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Old 11-03-2011, 02:34 PM   #141
 
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I saw something about that story on a news show a couple weeks ago, Nappy_curly_crown, so maybe someone powerful will hear about it and make amends to her family. It's an amazing story... she's helped so many people.
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:35 PM   #142
 
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Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

I was never a scienfiction fan but this is a great interesting novel!
I need to give it another try. I couldn't get into it!
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Old 11-03-2011, 02:45 PM   #143
 
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Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

I was never a scienfiction fan but this is a great interesting novel!
I need to give it another try. I couldn't get into it!
I read Oryx and Crake for a book club awhile ago and it wasn't a big hit. I personally didn't care for it as I didn't find it all that coherent. There were too many ideas and issues that were presented and it made the book a jumbled mess.
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Old 11-13-2011, 09:59 AM   #144
 
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I'm reading Sins of the Father at the moment. It's really good, one of those that make you stay up late to find out what happens next.
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I'm now reading Isabel Allende's "Island Beneath the Sea" and really liking it.
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I'm reading 1Q84 by Murakami right now and loving it. I definitely recommend it.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:06 PM   #147
 
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Haven't read this whole thread so not sure if someone mentioned it, but I just put down Room by Emma Donoghue.
I had heard rave reviews from 2 people, and always see it in the staff picks section at book stores. It won a ton of awards and whatnot so I thought I'd give it a try.
Bought it yesterday around noon, and just finished all 321 pages. I couldn't put it down! So, so good. The fact that it is written from the perspective of the 5 year old boy adds such a strong element. Highly recommend this book!


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Old 12-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #148
 
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Haven't read this whole thread so not sure if someone mentioned it, but I just put down Room by Emma Donoghue.
I had heard rave reviews from 2 people, and always see it in the staff picks section at book stores. It won a ton of awards and whatnot so I thought I'd give it a try.
Bought it yesterday around noon, and just finished all 321 pages. I couldn't put it down! So, so good. The fact that it is written from the perspective of the 5 year old boy adds such a strong element. Highly recommend this book!


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I absolutely loved that book! I didn't really think I was going to but it turned out to be a great read.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #149
 
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Beasts of New York

A violent, epic, action-packed urban quest full of very eccentric, often hilarious, extremely dangerous characters who also happen to be animals the wildlife of New York City, to be exact.

I loved this book, although the end dragged on a bit. But even so, I would give this a 4.5 star rating. Very enjoyable.. makes you look at squirrels, cats, dogs, and birds a little differently.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:17 AM   #150
 
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Under The Dome by Stephen King.
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Old 12-18-2011, 08:31 PM   #151
 
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I'm currently reading the second book in the hunger games series "catching fire". So far so good!
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:45 PM   #152
 
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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin by Timothy Snyder
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ooh that is a good one, i remember reading that when it first came out. I thought the book was very well done
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A violent, epic, action-packed urban quest full of very eccentric, often hilarious, extremely dangerous characters who also happen to be animals — the wildlife of New York City, to be exact.

I loved this book, although the end dragged on a bit. But even so, I would give this a 4.5 star rating. Very enjoyable.. makes you look at squirrels, cats, dogs, and birds a little differently.
I will look for that. It sounds very enjoyable.

I just finished Great Expectations. Something I'd always wanted to read, but never gotten around to. Next I'm on to Containment Room 7 and Big Foot War 2. They are horror, which is a "from time to time" reading genre for me. But more importantly (to me) they were written by people I know. I have to support the creative natives.
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Old 01-14-2012, 12:50 AM   #155
 
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There's this story I read named, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It was an amazing book!

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:21 PM   #156
 
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There's this story I read named, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It was an amazing book!

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Nene, this is on my list of books to read!

I just finished Ender's Game(sci-fi), which I had a hard time putting down, and I'm not even big into scifi
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:53 AM   #157
 
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Under The Dome by Stephen King.
ooh that is a good one, i remember reading that when it first came out. I thought the book was very well done
Scariest part is that is exactly how people will behave if it does ever happen.

It's also the first Stephen King book I've read. I must find more!
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Old 01-23-2012, 08:20 PM   #158
 
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The Collectibles by James Kaufman.
A feel good book
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Nappy and Gretchen, I heard about that book as well. An excellent subject.

I am now going to write down Emma D.'s book and Bekka's, then request them both from the library.
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