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Posted on Wed, Aug 01, 2012 19:02

Since the "What are you reading?" blog was so successful in July, I decided to start a continuation blog for August.

 

Please share with us the book you are enjoying now,  tell us what it's about, and what you like about it.

 

I'm reading, Quirkology: How We Discover the Big Truths in Small Things by Richard Wiseman, PhD. (2009, Basic Books/Perseus Book Group). It's filled with lots of interesting stories about statistical studies that flush out the mysteries about everyday things like how to tell if someone is a liar, what a person's sense of humor reveals, odd behaviors of animals, and all sorts of interesting things. I've found some good conversation starters from this fun little book and I'm just half-way through it. 

 

 



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Posted on Sat, Sep 01, 2012 17:00

I did enjoy The Five Love Languages. Had I read this book five yrs ago...there is a possibility I would not be on MM today :-) I'm starting The Time Traveler's Wife tonight ...(as soon as I can find my reading glasses..smh) I will add the other suggestions you gave me to the previous list Thanks again RMac! Cassie


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Posted on Thu, Aug 30, 2012 20:36

Quoting QuietStorm2193:

I don't think I need to jot down EVERY recent book I have read but I just completed The Five Love Languages. I really regret not reading it sooner.   It is very insightful and a must read!



Quiet Strom – If you liked that book it is highly likely you will like these two.

 

“for women only“ by Shaunti Feldhahn

“for men only” by Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn

 

Read “for men only” first.  It is explaining women to men.  The reason for reading it first is so you will gain confidence in the authors.   My reaction on reading “for women only” was I was not certain I wanted any woman to know that much about me.   I also learned that some of the things I worried about, most men worried about.  I thought it was just me.

 

RMac



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Posted on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 07:01

I don't think I need to jot down EVERY recent book I have read but I just completed The Five Love Languages. I really regret not reading it sooner.   It is very insightful and a must read!



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Posted on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 20:18

Quoting QuietStorm2193:

@RMac.. Thank you for those suggestions. I have written those down. A friend of mine suggested The life of Pi and The Time Traveler's Wife as well. I will be busy with these new suggested readings for the next several weeks if not longer. I am working my way through a book right now. As soon as I'm done, I will tackle that list.. Geez I have no life.!! Lol. I really should join a book club!! Thanks again RMac. Cassie


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I haven't read the book, but I've seen the movie, The Time Traveler's Wife. Loved it. Very unusual, even for the subject of time travel........... BeWell



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Posted on Sat, Aug 25, 2012 07:12

@RMac.. Thank you for those suggestions. I have written those down. A friend of mine suggested The life of Pi and The Time Traveler's Wife as well. I will be busy with these new suggested readings for the next several weeks if not longer. I am working my way through a book right now. As soon as I'm done, I will tackle that list.. Geez I have no life.!! Lol. I really should join a book club!! Thanks again RMac. Cassie


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Posted on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 06:45

Quoting QuietStorm2193:

I like fiction.. mystery, drama, suspense and love stories. I guess it just depends on what I'm in the mood for.. I want to break that habit and try other books... Non fiction, autobiographies, bios, self help.. Etc.. I am such a creature of habit so the problem is.. I wouldn't know where to start. My best bet would be to probably join a book club or do some research.. Forever_Classy suggested Secret- the Power, so I think I will add that to my reading list. Thanks Forever!!


QuietStorm  --  These are some books that in the past few years were recommended to me. 

Non-Fiction: “Save the males: why men matter why women should care,” by Kathleen Parker. 

Non-Fiction: “The mole people: life in the tunnels beneath New York,” by Jennifer Toth. 

Fiction: “The time traveler’s wife,” by Audrey Niffenegger

Fiction: “Shannon,” by Frank Delaney. 

They are not the sort of books I would normally read; nonetheless I liked them and liked having read them. 

So, if you have not read them you might consider one or more of them.

 

RMac



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Posted on Thu, Aug 23, 2012 14:29

I like fiction.. mystery, drama, suspense and love stories. I guess it just depends on what I'm in the mood for.. I want to break that habit and try other books... Non fiction, autobiographies, bios, self help.. Etc.. I am such a creature of habit so the problem is.. I wouldn't know where to start. My best bet would be to probably join a book club or do some research.. Forever_Classy suggested Secret- the Power, so I think I will add that to my reading list. Thanks Forever!!


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Posted on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 18:06

BEWELL... Honey.. Just popping in to say HELLO!! 

I'm reading Real Estate Math and Law.. 

And.. for 4th time or so... 

Glancing at THE SHACK so I can close my eyes.. 

Has been very "Insperational" regardless of one's religious beliefs... 

HOPE EVERYONE IS "BEING -WELL"

No time currently to get "involved" in new book...

;) XO



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Posted on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 07:08

You know I've been reading 50 Shades of Grey out of curiosity. I read about 250 pages and fast-forwarded to the end. ;-D I've lost interest and I don't think I'll be reading the other two books in the series. Won't see the upcoming movie either. Not my type of thing.

 

From a publishing perspective I think it was very poorly written and needed shaping editors to fix the manuscript before it went to print. I think the only redeeming quality of the book is that it gives the reader a good profile for what a sick, controlling sexual abuser looks like, and his sick and weak-willed victim. Hopefully it may help some women get out of similar controlling relationships, and help others to avoid such situations.

 

The viral popularity doesn't surprise me. Things that are taboo often go viral because they set off endorphans in the brain that gives the reader a type of high and also creates an addictive response, i.e., not able to put the book down, not able to get the story out of your mind. Soap operas do the same thing, but in a less graphic way.

 

I'm ready to get back to my regular books that feed and nourish my brain and not my pseudo-libido. ;-D

 

 



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Posted on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 06:34

Quoting QuietStorm2193:

BeWell, I'm not sure what my next read is.. Open to suggestions..


QuietStorm2193,

Don't have a clue. I'm on a marketing and psychology book kick right now. My primary area of publishing expertise is in natural health, and it's a very slow market right now. Nothing new at the moment. Sorry. Perhaps some of the others can make a suggestion. What types of books do you enjoy reading?



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Posted on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 04:02

Quoting BeWell:

QuietStorm2193,

So happy to hear you enjoyed Gone Girl, and thanks for the synopsis. I'm sure everyone appreciates your take on it.

 

What's next on your reading list?................... BeWell



BeWell, I'm not sure what my next read is.. Open to suggestions..


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Posted on Sun, Aug 19, 2012 06:02

Quoting Chinelle:

Im reading A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, is an autobiographical work written by South African President Nelson Mandela, so far, he speaks about experiences which has taught him life lessons that made him into the icon he is for today. Im enjoying it!



Chinelle,

Welcome to the reading blog. A Long Walk to Freedom is definitely on my reading list. I love to read autobiographies of the movers and shakers in the world, and Mandela is certainly one of them. I also have a major client in South Africa, so it is important that I read this book in the near future.

 

Thanks for mentioning it. Happy to hear you are enjoying the book............... BeWell



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Posted on Sat, Aug 18, 2012 17:26

Im reading A LONG WALK TO FREEDOM, is an autobiographical work written by South African President Nelson Mandela, so far, he speaks about experiences which has taught him life lessons that made him into the icon he is for today. Im enjoying it!


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Posted on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 19:22

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Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn Ok.. Finally finished it!! I hate and love this book!! I was totally seduced and blown away by this psychological  thriller. It makes you ask "just how well do you know the person you love?" Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy whose marriage is full of lies, malice, sex, betrayal, love, and two COMPLETELY different sides of a story. Amy and Nick are believable, compelling and alluring as you read and enter the minds of each character. The path is twisted and disturbing. Nick.. A very dark man/ an asshole Amy... a cold and calculated manipulator yet brilliant!! She is  incredibly scary yet I was very impressed by her premeditated and brutal way of thinking. Amy is truly every man's worst nightmare :-) I'm not sure who I like more..  It's definitely a good read..


QuietStorm2193,

So happy to hear you enjoyed Gone Girl, and thanks for the synopsis. I'm sure everyone appreciates your take on it.

 

What's next on your reading list?................... BeWell



BeWell and wishing you only the best ! ..................;-D

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Posted on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 19:17

Quoting Forever_Classy:

BeWell, I am in Niagara Falls enjoying family and friends.  Every year we go to the Fallsview Casino, enjoy dinner, do some sightseeing and shopping.  The view of the falls is outstanding.  Although I spent my teenage years just a few miles away, it never ceases to amaze me that the sound of the waterfalls can be so powerful, so thunderous!

 

Does your daughter live nearby?  I have 12-year old twin grand-daughters who live in Calgary.  Enjoy that grandson of yours!

 

tsabiero, I may just look up that author, Adele Parks, and see how her style differs.  There is always someone who is outstanding in their field....  Thanks for sharing!   



Forever_Classy,

Good to hear you're enjoying Niagra Falls. I've never been there. I'm sure I'd love all the negative ions from the water sprays. Those types of ions are calming to the soul.

 

My daughter lives in Kansas City. It's about 4 1/2 hours by train. I'm in heaven with my grandson. He will be 4 months old next week. He's adorable and just starting to smile and laugh. So cute!!! I will hate to leave him next week when I return home after my daughter and son-in-law get back from vacation.  I can't even imagine how wonderful it must be for you to have twin granddaughters that are pre-teens.

 

So far I'm about 60 pages in to 50 Shades. I'm not impressed at all. I must share this funny story though. I purchased the book at a little independent bookstore that sells both used books and a few of the most popular new titles. When I asked the shop owner for 50 Shades she looked at me like I was a useless hussey. She was well into her 70s. She said, "Are you SURE you want to read that book? Has anyone told you about it? It's porno and graphic. A girl like you shouldn't be reading things like that." I sweetly asked her if she had read it. She said, "No I have NOT. An 83 year old woman told me about it. And I'm wondering about her too." HA! I did everything I could to not break out laughing. I was near peeing my pants holding it in. Thought you'd get a kick out of that. ;-D

 

Must go. My little dumplin' is due to wake up soon and I'm going to attempt to give him a bath............... BeWell

 



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Posted on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 17:25

Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn Ok.. Finally finished it!! I hate and love this book!! I was totally seduced and blown away by this psychological  thriller. It makes you ask "just how well do you know the person you love?" Gone Girl is the story of Nick and Amy whose marriage is full of lies, malice, sex, betrayal, love, and two COMPLETELY different sides of a story. Amy and Nick are believable, compelling and alluring as you read and enter the minds of each character. The path is twisted and disturbing. Nick.. A very dark man/ an asshole Amy... a cold and calculated manipulator yet brilliant!! She is  incredibly scary yet I was very impressed by her premeditated and brutal way of thinking. Amy is truly every man's worst nightmare :-) I'm not sure who I like more..  It's definitely a good read..


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Posted on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 07:02

Quoting Forever_Classy:

BeWell, I still can't get into the 50 Shades of Grey series.  I read about 10 chapters of the first book and did not enjoy it much.  I haven't been drawn back to the story.  I think the fact that it is "self-narrated" really does not appeal to me.  I have always preferred a book where a third party narrates the story, much more interesting.  When a book has every chapter, paragraph or sentence start with an "I".....something about it turns me off. 

 

For curiosity sake, do you enjoy books that are self-narrated? 



Forever,

 

I don't like self-narrated books either. The editor circles I'm in say to never, ever write books in the 1st person. There are too many people who find it boring for the same reasons you do. I tend to agree with them. This book may only be 'hot' for a short while. Will let you know what I think of it once I start reading it.

 

Are you back from your trip? I'm leaving today to watch my grandson while my daughter is on vacation............. BeWell



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Posted on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 06:55

Quoting QuietStorm2193:

Getting ready to curl up with yet another book. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. Has anyone read it yet?


QuietStorm,

Haven't read it. Let us know how you like it................ BeWell



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Posted on Mon, Aug 13, 2012 06:54

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There was a cute little story tonight on the evening news about a Regina man who turned his front lawn into a library.  He built the miniature library so it would look like his house and wrote Little Free Library, Take One-Leave One.  The idea is to promote literary and build a sense of community at the same time.  The concept is simple - bring a book you've finished reading and exchange it for a new one.  There are people that come by every day to exchange books, kids, and people of all ages.  He sees some of the same people time and time again but also see new faces all the time.  The original ten books have long since disappeared and new ones appear every day.  It is a labour of love for him. 

 

I wanted to share this story as I was thrilled with the concept.  What a wonderful way to give back to the community.



Forever_Classy,

 

I saw a picture of the Little Free Library and a short article on Yahoo last week. It is a great idea! You're right--a great way to give back to the community.  It's such a shame that so many bookstores have gone out of business. I read that Barnes and Noble is not doing so well either, the last of the big ones. Maybe this Little Free Library guy has started a new trend. ;-D.... BeWell



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