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Author Topic: What are you reading?  (Read 19734 times)

Kelly

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What are you reading?
« on: October 24, 2009, 10:05:33 AM »
I ♥♥♥ reading, all kinds of stuff, fiction, non-fiction, trade journals, etc.

I generally prefer mystery novels, and I just finished a great book that had a good mystery in it: The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton.

Next up is A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick

So what is everyone reading? I will shamelessly steal from your nightstand.

ILuvLucy

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2009, 01:48:32 PM »
Hey Kelly,
I always have a book that I'm reading.  I just finished "EVE: a novel of the first woman".  It was (obviously) fiction - very interesting. I'll try just about anything.  I just love to curl up with a good book. :)
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Ilovemydog

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2009, 02:14:10 PM »
Reading is my absolute favorite past time! The last two books I read were excellent:

Shanghai Girls by Lisa See was so good, I've ordered more of her books from Amazon.com. It's about two sisters who live in Shanghai at the time the Japanese bombed them. Awesome story.
http://www.amazon.com/Shanghai-Girls-Novel-Lisa-See/dp/1400067111/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256411217&sr=8-1

Then I read Forget You Have a Daughter by Sandra Gregory. True story about a young British woman who spent years in a Thai prison for trying to carry a small amt. of heroin onto an airplane.
http://www.amazon.com/Forget-You-Had-Daughter-Bangkok/dp/1904132278/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256411344&sr=1-1

Currently reading A Separate Country by Robert Hicks. Historical novel set in New Orleans right after the Civil War.
http://www.amazon.com/Separate-Country-Robert-Hicks/dp/044658164X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256411555&sr=1-1
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009, 03:41:15 PM »
I'm reading Reading Lolita in Iran, recent Vanity Fair w/ Penelope Cruz on the cover.

I recommend (no one EVER reads my recs) Malcolm Gladwell's books: Tipping Point, The Outliers, Blink.

::noting all recs::
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Tupelo

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2009, 03:57:05 PM »
I luvs me a good read!!

Currently mine is "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver. My favorites in the last year or so are: "Middlesex" (Geoffrey Eugenides - I actually read this 3 times), "A Thousand Spendid Suns" (Khaled Hosseini - a heart stopping story of the life of 2 women in Afghanistan), "The Secret Life of Bees" (Sue Monk Kidd), and "The Shack" (Jack Young - Google it, just sayin'... inspirational, spiritual, a surprise little walk with God).

My favorites are by authors who write with a gigantic generosity. I don't know who said this, but it's true: "Fiction is an experience you lose yourself in. Literature is one you find yourself in." I'm always looking for myself, I guess :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2009, 07:08:48 PM »
Hello!  I'm new here and so happy about this new site, wishing it much success!

I've enjoyed these 2 books recently:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (historical fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright and the wife of one of his clients)

Ilovemydog

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2009, 07:32:27 PM »

I've enjoyed these 2 books recently:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I read that, and loved it, too!!
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Kelly

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2009, 08:29:23 PM »
I have The Help on order from the library. I can't wait to receive it.

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2009, 09:10:43 PM »
Hello!  I'm new here and so happy about this new site, wishing it much success!

I've enjoyed these 2 books recently:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (historical fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright and the wife of one of his clients)

Welcome, Loralei.  :)
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2009, 12:05:59 AM »
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Tupelo link=topic=144.msg1839#msg1839 date=1256417825]
Currently mine is "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver
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Hey, Tupelo.  Just popping in to say that this was one of my favorite books ever.  It made me go back and read all of her books.  I love the way she uses all the narrative voices in that one.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that she is from Kentucky, which is my adopted state!
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2009, 12:36:33 AM »
 :o Oh, Lordy.  This is all I need.... book lemmings! *scribbles furiously*  Very interesting, girls.
 Right now I'm reading a nonfiction The Logic of Life by Tim Harford , and just started The Lives of the Monster Dogs (it's been sitting on my shelf forever).
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2009, 10:55:26 AM »
Currently reading Kathy Griffin's "Official Book Club" or something like that.
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Kelly

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2009, 11:45:40 AM »
:o Oh, Lordy.  This is all I need.... book lemmings!

Luckily we can get out books at the library and save our $$$ for makeup!

Tupelo

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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2009, 11:52:01 AM »
http://www.whatshouldireadnext.com/search

This is a fun site. Enter the title and author of a book you've read, and they will guess your next read for you from about 65,000 books.  You can register there for free and build your own list of favorites to consult before you go book shopping again.
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Re: What are you reading?
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2009, 01:06:07 PM »
Hello!  I'm new here and so happy about this new site, wishing it much success!
I've enjoyed these 2 books recently:
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Loving Frank by Nancy Horan (historical fiction about Frank Lloyd Wright and the wife of one of his clients)
Hi loralei & welcome! :)  Loving Frank sounds interesting!  I love historical fiction as well.

I luvs me a good read!!
...My favorites in the last year or so are: ... "Middlesex" (Geoffrey Eugenides - I actually read this 3 times)...
Thanks, Trissa!  That site sounds like fun.  Now I'm dying to read Middlesex, that's another one that's been sitting on the shelf for a few years... just waiting for me to get to it, poor thing. :(
From 30 feet away she looked like a lot of class. From 10 feet away she looked like something made up to be seen from 30 feet away.
~Raymond Chandler~