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Old 02-02-2009, 10:32 PM   #61
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Can you tell I really like to read? :lol
I've given up all TV, and given up crocheting (well, when we got cats, it really worked out better to not even attempt to crochet...)
so now it's just the paying job that gets in the way of my reading.
I guess the reading gets in the way of the exercising.
and I steal from sleep time for reading, but that only can go on for so long before you pay a price.

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
YA speculative fiction.

17 year old Jenna wakes up after being in a coma over a year. she doesn't remember her family, or herself, or her past. she gathers facts, assembles clues to try to figure out her identity.
this is set at some time in the future. it raises biological and ethical questions. it's a book about the lengths a parent will go to to protect a child.

I stayed awake much too late last night finishing this book. it's really compelling.
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Old 02-02-2009, 10:52 PM   #62
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Heather- I never really pop in this thread much but something told me to check it out tonight and I gotta say- I am reading Charlaine Harris's all together dead. I began reading her series about 3 years ago when client of mine turned me on to them after telling her I liked the Laurell K Hamilton Anita Blake series... I really like the Sookie series- they are just fun light reads! Hope you enjoy them!!!
As for the show, I wasn't impressed... I only saw one episode late last year though and probably didn't give it a fair chance!(and I don't have HBO here at home so I probably would consider watching more if it didn't cost me!)
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Old 02-04-2009, 11:49 AM   #63
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I finished The Friday Night Knitting Club yesterday. It took a turn I didn't expect. I liked it overall. I am going to see if I can get the sequel from the library.
I started The Trouble With Joe today. it is a Emilie Richards book. Loved Prospect Street so much by this author! Hoping this is the same!
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:15 PM   #64
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Jen, wasn't that twist at the end something! I really didn't expect it. As for Knitting Two, I enjoyed it but it was slow in the beginning. It took me awhile to get into.
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Jen, wasn't that twist at the end something! I really didn't expect it. As for Knitting Two, I enjoyed it but it was slow in the beginning. It took me awhile to get into.
I'm not sure I liked the ending!! I can see where it is leading in part 2 now however. I'll give it a try.
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Old 02-04-2009, 03:32 PM   #66
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Jenski, I've got my fingers crossed for The Trouble With Joe! I really loved Prospect Street too. Fill us in when you finish it!

rebel, you really are a fast reader! I'm very impressed! : I feel so slow somedays. It just depends on how I'm feeling and how much time I have.

I'm still working my way through Goodbye Ms. Chips. Almost done, though I did finish America. I'm absolutely LOVING Change of Heart and was so excited to realize that I figured out what really happened about halfway through the book and was right! It's fascinating.

Artemis, do you think the behavioral book is available in the U.S.? Sounds right up my alley...
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:24 PM   #67
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I am just starting James Patterson's The Final Warning. I also bought Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand. Anyone read either?

I am more of an escapist reader -- I don't like most true to life books.

Jen -- Friday Night Knitting Club was fantastic. It was the book I read in the hospital when my mother died and I will never forget it. I didn't even know there was a Knitting Two!!!

And I read all 4 of the Twilight Series
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Old 02-04-2009, 04:25 PM   #68
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Jenn, I am with you! I don't like most true to life books either. I like the sappy, happy ending types! :-)
I think I read that James Patterson one... or did I? I'll have to look that up, I LOVE him!!
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I just finished the entire Twilight Saga Friday. That includes the 264 pages online of Twilight Sun. I loved it and am so sad I am done reading it. *sniff I can't wait until the next one comes out. Yesterday I started a new Nora Roberts book Captivated.
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Mel- I read the 4 completed books but am refusing to read online because I want to read the finished product! I love the twilight series!!!
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Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass.
middle grade fiction.
Three very different teenagers are thrown together for a few days leading up to a total solar eclipse. They all come out of the experience changed (and for the better.)
For me, it didn't seem authentic. It just didn't ring true, though I loved the first 75-80% of the book.
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Beachgal, sorry I only just saw this question. The book is definitely available in the US - it's written by an American therapist his name is William J Knaus and followed after his name are the letters ED. D. He is referred to as a 'doctor' in the book in the peer reviews but I'm not sure if he's actually an MD. If that makes sense! I'm not clued up on American medical qualifications.
It's a great book. You can get it at Amazon.
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Old 02-05-2009, 12:57 PM   #73
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I'm reading Niagara Falls by Joyce Carol Oates. Really enjoying it. A friend of mine sent it to me because she know I frequently go to Niagara Falls especially stopping at the wineries. Has anyone else read it? I didn't think I would enjoy it but the storyline immediately grabbed my interest.
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:16 PM   #74
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I am currently making my way through Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire. I'm about 3/4 the way through and am really enjoying it. (I freakin LOVE the Wizard of Oz...I collect oz christmas ornaments...oh the shame.)

Not sure after that, might dig out an old romance novel I haven't opened in a while!
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Jenny, there are actually two books that come after Wicked (and, of course, the musical, too...). I love his books (Confessions of An Ugly Stepsister is another of his). BTW, where does your name (ElusiveKoolaid) come from? It's interesting!

I'm an escapist, too, but I don't really like gore or major thrillers, so Patterson isn't for me. His "sappy" fiction didn't do much for me, either. That's a shame, because so many people I know love his books!

I finished Goodbye, Ms. Chips and found it very satisfying, although one end was left loose at the end and it bugged me.

I'm currently working on The Story of Edgar Sawtelle. It's a bit odd. So far I'm getting a little bit of an impression that the editor should have cut more out--it's an excessively long book and there seems to be a lot more detail than there needs to be. We'll see. The story is interesting, at least, though the prologue was awfully disturbing. It's the book we're doing next month in my book club.
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