Read any good books?

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  1. Maryhf

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    I've gotten the best book ideas here. Has anyone read any good books lately?
     
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    I just read Run by Ann Patchett, and it was one of the most enjoyable reading experiences I have had in a long time. It was actually required reading for the freshman at the university where I teach last year. I found a free copy lying around in the library after orientation, and I finally got around to reading it.
     
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    Bossypants by Tina Fey.
     
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    I'm reading Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (which is now a mini-series on HBO) and it's WONDERFUL!
     
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    My oldest son has recently gotten into the classics, so I've read a number of "oldies", including Victor Hugo's Les Miserables and part of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace". I actually really want to finish the latter, but I can't seem to focus on anything heavy recently.

    I just started "The Once and Future King" by E.B. White at the urging of teachergroupie.
     
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    I just finished "Two Kisses for Maddy" by Matt Logelin. It is a memoir and very moving, but an awesome look at what he went through. (Be sure you have tissues handy when you read this).
     
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    I'm currently reading Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss. It is good. It is the second book in a trilogy that starts with Name of the Wind
     
  9. TeacherNY

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    I just finished Philippa Gregory's The White Queen and am just about to start The Red Queen. If you like historical fiction then they will be real page turners for you.
     
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    I am sooooo glad that the new one is finally coming out soon.
    I think we've been waiting... maybe 5 years since the last one came out? And my husband would ask me AT LEAST once a week, "could you check online and see if there is a release date yet?" :lol:
     
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    Yes I actually have! I was so proud of myself I started my summer reading list early and read 2 books over the weekend. That's very unusual for me-I don't really like to read.

    One was Crow Lake by Lawson the other is called Love Wins-it's written by a pastor who talks about among other things, what if Hell doesn't really exist (it's profiled on the cover of Time this week)-I found some of his ideas very thought-provoking.

    I probably shouldn't have read this thread because now I think I'll have to order some more books. :whistle:
     
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    I am reading Run Your Butt Off, by Sarah Lorge Butler

    also I just picked up Bethany Frankel's A Place of Yes

    and Chelsea Handler's books are always hysterical...just pre-ordered it on Amazon, comes out in May.
     
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    I can't wait to read this; I've been reading Matt's blog since Maddy was born.
     
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    I just finished The Solace of Leaving Early by Haven Kimmel. She also wrote A Girl Named Zippy and I was looking for that one but the library didn't have it. She is a great writer if you like things kind of odd and characters kind of nutty. I also read her Something Rising, Light and Swift.

    Right now I'm reading Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. It's hysterical, of course.
     
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    I have been reading his blog for quite some time as well and that is what made me want to read his book. It was a very emotional read, but very well done. I finished it in just over a day, but I quickly found out it was one that had to be read at home (not in the car or waiting room waiting for someone).
     
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    I am currently reading The House of the Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne. I am really enjoying it!
     
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    "The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration" by Isabel Wilkerson

    This is a powerful book about the migration of millions of blacks from the South to the North and West..... in search of a better life...... I have the Kindle edition .....

    Also, I have a renewed interest in the JFK assassination...(I have countless books on this tragic event) ..... I recently finished:

    "The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence" by Gerald Blaine, Lisa McCubbin and Clint Hill. This is a fascinating read.

    Currently I'm reading:

    "LBJ: The Mastermind of JFK's Assassination" - by Phillip F Nelson

    Enjoy......... Major......:)
     
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    Just finished Save Me by Lisa Scottoline
     
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    Thanks for doing this thread...
    I'm looking forward to catching up on a couple books.
     
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    I can't wait to read this. I love this author!
     
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    I'm reading Love Wins now on my nook... he writes things in ways I never thought of before!
     
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    Lisa Gardner is now my favorite author. You don't have to read her books in order, but it helps to really get to know her characters!!!!! Check her out!!!!!
     
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    Not sure how I feel about this book, but the first few chapters really made you think.
     
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    I just finished "Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos someone or other. I know that isn't much help, but the book was pretty good.
     

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