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Old 08-03-2009, 07:35 AM   #46
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The List sounds interesting.
I hope it finds a publisher.

Again, technology has allowed things to happen. No pages printed, yet a book has found an audience!
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:03 AM   #47
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I have rediscovered reading since someone talked me into trying Twilight

I just finished "The Book of Negroes" which was our local "One Community One Book" where everyone is encouraged to read the same book and there are open discussions held throughout the Community. I haven't gone to a discussion, but I LOVED the book.

I am currently reading "Autobiography of a Wardrobe" by Elizabeth Kendall.
It's not bad, and definately different.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:03 AM   #48
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We have a Kindle and a subscription to audible. We're very lucky to have both - but we're even luckier to have such great librarians (and people who support the local library!)!

Give your local library a try - you may be surprised!
I believe we just got an audible account at work for the special education students. We purchased MP 3 players for them to take home with our class novels uploaded on them. It really helps them with their reading comprehension and fluency skills.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:19 AM   #49
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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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Old 08-03-2009, 10:25 AM   #50
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Currently Reading: Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman by Alice Steinbach. She's a woman who is traveling the world learning about things. She went to cooking school in Paris, a Jane Austen symposium and tour in England, took lessons in geisha culture, origami, and tea service in Japan. You get the idea. The concept is cool but the woman herself is a bit pretentious.

Kevin - I've read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I enjoyed it but felt it probably should have been two separate novels instead of one. I'm looking forward to the sequel because I really want to learn more about the actual Girl with the dragon tattoo!

I've also read Water for Elephants. It's a great book and gave me a lot of insight into what my Mom must be feeling now that she's living in a retirement home and isn't as involved with the kids as much as she used to be. Lots of food for thought plus it's just a genuine good story.

Loved Beach House by Jane Green! Such a sweet story - reminded me quite a lot of Rosamunde Pilcher's stories but with a modern flair.

I'm heading to the beach in a few weeks and plan to do nothing but read while I am there. In the queue:

Best Friends Forever
latest from Jennifer Weiner

One Good Turn by Kate Atkinson (sequel to Case Histories which is awesome!)

The Man who Ate the World by Jay Raynor (the curly haired mean judge on Top Chef Masters


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Old 08-03-2009, 10:30 AM   #51
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Educating Alice: Adventures of a Curious Woman sounds cool! I read Eat, Pray, & Love awhile back and it reminds me of it. I did not like that book too much though so I am hoping that this is much better.

I've been tempted to read Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for awhile now. I keep seeing it every time I go to Borders.
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:46 AM   #52
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I was not a fan of Eat, Pray Love!

Alice Steinbach has another book that I read years ago called Without Reservations: Travels of an Independant Woman.

Her books are good but for lack of a better way to phrase it, they remind me a little bit of schoolbooks. Almost like she's trying very hard to sound refined and important. Still, I enjoy them, because I would love to quit my day job and travel the world the way that she does.

The books also tell the tale of her somewhat strange, but sweet, romance with a Japanese man she meets in the first book. It's all very formal and seems almost too hard to believe, but I am charmed by it anyway. They write love letters to one another and that just seems like such a nice thing.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:51 AM   #53
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I'm just starting to read "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young.
If it's good, I'll post back.
It was loned to me with high praise!
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Old 08-03-2009, 12:11 PM   #54
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I'm just starting to read "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young.
If it's good, I'll post back.
It was loned to me with high praise!
I have wanted to read that book for a while, but I was going to buy the audio book on iTunes rather than the actual book. Let us know how it is. I have heard a myriad of different things about the theology, the writing, blah blah blah. I don't know what is true.

I actually forgot to add what I call my "night book" which is a book I commit to reading a chapter before bed every night. This time it is Searching for God Know's What by Don Miller. I have actually been trying to finish it since December for no other reason than laziness. From what I have seen, he is possibly the best non-fiction writer I have ever seen anywhere. I'm pretty sure that if he and Kevin got into a "wit-off," Don would win. (Sorry, Kevin. I still love you)
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Old 08-03-2009, 03:21 PM   #55
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You can download Colum McCann's new novel, Let the Great World Spin for free until 10:59 a.m. ET Wednesday August 5, 2009 at Oprah.com !!!

Here's the link: http://www.oprah.com/article/oprahsb...d-colum-mccann

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Old 08-03-2009, 03:57 PM   #56
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Soooooo many books - so not enough time

I'm currently reading "Killer Weekend" by Ridley Pearson the first in a series of books. Next to read is "Killer View" and the new one just published is "Killer Summer" - basic mysteries

I just finished "Heat" bu Bill Buford - true story of his time working with Mario Batali and his time in Italy learning his craft.
Also, "Men of Salt" by Michael Benanav - true story of the salt trader's caravan in the Sahara desert.

Waiting in line to be read are: "Bridge of Sorrows" by Richard Russo (author of Empire Falls from the HBO special a few years back)
And "Loving Frank" by Nancy Horan - a story of a woman who has a love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright.

Just ordered and awaiting delivery:
"Waking Walt" by Larry Pontius - story of how WDW is going to pot and how a small group of true Walt followers find a way to unfreeze Walt and bring him back to set things right for the Disney company. ( Can't wait to start this one )
"Elsewhere" by William Peter Blatty (of Exorcist fame ) - story about exorcising a hotel I believe.

Oops, one more - paperback picked up at the grocery store : "Julie & Julia" - the movie looks funny - have to read the book first though
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:25 PM   #57
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Waiting in line to be read are: "Bridge of Sorrows" by Richard Russo (author of Empire Falls from the HBO special a few years back)
The book "Empire Falls" came first, then the HBO special.

It was especially special because the movie was filmed here in Waterville and twenty miles away in Skowhegan. Many locals got bit parts and it was fun watching the local places in the film.

But this is not a film club, back to the book club.

I am looking forward to "That Old Cape Magic", Russo's next book.
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Old 08-03-2009, 04:29 PM   #58
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I am reading The Help which as been on the best seller list. It is very good and very eye opening. And yes Keven Water for Elephants is a very good book.
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I was also going to recommend The Help. Deserves to be on the best-seller list. I also reallty enjoyed Water for Elephants. Right now I'm reading "The Fixer Upper" - just started it.

My husband and I listen to books on CD in the car, we're wallowing through The Gate House by Nelson DeMille. I usually like his books but this one is waay tooo long - We're on disk 10 of 18 (I think) and we're still waiting for something to happen. We'll finish it, but I'm not recommending it...
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:03 PM   #59
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I also use the library alot. I have troube with my vison and can read but it takes effort so not as fun as it use to be so I order audiobooks online and the library tells me when they are at the library closest to me. The Help was great as an audiobook. The Ken Follett books Pillars of the Earth and World Without End had great narrators also all the Harry Potter books.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:38 PM   #60
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Way to go Kevin reading Janet Evanovich! The past few months I have read Janet's latest, Fingerlicking Fifteen. Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand - all her books are good and based in Nantucket (great beach books). I must say after watching Season One True Blood, I went back and read the first Charlene Harris book in the series.

Oh and I so contributed to the ecomony, I broke down and bought a Kindle- LOVE IT!!!!
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