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Fev 5, 2011, 9:12am

What are you reading now? Are you drawn to more serious books now that you are over 40 and over?

(OMG, I will be 42 soon! Sorry, it just hit me that my birthday is less than 2 months away.)

Fev 17, 2011, 10:28pm

Currently reading Stiff, a book about how cadavers are used in various research. And in audio am listening to Crooked letter, crooked letter.

Fev 20, 2011, 10:06pm

Those look serious! I am currently reading Flabbergasted by Ray Blackston

Not a serious book at all.

Fev 21, 2011, 5:25am

Are you drawn to more serious books now that you are over 40 and over?

Yes and no.....:-) I am finding that i am interested in reading more historical and non-fiction books......I just have to work through all the fiction books that I have bought and not yet read first!!!

Editado: Fev 21, 2011, 6:10am

I actually have gone in the opposite direction. Although I still read what one could call "serious" books, I find myself more and more drawn to sci fi, fantasy, humor and bizarro lit. Right now I am reading Fluke: Or, I know Why the Winged Whale Sings by Christopher Moore (Christopher Moore has become one of my latest favorite authors since I first read one of his books last year!)

Fev 21, 2011, 6:48am

Isn't it often the case that we read the serious and heavy stuff between 17 and 25, and return to reading just for pleasure as we get older?

Fev 21, 2011, 9:41pm

After two children and putting reading on the back burner, I read for fun! I have found my pleasure fictions, I will get on an author and read series. I read ((Dean Koontz)) and now I am on to ((Stuart Woods)) and I'm loving them!

Jun 8, 2011, 11:57am

Reading an ARE of The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. It's pretty good so far!

Jun 8, 2011, 11:59am

Fluke was HILARIOUS! I just read Bite Me & Kona was actually featured therein!

Jun 28, 2011, 2:20am

I just finished The Elegance of the Hedgehog for my book group (loved it). Now reading The Passage by Justin Cronin. First 30 pages are good so far. And read The Cement Garden over the weekend - weird!!!

Jun 28, 2011, 12:44pm

#4 davybhoy: I don't think I'm drawn to more serious books now I'm older. But the more I read well-written books, the more I appreciate them, and the more likely it is that I will quit a poorly written book and go on to something else.

I find I almost can't get through "pulp" fiction anymore - too many truly good books out there to enjoy! :-)

Jul 1, 2011, 7:27am

#11 Ebirdy, I've just finished reading Animal Farm, which I hadn't read since school and I thoroughly enjoyed it. A short while ago I read To Kill a Mockingbird the quality of writing makes a mockery of the current batch of pulp fiction writers, although RJ Ellory is a quality author.

I still like pulp fiction though!

Jul 1, 2011, 10:27am

#11 SO true! Not near enough time in the day to read.

I am reading Mine Is the Night: A Novel by Liz Curtis Higgs I got it from the Early Reviewers. Just starting it today.

Jul 1, 2011, 1:57pm

#12: Actually so do I, Davy lol I have a huge bag of books to go through from my boyfriend's mom who recently passed away. Lots of good summer reading in there :-)

@Lorle: I know! I need to quit my day job so I can read lol

Jul 1, 2011, 2:09pm

I'm still reading Middlemarch. I feel like I've been at it forever even though its been only a few weeks. I love the book so I'm not complaining but its a first for me to take this long to read a book. Even though I would hate not having indoor plumbing, I often wonder what it would be like to have lived in a place like Middlemarch. At night, it would be so dark and quiet. Without cars or planes, it must have been 'natural'.
Although, I really do consider indoor plumbing to be one the things humanity has gotten absolutely right.

Jul 1, 2011, 5:38pm

I have started The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen that I won from the Early Reviewers.

Jul 5, 2011, 2:32am

Finished Stormy Weather by Paulette Jiles. Still reading (and loving) The Passage and also started Stendahl's The Red and the Black.

Editado: Jul 21, 2011, 7:05pm

I am reading Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. I am ashamed to say I don't think I have actually ever read the original Frankenstein.

Jul 21, 2011, 7:41pm

18: I just read Shelley's Frankenstein last year for the first time. i enjoyed it. I'm reading Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan now, and still reading The Red and the Black. I like it!

Jul 21, 2011, 7:56pm

Oh my, I turn 50 tomorrow so this is my last chance to post here! I'm currently reading Before Versailles and listening to Grave Goods on audio.