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Old 08-31-2014, 03:58 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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That's too bad. Usually it's a sappy romance that can get me out of a reading rut.
Oh yes,me too,as long as it's clean,but not too preachy and I have to fall for the hero,lol!

Originally Posted by younglisa7

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Ha, ha…everyday I come here and also to Goodreads to look for more recommendations. Like I need more books to read when I have a stack of 8 library books to read It must be a sickness
I often have to renew my library books 2-3 times,cause I picked up more recent reserves and found some of them more tempting!I can't stop adding to my TBR list and I have so many freebie books on my Kindle that I won't even live long even to read them all!

Actually, I only have a few pages left in a mystery that I am very happy with.

The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart

http://www.amazon.com/Man-Lower-Mary...n+in+lower+ten
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Old 08-31-2014, 05:46 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I'm reading samples. Yesterday, since I don't already have enough books waiting to be read I turned on my kindle and started looking through the non- fiction list and downloaded a dozen samples of books that I might be interested in. I do wish that they had sort feature that would give us the option to see only certain categories of books, ie cooking/food, business/economics, etc within that non-fiction list since there were many that I had no interest in.
Sortable freebies at EReaderIQ
To exclude a genre and all sub-genres, click the "exclude" icon next to the genre. - on the menu on the left.
Can also specify other stuff, like show or hide adult content.
Once you've excluded all you don't want, hit (CTRL + D) and your bookmark will always show up with the exclusions already done.

Don't know if that's what you're looking for
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Several. All dealing with WW1 naval history. Read a chapter, go to the other,etc. All non-fiction of course.
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Old 08-31-2014, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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Four: a Divergent collection by Veronica Roth
love this whole series <3
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:39 PM
 
Location: USA
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson. Didn't really get interested in it at first, but after finishing the prologue, it changed and I'm liking it very much. I'm told there are 2 more books. That it's a trilogy, which I didn't know in the beginning.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:59 PM
 
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I just finished Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I really enjoyed this fantasy book and how the story matched the vintage pictures.

"A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs."



Now I am reading One Plus One by Jojo Moyes.
Lisa, don't forget to read the sequel, Hollow City. I also enjoyed the pictures his book of pictures Talking Pictures I believe is the name.

I currently am reading The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton and just got from the library (selected based on comments on here) The Fifth Wave and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I'm also next on the list for the 2nd in the Call The Midwife triology. When it rains, it pours.
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Old 08-31-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn (100 weeks on NY Times best sellers list)
Exo-Vaticana by Thomas Horn

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Old 08-31-2014, 10:39 PM
 
Location: Canada
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I'm a few pages into South of Broad by Pat Conroy. I've been a fan of his for years and I've owned the book for years as well, but I still hadn't/haven't read it. It was a rainy day and I could have been reading, but instead I went for a walk in the rain with the dogs and did other non-reading stuff. But I think it is safe to say that I like it, although I am tired of the first person. Lately I seem to be coming across nothing but first person books.
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Old 09-01-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I recently listened to "THe Mirror" by Maryls Millhiser on audio from books in motion dot com. They have dowloadable books for 9.99 which can't be beat
Thanks…that one sounds good to me

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I can imagine a 12 Step program for people like us would be a total failure and people would go home from a meeting with 10 or 20 new titles instead of a better ability to resist acquiring new ones when we don't have the time to get through all the ones we currently own/borrowed. Makes me want to believe that there is such a place as heaven and eternal life - in a library of course.
Ha, ha. I can see it now and yes we would add more new books to our lists, lol.

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Oh yes,me too,as long as it's clean,but not too preachy... and I have to fall for the hero,lol!

I guess that is what the Cozy books are. Funny I went to the video store a couple of weeks ago and asked for a certain movie. The girl told me it was in the "dove" section I think people are getting tired of all the profanity in books and movies today.

I often have to renew my library books 2-3 times,cause I picked up more recent reserves and found some of them more tempting!I can't stop adding to my TBR list and I have so many freebie books on my Kindle that I won't even live long even to read them all!
LOL…I just renewed two books online yesterday and I have 3 more to pick up tomorrow from my library I can't talk about all the books on my kindle. I had to stop downloading them.

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson. Didn't really get interested in it at first, but after finishing the prologue, it changed and I'm liking it very much. I'm told there are 2 more books. That it's a trilogy, which I didn't know in the beginning.
It was slow for me but in the end I liked the characters and the story.

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Lisa, don't forget to read the sequel, Hollow City. I also enjoyed the pictures his book of pictures Talking Pictures I believe is the name.



I currently am reading The Great Train Robbery by Michael Crichton and just got from the library (selected based on comments on here) The Fifth Wave and Saving CeeCee Honeycutt. I'm also next on the list for the 2nd in the Call The Midwife triology. When it rains, it pours.
Ooh…sounds like some good reading. Let us know what you thought.







I just finished Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler.

A forbidden love between a young black man and a white girl in 1939. It is told in the voice of the girl who is now 90. It shows how some things have changed in our world today but sadly not enough. I enjoyed the storyline even though it was heartbreaking.





I am now reading Daddy Love by Joyce Carol Oates. It was recommended to me. I'm not sure if I will like it as it will be a very disturbing book to read.

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Old 09-01-2014, 08:16 AM
 
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Thanks, LookinforMayberry, I do have overdrive but find that they don't always have a wide selection, and since I have a long commute to and from work, I prefer audiobooks. I tend to check the library first, try to get them on CD or download them from overdrive, then try the library lending system if it's an older book, and my last resort is to buy used from somewhere.

Another recent book I've read that I found very appealing and different from the usual women's fiction was The Good House by Ann Leary. Very readable without the usual checklist of plot points. I am really looking forward to more from this author.
I understand, PurpleSky, I also listen to Audiobooks because they keep my mind engaged while I work on my various projects (crocheting, knitting, sewing, etc). I think the offerings are library specific, because I often find more audiobooks than Kindle, but we have thousands. If you and your other audio library patrons let the library know (frequently) that you would like to see more in audio, you may find the selection increases. Also, if they have inter-library loans, this is another way to extend the selection, as well as communicate the patrons' desires. We started using the library almost exclusively when we started actually tracking our personal expenses and saw how much we were spending on our reading! (We could've bought a car!) Now we still buy some books, but mostly it's the library.

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I know I've mentioned this before on other threads, but y'all have read Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean Auel), and the rest of that series, haven't you? I have never enjoyed a series more. The main character, Ayla, is an awesome girl. Once I finished the last book, I was bereft.
Yes, GentleArts, I read the first four as they were released initially, but then they got lost in the crowd of others that came out. Thanks for the reminder!

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Sortable freebies at EReaderIQ
To exclude a genre and all sub-genres, click the "exclude" icon next to the genre. - on the menu on the left.
Can also specify other stuff, like show or hide adult content.
Once you've excluded all you don't want, hit (CTRL + D) and your bookmark will always show up with the exclusions already done.
Nice find, Gandalara. Thanks!

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Several. All dealing with WW1 naval history. Read a chapter, go to the other,etc. All non-fiction of course.
Of Course!

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Four: a Divergent collection by Veronica Roth
love this whole series <3
I keep meaning to read this one. I think I am going to have to bump it up in queue. So many here have enjoyed it I am feeling left out.

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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Stieg Larsson. Didn't really get interested in it at first, but after finishing the prologue, it changed and I'm liking it very much. I'm told there are 2 more books. That it's a trilogy, which I didn't know in the beginning.
Yes, you will be hooked into reading all three.

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I'm a few pages into South of Broad by Pat Conroy. I've been a fan of his for years and I've owned the book for years as well, but I still hadn't/haven't read it. It was a rainy day and I could have been reading, but instead I went for a walk in the rain with the dogs and did other non-reading stuff. But I think it is safe to say that I like it, although I am tired of the first person. Lately I seem to be coming across nothing but first person books.
It's called balance, and I am glad for that reminder, too!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope it sets the stage for a carefree, easy-going week for all.
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