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bookworm mommas!

post #1 of 93
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Where are my readers?

I'm talking about die hard book fans. Like, if you run out of something to read the back of a cereal box will suffice until you get some new material. People who were born to read

I can not live without books. I've got thousands. I love reading to my kids and want to just fill them with the absolute joy that books bring me/have brought me. I read everything; nerdy non fiction, trashy chick lit, anthologies, biographies, you name it I'll read it. Right now I'm reading like 10 books
post #2 of 93
I can leave this here for now, but it might also work in Books, Music and Other Media. That's where a lot of the readers hangout.

If you want me to move the thread, PM me and I can put it in there for you.

You may get responses in here, too.

I used to be a big time, eclectic reader, but lately my attention span is whacked. I start ten books and takes me FOREVER to finish one. Well, I did finish one fun one last week, so yay, me!

Maybe I'll come back and join your tribe once I am like, actually reading again!
post #3 of 93
I'm in! Just finished Susan Isaacs latest: As Husbands Go. Before that It's Easier Than You Think, by Sylvia Boorstein. And right before that, a fabulous escape that I know I'll be rereading: Sarah Addison Allen's latest: The Girl Who Chased the Moon.

I'm not on the computer a whole lot, but I'd love to participate in this tribe when I am.


Any recommendations from other bookworm mommas?
post #4 of 93
This sounds so much like me! I don't get to read quite as much as I would like between being a mom and my job but i do read every chance I get. Right now I'm reading An Isolated Incident---and have about 4 others scattered around the house that I have started and pick up when they are close and I have a few minutes.

Chris
post #5 of 93
I am a reading FIEND. I read everything, lol.

Right now I'm rereading Ina May's Guide to Chidlbirth, reading Geneen Roth's Breaking Free from Compulsive Eating, Midwives by Chris Bohjalian, and I've got piles of other books scattered around the house - I like to have something to read, no matter what room I'm in.

I've complained to my family that I need to get rid of my queen bed and put a twin in my bedroom to make room for more bookshelves... :P
post #6 of 93
Count me in! I go to the library at least 3 times/week. Just finished Slaughterhouse Five, The Hunger Games, Angela's Ashes and Such A Pretty Girl and am now reading The Know-it-All and We Were the Mulvaneys. I have 5 more books to read on my dresser
post #7 of 93
We are huge bookworms here. We own 4,000 titles and go to the library every three days for more reads for our family of four.
post #8 of 93
Hello mamas. I have moved this to the books forum it really does make more sense here.
post #9 of 93
Oooh, me! I'm a total book junkie. I average 5-6 books a week and my home looks like a cluttered library annex.
post #10 of 93
Me! My husband limits me to one bookcase and it is so hard! I'm constantly recycling books (I buy a lot from yard sales or thrift stores). My reading has calmed down since I had my son last year, but so fr I'm actually on track to read more books this year than I read last year (104). Goodreads is one of my favorite websites! We just went to B&N tonight and I wrote down the names of 4 more books to add to my never ending to-read list.
post #11 of 93
Me too!

I am sort of in a funk right now because I finished The Girl With the Dragon Tatoo series and am missing it.

I am halfway through Ghost Army, which non-fiction, about a special unit in WWII that used blow-up tanks and other tricks to fool the German army.

I keep a HUGE reading list.

Off to check out that goodreads site.....
post #12 of 93
I love, love, love reading. I usually have at least two books going on at the same time.
post #13 of 93
I belong here! I am very visual/linguistic and MUST have something to read all the time, usually books are spread out all over the house. Though of course, frequently, one becomes my focus and I have to force myself to put it down so I can get something done. We even listen to books on CD in the car (I can't stand music radio...it's either talk radio, a story, or quiet). At the moment I've got The Complete Works of Chuang Tzu in the bathroom, Witch of Blackbird Pond in the living room, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet in the car...
post #14 of 93
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Witch of Blackbird Pond in the living room, and A Swiftly Tilting Planet in the car...
Great choices, Mooney!!!
post #15 of 93
Me!! Me!! lol. I've been struggling lately because I have a hard time getting to library because of it's limited hours and my work hours and having only one car. (there's like, 20 minutes a week I can go, so I order ahead but I miss going multiple times a week.)

Let's see, my last batch I read the forest of hands and teeth (ok) the maze runner (great) life as we knew it (a little disturbing but really good) the dead and the gone (likewise, but great). What can I say, I'm really looking forward to mockingjay (we're 9 of 35 holds, down from number 41!), so I started reading NY times book reviews of other YA distopian/apocolyptic novels and discovered some good stuff.

I've also been reading a lot of non-fiction lately. (the past couple weeks, mostly having to do with recovering from childhood family dysfunction and not passing it on)
post #16 of 93
I love reading too! I taught middle school for 13 years - mostly reading and I love youth literature. I like fiction and non fiction and am currently reading: The Chumash - book of Genesis on a reading schedule, Evolving in Monkey Town, Celtic Christianity, Cirque Du Freak The Vampires Assistant (just got it, have not started it yet - probably will tonight), Eating Animals, boys adrift, and do cookbooks count? - Food to Live By and Mother Earth News magazine.
post #17 of 93
Hooray for books! I read obsessively, and am currently working my way through several lists of books on my computer. One, apparently, is the Oprah books--man, some of those are awful! I just finished "White Oleander" and "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter," though, and thought both of those were good. I'm just about to dive into "Unbroken," which is by the author of "Seabiscuit," so I have high hopes for that one.

I loved the "Cirque du Freak" books, loved "The Maze Runner," and especially loved "Mockingjay;" it was a great end to the trilogy. I didn't like "We Were the Mulvaneys;" I found it really depressing.

I'll be checking in here for more book recommendations, although I really don't need to add anything else onto my ever-expanding list of books to read.
post #18 of 93
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Originally Posted by LaLaLaLa View Post
I loved the "Cirque du Freak" books, loved "The Maze Runner," and especially loved "Mockingjay;" it was a great end to the trilogy. I didn't like "We Were the Mulvaneys;" I found it really depressing.

I'll be checking in here for more book recommendations, although I really don't need to add anything else onto my ever-expanding list of books to read.
I consider We Were the Mulvaneys one of the worst books ever written. I truly hated it. I was actually angry (at the father) while reading it.

I just started United States of Arugula, so far so go.

By some good luck, the waiting list for Freedom clipped by very quickly. I picked that up yesterday.
post #19 of 93
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I've also been reading a lot of non-fiction lately. (the past couple weeks, mostly having to do with recovering from childhood family dysfunction and not passing it on)
My BFF and I went through a period of dysfunctional family memoirs. Shattered was pretty good. The Glass Castle was good too, the author was incredibly forgiving.
post #20 of 93


looking for some good winter reads!!!!!!!
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