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Old 04-07-2011, 05:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I just finished The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I hesitated starting it because it is not a genre I usually read. I'm glad I plunged into it because it is really a good, exciting read. I liked it enough that I ordered the next two books in the trilogy.

I couldn't finish The Good Daughter. I just didn't care for it. Farsi is used a bit in the book. Translations are provided about half the time. I think this would bother some folks, However, I'm talking about words and short phrases that enhance the story but are not necessary to understand what is going on. I speak Farsi and I'm familiar with the culture of Iran but that did not make the book any better for me. The book started dragging for me so I started another one instead. I may go back to it but I don't think I will.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:34 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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I'm just finishing, "Canadians in the Civil war" and a biography of President Lyndon Johnson.
I picked up a copy of "ANATHEM" by Neil Stephenson today. I read "CRYPTONOMICON" by him a while back. If it's as good I have a great read ahead of me!!
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Old 04-08-2011, 01:20 AM
 
Location: SWUS
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I'm currently reading Let Me In by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It's a pretty messed-up book to say the least.. lol. I haven't seen the movie, though.

Next on the list is the Vampire Chronicles books by Anne Rice.. and then afterwards probably some Koontz and King. I'm on a horror novel/post-apocalypse bender with my readings the last few months.
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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The South Beach Diet Supercharged

pretty interesting so far!
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Old 04-11-2011, 04:06 PM
 
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Underworld, by Don DeLillo. Esquire magazine raves about it left and right. Maybe it's dated (written in mid90s) but I don't see what the big deal about it is.
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Old 04-12-2011, 05:31 AM
 
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Synchronicity is one of my favorite subjects
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Synchronicity is one of my favorite subjects
What a coincidence - it's one of mine as well
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Old 04-12-2011, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Christopher Moore's "A Dirty Job" is an amusing book. Probably not literary-classic material, but a fun read.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Illinois
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currently reading James Patterson's "Run for your life" ~~ awesome. I love his short chapters ~~ keeps me turning the pages for sure.
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Old 04-12-2011, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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currently reading James Patterson's "Run for your life" ~~ awesome. I love his short chapters ~~ keeps me turning the pages for sure.
Yes Nan, I love his chapters also. I just got Tick Tock in the mail yesterday.
I'm reading an early John Sanford Book right now called Easy Prey.
It's a lucas Davenport novel, They are always good.
I cant wait to finish it, so I can start the Patterson book.

Have you ever read any of pattersons young adult books?
Daniel x or the Maximum ride series..? Different and pretty darned good also..
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