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Old 02-11-2013, 11:17 PM   #781
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The Jack Daniels series is very good!
Evil evil series!!! I find myself spending tons of time and money on books Im reading wiskey sour now, got outa work early and had to hang out with jack daniels
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:08 AM   #782
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#6 out of 24 - The Death of Bees. Meh. I'd give it a 3 out of 5. There was nothing wrong with it. I wanted to know how it ended. It was easy reading but it just wasn't enough of a story for me. I don't know--just not all that enthused.

Basically, it is about 2 girls (15 and 12) who are raised by some atrocious, drug abusing parents. There's hints that the father may have molested one or both of them but that never really gets said. The story opens with both parents being dead. You are never quite sure who killed the father until later in the book. The older girl buries them in the back yard and tells everyone they are missing so her and her sister don't get sent to foster care. They are taken in by a lonely, kindly neighbor man who also happens to be on the sex offender list (a misunderstanding). They become somewhat of a family. Then enter the long-lost grandfather, who makes trouble.

The story is told by three narrators: the two girls and the neighbor who cares for them.

Again, a decent story but it didn't WOW me.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:23 AM   #783
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:18 AM   #784
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1939: The Last Season of Peace by Angela Lambert follows the lives of the English debutants presented in the final social Season before the beginning of WWII, follows how they dealt with the changes the war made in their lives and how they were challenged and grew. Not everyone's cup of tea, but I like that era so I enjoyed it very much.

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:21 PM   #785
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I just finished my 9th book... Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. It was a quick read but I didn't like the ending very much. I hate when that happens!
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:38 PM   #786
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I just finished my 9th book... Dash and Lily's Book of Dares. It was a quick read but I didn't like the ending very much. I hate when that happens!
Hulagirl, since you like YA books and you live in Rochester, have you ever been to the Teen Book Festival? It's the biggest one of its kind in the country, and coming up in a couple of months! You can see David there and tell him you didn't like the ending very much.
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Old 02-12-2013, 03:05 PM   #787
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I finished up my books and had a quick read of St. Rose of Lima, since my daughter had to do a book report on it. It was a quick and interesting read with only 300 or so pages in it.
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St. Rose of Lima (1586-1617), Patroness of the Americas, is the first canonized saint of the New World. She was the tenth of thirteen children. Though exquisitely beautiful (hence her nickname, Rose), she refused to marry, and while helping support her family by needlework and growing flowers, she practiced heroic charity and lived as a Dominican Tertiary in her parents' home. Rose tenderly cared for the sick, even those with repulsive wounds, and she often obtained miraculous cures for people from the Child Jesus. On other occasions, Rose worked miracles in order to feed the members of her family, and became known as "Mother of the Poor." Rose continually prayed and offered her sufferings for the conversion of the idolatrous Incas. In the year 1615, through her prayers, the Blessed Sacrament and the people of Lima were spared attack by savage pirates. St. Rose was a friend and confidant of St. Martin de Porres, who lived in the same city. Her mystical experiences caused an ecclesiastical inquiry. Though dead at only 31, St. Rose's love of God was so intense that she was recognized as a saint in her own time and was canonized by the Church just 54 years later, in 1671. St. Rose of Lima has captured the imagination of the world and stands as one of the most popular saints in the history of the Church
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:25 PM   #788
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Just finished book 7, the likeness by tana French. This was book 2 in the Dublin murder squad, and it was very good. There was a slight lull in the middle of the book, but I overall, I really enjoyed, and enjoyed the author. Thinking I might retread a few of my Harlan Coben books next...
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:34 PM   #789
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I thought it was entertaining, and I hope there is a sequel.
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Old 02-12-2013, 11:52 PM   #790
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#14 Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

3.5/5 Good book. Weird, but good. I don't hate it but I don't love it. I enjoyed it while I was actually reading it, but when I put it down I wasn't in a rush to pick it up again. If made into a movie, it HAS to be 3D. The descriptions were really rich and at times I wanted to be able to touch what they were talking about.

Next up is Rush Home Road- after I reread this thread. I made a list of books to read from this thread and had it stored on my phone. I had to reset my phone and lost the list. I am so sad because there were a few I really wanted to read. Hopefully I can find them again.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:07 AM   #791
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Went to the Library today to pick up some History books for the kids and picked up my next reads:

Chicken Soup for the Children's Soul (I like light reading to keep in my purse for when I am in lines or waiting for a quick bit)

Size 12 and Ready to Rock by Meg Cabot (I wanted fluff for this very tiring week)
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:22 AM   #792
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Book #26 A Decline in Prophets by Sulari Gentil-these are an Australian mystery series set in the 1930's. I love how the author evokes that era.
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Old 02-13-2013, 02:17 AM   #793
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very good book!!! A very quick read!
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:08 AM   #794
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Book #27 The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh.

This was recommended by nemofans in this thread. I loved it. It was beautifully written and I was so drawn in by the main character. Highly recommended.
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Old 02-13-2013, 09:21 AM   #795
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Glad you liked it! It is a great book! I was one of those stupid brides who chose yellow roses for my wedding bouquet! If I had only read this book b4 then. Oh well...
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