If you're on a break, are you reading for "fun"? - page 3

Are you reading for "fun" right now instead of nursing books? I just finished The Beach by James Patterson I'm now reading I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. Pretty good so far - it's... Read More

  1. by   rn2b2006
    Heck yeah! I asked for books for Christmas. Just finished "Trace" by Patricia Cornwell and getting ready to start James Patterson's "London Bridges".
  2. by   mavnurse
    Right now I'm reading The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene. It explains a lot about string theory and how relativity and quantum mechanics can't both be right. It's a good book if you've ever sat around wondering things like "if the universe is expanding, where does it expand to?" I'm so excited about this book, I'm such a nerd. This is the kinda stuff I miss so much since being in nursing school.
  3. by   girlfromtx
    Currently reading nanny diaries... talk about easy read. I have also finished some of the other girly novels such as Bookends, Milkrun, and Jemima J. I love those easy reads for my time off . These books are such fast reads that I get done reading them at the most in 2 days lol.
  4. by   NewEnglandRN
    Quote from girlfromtx
    Currently reading nanny diaries... talk about easy read. I have also finished some of the other girly novels such as Bookends, Milkrun, and Jemima J. I love those easy reads for my time off . These books are such fast reads that I get done reading them at the most in 2 days lol.
    You would probably also like "In her Shoes" and "Good in Bed"... same type of light-read, but enjoyable.
  5. by   girlfromtx
    Quote from MichelleinMA
    You would probably also like "In her Shoes" and "Good in Bed"... same type of light-read, but enjoyable.
    Thanks for the suggestions! I have actually read Good in Bed, will definitely check out In Her Shoes.
  6. by   lil' girl
    Don't Close Your Eyes

    Beaches

    A Celibate Season

    Falling Bodies
  7. by   not now
    Quote from girlfromtx
    Thanks for the suggestions! I have actually read Good in Bed, will definitely check out In Her Shoes.
    If you like that one pick up Little Earthquakes as I mentioned I just finished it and it's a good, easy read.
  8. by   NurseFirst
    Quote from rn2b2006
    Heck yeah! I asked for books for Christmas. Just finished "Trace" by Patricia Cornwell and getting ready to start James Patterson's "London Bridges".
    Curl up in bed, sleep, and read. I think I've read around 10 books. Two non-fiction and the rest fiction. It all started when I had some time to spend before going to a funeral of a lady in our church who was younger than I am. I stopped off at the local Goodwill and found 4 books to read. Then I went to the used bookstore and bought a few more.

    I read a couple of Patricia Cornwell's books (one of which, "Hornet's Nest" was not about her female medical examiner, lawyer heroine--and which I found quite quite enjoyable.) I read "A is for Alibi". And a couple of others in the fictional mystery/medical genre. By the way, I've read most of Robin Cook and started realizing that he really is something of a plodding writer; I never found a turn of phrase that was interesting in his books.

    The two non-fiction books I loved:

    "Hot Zone" What a scary, scary book.
    About an ebola virus infection that got loose in Maryland! True Story! And well written! Recommend to every healthcare professional, because we may be on the frontlines if something like this ever manages to start infecting large populations. A true life "Andromeda Strain" -- which is Michael Chrichton's (sp) first, and one of his best, books.

    "Healing Heart" by Norman Cousins, about his experiences in recovering from an MI. Cousins, you may recall, wrote "Anatomy of an Illness" where Cousins used unrelenting optimism and lots of comedies to recover from a supposedly unrecoverable disease: ankylosing spondylitis. His recovery from the MI is nearly as miraculous.
    Last edit by NurseFirst on Dec 30, '04
  9. by   suzy253
    Oh wow...I love Wally Lamb's books. She's Come Undone is still one of my favorites and I also loved I Know This Much is True. Very memorable books. Can't wait for him to come out with something else soon!

    I'm presently reading Anna Korenia. Yes, for pleasure. I'm a sucker for punishment. It's actually quite good though. Of course I could have chosen something a bit easier but I like the challenge.
  10. by   DDRN4me
    Just finished Jimmy Buffet's A Salty Piece of Land.. sounds like him talking to you through the narrarator & main character...great easy read, especially for a parrothead. On my nightstand next is Sue Grafton's P is for Peril.. have been trying to read at least a couple of books each break, since I work in a school I have this week OFF!!:hatparty: Then, who know..will have to go to the library or my siter in law's ..we usually swap books cuz she is a teacher and has some spare time to read! Enjoy, everyone !
  11. by   Imafloat
    Quote from JENRN2BMICHIGAN
    I'm now reading I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb. Pretty good so far - it's over 800 pages and I'm only on 100 something.

    What good books are you reading right now?
    I Know This Much is True is one of my all time favorites. I read voraciously on every break.

    I am reading Peace Like a River by Leif Enger right now, it is excellent. Another great book I have read this break is Little Earthquakes by Jennifer Weiner.
  12. by   Imafloat
    Quote from dsickles
    James Patterson is my favorite author!I am currently reading SKIPPING CHRISTMAS by John Grisham now made into a movie CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS.I plan on reading MISTLETOE AND MAYHEM written by four authors.I love to read a good suspense thriller with an unexpected twist.
    Dsickles,
    I read Skipping Christmas a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was cute except the dad kind of bugged me. If you like suspense with unexpected twists you would love Harlen Coben, he writes excellent suspense books.
  13. by   Imafloat
    Quote from RNinMay2005
    i have read "i know this much is true" it is a good book, you won't regret reading it.
    i love to read. i can't afford to buy any new books, so i re-read my old ones, read my scrapbook magazines, etc.
    =rose
    Rose,
    I get a lot of my books at thrift stores. I get bestsellers for between 1 and 4 dollars. Can you all tell I love to read!

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