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Ms.MJ Fan2007
06-07-2012, 02:36 AM
The book that I'm reading right now is Efrain's Secret-by Sofia Quintero

the one.
06-07-2012, 04:54 PM
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. After seeing the movie I had to start the books. So I'm on the first book now. Like it!!

Killer Queen
06-08-2012, 04:21 PM
I'm in the middle of a load of Titanic books right now. Some are about survivor accounts, others are based around facts and figures. All really fascinating stuff.

06-10-2012, 08:58 PM
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Because Michael identified so with the character. I just finished Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. Hiaasen's a riot, guys. I actually laugh out loud when I read his stuff.

MJJ Whosbad
06-10-2012, 11:42 PM
Im also reading "Peter Pan" by J. M. Barrie. Well, Im quite lazy now with reading - just from time to time I take the book and read a few chapters. :sigh:

Ms.MJ Fan2007
07-02-2012, 12:16 AM
The book that I'm reading right now is Sleepawy Girls-by Jen Calonita :sHa_banana:

the one.
07-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Finished my Hunger Games (something bugged me in it that wasn't so obvious on the film. A good book anyway and I'm onto to the next one now :)) And actually I'm in the middle of two other books too, Jermaine's You Are Not Alone and What's Eating Gilbert Grape (I've seen the movie years ago and decided to read it for a change)

Just Like Heaven
07-14-2012, 09:51 AM
I'm reading The Thread by Victoria Hislop.

This Is It
07-14-2012, 10:08 AM
The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby by Tom Wolfe.

07-14-2012, 12:08 PM
Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart: Thirty True Things You Need To Know Now by Gordon Livingston, MD.

07-15-2012, 06:36 PM
The only books I get to read anymore are kids books. *sigh* Maybe someday when she is older I will have time to sit down and read a book for myself again. I'm a bookworm so I have a ton of authors to catch up with!

07-16-2012, 02:59 AM
I'm a Shakespearean, as I call it, and I actually just finished reading Two Gentleman of Verona (if you can call it a book?) for the first time since high school. One of my personal favorites.

Ms.MJ Fan2007
07-17-2012, 01:06 AM
Ambitious-by Monica McKayhan :)

the one.
07-31-2012, 04:32 PM
I finally started Catching Fire, second book in The Hunger Games. I had a problem with Katniss in the beginning of the first book and I have a problem with her again in this one :D Maybe it will go away like it did the previous time, I'm waiting..

(And I'm still reading those other two books I think I mentioned earlier in this thread, too)

Ms.MJ Fan2007
07-31-2012, 10:44 PM
I'm reading The Witness-by Nora Roberts :46:

08-01-2012, 12:24 PM
I've listened to the audio book of "Holes" by Louis Sachar this past several days. I'm kind of pround how my English ability has improved since I read this book for the first time 2 years ago! It's definitely one of the best books for young adults!

I've also read "How Starbacks Changed My Life" recently. Though the author sounds like a advocate of Starbakcs a bit lol, it's filled with positive vibe and the author's account of his encounters with famous people like Queen Elizabeth and Hemingway were very interesting.

08-02-2012, 12:08 AM
I'm currently reading Nile Rodgers' autobiography. I've only just started, mind. Has anybody else read that one? I've already flicked ahead, and there were some interesting bits about Michael from the time when Nile played on the HIStory album.

08-02-2012, 12:58 AM
^^^Yes, like Niles was eager to avoid the drugs trap again and that Michael asked him somewhat about a drug rehab programme, so Niles recommended one. I read that ages ago in Waterstones.

Man, I have a few books to get through! Bruce Lee's Art Of Expressing The Human Body as well as Jeet Kune Do: Commentaries on the Marital Way are gonna need dusting off again very soon! :)

08-02-2012, 03:47 PM
The Book of Life by D. Bat.

Ms.MJ Fan2007
08-21-2012, 12:14 AM
I'm reading The Fault in our Stars -by John Green & it's one of my favorite books of 2012 so far! :yepfh9:

the one.
08-21-2012, 04:40 PM
I did a mistake and read the back cover of Mockingjay before I had finished Catching fire - and got spoiled! :( So don't do that guys if you're reading the Hunger Games !!

Now I'll take the time to finish YANA by Jermaine and What's Eating Gilbert Grape, then I got this book La nuit des temps (The Ice People) which will be the next in line. It will take a few months before I get to that one though :001_tongue1:

Ms.MJ Fan2007
09-04-2012, 04:12 PM
:innocent:The book that I'm reading right now is The Carbon Diaries 2017-by Saci Lloyd :mf_w00t2:

09-21-2012, 03:27 PM
The Art of War by Sun Tzu

10-03-2012, 05:19 PM
Re-reading Jermaine's book, ish. Also, Everybody Dance: Chic and the Politics of Disco by Daryl Easlea.

10-03-2012, 05:42 PM
Jermaine's book. I got interested in it after reading about it on another site and I like it.

10-03-2012, 06:31 PM
I'm reading this book

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the one.
10-03-2012, 07:16 PM
I'm reading this book

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It has been released already? :ohmy:

10-15-2012, 09:42 PM
It has been released already? :ohmy:

Yes, I've not finished yet but it's really a good book

10-16-2012, 04:06 AM
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. I don't think it's a good thing I can relate to the main character, but hey I'm loving it so far.

10-16-2012, 03:43 PM
I know what you mean about ''The Bell Jar''. I loved that book, I think that every modern woman can relate to the main character in some ways.

I just finished reading ''Michael Jackson Tapes''. I read the ''fan version'', the one without Schmuley's comments. I would like to read the comments as well and make my decision on them.

12-15-2012, 04:32 PM
Berry Gordy's autobiography To Be Loved. What he accomplished with the Motown label is amazing, awesome book to read if you're interested in music.

01-04-2013, 11:18 AM
Messy - by Heather Cocks/ Jessica Morgan

the one.
01-07-2013, 03:15 PM
Took almost a year but I finally finished Jermaine's YANA (and liked it!!). So now I'm concentrating on Gilbert Grape which I've also been reading for 9 months.. normally it doesn't take me this long to finish a book lol :biggrin5: I blame school for distracting me.

Next I'm thinking of the last part of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, but we'll see how long it takes to get that far haha.

01-09-2013, 09:17 PM
Striking Thoughts - Bruce Lee's Wisdom For Daily Living and Language Myths are two I'm reading right now.

Before Christmas, I read "Legends Of Kenpo: Rainer Schulte" by Michael Miller and "The Essence Of Martial Arts" by John Hennessy - not to mention "The Art Of Expressing The Human Body" and "Jeet Kune Do - Commentaries On The Martial Way" (both Bruce Lee books). About March/April last year, I read Tom Bleecker's "Unsettled Matters" about Bruce Lee's life which Chris Cadman told me about.

I also read The Art Of War by Sun Tzu - the one I have contains the Tao Te Ching too.

I know what you mean about ''The Bell Jar''. I loved that book, I think that every modern woman can relate to the main character in some ways.

I just finished reading ''Michael Jackson Tapes''. I read the ''fan version'', the one without Schmuley's comments. I would like to read the comments as well and make my decision on them.

I recommend you read the full version just so you can make your own decision on it. Keep exploring everything for yourself without letting anyone make you believe "this is what you HAVE to believe or agree with or you're not a real fan!" cos that's rubbish.


01-09-2013, 09:59 PM
People are gonna boo and hiss at me for this because seemingly all MJ fans hate him, but I've recently been reading J. Randy Taraborrelli's biography of Diana Ross that I received for Christmas. An interesting read, at the very least...

Killer Queen
01-09-2013, 10:45 PM
^^ That's ancient, haha. Isn't it titled 'Call Her Miss Ross' or something? It's been so long. Didn't read it myself but I do remember seeing it in the library when it came out.

01-09-2013, 11:40 PM
^ Oi... I like ancient stuff. :(

It's a newer version, An Unauthorised Biography. Our family seems to have ended up collecting all of JRT's celeb biographies in recent years, and I was curious about this one, so I asked for it, lol.

01-13-2013, 03:03 AM
Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

The style of writing made it very hard for me to read on, and it messed with my dream once lol, but it was worth it. The movie "Blade Runner" is a clever adoption of this book IMO.

01-14-2013, 11:30 AM
Took almost a year but I finally finished Jermaine's YANA (and liked it!!). So now I'm concentrating on Gilbert Grape which I've also been reading for 9 months.. normally it doesn't take me this long to finish a book lol :biggrin5: I blame school for distracting me.

Next I'm thinking of the last part of The Hunger Games and The Hobbit, but we'll see how long it takes to get that far haha.

I got Jermaine's book for Christmas! Very curious to read it. Lots of mixed reviews about it on goodreads.

I just finished Easy by Tammara Webber! 5 stars!! Now reading Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

05-15-2013, 05:29 PM
*resurrects thread*

Because I was so in love with the book "The Kite Runner" I recently began to read his second book "A Thousand Splendid Suns" and I love it so far

07-03-2013, 01:26 AM
London In The 18th Century by Jerry White.

07-02-2014, 03:36 PM
Re-reading Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf and The Hours by Michael Cunningham.

The Hours is one of my favourite books and I literally read the entire book in one day the first time.

12-31-2014, 12:33 AM
Chatting With Matisse: The Lost 1941 Interview. One of my Christmas presents!

02-05-2015, 10:51 AM
I've seriously been lacking in the reading dept. But I've just picked up Delirium by Lauren Oliver.

02-05-2015, 11:01 AM
A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney.

03-06-2015, 10:29 AM
Two books at the moment.

On The Road: Jack Kerouac

Poetics: Aristotle

03-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Fred Astaire Steps In Time.

03-09-2015, 04:56 AM
Over The Top (Revised and Updated Release) by Zig Ziglar

03-23-2015, 09:31 AM
Pandemonium (Sequel to Delirium - which I recommend to everyone to read!!!!) by Lauren Oliver.

03-23-2015, 11:11 PM
An exhibition catalogue for the painter Katy Moran, if that counts as "reading" given that I basically just look at the pretty pictures, lol.

07-05-2015, 02:34 PM
On a mission to read every single Penguin Classic book. Gonna take years but having fun doing it.

Just finished Picnic At Hanging Rock and now currently reading The Witches Of Eastwick, Dracula, Perfume and Pride And Prejudice.

08-12-2015, 11:07 PM
Keith Richards - Life.

It's a great book, but jeez it's ****ing long.

09-14-2015, 11:52 AM
Just finished The Unfortunates and Nights At The Circus, currently reading The Magic Toyshop.

10-27-2015, 04:28 PM

11-02-2015, 12:01 AM

Takin' Over!
11-02-2015, 10:49 AM
Cameron M. Smith & Charles Sullivan - The Top Ten Myths About Evolution

Alex Ferguson - Leading

Kevin Trudeau - Natural Cures "They" Don't Want You To Know About

11-02-2015, 11:33 AM
The Two Towers

11-15-2015, 02:37 AM

Takin' Over!
11-15-2015, 10:44 AM

01-03-2016, 09:36 AM
The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

01-19-2016, 09:38 PM

01-19-2016, 09:51 PM
*Art history students be like*



01-20-2016, 10:52 AM
Finished reading Alex Ferguson's book, Leading, and I'm now reading Cristiano Ronaldo by Guillem Balague.

Book to read in future? Creative, Inc. It's about Pixar - failures and successes. Good to Great by Jim Collins is another to read in my renewed search for excellence. It strikes me that in the things I've excelled at - academic studies before I quit and growing the original MaxJax in tandem with others - I was employing many of the same habits as successful leaders, but I was either bad at interpersonal skills or I was expending too much time plus effort on something that truly doesn't matter in the long run (MaxJax).

Oh, and I generally don't read MJ books because they usually aren't real.

01-20-2016, 07:57 PM
^ Thanks for the suggestion on 'Creative, Inc'

01-20-2016, 08:23 PM
^^^I've not read it yet, but it's supposed to be a good read! :)

01-21-2016, 02:57 PM
It's on my list of books to read as well! :)

Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of The War On Drugs (Johann Hari)
Let's Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain (Alan Light)
Keating (Kerry O'Brien)
After Words (Paul Keating)
Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration (Ed Catmull)
Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust (Ken Scott & Bobby Owsinski)
Star Wars: The Rise of the Empire (John Jackson Miller)
Creative Schools (Ken Robinson & Lou Aronica)
The Beat of My Own Drum: A Memoir (Sheila E)
The Missionary Position (Christopher Hitchens)
Dr. Feelgood: The Story of the Doctor Who Influenced History (Richard A. Lertzman)

01-25-2016, 04:12 PM
The past couple of weeks I've finished reading:

Alex Ferguson - Leading
Guillem Balague - Cristiano Ronaldo

Today, I've bought:

Creativity, Inc.

I'll probably finish that soon too! Reading on principles of success and overcoming obstacles at the minute.

01-25-2016, 06:32 PM
Recently bought a few more art books while in London, including Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade and The Supermodel and the Brillo Box by Don Thompson (the latter about the very highest end of the art market. higher than even the 1% - interesting stuff).

01-26-2016, 11:24 AM
Creativity, Inc is a pretty good read so far. Interesting perspectives to think about and put into practice!

01-27-2016, 06:36 PM

02-06-2016, 12:25 PM
Gill Hasson -Mindfulness: Be mindful. Live in the moment.

03-03-2017, 05:32 AM
New Black Man,
Just got done with Dark Tower.
bio of Diana.

I read a few books at a time
I read all of the hunger games and did not like those at all..