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Old 08-04-2009, 10:35 AM   #76
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Just to put something in here too, if anyone has a teenager, "Thirteen Reasons Why" is a GREEEEATTT book. I'm thirty one and I read it and loved it. It's about a boy who gets 13 tapes from a girl at his school who has committed suicide. Each tape is one of the "reasons" why (but it's actually for one of the people who has done something to her). It's a hard subject, but I think all teens should read it so they understand that even the smallest things have consequences to people.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:44 AM   #77
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Has anyone ever read Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series? They are very quirky, but an excellent escape. I just loved them. Thursday is a special ops literary "police woman" with the ability to go to the "book world" where the characters live when they are not being read. They are really fun reads, especially if you are like me and always secretly suspected there really is a whole other world where characters from books live.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:01 PM   #78
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Love hearing what everyone is reading. I am kind of in between here. I don't want anything that takes concentration so I am reading what I call my nonsense books - Nora Roberts (she lives not too far from me) the Stephanie Plum series, catching up.

I am really intersted in recommendations for 14 year old soon to be 15 years old girls. She loves Harry Potter, Twighlt, Little House, Clique, etc. I can't convince her just to grab books at the library that look interesting. No money lost if you decide you don't like the story.

Do you think she is too young for Jodi Picoult. She wants to read My Sister's Keeper. I find her books good but hard reading. They really touch you.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:30 PM   #79
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Do you think she is too young for Jodi Picoult. She wants to read My Sister's Keeper. I find her books good but hard reading. They really touch you.
I think she would be fine with them. My daughter is 13 and she has read a few of her books (My sister's Keeper, Handle With Care, probably others as well) and she loves them. I am pretty sure she told me that Jodi Picoult is her new favorite author.
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:31 PM   #80
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Has anyone ever read Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series? They are very quirky, but an excellent escape. I just loved them. Thursday is a special ops literary "police woman" with the ability to go to the "book world" where the characters live when they are not being read. They are really fun reads, especially if you are like me and always secretly suspected there really is a whole other world where characters from books live.
I have read the 4th bear and I thought it was pretty good..very unique. I want to check out more of his books.

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I am really intersted in recommendations for 14 year old soon to be 15 years old girls. She loves Harry Potter, Twighlt, Little House, Clique, etc. I can't convince her just to grab books at the library that look interesting. No money lost if you decide you don't like the story.

Has she read Inkheart ? Or The Alchemist {Secrets of Nicholas Flamel} by Michael Scott ? I thought they were both pretty good and both are series.

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Fiished The List last night.

I enjoyed this one.

Cant decide whether to start The Help or Water for Elephants.
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I have just finished reading Lamb by Christopher Moore. It is now one of my favorite books ever. Absolutely hilarious, in my opinion anyhow. I am just starting 1776 by David McCullough. Seems interesting so far but I am not far into it yet.
I am reading my first Christopher Lamb book right now. You suck It was been really good...love his humor. We have an awesome used book store close by and I am going to check for more of his books...any recommendations for which one to read of his next ?
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:34 PM   #81
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WOW am I glad I stumble on this thread
Thanks splashmountian86 for starting it.

I just returned to reading for enjoyment and started to think that I should read some of the classics that I have never read. But on the light summer side, I just finished Dewey the Small Town Library Cat by Vicki Myron sweet book esp. if you are a cat lover, true story. mainegal (you'll love this) It made me want to go back to the library and I just did. Reactivated my card and I'm all set to go.

Someone asked about The Shack. I've read it and I can tell you that it is a very powerful book. A bit intense in the beginning but well worth reading.

Kindle fans do you miss holding your book???

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Has she read Inkheart ? Or The Alchemist {Secrets of Nicholas Flamel} by Michael Scott ? I thought they were both pretty good and both are series.




Inkheart - yes. I will need to check on the Alchemist.

Thanks for the feedback on Jodi Picoult
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #83
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To be completely honest, I do from time to time. That's why I tend to go back and forth - one book on the kindle, one from the library, etc. etc. This way you have the best of both worlds.

But, reading on the Kindle is a lot more pleasant than I thought it would be. It's so lightweight and easy to take ANYWHERE with you. I love it, and couldn't live without it at this point!
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I am reading my first Christopher Lamb book right now. You suck It was been really good...love his humor. We have an awesome used book store close by and I am going to check for more of his books...any recommendations for which one to read of his next ?
You will probably also like A dirty Job it has some characters from You Suck that appear throughout the story. My other personal favorites so far are Lamb, and The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. I am about to start reading Fluke, so I will let you know on that one.
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You will probably also like A dirty Job it has some characters from You Suck that appear throughout the story. My other personal favorites so far are Lamb, and The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror. I am about to start reading Fluke, so I will let you know on that one.
Thanks I didn't know A Dirty Job had some of the same characters , will be sure to look for that one next then. I saw the stupidest angel one at the store and thought it looked interesting. If the next book I read of his is as good as this one I am hooked! Thanks for the info!
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:59 PM   #86
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Kindle fans do you miss holding your book???
That's what I wondered too. I like physically holding books....I don't know if I would like looking at the screen instead.
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Has anyone ever read Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series? They are very quirky, but an excellent escape. I just loved them. Thursday is a special ops literary "police woman" with the ability to go to the "book world" where the characters live when they are not being read. They are really fun reads, especially if you are like me and always secretly suspected there really is a whole other world where characters from books live.
On another thread someone mentioned Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series (earlier this year, maybe last summer). The books were raved about on that thread, and as a result, we bought the first. It was unbelievably good. Wound up buying the entire series.

If you were the person that originally recommended them, DW and I owe you a debt of gratitude.

Oh and regarding the Kindle question - you actually forget about the device in short order. I think Kevin described it one time as though the device simply faded into your hand. It's easy to forget it's there.
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[COLOR="Purple"]I am really intersted in recommendations for 14 year old soon to be 15 years old girls. She loves Harry Potter, Twighlt, Little House, Clique, etc. I can't convince her just to grab books at the library that look interesting. No money lost if you decide you don't like the story.COLOR]
If she likes the Little House books, she might like the Anne of Green Gables series. I read these in my 20's and really liked them; it's a great series and not too difficult to read.
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On another thread someone mentioned Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next series (earlier this year, maybe last summer). The books were raved about on that thread, and as a result, we bought the first. It was unbelievably good. Wound up buying the entire series.

If you were the person that originally recommended them, DW and I owe you a debt of gratitude.

Oh and regarding the Kindle question - you actually forget about the device in short order. I think Kevin described it one time as though the device simply faded into your hand. It's easy to forget it's there.
Yep, I think that was me, I remember bringing them up on another book thread. I recommend them to as many people as possible, so Jasper will keep writing the Thursday books. I've read The Fourth Bear and the other 2 outside the Thursday Next series, but they aren't as good. I love Thursday. I remember when I bought The Eeyre Affair, I thought I would hate it, but I went out and bought the rest of the series like you did. So clever.
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Yep, I think that was me, I remember bringing them up on another book thread. I recommend them to as many people as possible, so Jasper will keep writing the Thursday books. I've read The Fourth Bear and the other 2 outside the Thursday Next series, but they aren't as good. I love Thursday. I remember when I bought The Eeyre Affair, I thought I would hate it, but I went out and bought the rest of the series like you did. So clever.
What is the title of the first Thursday book? I want to read from the beginning , I hate to jump in the middle.
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