Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by Penelope's Mom, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. DennasMom

    DennasMom Well-Known Member

    I liked Melanie Rawn's stuff too.

    Currently working on finishing up the 14 volume Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan (finished by Brandon Sanderson, after Jordan passed away).
    Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series - another mega-volume series

    Nancy Springer - her Book of Suns series is what got me started reading as a kid... I still love them, even if they are "young adult" quick reads.
    Anne McCaffrey's Dragon Books
    Harry Potter
    Alexandre Dumas (Three Musketeers, Count of Monte Cristo, etc)
    Victor Hugo (Hunchback of Notre Dame, Les Miz [I read it BEFORE it hit the stage], etc.)

    and Bunches of others....

    I love the Kindle app - and the Nook app. I have both on my phone, tablet, PC and now Surface, just so I'm NEVER without a book to read! :)
  2. kbuchanan66

    kbuchanan66 Well-Known Member

    I read books mostly from the following Authors:

    J.R Ward
    J Armentrout
    Larissa Ione
    Karen Moning
    Sherrilyn Kenyon
  3. northernmastiff

    northernmastiff Well-Known Member

    I read as a hobby and a career. Writer, author, editor here so I read a lot. On average I read 3 to 4 books for my own enjoyment a month, then I have about a half dozen to a dozen that I read for work.
  4. neona

    neona Well-Known Member

    LOL I used to read backs of cereal boxes if there wasn't anything else nearby!

    If only...
    Melanie Rawn would finish her Ruins series
    Robert Jordan hadn't taken so long to wrap up (will it ever end?!)

    I also enjoy the Elantra series. Judith St. Crow (I think, I'm terrible at names) is pretty good. And Jacqueline... Somebody... Carey? Kushiel's avatar is one of the books. They are pretty erotic as well but the story lines are intricate and really draw you in.

    Sent from my phone please excuse to typos.
  5. Bentley

    Bentley Well-Known Member

    Is book 14 worth? it, my sister bought a copy and I just can't get into it despite reading the prior 13. David Gemmel is pretty good although fairly simple. My favourite authors are Terry Pratchett and John Conolly although if you want a different take on the Fantasy Genre Joe Abercrombie is excellent. If you want non-pc black as black humor Tom Sharpe's South African Police series is hilarious (he was deported after writing the first one) or his novel The Throwback is also fantastic.
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2013
  6. raji

    raji Well-Known Member

    I am an obsessive reader! Mostly, any mystery or thrillers, but am too big a chicken for the really scary stuff! Fought getting a reader for quite a while because I have always loved being in book stores and hate what is happening to that industry. But went over to the "dark side" about a year ago and am ashamed to say how much I love my nook! The best part is that I don't have piles of books accumulating any longer and my husband can't see exactly how much I read(3-5 books a week)!
  7. ruthcatrin

    ruthcatrin Well-Known Member

    My husband insisted on reading 14, I don't think he loved it, but he wanted to finish....
  8. neona

    neona Well-Known Member

    Of wheel of time? I think so. There's no way I'll stop after investing so much time anyway :p

    Sent from my phone, please ignore typos.
  9. QY10

    QY10 Well-Known Member

    Right now I'm just finishing The Basketball Diaries by Jim Carroll. It's a good easy read. They made a movie out of the book, which was pretty good.

    I also recently read a memoir called A Piece of Cake, which chronicled a woman's life through the system, being abused, an addict and sex trade worker.

    I read Tweak recently. Another memoir about a speed addict.

    Also, I read the psycho-thriller called In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami.

    Next, I have Beautiful Boy, which is written by the father of the author of Tweak.

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