Log in

19 January 2007 @ 09:07 pm
I've been keeping tabs on what commuters are reading on the subway for about a month now. So it's understandable that I'd be curious about some of the more interesting or colorful titles that I see on the A Train. Today, three of the books that I spied merited a few minutes of research on Amazon. Here are the featured titles:

1. A Therapist’s Guide to EMDR: Tools and Techniques for Successful Treatment- Laurel Parnell, Ph.D*

EMDR? Newly christened in the corporate world, I've come to learn that anagrams play a huge role in communicating many big ideas in a limited amount of space and time. Sometimes I receive emails what are so heavily peppered with them, I feel like I'm a member of the French resistance who's trying to crack the secret code for the rendez-vous at dawn. Anyhoo, here's the skinny on EMDR:

"The theory behind EMDR is that stimulated rapid eye movement may help in the psychological processing of trauma. It is thought that the day's events and our reactions to them are processed during REM sleep . In a controlled EMDR session, moving light is used to induce rapid eye movement."

The good people at healthyplace.com clarify it even further:


For those of you who prefer escapism to therapy (you know who you are and I unfortunately know quite a few of you), a good, trashy romance might be just the dose of denial needed while winding your way underground toward Columbus Circle.

2. Pleasure for Pleasure- Elosia James*

It’s as good as it sounds. "Pleasure for Pleasure" is A Victorian Romance novel whose female protagonist is nicknamed the “Scottish Sausage.” (Insert Freudian quip here.) And who ever said, "don't judge a book by its cover" was wrong:


I guess Fabio retired?

Ah, love.

And finally,

3.) The Amber Spy Glass: His Dark Materials, Book III- Philip Pullman*

Never mind the cover, I always believed one can tell a great deal about a story from its first line:

“In a valley shaded with rhododendrons, close to the snow line, where a stream milky with meltwater splashed and where doves and linnets flew among the immense pines, lay a cave, half-hidden by the crag above and the stiff heavy leaves that clustered below.”

I swear one of my former creative writing students must be ghost writing.

Here's the rest:

Broken Prey (Lucas Davenport Mysteries)- John Sandford*
Futureland- Walter Mosely*

Please send your novel finds to maria_calendar@yahoo.com

Be sure to include:

Your Name
Subway Train # or Letter

State whether you read the book or saw someone reading it.

06 January 2007 @ 01:19 pm
Happy New Year everyone! Does anyone have a reading goal this year? It could be a number of books, finally reading a series or book you've heard about, or anything. Let's get some discussion going in this community. If you don't have a goal why not make one?

Mine is to read more good books as opposed to fluff. I love trashy historical romance novels (aka the fluff), but I would like to broaden my reading horizons. Suggestions anyone?
Current Location: My kitchen, Edmonton AB
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: True Fine Love // Steve Miller Band
04 January 2007 @ 01:58 am
Hi everybody.
With the new year, my only real resolution is to read more (which is hard with being in Graduate school, working full time, and already reading a bunch). But I LOVE reading, a lot, and I need to expand my "circle" of books. I'd go into what/who I read but I want some suggestions/ideas from everybody without a lean in a certain direction. So if anybody who wants to, can suggest their Favorite book or a must read, that'd be great. I want to read about one book a week (though more is probably better.) I want to read everything from romance to history to biography, to religious to thought provoking ... probably anything minus do it yourself manuals. Any ideas? Thanks in advance, I can't wait to start.

X-posted and Thanks again
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: some commercial on the television
04 November 2006 @ 01:55 am
Hello there people.Guess I'm supposed to make a suggestion about a book now..I've almost finished Edgar Allan Poe's August Dipen series.I thought it's great but, yeah, it's a classic innit?
I also finished reading Nick Hornby's A long Way Down last week.It was very easy to read but I liked it anyway.
Current Location: home
Current Mood: sleepy
Current Music: No Love Lost-Joy Division
16 September 2006 @ 04:33 pm
-has anybody heard of the book "News Junkie". Put out by Process Media, that crazy publishing house that puts out weird books?....
03 October 2006 @ 12:52 pm
I have recently started reading a series by Janet Evanovich about a female bounty hunter. It's called the Stephanie Plum series. IT'S GREAT!! I highly recommend it. It's funny, charming, and you really can warm up to Stephanie (the main character). There are 12 books in the series so far.

1 for the money
2 for the dough

3 to get deadly
4 to score
High 5
Hot 6
7 up
Hard 8
To the 9's
10 big ones
11 on top

12 sharp.

I have read the novels that are in italics. I couldn't rate each book but overall out of 10 I'd give what I've read in the series so far an 8.5
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: groggy
16 July 2006 @ 08:51 pm
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
Please join book_travel. It is an interactive book journey needing members. The first 3 people to leave their request will be the first people to receive the books! Go and have a look, it's starting on the 30th.
28 April 2006 @ 03:22 am
Hey everyone,
Just a note from the moderator. Yes I do exist lol, I haven't abandoned this place, I've just been watching you all from afar. I would just like to let everyone know that Reading Addicts has gotten a facelift! The community truly was ugly, I had to do something lol. I hope everyone likes it.

We seem to have died down a little here so I'm going to try and introduce 3 new things.

Firstly, we need an icon. Is anyone willing to make one and if more than one person is maybe we can have some kind of contest or something.

Secondly I am going to be posting a list of questions for everyone to anwser, it's not mandatory to reply but I thought it would be nice to get some discussion going in here again. All questions will be reading related such as "favourite book". and "favourite author", but I'm hoping to get a little more in depth than that. If anyone has ideas for good questions please comment here or send me an email toregone[at]yahoo.com. I'd love to hear from all you guys.

Thirdly I'm working on creating a database of sorts of places where you can read books online (check out Bartleby.com) and buy books online. That should be done and posted sometime this summer. If you have any that you would like included please let me know.

Thanks for making this community great everyone!!
Current Mood: energetic