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Old 01-04-2013, 10:27 PM   #196
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Excellent book! Did you read the prequel/sequel "The Twelve" that just came out? That was a little hard to get into, since I read The Passage two years
Yes; I thought it was a bit of a letdown from the Passage. I'm hoping the third book will be a good one.

I started and finished my 2nd book today - "The Fault In Our Stars". Pretty good, quick read. Not sure what's up next for me.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #197
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#3 Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

The second book of the Giver Trilogy. Young adult dystopian genre

I liked it. I wanted to continue the trilogy to see what happened to the characters in the Giver however this book does not deal with them at all.

This book focuses on a girl who loses her mother and what happens to her in this society and some of the realizations she comes to about her society.

I borrowed it from the NC Digital library.
Are you going to read the 3rd one? I hear its suposted to wrap up the whole series. I know you do find out in it what happens to Johnas and Gabe in book one and kira from book 2 is in it too.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:49 PM   #198
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Are you going to read the 3rd one? I hear its suposted to wrap up the whole series.
Yes! I just put it on hold. I'm 7th in line....grrrr. Also found out there is a 4th book, Son
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:05 PM   #199
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Without spoiling things I can say for those that know the show this is basically an epsiode in book form. For me I was seeing things in my head like the town and Fargo (one of favorite characters) plus it adds things a hour long epsiode can't explain in terms of the details. All in all not bad for fluffly and silly brain candy. It's also a plus if you know the show mostly for those bits of things that had been spoken of in the series but newcomers can get along pretty well too.

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Next up: hopefully a volume of The Walking Dead graphic novels if the hold comes through in the morning.
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Old 01-04-2013, 11:18 PM   #200
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I did! I liked the character development and the plot. I couldn't put it down. It is dark and I have heard others say they didn't like the ending - but that is part of what I liked about it....
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Old 01-05-2013, 07:53 AM   #201
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Book #2 finished!
Book of Summers by Emylia Hall

Review: LOVE IT! I would recommend this book. Books of Summers is about a woman named Beth who discovers that her mother, Marika had died in Hungary but her lover, an artist had sent a scrapbook to her. As Beth is going through the book and bringing out pictures throughout the years, she is reminded of the happy summers she spent in Hungary, the sweetness of a first kiss and the warm memories with her mother and Zoltan (her mother's lover) and of course the reminder of a past wound she could not forgive for years.

I don't want to give the ending away but I didn't see it coming. This book is bittersweet in the end but throughout there is a soft happiness that reminds me of flowers, honey and wild forests. The descriptions in the Book of Summers is vivid and fresh. The plot is engaging and I totally recommend it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:56 AM   #202
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11th hour James Paterson.
The only series I really read by Paterson. Like the interaction between the four main women. I might not have read it but there are a couple of us who pass the books around. I give it four stars and did not like it as much as some of te other books in the series. It is by far the most books I have read in a series though.
BTW does this book count was about halfway through when the ball dropped.
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:58 AM   #203
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My DD got "Son" for Christmas. She liked it and thought it wrapped up the series. She said number 3 was sad.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:06 AM   #204
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I'm in! I'll say 20. Most likely, half of those will be during the summer.

I've finished 1 - The Fault in Our Stars. I really liked it and am thinking I should read more young adult because I can read them quicker. This one is set in Indianapolis which was fun since I knew the places mentioned.

I am now reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" which I am sure I got from a thread on the Dis.

My favorite book of 2012 was "Cutting for Stone." I read it last Spring Break, and it is a more involved, takes some time type of book, but I loved it.
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Old 01-05-2013, 10:26 AM   #205
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My goal = 50 books.

Number 2 finished: "The Appeal" by John Grisham

At the opening of this book, a Mississippi court hands down a verdict to a large chemical company accused of dumping chemicals and causing cancer in a small town. They are hit with a large verdict, and the CEO swears that he will never pay. The rest of the book is filled with twists and turns as we see to what lengths "big business" will go in order to get a verdict overturned at the Supreme Court level.

I will admit that I usually like Grisham's novels, but this one left me feeling very uncomfortable. I'm going to have to think about this book for a while before deciding whether or not I liked it. Perhaps that makes it successful? This one will stay with me.

Next up: "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Piccoult.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:21 PM   #206
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I did! I liked the character development and the plot. I couldn't put it down. It is dark and I have heard others say they didn't like the ending - but that is part of what I liked about it....
Same here! So many people were complaining about the ending, so when I read it myself, I was ready to be disappointed. How wrong I was! Yes, the ending is not a "conventional" ending, but that book was so twisted and oh so wicked, how could you have anything BUT a non-conventional ending? lol
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:24 PM   #207
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I am reading my #2 book - Defending Jacob based on a recommendation from a DIS'er on the other book thread.

Oh my gosh, I CANNOT put this book down!! I keep finding myself so immersed into the storyline (being a parent, I don't see how you cannot do that!) and I find myself questionning myself at every turn.... "what would *I* do in that scenario?"

Sometimes the way a book ends can kill a book, so really hoping the author pulls through for me.

I want life to completely stop this weekend so I can finish this book! (stupid housecleaning...)
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:20 PM   #208
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I am reading my #2 book - Defending Jacob based on a recommendation from a DIS'er on the other book thread.

Oh my gosh, I CANNOT put this book down!! I keep finding myself so immersed into the storyline (being a parent, I don't see how you cannot do that!) and I find myself questionning myself at every turn.... "what would *I* do in that scenario?"

Sometimes the way a book ends can kill a book, so really hoping the author pulls through for me.

I want life to completely stop this weekend so I can finish this book! (stupid housecleaning...)
You won't be disappointed in this book. It finishes up pretty clean. It was one of the better books I read last year. I read it after Gone Girl (I was one of *those* people who loved Gone Girl but the ending ruined the book for me). Defending Jacob did not disappoint.
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#1 The Killing Kind by John Connelly

I rate it 2.5 and if I hadn't wanted to post a completion here I probably would have given up.

A former cop, now PI gets hired to investigate a questionable suicide. It involves a shady religious cult. The premise was interesting but I don't like authors who elaborate excessively on location. Such as, I drove down Main St and took a left on Walnut, there was construction on Beech so I cut through to Cherry ST. Ok, so you're familiar with the town, who cares?
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Next up: since TWD volume is good sized I'll be reading that one along with The Hunger Games.
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