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    Kelly I had to laugh about your heading to the kids' section in the library. I admit I am guilty of that too - - even worse because I hide it: I put all the YA books I want on hold so they get them for me, and I just have to pick them up and sign them out. I've even been right there at the library, and rather than go get the book from the YA section that I remembered I wanted, I went home, put it on hold, and picked it up the next time. I told myself that I had plenty to read - - which I did - - but I know that I could have easily just picked it up, LOL! Ya, I definitely need to bring my kids to go get those books too!

    I am glad to hear about A Thousand Splendid Suns as well, because I found The Kite Reader tough to read, and I don't want to read something similar to it again. So I have shied away from A Thousand Splendid Suns. But I feel more interested in it now!

    Starryblue, I know what you mean about Edward, lol. I also loved Breaking Dawn the best. Haven't read the Sookie series yet, although I've seen the first couple of seasons of True Blood and enjoy it.
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    Glad to know I'm not the only one who feels a little odd heading to the YA section!

    A Thousand Splendid Suns, was still a difficult read. The hardships and brutality the women faced at the hands of their husband was hard to read about. However, I felt compelled to see how their story played out, I think because there was always this sense of hope that things would improve for them. What turned me off of the Kite Runner was the incident with the young boy, after that I just didn't want to read anymore. Some things in books are just like that for me. I started the prologue of Skeletons at the Feast, which is by one of my fave authors, and there was an image, barely even a sentence long, and I just haven't been able to pick it back up.


    The world would be better if there were plenty of Edwards to go around! I always felt a little torn though between Jacob and Edward, up until Breaking Dawn of course.

    That just made me think ... As far as favorite characters. I LOVED Adrian Ivashkov in the Vampire Academy series. He was a fairly minor character in the scheme of things, but oh so yummy! I could just hear him say, "“Hey, little dhampir."

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    Ya, that incident in The Kite Runner was awful. It was tough to finish. Hearing there is some hope in the other one is good. I found The Kite Runner lacked that; even the end was rather hopeless I thought.
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    What are your favourite books:

    1. Of the year? (so anything read so far in 2011) The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder by Rebecca Wells

    2. Within the last couple years? Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

    3. Of all time? Pretense is this one as well.

    4. Favourite series? The YaYa books by Rebecca Wells

    5. Favourite book from within a series? (may be, but doesn't have to be, from your favourite series) Dark Angel by VC Andrews from the Casteel series

    6. Favourite Non-Fiction? eh, I don't read very much NF. Maybe The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding

    7. Favourite Genres? just general fiction usually

    8. Favourite Children's books? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    9. Favourite Adaption of a Book to a Movie? Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood. It's different, but still a favorite

    10. Favourite character? Troy Tatterton from Dark Angel
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    1. Favourite books to read over and over again. Pretense by Lori Wick, The Casteel Series by VC Andrews and the Ya-Ya books by Rebecca Wells. I have read all of these many times!


    2. Books you didn't expect to love - - but you did! Um, really nothing because i don't ever read books that I don't expect to love. lol. Maybe the Homecoming books by Orson Scott Card though. DH wanted me to read those and I was leary but have read them a few times now.


    3. Favourite guilty pleasure books - - the ones you get made fun of for reading but still loved! Probably VC Andrews books

    4. Book you are currently the most tempted to buy Umm, things by authors I have already read before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gaidinsgirl View Post
    1. Favourite books to read over and over again. Pretense by Lori Wick, The Casteel Series by VC Andrews and the Ya-Ya books by Rebecca Wells. I have read all of these many times!


    2. Books you didn't expect to love - - but you did! Um, really nothing because i don't ever read books that I don't expect to love. lol. Maybe the Homecoming books by Orson Scott Card though. DH wanted me to read those and I was leary but have read them a few times now.


    3. Favourite guilty pleasure books - - the ones you get made fun of for reading but still loved! Probably VC Andrews books

    4. Book you are currently the most tempted to buy Umm, things by authors I have already read before.

    My husband isn't really a reader, but he does enjoy Orson Scott Card, and convinced my daughter and I to read Ender's Game. I liked it, though haven't read anything more by him. My DD really enjoyed it, and has started reading more of his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finzmom4 View Post
    My husband isn't really a reader, but he does enjoy Orson Scott Card, and convinced my daughter and I to read Ender's Game. I liked it, though haven't read anything more by him. My DD really enjoyed it, and has started reading more of his stuff.
    Enders Game is my husbands favorite book. It is good. I have read 8 or 9 by him all together and I have enjoyed them all.
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    I read Ender's Game last year. It was quite good. Lol at your husbands liking it so much, since mine does too! My hubby told me that the rest of the series is quite different from Ender's Game, but also quite good. I haven't continued with the series at this point either. Too much to read, lol!
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    It's late but I wanted to chime in on a couple of things here:

    LOVE Princess Bride! I had my daughter read the book this summer and she loved it.
    Good adaptation from book to movie, for sure.

    9. Favourite Adaption of a Book to a Movie?

    And The Princess Bride is a fantastic movie. The humour was very well done. Mandy Patinkin is the best, lol.



    Also, I really enjoyed Pope Joan, too. And Ella Minnow Pea. Such a clever book.

    10. Favourite character?

    Pope Joan was a fascinating character, especially since she could have been a real person! (Great book, highly recommended.) Another book you HAVE to read! I loved Ella in Ella Minnow Pea.

    Now it's time for bed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finzmom4 View Post
    Glad to know I'm not the only one who feels a little odd heading to the YA section!


    The world would be better if there were plenty of Edwards to go around! I always felt a little torn though between Jacob and Edward, up until Breaking Dawn of course.

    That just made me think ... As far as favorite characters. I LOVED Adrian Ivashkov in the Vampire Academy series. He was a fairly minor character in the scheme of things, but oh so yummy! I could just hear him say, "“Hey, little dhampir."
    Our library has the YA section in with the childrens picture books where I have to go anyway to get DS books. I go check out the kids dvds and while there look through the YA books. I grabbed some by an old favourite author (Melina Marchetta) a few weeks back.

    Totally agree on Adrian Ivashkov, I have such a nice mental picture of him, and I am an Edward fan too. Though movie Jacob is some nice eye candy
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