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What's everyone reading?

Hi everyone,

Thought
I'd get my thread started here on what's everyone readingI'm currently
reading John Grisham's "The Summons".  It's very interesting and I hope to finish it
sometime todayWhat's on your coffee table, nightstand or end table?

Janese

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Hi Maggie this is Maggie lol. I get on kicks where I have to find out about certain people and things. I am at present reading everything I can find on John and Abigail Adams. I googled a list of books and am working my way through them. Abigail Adams was way ahead of her time. I enjoy the letters they exchanged in reference to the building of our American government and also the fact that these two famous people were so fond of each other, it is inspiring to read them from the point of view of the times back then and the positive way they regarded each other and their offspring John Quincy Adams.
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@MaggieB62 wrote:
Hi Maggie this is Maggielol. I get on kicks where I have to find out about certain people and things. I am at present reading everything I can find on John and Abigail Adams. Igoogled a list of books and am working my way through them. Abigail Adams was way ahead of her time. I enjoy the letters they exchanged in reference to the building of our American government and also the fact that these two famous people were so fond of each other, it is inspiring to read them from the point of view of the times back then and the positive way they regarded each other and their offspring John Quincy Adams.

Maggie,

Your post interest me for two reasons.

One is that I also enjoy reading about John and Abigail Adams. I got hooked from watching the HBO series "John Adams" and this lead me to read the book, John Adams by David McCullough. I too was struck by Abigail Adams and her relationship with her husband. They made a formidable team.

 

The second reason is that I know your post came via my email from AARP several weeks ago and I see it is dated July 16. Yesterday I received it again. When it first came through I clicked on the link to reply and got a weird message that it was blocked. Being curious I went to the Book Talk Forum and it was not there. Now I see that it is showing up under the original date. I find this strange.

 

Frances

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@Sparkel18 wrote:

@MaggieB62 wrote:
Hi Maggie this is Maggielol. I get on kicks where I have to find out about certain people and things. I am at present reading everything I can find on John and Abigail Adams. Igoogled a list of books and am working my way through them. Abigail Adams was way ahead of her time. I enjoy the letters they exchanged in reference to the building of our American government and also the fact that these two famous people were so fond of each other, it is inspiring to read them from the point of view of the times back then and the positive way they regarded each other and their offspring John Quincy Adams.

Maggie,

Your post interest me for two reasons.

One is that I also enjoy reading about John and Abigail Adams. I got hooked from watching the HBO series "John Adams" and this lead me to read the book, John Adams by David McCullough. I too was struck by Abigail Adams and her relationship with her husband. They made a formidable team.

 

 

Frances

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Your post caught my eye, as I bought this book a number of years ago, and have never finished reading it.  I too loved the HBO mini series John Adams.  Paul Giamotti was wonderful in the lead.  It seems I put aside reading books I own in favor of library books as I know they have to go back.

 

My mom's surgery was pretty awful.  A big hole on her nose about 3/4 inch long which now has to heal properly or will need a graft.  She had trouble walking the day after surgery  and stayed dizzy all day.  She must have had 30 shots in her nose.  It hurt to watch.  Doggie is well, she wants to go walking by herself, but we cant do that just yet.

 

I have requested a new batch of library books and will list them as I receive them.  Happy reading Woman Happy  

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@LaDolceVita wrote:
My mom's surgery was pretty awful.  A big hole on her nose about 3/4 inch long which now has to heal properly or will need a graft.  She had trouble walking the day after surgery  and stayed dizzy all day.  She must have had 30 shots in her nose.  It hurt to watch.  Doggie is well, she wants to go walking by herself, but we cant do that just yet.

 I hope your mom has a swift and successful recovery, LaDolceVita.  I also hope she will not need to have the graft.  Kindly let us know how she is progressing, if you have time & opportunity to do so.  Please take good care of yourself as you see your mom through her recovery. I am glad your doggie is well & wanting to go for those walks!

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Hi LDV,I'll be keeping your mom &you in my prayers,you take care,keep us posted Sue

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LDV,

 

I will also say some prayers for your mother's recovery.

 

Jan

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I thought I responded to this but I don't see it here.  I am praying your mother heals well with no further treatment needed.  At least nothing drastic.  Always a worry.  Sally

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Sparkle is that your mother who had the surgery? So sorry to hear about that.  Prayers coming her way that all will heal normally.  I just finished reading I Love You More and will start The End of Your Life Book Club by Will Schwalbe. 

 

From the book flap, "This is the inspiring true story of a son and his mother, who start a
book club" that brings them together as her life comes to a close.  Over the next two years, Will and Mary Anne carry on conversations that are both wide-ranging and deeply personal, prompted by an eclectic array f books and a shared passion for reading.  Their list jumps from classic to popular, from poetry to mysteries, from fantastic t spiritual."  They share their hopes and concerns with each other and rediscover their lives through their favorite books.

 

 

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Your post caught my eye, as I bought this book a number of years ago, and have never finished reading it.  I too loved the HBO mini series John Adams.  Paul Giamotti was wonderful in the lead.  It seems I put aside reading books I own in favor of library books as I know they have to go back.

 

My mom's surgery was pretty awful.

____________________________________________________________________________

 

I do recall switching off the John Adams book somewhere after the middle to read a faster paced book. I have it on my Kindle and at some point I was in the mood for it again and finished reading it. One thing I like about electronic books is that you can download a sample. Often if I finish a book and I'm still not sleepy I will download a sample of an author that I have not read. I may later go back and finish downloading and paying for the book—or I may not. I have to be in the "mood" to read certain kinds of books.

 

Your Mom's surgery sounded horrific and I hope she has a quick recovery. It's hard watching someone you care for be in pain.

 

When I was a teenager my mother worked in a library and would bring me home an armload of books every week. I know the joy of having stacks of new books to read. My mother was a avid reader and she made good selections for me. Before I learned to read she would read to me books like Robinson Crusoe, Swiss Family Robinson and Zane Grey Westerns.

 

Frances

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Hi
Nancy,




I
just
had
to
look
up "A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian" to
see
what
it
was
really
aboutThe
title
is
very
deceivingI
thought
you
were
reading
a
book
about
tractors
and
that
sounded
very
boring
to
meI
sure
was
surprised
to
see
what
the
book
was
really
aboutAre
you
enjoying
it?




I
looked
up "Jewel
in
the
Crown" also
but
don't
think
that
book
would
interest
meDo
you
like
it?




I'm
almost
finished
with
Elizabeth
Berg's
book "Open
House".  It's
a
very
easy
read
and
quite
enjoyableI'll
probably
pick
up
a
mystery
next.




Janese



I
was
told
the "Tractor" book
was
funnyIt
isn'tIt's
sadIt's
about
an
85-year
old
man
who
is "used"
by
a
35-year
old
Albanian
woman
to
get
citizenship
in
EnglandShe
uses
her
feminine
wiles
to
convince
him
to
marry
herShe's
a
witch
and
I
hope
she
gets
punished
at
the
end
of
the
book.


"Jewel
in
the
Crown" is
very
slow
reading
and
if
I
didn't
have
the
SeniorNet
discussion
to
read, I
probably
would
have
put
the
book
down
weeks
ago.



I
got
my
newest
book
from
Amazon
todayIt's
"An
Uncommon
Reader" and
is
a "novella". 
Senior

Net
will
be
discussing
it
beginning
March
1stI'm
going
to
Philadelphia
for
the
Flower
Show
for
the
next
four
daysI'm
leaving
tomorrow
and
taking
all
my
books
with
meI'm
visiting
a
friend
whom
I
haven't
seen
in
three
yearsWe
don't
plan
on
doing
much
except
lounging
around
and
talkingWe'll
go
to
the
Flower
Show
Monday
and
I'll
head
back
home
Tuesday.



I
asked
on
the
old
site, but
I'll
ask
here, tooHave
you
found
a
way
to
receive
an
e-mail
message
when
someone
posts
a
message
to
one
of "your"
groups?


'Til
Wednesday,



Nancy

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Re reading Beloved by Toni Morrison loaded with rich tapestries of beauty. Beautiful language and imagery on a terrible dehumanizing era in United States history 

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FROM THERE, I RECOMMEND GOING TO ANYTHING BY ALICE WALKER, THEN "THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD" BY ZORA NEALE HURSTON- CLASSIC !
SUPERGIRL, NO REALLY I MEAN IT! HER REAL NAME & MINE ARE THE SAME( FIRST 2 NAMES ARE)
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I reading The Bridge very interesting, all about how Brooklyn Bridge was built. The hardships many suffered especially the chief engineer.
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I'm
currently
reading
two
books - both
for
discussion
groupsI'm
reading
and
discussing

Jewel
in
the
Crown

by
Paul
Scott
for
a
discussion
on
SeniorNetI'm
also
reading

A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian

by
Marine
Lewycka
for
my
f2f
groupIt
was
nominated
for
a
Man
Booker
prize.



I'm
also
trying
to
keep
up
with
the
Arthritis
Today, AARP
and
Readers' Digest
magazines
that
come
in
each
monthOh
yes, and
the
daily
newspaperAnd
I
wonder
why
I
don't
have
time
for
anything
else!



Nancy




Hi
Nancy,




I
just
had
to
look
up "A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian" to
see
what
it
was
really
aboutThe
title
is
very
deceivingI
thought
you
were
reading
a
book
about
tractors
and
that
sounded
very
boring
to
meI
sure
was
surprised
to
see
what
the
book
was
really
aboutAre
you
enjoying
it?




I
looked
up "Jewel
in
the
Crown" also
but
don't
think
that
book
would
interest
meDo
you
like
it?




I'm
almost
finished
with
Elizabeth
Berg's
book "Open
House".  It's
a
very
easy
read
and
quite
enjoyableI'll
probably
pick
up
a
mystery
next.




Janese

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Angels
and
Demons,

I
thought
that
was
way
better
than

DaVinci


Code
, it
seemed
much
more
enjoyable, and
not
so
far
fetched. Speaking
of
religion
based
stories, did
anyone
read

The
Last


Templar?




I
definitely
agree
with
you
regarding
the
enjoyability
of "Angels
& Demons".  I
liked
it
much
more
than "The
DaVinci
Code".  I
only
read
it
because
I
thought
I
had
to
read
it
first
but
found
out
that
it
didn't
really
matter
since
the
only
thing
one
had
to
do
with
the
other
was
the
main
characterI
have
not
read "The
Last
Templar" and
probably
won't
as
I've
had
my
fill
of
that
type
of
bookI
much
prefer
light
hearted
books, horror, or
a
good
mysteryI
do
read
an
occasional
historical
book
or
biography.

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Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese



I'm
currently
reading
two
books - both
for
discussion
groupsI'm
reading
and
discussing

Jewel
in
the
Crown

by
Paul
Scott
for
a
discussion
on
SeniorNetI'm
also
reading

A
Short
History
of
Tractors
in
Ukrainian

by
Marine
Lewycka
for
my
f2f
groupIt
was
nominated
for
a
Man
Booker
prize.



I'm
also
trying
to
keep
up
with
the
Arthritis
Today, AARP
and
Readers' Digest
magazines
that
come
in
each
monthOh
yes, and
the
daily
newspaperAnd
I
wonder
why
I
don't
have
time
for
anything
else!



Nancy

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Feel free to mention any book you've read for it may be of interest to someone.  I have not read the book you mentioned but did read both The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.  They were both fascinating.  I like what you said about reading it didn't mean you believed half of what the author said but it did get you thinking.  If it did that than I think the book was worth reading.


I finished The Summons and am now reading "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg.  A light but enjoyable read on the Oprah book club list.



Angels
and
Demons,

I
thought
that
was
way
better
than

DaVinci


Code
, it
seemed
much
more
enjoyable, and
not
so
far
fetched. Speaking
of
religion
based
stories, did
anyone
read

The
Last


Templar?

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Actually there is one book that I did read recently, but I didn't mention it because of it's religious nature. At first I through it in the trash, and then I went back and rescued it. Mainly because I wanted to see if anyone else on here had read it. The book came to me free in the mail addressed to the resident. At first I though it was from some church like the ones who come around banging on my door on Saturday, which annoys me to no end. I do believe with out really checking on the author from what he says in the book that he is either a Seven Day Adventist or has leanings toward them. Of course if he believes all that he writes in his book, it is apparent that he hates the catholic church and all that it stands for.


The name of the book was "The Enemy Unmasked, SE, by Bill Hughes," I did a search on the net and found several references to the book, and it is for sell at one place for $5.00 a copy. It turns out that he has written two books, the other is, " The Secret Terrorists." Which I have not read yet, but I have found and ear marked a copy on line to read later, if I have the time.


Any way it seems that back in history the catholic church and the pope established the order of the Jesuits. Later after being thrown out by the monarch's of most of the countries, they formed the Illuminati to hide behind. Today they are suppose to be a very strong organization who's main purpose is the destruction of protestantism. They are suppose to be the force behind all the trouble in the world, and their main objective now is the destruction on the United States. You have to read the book yourself to see how he ties it all together.


I must admit that a lot of what he says seems to explain the state of the world today, and what has happened to this country in the last eight years. That doesn't mean I believe half of what he says, but it does set me thinking, and the book will probable end up back in the trash. I do believe there is some group that is pulling the strings behind the scenes to line their own pockets, with out care for what happens to this country or its people.


Copyright 2008 by Gordon K.Glatz


 

Feel free to mention any book you've read for it may be of interest to someone.  I have not read the book you mentioned but did read both The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons by Dan Brown.  They were both fascinating.  I like what you said about reading it didn't mean you believed half of what the author said but it did get you thinking.  If it did that than I think the book was worth reading.


I finished The Summons and am now reading "Open House" by Elizabeth Berg.  A light but enjoyable read on the Oprah book club list.

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I am currently reading The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek. The book is set in 1939 in rural Kentucky. There aren't any libraries and books are tremendously scarce. The people in this book are barely making it and most go hungry everyday. Eleanor Roosevelt, as part of the WPA program, has set up a program that will bring books to people who live in rural Kentucky. The key figure is a woman with blue skin. This is based mostly on facts. I haven't finished the book but will very soon. It is hard to put it down. Highly recommend the book.

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You've convinced me. I'll download it from my library. I remember streets being paved by WPA workers. It was a great program, or so I was told, & led to many of our bridges, bldgs., etc being built.
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I'm so glad you're enjoying this wonderful book.  I finished it a few weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.  I love historical fiction.  You still manage to learn something.  I never knew about the WPA program.  I had heard of the coal miners of Kentucky and of the lung disease they suffered.  This book was hard to put down.

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Actually there is one book that I did read recently, but I didn't mention it because of it's religious nature. At first I through it in the trash, and then I went back and rescued it. Mainly because I wanted to see if anyone else on here had read it. The book came to me free in the mail addressed to the resident. At first I though it was from some church like the ones who come around banging on my door on Saturday, which annoys me to no end. I do believe with out really checking on the author from what he says in the book that he is either a Seven Day Adventist or has leanings toward them. Of course if he believes all that he writes in his book, it is apparent that he hates the catholic church and all that it stands for.


The name of the book was "The Enemy Unmasked, SE, by Bill Hughes," I did a search on the net and found several references to the book, and it is for sell at one place for $5.00 a copy. It turns out that he has written two books, the other is, " The Secret Terrorists." Which I have not read yet, but I have found and ear marked a copy on line to read later, if I have the time.


Any way it seems that back in history the catholic church and the pope established the order of the Jesuits. Later after being thrown out by the monarch's of most of the countries, they formed the Illuminati to hide behind. Today they are suppose to be a very strong organization who's main purpose is the destruction of protestantism. They are suppose to be the force behind all the trouble in the world, and their main objective now is the destruction on the United States. You have to read the book yourself to see how he ties it all together.


I must admit that a lot of what he says seems to explain the state of the world today, and what has happened to this country in the last eight years. That doesn't mean I believe half of what he says, but it does set me thinking, and the book will probable end up back in the trash. I do believe there is some group that is pulling the strings behind the scenes to line their own pockets, with out care for what happens to this country or its people.


Copyright 2008 by Gordon K.Glatz


 


The
Illuminati, I
remember
reading
about
them. I
watched
the
film, the
DaVinci
Code, and
they
have
similar
secrecy
conspiracy
theories. I
find
it
fascinating.



Hope
you
enjoy
that
one.



I
picked
up
a
copy
of
Betrayal
of
Trust, regarding
the
health
care /insurance
industry. When
I
say "picked
up" I
should
put
emphasis
there- since
it
must
weigh
more
than
any
book
I
ever
picked
up.



It
is
a
very
long
read, so
it
will
really
have
to
grab
me
to
see
me
through
to
the
end.



I;ll
let
you
know
if
I
make
it
to
the
end.



Have
a
great
day!


 

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Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese


Actually there is one book that I did read recently, but I didn't mention it because of it's religious nature. At first I through it in the trash, and then I went back and rescued it. Mainly because I wanted to see if anyone else on here had read it. The book came to me free in the mail addressed to the resident. At first I though it was from some church like the ones who come around banging on my door on Saturday, which annoys me to no end. I do believe with out really checking on the author from what he says in the book that he is either a Seven Day Adventist or has leanings toward them. Of course if he believes all that he writes in his book, it is apparent that he hates the catholic church and all that it stands for.


The name of the book was "The Enemy Unmasked, SE, by Bill Hughes," I did a search on the net and found several references to the book, and it is for sell at one place for $5.00 a copy. It turns out that he has written two books, the other is, " The Secret Terrorists." Which I have not read yet, but I have found and ear marked a copy on line to read later, if I have the time.


Any way it seems that back in history the catholic church and the pope established the order of the Jesuits. Later after being thrown out by the monarch's of most of the countries, they formed the Illuminati to hide behind. Today they are suppose to be a very strong organization who's main purpose is the destruction of protestantism. They are suppose to be the force behind all the trouble in the world, and their main objective now is the destruction on the United States. You have to read the book yourself to see how he ties it all together.


I must admit that a lot of what he says seems to explain the state of the world today, and what has happened to this country in the last eight years. That doesn't mean I believe half of what he says, but it does set me thinking, and the book will probable end up back in the trash. I do believe there is some group that is pulling the strings behind the scenes to line their own pockets, with out care for what happens to this country or its people.


Copyright 2008 by Gordon K.Glatz


 

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The book you reference is pure propoganda, attacking the Catholic Church.  I am not a Catholic, but this sounds like another "conspiracy theroy" book. 

 

Hadn't you rather be for something than against everything?

 

Estelle

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Hi
everyone,




Thought
I'd
get
my
thread
started
here
on
what's
everyone
readingI'm
currently
reading
John
Grisham's "The
Summons".  It's
very
interesting
and
I
hope
to
finish
it
sometime
todayWhat's
on
your
coffee
table, nightstand
or
end
table?




Janese

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Right now, I'm trying to begin Humility by Andrew Murray.  It's a very good book I hear.

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I just finished Sex with Kings: 500 Years of Adultery, Power, Rivalry and Revenge by Eleanor Herman.   I really enjoy books by this writer, her books are humorous and provide insight into history.    

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From soft jazz to hard rock - discover music's mental, social and physical benefits.

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