What are you reading?

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  1. Irishdave

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    I have two more
    "I'll Mature When I'm Dead" by Dave Barry
    "Good Day!: The Paul Harvey Story" By Paul J. Batura
     
  2. smalltowngal

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    Finished The Book Thief last night. It was really good!! I'm starting The Host now. Next on my list:

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
    The Ghost's Grave
    The Help
     
  3. czacza

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    Yesterday, I read and finished:
    'Lift' by Kelly Corrigan
    'Night' by Elie Wiesel (son is reading for a class, I read so we can 'book talk' before his assignments)

    I'm now reading:
    "The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte" by Syrie James

    Have put many of the books recommended here on request at my library!
     
  4. ~mrs.m~

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    FarFromHome

    My library has a card catalog available online that I can access from home. I love to read these lists and check immediately if the libary has it. I can place a hold on it (if it's checked out) and it emails me when it's back. I can also put it on my KEEP list so I can see my list while I am at the library.

    I also cut and paste titles into a word document that I can print out or email myself. (all from the comfort of my easy chair!:D)
     
  5. bros

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    I'm 19, I love to read because my parents instilled in me and my brother a love for books. I mostly read fantasy and things like that, but reading IS reading (and even the fantasy books give new vocabulary).

    Currently on part 2 of Wicked, still very good, has picked up quite a bit more steam.
     
  6. TeacherNY

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    Well, my parents did the same thing (or I guess tried to) but I am the only one in my family who likes to read. I am the oldest and my younger two siblings would rather do anything than read a book. I don't know what happened to them. :lol: We grew up in the same house with the same parents! I guess everyone is different, no matter how they are brought up.
     
  7. MissCeliaB

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    I wish I would have visited this thread before I went to Barnes and Noble today!
     
  8. MrsC

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    I'm just over 200 pages into The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and I'm hooked!
     
  9. LMT

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    I just finished reading that one too. I loved it! I also have just read "The Kitchen House"...also by a first time author, I believe. Amazing how well she wrote, I felt so attached to the characters!

    I read a lot of books by Dorthea Benton Frank...I love the South Carolina lowcountry and that's where they are based, so I guess that's why I like them so much.
     
  10. Upsadaisy

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    I like books set in the low country, too, LMT. Did you read Pat Conroy's newest?
     
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    I'm on an Elin Hilderbrand kick right now. Easy beach reads that I don't have to think too much about- I needed a break from difficult reading after this semester! But each book has a good story line that keeps me hooked, even if they are all pretty similar.
     
  12. TeacherNY

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    Me too!
     
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    I am reading Snow Flower and the Secret Fan and it is very good
     
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    You won't regret it! I have goosebumps thinking about it right now! My sister finished it-she loved it as well. :love:
     
  15. knitter63

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    Fantasy is a respected genre-and many, many people love to read this genre! I read many fantasy books to my 5th graders-it surely hooks them into reading. :D
     
  16. LMT

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    No, I haven't...I've picked it up every time I go into Barnes and Noble. Is it good? I might have to run by there today!
     
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    I'm trying to read books that are in my class library - so I'm reading Abhorsen by Garth Nix (the last in the trilogy).

    The professional lit I'm reading is Nancy Calkins' new Units Study for Reading Workshop!
     
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    I thought I would love Conroy's new one, but it was just too 'precious'. I don't really recommend it.
     
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    I'm reading The Last Summer (of You and Me) by Ann Brashares. For as enjoyable as the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series was (I'm an adult but I loooove YA books!), this book is kind of slow.

    I just read the Uglies series (Uglies, Pretties, Specials, and Extras), which is a dystopian YA series. The titles sound ridiculous and like it's about mean girls or something, but it all makes sense when you're actually reading the books.

    I just requested The Help at my library last night...I'm # 57 of 58 in the request line!
     
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    Those of you enjoying The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, the next one The Girl who played with Fire is about 10 times better!!! You get to know Lisabeth and understand why she is the way she is.

    I am on the waiting list for the next and last one The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.
     
  21. bros

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    Yeah, at around 3rd-4th grade, I started to begin catching up cognitively to my peers and began reading voraciously.

    Then by 5th grade I was reading at something like an eighth grade level.
     
  22. bonneb

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    Thank you everyone! Let's keep this up. Mrs. C, was it you who said you had not yet read The Secret Life of Bees? It is just marvelous.

    I also forgot to mention a fascinating book I was loaned - The Gift of Dyslexia. Really intriguing!

    My list keeps getting longer and longer!
     
  23. bonneb

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    If only I could figure out a way to do a 3 mile walk in the sunshine while reading . . .
     
  24. czacza

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    After my PD historical walking tour workshop of lower Manhattan today, I'm putting 'Paradise Alley' on my list. I'm also going to research some of Gore Vidal's historical fiction.
     
  25. Irishdave

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    ON my books to read list are:
    That's No Angry Mob, That's My Mom
    Faith of My Fathers
    You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?
    The Andromeda Strain
    The Art of Racing in the Rain
    Tales of the Greek Heroes
    Bozo Sapiens: Why to Err Is Human
    One Second After
    The Golden Years Ain't for Wimps​
     
  26. MrsC

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    Mine keeps getting longer as well!

    Yes, it was me...it's in my "cart" at Chapters/Indigo (along with many others). I need to get finished with school so that I can get down to some serious reading!
     
  27. TeacherNY

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    I think I will be able to finish The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo while sitting on my porch with my coffee this morning.
    This is my "hold" list at the library. I hope they come in soon!

    House rules : a novel / by Jodi Picoult.
    Sizzling sixteen / Janet Evanovich.
    The help / by Kathryn Stockett.
    The short second life of Bree Tanner : Stephanie Meyer.
    Interred with their bones : a novel / Jennifer Lee Carrell.
    Haunt me still : a novel / Jennifer Lee Carrell.
    The girl who played with fire / by Stieg Larsson
    The girl who kicked the hornet's nest / by Stieg Larsson ;
     
  28. INteacher

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    Great list :) I am still waiting for Sizzling Sixteen. I love these books mostly because they make me laugh at loud. I don't know who makes me laugh more, Lulu or Grandma.

    Interred with the Bones is also very good. I loved it for all the history of course :)

    And if you didn't read my post about Girl who played with Fire, this book is about 10 times better than Dragon!! As much as I read, I can usually tell where a book is going, but this one part of the plot caught me so off guard, I scared my family with my exclaimation :D
    I am also waiting for Hornet but the list is so long I might have to go and buy it.
     
  29. TeacherNY

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    Yes, I love books with surprises. A few weeks ago I read The Forgotten Garden and I gasped out loud about 3 or 4 times. My husband kept saying WHAT's WRONG? LOL

    I read the first 2 chapters of Sizzling Sixteen online and Lula was hilarious with her new "diet".
     
  30. Upsadaisy

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    I'm reading Meg Cabot's Big Boned. It is a riot.
     
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    I am reading Sizzling Sixteen right now. Usually I start reading her books and am finished in a day or so. This one is just not holding my attention. It is almost silly like the In between the numbers books (which I do not like).
     
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    Great book!!

    I just picked up My Sister's Keeper and The Secret Lives of Bees.
     
  33. TeacherNY

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    Well, only one of my books came in at the library today. It was Haunt me Still but I wanted to read Interred with their Bones First (not sure if one is a sequel to the other) so I picked up another one that was on the "NEW" shelf, Think Twice by Lisa Scottoline.
     
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    Did you cry when you finished it? I did, like a baby.

    I've finished my 7th Dean Koontz book last night. I have two of Kathy Reichs books to hit next.

    I guess I need to look at The Help.
     
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    Hoot~I did tear up!
     
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    It's one of those that I might read twice, which is a rare feat for me.
     
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    To be honest, I wasn't that thrilled with the last two. I'm like you, I usually finish them very quickly. I just love the characters so much, I just keep reading. I don't ever buy mysteries so I don't feel so bad if they are good.
     
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    I just got Sizzling Sixteen and read it over the weekend. It was silly, but I liked it.
     
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    I sobbed...and the phone rang right in the middle!
     
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    I have 30 pages left of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo--I'm going to crawl into bed and finish it tonight!
     

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