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Smiling_Sara
12-01-2010, 09:32 AM
Welcome to December!! Another month of great reads. Tell us all what you are reading?

I am still working on Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult


jar1965
12-01-2010, 09:44 AM
Hi Born To Fly!! How is Handle With Care?

I'm reading Angry Fat Girls, by Frances Kuffel. It's not doing anything for me, I've read better.

Jeanne

Smiling_Sara
12-01-2010, 09:51 AM
Hi Born To Fly!! How is Handle With Care?

I'm reading Angry Fat Girls, by Frances Kuffel. It's not doing anything for me, I've read better.

Jeanne


so far, it is quite good. Just don't have the time I wanted to read it. Gotta get on that listening to books wagon. :)


jigglefree
12-01-2010, 11:52 AM
I'm doing a reread of EW Kenyon's The Power of Your Words.

Onederchic
12-01-2010, 04:17 PM
The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir and A History of the American People by Paul Johnson

ANOther
12-01-2010, 08:31 PM
Still on **** for the Holidays; on deck Six Geese a-Slaying by Donna Andrews

just keep swimming
12-01-2010, 10:58 PM
Ooh, Jodi Picoult is so my guilty pleasure. I read Handle with Care recently. I'm curious to know what you think when you've finished, BornToFly. I liked Keeping Faith and My Sister's Keeper; wasn't such a fan of Harvesting the Heart or Change of Heart.

I'm currently re-reading the Chronicles of Narnia. I'm just about to start The Horse and His Boy.

FrouFrou
12-01-2010, 11:43 PM
Fahrenheit 451...Ray Bradbury

gardenerjoy
12-02-2010, 07:25 PM
Hi, everyone! I'd like to join you.

I'm reading the second of Nora Roberts recent Bride Quartet, Bed of Roses. I wish I had the third on deck but my local bookstore has run out.

On the nonfiction side, I'm reading Appetite for Profit by Michele Simon.

KawaiiCandie
12-03-2010, 03:00 AM
hey, i'm a geek and am currently reading the latest Wheel of Times book (The Towers of Midnight) that just came out. it's like carrying a freakin dictionary around, but it's pretty good! ;)

i'm gonna need some new material once i'm done!! i'm all out of books to read!

FrouFrou
12-03-2010, 09:10 PM
Skipping Christmas...John Grisham

spixiet
12-03-2010, 09:59 PM
Just starting - Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex by Mary Roach (so far interesting and often hilarious, I think I'm going to have to read more of her books)

Also, rereading Harry Potter book 7 and just finishing up The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson (nonfiction about the Chicago World's Fair regarding politics, architects, and a serial killer - I found it incredibly interesting since I knew nothing about the topic, although the ending seems anti-climactic)

Looking forward to reading "Born to Run," "Along Came a Spider," and "The Age of Wonder."

Overall, I'm apparently on a non-fiction kick :D

gardenerjoy
12-04-2010, 11:18 AM
I finished Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines our Health and How to Fight Back by Michele Simon. It's disturbing and discouraging, but has made me determined to share more about my efforts in various ways as something of a counterbalance to the commercialism of food and to do more in general to support the Slow Food movement.

Next up on the nonfiction front, I'm going to look through a cookbook I heard about on Splendid Table called Pure Simple Cooking by Diana Henry.

On the fiction side, I finished Bed of Roses by Nora Roberts (fun!) and have moved on to a YA novel called The Safe-Keeper's Secret by Sharon Shinn -- so far I'm loving the fantasy world that she has created.

FrouFrou
12-05-2010, 03:51 AM
Cross Fire...James Patterson

CanadianCutie
12-06-2010, 11:36 PM
Looking For Alaska by John Green. I will most certainly be getting more of his books.

shelle58704
12-09-2010, 01:34 AM
I just finished Children of Amarid by David B. Coe, and now I'm reading another of his; The Outlanders.

lizziep
12-09-2010, 02:10 AM
working on the third sevenwaters book by juliette marrilier, number five is coming out and i'm gonna be ready for it when i get it on xmas. and if hubby knows what's good for him, it'll be under that tree. haha.

ANOther
12-14-2010, 07:40 PM
A Wee Christmas Homicide by Kaitlyn Dunnett

CanadianCutie
12-17-2010, 01:20 PM
I'm about 100 pages into Alice I Have Been, about the girl who inspired Alice in Wonderland. It's an interesting book, but a little unnerving too. I knew the back story a bit from a Children's Lit class I took in college.

Miss Blue
12-17-2010, 02:39 PM
At the moment I'm rereading the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. But I quite like Tess Gerritsen's books too, my mum has just finished reading some of her books so will be starting on that pile next.

vdander24
12-17-2010, 04:27 PM
I am just starting Emporor's Tomb, by Steve Berry. I have read everything else he has written, and like the Cotton Malone Series.

I also just finished the last book in Richelle Mead's Vampire academy. I really like her protaganists.

I am also still trying to get through David Baldacci's Deliver Us from Evil. It is kind of choppy, though so I keep getting distracted.

ANOther
12-17-2010, 09:23 PM
I quite like Tess Gerritsen's books too

Have you read The Bone Garden? I read that earlier this year

LadyKnight1
12-20-2010, 05:39 PM
I am reading the following:
1. The Darkest Pleasure by Gena Showalter
2. Eat This and Live! by Dr. Don Colbert

Next is Belladonna by Ann Bishop

sunny2017
12-21-2010, 03:48 AM
I love Jodi Picoult!!! And I've read Fahrenheit 451 :) It was pretty good. I wrote a paper on it my senior year. In honor of Christmas I am reading A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I am in the middle of Eragon by Christopher Paolini and yes, I do read multiple books at the same time lol

Jonesie
12-21-2010, 08:31 AM
Im rereading The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins before I pass it on to my cousin to read. Its a great book, I get so drawn in.

Jonesie
12-21-2010, 08:34 AM
And can I say Ive gotten a lot of good books for my "Soon to be reading List" from you ladies, thanks.

ANOther
12-21-2010, 05:36 PM
Holiday Grind by Cleo Coyle

cheryl126
12-21-2010, 06:20 PM
I just finished It Happened in Boston by Russell Greenan. It was really interesting, funny, and maybe bizarre, but beautifully written and has the best first line, "Lately I have come to feel that the pigeons are spying on me."

Today I started the Book Thief. I've been meaning to get to it for a while, but I have a huge stack of books to read since I joined paperbackswap.com and traded all of my old books for new ones:)

Smiling_Sara
12-22-2010, 10:01 AM
I'm reading a book called "For Women Only what you need to know about the inner lives of men" by Shaunti Feldhahn,.

Interesting so far.

CanadianCutie
12-22-2010, 02:01 PM
I am having a very tough time deciding which book to read next. I have so many here lined up. I have Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (YA fiction, it was recommended in a vlog I watch), Paper Towns by John Green (the vlogger that suggested Anna), A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, books 2 and 3 in the Outlander series, and Pillars of the Earth. As well some others on my reader. Decisions, decisions.

Amadeus
12-22-2010, 06:44 PM
I'm reading "Little Women." So far I really like it.

CanadianCutie
12-23-2010, 12:20 PM
I decided on Anna and the French Kiss, and I had a hard time putting it down last night. I could have easily stayed up all night reading it.

alinnell
12-23-2010, 02:52 PM
I'm about half-way through The Fall of Giants (http://www.amazon.com/Fall-Giants-Century-Trilogy-Follett/dp/0525951652/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293130276&sr=8-1) by Ken Follett. While not as interesting as his cathedral books, I am enjoying this quite a bit.

youthquaker
12-25-2010, 03:25 AM
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. I started in July >.< I have no time at all =[

Eruanna
12-25-2010, 05:53 AM
I'm reading Into the Wilderness by Sara Donati. I was recommended the author by a friend - loving it so far :)

deetermined2
12-26-2010, 12:04 AM
Is Anna and the French Kiss appropriate to use in a school setting for a ninth grade student or would it be too explicit in spots?

CanadianCutie
12-26-2010, 12:44 PM
Is Anna and the French Kiss appropriate to use in a school setting for a ninth grade student or would it be too explicit in spots?

It has some mature themes (Ill parent, some swearing), but so far nothing as far as graphic sex scenes. I still have about 100 pages left. I should finish it tonight. I will make another post tomorrow if there's any scene of that type.
So far it's very innocent, the mixed signals of "does he like me, doesn't he" type thing. It kind of feels like the Judy Blume book Forever, minus the sex.

Clydegirl
12-26-2010, 06:35 PM
I'm reading "Girl with The Dragon Tattoo".

Got it in my stocking.

A7X
12-26-2010, 11:40 PM
I love to read Historical Romance. I just finished reading 'The Viscount Who Loved Me' by Julia Quinn. It was great! I am going to read 'Pride and Prejudice' now. I saw the movie on TV and I knew it was originally a book so I wanted to read it right away because the movie looked great.

deetermined2
12-27-2010, 02:04 AM
Thank you, CanadianCutie,

I appreciate your help. I'm always trying to find books that teens will enjoy reading.

One of my students is currently reading The Hunger Games, which I recommend.

FrouFrou
12-28-2010, 11:29 AM
The Transformation of Things...Jillian Cantor

Ruthxxx
12-28-2010, 11:48 AM
Two history books about queens - Cleopatra and We Two which is about Victoria and Albert who seems like a boring control freak!

My book club selection for January is The Ice Castle - really not sure of the title but it looks interesting.

CanadianCutie
12-28-2010, 12:30 PM
I seem to be on a run of excellent novels. My fiance's family got me a novel as part of my Christmas gift from them. The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. It is fabulous. I stayed up two hours past bedtime last night because I couldn't put it down. It was only with very heavy eyelids that I finally forced myself to put it aside and cuddle up to my sweetie. As for the final look at Anna and the French Kiss, I stay with my thoughts of it being suitable for the 9th grade readers.

MiZTaCCen
12-28-2010, 01:10 PM
Currently and pretty much almost done a book called "gangs in canada" by Jeff Pearce it's kind of interesting (a good time killer at work).

bliss
12-28-2010, 05:39 PM
I'm reading Hoda by Hoda Kotb right now and have Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff, Busy Body by MC Beaton, and Star Island by Carl Hiaasen waiting. So glad that Christmas is pretty much over so I can get back to reading. I was too busy making things to sell online to be able to read.

Hope this new year's a great one for all of us!

rachinma
12-28-2010, 06:06 PM
I'm reading *Quicksilver* by Neal Stephenson. It's very hard to get through, but I love everything else I've ever written by him, so I'm plugging along.

rachinma
12-28-2010, 06:08 PM
I just finished It Happened in Boston by Russell Greenan. It was really interesting, funny, and maybe bizarre, but beautifully written and has the best first line, "Lately I have come to feel that the pigeons are spying on me."
I feel like that all the time. Rats with wings.

No shortage of pigeons in Boston...

rachinma
12-28-2010, 06:11 PM
I'm reading Hoda by Hoda Kotb right now and have Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff, Busy Body by MC Beaton, and Star Island by Carl Hiaasen waiting. So glad that Christmas is pretty much over so I can get back to reading. I was too busy making things to sell online to be able to read.
Star Island is great. I heart Carl Hiaasen.

GreenTeaYum
12-28-2010, 07:06 PM
I've been reading Allies and Enemies: How the World Depends on Bacteria, by Anne Maczulak for the past couple of weeks. It was a free download on Amazon for my Kindle. It's really interesting. I must admit, it's a bit dry and reads like a textbook, but I will never think of bacteria the same way- oddly enough, I think it's help me overcome my germophobia. :)

gloo
12-28-2010, 11:55 PM
One Day by David Nicholls which I absolutely adore.

Last great read before this was Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield (who also wrote Love is a Mix Tape, which I recommend to everyone I meet.) Love, love, love this guy and his writing is bittersweet and beautiful.

ANOther
12-31-2010, 11:58 AM
Diamond in the Ruff by Emily Carmichael. I must be into dogs because on deck is The Lost Dogs, the story of Michael Vick's pit bulls and where they are now

GabrielleEmersyn
01-02-2011, 06:21 PM
I know it's not December anymore, but I'm (still) reading The Queens Fool, by Phillipa Gregory