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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 9:04pm On Aug 12, 2020
Hathor5:


Interesting definition of fantasy but fantasies are unlikely to happen, dreams can be easier to fulfill. This is the distinction I would draw between dreams and fantasies. What about the man who lives a near-perfect life? Does he need fantasy?

I love the example with the clean bedsheets. cheesy But I would always choose to lie on them to enjoy the sensation that comes with the freshness and comfort. smiley smiley

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The quote resonates with me on a very deep level. It's a definition I would have never thought of on my own.

Fantasies , dreams, thoughts, imagination, goals, ambitions, wishes are really all similar Hathor5. Desire is the trade name of the firm
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 9:27pm On Aug 12, 2020
Ayt27:


Fantasies , dreams, thoughts, imagination, goals, ambitions, wishes are really all similar Hathor5. Desire is the trade name of the firm

So let us delve in the pleasures of fantasy and allow me to see your vision of a perfect world. smiley
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 9:45pm On Aug 12, 2020
Hathor5:


So let us delve in the pleasures of fantasy and allow me to see your vision of a perfect world. smiley

Some things are sacred, a person's innermost and usually selfish desires is one of them.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 9:47pm On Aug 12, 2020
Ayt27:


Some things are sacred, a person's innermost and usually selfish desires is one of them.

I have never thought of my desires in this way but I respect that.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 9:56pm On Aug 12, 2020
Hathor5:


I have never thought of my desires in this way but I respect that.

Oh! Really, you think so?
Well then how about we delve into the pleasures your fantasy and we check in maybe a fresh pair of objective eyes
may spot the loophole.

Your turn to do the typing
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 9:58pm On Aug 12, 2020
Ayt27:


Oh! Really, you think so?
Well then how about we delve into the pleasures your fantasy and we check in maybe a fresh pair of objective eyes
may spot the loophole.

Your turn to do the typing

I asked you for your vision of a perfect world, remember?

My vision of a perfect world is a world without sickness first and foremost. I can tell you more but I am not sure it's that interesting.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by izuuxy(m): 10:46am On Aug 13, 2020
sochey:
I'm still looking for this book though(The seven sisters) A friend of mine sent a PDF of the first part and it got me hooked...

The book is very good and well described. I will rate the author 10/10 Lucinda Riley smiley

I know where you can find it and many more books from the author
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by sochey(f): 10:47am On Aug 13, 2020
izuuxy:


I know where you can find it and many more books from the author

Where, please?
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by sochey(f): 10:49am On Aug 13, 2020
Hathor5:


I asked you for your vision of a perfect world, remember?

My vision of a perfect world is a world without sickness first and foremost. I can tell you more but I am not sure it's that interesting.

Hathor5 cheesy
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by izuuxy(m): 10:50am On Aug 13, 2020
Hathor5:


Maybe it is not you then but the book. wink
I give a book 50 pages. If it does not captivate me till page 50, I drop it. Some people give a book only 20 pages.
Mention the author
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by izuuxy(m): 11:04am On Aug 13, 2020
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 4:09pm On Aug 13, 2020

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 4:56pm On Aug 13, 2020
izuuxy:

Mention the author

Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 4:57pm On Aug 13, 2020
sochey:


Hathor5 cheesy

How can I help?
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by sochey(f): 5:38pm On Aug 13, 2020
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 5:56pm On Aug 13, 2020
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

A novel about race relations and police violence in the US. Thomas smartly captured the complexity of the topic by avoiding to present the situation in terms of good and evil. The book does not only touch on race and its impact on people's behavior but also on the role of education and social class in the lives of the black community. The many characters are a good representation of the diversity within the black community and their problems as well as successes. There are allusions to popular culture and historical events which make the book lively and a celebration of Black art and entertainment. The plot could have more suspense but the book will leave you thinking as it does not offer simple solutions or definite answers.

9/10
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by MontazReader: 9:36pm On Aug 13, 2020
I just currently finished Behind Closed Doors, debut Novel of Nigerian author Kingsley Adrian Banks. It was gifted to me in return for an honest review.

The blurb:

What would you do if you were a homosexual in a country where being gay is severely frowned upon and considered a taboo? What is the ultimate price to pay if you were different, gay?

Lagos playboy, son of an ex-beauty Queen; and sole heir to the Johnson fortune, Henry Johnson, is facing a stunning controversy because of his sexual orientation . . . He loves men, yet the thought disgusts him and throws him into turmoil, that is, until he encounters Phoenix, a bisexual male stripper and prostitute who is wildly ambitious and will do anything to climb the social ladder. Phoenix is the one man that opens his eyes to the taste of the forbidden fruit, to what it feels like to hold another man, to kiss another man, and to bed another man.

One taste of the forbidden gay fruit and Henry knows he's trapped. Trapped between Society's expectations, his duty to his family, and his hidden love of men. Set against the backdrop of a sprawling, decadent Lagos City, and from there to the outer edges of Eastern Nigeria, where being gay is unimaginable, a gay romance unthinkable, the consequences of being caught frighteningly debilitating and cripplingly suicidal, Behind Closed Doors is a story of hidden passions that take hold in the dark where same sex love thrives.

Henry will be forced to look deep within himself to unearth the man beneath, to make the toughest decisions of his life as it concerns Phoenix, a young man whose destiny becomes irremovably entwined in his. He will have to question everything he holds dear, everything Society has taught him. He will be forced to question his very existence.


My Take:

This book is...painful to read, to be honest.

Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 10:04am On Aug 14, 2020
MontazReader:
I just currently finished Behind Closed Doors, debut Novel of Nigerian author Kingsley Adrian Banks. It was gifted to me in return for an honest review.

The blurb:

What would you do if you were a homosexual in a country where being gay is severely frowned upon and considered a taboo? What is the ultimate price to pay if you were different, gay?

Lagos playboy, son of an ex-beauty Queen; and sole heir to the Johnson fortune, Henry Johnson, is facing a stunning controversy because of his sexual orientation . . . He loves men, yet the thought disgusts him and throws him into turmoil, that is, until he encounters Phoenix, a bisexual male stripper and prostitute who is wildly ambitious and will do anything to climb the social ladder. Phoenix is the one man that opens his eyes to the taste of the forbidden fruit, to what it feels like to hold another man, to kiss another man, and to bed another man.

One taste of the forbidden gay fruit and Henry knows he's trapped. Trapped between Society's expectations, his duty to his family, and his hidden love of men. Set against the backdrop of a sprawling, decadent Lagos City, and from there to the outer edges of Eastern Nigeria, where being gay is unimaginable, a gay romance unthinkable, the consequences of being caught frighteningly debilitating and cripplingly suicidal, Behind Closed Doors is a story of hidden passions that take hold in the dark where same sex love thrives.

Henry will be forced to look deep within himself to unearth the man beneath, to make the toughest decisions of his life as it concerns Phoenix, a young man whose destiny becomes irremovably entwined in his. He will have to question everything he holds dear, everything Society has taught him. He will be forced to question his very existence.


My Take:

This book is...painful to read, to be honest.

Thank you!


Nigerian literature has always been a delight so I must read this book and it seems the author has the potential to meet my expectation that Nigerian authors are among the world's best.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by MontazReader: 1:23pm On Aug 15, 2020
It's available on Okadabooks and Amazon. You can also search the author on Facebook and order same directly.
Hathor5:


Thank you!


Nigerian literature has always been a delight so I must read this book and it seems the author has the potential to meet my expectation that Nigerian authors are among the world's best.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 2:51pm On Aug 15, 2020
MontazReader:
It's available on Okadabooks and Amazon. You can also search the author on Facebook and order same directly.

I have made the order on Amazon. Thank you!

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Ayt27(m): 10:23am On Aug 25, 2020
https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/b4vyxc/she_sold_happiness_in_glass_jars/

You gotta read that Hathor5, I saw a comment you shared about Nneka not having happiness or something like that and I read other people's comment too.

I think what alot of people don't realize is that and this I got from Aslan (lol) , no one is ever told what could be.You see choices are always set before us but......

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 11:55am On Aug 25, 2020
Ayt27:
https://www.reddit.com/r/nosleep/comments/b4vyxc/she_sold_happiness_in_glass_jars/

You gotta read that Hathor5, I saw a comment you shared about Nneka not having happiness or something like that and I read other people's comment too.

I think what alot of people don't realize is that and this I got from Aslan (lol) , no one is ever told what could be.You see choices are always set before us but......

I have just read it. cheesy I have never read a story as quickly as this one. The suspense was unbearable. cheesy
It's a lesson in 'we don't know what we got until it's gone'. wink

Thanks for sharing. kiss
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 9:49pm On Aug 25, 2020
Ben Okri's "The Famished Road" is a must read. Tells the tale of a spirit child(Abiku) that refuses to be reincarnated. Azaro:the child, falls in love with living. He decises to shun the endless cycle of rebirth despite the sinister efforts of his spirit companions.It weaves through extreme poverty, undying parental love and sadness. Set in the ghetto of a west African city during pre independence times. I rate the book 10/10.Ben okri is a Nigerian fantasy writer.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 10:56pm On Aug 25, 2020
Currently reading Songs Of Enchantment,the sequel to The Famished Road.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by FireRain: 12:38am On Aug 27, 2020
viciati:
Try ken Follett and thank me later

Here I am thanking you.

I was blown away. I watched Pillars of the Earth years back,it was intriguing.

Ken Follet develops his characters with enough patience and makes them interesting.
I am reading 'World Without End' and it's been keeping up cheesy

Hathor5 please get Ken Follet's books ,you will love it. grin

I will download 'The Famished Road' also.

Good morning house.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by Hathor5(f): 5:44am On Aug 27, 2020
FireRain:


Here I am thanking you.

I was blown away. I watched Pillars of the Earth years back,it was intriguing.

Ken Follet develops his characters with enough patience and makes them interesting.
I am reading 'World Without End' and it's been keeping up cheesy

Hathor5 please get Ken Follet's books ,you will love it. grin

I will download 'The Famished Road' also.

Good morning house.

I know Ken Follet but I am always reluctant to get mainstream authors because mainstream authors appeal to a wider audience and the wider audience usually does not have very high standards when it comes to literature. I might give the author a chance though. For now I have a big pile of books still to be opened.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 8:28am On Aug 27, 2020
FireRain:


Here I am thanking you.

I was blown away. I watched Pillars of the Earth years back,it was intriguing.

Ken Follet develops his characters with enough patience and makes them interesting.
I am reading 'World Without End' and it's been keeping up cheesy

Hathor5 please get Ken Follet's books ,you will love it. grin

I will download 'The Famished Road' also.

Good morning house.
grin ;DLook at me smiling like an idiot this early mormor.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by FireRain: 12:34pm On Aug 27, 2020
Hathor5:


I know Ken Follet but I am always reluctant to get mainstream authors because mainstream authors appeal to a wider audience and the wider audience usually does not have very high standards when it comes to literature. I might give the author a chance though. For now I have a big pile of books still to be opened.

I understand you but if you fancy historical Christian fictions, you will like Ken. Especially during medieval times, I love histories a lot not only African's but other origins too, it is enlightening and I am very picky.

viciati, thank you again, I am working on a project about religious crusade across board. This will help. wink

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 6:49pm On Sep 23, 2020
I am like done reading legal thrillers. John grisham initiated me, Victor Methos ended the ride with some other authors in-between.The legal thrillers was a nice ride i must say.So yesterday i googled greatest books ever written, i found a site that listed 30.I have read like 10 of them, on a quest to read the other 20.I am currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. Will rate it once i am done.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by davuvid(m): 8:09pm On Sep 23, 2020
FireRain:


I understand you but if you fancy historical Christian fictions, you will like Ken. Especially during medieval times, I love histories a lot not only African's but other origins too, it is enlightening and I am very picky.

viciati, thank you again, I am working on a project about religious crusade across board. This will help. wink

I love Historical Christian Fictions. Francine Rivers' Mark of Cain series set the tone for me. Please recommend one of Ken's books I should start with.

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Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by FireRain: 11:46pm On Sep 23, 2020
davuvid:


I love Historical Christian Fictions. Francine Rivers' Mark of Cain series set the tone for me. Please recommend one of Ken's books I should start with.

Pillars of the Earth
World Without End
The Columns of Fire.

It's a trilogy.

You will enjoy them, I am just through with Columns of Fire.

viciati ,hello there I need your help in getting a novel I read years back, I can only remember bits and pieces of it. Plot is a wealthy man that was buried but is subconscious left his body, he discovered so many secrets about his wife, daughter and friends... I have searched but couldn't get it, can you help please? I read it like 15years back cry I will appreciate any help.
Re: What Book Are You Reading Right Now? by viciati(m): 4:24am On Sep 24, 2020
FireRain:


Pillars of the Earth
World Without End
The Columns of Fire.

It's a trilogy.

You will enjoy them, I am just through with Columns of Fire.

viciati ,hello there I need your help in getting a novel I read years back, I can only remember bits and pieces of it. Plot is a wealthy man that was buried but is subconscious left his body, he discovered so many secrets about his wife, daughter and friends... I have searched but couldn't get it, can you help please? I read it like 15years back cry I will appreciate any help.
I am not sure i have read a book with that plot. But i will do a little research sha

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