What you reading? Version 2.2

  1. Allnurses book club aside. What are you reading these days. Who is your favorite author?

    At present I am once again trying to read The Lord of The Rings. This is my second attempt and'I'm snagged again at the Tom Bombadillo part. Just turns me off, I don't know why.

    My favorite author has to be Carol Shields -- because of her love for my home town. She won the Pullizer prize in (I think) 1995 for her novel The Stone Diaries. That's not my favorite though. The Republic of Love has been read by me so many times. Just a beautiful novel. I get all weepy thinking we'll probably never read a new book from her because she's dying of breast cancer.
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  3. by   bagladyrn
    Currently reading Tony Hillerman's autobiography, the newest book by Allen Steele - Coyote (science fiction), just finished Rita Mae Brown's newest - Hotspur and planning to get the newest book in the Dune series by Brian Herbert. I'm waiting impatiently for the next book by Laurell K. Hamilton which isn't coming out until April. (can you tell there's an addiction problem here?)Other favorite authors - who haven't come out with new books recently enough for me - Rudolfo Anaya (Bless Me, Ultima) Morgan Llywelyn, Spider Robinson, some books by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Randy Wayne White, Janet Evanovitch. There are more, but I'll stop before this gets any longer.
  4. by   delirium
    Right now, I'm in school, so I'm reading my textbook (when forced to do so).

    I'm also rereading what just might be one of the best books ever written: Lives of the Monster Dogs by Kirsten Bakis. Also reading a journalistic anthology for the year 2002 and trying to make it through William Gibson's Idoru but having a VERY DIFFICULT TIME with it.
  5. by   lisamct
    Im back to reading my ''stand by book'' at the moment, waiting for something good to be published. Not that Im complaining, my stand by book is Skalagrigg by William Horton. It is a fantastic book, written from the perspective of a young girl with severe cerebral palsy who is highly intelligent. I read it first whilst I was training to be a nurse and, for anyone who works with people with CP I would highly recommend it.
  6. by   Lausana
    The Weight of Water from Anita Shreve...actually got it for my friend for Christmas but started reading it myself So I got her Lovely Bones instead and we'll be trading when we're finished, so that will be next on my list.
  7. by   hoolahan
    I was reading "Slave of my thirst" a vampire book, by?? but I lost it around Xmas. Just found it again, so eventually I will fiish it. Now I am reading "Kiss of the Night Wind" a steamy cowboy historical romance. I wouldn't sat it was the greatest book. This author uses the same phrases and adjectives to describe things over and over with little variance. I'm just reading it for the vicarious steamy thrills!!!

    Next up is Janet Evanovich's "Full House" it's NOT a Stephanie Plum book, a whole new thing, and my M-I-L and S-I-L said it was great (I bought it and gave it to them to read first since I wasn't done w the other two books.)

    Then I pick up the allnurses book,did it get announced yet??

    Oh yeah, Lovely Bones is now in my pile of new books to read too.
  8. by   delirium
    I can't wait to get out of school so I'll have time to do things like read.

    Oh, and paint. Except I think I'm going to paint over the weekend. I wonder if I have enough green to finish the hallway.

    By the time I'm finished decorating, it will be time to move. We need a bigger house anyway. But I digress.

    I'm also trying to read 'the informers' by bret easton ellis (whom I normally love).
  9. by   Zee_RN
    I just finished reading "Shaman" by Noah Gordon, the sequel to "The Physician." Great historical medical fiction; first book set in early 1000s, second book in 1830s-1860s. Excellent reading.

    I just started "The Crimson Petal and the White" by Michel Faber. More historical fiction, this one set in Victorian England and is about a prostitute..."Amazon.com...Although it's billed as 'the first great 19th-century novel of the 21st century,' The Crimson Petal and the White is anything but Victorian. The story of a well-read London prostitute named Sugar, who spends her free hours composing a violent, pornographic screed against men, Michel Faber's dazzling second novel dares to go where George Eliot's 'The Mill on the Floss' and the works of Charles Dickens could not..." It has received mixed readers' reviews.
  10. by   MissdonditaBsn
    I am reading "The Apprentice" by Tess Gerritson.

    It is a follow up to another book that she wrote called "The Surgeon".

    The fisrt book is about a serial killer who performs bounds females to the bed, performs a hysterectomy, and then kills them.

    In this second book, the original killer is in jail and there is a copy cat killer who is performing the same type of murder. It follows the female detective assigned to the case and her quest to find this killer.

    It sounds grusome, I know. It's okay, you can call me sick, but I love these kind of mysteries. I also love the horror genre. Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Saul.. I can't get enough of them.
  11. by   cactus wren
    Just got Dean Koontz`s new one....By the Light of the Moon...
    His books have changed over the past few years,more spiritual,less gory? ***** But love his writing...and you can tell he loves dogs...
    Am waitin patiently...ok...maybe not ...for the next Dark Tower book by King to came out...
    My fall back books are LOTR...but loaned mine to grandson, so they`re out...Bur he has b-day pretty soon, so thimk I`ll but him a set of his own...I read the series about every 2 years or so, and have for 30 years...
  12. by   Tweety
    I'm reading a trilogy of books called the "Buddies" series "I've A Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore" "Buddies" & "Everybody Loves You". They are about gay life in Manhattan, primarily before AIDS destroyed gay Manhattan. Great stories. This past decade or so I've tended towards gay men's literature. There are several writers I like, many of whom write on the side, and work in universities teaching.
  13. by   Tweety
    Originally posted by delirium
    I can't wait to get out of school so I'll have time to do things like read.
    The day after graduation, I went to the bookstore and bought a bunch of fiction books. I love to read, and to this day fall asleep whenever reading nursing books/journals/mags.
  14. by   spineCNOR
    Right now I'm reading "The Sweet Potato Queens' Fat Ass Cookbook and Finanacial Planner"--funny book, but most of the recipes have enough fat to stop one's heart in its tracks.

    Any other Queens out there? For those of you who haven't had the pleasure of reading about the Queens, the first book "The Sweet Potato Queens' Book of Love" is very funny--has a Southern slant, but can be enjoyed by people in other parts of the country as well.

    Just finished "The Lovely Bones"--I thought it was very good, totally different from anything else I've read. It is the story of a young girl looking down from heaven on her family. The girl was murdered by a neighbor, and is seeing how her family is dealing, or not dealing with their loss.

    Over Christmas read "Visions of Sugar Plums" the latest Janet Evanovich. Very good, very funny--I just love Stephanie Plum and her family, especially Grandma Mazur.

    Favorite authors- I especailly enjoy mystery series, where I feel like I get to know the characters--

    Janet Evanovich's- Stephanie Plum series

    Anne Perry's- Inspector Monk series (the heroine in this series is a nurse, Hester, who served in the Crimea with F. Nightingale)

    J A Jance's- Joanna Brady Series (she is the sherriff of a county in AZ)