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Old 05-31-2013, 01:50 PM   #1636
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55. Unholy Night by Seth Grahame-Smith

This author also wrote Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter which sounds absurd but was really good. So I hunted this one down. The author winds total fiction around history. This story was about the three wise men who came to the stable of Jesus's birth. It is kind of what if these guys weren't who you think they were. A very interesting alternative look at the famous story bringing in all the famous players, Mary & Joseph, Herrod, Pilate etc. I liked it although sometimes it dragged. Good ending.

56. Bad Little Falls by Paul Doiron

This is the 3rd in the Mike Bowditch series. Bowditch is a game warden in Maine and has been banished to a remote outpost because of his behavior on the job. He always gets mixed up in trouble he shouldn't mess with and while trying to help ends up hindering the process. But in the end he is the one who solves the case. I have enjoyed all the books in this series.
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Old 05-31-2013, 01:57 PM   #1637
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I'm still reading Under the Dome and listening to We Need to Talk About Kevin. First, I am LOVING Under the Dome. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

But I'm posting about Kevin. I'm not halfway yet but I HATE Eva. Is that the author's intention? Did everyone else that read it hate her as well? She's so unlikable!
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Old 05-31-2013, 02:45 PM   #1638
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Totally agree! Some of my favorite books have been YA and they have been very well written.

If I can ask, could we have some titles of what you have written? I would love to read a fellow DISer's work!
Thank you! I don't want to publicize my books here but I can PM you.

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I'm still reading Under the Dome and listening to We Need to Talk About Kevin. First, I am LOVING Under the Dome. I can't wait to find out what happens next.

But I'm posting about Kevin. I'm not halfway yet but I HATE Eva. Is that the author's intention? Did everyone else that read it hate her as well? She's so unlikable!
I can not remember what I thought of Eva in the book, because I read it when it first came out. But I watched the movie a few months ago and WOW. Incredible, and incredibly hard to watch. I could only feel sorry for Eva in the movie.
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Old 05-31-2013, 03:24 PM   #1639
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Thank you! I don't want to publicize my books here but I can PM you.

I can not remember what I thought of Eva in the book, because I read it when it first came out. But I watched the movie a few months ago and WOW. Incredible, and incredibly hard to watch. I could only feel sorry for Eva in the movie.
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Old 05-31-2013, 04:19 PM   #1640
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Finished reading 'The Devil Has Dimples' It was a freebie on kindle, just ok. The story was choppy and the writing wasn't great. Didn't hate it though.

I've just started The Jane Austen Collection which is a bunch of her novels rolled into one. First up - Sense and Sensibility.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:40 PM   #1641
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For those who have read 11/22/63 by Stephen King ... please tell me it stays good all the way to the end. I'm halfway in, and I'd hate to go all 850 pages only to have it end badly.

So far it's one of the best SK books I've read - I just don't want the end to disappoint!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:54 PM   #1642
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I picked up Defending Jacob and Miss Peregrine tonight. I can't decide which to read first!
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #1643
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I picked up Defending Jacob and Miss Peregrine tonight. I can't decide which to read first!
Read Defending Jacob first - it is fantastic! I have to say I haven't read the other one you listed yet, but Defending Jacob is one of my favorite books so far this year.
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:35 AM   #1644
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Jumping in on this thread....just read Defending Jacob and it is so good!!
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:16 PM   #1645
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If anyone is interested in reading Three Twigs for the Campfire, I can send a couple of Kindle gift versions.

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1...r-the-campfire
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Old 06-02-2013, 01:22 PM   #1646
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I wish I had all the money n the world because reading is saving me this summer only so much cleaning need to get done August 14 can't get here soon enough
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Old 06-02-2013, 04:19 PM   #1647
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#47 and #48 down and done.

#47 - Lavender Road by Helen Carey. This is the story of a group of women of various ages and social standing living on Lavender Road on the outskirts of London at the beginning of WWII. I love reading about this time in history, fiction or non-fiction, and this story was well done.

#48 - Vanities and Vexations by Sarah Waldock is another of my favorite genres, Jane Austen wannabes. This one takes place after Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam Darcy's marriage and follows the might-have-been stories of Georgiana Darcy, Anne de Bourgh, and Kitty Bennet.

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:48 PM   #1648
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#66 No I Don't Need Reading Glasses by Virginia Ironside-I laughed out loud reading this book but it had some bittersweet parts as well

#67 The Space Between Us by Thrity Umriger-set in India and is the story of three women and the relationship between them. Well written and will read more of her books.
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#39 Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Second in the Delirium series. Picked up where the first book left off and did not disappoint. Can't hardly wait to get the next one but my local library didn't have it available & I don't want to put it on hold just yet as I'm going to the World next week so as soon as I get home I'll put it on hold.
Right now I'm reading a biography on Rich Mullins & also "The Ladies Reading Room"
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I wish I had all the money n the world because reading is saving me this summer only so much cleaning need to get done August 14 can't get here soon enough
So, what's happening Aug. 14th???
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