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Old 04-29-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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I just finished up "An Inconvenient Wife" by Megan Chance. For any of those interested in Historical Ficton, this is a great read. It takes place in NYC in the 1850's. You really get drawn into the lives of women and "proper" society during this time. It is about a society woman's struggle to conform to the rules placed upon her due to her social standing. You learn about early treatments of brain disorders and hysteria. Scary stuff. The book sweeps you along and gives you an ending you don't expect. An excellent read.
This sounds like something I would like. Thank you.
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:23 PM
 
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Am just about half-way through the "Earth's Children" series of books by Jean M. Auel. Taking my time with them because I am thoroughly enjoying the tale. Did notice in reading the flap of the fifth book that she was supposed to be working on a sixth one? Does anyone know if she finished it? I haven't been able to find anything pertaining to it.
I took out Shelters of Stone from the library last week. However, it's been so long since I read Plains of Passage that they are referring to things I don't remember!

Not sure when the next one is due out.
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Old 04-30-2010, 08:31 AM
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Location: Glendale Country Club
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Dexter By Design by Jeff Lindsay
Also How to Retire Happy Wild and Free by Ernie J Zelinski
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Old 04-30-2010, 04:35 PM
 
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in the last month I read - Olive Kitteridge, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Art of Racing in the Rain and Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.
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Old 04-30-2010, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Now Im reading The Practical Guide to Racism by C.H Dalton. Its hilarious, some people would be offended though. Im waiting for Lisa Kleypases next contemporary novel to come out this summer and Im hoping that Janet Evanovichs 16th book that comes out in June in the Stephanie Plum series will be better than the last few. I need a good murder mystery or suspense novel, I like cozy mysteries, but not ones where they are set in the U.K. Can anyone recommend any authors? I have read all of Diane Mott Davidsons and G.A Mckevetts books. I like Mary Higgins Clark, but her early novels are much better than her current ones. I have read almost all of Fern Michaels books and Robin Cooks books.
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Old 05-02-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Between Heaven And Hell.
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False Memory. Dean Koontz.
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Old 05-02-2010, 06:37 PM
 
Location: NC
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I'm about to get back into Crisis, which is a book about a bunch of coming out stories.

Now that I have time on my side, I also want to read 1984 and Animal Farm as I never read Animal Farm, but read 1984 back in high school and didn't really understand it. I think now I would understand the concept.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Utah
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^Last year I read 1984, Animal Farm, & False Memory!

Recently I have not been reading much. Very unusual for me! But I got a job (not only did I need one, but I am thouroughly enjoying it, yay!) and it is interrupting my recreational endeavors!

I am about 350 pages into The Fountainhead...and STILL am not sure if I'm going to finish it.

Also, on my lunch break I went to the library & found something called The Homework Myth that I could read in spurts. Yeah I'm liking it, but I already *knew* most of what I've read so far & don't think much is going to change.

And I am still working on Les Miserables a few pages at a time...which I don't believe is the best way to read that particular book. I'm really needing something engrossing, which NEEDS me to read it!
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:43 PM
 
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Lola, I loved The Fountainhead. I liked it better than Atlas Shrugged.
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:28 AM
 
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Just finished The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. Very nice writing and a sweet, sad, interesting story.
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