I bought an old Kindle on Ebay cheaply, I get free books from my Amazon Prime membership, plus I can check out Kindle books from the library. The older Kindles are great as you can buy it for $10, upgrade the software and have twenty books in your coat pocket.
I am between 3-4 books right now. Discovering that audiobooks aren't really my thing.
Started reading "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell"
Finished reading "The Hobbit" by J.R.R Tolkien
Started reading getting things done in bus, I've decided to use such times for reading books : )
I think I'll begin with Ennui to Go: The Art of Boredom. It's a funny, dry little book I've been meaning to read. It's just been hard to get into anything with so much on the ol' cabeza.
Just finished Ann Patchett's "Commonwealth" - such a lovely book
I had a goal to write a book and finished it just a couple years ago. https://www.amazon.com/NINE-Robert-Birke-ebook/dp/B00GPI30G2
@robertbirke the link you shared does not work. Is this your book? what is it about? :)
I have a goal to read 25 books this year on goodreads. I've read three so far this year, so still on pace...
Read 2 Maigrets and Berger's Picasso critique on the flight home.
yayf inally finished it
I used to read a ton before becoming a mommy. Now I really want to read at least one fiction and one self improvement book a month... that isn't a baby book or parenting related.
@sarawilbur lol I so hear you re parenting books ! I am desperate to read more purely for myself, but then at the same time I am really interested in children-related books too and keep adding new ones to my list. It's quite the paradox ! So right now I am reading one fiction and one education book... that way I can switch between the two depending on my mood and that actually feels a bit more balanced
Starting "Smartcuts" by Shane Snow
It's honestly barely possible for me to read more books but I believe this is always a worthy goal.
Started reading "The Hobbit" by J.R.R Tolkien
@sabeenabrohi did you like it? I just cant get into it at all!
@Queen Purrs Like A Kitten I literally love it!!!! <3 I am on the last chapter already!!! It has become one of my favorites now
@sabeenabrohi go you! Good on you! my husband and my bestie think its the best book ever, I have a rule... if I cant get "into" the story by the third chapter I stop, because life is too short to read crappy books, so sadly this one went into that pile.
@Queen Purrs Like A Kitten That's sad!! By the way that is such a good way to save time!!!
Finished reading Goosebumps "My Best friend is invisible" by R.L.Stine
Started reading Goosebumps "My friend is invisible" by R.L.Stine
Finished reading "The Great Gatsby"
I'm going to read all the books.
Currently reading: Hillbilly Elegy
I haven't been reading nearly as much the past few weeks. i've been feeling kind of down . I don't know if it's the job , the weather or something else .
who has a copy of Hunted Down by Charles Dickens? Is it a good read?
@pinkpanther love how they don't let you write Dickens lol
@ahorrasi except in the feed. There, it's spelled out.
@pinkpanther Really, it auto-censored Dick?
@ahorrasi ****! It was not supposed to be active ;) we will remove the word censor by tomorrow.
@ahorrasi lols.. yeah right
Reading 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' . Don't remember how I heard about this book, but it is really a lovely read.
@aliceinwonderland Cool and interesting title!
I do not have much time for reading, but I can read any book in a week or ten days
I'm not too social there, but am using Goodreads for this. I'm supposed to read 24 books this year and have done three so far.
@cloudberry so you are right on track! 24 books is 2 per month. You did 3 in 1,5 month exactly :)
Just beginning Veronica Roth's newest book! (Read and loved her Divergent Series)
@postcard , @naokisakamoto , @elena89 , @ahorrasi , @amalebrahimalthawadi , @veronicarosell, @artfellow , @sabeenabrohi and other guys here
how long does it take you to read a book?
Personally, I find myself taking lots of time to finish an average length book, say 400-450 pages.
What do you think is the average time for reading a book, considering you don't have much time during the day?
@bohemian this may sound weird, but the internet killed my book reading abilities. I was quite the bookworm when a kid but after the internet really became a thing it was lucky if I could do a book a year. Am looking to change that this year. So saying it would really depend on how long I spend reading
@bohemian I go for 30-35 pages per day, so I can read a book in a week - 10 days. I rarely engage in a book over 400 pages, though.
@bohemian One day.
@bohemian my current book ( just finished it) was 340 pages and it took me 10 days, slow for me, but its been a busy month baby sitting grand children while one of my daughters moved house. Before that it was 436 pages and that one took 11 days.
@bohemian Hey Shannon, Really sorry for replying late! I guess it would take approximately a week. It takes me two to three days but, then again I am reading all the time. Even when I'm having dinner.
Started reading 'マッキンゼーが予測する未来'
started reading beneath the wheel by Hermann Hesse
The Thin Man Dashiell Hammet
change my food habits
I read a ton of books and articles through my MBA (and enjoyed a lot of the reading I did), but I haven't read anything for fun since I finished the program. In fact, I've been in the same book since May 2015...Right now I'll look forward to finishing that!
I've started reading more this year thanks to books that are more aligned with my current reading capabilities. They're not too long and don't use language or plot that is overwhelmingly difficult to understand. I'm finally starting to realise that those chunky novels aren't for everyone - yet - and that shorter books can be just as enjoyable.
Currently reading: The Universe Has Your Back by Gabrielle Bernstein
Any book recommendations?
@aliceinwonderland I usually read mysteries, self help, action and adventure
@sabeenabrohi here is one for mystery:
'The Name of the rose' by Umberto Eco
He is one of my favorite writers.
Dear @aliceinwonderland , Sorry for the late reply and thank you so much for recommending the book. I've heard a lot about this one. I will get it as soon as my father's back in town to take us to the book shop. :)!!!
@sabeenabrohi on such a full sea by Chang Rae Lee
@ahorrasi Thank you so much!!! I'll add to my list!!!
Finished reading 'Mr. Mercedes' by Stephen King, started 'Finders Keepers', a sequel to 'Mr Mercedes'
Started reading 'The Great Gatsby'
Finished reading Harry Potter and the cursed child
@sabeenabrohi we're in the middle of this one - got sidetracked but should really pick it up again. it's so nice revisiting familiar characters and places.
@postcard It really is a nice one! But, I never knew it was a script! I was really expecting a book
Currently reading The Distant Hours
After saving, it will be sealed for 2 years. Are you sure you wrote everything you want?
Stay motivated! Remind yourself of your goal.
and stop after
I truly believe Augustine’s words are true and if you look at history you know it is true. There are many people in the world.
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