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Old 04-01-2012, 04:56 PM   #1  
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Happy April everyone! Please share what you are reading this month.

I have just started Pretty in Plaid By Jen Lancaster

Very funny so far.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:39 PM   #2  
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Just finished 'Animal, Vegetable, Miracle'. www.animalvegetablemiracle.com

Still reading IQ 84.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:52 PM   #3  
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Just started Game of Thrones, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna like it.
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Just finished The Hunger Games (all three books).

Am reading Metamaus, which is Art Spiegelman's retrospective on his Maus books and Lawrence Beesley's Titanic book (he was one of only a handful of men in Second Class to survive). I thought that the latter was timely. I am taking Team of Rivals -- Doris Kearns Goodwin's Lincoln book -- to NYC with me this week when my grandfather has surgery.
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:54 AM   #5  
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"The Alchemy of Stone" by Ekaterina Sedaris. It's going to take me a while to get into it b/c I've got grad school work due soon, but, I've read the first chapter and love it so far. Vivid, lyrical, unexpected. It's told from the perspective of a clockwork doll.
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Just started Game of Thrones, but I'm not sure if I'm gonna like it.
I wanted to like it but couldn't get into it at all. Never finished it.

I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey. Now I know why they call it Mommy Porn. It's way over the top and quite unbelievable but interesting enough to want to finish it and perhaps get the next two books to complete the trilogy. Not sure if I can share with DH though!
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Subbing.

I'm actually just wrapping up Jane Eyre (thought it was a good time for a classic!) and I'm looking for a new book to start!
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Rose Madder and getting ready to start The Night Circus and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. Might read Catching Fire and Mockingjay over again as well.
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Okay, Finished 50 Shades of Grey. I'm still not sure if I'll get the other two books or not. In the mean time, I have new Jonathan Kellerman and Harlan Coben books to read.

I also read Guts by Kristen Johnston. Interesting, funny, fast read.
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I just started reading "American Tabloid" by James Ellroy; totally different than stuff I normally read, but I heard a review of it on NPR so I thought I'd try it out. It's taking me awhile to get used to the diction, it is very odd!
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I tried 50 Shades of Grey because of the hype, but I didn't find it very well written and maybe I'm square, but a dude who wants to hurt a girl for kicks is not romantic

I'm reading "The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick DeWitt simply because of this review I read LOL :

“A gorgeous, wise, riveting work of, among other things, cowboy noir…Honestly, I can’t recall ever being this fond of a pair of psychopaths.”
—David Wroblewski, New York Times bestselling author of The Story of Edgar Sawtelle
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Rose Madder
I read that when I was younger, I remember skipping a dozen pages because it got boring, than really good! I forget the ending tho.

I'm re-read "Why men love *****es" by Sherry Argov.
I also have on the go "I got your number" by Sophie Kinsella it's really cute so far, but unfortunately haven't had time to finish it or even get half way through. I think since I now have a weekend off I'll make time to relax and read.
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:41 PM   #13  
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I finished The Girl Who Played With Fire last night, and will be starting The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest this evening. Which I expect to finish by noon tomorrow, lol. No idea what I'll read next.
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I actually just finished a new book that came out last week. It's called "Escape from camp 14" - a true story about a man who was born in a North Korean gulag and escaped in 2005.

Fantastic book - highly recommended.
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I've set aside Game of Thrones for the time being (can't get into it) and started reading Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank. It's a quick, funny read and most definitely a page turner. I didn't want to put it down when it was time for me to go to bed! Probably gonna finish it up tonight.
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