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Old 01-26-2009, 10:09 AM   #61
 
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Hmm....my reading habits of late have been varied.

Looking for Anne of Green Gables is a good look at L.M. Montgomery and examining possible sources for the ideas in Anne.

Tracing the Trade (I think that's the title) it's a companion book to a PBS documentary about a family who looks for and confronts their past as descendants of one of America's major slave trading families. The book is a memoir of one of the people involved in the movie (a family member). It was really good.

In light of reading about L.M. Montgomery I'm revisiting the Anne series.

I'm also delving into young adult fiction. I plan on teaching high school so I want to check out the latest offerings to see what they're backgrounds might be. I just finished Avalon High by Meg Cabot on the recommendation of my librarian cousin and I really enjoyed it. I realized that my Cynthia Voigt references were flying over my nieces heads. (also sadly did my Superfudge and Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing ones. Those are classics!)
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:58 AM   #62
 
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I finished Serenity Bay by Bette Nordberg. It was a pretty good book. It was a quick read for me.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:02 AM   #63
 
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the Friday Night Knitting Club was a great find. Easy read but very enjoyable.

My Kindle 2 just arrived from Amazon. I received this for Christmas but it was on back order. I'm so excited. The library close to us stinks...so getting books I want will be exciting!!! I will be downloading Eclipse for my first book!!!
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Old 02-27-2009, 04:49 PM   #64
 
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Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn. Third in a series. First 2 were Silent in the Grave, and Silent in the Sanctuary. Victorian mysteries.
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:16 PM   #65
 
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I'm reading The Hobbit for like, the 3rd time now. =]
Still love it.
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Besides reading my textbooks, LOL, I'm reading Daughters of Men, by Rachel Vassels, Disappearing Acts, by Terry McMillan, (read DA about 100 times) and tomorrow I plan to pick up some more books. Specifically, books on Buddhism...

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I just finished The Catcher In The Rye. Loved it.
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The intepreter of maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri. Wow!!!
Great book!
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I am reading The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet (sp?).

I am not usually into books with kings and knights and all that...but I am really, really into this book. I think my dad recommended it to me. I don't usually go with his recommendations but for some reason I looked into this one.

I'm glad I did!
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Old 03-26-2009, 04:54 PM   #70
 
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B@stard out of Carolina - incredibly well written, vivid imagery

Other side of Midnight by Sidney Sheldon...pulp fiction, but a very good twisty-turny story...

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Old 03-26-2009, 08:01 PM   #71
 
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Okay guys so here it goes!!!!

Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth was awesome, but the World without End was the best! That made me go out and buy all of his books........now that being said.......I saw some Sony ebook thingy, which really intrigued me! I read all the time, going to bed; between chores; after gardening, so might invest in this thing! The prices of books are 1/2 what they are in stores.

I recently read his Hornet flight which I could not put down, much to my dismay as I wanted to sleep!

I am so considering the ebook thingy that tomorrow might be the day!
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:06 PM   #72
 
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American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld is a very good and entertaining read. I'm about 40 pages from the end and am very sad that I'm almost finished with it.
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Just read 2 Jodi Picoult novels for the first time - The tenth Circle and Change of Heart and found them quite interesting and thought provoking. I requested 3 more from the library. Jodi Picoult having really lovely curly hair is a plus factor...lol. Some of my favorite reading books are usually novels by Robert Ludlum, Jeffrey Archer, and Sharon Shinn to name the last few that I have read.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:04 PM   #74
 
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What was Lost by Catherine O'Flynn.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:20 PM   #75
 
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Currently reading "The Enchanted April" by Elizabeth Von Arnim. I was recently in a play (community theater) adapted from the book. It's a lovely story!
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:18 AM   #76
 
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Lately I've gotten into the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. I just finished the second book and they are really good. He does a good job creating his world and following the rules to that world. I'm really enjoying it.

I also have read Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson. It's not bad at all. She captures Anne pretty well and ties them in with the rest of the books well. A fair effort at a book not by the original author. Much better than the other one I read The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet by Colleen McCullough. That was just, bad.
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Old 04-05-2009, 09:42 AM   #77
 
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oh jeez this thread is addicting!! I can't read enough..

Right now i'm re-reading Wuthering Heights caues I had such a hard time reading it when I was younger. Totally makes more sense now!

I'm constantly re-vamping Twilight, I literally cannot go to bed without reading some of my favorite parts *sigh*

I'm also starting Fried Green Tomatos because I love the movie so much!
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Finished The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson really good book.


Right now I'm listening to James Patterson's 4th of July. On deck are Douglas Preston's the Monster of Florence and James Paterson's 5th Horseman
I loved Devil. So gruesome.
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The Tourist, By Olen Steinhauer.
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Old 04-06-2009, 05:42 AM   #80
 
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I've had Pay it Forward on my bookshelf for ages, since before the movie came out! Just started reading it a couple of weeks ago. I really like it. I'm only half-way through (I don't get much time to read each day).
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