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Old 04-11-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Lower Hudson Valley, NY
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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. It is my book club's next pick. It's just ok but I am only 20 pages in.
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Old 04-11-2010, 03:49 PM
 
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"The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" by Eric Blehm. The story of 11 Green Berets working with a then-little-known Hamid Karzai in southern Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. Fascinating.
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Old 04-12-2010, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Just started The Help
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima. Its a bit harder for me to get into than her other novel, the Demon King, but it covers entirely different subject matter and a very different world. Its still interesting, but its easier to set down and walk away from for a few days. :/

Luckily, its an easy read and she explains everything well enough so that nothing is very confusing.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:05 PM
 
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"The Only Thing Worth Fighting For" by Eric Blehm. The story of 11 Green Berets working with a then-little-known Hamid Karzai in southern Afghanistan shortly after 9/11. Fascinating.
Great Book I loved it.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:38 PM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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...Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui by Karen Kingston

...Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life (How to use Feng Shui to Get Love, Money, Respect, and Happiness) by Karen Rauch Carter

...Feng Shui Your Life by Jayme Barrett

and no pun intended...

...Dexter by Design by Jeff Lindsay....the killer character that inspired the hit Showtime original series Dexter

A previous post made me remember this...Eat, Pray, Love...oh my goodness what a sensuous book...that is, once you get through the first couple sections of the book which I didn't enjoy nearly as much as the last parts.

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Old 04-13-2010, 09:40 PM
'M'
 
Location: Glendale Country Club
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Love the book posts. The always make me look and drool over the great books. I just don't have time yet to do any extensive reading, but should be coming up on some extended time off...Fridays thru Mondays...so my reading days are coming!!!
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Old 04-14-2010, 01:07 AM
 
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am reading
The Great Gatsby... so far very enjoyable
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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hope you enjoy it as much as I did. . . read all 3 and they are terrific
Ah, but yes! My paperback of the second in the series just arrived, and I am trying to hurry-through some of my other titles to get to Larsson's The Girl Who Played With Fire. I really like Lisabeth Salander.

Our neighborhood Book Club has chosen Brunonia Barry's The Lace Reader for May. I only began it the other day, and I like the voice of the narrator. Another neighbor told me this a fairly light read, and I'll get through it in just a few days. The choice for June is The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. I am hoping it differs from what the title suggests.

Because I am hosting the group for September, I am thinking of suggesting Kate Chopin's The Awakening in honor of Banned Books Month. So many banned books, so little time.
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Old 04-14-2010, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Upstate NY
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Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille. True accounts of her life spent in the wilderness, building her own cabin and living among nature during the late 1960's. I'm about halfway through and so far I'm loving it! Great description and stories. I've read a lot of books about outdoory things in the local mountains (my favorite places on earth), but it's certainly interesting to read about her adventures in such a setting as a woman during a time when not a lot of women did such things.

I'd recommend it for anyone who likes spending time hiking or other activities in the back woods. She talks about a lot of issues concerning the wildlife from an ecologist's perspective.
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