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Subject: It's August! What are you reading?
Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:38 AM ET
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I'm reading Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:57 AM ET
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I finished Stephen King's On Writing early this morning.  If you're a writer,  or probably if you're a King fan, it's a great book.  I tried to tell the jokes to some non-writer friends, though, and they don't seem to translate well.  There's also a whole section on the mechanics of writing that I imagine would be pretty boring to non-writers, even though he makes it pretty entertaining in my opinion.

I'm still reading Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung by Lester Bangs.  His writing style is really intense, so I can't read it if I'm too tired.  Inconvenient for a nightstand book.  

Today I'm starting The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch, which I had on my WL here but found I couldn't wait any longer.

My Åugust TBR's, in no particular order:


1.  Picasso at the Lapin Agile & other plays - Steve Martin

2. Girls Night In - various

3. To Cut a Long Story Short - Jeffery Archer

4. From a Buick 8 - Stephen King

5. Broken Music - Sting

6. Last Summer - Evan Hunter

7. The Blackboard Jungle - Evan Hunter

8. Best in Children's Books - various

9. The Creek Was Our Bathtub - John Grafton

10. The Year of Fog - Michelle Redmond

11. Love is a Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield

12. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

13. A New Kind of Conservative - Joel Hunter

14. Right Wing, Wrong Bird - Joel Hunter

15. What a Writer Needs - Ralph Fletcher

16. The Lost Contient - Bill Bryson

17.  The Invitation - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

18. The Thief of Always - Clive Barker

19.  Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors - Evan Handler

20. Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

21. Conversations with the Fat Girl - Lisa Palmer

22. Slam - Lewis Shiner

23. The Orchid Thief - Susan Orlean

24. The Green Mile - Stephen King

25. Songbook - Nick Hornby

26. Another Fine Myth/Myth Conceptions - Robert Asprin

27. The Temple of Gold - William Goldman

28. Whores on the Hill - Colleen Curran

29.  Angels & Demons - Dan Brown

30. Tiger Eyes - Judy Blume

31.  The People of Sparks - Jeanne Duprau

32. Dealing With Dragons - Patricia Wrede

33. The Best American Travel Writing 2000 - Edited by Bill Bryson

34. Nightmares & Dreamscapes - Stephen King

35. The Giver - Lois Lowry

36. Invisible Cities - Italo Calvino

 37. Eats, Shoots & Leaves -Lynne Truss

38.Painless Grammar - Rebecca Elliot

39.  Elements of Style - Strunk & White

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Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:58 AM ET
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I cannot believe it august already!!

well on my List this month :

The Bright Forever-Lee Martin

The Cell-Stephen King

P.S I love you- Cecelia Ahern

and I just ordered  Change me into Zeus's Daughter-Barbara Moss


Date Posted: 8/1/2008 12:00 PM ET
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Girl Most Likely To by Poonam Sharma

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt

Eat This Not That by  David Zinczenko

Deceptively Delicious by Jessica Seinfeld

Listening to:

The World Wothout Us by Alan Weisman

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 12:40 PM ET
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  1. Heart of the Dragon - Gena Showalter - 3.5/5
Date Posted: 8/1/2008 1:52 PM ET
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I'm reading Innocent Traitor: A Novel of Lady Jane Grey by Allison Weir.  It's really good but my 10 week old takes up most of my time right now.

Next on my list is Remember Me by Sophie Kinsella. I'm reading before all my other TBR's b/c I know it is on so many WL's.



Date Posted: 8/1/2008 1:59 PM ET
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Well it seems like I've been on The Time Traveler's Wife for a few weeks now, and it probably has been.  I think the book is good, but I just don't want to read *gasp*.  I think I am sick.  Oh well, I will plow my way through it somehow.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 3:32 PM ET
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The ice queen by alice hoffman

next up will be the captive queen of scots by j plaidy

i haven't decided the few after that

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 3:34 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 3:41 PM ET
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I just started on book 1 of the Black Dagger Brotherhood by J.R.Ward, so far so ggod, I am loving it and there are 5 more books in this series

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 3:48 PM ET
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Half way through the Gilded Chamber by Rebecca Kohn

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 3:53 PM ET
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Just started The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux.  I think I will enjoy it!

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 5:58 PM ET
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Still Reading: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides ~great but I am still only halfway.

Started: The Woods ~Harlen Coben: pretty good so far,haven't gotten to the part where I can't put it down tho~ On Writing: King~ Good so far,entertaining to say the least,nice to see that someone else here is reading it too.

Next up: Devil in the White City:Eric Larson: for my live group: Lolita: Nabokov: for another group then something light, maybe humorous; I can pick up where I left off in Good Omens,that was pretty funny~

I'm a little scattered with summer reading but oh well,  good reads everybody!!!

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I'm reading My Antonia by Willa Cather.  I am really enjoying the writing style, the story is so peacefully told.  It's not at all what I thought it would be, so I'm glad I'm tackling another "modern classic".   This is my first Willa Cather book.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 7:28 PM ET
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I am reading The Society by Michael Palmer.  I just finished Are you there Vodka? It's me, Chelsea.  If you are a fan, you'll enjoy the book. 

Happy Reading!

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 7:37 PM ET
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Say Goodbye by Lisa Gardner. This is the latest in Gardner's series featuring Pierce Quincy, Lorraine "Rainie" Conner and/or Kimberly Quincy. Say Goodbye focuses primarily on Kimberly Quincy.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 7:38 PM ET
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My August reading list:

Finished - 

  1. "First They Killed My Father" by Loung Ung (A) One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans, her siblings were sent to labor camps, and those who survived the horrors would not be reunited until the Khmer Rouge was destroyed. Harrowing, yet hopeful, Loung's powerful story is an unforgettable account of a family shaken and shattered, yet miraculously sustained by courage and love in the face of unspeakable brutality. 
  2. "Two Classic Stanislaski Stories" by Nora Roberts (A) "Waiting for Nick" Frederica Kimball had been waiting all her life...waiting to grow up...waiting forever for the day when Nicholas LeBeck would fall as desperately in love with her as she had always been with him. Nick didn't know what had hit him. Sweet, adorable Freddie, whom he'd always loved like a kid sister, was suddenly all woman. And his feelings for her were anything but brotherly! "Considering Kate" Kate Stanislaski Kimball had turned her back on glamour and fame, and she'd come home to begin a new life. The only thing more perfect than the beautiful - dilapidated - building she'd bought for her new dance school was Brody O'Connell, the frustrating and surprisingly fascinating contractor she'd hired for the renovation. But Brody was determined to resist Kate's effortless allure. She was Natasha Stanislaski's pampered, perfect daughter, after all. Still every fiber of his being longed to make her his. 
  3. "Breakwater" by Carla Neggers (a sequel to Night's Landing by Carla Neggers) (B) Three months ago Quinn Harlowe left the high-pressure hallways of the Justice Department to become an independent consultant and have more control over her life - maybe even have a life. But the nirvana of her new gig is short-lived when Quinn discovers her friend and former colleague Alicia Miller dead outside Quinn's bayside cottage. Suicide? Quinn is doubtful. Investigating on her own, she soon discovers that someone is following her every move. Huck McCabe claims he's a bodyguard at Breakwater, a high-security compound near Quinn's cottage. But Quinn suspects he's lying, never imagining the truth: McCabe is an undercover agent trying to penetrate a violent network of vigilantes - the same people Quinn has identified. Joined by a common goal, Quinn and McCabe must take on the fight of their lives...a fight they know could lead to disaster.
  4. "Once Upon A Family" by Margaret Daley (Fostered by Love #1) (A-) He knew all about angry teen boys - he'd been one himself. As the local high school principal, Peter Stone knew troubled student Sean Williams needed his expert assistance. And as a Christian, Peter knew God was leading him to help. Yet it was the boy's mother who captured Peter's notice. Laura, a widow caring for her four children and ailing aunt, had no time for romance or religion. Somehow despite her protests, Laura found herself and her brood frequent visitors to Peter's ranch and the church he attended. Soon it seemed her family was meant to complete Peter's life.
  5. "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader" C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia #5) (A) In the enchanted land of Narnia, Edmund and Lucy join King Caspian on a sworn mission to find seven lost Lords of Narnia. So begins a perilous new quest that takes them to the farthest edge of the Eastern world on board the mighty Dawn Treader. Sailing uncharted seas, the old friends must survive a terrible storm, encounters with sea sepents, dragons, and invisible enemies to reach lands where magicians weave mysterious spells and nightmares come true. They need every ounce of courage and the help of the great lion Aslan to triumph in their most hazardous adventure of all.
  6. "Kiss and Tell" (Sunrise Key #1) by Suzanne Brockmann (A) When Dr. Marshall Devlin spotted Leila Hunt alone on the dance floor, he yearned to charm the violet-eyed Cinderella into his arms, but how could he court the lady when they fought over everything, and always had? Then the clock struck twelve, and Leila was possessed by the passion of a familiar stranger. He'd captured her lips - and her soul - in a moment of magic, but could she learn to love the man behind the mask? He'd teased and tormented her since childhood, hidden his white-hot desire for the woman she'd become, but once a fleeting embrace threatened to reveal his secret, could he make her his forever?
  7. "For the Love of Nick" (Cooper's Corners) by Jill Shalvis (A-) Nick Cooper can't believe he's in Cooper's Corner sharing a room with the object of all his high school fantasies - Danielle Douglass. And sharing that overstuffed, king-size bed in this cozy inn is driving him crazy with wanting her. However, she needs his protection, not his overactive libido. But in these close quarters, just how long will he be able to keep his hands off her? Under any other circumstances, Danielle would love staying in a room with the sexy Nick. But right now she's in trouble and shouldn't be so distracted. She should be planning her next move, not indulging in steamy thoughts about him. The longer he's around, the less she's thinking about running and the more she's thinking about seducing him!
  8. "Otherwise Engaged" (Sunrise Key #3) by Suzanne Brockmann (A+) Funny, Charismatic, and one heck of a temptation, Preston Seaholm made a wickedly sexy hero as he rescued Molly Cassidy from tumbling off the roof! The pretty widow bewitched him with a smile, unaware the tanned sun god was Sunrise Key's mysterious tycoon - and one of the most eligible bachelors in the country. He needed help fending off unwanted advances, but once he convinced her to play along at pretending they were engaged, would he discover the pleasures of surrendering to her temptation?
  9. "The Baby and the Bachelor" (Cooper's Corner) by Kristine Rolofson (A-) Dr. Stuart Thorpe can handle any emergency, but baby-sitting his six-month-old niece Bree is another matter! The stressed-out bachelor needs help pronto - and gorgeous baby photographer Kim Cooper is the perfect solution. Surely she's an expert on tearful tots? Her effect on Stuart's libido is a definite bonus...Kim can handle babies, but sexy, good-looking men like Stuart are another matter. Still, she agrees to accompany the two on the short journey home. She hadn't counted on getting stranded overnight...at a romantic country inn. Or falling hard for Stuart's seductive bedside manner. But how on earth can she face the delectable doc the morning after?
  10. "Everlasting" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (B) Once, Abrielle's name was on the lips of every unwed nobleman in London as a proud exceptional lady coveted for her bearing, her breeding, her wit, and her beauty. But when her stepfather - respected for his courage and valor during the Crusades - is denied his rightful title and the wealth that accompanies it, Abrielle finds herself suddenly disgraced, no long a suitable match for any proper gentleman. Only one would still have her, though he desires no more than physical pleasure: the oafish and grotesque Desmond de Marle. His dark and scandalous reputation is legend, and Abrielle has heard rumors that his first two wives perished by his hand. Yet no one else can rescue her once-proud family's honor and keep her stepfather from debtor's prison, so she is left with no choice but to accept the cruel and hateful de Marle's offer of marriage and sacrifice her virtue to a soundrel she fears and detests...even as she yearns for another lover. Dashing, handsome, tall and kind  a black-haired Scotsman with vivid blue eyes - Raven Seabern is an emissary for his king, and quite unlike any man Abrielle has ever encountered. From the very first moment their eyes meet, he intrigues and mesmerizer her - and dancing in his arms at a royal banquet leaves her weak with the desire to surrender. But their love can never be, for Abrielle is betrothed to a monster. And the well-being of everyone she cares for demands that she honor her promise. Still, the fire lit that night will not be doused. Raven knows, he has found the true one and must never let her go - though secrets, deceptions, dishonor, and unimaginable peril will surely be their fate if they follow the dictates of their hearts.
  11. "Freedom's Price" (Bartlett Family #2) by Suzanne Brockmann (A) Journalist Liam Bartlett nearly lost his life on the war-torn island of Sansalustiano - but a gorgeous teenage freedom fighter helped him to escape. For months, Marisala Bolivar hid him in the jungle and tended his wounds - while Liam struggled to pretend he felt only friendship for her. Now, five years later, he is determined to continue the charade. For Marisala's uncle has sent her to college in Boston, and entrusted Liam to look out for her. But he finds the task more challenging than anything he's done before. The moment she sees Liam again, Marisala knows that the golden-haired, handsome man has recovered from his injuries. But she also knows that all scars are not visible to the eye and that Liam still needs saving. The war may be over, but the years have not changed her rebel spirit, nor have they dampened the fierce attraction that still sparks between the two. She must convince him to leave behind the roles they've played in the past - reporter and subject, guardian and ward, rescuer and rescued. Only as lovers can they embrace the future...and truly save each other.
  12. "3 Brides For 3 Bad Boys" by Lucy Monroe (A) Rand - After tragedy struck six years ago, Rand buried what was left of his heart - until Phoebe Garrison comes along with an enticing deal: a coveted deed his company needs in exchange for a week in her bed. Trouble is a week is not enough to indulge his fantasties with this amazing woman. Carter - To fulfill his father's generous will, Carter needs a wife. For half-a-million dollars, Daisy Jackson says "I do." But after a wedding night of nonstop, sheet-soaking consummation, Carter wants Daisy to have, to hold, and to everything else. Colton - What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Unless you wake up in bed with a showgirl named Fayre - aka your new wife. How could the stable, workaholic Colton gamble on such an unpredictable force of nature? Still, he has to admit, all bets (and clothes) are off when playing with Fayre.
  13. "Double Exposure" by Vicki Lewis Thompson (Cooper's Corners) (A) It should have been simple. But when Kate Cooper offered to pick up Harry Armstrong, the best man at her sister's upcoming wedding, at the airport, she never dreamed what she was getting into. How could she have guessed that Harry was so irresistibly gorgeous. Or that the sex between them would be so absolutely incredible. Or that the man in her bed wasn't Harry...Stuntman Hugh Armstrong wasn't aware that his flight coincided with his brother Harry's. And with the reception he received, he didn't much care! Finding himself sinfully seduced by sexy, spirited Kate was a rush like nothing he'd ever experienced! Before he knew it, Hugh was free-falling in love. Which wouldn't have been a bad thing - if only Hugh had been the man Kate thought he was.
  14. "Strangers in Death" by J.D. Robb  (In Death Series #26) (A+) Technology may be different in 2060 New York, yet the city is still a place of many cultures and great divides. And as ever, some murders receive more attention than others, especially those in which the victim is a prominent businessman, found in his Park Avenue apartment, tied to the bed - and strangled - with cords of black velvet. It doesn't surprise Lieutenant Eve Dallas that Thomas Anders's scandalous death is a source of titillation and speculation for the public - and humiliation for his family. While everyone else in the city is talking about it, those close to Anders aren't so anxious to do so. Fortunately, because Dallas's billionaire husband, Roarke, happens to own the prime real estate where Anders's sporting-goods firm was headquartered, she has some help with access. Before long, she's knocking on doors - or barging through them - to look for the answers she needs. But the facts don't add up. Physical evidence suggests that the victim didn't struggle. The security breach in the highly fortified apartment indicates that the killer was someone close to Anders, but everyone's alibi checks out, from the wife who was off in the tropics to the loving nephew who stands to inherit millions. Was this a crime of passion - or a carefully planned execution? It's up to Dallas to solve a sensational case where all involved guard secrets from one another - and strangers may be connected in unexpected, and deadly, ways. 
  15. "A Long Walk Home" by Diane Amos (A) The call came out of the blue - Annie's sister Dana is in rehab...can her thirteen-year-old daughter come stay in Maine with Annie? But the wild child in black and piercings is not the sweet little girl Annie remembers. So much for the new pink towels. Surly, sullen and scared, Summer puts a gigantic wedge between Annie and her lover, her friends, even her wonderful ex-mother-in-law. Yet Annie has always described herself as a dandelion: not the prettiest flower perhaps, but the most determined and resilient. She refuses to give up on Summer. As days become weeks, downs (slowly!) become ups and risks turn into rewards. And for Annie, the long walk home to what matters most has been worth every step.
  16. "The Silver Chair" by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia #6) (A) King Caspian has grown old and sad in the ten years since the disappearance of his only son. With time running out, Jill and Eustace embark on a perilous quest to find the Prince and bring back tranquility to the magical land of Narnia. Journeying to the wild lands of the north, the friends and their companion Puddleglum battle mighty storms and encounter a race of giants who like nothing better than a tasty snack - of human children! Searching deep underground in the grim land of the Earthmen, they encounter the wicked Green Lady who has evil plans to overthrow King Caspian and become Queen of Narnia.
  17. "The Carousel" by Richard Paul Evans (A-) Michael Keddington and Faye Murrow are two young people in love. Michael attends college and works at the Arcadia nursing home while Faye prepares for medical school in Baltimore. The future seems rife with possibilities - and a hasty marriage before Faye's departure would seem to seal their bond and protect them forever. But they will discover that even the deepest love must weather life's demands. And that forgiveness and faith must be at the heart of their journey together.
  18. "7th Heaven" by Maxine Paetro & James Patterson (Women's Murder Club #7) (A+) California's "Boy with a Broken Heart," the teenage son of a recent governor, has disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Michael Campion, born with an incurable heart defect, has grown up under the watchful eye of an adoring public. The pressure on detective Lindsay Boxer to learn what happened to Michael is overwhelming. When she finally does get a lead, it's devastating - and for Assistant District Attorney Yuki Castellano it leads to the biggest trial of her life. While working on the Campion case, Lindsay and her partner, Rich Conklin, also try to catch whoever is setting fire to some of the most beautiful homes in San Francisco, leaving their owners to perish in the flames. Lindsay enlists her friends in the Women's Murder Club to help her find the arsonist - and suddenly the fires start raging much too close to home. These two intense cases bring Lindsay and Rich closer together than ever - and put Lindsay on the brink. Torn between two men and close to an emotional meltdown, she has to draw on every resource to keep from being pulled under.

Currently Reading - 

  1. "Mercy" by Jodi Picoult
  2. "Blood Will Tell" by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak Mystery)
  3. "Partner in Crime" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady Series #10)

Currently Listening to -

  1. "The Last Battle" by C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia #7)

To Be Read - In alphabetical order by author not reading order

  1. "Hide and Seek" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #3)
  2. "Hot Ice" by Cherry Adair
  3. "In Too Deep" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #4)
  4. "Kiss and Tell" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #2)
  5. "The Mercenary" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #1)
  6. "Out of Sight" by Cherry Adair (Men of T-FLAC #5)
  7. "Go Down to Silence" by G.K. Belliveau
  8. "Kate Remembered" by A. Scott Berg
  9. "The Horses of Proud Spirit" by Melanie Sue Bowles
  10. "Hoof Prints (More Stories From Proud Spirit)" by Melanie Sue Bowles
  11. "Body Language" by Suzanne Brockmann
  12. "Not Without Risk" by Suzanne Brockmann
  13. "Turn My World Upside Down - Jo's Story" by Maureen Child
  14. "Owl Island" by Randy Sue Coburn
  15. "The Actor's Guide to Murder" by Rick Copp
  16. "The Third Wife" by Jasmine Cresswell
  17. "Heart of the Family" by Margaret Daley (Fostered by Love #2)
  18. "Family Ever After" by Margaret Daley (Fostered by Love #3)
  19. "Don't Tempt Me" by Sylvia Day
  20. "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham
  21. "Cry No More" by Linda Howard
  22. "A Royal Masquerade"  by Arlene James (Royally Wed #6)
  23. "Dead Wrong" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady Series #12) 
  24. "Exit Wounds" by J.A. Jance (Joanna Brady Series #11)
  25. "Body of Lies" by Iris Johansen
  26. "Firestorm"  by Iris Johansen
  27. "The Paper Marriage" by Susan Kay Law
  28. "The Official Nora Roberts Companion" by Denise Little and Laura Hayden
  29. "Remember Me?" by Sophie Kinsella
  30. "Almost Like Being In Love" by Steve Kluger
  31. "The Betrayal" by Beverly Lewis
  32. "The Quickie" by Michael Ledwidge & James Patterson
  33. "Step On A Crack" by Michael Ledwidge & James Patterson
  34. "You've Been Warned" by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
  35. "Dead Irish" by John Lescroart
  36. "Christmas Letters" by Debbie Macomber
  37. "Twenty Wishes" by Debbie Macomber (Blossom Street) 
  38. "Dancing in the Dark" by Sandra Marton (Cooper's Corner) 
  39. "Dreamcatcher" by Dinah McCall & Sharon Sala
  40. "The Survivors" by Dinah McCall
  41. "Perfect" by Judith McNaught
  42. "Springwater Wedding" by Linda Lael Miller
  43. "The Widow" by Carla Neggers
  44. "A Man Named Dave" by David Pelzer
  45. "A Brother's Journey: Surviving a Childhood of Abuse" by Richard B. Pelzer
  46. "A Teenager's Journey" by Richard B. Petzer
  47. "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult
  48. "Thunderhead" by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child
  49. "Blackwood Farm" Anne Rice  (Vampire Chronicles #9)
  50. "Blood Canticle" Anne Rice  (Vampire Chronicles #10)
  51. "Blue Moon" by Luanne Rice
  52. "Firefly Beach" by Luanne Rice
  53. "Follow the Stars Home" by Luanne Rice
  54. "Last Kiss" by Luanne Rice
  55. "Every Day" by Elizabeth Richards
  56. "Guilty" by Karen Robards
  57. "Falling For Rachel & Convincing Alex" Nora Roberts (Stanislaski Series)
  58. "From The Heart" Nora Roberts
  59. "Homeport" by Nora Roberts 
  60. "Taming Natasha & Luring A Lady"  Nora Roberts (Stanislaski Series)
  61. "The Hollow" by Nora Roberts (Sign of Seven Trilogy #2)
  62. "The Stanislaski Brothers" by Nora Roberts (Mikhail and Alex)
  63. "Treasures: Secret Star/Treasures Lost, Treasures Found" by Nora Roberts
  64. "Afterlove" by Robert Rosenblum
  65. "Icy Sparks" by Gwyn Hyman Rubio
  66. "Jesus Land: A Memoir" by Julia Scheeres
  67. "Trade Secrets" by Jill Shalvis & C.J. Carmichael (Coopers Corners)
  68. "Homeplace" by Anne Rivers Siddons
  69. "Sweet Memories" by LaVyrle Spencer
  70. "A Cold-Blooded Business" by Dana Stabenow (Kate Shugak Mystery)
  71. "The Kiss" by Danielle Steel
  72. "The Long Road Home" by Danielle Steel
  73. "Special Delivery" by Danielle Steel
  74. "Black Ice" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #1)
  75. "Cold As Ice " by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #2)
  76. "Ice Blue" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #3)
  77. "Ice Storm" by Anne Stuart (Ice Series #4)
  78. "Silent Snow" by Steve Thayer
  79. "Twisted Creek" by Jodi Thomas
  80. "The Horsemaster's Daughter" by Susan Wiggs
  81. "Snowfall at Willow Lake" by Susan Wiggs (Lakeshore Chronicles #4)
  82. "Summer by the Sea" by Susan Wiggs
  83. "A Summer Affair" by Susan Wiggs

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I've just started the first Harry Potter.

I havn't read them since last summer when #7 came out,so i decided to restart them all.

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 9:46 PM ET
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  • Belong to Me by Marisa de los Santos (4/75/5) -- de los Santos' work is not the most invoking of the literary canon, but it's really enjoyable to me. It rarely strikes a false chord, and she seems just to 'get' people. I can't wait to read more.

Now Reading: Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl


Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:28 PM ET
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1.  The Last Lecture - Randy Pausch : If you saw the video on YouTube, this is basically that only more detailed.  Still, very inspiring.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 12:28 AM ET
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I'm continuing this month with the Stephanie Plum series.  I also have a James patterson series that I want to start.  Somewhere in there, I will be reading A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, for the 3rd or 4th time.  Love that book!

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 12:35 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Whiskey Sour by J. A. Konrath

I recently finished this book and I really, really liked it. I can't wait to read the rest in the series now.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 8:20 AM ET
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Finishing up The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs then I'll start The Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 9:44 AM ET
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I am currently reading The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for my LIT class, Black Ships by Jo Graham for th Hist Fict Forum BOM, and The Autobiography of Henry VIII by Margaret George.

After those I will be reading The Awakening by Kate Chopin, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.

Date Posted: 8/2/2008 10:36 AM ET
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I am reading Someday Soon by Debbie Macomber.   I have been reading it for at LEAST  week and a half now, I am so bored with mainstream romance novels that I cant get through them anymore.  I stopped reading the last three or four before I was halfway through.

I have several non romance on my shelf, maybe I will read them while I wait for them to get requested.  I have a few paranormal/vampire books on my WL that I am getting somewhat close for (I think # 16 on two) and I am drooling over.