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Old 02-17-2013, 05:37 PM   #856
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I saw your post ...I'm sorry it didn't turn out the way you wanted it to.

I started to read it last year but couldn't get into it. Maybe I'll see the movie and THEN try again.
.....well, it wasn't like I wanted a 'happy ending'....I just wanted the movie to be true to the book...
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:38 PM   #857
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.....well, it wasn't like I wanted a 'happy ending'....I just wanted the movie to be true to the book...
That's how I feel about True Blood.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:43 PM   #858
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That's how I feel about True Blood.
....I never got 'into' that - the books OR the show....
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:45 PM   #859
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....I never got 'into' that - the books OR the show....
I started with the show and then read the books. I like the books much better. I find them a little "less corny" than the show.
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.....I hate when I read a book and my pre-conceived ideas get blown away by a movie.....
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:26 PM   #861
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#15 Rush Home Road by Lori Lansens

I didn't think I would do it, but this book gets a 5/5. There was not one part of this book that I didn't like. Everything flowed together so well and there were no slow parts. I am so glad I read this thread, otherwise I would have missed this book. So thank you to everyone that recommended it. I hope this is never made into a movie because it won't measure up.

Not sure what's up next. I'll update when I do.

ETA I've settled on The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas.
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Old 02-17-2013, 08:39 PM   #862
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Finished #6 out of 24 - Into the Darkest Corner. That was certainly a page-turner. I definitely enjoyed it, although I will say it was definitely a dark book. The author did a good job of really making me feel the fear of the main character. Awful. But I like a book like that every now and again! Whew....

Anyway, now I need to figure out what to read next and I have no idea. I hate being bookless.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:20 PM   #863
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Missed a book last post (bad me!)

I read dirty martini! was a really good book!
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:33 PM   #864
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Anyway, now I need to figure out what to read next and I have no idea. I hate being bookless.
There is nothing worse than being bookless! LOL!

I keep a running list on Goodreads of books I want to read - roughly in the order I want to read them so that I'm never left wondering what I'm going to read next, but I do switch them around now and then depending on my mood and what's available.
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Old 02-17-2013, 09:39 PM   #865
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#9 out of 30

Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple

I thought I was going to quit this one, I really did. Right around page 30-40ish, I was so bored and just couldn't get into the author's style of writing with this collage of emails, notes, letters, etc. that were telling the story. But I thought to myself, I'll give it another 30 pages or so. I'm glad I did!

By around page 100, I was into it. I had gotten to know the characters and their quirkiness. Even going so far as laughing out loud (the character, Audrey, I thought was hysterical).

By page 200 I was in for the long haul. At this point I HAD to know how this story was going to pan out for everyone. And what the heck DID happen to Bernadette and where DID she go??

I wouldn't say I loved it, but I did enjoy it very much.

I tend to like books that don't always follow the same plotline: 1) a ghastly murder and nobody knows who or why or 2) a steamy romance where the 2 "lovers" fight against their desires for each other or 3) dysfunctional sisters that have to come to terms with their lives so that they can become stronger together as well... sisters.

So anytime a book comes along that's slightly quirky and off the beaten path or a very unique or intriguing plotline, I'm game.

Next up:

The Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

I'll be cozing up to this book for the rest of winter most likely, lol.
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Book #11 Twilight's Eternal Embrace by Karen Michelle Nutt

This was a period piece vampire romance story. Total fluff read, and just what I needed after a super stressful week! I don't usually go for the sappy romance stuff, but if they throw some supernatural stuff in there, it is more appealing to me.

Book #12 Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford

Obviously another vamp story, LOL. I tend to get into these in spurts and I've already started another. This one was in the YA genre. Good plot with gov't involvement in the vamp hunting. Fun book, definitely needs a sequel.

Can I raise my goal to 45 please? Thanks!
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Ugh...so I've been wanting to read something light and fun, and having no luck finding anything! I even started one of those Stephanie bond books, but it just wasn't for me. So, I decided to go back and read some of my tried and true fluff, and that's Stephanie plum! When I first got my kindle, I read her books back to back to back(I'd polish them off in a couple of hours!), so I decided to read one for the money again, and go from there- I might just retread them all! So book 9 for me is going to be one for the money by Janet evanovich!
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:38 PM   #868
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In my case it is funny my boss represents a company can't say last time got points any way discovered I have light sensitivity and was given special glasses last October and it has helped a lot so I am re reading books and learning vocabulary most picked up as kids, or teens and the tablet helps a lot with that because I can read online and not only make the font the way I need it but also look up words easer
Some of my favs are YA books!

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (2 sequels)
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The Good Guy by Dean Koontz

This was one of his better ones IMHO. Koontz so often gets you gripped in some psychological type thriller only to solve it with a sudden monster. Not this one. This guy, Tim, is just sitting around his friend's bar and this guy comes up to him and starts a strange conversation, then passes him an envelope with $10,000 and a picture of a girl. The stranger tells him he'll get the rest when its finished. Soon after this other guy comes in who was the real intended receiver of the envelope. Tim decides to warn the intended victim. The book follows not only the chase but also who are these people, what are their backgrounds, why is the victim targeted etc etc. Fast paced and interesting.
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Some of my favs are YA books!

Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements (2 sequels)
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A Long Way From Chicago/A Year Down Yonder/Here Lies the Librarian/The Teacher's Funeral by Richard Peck
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