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Old 11-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #61
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I really enjoyed Confessions of a Prairie *****. Haven't read Melissa Gilberts yet. Check out the Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb. Very interesting read. Not a true autobiography in the sense of the word, but interesting all the same.
I just downloaded it. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:21 PM   #62
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Brace yourself before starting Alison Arngrim's book. She had some really horrible childhood experiences.
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Old 11-24-2012, 04:28 AM   #63
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I read Killing Lincoln and it was so well written!

I've already let Santa know that I want to read Killing Kennedy.
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Old 11-24-2012, 06:03 AM   #64
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I've recently finished reading Dennis LeHane's Live By Night and The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin.

Both of these books have appeared on various "great reads" lists. I wasn't overly impressed with either one. I generally really like LeHane's stuff but this recent one didn't quite live up to the others. It was okay, though, and certainly not a waste of time.

The Orchardist was a very slow-moving book and there was a lot of potential there to really close the book with a nice finish. But the author did not and that was disappointing.
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #65
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I read Killing Lincoln and it was so well written!

I've already let Santa know that I want to read Killing Kennedy.
Loved Killing Lincoln. I have Killing Kennedy but haven't started it yet. I know once I start I won't stop until I'm done so I need to plan for that.
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Old 11-24-2012, 03:02 PM   #66
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I am no longer reading harry potter I am reading the book based on the secret life of the American teenager. It is so funny compared to how serious the show is
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:31 PM   #67
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Hi All. I'm new to this thread but wanted to share my favorite reads recently were: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty and The Secret Life of Cee Cee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain

I joined a book club this year and have been loving reading different kinds of books that I wouldn't normally select for myself.

Someone mentioned a 2013 book challenge...I would love to participate in something like that!
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #68
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!

I just finished my third Stephanie Bond book called "I Think I Love You". It wasn't as good as the other two I read, but enjoyable.

I was searching around Amazon for some Travel Memoirs yesterday and I found a few. Can anyone recommend any? (Please not "Eat, Pray, Love" zzzzzzzz)
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:59 AM   #69
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!

I just finished my third Stephanie Bond book called "I Think I Love You". It wasn't as good as the other two I read, but enjoyable.

I was searching around Amazon for some Travel Memoirs yesterday and I found a few. Can anyone recommend any? (Please not "Eat, Pray, Love" zzzzzzzz)
I really enjoyed Under A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. It's about his trip to Australia. He's a great "travel" writer. Lots of humor.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:06 AM   #70
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I really enjoyed Under A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. It's about his trip to Australia. He's a great "travel" writer. Lots of humor.
Thank you!

I'm going to check it out right now!
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!

I just finished my third Stephanie Bond book called "I Think I Love You". It wasn't as good as the other two I read, but enjoyable.

I was searching around Amazon for some Travel Memoirs yesterday and I found a few. Can anyone recommend any? (Please not "Eat, Pray, Love" zzzzzzzz)
I recommend A Walk in the Woods, also by Bill Bryson.

http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Woods-Red...k+in+the+woods

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I'll have to try this one sometime!
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:11 AM   #72
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I really enjoyed Under A Sunburned Country by Bill Bryson. It's about his trip to Australia. He's a great "travel" writer. Lots of humor.
I should add that I *think it's called "In a Sunburned Country"...That's all I could find on Amazon anyway.
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I should add that I *think it's called "In a Sunburned Country"...That's all I could find on Amazon anyway.
Yes, you're a right on that. It's been awhile since I read the book...but it is one of the few books that has stayed with me. I never really read travel memoirs but I picked this one up because my job, at that time, required me to work with a bunch of Australians and they would always talk about various places in Australia. I didn't know much about what they were talking about so this was a good read for me.
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Yes, you're a right on that. It's been awhile since I read the book...but it is one of the few books that has stayed with me. I never really read travel memoirs but I picked this one up because my job, at that time, required me to work with a bunch of Australians and they would always talk about various places in Australia. I didn't know much about what they were talking about so this was a good read for me.
I found a few others by the same author and I added them to my list!
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You guys are so mature in your book choices!

I just finished my third Stephanie Bond book called "I Think I Love You".
I've read several Stephanie Bond books, and plan to read "Kill the Competition" next. "Mature" reading is definitely NOT me! I think enough every day-give me a mindless book.
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