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Smiling_Sara
04-01-2010, 09:26 AM
Another month everyone! Please share what you are reading.

I have The Blind Side up next. Been meaning to read it before seeing the movie.


NiteNicole
04-01-2010, 10:04 AM
I'm reading You Suck by Christopher Moore but I've just realized it's a sequel to a book I read a LONG time ago so I'm going to leave off with this one and pick it up after I re-read the first one.

I'm also the last person to get around to reading Julie & Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julia Powell. I'm sorry I waited to so long.

artic123
04-01-2010, 10:34 AM
"Peony in Love" by Lisa See. An interesting Chinese ghost story. I will be reading "Shanghi Girls" next by the same author next.


CharlieBaby
04-01-2010, 10:38 AM
Out of Africa - Isak Dinesen - I've only ever seen the movie.

The Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs

Bitter is the New Black - Jen Lancaster

And I'd like to get my hands on a copy of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

redsox33
04-01-2010, 10:40 AM
Cruise Confidential

CanadianCutie
04-01-2010, 11:18 AM
Still reading The City & The City, but I only have my e-book on loan from the library for another day, so I'm going to have to finish the last 100 pages today. Next in store is Dark Places, and I have a couple "real" paperbacks to read once I'm done those two.

mom4life
04-01-2010, 11:39 AM
I'll be cruising this thread for a while. Been wanting to read something but not sure what. I did see Shanghai girl the other day, wondered how that was. With 3 little ones in toe its kinda hard to stop to read the cover page on the book. ;)

pinkalarmclock
04-01-2010, 11:48 AM
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut, still working on Hotel of Irrevocable Acts by Carl Watson, and about to start Emma by Jane Austen

ANOther
04-01-2010, 01:10 PM
Drop Shot by Harlan Coben

sotypical
04-01-2010, 01:14 PM
I am working on Codependent No More by Melody Beattie - might have to read this one twice - I think up next is the last Twilight Book (again). I would also like to finally read The End of Overeating - it's been sitting around for month!

1bighog
04-03-2010, 08:26 AM
I have a couple of more chapters left in The Blind Side. :)

MutableParadox
04-03-2010, 12:36 PM
A Storm of Swords - George R.R. Martin (3rd in a series A Song of Ice and Fire --Fantasy Genre little on the dark side)

rock182star03
04-04-2010, 09:21 PM
chelsea chelsea bang bang by chelsea handler and then little nuggets of wisdom by chuy bravo

i love chelsea handler so of course i have to read her books. she is hilarious!

after those 2 i have wicked, the notebook (even though i've already seen the movie i wanna read the book) and the wedding (also by nicholas sparks)

youthquaker
04-04-2010, 09:30 PM
On the Road by Jack Kerouac

patchworkpenguin
04-04-2010, 10:17 PM
Pretty Woman by Fern Michaels. I saw this on the thread about weightloss fiction. I'm about halfway through. I wish she had fleshed out the characters a bit more, they seem a tad cardboard, I don't get a good sense of them; they are just there.

ParadiseFalls
04-05-2010, 12:08 AM
I'm reading Stephen King's "Under the Dome" on my Kindle and Chuck Palahniuk's "Lullaby" via audio book. Both are great so far.

stacylambert
04-05-2010, 04:18 AM
Right now I'm reading the newest Vampire Diaries book. I started reading them because of the show, but I think this is one case where the book isn't better. The original four from the 90's were okay, but the two new ones have been a rough read.

Viking Girl
04-05-2010, 07:43 AM
I just finished reading "The Book of Negroes" by Lawrence Hill. Amazing book about the slave trade. Also, just finished "The Girls" by Lori Lansens; fictional autobiography of two sisters conjoined at the head. Funny but sad; inspirational.

Now starting in on Malcolm Gladwell's latest book "What the Dog Saw".

Viking Girl
04-05-2010, 07:48 AM
And I'd like to get my hands on a copy of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.


CharlieBaby "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is an awesome book...The sequel "The Girl Who Played with Fire" is even better. I can't wait until "The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest" comes out! So sad that Steig Larsson died before he could finish the series.

CanadianCutie
04-06-2010, 12:57 PM
Just finished with Dark Places, I liked it over all, but the ending didn't seem very strong. I'm reading The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks now. My boyfriend's mom handed me a stack of books to borrow when we were over there for Easter. I picked the right guy for many reasons, but it's just awesome that his mom works in a bookstore.

Alicia87
04-08-2010, 08:12 PM
Currently reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls and after that I'm going to read the new Jodi Picoult book, House Rules.

CanadianCutie
04-08-2010, 08:20 PM
I'm onto Dexter By Design now. After that I have a few lined up. I loved the first two Dexter books, wasn't too fond of the third, it seemed to me to go too far out of the realm of the first two, the fourth seems back on track though.

Clydegirl
04-08-2010, 08:51 PM
I'm reading Sarah's Key by Tatiana De Rosnay.

One you can't put down.

CanadianCutie
04-09-2010, 12:26 PM
I agree Clydegirl, I read Sarah's Key in like two days.

ANOther
04-10-2010, 02:19 PM
The Finishing School by Michelle Martinez

CanadianCutie
04-10-2010, 06:52 PM
Juggling 3 books at the moment. Just starting Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts, also reading The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Compete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks (Mel Brooks' son)

Onederchic
04-10-2010, 07:58 PM
I just started the 'Sword of Truth' series by Terry Goodkind (the TV show Legend of the Seeker is based on these books)

Ruthxxx
04-11-2010, 07:58 AM
Reading "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides, one of my book club selections. It's absolutely terrific! I am forcing myself to read it slowly.

Onederchic
04-11-2010, 02:07 PM
Juggling 3 books at the moment. Just starting Blood Brothers by Nora Roberts, also reading The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Compete Protection from the Living Dead by Max Brooks (Mel Brooks' son)


I have the zombie one but haven't read it yet. Let me know what you think about it when you finish it up, please ♥

bex
04-11-2010, 10:46 PM
I am currently reading Social Psychology by Floyd Allport. Have to write a 2000 word essay on it about its influence on the history of psychology. Its actually quite interesting.

CanadianCutie
04-12-2010, 12:27 AM
bex, you're a girl after my own heart. I love Psychology. I actually take Psych classes for fun at the local community college.

mygritsconfessions
04-12-2010, 12:33 AM
I am starting to read a book called Women, Food and God by Geneen Roth. Has had great reviews, and Oprah gave it high marks.........so we will see!

KatehSparrow
04-12-2010, 11:28 PM
Im listening to Angelology by Danielle Trussoni right now on audioboook and reading Paper Towns by John Green on my kindle. I follow John Green on youtube (he vlogs back and for with his brother--they are both very nerdy and hilarious) and I figured I would pick up one of his books out of curiosity and I have to say that it's just as funny as he is!

ANOther
04-17-2010, 02:01 PM
Tonight start The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen

love114
04-18-2010, 01:30 AM
I'm reading..wait for it...MY TEXTBOOKS:dizzy:

Cannot wait for my semester break when I can read some REAL literature...I love love looove reading, always have. Just counting down the days till I can pick up a good juicy story and get lost in it for hours:D

Song of Surly
04-18-2010, 01:06 PM
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut

Has got to be in my top ten favorite books. You'll love it.

Reading a few books for my classes, but my personal reading currenty is Ulysses - James Joyce. It's a bit of a monster, and I have a feeling that with papers coming up, it's going to be into June before I can finish it.

AzimuthRing
04-18-2010, 04:16 PM
Matter by Iain M. Banks

Pamb
04-19-2010, 09:52 AM
I am starting Women Food and God too, I read her (Geneen Roth) column in Good Housekeeping magazine and like her style, I have not read any of her others. Pam

CanadianCutie
04-19-2010, 03:00 PM
Still working my way through The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks and The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks, but also started Shutter Island on my Sony Reader (easier to read at night with that and a book light when boyfriend is sleeping).

AmyLynn76
04-20-2010, 07:41 AM
Right now I'm reading Lipstick and Blood by John Kearney. Not sure what's next on the list yet.

Alicia87
04-20-2010, 11:59 AM
I've finished the other books and am now onto The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold, The Pact by Jodi Picoult is my next read. Right now it's mostly textbook reading though. Finals start May 3!!

Glory87
04-20-2010, 04:18 PM
I finished Sarah's Key (loved the flashback stuff, didn't like the story line set in the present). I've also read a rash of non fiction recently including Cleaving which I HATED. You can check out my current list here:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1035707?shelf=read

If anyone's on Good Reads, please use the link to add me as a friend!

FrouFrou
04-20-2010, 04:49 PM
Olive Kitteridge...so far, so good. After that I plan to start the Little House on The Prairie series...been meaning to reread those for quite sometime.

icandoallthings6613
04-27-2010, 06:33 PM
So I know it's a bit late in April to throw out what I'm reading, but some of what you guys are reading is so great (I love Breakfast of Champions, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and reallly, really want to read Ulysses) that I had to post what I've been up to reading-wise. I'm in the midst of rereading Shakespeare's King Lear, and just launched into Willa Cather's My Antonia, and Selected Poems by H.D..

dustcatcher
04-27-2010, 09:31 PM
I just read "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls

SalaamDementia
04-28-2010, 11:38 AM
I've buried myself in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. I've burned through 3 of the seven books in the series in about 2 days. I've got a thing for violence and vampires. Vampires that don't sparkle.

ANOther
04-28-2010, 11:46 AM
Shadow of Power by Steve Martini

CanadianCutie
04-28-2010, 01:21 PM
I've got a thing for violence and vampires. Vampires that don't sparkle.

This made me LOL. I'm the same way.

icandoallthings6613
04-28-2010, 04:33 PM
I've buried myself in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward. I've burned through 3 of the seven books in the series in about 2 days. I've got a thing for violence and vampires. Vampires that don't sparkle.

Cheers to that!!

Eumie
04-28-2010, 09:01 PM
Reading "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides, one of my book club selections. It's absolutely terrific! I am forcing myself to read it slowly.

One of the very best in contemporary literature, imo.

Alicia87
04-30-2010, 08:47 PM
I just read "The Glass Castle" by Jeannette Walls

I have that book but haven't gotten a chance to read it yet. Did you like it?