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Old 07-14-2009, 11:10 AM
 
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Reading my first James Patterson book--Judge and Jury--can't say it is doing anything for me. Kind of like a John Grisham book--very thin--tell me his others are better?? Or do I have to just wait for a new Greg Iles?
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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A friend gave me Twilight and New Moon, which are apparently written for teenage girls (I am not). Easy reading and I can see why they would appeal to a teen. They would not be my first choice, but are just something to read.
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:35 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I'm reading The Alchemist again.

I just finished reading The Color Purple again - it was a book club read.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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John Hamamura's "Color of the Sea", about a Japanese boy growing up between the world wars.
I finished, and really enjoyed it. It is a nice book, about the Japanese, written by a Japanese. A lot of the book is based on the writer's true life family experiences.

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just started "Hardwater", a modern western involving Indians in a Wyoming town. By John Sherwood.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:26 AM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Finished "Riding Lessons", the first book written by Sara Gruen, author of the GREAT book "Water For Elephants".

It was, eh. You REALLY gotta love horses to enjoy it, I guess.

I'm now reading the sequel "Flying Changes".
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Old 07-15-2009, 02:48 AM
 
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i read the book basically for Business Economics
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Old 07-15-2009, 08:13 AM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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Finished "Riding Lessons", the first book written by Sara Gruen, author of the GREAT book "Water For Elephants".

It was, eh. You REALLY gotta love horses to enjoy it, I guess.

I'm now reading the sequel "Flying Changes".
I love horses and I thought it was eh, so I never bought the sequel.
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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Poisonwood Bible is certainly one of my favorites.--Your post reminded me of the time I had just finished reading "Crime and Punishment" and gave it to a friend to read. She gave it back to me after a few weeks saying that she had tried several times to read it and then just said "Why"? and gave up.

The book she gave me in exchange was something by Mary Higgins Clark--I couldn't read it either . Different strokes---
I'm with you on all these!
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Old 07-15-2009, 09:47 AM
 
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I read "The Glass Castle" a couple of months ago. It's one of those "my rotten childhood books"---but it's really good.
Very good book!!

I've just finished "Couldn't Keep it to Myself" - a book of stories written by that Wally Lamb compiled as a result of the writing classes he taught in the prison. Very, very moving.
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Old 07-15-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Marion County, FL
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In the past couple of days, I read The Diva Runs Out of Thyme and The Diva Takes the Cake, two cozy mysteries by Krista Davis. They were fast reads (about 600 pages, total), but I was so annoyed with the protagonist. She's an event planner, a career woman in her 40s, but she's a doormat -- she lets her mother, sister, and childhood rival (now involved with her ex-husband) push her around. I can't tell you how many times I wanted to slap some sense into her and tell her to grow a backbone.
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