Read Any Books Lately?

This story surprised me. One fourth of the adults in the United States didn’t read any books at all last year. Read it. And then tell me what is the last book you read. πŸ™‚

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12 responses to “Read Any Books Lately?

  1. Lisa

    I recently finished a Francine Rivers series of books called “The Sons of Enc0uragement.” They were about Aaron, Caleb, Jonathan, Amos & Silas. It was an awesome series! I can’t believe there are people that don’t read any books in a whole year. If I ever go a month without reading, it would be because I was comatose.

  2. I just finished the Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult. Good, easy read. I’m in the middle of Snow now by Orhan Pamuk – not as easy a read, but good.

  3. Lisa, I think I’d like to read those books. My husband’s first name is Jonathan and we have a Caleb and a Silas. Guess we should have named Jackson and Griffin — Aaron and Amos. πŸ™‚

  4. Jodi Picoult is a good author. I’ve read a couple of her books.

  5. I can’t even imagine not reading a book in a whole year!!! I sometimes read a book in a day! The last book I read was Riptide by Lorena McCortney. She has a couple of really good series of books!

  6. I just reread Leonard Ravenhill’s Why Revival Tarries. Yesterday I started reading the first volume of the autobiography of the last king of Ethiopia Haile Selassie. It’s a very exciting read of a great Christian king of an African nation in the 20th century.

  7. I just finished reading Karen Kingsbury’s books Summer and Sunrise this past week. Plus, I’m constantly reading books to and with the boys. A day doesn’t go by when we’re not reading something. πŸ™‚ David has totally caught the reading bug too! He’s loving the Magic Tree House and Boxcar Children books and anything that has to do with bugs, animals or how things work.

  8. I read The Vanishing Word: The Veneration of Visual Imagery in the Postmodern World. It was very good. I am reading it again with a pencil in my hand, making notes and carefully analyzing the world view. My mom’s visit has joyfully interupted the process.

    Now I think I am caught up on your blog ~

  9. Um, I certainly don’t contribute to that statistic! If anything, you have to pry me away from books. πŸ™‚ Two friends loaned me about 25 books, much to my husband’s disgust. (I read 6 in one day – didn’t do much else, as you can imagine!) I read Lighthouse Brides last night. It featured 4 stories by 4 different authors.

  10. Steve

    I know it’s hard to believe but yes, I read too. I have just about finished the 2nd. book in the Harry Potter series. Your Husband gave them to Stephen Jr. and I was without a new book, so I started on those. Ya know what, they’re pretty good. Give my thanks to Patrick.

  11. Shannon K

    Bryan is thrilled that I am currently reading Sheet Music by Kevin Leman. Thanks to Vickie Green. I am also working myway through the series Left Behind: The Kids which we picked up at a yard sale (all 40 of them). We intended to re-sell them on e-bay, but then I accidentally picked one up.

  12. Woo-Yoo, good for Bryan! πŸ™‚ And ummm . . . Shannon, how did you accidentally pick up a book and accidentally start reading it? ha ha ha “It just jumped into my hand and before I could stop my eyes, they were scanning the words.” *giggle*

    Steve, I’ll tell Patrick. I know a lot of adults who have been absorbed in that series.

    Revka, 6 in one day is more than even I have ever read! Wow!

    Julie, I think it would take me a long time to read that book. I am a very slow reader when it comes to non-fiction — I usually mark in the margins while I go along. And I almost always end up reading a section once and then right away reading it again. It takes me a while to digest.

    Storbakken, I think I’d like the book about the African kind. I’ll have to save the title. When my boys are teenagers, that would probably be a good kind of book for them to get into.

    momlovesbeingathome, I haven’t heard of that author. I ‘ll have to look her up.

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