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Old 12-20-2013, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Just finished The Cuckoo's Calling, it was a good who done it, but I will say it was not near as great as the HP series...maybe I was expecting too much.
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Yesterday I read a book in a genre that I seldom read.

Revenge of the Homecoming Queen by Stephanie Hale. The title tells the story. It was a quick read that I finished in one day. Oh, it was also a free kindle download.

I love it. It has a great moral, well developed characters, massive amounts of humor via a 17 year old smarta$$ high school fashionista (sp). I despised her at first and then gradually changed my mind as she changed in the book.

If you are interested in a quick, light, funny and sometimes scary book then this is the one to read.
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Old 12-20-2013, 02:29 PM
 
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A Game of Thrones
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Old 12-20-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Im going to pick these up from the library tommorow "Looking for me " by Beth Hoffman , "The supremes at Earl"s all you can eat " , "The Penderwicks " . I hope at least one of them is good if not all of them ...I think I have been in a rut here lately reading wise but am back at it .
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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"Anatomies: A Cultural History of the Human Body" by Hugh Aldersey-Williams (2013).
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:30 PM
 
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Just finished "The Girl that Kicked the Hornet's Nest." It's a tragedy that Larsson died before having a chance to publish his remaining works left unfinished. This conclusion of the trilogy was powerful to the very end. In fact, I couldn't stop reading the last 20% of the book.

I am sad that there won't be more.

Next up: "Pilgrim's Regress," by C.S. Lewis
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Just finished "The Girl that Kicked the Hornet's Nest." It's a tragedy that Larsson died before having a chance to publish his remaining works left unfinished. This conclusion of the trilogy was powerful to the very end. In fact, I couldn't stop reading the last 20% of the book.

I am sad that there won't be more.

Next up: "Pilgrim's Regress," by C.S. Lewis
The publishers have hired David Lagercrantz, a journalist and author to continue Stieg's series. The fourth book is scheduled to be published August, 2015. I've read the first two books in the series and thought the first book was the best.

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/20...oo-books/?_r=0
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Michael Chabon's first novel "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh". Cleverly and playfully written, but remains to be seen if that wears too thin.
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:51 AM
 
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I checked my Zune to see how many more hours of listening are left on "Anna Karenina" and find I have at least a full eight hours left. The next time I read Tolstoy -- no matter that I love his writing, I am going to research to see if the work was written in serial fashion. If it was, I am going to break it down into the bits.

I was going to move onto a light cozy audiobook for a break, but given that I am this close I guess I will just stay with it.
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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"The Longest Ride" by Nicholas Sparks.

Yes, I liked the book. It was pure fantasy.

But, really, who would want to read a book about reality?
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