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Old 07-02-2008, 08:46 PM
 
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My friend was reading Twilight last year. Raving about it, telling everyone they should read it. Well, that usually turns me off! And hearing that it was about a vampire? Nah. Next thing I know, everywhere I go, I see women and teen girls reading and talking about these books! Everywhere!! My daughter is usually a slow reader, and she read all 3 in about a week and a half.

So now I've been thinking that if I am going to read it, I'd better do it quick before the movie comes out!
I have only met a few people who read all three of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse) who didn't like them. They are amazing books.
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Old 07-02-2008, 08:48 PM
 
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I just finished reading The Host by Stephenie Meyer... it's at the moment my favorite book. It is so good. It's a little slow just starting out, but then it grabs you and won't let go.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:06 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I have only met a few people who read all three of the Twilight books by Stephenie Meyer (Twilight, New Moon and Eclipse) who didn't like them. They are amazing books.
Okay, after so much talk about Twilight I put it on my to read list.
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Old 07-03-2008, 05:11 AM
 
Location: Delaware Native
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Reading "Skinny *******" its a "diet" book and its completely freaking me out. I had no idea the authors were vegans and the chapter on slaughter houses has traumatized me. Its incredibly disturbing.
You didn't read about the meat-packing houses, and the labor force, in HS? As much as I like a hotdog, I give it some thought every time I order one and eat it. Sorry, blue_eyedgirl. An eye-opener, huh?


As for myself, I am headed to the library today, myself, to return these two works from my women in history kick. I think I have burned-myself-out now, and can move on, although I thoroughly enjoyed both Sena Jeter Naslund's Abundance, and John Guy's Queen of Scots. I learned quite a bit from the second one -- to supplement my understanding of the period, and the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

I am armed with my list, gleaned from suggestions here, and am ready for something in a different vein -- perhaps lighter reading fare? A fantasy, or comedy, methinks.

Things like the economy, the price of gas and groceries, a daughter's education costs, are looming ahead of me, and I need a diversion.
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Loved it! Did you follow all of the hoop-lah years ago when Lamb discussed how he got the female perspective so well? I liked his second one, too, but since then he seems to have fallen off the face of the earth or something? (Or have I got the two works backwards? I seem to recall now that She's Come Undone was the first?)

Oh well, I really enjoyed them both.
Looks like he's been working on a new one. It's due out November 11th this year.

Tower.com: The Hour I First Believed LP (Paperback) by Wally ...
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Old 07-03-2008, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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I have 2 from the library at the moment. I'm almost done with this one. It's the Diary of Petr Ginz. His diary was discovered in 2003 and his sister helped translate it. He was 14 and it's documenting his life leading up to his transport to Theresienstadt.

Amazon.com: The Diary of Petr Ginz: Chava Pressburger, Jonathan Safran Foer, Elena Lappin: Books


And I also have Kindertransport.

Amazon.com: Kindertransport: Olga Levy Drucker: Books

I also am waiting to start Diana Gabaldon's series again. I just finished Outlander and will move onto A Dragonfly in Amber. Love LOVE LOVE this series.
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Old 07-03-2008, 09:58 AM
 
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I just completed The Other Boleyn Girl and am starting Mary Luke's The Nine Days Queen. This is the story of Lady Jane Grey, who reigned for 9 days as uncrowned Queen Regnant of England after the death of Henry VIII's son Edward.

RDSLOTS, prior to Boleyn Girl, I had just finished John Guy's Queen of Scots.
I enjoyed seeing a different portrayal of Mary Stuart as a strong and intelligent woman rather than a self-absorbed victim.
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Old 07-03-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK...formerly Kentucky
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"You didn't read about the meat-packing houses, and the labor force, in HS? As much as I like a hotdog, I give it some thought every time I order one and eat it. Sorry, blue_eyedgirl. An eye-opener, huh?"


I read "The Jungle" in HS but I don't think it truely sunk in. It was such an eye-opener to read about it as an adult. It has caused me to examine what I am using to feed my body now. I think the authors had a very valid point when they kept stating.."you are what you eat."
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:56 PM
 
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I just finished reading Riverside Blues by Erik Tomblin. I loved it! What I enjoyed most was that's an even blend of a love story and a ghost story. I suggest checking it out.
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