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    Default Currently reading list...

    just finished two extraordinary books (not for the faint hearted)

    Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    Those Who Save Us

    both novels about the holocaust, as seen through the eyes of a child (boy) and an adult who (mistakenly) thinks she is the child of a Nazi commander of a death camp.

    Compelling, heartbreaking, and well worth reading.



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    Crime and Punishment-on my Literati. I love using it, after I turned up my nose at the Kindles, etc. because I liked REAL books.
    They are so portable and so handy, and thousands of books at my fingertips.



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    Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
    Unseen Academicals -Terry Pratchett
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    Personally, I think the moderate use of shock collars in training humans should be allowed.



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    "Born to Believe"- God, Science and the Origin of Ordinary and Extraordinary Beliefs, by Andrew Newberg, MD and Mark Waldman.



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    Lords of Misrule- Jaimy Gordon
    The Tenth Circle- Jodi Picoult
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    Just finished Lord of Misrule yesterday.

    Now starting Last Train to Paradise by Les Standiford, and then Storm of the Century by Willis Drye - about the Florida Keys in the early 20th C, both used as research for The Cypress House by Michael Koryta.



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    Late Night Wars



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    I just finished The Omnivore's Dilemma, now I'm reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog and loving it.



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    The Zookeeper's Wife interesting but I'm having trouble with the writing style

    re-reading The Stand Uncut Edition....

    and Mansfield Park from Feedbooks.com

    HaHA! Made-est Thou Look!



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    A good friend got me the True Blood novels by Charlaine Harris - all of the books in the series that are the basis for True Blood, that is.

    Great reads - interesting, funny, and sci-fi-ish enough without being over the top.



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    Just finished Dragonsong by Anne McCaffery. The protagonist is 14 or 15, and obviously the book is about dragons. I liked it well enough but might not bother reading the 2nd and 3rd in the trilogy.

    For a holocaust book, I did not like The Boy with the Striped Pajamas as it was far too predictable. I would recommend instead The Book Thief which I just finished last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester's Mom View Post
    re-reading The Stand Uncut Edition....

    One of my all-time favs.

    Just picked up the new Ken Follet book "Fall of Giants" at Costco.
    ~Living the life I imagined~



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    Now reading The Help...



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    My flatmate and I are on a Jodi Piccoult kick at the moment...been swapping books so I'm working my way through some of hers. I'm reading Salem Falls and next on that list is My Sister's Keeper. My flatmate just finished Picture Perfect, which she loved, and The Song of the Humpback Whale (something like that), which she said was harder to get into.

    On my new kindle (love it!!!) I have downloaded all the free classics I used to love when I was little, and some I read in HS. I just finished A Little Princess (movie also available on Itunes for those who are interested, to rent or buy!), and am now on the What Katy Did series. Next is Treasure Island, then probably Jane Eyre.
    "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
    "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey



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    I'm reading Drood by Dan Simmons. I almost put it down when, in the beginning, the author wrote, "...even the carriage horses vomited from the smell." Horses can vomit?! Since when?

    Time #2 I almost put it down was when he said the woman's "...anxiety was literally tying her in knots." Literally, eh? How does the human body (besides contortionists) tie into knots?

    It's an all right book. I am now only reading it because it has SOME historic facts correct, and it revolves around Charles Dickens.
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    As in, the majikal butterfly-fahting gypsy vanners.



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    I was reading The Twelfth Imam. It was very strange. Too strange for me, and I rarely stop reading a book after the first several chapters.

    On to the next...just picked up a stack at the library.
    "We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." ~Immanuel Kant



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    Quote Originally Posted by FlightCheck View Post
    just finished two extraordinary books (not for the faint hearted)

    Boy in the Striped Pajamas
    Didn't realise this was a book! Watched the movie though; loved it, very powerful.

    Currently reading Still Procrastinating? Written by one of the top procrastination researchers in the world and very insightful and thought-provoking. And yes, I am a die-hard procrastinator, I'm even struggling not to procrastinate continuing to get through this book
    ....horses should be trained in such a way that they not only love their riders, but look forward to the time they are with them.
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    I'm re-reading one from my childhood - Harriet the Spy.

    Just finished two chick lit vampire books about Betsy Queen of the Vampires. Undead & Unwed and Undead and Unemployed by MaryJanice Davidson. Fun and light stuff although I was surprised at some of the racey language & sex!
    Delicious strawberry flavored death!



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    Just finished Freedom, working through Under The Dome (long-term project).

    Also just started Room, by Emma Donoghue.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Event4Life View Post
    My flatmate and I are on a Jodi Piccoult kick at the moment...been swapping books so I'm working my way through some of hers. I'm reading Salem Falls and next on that list is My Sister's Keeper. My flatmate just finished Picture Perfect, which she loved, and The Song of the Humpback Whale (something like that), which she said was harder to get into.

    On my new kindle (love it!!!) I have downloaded all the free classics I used to love when I was little, and some I read in HS. I just finished A Little Princess (movie also available on Itunes for those who are interested, to rent or buy!), and am now on the What Katy Did series. Next is Treasure Island, then probably Jane Eyre.
    I'm a huge Jodi Picoult fan and I highly reccommend the one I'm reading now- The Tenth Circle.
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