I finished the book this evening and oh dear, I didn’t like the end. Not that I actually liked most of the story but still it made an interesting read. I understand your thinking 6herry. Where would she get such ideas?
I have recently finished re-reading the Stephanie Plum Series of books by Janet Evanovich. The love interests are 'straight' but it's the storylines that grab me.
My current reading will not suit everyone here, as they are lesbian romance novels (again on Kindle). I'm going through various authors to find the ones I like the best, that may end up being keepers. These books are ones that are available on Kindle Unlimited, so apart from paying a small monthly fee to Amazon, the books are all free to read.
I’m reading my way through the Chronicles of St Mary’s series by Jodi Taylor.
I’m also reading The Blind Watchmaker by Richard Dawkins. I’m not so impressed with it though. I feel he’s made a book out of stating the obvious. I’m not sure I’ll bother going on with it.
I love trashy magazines. Not the celebrity ones though as like the rest of you I have no idea who these people are. I like Woman’s Own or Take a break. I don’t buy them though. A magazine like that I can get through in about 20 minutes so it’s a bit of a waste but I love it if people give them to me.
I’ve always been a very prolific reader. I can read very fast. I’m not trying to boast here. It’s just something I can do. The only other person who could ever read like me was my mum. It seems I scan rather than read each word. It only works on easy reading books. When I say fast though I really mean fast. An ordinary book I can get through in a day and even the thick Harry Potter books I could get through in 2-3 days. It’s not a good thing as it means I don’t really get good value out of a book. Also if I get through a lot then all the characters begin to blur into each other and I forget what I’m reading about.
Anyway about a year and a half ago I just got fed up and stopped reading at all. In the past year I’ve read one book. It was recommended to me by my cousin so I thought I’d give it a go. It was Mao’s Last Dancer by Li Cunxin and I’d really recommend it. My cousins son had seen him talk live and found his story compelling. There’s a film on Prime but it doesn’t do it justice.
I’ve just started reading again and I bought my first book for a long time. The Richard Dawkins one is a book I found at the van. I like to have one trashy novel and one serious book on the go at the same time. I tend towards sciencey books for the serious stuff because I’m a bit of a nerd.
I also have a kindle and I’d rather read on there than hold a book. I know I’m in a bit of a minority here but books close on you and they’re not backlit.
I do resent buying books I’ve already bought. That’s the problem with the kindle. I’ve had a number of kindles and have the kindle app on my other devices as well plus my dads kindle and iPad are registered to my account because my dad is of the generation that would never put their card details on line.
When I first got a kindle it was a paper white and I used a book manager program to transfer quite a lot of books onto the kindle. My cousin gave me a pen drive with thousands of books on it although there weren’t many I actually wanted to read. I also was able to download a few although they came in pdf format and were quite difficult to read. One set I got as pdfs were the Harper Connoly series by Charlaine Harris. I love her stuff. She wrote the southern vampire mysteries which were made into True Blood for the TV. I would like to buy the ones I haven’t got but it amounts to a lot of books and a big layout. I’m reluctant to spend on stuff that I’ve already got.
I’ve given up on the Richard Dawkins and I’m now trying yet again to read the quantum universe by the lovely Brian Cox. I’ve started this book so many times but it’s hard going.
B, I have a couple of books that I am considering. One that I haven't read before is Witchnapped in Westerham by Dionne Lister, recommended by our daughter. I have a whole host of James Patterson books that I haven't read, also I might re read Pillars of the Earth. Plus, I have a new Milly Johnson.
Quite a haul then Trisha. The first title sounds interesting let me know how you find it, it might be one for me.
Mags, was just reading about your fast reading..wow! My dad had what people call a "photographic memory" he could read fast , a book with dates etc be it history or something else factual and remember everything in it after one reading.
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.
If only my memory was good as well. Sadly it’s very far from good. The reading fast thing is just something I can do. I can’t do it if it’s a textbook or anything that needs careful thought. It’s only good for trashy novels.
Bad spelling or really bad sentence construction brings me to a juddering halt. It’s very odd. I can’t really explain it.