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What are you reading now?

We had this awhile back but it got buried. I thought with all the new faces we could start a new thread too. Sooooo what are you reading now. Go ahead and update as you start a new book Smile

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Right now I'm about 80% finished with Song of Susannah, the 6th of 7 books in Steven King's Gunslinger series.

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I am reading Kiss Me Like A Stranger by Gene Wilder.

I need to start all over again with the Gunslinger books. It's been ages since I read them.

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Just started Watchers by Dean Koontz

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"A People's History of the United States" by Howard Zinn. So far, I'm liking it, but it's going slow. Next is "Prodigal Summer" by Barbara Kingsolver.

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Just started the last Gunslinger book, "The Dark Tower". It is 813 pages, so not sure I'll be posting a new book soon!

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Just finished Belly Laughs by jenny McCarthy. I really liked it.

Still reading Ella Enchanted.

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I'm working (ever so slowly) on Dragonfly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon. It is the second book in her outlander series. I started and finished Baby Laughs by Jenny McCarthy on the weekend, it was great!

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"The Bonesetter's Daughter" by Amy Tan. It's actually quite hilarious. Especially the part where the 12 year old thinks she can get PG by sitting in a man's pee. ROFL

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I just love Amy Tan. I have read The Joy Luck Club about a kazillion times. I read her latest... Saving Fish From Drowning. It was great. A bit different from her other books.

Did you know she is in a band with Stephen King, Dave Barry and some other folks?

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MLP Smile

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"vwsista" wrote:

I just love Amy Tan. I have read The Joy Luck Club about a kazillion times. I read her latest... Saving Fish From Drowning. It was great. A bit different from her other books.

Did you know she is in a band with Stephen King, Dave Barry and some other folks?

Neat! And that book was very good. A quick "listen"... Lol I read via audio books on the way to work, which is about 1 hour each way, so I get about 2 hours of reading in each day!

New audio book: East of Eden by John Steinbeck.

Interesting so far. But I'm only on chapter 6.

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I have never listened to an audio book. Well, unless you count the ones I get for my kiddos from the library. Wink I've always wanted to, though. That sucks that you have such a long commute but very cool that you get some listening time in.

I read this book by Amy Tan. The name escapes me now but it was auto-biographical. She said that when she reads a book she has to finish it all in one sitting. If she falls asleep or gets interupted she has to start all over again! Could you imagine? I'm a quick reader but not that quick! She doesn't have kids though... that'd makes a difference in reading time for sure!

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"Icebound" by Dean Koontz

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I just finished re-reading The Davinci Code. It was the illustrated edition, so all they places and painting they talk about are in the book.

I liked the book, but am interested in knowing how much is factual and how much is complete BS (aka artistic license)

Janel

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I am reading 'Tis by Frank McCourt. It is a continuation of his life story following Angela's Ashes...loving it so far!!

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omg Angela's Ashes is soooooo sad! i can't believe there is more to the story! is it just as dismal?

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betzi...in the next book Frank McCourt continues his story as he leaves Ireland to come to New York City to work so he can send money home to his mother. The things that have been happening to him so far have been a bit unfortunate, but he manages to tell his story in a humorous way. I don't know why but he makes me laugh.

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I'm reading Night by Elie Wiesel. Very very sad.

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Now I'm reading Two Lives by Vikram Seth. It's amazing!

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I am reading My Sister's Keeper. I just finished Angels & Demons.

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oh i looooved Angels and Demons! great book, and *dare i say it* even better than the DaVinci Code (MHO of course).

Several ppl here have read My Sister's Keeper...man, maybe i should pick this one up and see what all the fuss is about!

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I have started and stopped DaVinici Code about 3 times b/c I could just NOT get into it.

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OOH I loved them both!

Still on Icebound here.. DETERMINED to finish it tomorrow, so boring, just need to be done!

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Currently reading Amy & Isabelle by Elizabeth Strout . . . I think it was a bestseller several years ago and I've had it sitting on my book shelf for several years. That's one of my downfalls . . . I am such a book junkie, I love to go to the book store and buy books and I've collected so many I haven't read yet that it takes me sometimes a year or 2 to get to one I bought. Anyhow, I'm not that far into it so I can't tell yet if I'm going to like it or not.

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"KMcDonald" wrote:

I'm reading Night by Elie Wiesel. Very very sad.

sad but good? or no?

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I read "Night" two books ago. I thought it was very good and would recommend it. It is very sad though.

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good to know.. thxI will add it to my list to check out. thx

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just finished Delories Clariborne (sp) by Stephan King, took my less then 1 week.

Now reading "Thinner" by him

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"MichaelMakaosMom" wrote:

just finished Delories Clariborne (sp) by Stephan King, took my less then 1 week.

Now reading "Thinner" by him

I used to be a huge Stephen King fan (I haven't read his stuff in years though). Delores Claiborne and Thinner are definitely two of his better works IMO.

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whew. YAY good to know!

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Oh yes, those are both great Stephen King books!

And yes, Night is sad but very good.

Right now I'm reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See. I really like it so far.

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Night is good as I remember it, I had to read it in high school.

For those that like Amy Tan , have you read The Kitchen God's Wife. Is Bonesetters Daughter more like that or Joyluck, I was not a fan of Joyluck.

I am currently reading Blue HIghways, William Least Heat-Moon-really liking it, but I prefer Riverhorse. Before that I was reading We Were the Mulvaneys which I loved. So glad I found this space I love talking about books. I definately plan to get in on the next book for the book club.

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Sole Survivor by Dean Koontz

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Plain Truth by Jodi Piccoult

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I just started Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell- our bonus selection for the month!

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I love reading, and thought I would join in.
Currently I am reading "Being Committed" by Anna Maxted.

I would suggest "I don't Know How She Does it" to all moms.
GINA

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"KMcDonald" wrote:

I just started Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell- our bonus selection for the month!

How was that book? I picked it up at the library and returned it the next day. For some reason, I couldn't get into it and it didn't flow well for me.

Right now I am reading London Bridges by James Patterson. I go through phases when I read several of his books at one time then I don't read any of his books for a few years. I finished his Big Bad Wolf the other day and read two other ones of his last week.

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Just found you all.. I love love to read.

I am reading

The Thistle and The Rose by Jean Plaidy

take care
robyn

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[I would suggest "I don't Know How She Does it" to all moms.
GINA[/quote]

Gina-
I love this book. gave it to a friend to read who also loved it.. I am gonna have to get another copy to keep on the shelf

take care
robyn

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I'm currently reading:

1) The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
2) The Jealous House by Clarence Kelland
3) Cyclops by Clive Cussler
4) Disobedience by Jane Hamilton

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wow a those at once? WOW!

Finished Sole Survivor (good)
Finished The secret Life of Bees (GOOD BOOK!!)

Now reading book 1 of the Dark Tower series by King-- "Gunslinger"

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"caligula06" wrote:

I'm currently reading:

1) The Hippopotamus Pool by Elizabeth Peters
2) The Jealous House by Clarence Kelland
3) Cyclops by Clive Cussler
4) Disobedience by Jane Hamilton

I've finished The Hippopotamus Pool. I'm still reading the other three along with Colour.

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"MichaelMakaosMom" wrote:

wow a those at once? WOW!

Yup. Each book is in a different location. I'm reading Disobedience upstairs. I'm reading The Jealous House when it's my turn to give DS a bath. Cyclops is in my purse and Colour is my just-before-bed book.

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couldn't do the Gunslinger ones

Read Ellen Foster (Oprah bookclub)
now reading The Mermaid Chair

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Read Kite Runner, Night and now on The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith!

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I just finished The Good Earth and The Life of Pi. Both were excellent. Next on my list is The Magician's Assisstant. The first few chapters were pretty good.

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oops also read Dancing in the Dark..

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I'm just starting "Learning Curves" by Gemma Townley.

I just finished reading "I do (but I don't" and "I Did(but I wouldn't again)" both by Cara Lockwood.

Very cute chick-lit books Smile

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Erin. -- i read "i do (but i don't)" last year and loved it. i can't wait to read "i did (but i wouldn't again)". If you like those books i wanted to recomend the three books Emily Giffin. they are so great and "something borrowed" and "something blue" really have nothing to do with weddings. Her new book "baby proof" (which i have not rea yet) is supposed to be awesome.
I am currently reading "Beach Road" by James Patterson. So far it's really good.

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I've read the 1st 2 by Emily Giffin...they were great. I'm having the hardest time getting into Baby proof. I don't think it's as good as the other 2.

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