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Old 07-23-2012, 12:14 PM   #16
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I wasn't a part of the last thread so I'll jump in here at the beginning of this one!

I have started 3 different books in the last two weeks and nothing is really holding my attention. I seem to be in a reading slump. I am excited to get home from work and read, but nothing is catching my attention.

I have started Grave Surprise by Charliane Harris(I enjoyed the first in the series so I was excited for this one but , I can't get into it.)

I have also read the first four chapters of Janet Evanovich's Wicked Buisiness. But the story and characters are dumb to me. I thought that Wicked Attraction(the first) was dumb, but enjoyable enough to keep reading.

AND...I started the first in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, but I am having a really hard time grasping the vampire lore in this one. I know I should be open minded, but I am just so confused! I keep having to go back and read what the different types of vampires are and stuff!
I thought the same thing about Wicked Appetite. I had a very hard time finishing it. I love the Stephanie Plum books but I'm not wild about the Wicked Series.

I'm reading Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner. It's just ok. I've got to stop comparing everything to The Help. I just loved that book and haven't been able to find anything that captured my attention like that did. I could not put it down! I really want to find another book that will do that.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:18 PM   #17
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I thought the same thing about Wicked Appetite. I had a very hard time finishing it. I love the Stephanie Plum books but I'm not wild about the Wicked Series.

I'm reading Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner. It's just ok. I've got to stop comparing everything to The Help. I just loved that book and haven't been able to find anything that captured my attention like that did. I could not put it down! I really want to find another book that will do that.
I loved the S.P. books too!

These just feel so rushed. She jumped right in. There is almost NO character or plot development. It is just so cheesy. I feel like she just wanted to cash in on the fantasy thing that is hot right now.

The reason I kept reading Wicked Appetite was because I wanted to know about Glo, her broom and the monkey!
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #18
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I'll be so glad when this vampire craze dies down. I don't know how many times I've picked up a book that looked like it might be interesting only to find out it's another one of those damn vampire books. Enough, already!

Right now I'm reading 'King of Lies' by John Hart. I've only read the first chapter or so, so it's too early to form an opinion, but I'm hoping it's as good as 'Last Child'. He has 2 others out as well, 'Down River' and 'Iron Horse'. Has anyone here read any of these?
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:44 PM   #19
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I've recently read "Game of Thrones" and loved it.

I find myself comparing everything to the great books I've read over the past couple of years:
The Book Thief
Water for Elephants
The Hunger Games Trilogy
Game of Thrones

I'm sure there are more. I'll have to think about it and come back.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:38 PM   #20
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I've got to stop comparing everything to The Help. I just loved that book and haven't been able to find anything that captured my attention like that did. I could not put it down! I really want to find another book that will do that.
I just finished "The Kitchen House." I think you will like it if you liked "The Help." I thought the ending was rushed, but for the most part, I really liked it.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:47 PM   #21
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I'm finishing up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I can't get another freebie from Amazon until August 1 so I'll read Gone Girl next. Then back to Harry Potter.

I honestly can't believe how much I'm enjoying these HP books. I thought the movies were ok but the books..wow so good! I can see why there was such hype over their release. I do plan on re-watching the movies now.

OH, and I'm also listening to The Book Thief. Best book ever!
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:16 PM   #22
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I'm finishing up Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I can't get another freebie from Amazon until August 1 so I'll read Gone Girl next. Then back to Harry Potter.

I honestly can't believe how much I'm enjoying these HP books. I thought the movies were ok but the books..wow so good! I can see why there was such hype over their release. I do plan on re-watching the movies now.

OH, and I'm also listening to The Book Thief. Best book ever!
The movies are nothing in comparison to the books - a mixed up Cliff's notes version. I've re-read and re-listened to the books over and over again. Even paid for the e-books for it. They're my go-to books when I'm between other books.
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I just finished reading Shutter Island, and now I'm moving on to Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. I love historical fiction about Henry VIII!
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:14 PM   #24
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I just finished The Spies Who Never Were about British double-agents during WWII. Pretty interesting. Now I'm on to The Horsemen, which is excellent, but that may just because I'm a horse racing fanatic.
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:55 PM   #25
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Gone Girl was fantastic. I couldn't put it down. I don't know what I'm going to read next. I have so many books to read....


I loved that book, she is all kinds of messed up , I lol every time he seen Detective Boney , and sanf Boney Maronni to himself , I read another book by Gillian Flynn called Dark Places, another page turner, its really good, she has a 3rd book also, want to read it, but forcing myself to read a couple of other books first
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I just finished "The Kitchen House." I think you will like it if you liked "The Help." I thought the ending was rushed, but for the most part, I really liked it.
Oh I think Kitchen House is one of my favorite books. I really couldn't put it down. If you liked it and The Help, you might want to check out Rush Home Road. I really liked that one also

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Me too. Wolf Hall is on my top 5 list.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:30 AM   #27
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Okay...I think I have found a new book/series that has FINALLY hooked me.

I read the sample from Amazon of Laurell K. Hamilton's Guilty Pleasures and really wanted to keep reading! My Amazon card HATES me right now.
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I'll be so glad when this vampire craze dies down. I don't know how many times I've picked up a book that looked like it might be interesting only to find out it's another one of those damn vampire books. Enough, already!
I'm with you! Vampires - bleh!

I missed the last thread but am happy I can join in for this one!

From the above posts, it looks like I need to read Wolf Hall. I love books from that era :-)

I just picked up a few books to read on vacation. Has anyone read these & are they any good?
Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff
Honolulu by Alan Brennert
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
Sea Change by Karen White
Yes I seem to be all over the place, but I didn't know what I'd be in the mood to read.
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I just read the synopsis of Gone Girl and that one is definitely going on my list. Has anyone read 'Before I Go to Sleep?' I read so much that I'm rather jaded and rarely find a book that I cannot put down, but that one had me riveted. I was torn because on the one hand I couldn't wait to find out what had happened to the protagonist but I was enjoying the book so much I didn't want it to end. Anyway, if you enjoy mystery/suspense novels, I highly recommend it.
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I just read the synopsis of Gone Girl and that one is definitely going on my list. Has anyone read 'Before I Go to Sleep?' I read so much that I'm rather jaded and rarely find a book that I cannot put down, but that one had me riveted. I was torn because on the one hand I couldn't wait to find out what had happened to the protagonist but I was enjoying the book so much I didn't want it to end. Anyway, if you enjoy mystery/suspense novels, I highly recommend it.
I really liked "Before I Go to Sleep" also!

I think "Gone Girl" is going to be my next book. I'm currently reading Stephen King's "11/22/63." It's good, but I am not flying through it like I do most books.
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