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Old 05-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #1456
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20/30 - Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I hated this book. End of review.

Next up: Mercy by Jodi Picoult
I'm relieved to hear that I'm not the only one who disliked Sophie Kinsella books. I did not read that one, but I read two others and I thought they were pretty bad.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:28 PM   #1457
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20/30 - Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

I hated this book. End of review.

Next up: Mercy by Jodi Picoult
Funny how we're all so different. I LOVED that book! Probably because I could identify with Becky far more than I care to admit, lol.
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Old 05-08-2013, 01:43 PM   #1458
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I started reading the clique series,
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #1459
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Book #32 - "The Giving Quilt" by Jennifer Chiaverini

I loved this book! I have read all the books in this series, and I love them all! They are gentle plots, with engaging characters and believable story lines!


In "The Giving Quilt" a group of quilters meet at Elm Creek Quilts for Quiltsgiving. A week where they will make quilts to donate to Project Linus. At this week long retreat, the women learn a new pattern, and along the way, they learn why giving is important to each of them.

Next up: "The Enchanted April"
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:44 AM   #1460
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Book #32 - "The Giving Quilt" by Jennifer Chiaverini

I loved this book! I have read all the books in this series, and I love them all! They are gentle plots, with engaging characters and believable story lines!


In "The Giving Quilt" a group of quilters meet at Elm Creek Quilts for Quiltsgiving. A week where they will make quilts to donate to Project Linus. At this week long retreat, the women learn a new pattern, and along the way, they learn why giving is important to each of them.

Next up: "The Enchanted April"
I love this series too! Have you read Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker? It's also by Jennifer Chiaverini, and although it's written as a novel, it's historical. I really liked that, too.

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Old 05-09-2013, 08:41 AM   #1461
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I love this series too! Have you read Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker? It's also by Jennifer Chiaverini, and although it's written as a novel, it's historical. I really liked that, too.

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I haven't read it, yet! It's on my list, though. I love the El Quilt Series, since they are just gentle, kind reads! Sometimes, we really need that, you know? It's nice to picture a world that is so ideal!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #1462
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#33 down and done.

Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery is a continuation of the Anne of Green Gables series. In this book, Anne has earned her teaching certificate and has returned to teach at her former school, where her unorthodox teaching methods and loving personality win over most of her students; how will she reach the reluctant few? Anne suffers loss in this book but also finds new friendships where she least expects them.

This a sweet, gentle series, one most readers have finished long before I even started. The stories are a lovely break from my favored genre of murder and mayhem, death and destruction.

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Old 05-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #1463
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Book #37 Catherine the Great by Robert K. Massie

Review: What a read! The life of Catherine the Great of Russia is certainly long and full. This book was interesting but at time got a little tedious. Sometimes my interest swayed but I stuck to the book and I thought it was worthwhile in the end.
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Old 05-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #1464
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Is it too late to join. I love to read and just bought myself the latest Nook.

In the last few weeks I have read The Shell Seekers, Debbie Reynolds new bio, Bob Newhart's bio, Beach House and I just started Casual Vacancy by JK Rowlings.
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Old 05-10-2013, 06:26 AM   #1465
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#33 The Dinner by Herman Koch

This book was just 'meh' to me. The author rambled too much. I don't think I would recommend it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:34 AM   #1466
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In the last few weeks I have read The Shell Seekers, Debbie Reynolds new bio, Bob Newhart's bio, Beach House and I just started Casual Vacancy by JK Rowlings.
How was this? I adore Debbie Reynolds and am looking forward to reading it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 07:49 AM   #1467
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32/50: Killing Kennedy by Bill O'Reilly

Definitely the McDonald's of history books. But since I'm not like my husband who likes to read about these things in exhausting detail, I enjoyed it.
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Old 05-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #1468
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This book was just 'meh' to me. The author rambled too much. I don't think I would recommend it.
I felt the same way. That narrator was rambling on. I think it was a way for the author to show us that he was sort of nutty but it did get tiresome.
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Old 05-10-2013, 09:31 AM   #1469
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#26 - To Kill a Mockingbird. I went to see it done as a play, and then went and re-read the book.

#27 - The Spellman Files by Lisa Lutz. Book one of a series, it was light and enjoyable. A good beach book. I'll probably read more of the series when I'm looking for something light.

#28 - Dead Ever After by Charlaine Harris. Last book (13) of the Sookie Stackhouse series. Pretty satisfying conclusion to a series.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:44 PM   #1470
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#34 The Kingdom Keepers/Disney After Dark by Ridley Pearson

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This was pretty good. Started kinda slow but got better about half way thru. Now I'll have to read the others in the series.
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