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ANOther
10-01-2009, 09:56 PM
Continuing with The Lost Symbol: the plot thickens ...


HaleyisLove
10-01-2009, 10:05 PM
I'm reading Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner... I'm almost done and it is really good..I like girly books based around horrible relationships and being fat...its perfect :)

LovelyComplex
10-01-2009, 10:11 PM
Homeland: A Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Homeland-Novel-Barbara-Hambly/dp/0553805525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254445662&sr=8-1) by Barbara Hambly. My favorite author. :D


SueSays
10-01-2009, 10:22 PM
I just finished "An Echo in the Bone" by Diana Gabaldon, and just started a re-read of Jen Lancaster's "Such a Pretty Fat" (love her!!) while I decide on my next "new" book. :)

Glory87
10-01-2009, 11:46 PM
In the Heart of the Canyon (http://www.amazon.com/Heart-Canyon-Elisabeth-Hyde/dp/0307263673/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254451544&sr=8-1) - has my interest so far! I have a huge stack of library books piling up.

mamaspank
10-01-2009, 11:50 PM
I am going through a very serious true crime phase and am picking off Ann Rule books one by one. I can't even tell you of the title of the one I am on, but it is -- oh, wait, "All She Ever Wanted."

Glory87
10-02-2009, 03:42 AM
Small Sacrifices is still my fav!

Smiling_Sara
10-02-2009, 11:47 AM
About to start The Shack http://www.amazon.com/Shack-William-P-Young/dp/0964729237/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254494798&sr=8-1

cfmama
10-02-2009, 04:43 PM
Just finished the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR ward. Sex AND vampires? =much awesomeness.

Institches21
10-03-2009, 02:15 AM
About to start The Shack http://www.amazon.com/Shack-William-P-Young/dp/0964729237/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254494798&sr=8-1

Great Book-loved it, hope you do too!!

ANOther
10-08-2009, 09:37 PM
About finished with The Lost Symbol, I'm at the part now where all is being revealed, mmm-wa-ha-ha. Once done, I start Corpse Pose by Diana Killian. Also, with Christmas looming, I better stock up on holiday reading

CanadianCutie
10-08-2009, 10:06 PM
I'm reading Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner. It's alright, but not nearly as good as Little Earthquakes or Good In Bed. Trying to decide what to read next, either Dune or Jane Eyre.

Glory87
10-08-2009, 11:06 PM
I have been struggling to read The Finishing Touches (http://www.amazon.com/Finishing-Touches-Hester-Browne/dp/1416540075/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255051178&sr=8-4) all week, just can't get in to it. Which is weird - it's pretty much a trifecta for me - English, boarding school, finishing school.

I am headed to my dad's for the weekend, love long plane trips for some serious reading. I'm taking with me:

Book of Joe (http://www.amazon.com/Book-Joe-Jonathan-Tropper/dp/0385338104/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255053865&sr=1-1)

Go Down Together, the Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde (http://www.amazon.com/Go-Down-Together-Untold-Bonnie/dp/1416557067/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255053889&sr=1-1)

Perfection (http://www.amazon.com/Perfection-Betrayal-Renewal-Julie-Metz/dp/1401322557/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255053915&sr=1-1)

The Blade Itself (http://www.amazon.com/Blade-Itself-First-Law-Book/dp/159102594X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255053933&sr=1-1)

Those Who Save Us (http://www.amazon.com/Those-Who-Save-Jenna-Blum/dp/0156031663/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255053961&sr=1-1)

Deana
10-09-2009, 11:52 AM
I am reading Dean Koontz's The Face. I was on strike from him for a few years but this book has been very interesting thus far.

Glory87
10-14-2009, 04:39 PM
Well, I finished:

Book of Joe
Go Down Together, the Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde
Perfection

And they were all pretty good. I got a little aggravated with the main character in Perfection, I just didn't get her reasoning some times.

I also read Notes From the Underwire (http://www.amazon.com/Notes-Underwire-Adventures-Awkward-Lovely/dp/1401322867/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255549103&sr=8-1) and it had some laugh out loud funny bits (some other bits I thought she was trying too hard). Apparently, the author has a blog, which I have to check out at some point.

mllek
10-14-2009, 09:36 PM
Did I see someone's going to read Jane Eyre? Yay! One of my all time favorites.

I'm reading SPARK. It's about the many ways exercise helps our brain function: mood, memory, menopause symtoms. Great stuff.

TheBunneh
10-14-2009, 10:25 PM
I've just started Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice.

dutchgirl
10-15-2009, 12:33 AM
Homeland: A Novel (http://www.amazon.com/Homeland-Novel-Barbara-Hambly/dp/0553805525/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254445662&sr=8-1) by Barbara Hambly. My favorite author. :D

Mine too! Haven't seen this one around yet, I'll have to hit the American Book Center before I go home from work tonight. Great!

L R K
10-15-2009, 03:33 PM
I am now reading Women by Chalres Bukwoski the follow-up to the Post Office.

cormandy62442
10-15-2009, 06:02 PM
I'm halfway through Vision in White by Nora Roberts

ANOther
10-19-2009, 12:21 PM
Last night, started Pipsqueak by Brian Wiprud

MariaS
10-19-2009, 01:56 PM
I just finished My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. An awesome book, gut wrenching but never syrupy sentimental. Loved it. Next up, one of my favorite authors; Tess Gerritsen, I have a couple waiting to be read - The Surgeon and The Sinner. I am also dipping into a new diet book of mine called the Abs Diet by David Zinczenko.

alinnell
10-19-2009, 03:12 PM
I just finished The Girl Who Played with Fire (http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Played-Fire/dp/0307269981/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255975798&sr=8-1) (excellent--better than the first) and picked up Fear the Worst (http://www.amazon.com/Fear-Worst-Novel-Linwood-Barclay/dp/0553807161/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255975897&sr=1-1) which is shaping up to be a good read.

lambchop
10-19-2009, 03:12 PM
Body Clutter

Unofficial Walt Disney World Guide 2010

(2nd just for the fun of it...I go often)

ohiofreespirit
10-19-2009, 04:11 PM
millennium falcon by James Maceno

funnycanadiangirl
10-19-2009, 09:10 PM
When I'm not reading the driest material known to man for my thesis, I started reading Lawrence Hill's "The Book of Negroes". I had my doubts, but it's incredible. It's one of the best books I've read in ages. I highly, highly recommend it. It's just beautiful.

When I'm done with that, and my thesis :book2:, it's the Winter of Our Discontent, because I love Steinbeck...

AmberShimmer
10-20-2009, 04:47 PM
This month, I have three books from the library. I have to read a Nora Roberts for light reading so this month it's Falling for Rachel/Convincing Alex from the Stanislaskis series. The other two I picked up are Chicken Soup for the Working Woman's Soul (I enjoy the little short stories) and Jhumpa Lahiri's Unaccustomed Earth. I loved her other two books and have so far read the first story in this book and loved it.

lizziep
10-21-2009, 04:00 AM
Storyteller by Amy Thompson - it's really good. It has the same sort of feeling as the alchemist, which I loved.

Feral
10-21-2009, 11:51 AM
I just finished A Touch Of Dead, the Sookie Stackhouse short stories. I feel like I may have wasted an hour or two of my life on that one.

I need to finish The Shack. That's probably next on my list... as well as a million others. I LOVE to read, but I have book ADD.

HaleyisLove
10-22-2009, 12:33 AM
I'm reading Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner. It's alright, but not nearly as good as Little Earthquakes or Good In Bed. Trying to decide what to read next, either Dune or Jane Eyre.

I finished Good in Bed earlier this month and started Certian Girls yesterday which is the sequel... I have also read The Guy not Chosen by Jennifer Weiner but I didnt like it as much.

I also read the Time Traveler's Wife this month and it was very confusing and made me cry...but in the end a lot of it comes together and it really is a good book....and very strange how someone could come up with all that.

DanaLou
10-22-2009, 12:37 AM
I'm reading Good in Bed by Jennifer Weiner... I'm almost done and it is really good..I like girly books based around horrible relationships and being fat...its perfect :)
That is one of my FAVORITES! I had her sign it via the mail back in the day when it first came out

DanaLou
10-22-2009, 12:39 AM
I'm reading Best Friends Forever, by Jennifer Weiner. It's alright, but not nearly as good as Little Earthquakes or Good In Bed. Trying to decide what to read next, either Dune or Jane Eyre.

I didnt enjoy that very much either. It was WAY too predictable.

DanaLou
10-22-2009, 12:43 AM
This month I have read (via audiobook but I still consider it reading. I like it even better because I am very auditory) The Lost Symbol (eh.) and I am halfway through The Shining (SOOOOOOOOOO good!) We are going on Halloween night at 11 to see The Shining in a old theatre. I just got my 2 new audible.com credits that I need to use.

Roisin Dubh
10-22-2009, 05:31 AM
I've just started "The American Future: A History" by Simon Schama.

He's a profoundly brilliant historian. I have his three "History of Britain" books and also the "Power of Art", both of which accompanied fabulous televison series.

Roisin Dubh
10-22-2009, 05:33 AM
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10-22-2009, 05:33 AM
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Grace C
10-22-2009, 05:07 PM
Im currently reading several books. One is just not enough hehe.
I just started Amen, Amen, Amen bu Abby Sher
others ive been reading include I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by i forget his name sry and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society that i got for my bday. All are good so far.

ANOther
10-27-2009, 12:46 PM
Now starting The Wheel of Darkness by Preston & Child (I love these guys, especially the Pendergast books of which this is one)

duckyyellowfeet
10-27-2009, 03:43 PM
My current reading list:
The Road: Cormac McCarthy
Frankenstein: Mary Shelly
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare
I'm a Stranger Here Myself: Bill Bryson
The Birth of Venus: Sarah Dunant

The first three are for classes, the second two are my "me" books. I'm pretty much always reading multiple books at once since I'm an English major...

alinnell
10-27-2009, 03:52 PM
I just started The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown, but I've heard really bad reviews on it from friends...

Glory87
10-27-2009, 04:41 PM
I finished Juliet Naked (http://www.amazon.com/Juliet-Naked-novel-Nick-Hornby/dp/1594488878/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256672218&sr=8-1) loved the first 2/3, hated the last part.

I also read Change in Altitude (http://www.amazon.com/Change-Altitude-Novel-Anita-Shreve/dp/0316020702/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256674249&sr=8-1) but really didn't like it. It meandered all around and the big conflict (below text is written in white, highlight the text to be spoiled or skip it!)

Married chick goes on an exhausting mountain climb, ends up in a hut with rats everywhere and falls asleep holding hands with her older, married landlord (her own husband is lying too far away to hold her hand). Both other spouses flip out and a horrible thing happens. Over hand holding. Under extenuating circumstances. Really. HANDHOLDING. This book is written set in the 60s, not Victorian England.

I tried to read the new Audrey Niffenegger (http://www.amazon.com/Her-Fearful-Symmetry-Audrey-Niffenegger/dp/1439165394/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256672278&sr=1-1) book, but I just couldn't get in to it. Which is a shame, since I adored Time Traveler's Wife.

Currently reading: Dark Places (http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Places-Novel-Gillian-Flynn/dp/0307341569/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256672335&sr=1-1). I'm about 100 pages in and LOVE IT.

On deck:

Await Your Reply (http://www.amazon.com/Await-Your-Reply-Dan-Chaon/dp/0345476026/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256672370&sr=1-1)

Schooled (http://www.amazon.com/Schooled-Anisha-Lakhani/dp/1401309968/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256672404&sr=1-3)

April & Oliver (http://www.amazon.com/April-Oliver-Novel-Tess-Callahan/dp/0446540595/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256672483&sr=1-1)

weezerloo
10-27-2009, 05:59 PM
I'm reading The Lightning Thief. Pretty good children's book. I'll have to go out and buy the rest of the series when I get paid.

alinnell
10-27-2009, 06:51 PM
That Dark Places looks good, I ordered a sample to be sent to my Kindle. I'd download the whole thing to Kindle right now, but DH is reading a book on it now.

WaterRat
10-27-2009, 07:22 PM
others ive been reading include I am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil and I Want to be Your Class President by i forget his name sry and the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society that i got for my bday. All are good so far.

I heard an interview with the author of the Genius book on NPR this past weekend, it sounds good. Loved The Guernsey Literary book.

I currently reading "Evil Heart" by Chelsea Cain, 3rd in a series. Good if you're into blood and gore/crime stories. :) I'm listening to "Whitethorn Woods" on CD in my car; and to a new J A Jance mystery on my MP3. I started "Echo in Bone," but as it was a library book with holds, I had to take it back. I decided I needed to reread the last one anyone as I was a little lost in a couple of references. So I have "Breath of Snow and Ashes" on CD to listen in my car next. Too many books, so little time. :lol:

Glory87
10-27-2009, 07:34 PM
I have Evil Heart on hold at the library. I'll have to add the Genius book!

lizziep
10-28-2009, 02:50 AM
The Bonesetters Daughter by Amy Tan, just started it. but i love her writing and expect this book will be no different!

TIARA
10-28-2009, 04:53 AM
I've just started Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice.

hmm i never knew it was based on a book ... i love the movie...

Lyndel
10-28-2009, 12:53 PM
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People

Glory87
10-28-2009, 04:14 PM
hmm i never knew it was based on a book ... i love the movie...

Then you are in luck, there are multiple books.

Interview with the Vampire
The Vampire Lestat
The Queen of the Damned (also was a movie)
The Tale of the body Thief
Memnoch the Devil
Vampire Armand
Blood and Gold
Merrick
Blackwood Farm
Blood Canticle

I am a little surprised that Anne Rice has fallen so under the radar. She was the Dan Brown of her day back in the late 80s. I was a huge fan of The Witching Hour.

Glory87
10-28-2009, 04:36 PM
Oh, and I finished Dark Places last night.

Wow. Definitely one of the best books I have read this year. It is unrelentingly dark and beautifully written, I found it compulsively readable. But damn, depressing. I would recommend to anyone that likes dark thrillers, but it was pretty disturbing on a lot of levels. The prose and descriptions were amazing though.

I was going to read Await Your Reply next, but after Dark Places, I'm going with something more cheerful for a follow up:

The Actor and the Housewife (http://www.amazon.com/Actor-Housewife-Novel-Shannon-Hale/dp/159691288X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256758747&sr=8-1)

theCandEs
10-28-2009, 08:23 PM
Just read Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder. It was very good. I liked it a lot!

lizziep
10-29-2009, 03:39 AM
Glory- Anne Rice became born again and now - and i quote "writes only for the Lord"

I never could get into her writing style. Stephen King either - his stories are great his writing is another thing.

Smiling_Sara
10-29-2009, 09:19 AM
Plum Spooky! Should finish it tonight

WaterRat
10-29-2009, 07:01 PM
I have Evil Heart on hold at the library. I'll have to add the Genius book!

Hmmm, finished Evil Heart last night - not sure I like the ending.... I heard the author - Chelsea Cain - speak at a conference last Oct. She is as strange as the books! Have you read the first two Glory? Oh, and the Genius book is a young adult level - just to let you know. :)

I just got Necessary as Blood by Deborah Crombie. I love her Inspector Kincaid series. (Brit police procedurals)