Read any good books lately? AND What are you reading

  1. somehow i missed the children of the earth books the first time out, but i'm reading jean auel's clan of the cave bear. it is wonderful!
    i just finished ordering the next 3 on amazon.

    so what are you reading?

    since there were so many excellent suggestions gator sn's book thread has been merged with my what are you reading?

    gator, sn
    read any good books lately? post #60

    after reading for hours just for school, i promised myself that i was going to read something for pleasure and for graduation my friend gave me "a diary fro nicholas" and it was very good.
    its about a female doctor that has a heart attack and then is able to prioritize her life so that it has meaning and is more fulfilling. the big lesson in the book is to enjoy every moment. in life we juggle 5 balls everyday: friends, family, work, spiritual, and personal things. all of them are glass, except work. that one is rubber and if dropped, will bounce back, but all the rest are precious and should be handled with care. i don't want to give away too much, but i liked it and it made me think.

    what have you read lately that is a must read? i am looking for suggestions. help!

    Last edit by P_RN on May 31, '03
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  3. by   jnette
    After 3 full years of nothing but reading...(Nursing Books for School) will be a good while before I want to pick up any more books !!!

    Right now I'm SUPPOSED to be reading a big fat manual on Medicare Diagnotic Coding for work... and I'm procrastinating like crazy !

    So for now, I'll just stick to reading the BB for awhile ! Perhaps in a year or two, I'll get back to enjoying reading again.
  4. by   gwenith
    At the moment I am between books - I usually read science fiction/fantasy (which you would probably never guess after seeing my avatar), so I have been doind my next favourite thing - reading New Scientist (Yeah I know - I'm wierd). I might have to give up reading it though - I am starting to understnd the articles on quanum physics and that is SCAREY!!!!
  5. by   P_RN
    Yeah I'm a Trekker and a Stargate fan myself. At my age can you imagine the salesclerk at B. Daltons checking me out with my Star Trek novels. I have wayyy over 100 . I like the original books best. I like TNG for viewing though.
  6. by   Zee_RN
    Just picked up "Crocodile on the Sandbank" by Elizabeth Peters. It's part of a series of mysteries, set in the Victorian age, on an Egyptian archeological site. Have only read the first page thus far.

    Recently finished "One for the Money" by Janet Evanovich, the first in the Stephanie Plum mysteries.

    I also have in my pile of to be reads "Faking It" by Jennifer Crusie. Just finished a Highland romance, too, called "Flame" by May McGoldrick. Just gotta read a "heaving bosom" novel every now and then.

    I really recommend "The Secret Life of Bees" by Sue Monk Kidd too. Read that a little while ago.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I am always reading Sylvia Browne's books ----newest one is her

    Book Of Angels. I love her books. She is amazing.
  8. by   askater11
    Jeffrey Deaver--The Blue No Where.

    I'd love to read a Sylvia Brown book. Are there any you recommend?
  9. by   Ortho_RN
    Speaking of reading.. Did the book club thing just die??? Since I am out of school for the summer I have much more time to read and was just curious??

  10. by   aimeee
    I like the Elizabeth Peters mysteries too, and also enjoyed all of the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series. I just have the last one to look forward to now. Currently reading The Squires Tale (can't remember the author's name) but the main character is a medieval nun by the name of Dame Frevisse who solves mysteries. There is a whole series that use the titles of Chaucer's stories.
  11. by   Mimi2RN
    Originally posted by P_RN
    Somehow I missed the Children of the Earth books the first time out, but I'm reading Jean Auel's Clan of the Cave Bear. It is wonderful!
    I just finished ordering the next 3 on Amazon.

    So what are YOU reading?

    I'm a bit ahead of you, I checked out Shelters of Stone from the library....7 weeks ago, I've renewed it twice......I work too much and spend too much time on the computer. I should finish it soon!
  12. by   Zee_RN
    Oh, Aimee, I'll have to check out that series with the nun! Sounds really cool! Is it appropriate reading for a 13-year-old girl? One of my daughters love serial mysteries...she's currently reading "The Cat Who...." series by Lillian Jackson Braun. She also reads Joanne Fluke. I'm reading the Amelia Peabody book now and if it's OK, I'll pass it on to her. I don't think the Stephanie Plum series is suitable for her.
  13. by   NICU_Nurse
    Okay. Just finished "MIDDLESEX" by Jeffrey Eugenides. LOVING IT BIG TIME!!

    If you've seen the Virgin Suicides movie and it's your cup of tea, you MUST pick up this book. It's his second, and it's phenomenal. Now, admittedly, my taste runs a bit to the bizarre, but I LOVE a well-written book that transports you into another's life, and this man is truly becoming a master of his craft. If you are a fan of the written word, you MUST get this book.

    Also, if you've read the Virgin Suicides *book* and didn't like it, but liked the movie, you still must get this book. It took him ten years to write this one (the VS book was...interesting, but not the best by a long shot) and he has really written a masterpiece of a story here. Just my HO. ;>)
  14. by   SmilingBluEyes
    All of Sylvia browne's books about Life on the Other Side are good for starters. I can't put them down.