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Old 01-19-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Just finished Dead as a Doornail, the 5th book in the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris. I liked it, but didn't think it was quite as fun as some of the earlier ones.
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Old 01-19-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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well I am currently reading "The sunday philosophy club" it is the isabelle dolliehouse series by alexander mccall smith . the same author who wrote 44 scotland st series and the ladies no 1 detective agency series . I love his writing and his books .
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Old 01-19-2010, 06:38 PM
 
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I'm trying to read the Poison Wood Bible. It's slow going. I'm to page 130 and it's slowly starting to pick up. Very slowly.....
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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I'm trying to read the Poison Wood Bible. It's slow going. I'm to page 130 and it's slowly starting to pick up. Very slowly.....
as I recall, it took me awhile to get into it, too. . . once you start getting to know the girls, however, it becomes totally engrossing. . . one of my favorite books.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Default I'm sort'a between books. . .

So, I picked up Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale, which really isn't bad. Reminds me a lot of the gothic novels I read as a girl. This work seems to have a most mysterious writer, who never tells the truth about herself, an old mansion, a death of a twin, some eccentrics here and there, and maybe a ghost.

I also found my copy of James Alexander Thom's historical novel, Follow the River, which is based on the true account of Mary Ingles, who in 1755 is kidnapped by Shawnee Indians. Her tale is incredibly inspiring, so I decided to read it again. For a Book Club, it is an excellent choice for November/Thanksgiving.
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Old 01-19-2010, 07:59 PM
 
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I am in the middle of reading "The Hour I First Believed" by Wally Lamb.

Finished "Push" by Sapphire (the movie Precious was based off this book).

I am thinking about rereading "The Hunger Games" and "Catching Fire" by Suzanne Collins. The third book comes out in August, but I just can't wait. I loved the charcters in the books and am dying to figure out how this ends for Katniss and her family (and Peeta, etc.).
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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Just finished Dean Koontz' "Breathless," "The Unquiet" by John Connolly, and am working my way through "Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder" by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir.

Can't say that I was terribly impressed with any of them, even though I'm a big fan of Dean Koontz.
My SO picks up just about everything Koontz, and said there were about 4 or 5 sub-plots in Breathless that only came together in the last couple of pages. Sounds like a rush job on a last-minute essay! He wasn't impressed either.
I'm alternating between the Sookie Stackhouse books for light reading, and more classic stuff for when my remaining brain cells kick in. Right now, I'm reading Steinbecks' Cannery Row..wishing I'd read it before we visited Monterey.
I'm up to From Dead to Worse in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I finished EMPIRE by Orson Scott Card during the weekend. It is a great read and the scenario is a possibility.

GL2
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:52 PM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I'm only 30 pages deep into The Prince of Tides and I already love it. It's a piece of gold for all lovers of colorful language.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Yesterday night I finished "To Kill a Mockingbird". It was quite good but won't make it into my top 10 list lol

I just started The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy. I have to wait and see how it goes.
To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book. I think you will like The Prince of Tides. IMO, Pat Conroy is one of the best modern day authors around.
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