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Smiling_Sara
12-01-2011, 09:02 AM
Happy Dec 1st everyone! Please share what you are reading.

I just started last night Saving Max (http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Max-Antoinette-van-Heugten/dp/0778329631/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322748133&sr=8-1)


ShesLosingIt
12-01-2011, 10:02 AM
I'm reading A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin and just finished Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.

KG123
12-01-2011, 11:00 AM
I just started reading the Game of Thrones series AGAIN. :queen:

Just finished Stephen King's new book. It was really good...the only thing I didn't like is that the end seemed too short...if that makes sense! :book2:


rachaelm
12-01-2011, 11:04 AM
I just started reading the Game of Thrones series AGAIN. :queen:

Just finished Stephen King's new book. It was really good...the only thing I didn't like is that the end seemed too short...if that makes sense! :book2:

I just finished 11/22/63 too! I enjoyed it, but I'm a total SK nut. And I'm rereading the Thrones books for the third time. LOL Obviously we like the same kinds of books. Any suggestions for a new series?

LSUgal
12-01-2011, 12:17 PM
I'm reading A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin and just finished Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.

I just finished Mindy Kaling's book as well. So cute, super fast read...maybe a one nighter?

I started reading Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. So far, so good, but I can tell it may take a while to really get into it.

iatejen
12-01-2011, 02:46 PM
I finished Hunger Games yesterday (after it had been sitting around my house for months waiting for my teenager to pick it up and read it). Went out this morning and picked up the other two books in the series. So, I'll be starting Chasing Fire tonight.

I have purposely skipped over the whole "young adult" genre because I thought they would bore me. But, after so many great reviews and suggestions from my friends for Hunger Games, I thought "what the heck?" Boy, did I prove myself wrong - I'm hooked.

sensualappeal
12-01-2011, 05:23 PM
I'm halfway done with "Is Everyone Hanging out without me?" by Mindy Kaling and I think it's hilarious and a light-hearted read.

To follow when I'm done with that (not to mention reading tons of materials for finals) I have the book Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill and Imagination First by Eric Liu.

theox
12-01-2011, 07:25 PM
I've still got school stuff to get done, but later this month I'll probably finish The Grapes of Wrath and a book on dealing with ADHD. I also plan on reading The Lords of Discipline.

Scarlett
12-01-2011, 08:04 PM
I'm into the song of Ice and Fire series too. I finished "A Game of Thrones" and am now about 600 pages into "A Clash of Kings."

I really like the story I just have a difficult time reading much more than 100 pages a day. I'd say it's semi-easy reading but not quite a page turner. After 100 pages I start mixing people up. Therefore it's taking me awhile to work though the books. I got "A Clash of Kings" and "A Storm of Swords" from the library (after some time on the waiting list) and they are both due back 12/15. So I need to get reading ;).

I made a new year's resolution last year to read 50 books in 2011. I've only finished 41 thus far. Considering this, it probably wasn't a great idea to start a series of 900 page books. But I'm hooked now so it's too late. I'll just have to find some short teen books or books I can finish quickly to "get my numbers" by the 1st. I never said they need to be 50 Pulitzer prize winners.

Recommendations for short/quick reads would be appreciated.

alinnell
12-02-2011, 11:46 AM
I'm about half way through V is for Vengeance.

I tried reading Game of Thrones and couldn't get into it. Is it that good?

alinnell
12-03-2011, 06:41 PM
Reader Alert!!!! Did you know that Barnes & Noble is giving you a FREE $10 gift card for every $100 in gift cards you buy? Gee, even if you go buy a gift card or two for yourself, you get the bonus! I just bought 5 $100 gift cards to give to nieces and friends' kids for Christmas and got 5 $10 gift cards for myself! Bonus!

Glory87
12-03-2011, 09:15 PM
Nice :)

As far as GOT goes, I loved the first one and liked each successive book less and less and didn't even read the last one.

I just finished reading The Last Blind Date (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Blind-Date-Linda-Yellin/dp/1451625898/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322964889&sr=1-1). It was very good, very funny.

mystyblue85
12-03-2011, 09:27 PM
I'm finishing "Wicked" (cant remember the author, but the book is AWESOME) and I'm also reading Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut. I'll be reading the second book in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series when I'm done with the 2 i'm reading now and my kindle has about 10 books waiting for me and I've got a few other books lying around that I havent gotten to. I'm waiting to read a few more books before I get to SK's 11-22-63 (I read him all the time and I know that I will breeze thru it, so I'm kinda making myself wait for it. like a xmas gift lol) Maybe when I hit the 25lbs mark, I'll treat myself to the SK book

mystyblue85
12-03-2011, 09:29 PM
Oh, and I'll definitely be reading "Hunger Games" since everyone is raving about it. Thanks for sharing!

billthecat
12-03-2011, 10:49 PM
The HELP. I love the book so far and can't believe how much fun it is and what a shocker. I was born in 65 so for me what happened during my parents time is a shocker. I am glad i live now. I am now thinking i will buy the "girl with the dragon tatoo" seems to be a good book.;)

billthecat
12-03-2011, 10:50 PM
I'm finishing "Wicked" (cant remember the author, but the book is AWESOME) and I'm also reading Slaughterhouse-5 by Kurt Vonnegut. I'll be reading the second book in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series when I'm done with the 2 i'm reading now and my kindle has about 10 books waiting for me and I've got a few other books lying around that I havent gotten to. I'm waiting to read a few more books before I get to SK's 11-22-63 (I read him all the time and I know that I will breeze thru it, so I'm kinda making myself wait for it. like a xmas gift lol) Maybe when I hit the 25lbs mark, I'll treat myself to the SK book

I have seen "Wicked" and thought about buying it but never did. I might just do that since you seemed to enjoy it. Thanks.:D

Glory87
12-04-2011, 02:05 PM
The HELP. I love the book so far and can't believe how much fun it is and what a shocker. I was born in 65 so for me what happened during my parents time is a shocker. I am glad i live now. I am now thinking i will buy the "girl with the dragon tatoo" seems to be a good book.;)

I really struggled with Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Everyone kept raving about it, but I thought it started out sooooo sloooowwww. I stuck with it but it didnt get interested until 200 pages or so! I'm definitely glad I checked it out of the library and didn't buy it.

jules1216
12-04-2011, 02:09 PM
almost finished Keeper of the Lost Causes...it's hard to put down...Boy in the Suitcase is next

http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-Lost-Causes-Jussi-Adler-Olsen/dp/0525952489/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323025710&sr=8-1
http://www.amazon.com/Boy-Suitcase-Lene-Kaaberbol/dp/156947981X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323025816&sr=1-1

Rapunzel
12-04-2011, 04:02 PM
I'm reading A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin and just finished Is Everybody Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling.

I just started this! You've read the first two, right? I read the series many years ago and since he just came out with A Dance with Dragons I thought I'd read the whole series again.

Rapunzel
12-04-2011, 04:08 PM
I just finished 11/22/63 too! I enjoyed it, but I'm a total SK nut. And I'm rereading the Thrones books for the third time. LOL Obviously we like the same kinds of books. Any suggestions for a new series?

Have you read any of Robin Hobb's stuff? I loved her Farseer Trilogy, Liveship Traders Trilogy, and Tawny Man Trilogy. I disliked the Soldier Son Trilogy, but am greatly looking forward to her Rain Wilds Chronicles.

CanadianCutie
12-04-2011, 04:55 PM
I'm reading Horns by Joe Hill, just here and there before I go to sleep. I'm not enjoying it as much as his first novel. I don't have as much to read as I normally do, as I am crocheting a blanket for my fiance's niece for Christmas, and I need to get working on it so I can buy more yarn if I need to for it before I head to the US.

kandi25
12-04-2011, 05:03 PM
I Just started the "Hunger Games". It's been sitting on my bookshelf since August. I bought the trilogy with my Chapters gift card because everywhere I went, the "Hunger Games" was front and center on store displays. So I bought it. I read like two pages and I thought it looked boring....
Then about two weeks ago I saw the trailer for the movie and it looked great! So I just had to finish the newest House of Night book "destined" and the Jacee Dugaurd book "A Stolen Life" and now I get to real the "Hunger Games"!!!!

ANOther
12-07-2011, 07:56 PM
When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State, by Tim Dorsey

jules1216
12-09-2011, 10:19 AM
When Elves Attack: A Joyous Christmas Greeting from the Criminal Nutbars of the Sunshine State, by Tim Dorsey

My son is a Tim Dorsey fanatic...is this a new one...

theCandEs
12-09-2011, 02:18 PM
I'm also reading The Help. I know it was really big over the summer, but I'm behind the times, I guess. I did finish A Game of Thrones, finally!! It was good, but not as good as I thought it should be, given the hype. Anyway, I'm also done with The Hunger Games, which I really liked. I am hoping for the next two for my birthday tomorrow. *crosses fingers*

rachaelm
12-09-2011, 02:35 PM
I just reread the Hunger Games trilogy, because y'all kept mentioning it.

I'm rereading Game of Thrones too.

Today is my birthday, & I'm hoping for some barnesandnoble.com gift cards so I can buy a new series!!

ANOther
12-09-2011, 08:42 PM
My son is a Tim Dorsey fanatic...is this a new one...

As far as I know; I haven't read any of his other books (yet). I notice it takes place in and around Tampa, and mentions Pasco County and the town of Lutz. I have cousins who grew up there

Gogirl008
12-09-2011, 09:26 PM
Started a new book last night and I can't even remember the name of it! But I do have Game of Thrones on the wait list at the library. Looking forward to that one. Recently finished Mockingjay, 3rd in the Hunger Games trilogy. It wasn't AS good as the first 2, but still glad I read it.

helwa588
12-09-2011, 10:59 PM
Well I just got finished reading the help. Excellent book! Now Im reading a book called The Ice cream girls. Saw at the bookshop so decided to buy it.

FrouFrou
12-10-2011, 12:08 AM
Finally finished U is for Undertow and started and finished Explosive Eighteen am now on, and hope to finish this weekend...The Gift of an Ordinary Day by Katrina Kenison.

MedChick87
12-12-2011, 12:32 PM
Finished Game of Thrones last month and loved it, so I went out and bought Clash of Kings, which I'm currently working on. So far, I don't love it, but I'll finish it and then make a decision about the 3rd one.

I'm also reading The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey. It's kind of a horror Stephen King/Mary Shelley type young adult novel. I believe it's the first of a trilogy. Really good so far!

ANOther
12-13-2011, 12:17 PM
Finished: When Elves Attack (rather raunchy and druggie, consider this a warning for those for whom raunchy and druggie is not their bag).

Starting: The Christmas Train by David Baldacci

Glory87
12-13-2011, 04:25 PM
Here's my up to date list:
http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/1035707?order=d&shelf=read&sort=date_read

Notably, I read: A Thousand Lives: The Untold Story of Hope, Deception, and Survival at Jonestown (http://www.amazon.com/Thousand-Lives-Deception-Survival-Jonestown/dp/1416596399/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323811508&sr=8-1). It was an excellent book but deeply disturbing. There was plenty of signs Jim Jones was a wacko with a murderous God complex, yet nearly a thousand people followed him to South America and their eventual deaths.

On a more cheerful note, I liked The Last Blind Date (http://www.amazon.com/Last-Blind-Date-Linda-Yellin/dp/1451625898/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1323811617&sr=1-1). It was charming.

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Riestrella
12-14-2011, 02:54 PM
Here's my Goodreads profile, just recently updated it! (]http://www.goodreads.com/review/list/4823692-sian-w?page=1&shelf=read&sort=title[/url)

I just finished One Day, it was such a wonderful book I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a good romance novel. I'm currently reading Slaughterhouse-Five, got a pile of books I need to get through!

ANOther
12-20-2011, 07:02 PM
Starting: The Fat Man: A Tale of North Pole Noir by Ken Harmon
That should take me up to or past Christmas, then on deck I have The Joyous Season by Patrick Dennis

Prism21
12-22-2011, 11:30 PM
I'm reading A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin.

I loved Game of Thrones and read it super fast. It took me a while to get through A Clash of Kings. I'm hoping that this one grabs me like Book 1 did.

CanadianCutie
12-23-2011, 08:46 AM
I'm reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, it's the first book in The Kingkiller series, and I have a tough time putting it down. I actually have to hide it to make sure I get in my crocheting time, to be sure the blanket I am making is done by Christmas.

alinnell
12-23-2011, 08:54 AM
I'm reading A Dog Named Slugger which is about a service dog to a girl with cerebral palsy. It seems to be a fast read. Good, but not the greatest thing I've read. I can't wait for DH to finish the Steve Jobs bio so I can read it.

Prism21
12-25-2011, 08:29 PM
This sounds good! I've added it to my list.


I'm reading The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss, it's the first book in The Kingkiller series, and I have a tough time putting it down. I actually have to hide it to make sure I get in my crocheting time, to be sure the blanket I am making is done by Christmas.