreams with dead peopl in to it - but i cant start a new book until i finnish this one! luckily i am 3/4 way though so only another 2 months of reading a chapter at a time before i give up to go! LOL
Lol I love Raymond E Fiest. I read the whole Magican saga, (rift war) that was a total of 30 books. I couldn't put it down I was hooked. It has finished now. The last book called "The Magicans End" was very good. It is an epic fantasy series, the first book was published in the 80s, the last was publish a few years ago. I miss those characters.
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I prefer to read sci-fi of the "hard core" variety. I started with Asimov, Heinlein, and Herbert in grade school. I gradually drifted into fantasy, like the Dragonriders of Pern series. A few years before the author died (before completing the saga!) a friend got me hooked on the Wheel of Time novels. I'm also a fan of horror/suspense and stayed up too late many a night in high school devouring the latest from Stephen King and Dean Koontz. (and consequently sleeping dead center of the bed with the lights on). I also got hooked on urban fantasy and things like The Dresden Files, Kim Harrison's The Hollows series, Patricia Briggs werewolf novels, and the Sookie Stackhouse southern vampire mysteries (which I read well before HBO sexed them waaaay up for 'True Blood').
I also re-read books that I love. Right now I'm re-reading Ender's Game for probably the 4th time. Every time I re-read a well-written book I find something new about it that resonates. I have piles and piles of to-be-read books. Thank goodness for Kindle: the piles are not growing larger, I'm just filling up my e-reader.
I also collect/read books about animal behavior, reference books (like how to identify birds of North America), how-to books (I'm an information junkie), cook books, craft books, etc. I love books!