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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:59 AM


I've just started Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. It's pretty good so far.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:17 AM

I've just started Silver Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. It's pretty good so far.


I have that on hold at the library. Can't wait for it. I love her books.

I'm reading Good Enough to Eat by Stacey Ballis. It's good so far. For those that are Jen Lancaster fans, she's the Stacey that she's always referring to in her books.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

Just finished Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook - really good, light, and quick read!

Halfway through Everyone She Loved by Sheila Curran - also a really good book!

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 06:59 PM

Really loving LEFT Neglected by Lisa Genova...it's quite witty...I can't remeber who recommended it, but thank you!
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:09 AM

I have that on hold at the library. Can't wait for it. I love her books.

I really liked it. I usually love her books anyway. This was very good. Easy read.

I am now starting The Paris Wife by Paula McLain.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:19 PM

I am now reading Body Surfing by Anita Shreve.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 01:41 PM

Let me know if you liked it, Maureen. I usually like her books as well.
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Posted 25 August 2011 - 08:19 PM

Reading One Day, which is a new movie with Anne Hathaway. Really good so far. About the evolution of a 20 year relationship, looking at only one day in their lives each year starting in 1988. Very interesting premise.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 06:42 AM

That sounds interesting, Rachael. Please report back when you're finished.
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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:32 PM

Reading One Day, which is a new movie with Anne Hathaway. Really good so far. About the evolution of a 20 year relationship, looking at only one day in their lives each year starting in 1988. Very interesting premise.


I just finished that a couple weeks ago. I really loved the way the story was told and thought the characters were very realistically flawed. I never really got why she was ever so hung up on Dex though, but that's just me. For a novel about a relationship I thought it was very good.
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Posted 27 August 2011 - 09:36 PM

I have to read 7 novels for my masters class that are middle school or high school age appropriate. They all have to be award winners. I just finished Finding Alaska and now I'm on Fever of 1793.



ETA: Just finished Fever of 1793....fantastic historical fiction novel!! Did not know about the yellow fever epidemic of Philadelphia in 1793, but wow, was it terrible! Great, great novel about a young girl and her life during this terrible time. At the end is provided some excellent history facts and discussions of many of the historical individuals mentioned in the book.
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Posted 02 September 2011 - 07:06 PM

ooooh, Utopia, who else are you reading? and who wrote Fever of 1973? That sounds familiar. Is that LHA? Have you read any John Green. He's AMAZING. I don't know if it won any awards but I read Janice Hardy's books The Shifter and the sequel, Blue Fire. The thrid book in the trilogy comes out in Oct I believe. I LOVE Courtney Summer's books. Some Girls Are is INCREDIBLE. Also, if you have yet read Maggie Stiefvater's books (Shiver, Linger, Forever), you should check those out. For fantasy-Graceling is FANTASTIC!! If you need any other suggestions, let me know. I mostly read YA, but I read some MG here and there.

Just read, Siren by Tricia Rayburn, Invincible Summer by Hannah Moskowitz and now I'm reading Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead.

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Posted 02 September 2011 - 08:29 PM

I finished the first 4 books of the The Secret Series
Right now I am in the middle of The Hangman's Daughter-it takes place in Germany in the 1600's and focuses on a town Hangman and a doctor trying to prove a midwife innocent of accusations of murder and witchcraft. It's really good.
Next up, I haveAn Idiot Abroad-the travel diaries of Karl Pilkington.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 08:17 AM

ooooh, Utopia, who else are you reading? and who wrote Fever of 1973? That sounds familiar. Is that LHA?


Yes, Laurie Halse Anderson, it was written in 2000 so not a new book. I'm reading The True Meaning of Smekday now and there's like a whole website devoted to this fictional alien nation. It was just named this year as an award winner, so it's a new book, but I can see it as a boys favorite for sure.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 09:28 AM

Yes, Laurie Halse Anderson, it was written in 2000 so not a new book. I'm reading The True Meaning of Smekday now and there's like a whole website devoted to this fictional alien nation. It was just named this year as an award winner, so it's a new book, but I can see it as a boys favorite for sure.


Is that MG? How are you finding the story/writing? Is it written in first person or third? Does it have a good voice and pacing?

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Posted 03 September 2011 - 10:12 AM

Is that MG? How are you finding the story/writing? Is it written in first person or third? Does it have a good voice and pacing?


Adam Rex is the author. I'm actually listening to it, it's first person and I honestly find the narrator a little annoying. Haven't gotten very far, only chapter 2, I'll update when I've "read" a little more.
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Posted 03 September 2011 - 12:26 PM

Just finished Everyone She Loved by Sheila Curran.

About 150 pages into Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon - really, really good. http://www.jennifer-...ntled_78494.htm
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 07:16 PM

Finished Vampire Academy-soooooooo good! Now I'm starting The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:20 AM

Just started Starman by David Bowie.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:34 AM

Wow, Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon was REALLY good!
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