What are you reading?

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  1. Hoot Owl

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    I'm searching for my next love... a new novel or series. I just finished The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert which I really enjoyed. I won't order anything from Amazon until I have $25.00 worth so I can get free shipping. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
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  3. Maryhf

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    I recently finished Sarah's Key and I am Malala. No help with a new series. I have Boy in a suitcase ready to read, but I haven't started yet.
     
  4. gr3teacher

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    I'm alternating between The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan and Reign of Error by Diane Ravitch.
     
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    I just started I Am Malala this morning. Holy smokes not sure why I waited on it. The prologue alone is an astounding read.
     
  6. Elocin

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    I am reading Sisterland and I just finished The Middlesteins. Recommend both!
     
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    Enjoy all the braid tugging.
     
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    I read 15 books the week and a half after my surgery. Of course, not a single title comes to me right now.
     
  9. KinderCowgirl

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    Wow! I wish I could read that fast!

    I loved Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt. I just started the Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker which so far seems very well-written.

    I hate to tell you Hoot, but Amazon raised their free shipping limit to $35 dollars now-so you may have to order more books! ;)
     
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    Confessions of a "BAD" Teacher by John Owens and
    Teaching Sucks (but we love it) by Frank Stepnowski

    I don't know about your "next love", but both are very worthwhile and entertaining reads...:)
     
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    I'm reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver for a NOAA book study. It's interesting.
    I'm also reading Captain Underpants because I challenged my kids and that was the incentive. It's decidedly NOT interesting. Lol
     
  12. Reality Check

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    "Summer of Beer and Whiskey: How Brewers, Barkeeps, Rowdies, Immigrants, and a Wild Pennant Fight Made Baseball America's Game" By Edward Achorn......it looks back at the origins and motivations behind the people that developed professional baseball leagues.

    This should start you on a "series" of baseball books because, if you want to fall in love with a novel or series, I can't think of anything better than falling in love with baseball!
    ;)
     
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    I just read Confessions of a Bad Teacher. I thought it was interesting. I started the new John Grisham called Sycamore Row. I read mixed reviews on it so I'm hoping for the best.
     
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    I just finished Orange is the New Black. It's a memoir. I read I am Malala & 12 years a Slave over break. I had Lone Survivor on hold at the library, but never picked it up.

    I'm reading Innocent by Dean Koontz now and next up is the Book Thief.
     
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    KindgerCow, thanks for the heads up on the $35.00. That's an easy fix! I love all the book recommendations, so thank you all so much!! I read so many kid-books that I crave an adult novel once in a while. kpa1b2, I enjoyed Innocent a lot and The Book Thief. I'd like to see the movie to see how they compare. Reality Check, I LOVE baseball and think the title is extremely interesting, I'll have to check it out.
     
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    I'm assuming you've read Eat, Pray, Love by the same author?
     
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    I started After Her by Joyce Maynard and I'm finishing it tonight. Soooooo good. Before that, I read Alexander McCall Smith's Trains and Lovers.
     
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    Hoot Owl, The Book Thief was one of the best movies I saw in the last year. Loved it.
     
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    I am reading the third book in the Divergent YA series, called Allegiant. It's horrible. I really liked the first two books, but this one is horribly written and just makes no sense. Very unfortunate.
     

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