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What was the last book you read for enjoyment?

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I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last week. It was a good book, but not exactly what I thought it was going to be. I want to see the movie, but I've heard it's quite true to the book, and that means it's one that must be watched when the kiddos are out.

I'm going to start The Host by Stephanie Meyer next. I saw at the MTV Movie Awards that they are making this into a movie, and I like to read the books before seeing the movies.

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I loved the millennium series. I want to see the newer movie adaptation of it too. The girl they picked for the lead seemed perfect from what I saw in the trailer. I also really want to read The Host. It's been on my TBR list forever but I keep forgetting about it or overlooking it because I don't own it.

Last book I read was a novella/Kindle single called I'm Starved for You by Margarete Atwood which is about a controlled social experiment. It was haunting and left me with a lot to think about which I love.

I'm now reading The Dark Tower V: Wolves of Calla by Stephen King. I like the series a lot I just don't have much energy to read these days like I usually do.

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I found a new author I absolutely love so ive been reading all of her books....her name is Wendy Corsi Staub and her books are a lot like Mary Higgins Clark

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Right now I am reading the ‘Game of Thrones’ series it is pretty good.

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"patricia2383" wrote:

Right now I am reading the ‘Game of Thrones’ series it is pretty good.

I've heard so much about this series! My favorite morning radio show host is big on the T.V. series and said the books were great too. They're pretty long though right?

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Blue Latitudes... a book about Captain Cook and the islands in the Pacific. We read it on our trip to Hawaii's Big Island where Captain Cook perished. Great read.

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"MissMia" wrote:

I've heard so much about this series! My favorite morning radio show host is big on the T.V. series and said the books were great too. They're pretty long though right?

Yes they are very long but they are so good! I watch the show too and you find out a lot more about the characters in the books. For example the mother of dragons is only 13 when she got married.

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I finished Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver a couple days ago. Really good, can't wait for the third book!

I'm reading Filter by Gwenn Wright right now and it's pretty good so far. Smile I think it's only available on Kindle.

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"patricia2383" wrote:

Right now I am reading the ?Game of Thrones? series it is pretty good.

My Dad randomly got this whole set in the mail from Overstock.com... He doesn't remember ordering them. It was kind of weird.

He checked to make sure they were for his nephew (who has the same name), then gave them to me cause they know how much I read. I haven't gotten around to them yet, but I hear great things!

Don't want to see the show until I read the books.

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"Holly_Anne618" wrote:

I finished The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last week. It was a good book, but not exactly what I thought it was going to be. I want to see the movie, but I've heard it's quite true to the book, and that means it's one that must be watched when the kiddos are out.

I haven't seen the American version, but I saw the Swedish version and it was *very* good. It was really intense and disturbing, though, so I couldn't bring myself to see the American version when it came out. I can only really handle seeing that movie once.

It looked exactly the same as the Swedish version anyway, only you know, in English. Lol

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"cindyanns" wrote:

I haven't seen the American version, but I saw the Swedish version and it was *very* good. It was really intense and disturbing, though, so I couldn't bring myself to see the American version when it came out. I can only really handle seeing that movie once.

It looked exactly the same as the Swedish version anyway, only you know, in English. Lol

This is why I think my kiddos either need to be sound asleep or it's a movie to watch when they're at Grandma's for the weekend. I liked the book, but there were some parts that were hard to read, and I can imagine they would be hard to watch as well. I've heard the other two in the series are great reads too, so I'm looking forward to reading those over the summer.

What is this Game of Thorns about? I love series, so I may have to dive into it Smile

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Hunger Games 1 and 2, working on 3 right now.

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Love those books!!

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"Holly_Anne618" wrote:

This is why I think my kiddos either need to be sound asleep or it's a movie to watch when they're at Grandma's for the weekend. I liked the book, but there were some parts that were hard to read, and I can imagine they would be hard to watch as well. I've heard the other two in the series are great reads too, so I'm looking forward to reading those over the summer.

What is this Game of Thorns about? I love series, so I may have to dive into it Smile

Not too sure, I haven't read them yet! I *did* look at the reviews and people mentioned zombies...? Lol Not what I expected looking at the back of the book, but hey, I also love a good zombie book!! It seemed like there was WAY more to the series than zombies, that just jumped out at me when I was reading the review. ROFL They're from the Fantasy genre, I guess.

Here's the synopsis for the first book from Goodreads:

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13496.A_Game_of_Thrones

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"VixB" wrote:

Hunger Games 1 and 2, working on 3 right now.

So ashamed. I read the first book up until the actual games. Then I put it down. I gave the good ol' 50+ page try. Just couldn't get into it.

I've been yelled at about this, btw. Blum 3

The movie was GREAT, though!

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You guys are so good with reading! I finally got around to reading The Little Prince, since my sister read it recently as well and said it was very good. It was very good - I cried at the end for the Little Prince.

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Once they get into the games in the book, Cindy, it gets good!! There's so much more in the book that happens that did not occur in the movie, and certain things that were left out upset me because they play a larger role in Catching Fire, but that's just me Wink

Thanks for the link. I'll check it out!

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I've been wanting to read Lauren Oliver forever. I've heard such good things about her books. I also loved the Hunger Games trilogy but I haven't seen the movie yet. I heard they left out a character that's major to the plot in Catching Fire which turned me off a little despite what other great things I'd heard.

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Which character? I can only think of one that they left out....but I haven't read Catching Fire in a while.

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"MissMia" wrote:

I've been wanting to read Lauren Oliver forever. I've heard such good things about her books. I also loved the Hunger Games trilogy but I haven't seen the movie yet. I heard they left out a character that's major to the plot in Catching Fire which turned me off a little despite what other great things I'd heard.

I'm really impressed by her Delirium trilogy so far, Mia. Her other books, about the girl that died, look too depressing. I don't handle depressing too well. Sad But they got great reviews!!

I've heard people criticize her as being too melodramatic, but I love it. I think she's insightful and a beautiful writer. Can't wait for the third book to come out, this last one left us all on a ledge!!!

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I guess I'll be the first one here to admit that I'm reading the "Fifty Shades" trilogy. I read Fifty Shades of Grey and am on Fifty Shades Darker now. The writing is horrible, I don't know how she got them published and the whole thing is like a train wreck you can't walk away from, lol...I'll have to see it through until the end because I'm interested in finding what happens to their relationship.

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"AmberC727" wrote:

I guess I'll be the first one here to admit that I'm reading the "Fifty Shades" trilogy. I read Fifty Shades of Grey and am on Fifty Shades Darker now. The writing is horrible, I don't know how she got them published and the whole thing is like a train wreck you can't walk away from, lol...I'll have to see it through until the end because I'm interested in finding what happens to their relationship.

Oh dear god...

I read the first one. Christian makes me soo angry. The kinky sex throws me off. I had to put it down a couple times cause it just got too intense at times.

I kept wanting Ana to whack Christian upside the head. And not in the "sexy" way. Lol

Then I started reading the second one cause I did love how Ana ended up growing and sort of finding herself through out the first novel. I wanted to see what happened.... And I'm taking a LONG break. I stopped about 1/4 of the way through. I just can't stand Christian. ROFL I have not disliked any love interest more than I dislike him....