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NVR - What are you reading right now? (Fiction or non-fiction)

I'm reading 'Raising Vegan Children in a Non-vegan World' by Erin Pavlina.
I'm curious what everyone else has their nose in at the moment!  :)

I have to read Lord of the Flies, By William Golding for school... not my favorite, but i guess its okay. The other book i read when i have time (not often :(!) is The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. It is really interesting! It was actually made into a movie, too... which i'm hoping i will be able to watch shortly after i finish the book!

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Re-reading Jane Austen's "Emma" for the umpteenth time. Just finished "The Handmaid's Tale" and I have to say I preferred the movie--NOT a sentence you will hear from me very often!  :o I don't know, the book just seemed undeveloped...so much left out. Got the impression she was writing to a deadline and the "Afterword" was a sort of apology.

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the prophet by kahlil gibran

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I am actively reading The China Study  by T. Colin Campbell (non-fiction/diet)

I am passively reading:
Everyday Zen by Charlotte Joko Beck (non-fiction/spiritual)
Cradle to Cradle by McDonough & Braungart (non-fiction/green design)
The Architecture of Happiness by Alain de Botton (non-fiction/Architectural theory)

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I have to read Lord of the Flies, By William Golding for school...

ohh, they are still making the youngin' read that? wow. i know that from back in the day.

my reading consists of term papers and the websites/books that the plagiarized ones copied from.  :(

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Nursing textbooks.

That is all I have time for  :-\

But that reminds me, I wanted to ask a question about books.  Do they have any good novels out there about Veg*ns or other earth-friendly people?  I am looking for a light, easy summer read and all I can seem to find are books about young 20-something girls living in NYC that like to shop and have jobs they don't like...  That seems to be a re-occurring story line in the chick-lit books.  Can anyone recommend a fun read that doesn't fall into that category?

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The Loved Dog..The Playful Nonaggressive Way to Teach Your Dog Good Behavior by Tamar Geller.

Now if Cali eats this book, I am going to hit her over the head with it!  JOKING!!!!!!  ;D

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All the other posts make me almost reticient to say that I'm reading a Mrs. Murphy mystery:  "Cat's Eyewitness" by Rita Mae Brown & Sneaky Pie Brown.  I've also got a Max Lucado book and Fast Food Nation around that I pick up now and then.  

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"The Miracle of Mindfulness," by Thich Nhat Hanh

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I'm going through books I've bought over the years, but haven't read.  Right now I'm on The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life by Thomas Moore.  I also rotate through my old college texts and am currently going through organic chemistry.  I'm waiting anxiously for July to find out what happen to Wizard Potter.

"The Miracle of Mindfulness," by Thich Nhat Hanh 

I hope you like it. :) Thay is probably the most influential person for me - not so much with all of the mindful breathing, but with the awareness.  He was going to speak about a hour from my house a couple of years ago.  I bought a ticket and then that was the only day in the last twenty years that I was too sick to leave the house. :(

  The other book i read when i have time (not often :(!) is The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. It is really interesting! It was actually made into a movie, too... which i'm hoping i will be able to watch shortly after i finish the book!

I didn't know it was made into a movie.  That's exciting!  There was one small part in the book that, since I read it, causes me to not buy into the manufactured fear and paranoia so I'm really thankful that I read it.  Of course, I can't describe it to you because you may not have gotten there yet.

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I just finished The Fountainhead this morning.  Not sure what's next.

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The Moonlit Cage by Linda Holeman which I borrowed from a friend. Then I have two library books to read before they're due: The Book Of Negroes by Lawrence Hill and Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. After that I'm going to read Lullabies for Little Criminals by Heather O'Neill. I will confess: My name is Wendy and I'm a bookaholic!

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right now, i'm reading The Farm by Scott Nicholson. My friend lent it to me and said it was a good read. I just finished reading Helter Skelter, Carrie, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (for the 6th time now). ahh, i love books!  ;D

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saint iggy, a young adult book that my librarian recommended for me. i forget who it's by.
girl, interrupted by susanna kaysen because i'm basically always reading that book.
the icarus agenda by robert ludlum, which i've been trying to finish for the past month. it's so slow.
i'm not really reading anything exciting right now.

(hey, i remember when i read lord of the flies in grade 7. i really liked it but i would never ever read it again.)

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I have to read Lord of the Flies, By William Golding for school... not my favorite, but i guess its okay. The other book i read when i have time (not often :(!) is The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. It is really interesting! It was actually made into a movie, too... which i'm hoping i will be able to watch shortly after i finish the book!

Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books!

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I will confess: My name is Wendy and I'm a bookaholic!

Oh yes! I don't have access to many books in English since the British Institute closed their library (waaahhh!) but a friend sent me a box of Harlequins (which I did NOT read!) and hopefully sometime this summer or fall we will make it to the coast and I can trade them at the 2nd hand store for decent books. English books cost boocoos here, even 2nd hand. But $5 is preferable to 15-30 which they cost new, at least decent literature.
So I buy books I know will wear well, and wear them out. But every year or two I start going mad for something to read! I know it's time when I lay my hand on the spine of a book and in my mind I can hear passages from it...

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libraries are one of my best friends...but sometimes i don't hand the book back on time...quite embarassing. i'm a broke 15 year old. reading is so much better than watching televison. you learn new vocabulary, expand your mind, and actually have to use your imagination to think about what happened next and to picture the characters. in english class we just read romeo and juliet, and it was wonderful. i think i'll definitely have to read some shakespeare. i'll read anything with the exception of romance stories. i  just cannot get into them.  :-\

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I am reading:

Pilgrim at tinker Creek - Annie Dillard (very good and profound look at the mirrical of nature...very beautiful)

Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

Also a friend gave me a compilation of works by Kurt Vonnegut that I want to tackle soon.

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I just picked up a new book the other day. It's Toward a Psychology of Awakening by John Welwood. Its about integrating the teachings of Eastern schools of Buddhist thought with Western forms of psychotherapy. Its fascinating and already in the first chapter I've gotten a lot of insight! The psych classes at my school are fine and all but I do miss the religion/humanities electives of my freshman year.. This way I get both!!  :D I highly recommend it already to anyone who enjoys psychology and/or Eastern religions.

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I'm also a multi-tasking reader. I'm usually reading a number of things for a number of different reasons at any given time. Right now 1) James Hogg, _Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner_, 2) W.E.B. Dubois, _Souls of Black Folk_, and 3) the first chapter of my dissertation--over and over and over and over. As much as raking my own writing to death is a blast, I'm loving the Hogg. The protagonist/villain becomes deeply entangled with a character who is clearly the devil. In his profound denial, though, he convinces himself that his new associate is mysterious because he is actually a Russian Czar living incognito in Scotland. I'm not sure why, but this cracks me up. Maybe my sense of humor is warped from too much grad school?  :D

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