I've never read the entire Bible. I've read lots of passages, but not the entire thing.
This weekend, my mother bought me The Message Remix 2.0 (I helped pick it out), which is the Bible in 'plain, contemporary English'. I really like it and it has inspired me to read it from cover to cover.
There tends to be a lot of humor in this translation (at least I hope it's supposed to be humor, my mom and I have been known to crack up at some of the wordings and stuff)
It's small and hardcover and makes reading it anywhere pretty easy to do.
I don't know. Just thought I'd share. It's pretty happy-making.