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What are you reading now? Starting new thread again...

The other one was getting so big so I thought I would start a new one... I hope no one minds.

Same as the old thread just fewer posts. Wink

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I am reading:

Relic by Douglas Preston Lincoln Child
Robes of Power: Totem Poles on Cloth By Doreen Jensen and Polly Sargent
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The Doctors wife our month pic... just starting.

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Thanks for getting the new thread started Cindy, the other one was getting pretty big!!

I'm reading The Doctor's Wife, still not in love with it, but it's interesting, and I'm eager to see how it plays out.

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I finished Peony in Love by Lisa See a couple days ago . . . eh, it was okay. Now reading Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball.

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Just finished last night - Lucky by Alice Seabold - thinking of starting either Limitations by Scott Turow or When Crickets Cry...

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Going to start The Uglies some time today.

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Getting ready to start Mercy by Jodi Picoult. I'm really digging her books right now, so I'm trying to read as many as I can. After that I've got a couple by Marian Keyes to read.

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I finished listening to Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan on my way home today.

I enjoyed it, though it took me a while to finish because of listening to it. It was about a young girl from a wealthy family in Mexico. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother leave Mexico to come to the United States to work.

http://www.pammunozryan.com/esper.html

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"3weeparakeets" wrote:

I finished listening to Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan on my way home today.

I enjoyed it, though it took me a while to finish because of listening to it. It was about a young girl from a wealthy family in Mexico. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother leave Mexico to come to the United States to work.

http://www.pammunozryan.com/esper.html

Kelly, this is a book for the younger set, no? It's on our reading list for Kevin's book club (which, btw, although it has gone very well, is probably going to go on hiatus for a while, as none of the other parents seem willing to host the discussions, and with the new baby coming . . . )

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Yes, it is! It was an audio book I borrowed from my school's library (middle school so 6-8 grade.) One of her books, Becoming Naomi Leon, was one of our 5th grade Battle of the Books selections, when I coached the team at my other school. My DD, in 5th grade, also read it this year (she got sucked into it while listening to it on our way home from school, but was missing parts in the 20 or so minutes before I picked her up. so she checked it out at her school.) I'd say anywhere from about 4th grade up would be a good age range for it. I believe it is considered to be YA.

Sorry to hear none of the other parents are willing to take on the book club for a bit, while your family adjusts to the new addition, it's such a great idea, and something that would be fairly easy to host.

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I saw a couple of other books on cassette in my school library that I planned to give a try. I can probably only get to one though before the end of the school year.

I think both are by Lois Lowery, The Giver and Gathering Blue. There were a couple of others that I've wanted to read and never have, but I can't remember what they are now. I was helping put our library back together after it was renovated, and was shocked by all the great audio books we have, and they look practically untouched!

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I ended up checking out The Midwife's Apprentice, and began listening to it on my way home from work today.

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I finished Relic so have started The Doctor's Wife. I was going to read it at the same time but got too involved with Relic! LOL Very good read btw!

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I just started Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone - I think everyone here who has read it said it was good - well I like it a lot so far - problem is I stayed up too late reading it last night and now I am tired...

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"Sidneys" wrote:

I just started Wally Lamb's She's Come Undone - I think everyone here who has read it said it was good - well I like it a lot so far - problem is I stayed up too late reading it last night and now I am tired...

Ohh, this is one of my all time favorite books! My RL book club read it about a year ago, and the the line was clearly drawn - people either love it or they hate it. I loved it, probably the second time I read it even more so than the first time. You'll have to let us know what you think when you're done with it.

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Just finished listening to The Midwife's Apprentice by Cushman today. I enjoyed it.

I'm about 130 pgs into The Uglies and have started on The Host -- the Uglies may just have to wait!

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I finished Ball of Fire (Lucille Ball bio) yesterday and am now reading The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf. I love this author - this is the third book of his I've read.

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I'm still reading the Uglies, trying to make myself go ahead and read it before doing The Host. Kind of like motivation to read, but it's pretty good, so I don't need that much motivation.

I'm also listening to The Pearl by Steinbeck -- Hector Elizondo is the narrator, he has such a nice voice!

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I am reading How Doctor's Think...it is an amazing insight into that very topic. Just finished "Tomorrow" by Graham Swift...it was about a 7/10

A great book is Rush Home Road. It is a Canadian author...a fabulous book.

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"Lots-o-Tots" wrote:

Ohh, this is one of my all time favorite books! My RL book club read it about a year ago, and the the line was clearly drawn - people either love it or they hate it. I loved it, probably the second time I read it even more so than the first time. You'll have to let us know what you think when you're done with it.

*I am surprised that people hated this book - I just finished it and I thought it was so good and so surprising that a man could get into a woman's frame of mind like that - I liked it alot!! I liked it much better than his other one - I know this much is true... Smile I am sure I got the recommendation somewhere here so Thanks guys!

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I recently finished Pillars of the Earth and loved it.

I'm currently reading PS I love you by Cecilia Ahearn - I'm loving this book so far. Its romantic and touching and it has alot of meaning to me as I live in Dublin for a few years.

My book club just chose A Year By the Sea by Joan Anderson. Has anyone read this? I'm really not looking forward to reading this.

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"3weeparakeets" wrote:

One of her books, Becoming Naomi Leon, was one of our 5th grade Battle of the Books selections, when I coached the team at my other school.

We do Battle of the Books in Alaska, too. I've coached our 5/6 team the last three years. My three oldest kids have all done it starting in 3/4, and all three have advanced to the state competition with their teams. It's a fun program. I wonder if your program is like ours.

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I'm reading Thursday Next: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde. It's the fifth book in a very quirky series that is fun to read.

I also started reading a book a student recommended I purchase for the library: Revenge of the Witch (first in a series called The Last Apprentice). It has an interesting hook.

Peace,
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I finished The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf a couple nights ago. I can't say how much I love this author's work. This is the third book of his that I've read. His writing is so descriptive and visual, and you can't help but care about every character.

Not sure what I'll start reading next . . . I kind of want to re-read Midwives by Chris Bohjalian while I'm still preggers! It's been 10+ years since I read it.

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"akbooklover" wrote:

We do Battle of the Books in Alaska, too. I've coached our 5/6 team the last three years. My three oldest kids have all done it starting in 3/4, and all three have advanced to the state competition with their teams. It's a fun program. I wonder if your program is like ours.

Peace,
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Our Schools mainly only do BOB at the county level, as far as I know they don't go to a state competition, but they may. I've never had a team from the two schools I've worked to win the county comp, and have only coached one year. I did offer to help at my new school this year, but I think my librarian has it pretty under control with only one team. Here's a link to the NC site, maybe that will give you a better idea of the similarities/differences of our programs.
http://www.ncslma.org/BookCompetitions/BoBstate/bobinfo.htm

I think it's a great program. I participated both years in Jr High (my school didn't offer it for grades below 7), and enjoyed it.

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"Lots-o-Tots" wrote:

I finished The Tie That Binds by Kent Haruf a couple nights ago. I can't say how much I love this author's work. This is the third book of his that I've read. His writing is so descriptive and visual, and you can't help but care about every character.

Not sure what I'll start reading next . . . I kind of want to re-read Midwives by Chris Bohjalian while I'm still preggers! It's been 10+ years since I read it.

I'm so surprised you want to read it while preggo!! I guess in Cali though you don't have any blizzards/ice to worry might keep you home in a medical emergency. A little OT, but are you planning another home birth?

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"3weeparakeets" wrote:

I'm so surprised you want to read it while preggo!! I guess in Cali though you don't have any blizzards/ice to worry might keep you home in a medical emergency. A little OT, but are you planning another home birth?

Yup!!

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How exciting, hope you get exactly the birth you are hoping for. I remember reading there were some things about Lilah's birth that were a little disappointing to you.

I've just finished The Uglies. I liked it and am looking forward to reading the others in the series to see what happens next. I'm on tape 3 of 4 of The Giver, and am still very intrigued by the whole concept of this book. Getting ready to begin The Host, as I can't get to the library until Tue to try to get A Thousand Splendid Suns. Might have to try to buy it. I didn't care for The Kite Runner though and didn't even finish it, so was a bit weary to buy ATSS.

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Just started Eat, Pray, Love has anyone read this? I am on page 75 and I like it a lot already, I like the way it is written...anyone else?

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Just started Eat, Pray, Love has anyone read this? I am on page 75 and I like it a lot already, I like the way it is written...anyone else?

A really good friend of mine loved it. I haven't read it yet but it's on my mental reading list...along with a million other books!

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The Host! By Stephenie Meyer.

The Doctors Wife (still) Kindof hard for me to get into. Maybe all the drama in my life right now.

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I finished The Giver today. Overall I really enjoyed it. I'm listening to the second book in the trilogy now, Gathering Blue. I didn't even realize it was a trilogy until I was trying to look for info to interpret the ending of The Giver. My school library doesn't have the 3rd book on tape, so I'll just check it out from the library over the summer.

I'm also reading AThousand Splendid Suns

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I just finished - Eat, Pray, Love and liked it Smile I am now starting Change of Heart by Jodi Piccoult

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Finished re-reading Midwives by Chris Bohjalian a couple days ago . . . now re-reading The Birth House by Ami McKay. It's for my RL book club, and I am hosting the discussion in June Smile

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Finished Changed of Heart - I read that one fast was pretty good, by Jodi Piccoult now I picked up Look me in the Eye - written by John Elder Robison who is the brother of Augusten Burroghs who wrote Running with Scissors it's his life story and dealing with Aspergers syndrome.

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At the moment, I'm on a fantasy kick. I've got 'Sword of Shannara' by Terry Brooks on the go after reading the collection of C.S. Lewis in celebration of the movie's arrival.

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19 Minutes by Jodi Picoult. Love all her books!

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I just finished Change of Heart by Jodi Piccoult and I thought it was really good - wasn't crazy about the book The Pact by her though - the rest I have read I liked a lot.

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Just finished - Look Me in the eye - the book about asperger's by the augusten burrough's brother

and am going to pick up still waters today.

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"Sidneys" wrote:

Just finished - Look Me in the eye - the book about asperger's by the augusten burrough's brother

and am going to pick up still waters today.

Still Waters by Jennifer Lauck? Did you read Blackbird? You probably already know this, but Still Waters is the sequel to Blackbird. I LOVE her work - she's an amazing woman.

I finished The Birth House and am working on Where You Once Belonged by Kent Haruf . . . problem is, I fall asleep every time I try to read these days!

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Re-reading Twilight Series! LOL

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"Sidneys" wrote:

I just finished Change of Heart by Jodi Piccoult and I thought it was really good - wasn't crazy about the book The Pact by her though - the rest I have read I liked a lot.

I LOVED Change of Heart. That was my favorite by her so far. I just ordered The Pact on half.com and will start that next. It sounds so good, I hope I enjoy it.

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About half-way through Atonement and I'm liking it so far. I saw the movie first, which usually spoils a book for me, but there is so much in the telling of this one that makes it interesting.

I'm going to try the City of Ember series after I finish.

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I'm reading The Shack, which is a Christian fiction book that my women's Bible study group is going to discuss later this month. So far so good, but it feels a little familiar...like I've read this style of writing before, if that makes sense.

Oh, forgot I just finished The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which won the Caldecott medal this year. It's a novel told with lots of illustrations. Very enjoyable.

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I'm reading - actually almost finished with - A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. Anyone else read it? I'm loving it!

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I did read A Girl Named Zippy - I thought it was kind of funny

I just read I heard that song before by Mary Higgins Clark and now by the same author - Where Are You Now?

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I did read A Girl Named Zippy - I thought it was kind of funny

I just read I heard that song before by Mary Higgins Clark and now by the same author - Where Are You Now?

I am so bummed! I got to what I thought was the last page of Zippy yesterday and it cut off in the middle of a sentence and then the book just started over again!! Obviously an error with the printer/publisher, but I bought this book probably over a year ago, plus I dropped it in the bathtub the other night :rolleyes: so I can't return it. I'm going to go to B & N today just to read the rest of the damn book!

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"Lots-o-Tots" wrote:

I am so bummed! I got to what I thought was the last page of Zippy yesterday and it cut off in the middle of a sentence and then the book just started over again!! Obviously an error with the printer/publisher, but I bought this book probably over a year ago, plus I dropped it in the bathtub the other night :rolleyes: so I can't return it. I'm going to go to B & N today just to read the rest of the damn book!

Oh no! I had once bought a book and was loving it and then it turned porno on me. Come to find out that the printers goofed and put a 26 pg. portion of another book in the middle of the book I was reading.

Crazy part was that I edit my books with a pen. You should have seen all the crossed out paragraphs! LOL But B&N still took it back since it was a publisher error. I bet they would take yours back too. They don't pay for those types of errors, the publisher does.

What a pain though. Sorry.

I am reading Eclipse

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Hi... Can I play? I love to read and just found this board! I've enjoyed creating a new "library list" from reading everyone's posts!

Right now...

The Secret Magdalene by Ki Longfellow

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I finished A Girl Named Zippy and LOVED it!! I'm now reading the sequel, She Got Up Off the Couch.

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