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What is everyone reading?

Currently I am reading book 2 of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series
" The Girl Who Played With Fire" Steig Larrson

It's good .. just as good as Dragon Tattoo.

I saw the movie and we just rented the Swedish version last weekend too.. also very well done.

I just finished The Scottish Prisioner by Diana Gabladon... huge fan and have read all her stuff so this was fantastic as well.

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Right now I'm not reading anything. I just finished Gabladon's book as well Kelly, LOVE her! I also read the Quinn/Eve/Bonnie series by Johansen...now I'm looking for something new. I downloaded what was supposed to be a free preview for the hunger series, but it only gives you the index before it asks for money...not sure I'd like it so I haven't been willing to pay for it...and it pissed me off the the free "preview" was the index. My parents recently read and recommend the Scottish vet series by Patrick Taylor, so I might try that out....supposed to be fun and relaxing. Suggestions?
Nicole

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Fools Rush In

a free book on my nook

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Recently finished The Dovekeepers. Best.book.ever. It took several pages for me to get into it, but then I was totally hooked. It's categorized as historical fiction I think, which I like anyway. I never read books again, ever, but this one I'd totally read again.

This is the description:

In 70 C.E., nine hundred Jews held out for months against armies of Romans on Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. According to the ancient historian Josephus, two women and five children survived. Based on this tragic and iconic event, Hoffman’s novel is a spellbinding tale of four extraordinarily bold, resourceful, and sensuous women, each of whom has come to Masada by a different path. Yael’s mother died in childbirth, and her father, an expert assassin, never forgave her for that death. Revka, a village baker’s wife, watched the horrifically brutal murder of her daughter by Roman soldiers; she brings to Masada her young grandsons, rendered mute by what they have witnessed. Aziza is a warrior’s daughter, raised as a boy, a fearless rider and an expert marksman who finds passion with a fellow soldier. Shirah, born in Alexandria, is wise in the ways of ancient magic and medicine, a woman with uncanny insight and power.

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I am reading Slash's autobiography that he "wrote" with Anthony Bozza. Good read, if you are in love with GNR and old school rock n roll like I am Smile

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I am reading Follett's Fall of Giants.

I loved the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series, it was fast-paced.

I tried very hard to get into the Outlander series but quit after 500 pages. I just couldn't get into it.

A favourite recent read of mine: The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters. EXCELLENT!

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Pregnancy.org, that's my reading. I wouldn't have time for here if I picked up a book. Wink

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Karina is the Little Stranger the one you said stuck with you a while? I've got a gift card burning a hole in my pocket, been trying to figure out another book to buy lol! I don't like series books, otherwise it sounds like those are really popular right now!

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Yes, Julie - it was so engrossing I bought a copy (I had borrowed it from a friend) and joined an online chat group to discuss it - I had burning questions!!! I ended up getting a hardcover copy signed by the author for $8 - I don't have a clue why, this book did very well. DH is reading it now...he reads slower than me because he falls asleep faster, lol - but he is really enjoying it. I read every night, up to an hour and a half, it is my "me time" that I look forward to all day, lol.

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I'll get it then!! That's how I was with Dovekeepers, I looked forward to kid bedtime, did a few things and then dove in...and stayed up too late several nights lol! I love when a book is so good you actually think about it during the day and want to get back to it!

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Karina I have tried to read Folletts Fall Of Giants 3 times! I loved his other work but I just can't get into it.. maybe I will try again.

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I really like the era it takes place in, which helps. But it is like holding a Kleenex box in bed, the thing is huge, and it really is like three books in one...the Russian Revolution, the First World War from the English perspective, and from the German point of view...you could separate it out and still have three really good reads, lol. He is easy to read once you get going, his style is not particularly literary, but his historical detail is incredible.

Anybody like Connie Willis?Try To Say Nothing of the Dog.

Another top favourite: The House at Riverton by Kate Morton.

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I'm almost done reading The Room. It's pretty good. Someone on here recommended it so I picked it up. It's taken me a long time to finish though...not because it was boring, just because I never get a chance to read. Boo hoo. :o

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Jules..I'm taking her word on The Dovekeeper's. I just cannot get into it. I'm finally at the part where they find King Herod's fortress. I'm waiting for them to kill everyone else off...I'm guessing that is when it gets good?

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Karina - LOL at giving up after 500 pages!! You stuck with it for a long time!!

I re-read all the Harry Potters since just before Xmas. I think they're just amazing adventure stories!! Can't wait 'til I can start reading them to Miles.

Nicole - I read the first and half of the second Hunger Games. The first one was pretty good, but I obviously lost interest, lol.

Miles's preschool has a parent bookclub so I just read Taking Back Childhood by Nancy Carlsson-Paige (Matt Damon's Mom!). It's an okay parenting book. A little preachy for my liking but many of them are.

Now, I'm onto school reading: Television and the American Family, Adventures in the Unknown Interior of America, A Walk in the Woods (I like Bill Bryson if you're into travel literature at all). I know, try not to be jealous of these fascinating reads.

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Deb, I think the reason I like Dovekeepers so much is because I really like historical fiction. I got into it probably shortly after the beginning where Yael was taken care of by the other young girl....so way before the point where you are lol! It's definitely a book that could be hard to get into, but I'm much more into books that are set far in the past than anything current....I hope you end up liking it, but if not there's always another lol!

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Am reading Game of Thrones because we LOVED the series last year and I want to try to read the second book before the next season starts in April. Loving the book just as much. They did an amazing job with it.

Edit: Am also reading Mind in the Making by Ellen Galinsky. She just did a talk at Alanis's preschool. She's done extensive research on children's learning and has suggestions for developing 7 crucial skills. Just started it so don't know much yet but looks promising.

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I'm about to start Sing You Home. I've heard great things about The Hunger Games series as well.

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I haven't been reading as much fiction of late. I starting Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series acouple months ago but I'm really more focused on my birthy books right now. I'm reading "When Baby Brings the Blues" by Dr. Ariel Dalfen which is about ppd. Then Ive got some new books lined up after that. "The Heart in the Womb" and "The Midwife" and "Thinking Woman's Guide to a Better Birth" which I've read before but want to read again. Anyway that's probably all very boring to the rest of you lol

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I'm currently reading Chelsea, Chelsea Bang Bang, by Chelsea Handler. Funniest book I've ever read. Very raunchy, so it's not for everyone. lol

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Emily, I am a huge Harry Potter fan too. I have been reading them out loud to the boys before bed for about a year and a half now, lol. We are half way through book five, and Anna is now old enough to pretend to join in sometimes, lol.

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I'm reading Cupcake. A free book on my kindle. It's a short book and a quick read. Very fluffy. Before that I read The Grimm Curse. Another freebie, quick read. Over Christmas break I read 19 minutes by jodi Picoult and The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks. I'm not usually into novels so much, but they were both really good.

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Jordan...have you been watching her new tv show? We love Chelsea...we saw her at a comedy club down here a few years ago...hilarious...raunchy...but so hilarious

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I just got thru with the Johannsan series too....All of the books.

I need to find something else to start.....harry potter has lots of books to keep me entertained...