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Old August 31st, 2009, 12:31 PM
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I just finished reading Olive Kitteredge for book club. It was well written, but a little melancholy.

The best book I've read in a long long time is The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I can't recommend this enough. Fantastic !
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 08:11 AM
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I just finished Greg Iles latest book, "the Devil's Punchbowl". I usually really like this author, enjoy the settings of rural Mississippi, but this one was quite disturbing as it exposed the cruel, sick world of dog fighting. I cannot really recommend this one. There are some real sickos out there!!:sad:
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Old September 3rd, 2009, 09:17 AM
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I cant seem to get into angels and demons.. Cant find the time.. Argh :/

GMC, I might have to try and read that book about the dog fighting.. Just because ..
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Old September 24th, 2009, 06:16 AM
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I love books by Janet Evanovich. She has written several series of books one of which is referred to as the Stephanie Plum series. Stephanie is a fictional female bounty hunter from New Jersey and tells about all of her exploits catching people who have jumped bail. The books are hilarious. I don't know how many times I've busted out laughing while reading her books on the bus enroute to work. There is something funny to read on every page. Her sidekick is named Lula who is referred to as an oversized black woman who wears nothing but Spandex which is always several sizes too small. Both women mainly subsist on meals from Cluck in a Bucket or a dozen doughnuts. Lula describes herself as a former 'ho' who is trying to better her life by working in the bail bond office with Stephanie. Stephanie has several boyfriends (one sexier than the next) and a hamster named Rex. Her family are very funny people especially her grandmother who lives to go to viewings at the local funeral parlor. If it's a closed coffin affair, Grandma Mazur will literally pry the coffin open to get a quick look at the dearly departed. There are about 15 books or so in this series but you can start with any one of them. They are definitely worth reading if you like a good laugh.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 04:33 PM
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Books I've read

Hi! I am new to this site and stumbled onto this What are you reading? I really like to read when I have time. I like Beverly Lewis series(about the amish), I just finished her latest 2 series books, the secret and Missing. Both were good. Now have to wait til the next one to the series comes out. Bummer! I read all the Twilight series, and LOVED IT, I like murder mystery, Vampires are my fav, and old timie stuff.
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I am reading Stephen Baxter's Timelike Infinity which I left at home today!! Before that I was reading Asimov's Foundation Series

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Havent updated this thread in a while and it would be impossible for me to name all the books I have read lately.


Im now reading "The Taking" by dean koontz.. It seems good.

And I just finished reading "The guardian" by nicholas sparks.. BEST BOOK EVER! Made me cry alot at the end though.. has a great dane in the story!
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I am reading 'The History of Love' great book... not a sappy book like i originally suspected from the title...

i also highly recommend 'middlesex', such a captivating book...
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i also highly recommend 'middlesex', such a captivating book...
I second that -- very good book!
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Ughh.. I just can't seem to get into "The taking" for some reason

Yet I cant just give up on trying to read it. I think I have some form of OCD ..
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I'm reading all the Clive Cussler Dirk Pitt adventures I can get my hands on right now love them! Also read the entire Bones series (the one the tv show is based on) within a month or two last year...also great reads!
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I'm reading Animal Speak---The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews. A good reference book to open mind and heart to the wisdom of the animal world. It's interesting to discover my "animal totem". Book includes a dictionary of the meanings of mainly North American animals, birds, reptiles, insects. Book helps to identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals, and provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of the natural world. A fascinating book if you want to be in tune with the Natural World about you. It was a book recommended to read by the facilitator of an animal communication course I took recently.
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Ooooo love this thread.

Currently I'm reading "Half the Sky: Turning Opressing into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" It's more heavy than what I like but it's shocking and inspiring at the same time.

Previous I had just finished "Escape"

Next on my list is "Yes Your Teen is Crazy: Loving your Kid Without Losing Your Mind" Hope it helps
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I just finished the most recent book from the Warriors Cat series. =D They are 'Childrens' books, but regardless, if you like cats, check them out.
I got my grandson the entire set. He is almost 13, supposedly older than the recomended age, but he loved them.

I am reading the new Faye Kellerman novel "Hangman". I think the entire Kellerman family are now novelists.....hubby started, then wifey, now both kids have books out. Published writing as a family business...

I have not read the kids, but the Kellermans do suspense/ mystery/ police novels with continued characters in each series.
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I just finished A Three Dog Life - a memoir - by Abigail Thomas (thank you Chris for lending this to me ). Not what I was expecting considering the title but, an even more marvelous read.

"In her brief but absorbing memoir, [Thomas] takes on the task of chronicling her grief and guilt...and the agony of learning a new way to love and live. In essays all the more powerful for their pared-down language, she describes how tragedy can bend but not break a relationship." - The Hartford Courant

I just picked up Otherwise by Farley Mowat. I can't get enough of his books since I read Never Cry Wolf.
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Life of Pi is a great book

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_of_Pi

The bourne identity books are good too

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Just finished Servants of Twilight by Dean Koontz... pretty good!
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Sheesh!!! I am the only one who reads total fluff books? I like Dean Koontz. LOVE John Saul. Read a ton of historical romance, mystery, and murder stuff. Guess I'm just totally weird huh?
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Sheesh!!! I am the only one who reads total fluff books? I like Dean Koontz. LOVE John Saul. Read a ton of historical romance, mystery, and murder stuff. Guess I'm just totally weird huh?
Have you ever read anything by Diana Gabaldon?

Her series is wonderful if you like historical romance. My sister read them all, told me about them, I shared with my MIL who could not put them down lol. Wonderful reads

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I don't know if I've ever heard of her. I will keep my eye out now for those. Thanks!!
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I just finished A Three Dog Life - a memoir - by Abigail Thomas (thank you Chris for lending this to me ). Not what I was expecting considering the title but, an even more marvelous read.
I didn't lend it to you, I gave it to you.....I hope Lucky enjoyed it
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Sheesh!!! I am the only one who reads total fluff books? I like Dean Koontz. LOVE John Saul. Read a ton of historical romance, mystery, and murder stuff. Guess I'm just totally weird huh?
Oh no...you've gotta see my bookcases some day....All of Dean Koontz...including the first 2 books of the no so well received "Frankenstein" series.....less John Saul because most of his story lines involve kids...that is not to say I don't have several in the aforementioned bookcases, Tess Gerritsen, James Patterson, Patricia Cornwall....and not just a few of each other....mostly the whole series of each.....I AM THE QUEEN OF FLUFF!!!! I love to read to lose myself, not have to think about deep plots!!!
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OK, I just finished the most amazing book last night...It took me 2 days to go through it, but I am sure I will be re-reading, with more attention and getting a different perspective... You have to read The Host, by Stephenie Meyer.. What an awesome read!! Its been a while since a book sot to me so intensely, truly experience it, that I was crying, laughing, gasping... the works!
big , cant wait for the movie!!!!!
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Old September 10th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Jennie, I think that book was recommended somewhere here earlier....it is a huge thick sucker isn't it???
I got it from the library and tried to start it, but for some reason just couldn't but I think I will try again. Thanks for reminding me about it!
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Jennie, I think that book was recommended somewhere here earlier....it is a huge thick sucker isn't it???
I got it from the library and tried to start it, but for some reason just couldn't but I think I will try again. Thanks for reminding me about it!
Thats the one! yep...
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If you read the hard cover version of The Host by Stephanie Myers, you might want to check a soft cover version out of the library. THey added an extra chapter. won't say what's in it, I'll spoil it.
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I am currently reading "Stolen Innocence" by Elissa Wall.

Next on my list: "Runaway Devil" which is an account of the Richardson family members that occured in Medicine Hat, AB in 2006. Medicine Hat is my hometown so this topic hits very close to home. Read the book once when it first was published, haven't been able to touch it since... but I think I have worked up the courage
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If you read the hard cover version of The Host by Stephanie Myers, you might want to check a soft cover version out of the library. THey added an extra chapter. won't say what's in it, I'll spoil it.
thats the one i got... loved it!
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I loved Water for Elephants and Twilight.

I also used to love reading Pine Hollow (it was a series about the saddle club kids when they were grown up...so good lol)
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