I was kinda curious as to what kinds of books (or whatever else, I suppose) you all have been reading. So..

What are you reading right now?
How are you liking it?
What are your thoughts?

I'm about two-thirds through Circle the Soul Softly, by Davida Wills Hurwin. It's the third book of hers that I've read in two days, and I'm really liking it (fairly obviously, I suppose). It's really interesting--it's about a pretty 'normal' girl (whatever that means) named Katie whose father died in the recent past; her mom just got remarried, and the whole family moved, and now Katie is uncovering memories of having been molested as a child, and she has to come to terms with her past and her father's memory.. it's kind of about figuring out who you are, and what makes people who they are, whether an action can define a person.. anyway it's really good. Highly recommended :)

So what words have you been taking in?

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I'm reading, or wa reading Taking Woodstock with my friend, but now I'm re-reading HBP so I can critique the movie :D
I'm reading 1984 by George Orwell. It's okay but I'm having trouble getting into it 'coz I've reread the beginning twice before and don't like starting where I left off after leaving it for a while. It's not too bad and it's mildly thought provoking.
I'm reading this too for school
I'm surprised at how much I like it, actually. I'm just stuck on one part that's going really slow and I can't seem to make myself want to read through it :\
I just finished katherines again. I think I might read paper towns again next.
I'm reading a couple things at the moment. Omnivore's Dilemna by Michael Pollan is an excellent book about food, specifically what actually goes into making the food we eat. I'm enjoying it immensely, however its not a book you can read in giant chunks.

I'm starting research for my thesis which I'll be writing next year, about Mormonism. For this purpose I've been slogging through a biography of Joseph Smith entitled "Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling." Honestly I was thinking this would be better than it has turned out. However, seeing as I just got to the part where he starts seeing angels, I'm gonna give it some more time to get going. I will say I feel sorry for him as a little kid. He got a major infection in his leg, and spent three years from ages 7-10 on crutches. No kid deserves that, I don't really care what kind of weirdo you turn out to be when you grow up.

I'm also in the middle (though I've taken a break from it) of "a People's History of the United States:1492-Present." If you want to shake up your idea of the mythical founding and history of the US, I highly recommend this book. Zinn is amazing.
I agree about Zinn. I feel like everyone studying American history should read A People's History of the United States because he offers such a great perspective on our history.
I read several books at the same time. I don't know why, its just a habit.
Anyway, I'm working on Cold Fire by Dean Koontz and Wicked by Gregory Maquire.
Cold Fire is pretty good. I like most of Dean Koontz's work. I'm about 1/4 of the way through it, and it's starting to get kinda slow. Hopefully it will get better...
Wicked is great. I read about half of it a few years ago, but never finished it. I also saw the play, which was phenomenal. I highly recomend seeing it. But anyway, I'm about 100 pages into the book. Its much different from the play, but still very good.
Well I have a whole blog post about how I am reading 7 books at the moment. But at this exact second I am reading:
The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery

It's a great book, a lot of philosophical discourse and social satire (two of my favorite things in a book). It's a very smart, very French book (which makes sense because it is a French book).
Boulevard of Broken Dreams: The Life, Times, and Legend of James Dean. I'm finding it pretty interesting, though I'm currently only about a quarter of the way through. I've loved James Dean ever since my first viewing of Rebel Without A Cause. It's such a shame the "other team" gets so many of the great ones...*sigh*. ;)

*an interesting aside (to me anyway) about the title is that ofcourse the fact that there is a Green Day song of the same name (minus the life, time, James Dean part). anyway, One of the Green Day bio's I have is named Rebels with a Cause. I don't think that made any sense, and it probably didn't... but I found the correlation to be interesting.
I read City of Ember recently - it's a series, did you say?
I'm reading The Fourth Queen by Debbie Taylor.
Then after that I think I'm going to read The Half Blood Prince to refresh my memory before the film comes out (so excited about that XD)
My dad is 77 years old, and he is in poor health. I picked up a copy of The Road by Cormac McCarthy today, because it seems like the perfect book to be reading right now, given the circumstances.


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