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Old 01-03-2013, 05:14 PM   #151
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A brief summary of Dying to get Published. Jennifer Marsh is a struggling writer that is tired of getting rejection letters from publishers. She hears about a woman on Oprah that writes a non-fiction book and finds almost immediate success. Jennifer decides that is what she needs to do, so she tries to plan the perfect murder and get herself caught.

I hope that this is the type of summary you all are looking for.
That sounds like my kinda book. It's now in my recommended to read shelf over at Goodreads. Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:25 PM   #152
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1. Falling for Her Captain by S.E. Harrisville

Rating: 4 stars

Review: good book, about a 4. Its about a police chief who falls in love with a dective. Theres an aswome crime that happens involving a boy named chaz. I found myself laughing alot because the cop is a smart mouthed, cocky woman. the ending is a bit predicatble, but theres also a nice romace and dificulty consering it. If your into police or mystery, its a good read.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:27 PM   #153
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Old 01-03-2013, 07:28 PM   #154
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I find Erik Larson's writing spellbinding! His research and attention to detail are unmatched. I loved this book. You may also enjoy two other of his non-fiction books, Devil in the White City, and Thunderstruck.

Devil is the true story of a serial killer operating in Chicago during the building of the 1893 World's Fair. In addition to the murder stories, it was fascinating to learn how the fair was put together, the social customs, and the police procedures of that era.

Thunderstruck is the story of how Gugliermo Marconi's invention of the telegraph was instrumental in apprehending Hawley Crippen, the notorious British wife-killer.

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Oh my gosh the other 2 that you mentioned sound really good. I am going to have to check this author out!
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #155
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Hooray!!! I finished my first book of 2013!!!

Goal: 50 books

Book #1: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand (non-fiction)

Review: I give this book 5 stars! I had been looking forward to reading this book, due to the reviews given to it by DIS members. However, for one reason or another, I never got around to it. Luckily, my book club members voted on it, so I had my opportunity.

This is the story of World War II prisoner of war, Louie Zamperini. After crashing in the Pacific, he and 2 other men float on life rafts until they are captured by the Japanese.

I was afraid that this would be an emotionally difficult book to read, but it really wasn't. It was uplifting, and by the end of the book I felt really good about it. Laura Hillenbrand has a way of writing non-fiction, and making it read like fiction. This was a book that I didn't want to put down. I highly recommend this book!

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I agree! Unbroken was an awesome book!

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I find Erik Larson's writing spellbinding! His research and attention to detail are unmatched. I loved this book. You may also enjoy two other of his non-fiction books, Devil in the White City, and Thunderstruck.

Devil is the true story of a serial killer operating in Chicago during the building of the 1893 World's Fair. In addition to the murder stories, it was fascinating to learn how the fair was put together, the social customs, and the police procedures of that era.

Thunderstruck is the story of how Gugliermo Marconi's invention of the telegraph was instrumental in apprehending Hawley Crippen, the notorious British wife-killer.

Queen Colleen
I also liked Devil in the White City and have Thunderstruck on my "to read" list.
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:57 PM   #156
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Yay! I finished my first book for 2013 (ok, admitedly I started it in 2012).

Goal: 30 books

Book #1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling

I've promised my sons for years that I would read this series and am just starting on it now. Hoping to finish the remaining books in 2013.

This one was the best one so far. The storyline is picking up (I couldn't put it down towards the end) and the characters are well developed and keep me guessing (I can't figure out a few of them, lol).

Next up: Defending Jacob by William Landay.

Have heard great things about this book, so can't wait to start it!
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Books Read: #1 My Year with Eleanor, #2 Trust Your Eyes, #3 Doctor Sleep, #4 Can Man Live Without God, #5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, #6 The Woods, #7 When She Woke, #8 The Glass Castle, #9 The Rosie Project, #10 The Husband's Secret, #11 The Cuckoo's Calling, #12 Six Years, #13 Her Mother's Hope, #14 Perfect People, #15 The Last Original Wife, #16 Star Island, #17 Pursuit of Peace, #18 Room, #19 Innocence #20 New Year Island, #21 Me Before You, #22 Unbroken, #23 You Don't Want to Know, #24 Her Daughter's Dream, #25 The Leisure Seeker, #26 Rainshadow Road, #27 The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, #28 Little Bee, #29 The Art Forger, #30 One Plus One, #31 Double Whammy, #32 The Girl You Left Behind, #33 Orphan Train, #34 Big Little Lies, #35 The Good Girl, #36 The Girl with All the Gifts, #37 Outlander, #38 Lucid, #39 You, #40 Dragonfly in Amber

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Old 01-03-2013, 10:00 PM   #157
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:05 PM   #158
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For those of you asking about Goodreads.

The EASIEST way to change book from your "to read" list to "currently reading" is NOT to use the edit button. I can never get that thing to work properly, as some of you are also finding out.

On the home page when you first sign in, there is a widget to the top right that says Currently Reading.

Underneath in tiny letters, it says "Add a new book." Click on this to open a search box. Type the name of the book you want to add and hit enter. This will automatically add the title of that book to your "currently reading" list AND, best of all, remove it from your "to read" list!

I also use an app on my iphone to keep track of my progress through the book. It's easy to open it whenever I'm done reading during lunch break or whenever and enter the page number I'm at.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:06 PM   #159
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:08 PM   #160
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:23 PM   #162
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Please, can I join? I have more books loaded onto my Kindle that I'll ever be able to read. My goal is 40.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:56 PM   #164
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Please add me ~ sorry I am late! My goal is 75 books. Thanks!!!!
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Old 01-04-2013, 06:11 AM   #165
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For those of you asking about Goodreads.

The EASIEST way to change book from your "to read" list to "currently reading" is NOT to use the edit button. I can never get that thing to work properly, as some of you are also finding out.

On the home page when you first sign in, there is a widget to the top right that says Currently Reading.

Underneath in tiny letters, it says "Add a new book." Click on this to open a search box. Type the name of the book you want to add and hit enter. This will automatically add the title of that book to your "currently reading" list AND, best of all, remove it from your "to read" list!

I also use an app on my iphone to keep track of my progress through the book. It's easy to open it whenever I'm done reading during lunch break or whenever and enter the page number I'm at.
Thanks! I've been using the edit button, but I'll look for the "add a new book" option.
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