Agatha Christy, historical romance, PG Wodehouse, classics, gardening books - anything except wts literature!They used to make me feel bad when they'd counsel us no to read too much other than their material so am making up for lost time!
What do you like to read?
It never occurred to me while in the Org that I was trying to feed a spiritual hunger that could really never be satisfied. Since then, I too have been attempting to 'make up for lost time' (much as I went on a CD & movie buying spree in the first year-and-a-half) by building a personal spiritual library drawn from many different sources--primarily indigenous & Earth-based wisdom, but also Buddhism in various forms, comparative Christianity, Jung, Nietzsche, Aldous Huxley, the Rosicrucians, Haitian Vodou--to name but a very few. Of course I have no idea when I will get around to reading it all (if ever!!!), but it gives me a good feeling just knowing it is there. With my latest purchase of a book on Zoroastrianism (fascinating as hell), it looks like my collection is closer to including virtually every philosophy or spirituality known to man..
When I have the time, though (that elusive commodity), I greatly enjoy reading as many earlier posts on this site as possible. The amount of knowledge & experience acquired by many here is staggering. I can honestly say that I learned more in my first few days of 'lurking' here than in the last year or so in PRISON, & I am learning more all the time..
At the risk of sounding like a TV announcer, "With thanks to our many contributors for making this program possible."
I love fantasy; even the cliched fantasy stories everyone else got over. I was never allowed to read them so they are new to me. I like anything by Mercedes Lackey especially or Tamora Pierce. I like medieval stories with a fictional base, science fiction (Star wars, ender's game), and cyberpunk literature (Netforce, Snowcrash).
As far as non fiction I try to keep up with politics both in canada and the united states and I do a lot of social science reading for my classes.
Aside from (Blatant Flattery Alert) your threads and posts JH... ahem
I like to read thrillers and really well written literature that makes me think and question in a way that Jdub literature never did.
Ive just read the Time travellers wife..............it was very good, well written. It was a love story with a twist. I recommend it.
I'll read just about anything. I love learning new things...right now I'm reading
"Animals in Translation" - about what animals are saying from an autistic woman who has an uncanny ability to read animals...it's a good book and nicely written.
"Trespass Against Us - Dow and the Toxic Century." - not exactly light reading, but it's a good book showing how "Better Living Through Chemistry" is probably killing us. :)
oh and of course trashy romance novel...for some seasoning. ;)
I like to read anything with words on the pages.
I like James Patterson and Dean Koontz books. Currently reading Angels and Demons, a little hard to get into, but it is much better now...The I will start reading Da Vinci Code...
The best recent (fiction) book I've read is ''Nobody True'' by James Herbert - I'd recommend it.
Right now, I'm reading "The Mathematical Universe: A Guide to the Proofs, Problems and Personalities Throughout History"
A little abstract but that's me ;-)