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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 8:17am On May 31
Akposy:

True. Books with more than 250 pages bores me

When you have a great book, you will even read 500 pages. smiley What I was trying to say is that a book must be interesting right from the start. If it is still boring at page 50, I stop reading it.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 10:39pm On May 31
Currently reading
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, very quaint in thought provoking manner about aging.

I also just finished The Chronicles of Narnia all 7 books, the fantasy-spiritual approach of C.S Lewis was very much like a seed planted.

He is one of my favorite authors and I like to think an intellectual giant.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 4:50pm On Jun 01
Ayt27:
Currently reading
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom, very quaint in thought provoking manner about aging.

I also just finished The Chronicles of Narnia all 7 books, the fantasy-spiritual approach of C.S Lewis was very much like a seed planted.

He is one of my favorite authors and I like to think an intellectual giant.

I read Tuesdays with Morrie a very long time ago and because I liked it so much I got Albom's other book The Five People You Meet in Heaven. smiley

What seed? cheesy
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 5:44pm On Jun 01
Hathor5:


I read Tuesdays with Morrie a very long time ago and because I liked it so much I got Albom's other book The Five People You Meet in Heaven. smiley

What seed? cheesy

Oh wow! Really, you must really read a lot then, it's not a very common book I think and you pretty much just recommended a next book for me somewhat.

The seeds are the little idea planted by C.S Lewis in the book to see Aslan(the lion) as Jesus Christ, as a savior, knowing that he is always with them. It also helps to put in moral qualities into children, as knowing right from wrong, it even encourages trusting the Lord(Aslan,Jesus) when nobody trusts or believes you and you are sure to have gotten a message from him.

It is further exemplified in the fourth book of the series: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader when Aslan tells the children that they have to search out his name in their world, as he is known by a different name their world. Which I think simply means if they can know his name in Narnia (Aslan), when the child figures out that Aslan has the same qualities as Christ then,It would be easy for children(us,believers) to trust him. It's also noteworthy that Aslan revealed himself as a Lamb to the children as well.

I believe these are wonderful seeds to insert into a child's mind from the onset, yet the spirituality is covered that the undertones may be discarded and enjoyed as a great fantasy novel read.

Apologies for the long answer

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Tochex101(m): 6:03pm On Jun 01
Reading Malazan Book of the fallen....by Steven Erikson.
Currently reading book 6.
I love high fantasy.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 6:22pm On Jun 01
Had to "re-read" my favourite novel, James Clavell's SHOGUN. Best novel on asian history i have read. Gives a vivid image of japan in the 15th century.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 10:30am On Jun 02
Ayt27:


Oh wow! Really, you must really read a lot then, it's not a very common book I think and you pretty much just recommended a next book for me somewhat.

The seeds are the little idea planted by C.S Lewis in the book to see Aslan(the lion) as Jesus Christ, as a savior, knowing that he is always with them. It also helps to put in moral qualities into children, as knowing right from wrong, it even encourages trusting the Lord(Aslan,Jesus) when nobody trusts or believes you and you are sure to have gotten a message from him.

It is further exemplified in the fourth book of the series: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader when Aslan tells the children that they have to search out his name in their world, as he is known by a different name their world. Which I think simply means if they can know his name in Narnia (Aslan), when the child figures out that Aslan has the same qualities as Christ then,It would be easy for children(us,believers) to trust him. It's also noteworthy that Aslan revealed himself as a Lamb to the children as well.

I believe these are wonderful seeds to insert into a child's mind from the onset, yet the spirituality is covered that the undertones may be discarded and enjoyed as a great fantasy novel read.

Apologies for the long answer

You mean The Five People You Meet in Heaven?

Thanks for the long answer. Interesting read. smiley
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 10:31am On Jun 02
viciati:
Had to "re-read" my favourite novel, James Clavell's SHOGUN. Best novel on asian history i have read. Gives a vivid image of japan in the 15th century.

Thanks a lot. I have been looking for Asian novels a few weeks ago. Ordered one by an American-Chinese author but did not really enjoy it. It was ok though.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 10:32am On Jun 02
Tochex101:
Reading Malazan Book of the fallen....by Steven Erikson.
Currently reading book 6.
I love high fantasy.

I don't know why I no longer enjoy fantasy. undecided smiley
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by plat0: 10:44am On Jun 02
A Man of the people by Chinua Achebe

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by plat0: 10:46am On Jun 02
Mastery by Robert Greene

Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 11:03am On Jun 02
Hathor5:


Thanks a lot. I have been looking for Asian novels a few weeks ago. Ordered one by an American-Chinese author but did not really enjoy it. It was ok though.
Go and read the Asian saga series by james clavell. Shogun is actually the first book in the series. You wont regret it.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 11:03am On Jun 02
viciati:
Go and read the Asian saga series by james clavell. Shogun is actually the first book in the series. You wont regret it.

Thanks a lot. smiley
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 12:42pm On Jun 02
Hathor5:


You mean The Five People You Meet in Heaven?

Thanks for the long answer. Interesting read. smiley

Yup the Five People you meet in Heaven,

I hope it's a good read
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 12:56pm On Jun 02
Ayt27:


Yup the Five People you meet in Heaven,

I hope it's a good read

I didn't like it as much as Tuesdays with Morrie but it is ok. An easy read.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 1:43pm On Jun 02
Hathor5:


I didn't like it as much as Tuesdays with Morrie but it is ok. An easy read.

Okay thank you

What kind of books do you like to read, maybe a favorite genre?
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 1:51pm On Jun 02
Ayt27:


Okay thank you

What kind of books do you like to read, maybe a favorite genre?

I like novels, historical, romance, inspirational. My favorite writers are Sefi Atta, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Oscar Wilde to name a few. I also like short stories and non-fiction, for example (auto-)biographies. I enjoy plays too and I love seeing them on stage when I get the opportunity.

What about you? smiley
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 1:52pm On Jun 02
plat0:
Mastery by Robert Greene

What is it about?
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 2:49pm On Jun 02
Hathor5:


I like novels, historical, romance, inspirational. My favorite writers are Sefi Atta, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Oscar Wilde to name a few. I also like short stories and non-fiction, for example (auto-)biographies. I enjoy plays too and I love seeing them on stage when I get the opportunity.

What about you? smiley

I am only just rediscovering books again, but so far I seem to have a preference for fantasy, murder mystery, fiction (esp about a specific topic) for e.g The book you had mentioned, I am curious to see how Mitch will describe the types of people in heaven, having never been to heaven himself. He must rely on his imaginations, so I like to see how that plays out. I have never read Oscar Wilde but I have read lots of quotes from him. In my experience when a writer has many quotes attached to his name, he probably is a good writer.

C.S Lewis is I think right now my favorite author

As for plays , the only one I know is "The gods are not to blame by Ola Rotimi" and I don't think I have taken much liking to "pages" to completely grasp them..........Is it something similar to Broadway?

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 4:30pm On Jun 02
Ayt27:


I am only just rediscovering books again, but so far I seem to have a preference for fantasy, murder mystery, fiction (esp about a specific topic) for e.g The book you had mentioned, I am curious to see how Mitch will describe the types of people in heaven, having never been to heaven himself. He must rely on his imaginations, so I like to see how that plays out. I have never read Oscar Wilde but I have read lots of quotes from him. In my experience when a writer has many quotes attached to his name, he probably is a good writer.

C.S Lewis is I think right now my favorite author

As for plays , the only one I know is "The gods are not to blame by Ola Rotimi" and I don't think I have taken much liking to "pages" to completely grasp them..........Is it something similar to Broadway?

Oscar Wilde's books are classics. He was an amazing author. I highly recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray. Amazing read.

I think Broadway also stages musicals but I am not particularly fond of musicals though I would visit if someone gave me a ticket. smiley The plays I have enjoyed most reading were Sarah Kane's plays, which are rather dark, gloomy and melancholic. She killed herself at the age of 28 so you can imagine the type of plays she wrote. I read them many years ago. I don't think I could read them again. I was curious about exploring mental illness back in the day but prefer to keep depressing moods away from me nowadays. Not that I have ever struggled with depression myself but I was kind of obsessed knowing why other people would.

Shakespeare wrote many plays too. I enjoyed Macbeth and Othello best but I find the language rather tedious to read. There are some great American playwrights too, Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams to name some. I have been trying to find African playwrights but they do not seem to be many.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Bukkiminat(f): 5:39pm On Jun 02
I need book recommendation on personal development. Anyone gonna help me with that?
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by plat0: 5:50pm On Jun 02
Hathor5:


What is it about?
There is a level of skill exhibited by persons adept at specific fields such that if they are called upon at odd hours to solve a debilitating problem in their fields, they do so with precision and deftness leaving apprentices and spectators awestruck at the seamlessness with which the task was executed.

Mastery as the name implies takes us through the process of attaining that enviable level of skill we all desire to attain in our respective fields, it cuts across all professions; law, engineering, arts, software engineering, medicine and so on.

It is important to me at the moment especially as I am learning a new skill currently.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 6:20pm On Jun 02
Hathor5:


Oscar Wilde's books are classics. He was an amazing author. I highly recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray. Amazing read.

I think Broadway also stages musicals but I am not particularly fond of musicals though I would visit if someone gave me a ticket. smiley The plays I have enjoyed most reading were Sarah Kane's plays, which are rather dark, gloomy and melancholic. She killed herself at the age of 28 so you can imagine the type of plays she wrote. I read them many years ago. I don't think I could read them again. I was curious about exploring mental illness back in the day but prefer to keep depressing moods away from me nowadays. Not that I have ever struggled with depression myself but I was kind of obsessed knowing why other people would.

Shakespeare wrote many plays too. I enjoyed Macbeth and Othello best but I find the language rather tedious to read. There are some great American playwrights too, Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams to name some. I have been trying to find African playwrights but they do not seem to be many.

The picture of Dorian Gray, got it, I'll get around to it......sometime

Yes.....Broadway does stage musical, I had completely forgotten sef, funny you should mention musicals, only a few nights ago I decided to listen to The Phantom of the Opera, outta nowhere. I do enjoy musicals, not high school musicals oo. I loved La La Land. The Producers and the likes. As For plays I haven't really read much, I sort of gave up reading for a long time, even the Shakespeare I read I have forgotten them but I liked The Merchant of Venice, also almost everybody's books seems to have been given a moviedeal now e.g The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald so it seemed redundant at the time to want to read to book. Truth is no matter how great the movie is, it never completely catches the essence of the book. I am partial that Fifty Shades of Grey never did the novel complete justice."

I have not heard of Sarah Kane, if I have I most likely cannot remember. I do appreciate tragedy in plays, it sobers one up. Romeo was too quick to have ended his story as a tragedy, dude should have waited at least 5 mins before offing himself, but I guess that's the point if Juliet had woken up to him by her side, their story ceases to have that dark, gloomy, melancholic ending of Sarah Kane. I think the mind has always been the battlefield and depression one of it's opposing Generals, we no longer have strong people willing to fight for what it theirs, in battles that can only be fought by them. That being said, life really can kick one when one is down.

Ola rotimi is an african playwright, Baba Ogunde(but his may have been in yoruba). I like satires when I understand them

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 9:14pm On Jun 02
Hathor5:


Oscar Wilde's books are classics. He was an amazing author. I highly recommend The Picture of Dorian Gray. Amazing read.

I think Broadway also stages musicals but I am not particularly fond of musicals though I would visit if someone gave me a ticket. smiley The plays I have enjoyed most reading were Sarah Kane's plays, which are rather dark, gloomy and melancholic. She killed herself at the age of 28 so you can imagine the type of plays she wrote. I read them many years ago. I don't think I could read them again. I was curious about exploring mental illness back in the day but prefer to keep depressing moods away from me nowadays. Not that I have ever struggled with depression myself but I was kind of obsessed knowing why other people would.

Shakespeare wrote many plays too. I enjoyed Macbeth and Othello best but I find the language rather tedious to read. There are some great American playwrights too, Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams to name some. I have been trying to find African playwrights but they do not seem to be many.
Oscar wilde.. hmm.. i have heard about him and his books a lot,will feast my eyes on one. I have not been a true fan of plays though. But if i read them at all, i go for the ones that lean towards satire and comedy. Nicolai gogol's plays come to mind. I think russians before the soviet era are the best play wrights. Modern plays are too cumbersome for my fragile mind

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 9:20pm On Jun 02
Fellow book lovers. I recommend this book:The Oracle year by Charles Soule. I would describe it as a prophetic thriller. Very exhilarating read. Read it guys.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 2:27pm On Jun 03
viciati:
Oscar wilde.. hmm.. i have heard about him and his books a lot,will feast my eyes on one. I have not been a true fan of plays though. But if i read them at all, i go for the ones that lean towards satire and comedy. Nicolai gogol's plays come to mind. I think russians before the soviet era are the best play wrights. Modern plays are too cumbersome for my fragile mind

Russian plays? Cool! I will check them out some day. I have not read much from this part of the world.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 2:31pm On Jun 03
Ayt27:


The picture of Dorian Gray, got it, I'll get around to it......sometime

Yes.....Broadway does stage musical, I had completely forgotten sef, funny you should mention musicals, only a few nights ago I decided to listen to The Phantom of the Opera, outta nowhere. I do enjoy musicals, not high school musicals oo. I loved La La Land. The Producers and the likes. As For plays I haven't really read much, I sort of gave up reading for a long time, even the Shakespeare I read I have forgotten them but I liked The Merchant of Venice, also almost everybody's books seems to have been given a moviedeal now e.g The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald so it seemed redundant at the time to want to read to book. Truth is no matter how great the movie is, it never completely catches the essence of the book. I am partial that Fifty Shades of Grey never did the novel complete justice."

So true!!!! I have not once seen a movie that was better than the book it was based on.

I have not heard of Sarah Kane, if I have I most likely cannot remember. I do appreciate tragedy in plays, it sobers one up. Romeo was too quick to have ended his story as a tragedy, dude should have waited at least 5 mins before offing himself, but I guess that's the point if Juliet had woken up to him by her side, their story ceases to have that dark, gloomy, melancholic ending of Sarah Kane. I think the mind has always been the battlefield and depression one of it's opposing Generals, we no longer have strong people willing to fight for what it theirs, in battles that can only be fought by them. That being said, life really can kick one when one is down.

Maybe it is not a matter of willing to fight but a matter of having the strength to.


Ola rotimi is an african playwright, Baba Ogunde(but his may have been in yoruba). I like satires when I understand them

Thank you!
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 2:33pm On Jun 03
plat0:
There is a level of skill exhibited by persons adept at specific fields such that if they are called upon at odd hours to solve a debilitating problem in their fields, they do so with precision and deftness leaving apprentices and spectators awestruck at the seamlessness with which the task was executed.

Mastery as the name implies takes us through the process of attaining that enviable level of skill we all desire to attain in our respective fields, it cuts across all professions; law, engineering, arts, software engineering, medicine and so on.

It is important to me at the moment especially as I am learning a new skill currently.

This sounds very interesting! Thanks for the summary.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Faboosuarez(m): 2:44pm On Jun 03
Akposy:
I was reading Introvert Power before Anybook app placed a compulsory fee on their app.
It's a book that teaches introvert how to understand themselves. It was an educative read. Can anyone help me with the PDF file?

Also, I started reading the 48 Laws of Power but it bores me sometimes because I'm not a good reader. I struggle to read...it ain't my thing but I'm trying


do u mean the power of introverts in a world that cannot stop talking? finished it last month but i only have d epub file

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 3:50pm On Jun 03
Hathor5:


So true!!!! I have not once seen a movie that was better than the book it was based on.



Maybe it is not a matter of willing to fight but a matter of having the strength to.




Thank you!

I agree with you on not having the strength to fight

You are welcome Hathor5

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 6:27pm On Jun 03
viciati:
Fellow book lovers. I recommend this book:The Oracle year by Charles Soule. I would describe it as a prophetic thriller. Very exhilarating read. Read it guys.

Thank you Viciati. smiley

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