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Old 07-12-2009, 12:36 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well finally finished "Second Glance " by Jodi Picoult . Loved it but it was long so dont get if you dont like long books . LOL !! Now starting to read "Saving Fish from Drowning " By Amy Tan and I will come back when I finish that one and let you know . But would definately reccomend second glance if you are interested in spirits and ghosts and things like that . I found it an interesting read and quite intriguing .
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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well finally finished "Second Glance " by Jodi Picoult . Loved it but it was long so dont get if you dont like long books . LOL !! Now starting to read "Saving Fish from Drowning " By Amy Tan and I will come back when I finish that one and let you know . But would definately reccomend second glance if you are interested in spirits and ghosts and things like that . I found it an interesting read and quite intriguing .
Thanks for the rec phonelady! I will definitely check it out from the library when I can. Don't know when that'll be though, every single book by Jodi Picoult is currently checked out!

I'm currently reading The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. It's been a good read so far. It's a fantasy book with a little magic and a whole lot of mythology. The only problem I'm having is her compulsive need to describe the sun and moon. I mean, those passages are pretty and well-written as descriptions go, but she goes a bit overboard, IMO. But that's really a minor quibble.
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Thanks for the rec phonelady! I will definitely check it out from the library when I can. Don't know when that'll be though, every single book by Jodi Picoult is currently checked out!

I'm currently reading The Ill-Made Mute by Cecilia Dart-Thornton. It's been a good read so far. It's a fantasy book with a little magic and a whole lot of mythology. The only problem I'm having is her compulsive need to describe the sun and moon. I mean, those passages are pretty and well-written as descriptions go, but she goes a bit overboard, IMO. But that's really a minor quibble.
I think it is because her books are hot right now and also I always buy books second hand at the goodwill store where I live and they are 1.50 a paperback so that is an awesome find . Yeah definately worth a read for sure .I hope you get to read her soon . do you have a hold option at your library ? if so then I would try that if I were you good luck and you are welcome . I love it when folks reccomend books . Happy reading to you .
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Old 07-12-2009, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Just finished "What Dreams May Come" by Richard Matheson and really want to look for a few of his other books. Though I had previously seen and enjoyed the movie of this, the book has had more of a profound effect on me than the movie ever did.

Since I don't currently have any others of his, I'm rereading KOKO by Peter Straub, though I know they are very different kinds of books. Planning on reading through Mystery and The Throat as well.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:00 PM
 
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Jack the Ripper.
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:41 PM
 
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I'm finished up Cornwell's Black Notice, and will move on to The Last Precinct. When I'm through with the Cornwell Scarpetta books, I am planning to read the Sister Pelagia books by by Boris Akunin. So far, there are two of them out, with the third expected in Sept 2009:
Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog (first)
Sister Pelagia and the Black Monks (second)
Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel (forthcoming)

Yummy!!
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Mayberry
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I'm finished up Cornwell's Black Notice, and will move on to The Last Precinct. When I'm through with the Cornwell Scarpetta books, I am planning to read the Sister Pelagia books by by Boris Akunin. So far, there are two of them out, with the third expected in Sept 2009:
Sister Pelagia and the White Bulldog (first)
Sister Pelagia and the Black Monks (second)
Sister Pelagia and the Red Cockerel (forthcoming)

Yummy!!
I finished "Scarpetta", had a lot of trouble with "trace", when you get there. Her earlier books were much quicker reads for me.

I am just about done with "A million little pieces", I know it's old and it's not a true memoir, but it's pretty good.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:20 PM
 
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Just finished reading "Fewer, How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future" by Ben Wattenberg.

The author describes declines in birthrates, in virtually every country, even the poor ones. Though total earth population will rise for a while longer, to about 8 billion by 2050, it then begins to decline unless birth rates start going back up.
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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I finished "Scarpetta", had a lot of trouble with "trace", when you get there. Her earlier books were much quicker reads for me.<SNIP>
Yes, I agree. This is my 5th (or is it my 6th or 7th?) time through the series. I re-read them every year or so. From The Last Precinct through Predator, I find the going tougher, and the plots a little artificial and strained. I have to admit that I don't much care for first person present tense or third person present tense novels. However, I have come to love Kay Scarpetta and her niece, Lucy, as well as Marino and Benton, so I tolerate the less than choice writing style, and plow through, focusing on the characters and the story.
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Old 07-14-2009, 02:28 AM
 
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I'm finishing the last part of the Twilight Saga - Breaking Dawn


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