What are you reading?

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  1. Caesar753

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    I'm reading the reimagined Twilight story where all the genders have changed. It's more than a little confusing, but I'm digging it overall.
     
  2. TeacherNY

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    My TBR pile is gigantic. I'll never be able to get through it since I add books to the list every day :dizzy:
     
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    I just finished Attachments by Rainbow Rowell. I loved it. Planning to read her other books as well eventually.
     
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    Re reading Fierce Conversations
     
  5. gr3teacher

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    It's a great book. You can see the "big reveal" coming from a mile away, but the characterization is probably as good as the genre has ever seen, and for me, I like reading characters.
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    Is this a YA book? I looked it up on Goodreads but I don't think it says.
     
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    Definitely not a YA book. It's very good and different from what I normally read.
     
  8. gr3teacher

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    It's a fairly short book, but definitely not YA.
     
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    Thanks I'll look into it. Sounds interesting!
     
  10. runsw/scissors

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    I recently finished Ready Player One and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's not one I'd have ever picked up on my own, but I kept hearing about it and eventually stumbled across a copy and started reading. I am also finishing up American Creation. I started that book a while back but got sidetracked and never finished it. Now is the time.
     
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    I am 7 books behind on my Goodreads 2016 goal!! Thank goodness I have break next week. I need to marathon read!!!
     
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    Anyone read the children's series by Rush Limbaugh? (Rush Revere series) I'm reading the first book because of such stellar reviews on Amazon, but it is not capturing me. I'm like 2/3 of the way through the first book, but I just don't find the story to be particularly novel. Nor do I find the writing to be good.
     
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    Just finished re-reading Stephen King's It... last time I read it was in third grade... yeah, definitely missed a lot of sex references (and... uh... that last scene) the first time around, which I guess makes sense.
     
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    Almost finished with a historical fiction book called Here Be Dragons about the Welsh Prince Lewellyn. Grandmother's maiden name was Lewellyn so it makes for a more interesting read.
     
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    A couple years ago my boys each got one of his books for Christmas from their grandma. The older boy doesn't like to read anything so he is no gauge, but the younger one (9 at the time) read his for a school book report, read his brother's book, and got the third for Christmas this year. I don't think he has read it yet because he is working his way through the Percy Jackson series.
     
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    Reading "The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffenegger. I can't decide if the central relationship is sweet or extremely creepy.
     
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    The Room was an incredible, well written novel!
     
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    I am rereading "Game of Thrones." I pooled all of my Barnes & Noble Gift Cards and bought the entire series for myself for Christmas. I've already read it but I breezed through the first time. This time I am taking my time.
     
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    The series is great but I think the first book is the best one. There get to be so many different plot lines going on, and it's hard to tell what's going to end up important. There are several POV characters who seem utterly useless, but there must be SOME reason they are included.
     
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    I agree. I got halfway through the fifth book before I got bogged down in the tangling character and plot lines. Throughout the fifth book I had to go back to figure out who characters were and why I was reading about them and whose chapter it was. But I love a good fantasy and I intend to read these books until I have creases in the spines
     

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