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Old 02-18-2013, 10:33 PM   #886
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So this weekend i finished defending Jacob, read Reflections in You, And started The Time Keeper on the way home which i just finished. I give it a solid 4/5. I couldn't get enough of it.

Thats 10 for me i think. My goal is 25.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:17 AM   #887
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Book #15 - "The Chocolate Lovers' Club" by Carole Matthews

I really liked this book. It was total fluff! Chick lit at it's finest! Think Bridget Jones as a chocoholic! It's not great literature, but it kept me amused for the space of the book!!

Now, I really have to get back on the reading wagon! I pinched a nerve in my neck/shoulder last Tuesday, and have been flat on my back until yesterday! I couldn't hold a book, or even my Nook, so my reading has been nonexistant since Tuesday!

Next up: "The Knitting Circle" by Ann Hood, and I'm still working on "Team of Rivals". I'm getting close to the middle of that book. Lincoln was just elected.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:03 AM   #888
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I just joined DISboards and have been watching this thread and was hoping I could join in!

I love to read but over the years couldn't find the time. But, now that my DD 16 drives, I can find time to read again!!

GOAL 25 BOOKS
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:16 AM   #889
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I just joined DISboards and have been watching this thread and was hoping I could join in!

I love to read but over the years couldn't find the time. But, now that my DD 16 drives, I can find time to read again!!

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Welcome! I suggest reading the whole thread. I know it's long, but there are some fantastic recommendations here.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:01 AM   #890
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I just joined DISboards and have been watching this thread and was hoping I could join in!

I love to read but over the years couldn't find the time. But, now that my DD 16 drives, I can find time to read again!!

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Got you! So glad you could join us. It's so fun to see the progress everyone is making and sharing with each other what we've read along the way.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:35 AM   #891
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Book #13

Blood Type by Melissa Luznicky Garrett

My 3rd vamp book this week. Another freebie for my Kindle from Amazon. Worth downloading, and a fun read.

Enough of the vamps for this week though. I started a suspense story last night, and so far it's pretty good.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:27 AM   #892
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Book 7 - Defending Jacob

I read this in two days. It is really good! The ending bothered me though, but it definitely makes you think.
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:22 PM   #893
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Goal - 50 books

Book #15 - "The Chocolate Lovers' Club" by Carole Matthews

I really liked this book. It was total fluff! Chick lit at it's finest! Think Bridget Jones as a chocoholic! It's not great literature, but it kept me amused for the space of the book!!
So many of your book selections on Goodreads end up on my to-read list!

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I just joined DISboards and have been watching this thread and was hoping I could join in!

I love to read but over the years couldn't find the time. But, now that my DD 16 drives, I can find time to read again!!

GOAL 25 BOOKS
Welcome and happy reading!

My update:
Finished book #21 (Goal 75) The Girl Who Played With Fire by Stieg Larsson the second in the series. I enjoyed the book but not quite as much as I loved the first one.

Next for me, Graceling by Kristin Cashore - my hold come in at the library (finally!!!) This a YA book, description from Goodreads:

In a world where people born with an extreme skill—called a Grace—are feared and exploited, Katsa carries the burden of the skill even she despises: the Grace of killing. She lives under the command of her uncle Randa, King of the Middluns, and is expected to execute his dirty work, punishing and torturing anyone who displeases him.

When she first meets Prince Po, who is Graced with combat skills, Katsa has no hint of how her life is about to change.

She never expects to become Po's friend.

She never expects to learn a new truth about her own Grace—or about a terrible secret that lies hidden far away...a secret that could destroy all seven kingdoms with words alone.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:43 PM   #894
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I am posting all 3 books I have read since Jan. since I joined late, I have to say I am proud of myself because I wasnt much of a reader before.

These are the books and they are all amish fiction (anyone remember our sweet poster C. Ann)

Living in Harmony by Mary Ellis
Simply Sara by Hillary Manton Lodge
The Lesson by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Now I an stating #4, I think its Betrayed by Robin Lee Hatcher
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:10 PM   #895
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Yesterday finished

Three Moons Over Sedona .. 4 1/2 stars from 168 reviews on Amazon

Georgia Mae Brown has always lived an ordinary life. That is, until her husband dies in the arms of a younger woman. Six weeks after his death, Georgia slides behind the wheel of her husband’s beloved 1976 Fleetwood convertible, starts the engine and just keeps driving. Empowered by a volatile mix of freedom and retribution, Georgia begins a journey of a lifetime.

Traveling two thousand-miles to Sedona, Arizona, Georgia finds work in a café managed by the kooky proprietor, Trish Martin. Next door, the Moon Tide Gift Shop is owned by the exotic Zoe Atwater, the daughter of screen legend, Gloria Atwater. Befriended by these two flamboyant characters, Georgia finds new life in Sedona, an artisan town surrounded by the magnificent red rock scenery of Oak Creek Canyon. This energizing landscape of mysterious vortexes and new-age spiritualism revitalizes her soul. However, her two new friends have their own agendas, generating a major crisis that takes the three women to LA and a media Hollywood funeral. Georgia is suddenly thrust into the surreal world of A-list movie stars, glamorous Rodeo Drive, and tabloid hell.

Three Moons Over Sedona is an odyssey of the human heart, filled with secrets, regrets and finally forgiveness. Georgia is a survivor who learns that although you can never run away from yourself, you can—through pure determination—become the person you were always meant to be.
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Dirty Martini - A Thriller (Jack Daniels Mysteries) 4 1/2 stars from 60 reviews

In Whiskey Sour, Chicago police Lieutenant Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels hunted down a killer dubbed "The Gingerbread Man."

In Bloody Mary, she busted a psychopath with a penchant for dismemberment.

In Rusty Nail, it was a serial killer with a doozy of a family tree.

And now, in Dirty Martini, Jack faces her toughest adversary yet: a sicko who's poisoning the city's food supply. But that's just the start of what he has planned, because he's aiming to kill fifty thousand people in the single biggest act of terrorism the US has ever seen. Can she stop him -- and decide whether to accept boyfriend Latham's surprise proposal -- without destroying both her reputation and her sanity?

Join Jack, her partner Herb, and her nemesis Harry McGlade, for her fourth, and greatest, case so far.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:40 PM   #896
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Book #14 The Dionnes by Ellie Tesher

Review: I remember seeing the CBS miniseries "Million Dollar Babies" when I was a kid and found it again on youtube. Interested, I bought the Ellie Tesher biography of the Dionne sisters. This is an interesting book that reveals that the first surviving quintuplets' lives was not the fairy tale that many thought it was. It is really a tragic story that tells how popularity, isolation and abuse changed the lives of the Dionne sisters and how they used their past to help others and to reclaim their money that was taken by the government and their own family. I recommend the book but be careful...it is not a pretty tale.
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[QUOTE=dizluvah;47560005]So many of your book selections on Goodreads end up on my to-read list!
Welcome and happy reading!


Thanks for the welcome!

#1 Clean House by Kay Wyma - 4/5; I could definitely relate to the "youth entitlement behaviors" going on in this book! Gave me some great ideas but also showed me that my kids were doing a lot that I took for granted! Quick read!

#2 Following Atticus - Tom Ryan, 4/5; What I call a "life reflection" book...The climbing of the mountains seemed to be repetitive but once I pushed forward after about the first 1/3 of the book, the life stories kicked in a little bit more and then it made a very heartwarming book! Picture section in back really pulled things together!

#3 Bitter Harvest - Ann Rule - just began it and was recommended to me by my sister...

Thanks again for the warm welcome! I have plenty of books on my "to read" list after reading through this thread!

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:14 AM   #898
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So many of your book selections on Goodreads end up on my to-read list!
Glad to help! I love getting recommendations from this list! Most of them end up to be books that I absolutely love, but that I wouldn't have chosen for myself!
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The Racketeer by John Grisham

From Good Reads:
"Given the importance of what they do, and the controversies that often surround them, and the violent people they sometimes confront, it is remarkable that in the history of this country only four active federal judges have been murdered. Judge Raymond Fawcett has just become number five."

This book involves a prisoner who convinces the FBI he knows who killed the judge and he will tell them....for a price; release from prison and entrance in the witness protection program.

The book was very good and had some good surprises.
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How to date a werewolf

Pretty good book!
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