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Subject: It's April. What are you reading?
Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:37 AM ET
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I'm reading Dark Shadows: Dreams of the Dark by Stephen Mark Rainey and Elizabeth Massie

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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:42 AM ET
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I'm reading Darwin's Dangerous Idea: Evolution and the Meanings of Life by Daniel Dennett.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:48 AM ET
Member Since: 11/28/2007
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I'm reading What's Eating Gilbert Grape by Peter Hedges.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:51 AM ET
Member Since: 8/20/2006
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I'm reading A Girl Named Zippy by Haven Kimmel. I'm not enjoying nearly as much as I thought I would :-(

Also reading December 6 by Martin Cruz Smith - enjoying this book even though my beloved Arkady Renko isn't in it.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 11:45 AM ET
Member Since: 11/17/2005
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I am almost finished Summer's Child by Luanne Rice.  I cannot decide on what I should read next.  I have a book club meeting on The Poisonwood Bible but that isn't til May 20.  I don't want to read the book now.  I might read a murder mystery that has been sitting on my shelf - Chiefs by Stuart Woods.  Or maybe the 2nd book in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz.  LOL  Decisions, decisions!

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 12:07 PM ET
Member Since: 5/18/2005
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I just finished "Knitting Bones" by Monica Ferris.  It wasn't as good as most of her others in this series.

I am going to start "Kabul Beauty School", by Deborah Rodriguez next!

Soneone told me if you loved "A Thousand Spendid Suns" and "The Bookseller of Kabul" you will love this one, too!

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 1:59 PM ET
Member Since: 11/20/2006
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I'm just finishing (only 4 pages to go) "Brown-Eyed Girl" by Marian Stewart.  My next book will be "Last Look" by Mariah Stewart.  Needless to say, I'm stuck on Mariah Stewart right now.  Her books are consistently good from start to finish.  I also have "Last Words" to read.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:16 PM ET
Member Since: 1/19/2008
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i'm reading Unquiet Dreams by Mark Del Franco, the 2nd in the series.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 2:16 PM ET
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I just finished Tom Cruise: An Unathorized Biography.  If you're at all curious about the background of Scientology and his 3 marriages, it's a very interesting read.

I'm heading on vacation and taking the following with me!!

Dying to be Thin (A Fat City Mystery) by Kathryn Lilley, Kitty and the Midnight Hour by Carrie Vaughn, Shadow Man by Cody McFadyen, Escape by Carolyn Jessop and Kabul Beauty School by Deborah Rodriguez.  I'd be shocked if I finish them all but I'd like to!

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 3:58 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2006
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Just finished Bitter is the New Black (Jen Lancaster), starting To the Nines (Janet Evanovich).

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 4:12 PM ET
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I'm reading Dune to Death: A Bed & Breakfast Mystery by Mary Daheim, and about 5 other books that I can't seem to finish ;)

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 4:14 PM ET
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The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 5:19 PM ET
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I've been on a Jodi Picoult kick: I read My Sister's Keeper, The Pact, and Perfect Match.  I'm taking a break and reading Velocity by Dean Koontz, and then I have Songs of the Humpback Whale on my nightstand, and Plain Truth coming to me in the mail. 

I like some of Picoult's books much better than others; some of her characters I can relate to, some I can't in the least, and some I'm glad I'm not in their shoes!! 


Date Posted: 4/1/2008 5:25 PM ET
Member Since: 2/26/2007
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I started the PBS reading contest at 12:01 am and so started new books!

I am reading:

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780751525212-This+Time+Next+Year This Time Next Year by Evelyn Hood

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780061097393-Except+the+Dying Except the Dying by Maureen Jennings

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780505525260-Highland+Fling Highland Fling by Tess Mallory

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 6:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2006
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Musicophilia: tales of music and the brain, by Oliver Sacks

Snake Oil Science: the truth about complementary and alternative medicine, by R. Barker Bausell

Buckingham Palace Gardens by Anne Perry

House of Abraham: Lincoln and the Todds, a family divided by war, by Stephen Berry.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 7:10 PM ET
Member Since: 3/30/2008
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I'm reading J. R. Ward and M. R. Sellars... seems to be an initial month :-}

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:04 PM ET
Member Since: 9/1/2007
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I'm finally going to start The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. I'm also fighting with Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:14 PM ET
Member Since: 1/4/2008
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I'm reading whatever's in my signature space! =0)

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:52 PM ET
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Date Posted: 4/1/2008 8:53 PM ET
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Oops!  I'm just beginning Sara Gruen's Riding Lessons.

Date Posted: 4/1/2008 9:42 PM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2005
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How is Bitter Is The New Black?  I have it on my tbr shelf.

I started Leota's Garden by Francine Rivers (never read her before) and working my way through Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids by Alexandra Robbins.  Overachievers is very engaging and great for those who work with teens or have teens who fit the label.


Date Posted: 4/1/2008 10:30 PM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2007
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Uphill Walkers: Portrait of a Family by Madeleine Blais

Date Posted: 4/2/2008 6:24 AM ET
Member Since: 10/30/2006
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Date Posted: 4/2/2008 6:47 AM ET
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I am reading: The Innocent Man- John Grisham  (it is very interesting so far)


Date Posted: 4/2/2008 12:22 PM ET
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I am reading:

Survival of the Sickest by Dr. Sharon Moalem

and I will finish What You Wish For by Fern Michaels today.

Next up is Because She can by Bridie Clark.

I am really finding the Survival of the Sickest to be an interesting read.