[identity profile] mattiescottage.livejournal.com

January's books:

  • The Children Who Stayed Alone (Alternate title: Sod House Adventure) by Bonnie Bess Worline (1956)
  • The Long Journey by Barbara Corcoran (1970)
  • He Fell in Love with His Wife by Edward Payson Roe (1886)
I introduce myself and provide a few notes on the books, this way . . .  )
[identity profile] eattheolives.livejournal.com
Greetings, readers! I'm Marie, a librarian in the midwest, love to travel, cook, create things, and generally have adventures, and I read everything except Stephen King (think he's a brilliant writer; hate his books).

Below the cut is my reading list for December and some of the books I found notable in 2010:
Read more... )
[identity profile] sonneta.livejournal.com
Hi! I'm relatively new here, so I thought I should introduce myself. I'm a 26-year-old graduate student studying Library Sciences. I want to be a reference librarian, or possibly an archivist. I live in Kansas. Besides reading, my main hobby is making greeting cards.

June wasn't much of a reading month for me, because I was on vacation for most of it. Books I read in June:

At Home in Mitford by Jan Karon- An Episcopal Priest has to deal with quite a bit of the thing he hates most: Change. This book was a fairly fast read, and an okay book. The things I didn't like about it were that it was fairly predictable and somewhat slow. I also didn't like that a lot of plotlines are left open-ended (which I know is because this is the first in a series, but still). Even though I might be vaguely interested in what happens to these people, I'm not interested enough to read 7+ books.

Snitch by Rene Gutteridge- A rookie, a cocky undercover agent, a preacher, and a cop who is nearing retirement are all a part of an undercover operation. Fast and fun, much like the previous book in this series, Scoop. This is Christian fiction that's not preachy. The only thing wrong with it is that I would have liked a bit more depth of character- particularly with Mack, whom this book is ostensibly centered on.
[identity profile] hestergray.livejournal.com
I'm Laura, and I'm 24 years old, almost 25. (Woo hoo! Birthday in three weeks!) The first book I ever read by myself was called All My Toys are on the Floor. The most recent (audio) book I finished is Across the Nightingale Floor: Tales of the Otori, Book One.

I've always loved to read - one of those bookish types who was always reading at school and on car rides. These days, I still love reading, but I don't often spend my time lounging around with a book. I have other hobbies and responsibilities that take a lot of time. Mostly, I read when I eat breakfast, and on my lunch break at work. But I also listen to a lot of audio books at work, as I sit at a computer and do tedious tasks. I'd never listened to audio books before I started working there, but I have to tell you - I am hooked. Which is why I'm just a little bit sad that I'm starting a new job next week and I think it's unlikely that audio books will be an option there. I think I'll have to start listening to them in my car.

I like different kinds of books, mostly fiction, but some non-fiction too. Maybe it's easier to say that I'm not into mysteries or thrillers, but I'm open to pretty much anything else. Some of my favorites are:

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving
The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Anne of Green Gables series by L.M. Montgomery (hence the icon and my screenname)
Lots of books by Orson Scott Card - He writes science fiction, some fantasy, some alternative history, Christian fiction, and probably more that I'm forgetting.
C.S. Lewis
Alexander McCall Smith
Christopher Moore
Cecelia Ahern

Of course, there are many more books that I love. I know you all understand!

I have a list of recommendations from various people, and I'm looking forward to adding to that list from this community.
[identity profile] bellawilfer.livejournal.com
Hi, my name is Krista and I'm a bookaholic. Reading truly is my addiction! I'm nearly 23 (will be at the end of the month) and a home-school grad. I'm the oldest daughter, but second oldest kid out of eleven ranging from nearly 25 to 9-1/2 months. I work full-time as a secretary in the sales office of a large local company that manufactures tools. It isn't a love of mine, but it's a job. And I can walk to work, yay!

I've been avid reader for as long as I can remember. From an early age, going to the library was the best part about the summer. My brothers and I would come home with stacks of books and by the time we'd go back to return them, I usually would have read not only mine, but my brothers' books as well. I developed the bad habit of skim-reading very young, a habit that still sticks to this day. I have trouble slowing down and not gulping books down in one sitting or skimming bits to get further into the story. If it's a really good book, I want to get to the end; if it's a boring book, I want to skim ahead to find out if it's worth finishing or not.

I mostly read fiction, with a spattering of non. I'm trying to work more non-fiction into my stack of books, but novels are so easy to pick up at any time and carry on with in the story. Non-fiction takes time to get back into, something I don't always have.

As far as fiction goes, I like somewhat of a variety. I love certain fantasy authors (C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, Robin McKinley and *whispers* J.K. Rowling)...and I have been a huge fan of historical fiction for a long time now. Other favorite authors include Jane Austen, Dickens, Gaskell, Brock & Bodie Thoene, Francine Rivers, Lynn Austin. Another favorite genre of mine is children's fiction, but I won't go into all that because I'll probably end up talking about it forever and bore you. ;-)
[identity profile] moredetails.livejournal.com
Hello!

[livejournal.com profile] eattheolives suggested we post to introduce ourselves, so here I am. While I enjoy reading, I am not known to *always* have a book in my hand, but no one would find it surprising or weird, either. A few reading facts:

1. Growing up I read a lot of books like Cam Jansen, Ramona Quimby books, Babysitters Club and that series with the twins who solve mysteries. They had titles like Marshmallow Masquerade. I also liked young adult books where the teenage girl finds love, etc. I guess I was a very typical chick. :) I have never read a Sweet Valley High book, for some reason.

2. In my 20s (I'm 31 now), my commute to work was mostly over an hour each way. I also took several long road trips. This is what got me started on audio books. I love audio books and consider them a fun treat while driving. Audio book pet peeves: readers who have an annoying voice, scratches or messed up tapes to ruin part of the book, no warning before the end of the CD, and once I even read an abridged book (I didn't realize) that had another voice for parts of it to tie sections together. It was ridiculous. :P

3. I can't read in the car or I'll get carsick. I can read in planes, though.

4. Aside from some of the Cam Jansen books that I read a bunch as a 3-5th grader, the book I've read the most times through is This Time of Darkness by H. M. Hoover. I obviously recommend it.

5. It wasn't until summer of 2004 when I was first introduced to the world of Christian fiction. For some reason I had only a passing knowledge that such books existed, and I assumed they were all very corny. Some are, but I've still managed to read a bunch over the past 4 years. Thanks again to [livejournal.com profile] trozzort for introducing me. :) My first Christian fiction book? The Princess by Lori Wick. I liked it.

6. I really enjoy mysteries and am always interested in recommendations for suspense/mystery writers (Christian and non) who don't get too gory. I can't handle that.

A final note: if you can try and remember to tag your entries, I think that would be great! Especially when you're discussing a particular author. I'm terrible at this, though. :)
[identity profile] eattheolives.livejournal.com
I thought it might be nice if we sort of introduced ourselves and our styles of reading - what say you?  
 
I'll go first: Hi, my name is Marie, I'm 23, and I'm addicted to reading.
 
My book choices are eclectic. I'm a reference librarian, so I'm exposed to a lot of books, and I'm highly curious about everything, even about things that don't interest me (how's that for a conundrum?) so I end up reading a lot of books I'd never think to seek out. I read a lot of non-fiction (I especially love micro-histories, biographies, and travel and food memoirs) but I couldn't live without good doses of fiction - historical, science fiction, classics, children's lit, mystery, romance.  You can see my GoodReads profile here if you want to see some of what I've read recently, what I plan on reading, and what I'm reading now. I update it religiously!
 
I read a lot, but I have good excuses. I read fast, it helps me at work (especially since I do a lot of reader's advisory), and I don't sleep much, lol. Also, obviously, I enjoy it a great deal and so it ranks higher than a lot of other things on my priorities list. I'm just saying because I hate when others appear to feel bad if they read less - it probably just means that they have more of a life than I do. :) 

So - tell us about you!

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