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Old 05-23-2012, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading a trilogy called Divergent by Veronica Roth. The 2nd book just came out this month. It's dystopic and set in Chicago of the future.

The Hunger Games come to mind with these books. I liked those books.
The characters are not as fleshed out in Divergent but the story is good.
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Old 05-24-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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Just finished The Revolution going to read 1984 next.
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:06 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Say you're one of them/Uwem Akpan

strange fits of passion/anita shreve

tree grows in brooklyn/betty smith

the kitchen house/kathleen grissom
Oh really the kitchen house Ugh !!! I read about 4 pages and i put it down and took it back to the library what a boring book .
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:11 PM
 
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Just started The Passage by Justin Cronin. I bought it after I saw him do a reading. Really liked him, not sure if I'm going to like the book or not. But I paid full price for it so I'm going to try!
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Old 05-24-2012, 01:21 PM
 
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I'm rereading My Antonia by Willa Cather. It's taking me a long time to get through it, but I think that's because I keep picking it up to read before I go to sleep, and I've been extra tired lately.

I remember enjoying her books when I was in high school. I might grab a copy of O Pioneers and see if I still enjoy them as much.

I also have a couple dog books I'm reading...Oogy and Scent of the Missing. Despite all that, I still find myself wanting to go to the library!
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:18 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I'm rereading My Antonia by Willa Cather. It's taking me a long time to get through it, but I think that's because I keep picking it up to read before I go to sleep, and I've been extra tired lately.

I remember enjoying her books when I was in high school. I might grab a copy of O Pioneers and see if I still enjoy them as much.

I also have a couple dog books I'm reading...Oogy and Scent of the Missing. Despite all that, I still find myself wanting to go to the library!
I really enjoyed scent of the missing and I learned alot about those scent dogs and I think that is always good when you can learn something from a book . I hope you like as much as I did .
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I read most of the Jessica Grant short stories. Some were better than others. I, ironically, have another book of short stories on my Kindle (Swim Back to Me by Ann Packer). For someone who doesn't really love short stories, I'm drawn to them. For now, though, I'm on a short story hiatus.

I'm now reading The Post Office Girl by Stefan Zweig. It takes place in Europe, after the first world war. I seem to enjoy stories that take place in this time period and I'm enjoying Zweig's style.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I've had Cancer Ward on my shelf forever, I actually think that I thought I had read it! Well, I hadn't. I am now about 100 pages in & can't put it down! Solzhenitsen really IS a great writer.
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Old 05-24-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I've had Cancer Ward on my shelf forever, I actually think that I thought I had read it! Well, I hadn't. I am now about 100 pages in & can't put it down! Solzhenitsen really IS a great writer.
I just read the synopsis of this book on Amazon and requested that my library get the Kindle version. If they can't, I'll buy a copy. Thanks for posting this -- I'd never have heard of this book otherwise.
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Old 05-24-2012, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just started The Passage by Justin Cronin. I bought it after I saw him do a reading. Really liked him, not sure if I'm going to like the book or not. But I paid full price for it so I'm going to try!

I really enjoyed that book. Several of us did. I think a followup to it is due out soon. There were a few places in the first quarter of the book that seemed to be going nowhere and I almost put it down because of that. I'm so glad I didn't because those loose ends will fit together in a most unexpected way.
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