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Old 12-29-2009, 12:31 AM
 
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i Love read this Book ; Chicken Soup Series,its really motivate me...and also inspiring me.
then Sherlock Holmes series by Conan Doyle.Also Harry Potter Series....

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Old 12-29-2009, 12:41 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Just started The Book Theif... I've heard so many positive recommendations, so I'm a bit leary!! And I have to start Phantom of the Opera for BC.
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Old 12-29-2009, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I'm about halfway or more through Willoughby's Return.
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Old 12-29-2009, 06:43 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Finally, finished House of Leaves. Reading Columbine and Anita Shreve's Change in Altitude. (really disappointed in House of Leaves).
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Old 12-29-2009, 08:54 AM
 
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I am in the middle of Alison Weir's fiction book The Lady Elizabeth.
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default Too many, it seems

Started a Book Club in da neighborhood just recently. We read Markus Zusak's I Am the Messenger, which we all seemed to enjoy very much, although we had almost as many 'takes' on the ending of the book as there are members in the club. I'd love to see what others have thought, as well.

Because I liked Messenger as much as I did, I have since started his work, The Book Thief. I like Zusak's style very much, and the 'voice' he gives his narrators. If I were still teaching HS English, these would be great reading choices for a number of reasons.

Let's see. Also on the end table here:

Jeffrey Zaslow's The Girls from Ames. It's okay, but I'd rather read a story as it unfolds, than be given a synopsis. It's dull, to me, for that reason. The Book Club chose it for this coming month -- one of the gals actually is friends with one of The Girls, and she'll be at the get-together, so maybe I can get her 'take' on Zaslow's work.

Next book is Kathryn Stockett's The Help, which I am enjoying for a number of reasons: the South during the 1960's and the beginnings of the Civil Rights Movement, and here you have strong Black women working as domestics in white women's homes (who could afford the help). We had a maid, Lily, because my Mother was handicapped, and I have some fond memories of Lily. It's like re-visiting a piece of my childhood during a time I remember well, and which influenced my own personal views today.

And. . . because I adopted a little Cairn terrier back in October, I am re-reading L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz, which reminded me at Christmastime, to pick up my copy of his biography of Santa Claus, which is a fun read, too. That led me to pull from the shelves, the two Jolly Postman books to read with a neighbor's child -- the original and the Christmas version (which isn't as good, but still fun).

There, not-so-much-in-a-nutshell, is the answer to the question: what am I reading right now?
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Old 12-29-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. It's a long read and for about the first 50 pages I found it to be "ho-hum." Then, suddenly, I turned the page and the story opened up like sun-fed flowers.

The same thing happened when I read The Poisonwood Bible.

I recommend both of them.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Ketabcha View Post
I'm reading The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. It's a long read and for about the first 50 pages I found it to be "ho-hum." Then, suddenly, I turned the page and the story opened up like sun-fed flowers.

The same thing happened when I read The Poisonwood Bible.

I recommend both of them.
I may have to read The Lacuna after all. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
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Old 12-31-2009, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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dean koontz the the face
and i will be going to the library to pick up two books from j california cooper and a collection of horror stories can't wait i soooooooo heart books
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