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    Thanks so much!

    I actually wasn't planning to let her read the Twilight series until after she turned 13, mainly because of Breaking Dawn, but she borrowed Twilight from a friend. She was 1/2 way through it before we even realized she was reading it. Dh and I let her go ahead and read books 1-3, and then she had to wait until over the summer to read BD.

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    I finished the Mortal Instruments book. The last one is more violent, but that is expected with the plot. Don't want to give too much away, though, since you'll be reading it. But I still think a 13-year-old could handle it. It is different than Twilight, but I would say on par with the violence/sexiness. As for my opinion, I enjoyed the series. The last book was action packed and never felt slow to me at all. I think you'll enjoy the series.

    The story about your daughter reminds me a bit of myself, although I was a bit more willfully disobedient. At 15 my parents felt that Stephen King's IT was too scary for me, and told me not to read it. So I snuck it anyway and read it on the bus to and from school, lol. I'm not such a fan of the horror books anymore, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OntarioGal View Post
    I finished the Mortal Instruments book. The last one is more violent, but that is expected with the plot. Don't want to give too much away, though, since you'll be reading it. But I still think a 13-year-old could handle it. It is different than Twilight, but I would say on par with the violence/sexiness. As for my opinion, I enjoyed the series. The last book was action packed and never felt slow to me at all. I think you'll enjoy the series.

    The story about your daughter reminds me a bit of myself, although I was a bit more willfully disobedient. At 15 my parents felt that Stephen King's IT was too scary for me, and told me not to read it. So I snuck it anyway and read it on the bus to and from school, lol. I'm not such a fan of the horror books anymore, though.
    I went ahead and downloaded both of them last night for her, so she'll listen to those on audio. Hopefully she likes that format. I had 5 credits at Audible and wasn't sure what to use them on. Since I'm getting ready to cancel my subscription (to save money) I wanted to go ahead and use them, since you lose them if you don't. The violence I'm not terribly concerned about, it was more the sex stuff. Sounds like she'll really like it, she loves a quick moving, action packed book!

    She's a very willful child, and sneaky too. It ends up getting her in way more trouble than necessary. I was kind of one of those "d*mn the consequences" types too, so she gets it honest.

    I also downloaded: The Innocent Traitor, Anne of Green Gables, and The Hunger Games. Saw several of you rave about that series, figured she could listen to that one too, as well as AoGG.

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    Kelly - - congrats on the new baby! She's a cutie for sure. I love the name Cora too. I hope she's the type of baby to give you lots of reading time! Hee hee. Well, at least I can say, if you plan to nurse it can be a great time to read. I am on maternity leave now (we get a full year in Canada) and am nursing, so I am getting lots of reading done while I feed my 4-month-old. Maybe the first while is not the easiest for reading though, so I will understand if we don't see you much for the next little while. All the best to you!!
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    Thanks Stephanie! So far I've not had a lot of time for reading. We are back at the hospital for her to have phototherapy though, so I did bring the Weiner book and my MP3 with audio books on it. Since I only get to hold her when she's being fed, I figured it might be a decent time to read. So far though I'm having to watch to make sure she keeps her little glasses on. She's very fidgety and keeps pushing them to the side.

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    Finished two more of my list books. Finally got through A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and although it was a long (and often SLOW) haul, it was worth it in the end. Also finished Life of Pi. I knew nothing of the book other than it was popular and well-respected. It was gruesome in parts, but I really really liked it. I recommend it for sure.

    Starting on Water for Elephants now. Will probably start something else too, as I tend to read two books at once.
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    I fele like I'm stalling on my main list, which always happens. There are so many on it that I'm waiting to get from the library, but I'm the 3rd or 4th in line for them. And of course then they all come at once! And my AL is primarily books that are still unreleased so I can't do much there. I did read the Morganville Vampire series because a friend asked me to read it (screen it) before she let her daughter read it. And I just finished the first two Percy Jackson and the Olympian books. Not sure what to read next while I wait.
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    I've just noticed that most of what I'm reading is actually on my alternate list.

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    I thought I'd revisit this thread since I'm having a similar dilemma. When I created my TBR list - I was just getting back into reading and I've since created an alternate list that I just posted today . Now all the books I *really* want to read are on my alternate list and I almost feel a little guilty for abandoning my TBR list.

    On another note - I did end up purchasing a Kindle earlier than I expected. I got an unexpected bonus from work and I got myself the Kindle and the rest will go towards new sod for the front yard and a shed for out back. I needed to get something exciting with that money, right It will be delivered tomorrow and I'm trying to decide what should be the first thing I read on it. Any ideas?
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    Enjoy your kindle! Warning - its very addictive.

    I've loved everything I've read by Maria Rachel Hooley. All her books are $.99 or $1.00 on kindle.
    Books on The Knob is a pretty good site to find free books. Karen updates her site daily.

    If you are interested in Wicked Lovely, there's a free edition being released on kindle on 4/6. Its currently listed as a pre-order for $.99, but it should change to free some time soon.

    here's another blog listing free books Online Novels
    (I LOVE finding free books, can you tell? LOL)
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