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Hi everyone! This is my first forum post.
What books are you reading? Are they for Lent? If so, I assume they're spiritual/theological. If not, what genre are they? If you're not reading books, are you reading magazines or blogs? What do you like about what you're reading?
Jack Higgins..lots of spies and international intrigue and scary characters
I love to read and as a kid one could always find me with my nose in a book, lol. My brother's daughter, so my niece, is like that and it made my day last summer when we were at the cabin and she pulled out a book and started reading and my brother said, I tell her all the time she's just like her Aunt Lauren :-)). I so rarely get to read for fun these days. But, I read everyday. . .parasites, ancient DNA, Section 106 compliance, Wichita Indian history, Mercantilism, trade in the New World, etc. But, when I get those precious moments to read for fun, I want it to be something purely for fun, a good intriguing story with rich engaging characters and completely outside the realm of reality lol. I do have a book on widowhood that my daughter bought for me, but that is less than helpful and only serves to make me sad. . .so maybe I should take a jaunt to the book store. . .Spring Break is coming up :-))
I'm reading Confessions of a Prayer Slacker. The author isn't Catholic but I'll read anything that might help me with my prayer life.
I have this book on my kindle but I haven't read it yet. How is it?
I'm currently reading "the poison in your teeth" by McGuire
It's about the health hazards of the poison mercury amalgam (silver) fillings in our mouths and why they should be removed if you have them.
You never hear those fillings described as mercury fillings, they are usually called silver fillings. Those fillings contain about 50% mercury and 30% silver and the rest other metals.
I went to a mercury free dentist for an exam since I want my mercury fillings replaced and he gave me the book.
I've wanted to read Witness to Hope for a while. Isn't it a biography of Pope John Paul II? Also, you can't go wrong with the Bible.
29 years ago, I read Faulkner's Light in August. I was 23 andliving in Los Angeles. I remember floating on a raft in the pool reading it. So now I'm re-reading it to see if it was as good as I remembered it. His language is something. About the only thing to compare it to is the Old testament or Shakespeare.