Question of the Day: What Are You Reading?

Question of the day

What book, or books, are you reading now? Do you like it? Electronic book reader or the real thing?

I love to read, but that being said, I don’t do nearly as much of it as I used to. I have a kindle, and have probably at least 20 books on it I haven’t read. I get the email from Bookbub every day and sometimes they have really good books on there for really cheap. Like, I bought People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn about a month ago. I’ll read it one of these days, it’s on the top of the list. The book I’m actually reading at the moment is A Tangled Mercy by Joy Jordan-Lake. I like it a lot! I love having the kindle for a couple reasons. I can take my whole library with me, don’t have to find shelf space for the books, and I am never without a new book. I used to panic if I finished a book and didn’t have a new one to start. The drawback to my having a kindle is that if I buy a book that I really want to read, I find myself reading 2 books, or more, at once, and that’s probably not a really good thing, because you tend to lose the continuity.

I just counted at least 25 books on the kindle that I have not read. Maybe I should stop reading Bookbub’s emails. Meh, no. Sometimes you just find a treasure.

So tell me, in a comment or a blog linked back here, what you’re reading. I’d love to have some suggestions to add to my library.

As always, love and light to everyone.

19 responses to “Question of the Day: What Are You Reading?

  1. I am on my eleventh book of the year and currently, I am reading “My Soul To Keep” by Tananarive Due. I’m old school, it’s a paperback. 🙂 And, it’s a great book, solid book, thus far. I am about 70% through it and every page is a reason for me to continue reading it!

  2. I can relate to the Kindle library. I’m guessing I have about 12 unread e-books there and a few that I’ve started. I also have about 5 books next to my bed or on my dresser including Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic which I started months ago. On top of the paperback pile is a little book called The Social Justice Bible Challenge which I plan to start this week. What I read depends on my mood. For escape, I’ve been reading Jean Auel’s, The Land of Painted Caves for a couple of years in hardback. It’s the concluding book in the series that started with The Clan of the Cave Bear. I don’t want to finish it because the series has been part of my life for 30 years. I do actually finish books. Just finished The Carving Tree on Kindle.

    • I have read most of Elizabeth Gilberts books, but not Big Magic, though it’s been on my list for some time. Also there’s this book called “Trust the Timing” that is on my list! I get it about not wanting to finish the book. I was that way with Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund. I cried when I finished it, lol, becuase I didn’t want it to be over. I started the OUtlander series because I LOVE the show. Just need more time to read all the books I want to read. Thanks for all the suggestions!

  3. Don’t have but am considering a Kindle-thingy. Reading ever so slowly, “The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle” by Haruki Murakami and “The Art of Being Alone” by Tanikawa Shuntaro.

    • I had to work at liking my kindle too. But the fact that I can have so many books in one small place and take it with me finally won me over. And that I’d never be without a good book to read. I used to collect so many books. When I moved I had boxes and boxes of them that I had to either give away, throw away or take with me. Now I just have a kindle full of them. So it works for me. Thanks for reading and commenting!

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