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Old 03-22-2010, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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"Tales of Terror from the Tunnel's mouth" by Chris Priestley and David Roberts ( Kids horror stories, extremely well written - I love children's books ) , George Orwell's "Essays"( re-reading- fantastic) and " Guernica" by Dave Boling ( so far so good)
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:36 AM
 
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Just finished Amy and Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout. I loved loved loved it. It's the story of a mom and teenage daughter over the course of the year as the daughter begins an affair with one of her teachers. I can't imagine a mother or daughter who wouldn't be moved by it.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay early this morning. It is one of the best I've read in many years.

I've been on a roll. The last three books I have read are all excellent.
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:32 PM
 
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I've recently finished Without a Word by Carol Lea Benjamin and really enjoyed it. It's part of a series featuring the character Rachel Alexander, and I've put the rest of the books on reserve at the library -- fingers crossed I'll enjoy them as well.

In the meantime, my name finally came to the top of the reserve list for Stephen King's Under the Dome, and I'm about half-way through. It's an interesting concept and, for the most part, it's a good read -- but there are TOO darn many characters and I'm having trouble remembering who's who. (Plus, I'm getting back strain from carrying around this nearly 1,100 page book!)
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Old 03-23-2010, 03:07 AM
 
Location: On the dark side of the Moon
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Old 03-23-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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I've wandered into a different vein, while I wait for Elizabeth Gaskell's Cranford to arrive in the mail. Along with Cranford, I am making my way through George Eliot's Middlemarch, which was the original choice for our April meeting of the neighborhood Book Club here. I haven't read a Victorian work in years -- maybe since college days? I am enjoying both, but had forgotten how tedious Eliot can be at times.

I've since started The Women, a novel based upon the women in Frank Lloyd Wright's life, which I am also enjoying.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:20 AM
 
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I just started The Year of Fog by Michelle Richmond. After page one I'm already hooked!

Just finished A Mercy by Toni Morrison and didn't care for it. She's one of those authors I feel like I'm 'supposed' to like, but really don't care for her writing style.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:23 PM
 
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A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore. OK so far...
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Old 03-24-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima, J. R.R. Tolkein's Fellowship of the Ring, and Bill McKibben's Wandering Home (A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape: Vermont's Champlain Valley and New York's Adirondacks).

All of which are pretty good so far, but I just started reading the first and last one.
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Old 03-24-2010, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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I just finished The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest and have started on The Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton.
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