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If I may make some Hoffman suggestions: "Here On Earth", "Seventh Heaven", and "The River King" are unbelievable. So good. "Practical Magic" was also good (better than the movie, of course).

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I was wondering if "Practical Magic" was the same as the movie when I saw it on her list of works.

I'll definitely give those a go if my library has them!!

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I just finished She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb a few days ago. The second time I've read it - the first time was about 8 years ago. I really loved this book!! I think I have to add it to my list of all time faves.

I am now working on Roots by Alex Haley. Always wanted to read it but I think it was out of print for a long time. It's back now because it's the 30th anniversary of the TV miniseries. The book is hefty at 899 pages, but it's very very good so far and hard to put down. I'm a little over 100 pages into it already.
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Posted: 12 Jun 2007 04:26 Post subject:

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I just finished Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and LOVED IT! Couldn't put it down. I HIGHLY recommend this book!
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Posted: 12 Jun 2007 12:05 Post subject:

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Hi-thi is my first time posting in here although I've lurjked a few times.

I'm currently reading "The measure of a man" by Sidney Poitier. It's okay so far.

Just finished:

All Souls - loved this book but very very sad
Step Ball Change- okay
Secret Lives of Bee's - love it!
Kite Runner- loved it
My sister's keeper- loved it

I'm just about to start a thousand splendid Suns. I can;t wait to read this!

I also CANNOT wait for Deathly Hallows. I'm a HUGE Harry potter fan and get stuck debating on the "clues" alot more than I should!

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I read Lovely Bones a few years ago and did not like it at all.

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Posted: 12 Jun 2007 15:17 Post subject:

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I couldn't stand Kite Runner. I thought the plot was interesting, but the book was SO badly written. I hope the movie is at least good.

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Hope you don't mind I started a new thread Smile

Everyone can carry on where you left off....

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I liked both Lovely Bones and My Sisters Keeper

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Copied my post from the other thread & added to

I'm so glad to know I wasn't the only one who didn't care for The Kite Runner. I only got about halfway through it, before putting it down and starting another book.

I keep thinking I'll check out The Lovely Bones, but never do. It really seems like one of those books that you either just love or hate.

Lisa,

I've had She's Come Undone, sitting here for a couple years now, guess I should give it a try.

I started Roots when I was teaching. I got about 100 pages in, and was really enjoying it, but just didn't have the time for it.

I just checked out

The River King -- Alice Hoffman
Baby Proof -- Emily Griffin
If You Lived Here -- Dana Sachs
The Ghost Orchid -- Carol Goodman

I started in on If You Lived Here last night and think I will really enjoy it. The author is from NC, and the story is set in Wilmington, NC. I'm familiar with a lot of the landmarks she's mentioned so far, and I always appreciate that in a book. One of the reasons I enjoy Nick Sparks so much.

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Right now, I'm reading The Last Days of Dogtown, by Anita Diament. It's nowhere near as good as The Red Tent, but it's not horrible, either. It's very character-heavy and not so big on action. It was slow to get started, too. But now I'm very into it and interested in seeing where everyone ends up.

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I am now reading 2 books at once as they both came into the library at the same time and I have one waiting in the wings due on Sat. that can't be renewed so I am reading:

19 Minutes

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Intention by Wayne Dyer

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I am reading THE LONG WALK by Stephen King, just put that one aside (which I NEVER do) to read THE ROAD (our bookclub selection) since it just came in and can't be renewed. I got the large print edition, it is 176 pages and I read 100 yesterday, so I hope to finish today, return it and get back to my first book.

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HI I'm new and just found this place. I was lurking around. I am reading The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundage. A very good read. I like a good suspense thriller.

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See Jenn - I promised you it would be a quick read!

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Just finished James Rollins' "Sandstorm" (I've become addicted to 'Davinci Code-ish types of books - though my fav is 'Angels and Demons')

Also is the process of reading Barack Obama's "Dreams from my Father".

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Just Finished "If You Lived Here" by Dana Sachs, and really enjoyed it.

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Just finished Nineteen Minutes and ...wow - if you want a good recommendation - I recommend it by Jodi Piccoult

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Ooohh I loved 19 Minutes too!

I had to stop reading The Road, it was just so depressing to me.

I'm reading The River King by Alice Hoffman, and so far I'm really enjoying it!

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I am now reading The Pact by Jodi Piccoult - kind of depressing and maybe too soon after Nineteen Minutes - but I like this author alot. Thanks for the recommendation will put the Alice Hoffman book on my list Smile

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I just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns and it was soooooo good! It made me cry and I think only one other book has done that...highly recommended!!!

I also loved The Kite Runner...does anyone who liked these books have any suggestions on what to read next? I'll probably be heading to the library tomorrow.

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The River King is great, I haven't wanted to put it down!

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Just started The Double Bind byChris Bohjalian

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I also just finished reading A Thousand Splendid Suns. Great book. I didn't think I could get so angry while reading a book. I mean, I've read things that made me mad before (how someone is treated, etc) but I was so mad that I had to actually stop reading for a little bit.

There was also some crying in there too Wink

Anyways, I'm on to Next by Michael Crichton.

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I'm new but I'm about half way through Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld.

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I'm reading:

The River Why by David James Duncan~loved his The Brothers K. This one has less epic plot and more philosophizing.

Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa, and Sarah Lennox~this one's really interesting. Its about these 4 sisters in the 18th century and based on their letters to each other. One of them was almost married to George III who became king of England during the Revolution.

The Fruit of Stone by Mark Spragg~I liked his An Unfinished Life (which they made into a movie) and thought his autobiography, Where Rivers Change Directions was interesting.

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:wavehello: Cathy

Just finished The Double Bind by Bohjalian, and really enjoyed it. Another great novel, by one of my favorite authors.

This book had a connection to The Great Gatsby by Fitzgerald, though I don't think you would have had to read it to get into this one. It's been a great while (H.S. -- so 12 years plus) since I read it though, and it made me want to reread it.

I'm headed on to The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold.

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I liked Midwives by Bohjalian - was Double Bind as good? Should I put it on my list?

I just finished The Pact by Jodi Piccoult and she is becoming one of my favorite authors

I am in the middle of the book A Girl named Zippy - I think that is the name of it - an autobiography - so far it's okay.

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"Sidneys" wrote:

I liked Midwives by Bohjalian - was Double Bind as good? Should I put it on my list?

I just finished The Pact by Jodi Piccoult and she is becoming one of my favorite authors

I am in the middle of the book A Girl named Zippy - I think that is the name of it - an autobiography - so far it's okay.

Midwives is one of my very favorites, IMO, it isn't quite that good, but still a very good read. I think you'd enjoy it!

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putting it on my list Smile

Thanks much Smile

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Just finished up The Lovely Bones. I enjoyed it, though at times it was a hard read. I was fairly pleased with the ending. I would have liked to see a couple things happen that didn't, but aside from that it was a very engaging read.

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I just started reading The Other Boelyn Girl - it is an easy read so far and pretty good - has anyone else read this?

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wow I have not updated in a bit. I am sure I am forgetting some titles. but in the last 2 weeks I have read:

Water For Elephants--great book, fast read!

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan-- another good one here

Baby Laughs (by Jenny McCarthy)-- this one would have been fun to read if I really did read it during my babies first year.. but still some cute laughs. Real fast read, read in 2 days. 200 pages

and now I am on... "Dinner with a perfect stranger"
This one is a real short book too, 100 pages.. so I expect to be done with it tomorrow. I just picked it up and on page 20 already.

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I also just read Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Had a hard time putting it down.

My library just had a book sale and I picked up a few. Anyone read any of these books?

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
Snow by Orhan Pamuk
Gap Creek by Robert Morgan
Liberating Paris by Linda Bloodworth Thomason

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Finished The Other Boelyn Girl - It took me 9 days to finish a book that had over 600 pages! Now I have started the Boelyn Inheritance not as good as the pervious but it is okay so far.

Sorry haven't read any of the above

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The Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. So far, so good!

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"MichaelMakaosMom" wrote:

Water For Elephants--great book, fast read!

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan-- another good one here

Hey Jenn - I'm so glad you liked those books. I loved both of them!

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I'm reading HP # 4.

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Only Child - Andrew Vachss
Boomsday - Christopher Buckley
The People's Act Of Love - James Meek

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The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama

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I just finished We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Schriver (author of Virgin Suicides)

I'm starting Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides today (Oprah Bookclub Selection)

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"KMcDonald" wrote:

I just finished We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Schriver (author of Virgin Suicides)

I'm starting Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides today (Oprah Bookclub Selection)

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of Virgin Suicides, not Lionel Shriver.

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"rleigh" wrote:

Jeffrey Eugenides is the author of Virgin Suicides, not Lionel Shriver.

Oooops...got my book jackets mixed up :oops:

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"The Witness" is what I am reading now. And I just finished "The Bonesetter's Daughter" By Amy Tam

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Just finished The Boelyn Inheritance - was good not as good as The Other Boelyn Girl, but still good would recommend them both!!

Started reading A Murder in the Napa Valley - hard for me to get into may set aside or give up all together as I have 2 waiting to be picked up at the library

1 Second Glance By Jodi Piccoult
2 If I am Missing or Dead don't know who wrote it

I will give updates when I start reading...:)

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I'm about half way through Middlesex...I like it!

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It is an excellent book.

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Just finished Middlesex this morning - it was great.

I'm going to read Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovitch now...I'm waiting on 2 books at the library: Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

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I just started reading - If I am missing or dead -

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Right now I'm reading Mercy by Julie Garwood.

I really, really want to read the Harry Potter series again, but my 9 year old is working on them now Wink .

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I am reading "The Heavenly Man" and "The Pact"

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Michael Connelly's "Angels' Flight". I love love love Harry Bosch & am upset I can't find any of his older books...

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I just finished reading - If I am missing or dead - by Janine Latus

it's a true life book kind of a biography - which I have read a lot of lately (the glass castle, running with scissors, a child called it, million pieces and my friend leonard, and a girl named zippy) even though this book is about a serious subject matter (domestic abuse) it was one of the most boring books/biographies I have ever read and not very well written at all (IMHO).

I will be starting a Jodi Piccoult one tonight - I forgot the name...will post it tomorrow...

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The one I am reading now is Second Glance by Jodi Piccoult

it is kind of quiet here...

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I am currently reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I got it from a lady I work with. After this I think I'll be getting the last Harry Potter book.

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I recently finished The Glass Castle, let me know what you think.

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I'm reading Number the Stars

I'm thinking of using it, as a supplemental read, when we cover WWII, and the Holocaust.

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