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Subject: It's February. What are you reading?
Date Posted: 2/1/2008 11:02 AM ET
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I'm reading Terminal by Robin Cook

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 11:17 AM ET
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I'm just finishing up Patricia Cornwell's Book of the Dead, which I found disappointing.  I'm also reading Midwinter of the Spirit by Phil Rickman, a novel about an English clergywoman asked to become the parish exorcist.  Although I don't usually read books about religion or the paranormal, I'm really enjoying this one!

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 11:17 AM ET
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I'm reading:

Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallace

Fatal Forecast: An Incredible True Tale of Tragedy and Survival at Sea by Mike Tougias

and listening to The Stupidest Angel by Christopher Moore in the car.


Date Posted: 2/1/2008 12:23 PM ET
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I just finished Safe Harbor by Christine Feehan and will start Gil's All Fright Diner by A. Lee Martinez tonight.
Date Posted: 2/1/2008 12:40 PM ET
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I am just getting ready to start Hide and Seek by Fern Michaels.

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 1:23 PM ET
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Kitty and the Silver Bullet by Carrie Vaughn.  And I borrowed Freakonomics from the library yesterday so I'll start that one soon.

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 1:47 PM ET
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I'm trudging my way through Anna Karenina still!!  I have so many other books that I want to read but I am leading my book club's discussion on this one so I HAVE to finish it!

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 3:27 PM ET
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I'm trying to make my way through What the dead know by Laura Lippman...but struggling. I keep falling asleep during. I'm about to put it up and start reading Inkheart by Cornelia Funke


Date Posted: 2/1/2008 3:46 PM ET
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At lunch today, I started reading "eat, pray, love" by Elizabeth Gilbert.

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I'm about 450 pages into Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides right now.  No clue what's up next...

Subject: Feb. reading
Date Posted: 2/1/2008 5:31 PM ET
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I'm reading Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult.   Good.

I'm reading it in between reading a Cath. Coulter series and Steven White.   Have to break it up.

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 5:46 PM ET
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Eternity by Tamara Thorne.

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Date Posted: 2/1/2008 5:50 PM ET
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Alternating between these two:  Love in the Time of Cholera (fiction) and  The Myth of the Rational Voter (non-fiction)

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 6:49 PM ET
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Just started Duma Key and The Queen of Bedlam. Finishing up A Pale Horse by Charles Todd, and The Geography of Bliss. Also reading a biography of Abigail Adams, but I don't recall the title, could be Abigail Adams ...


Date Posted: 2/1/2008 8:03 PM ET
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I am reading The Butterfly House by Marcia Preston, but should have it done tonight.  Then, I'm not sure what's next...

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 9:21 PM ET
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I am half way through Shiva Dancing by Bharti Kirchner.  It's really good!

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 9:33 PM ET
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My February reading list:

Finished - 

  1. "Blood Brothers" by Nora Roberts (A+) In the town of Hawkins Hollow, it's called the seven. Every seven years, on the seventh day of the seventh month, strange things begin to happen. It began when three young boys - Caleb, Fox and Gage - went on a camping trip to the Pagen Stone. And twenty-one years later, it will end in a showdown between evil and the boys who have become men - and the women who love them.
  2. "Cradle and All" by M.J. Rodgers (another Cooper's Corners book)  (B+) When Tom Christen, the new Episcopal priest in Cooper's Corner, found a baby on his doorstep, he wasn't about to give the infant to some bureaucrat. And Judge Anne Vandree might have had hair like a halo - but she was definitely a bureaucrat, informing him that by law he must surrender the baby. So Tom told her the truth. He was the baby's father!
  3. "Ready" by Lucy Monroe (book #1) (A-) As a writer, Lise Barton is used to coming up with wild scenarios for her characters, but the one that's playing out right now is no fiction, it's frighteningly real. Someone is stalking her, someone who knows where she lives and what she does. Joshua Watt's mission is simple: Go to Seattle and bring Lise home for Thanksgiving or he'll never hear the end of it from his sister. 
  4. "My Sister Life" by Maria Flook (C) When Maria Flook's fourteen-year-old sister disappeared, the author was changed forever. Karen became Maria's secret heroine - the sole example to follow in her journey into womanhood. In her story of two castaways from suburbia who live in mysteriously parallel lives, Flook gives us an intimate account of her sister's life as a child prostitute and of their coming of age in the disenfranchised 1960s, in the domestic fallout of the Vietnam War. Forced to flee a beautiful and tormented matriarch with secrets of her own, the sister's form a lifesaving bond.
  5. "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon (A++) The year is 1945 and Claire Beauchamp Randall, a former British combat nurse, is on holiday in Scotland with her husband, looking forward to becoming reacquainted after the war's long separation. Like most practical women, Claire hardly expects her curiosity to get the better of her. But an ancient stone circle near her lodgings holds an eerie fascination, and when she innocently touches a corner of one of the giant boulders, she is hurtled backward in time more than two hundred years, to 1743.
  6. "Charles Kuralt's America" an audiocassette book by Charles Kuralt (A+) Ever since October 1967, when he set off in a battered motor home to explore America and talk to it's people, Charles Kuralt has been one of our premier chroniclers - a man who has helped us see and celebrate our country in a way we never had before. After retiring from CBS News in 1994, he set out to spend a perfect year in America - traveling to his twelve favorite American places, in just the right month for a visit to each. With his well-known warmth, humor and insight, he shows them to us. From Montana in September and Alaska in June to winter in Cajun country and the North Carolina mountains in spring, Kuralt's accounts are filled with people, stories and experiences.
  7. "Willing" by Lucy Monroe (book #2) (A) Josie McCall has been raised to be a soldier, and she could be the best - if she wanted it. Instead, she left her dad's mercenary school behind for a normal job in computers. But now that someone has torched the school and her dad is MIA from the hospital, Josie's going to use every bit of her merc training to find him and hunt down the culprits who took him. Josie knows a lot about explosives, hand-to-hand combat, and tracking. What she doesn't know about is sex. She has no idea what to do with the volcanic attraction she feels for her dad's new partner, Daniel Black Eagle. And that feels more dangerous than any bomb.
  8. "The Search" by Iris Johansen (B-) As part of an elite K-9 search and rescue team, Sarah Patrick and her golden retriever, Monty, have a gift for finding what no one else can. But their latest assignment is not like the others. This time Sarah is being forced to take part in a deadly mission...by a man who knows enough about her past to ensure her cooperation.
  9. "Charles Kuralt's Spring" an audiocassette book by Charles Kuralt (A) From a garden blossoming along a Virginia roadside and the sap rising in the maple trees of Vermont to butterflies awakening and migrating along the California coast and jazz musicians chasing the winter blues away, Kuralt captures the beauty of spring in all its glory.
  10. "Rattlesnake Crossing" by J.A. Jance (book #6) (A) A local gun dealer has died violently, and his stock of high-powered weapons has been cleaned out. When two more slayings follow soon after, suspicion falls upon rancher Alton Hosfield, an embittered man at war with the federal government, environmentalists, area newcomers, the local law - with anyone, in fact whom he perceives as a threat to his home, his family, his freedom, and his isolation. Sherrif Brady suspects, however, that the solution is not so cut-and-dried.
  11. "Her Stolen Past" by Amanda Stevens (another Cooper's Corners book) (B) Librarian Beth Young was so quiet, she simply blended into the town of Cooper's Corner. But Clint Cooper, co-owner of Twin Oaks, couldn't help but notice her as she played piano each evening at the B and B. Her music was haunting...and to Clint, so was her beauty. But Beth didn't dare act on the attraction she felt for Clint.
  12. "Legend" by Dinah McCall (A-) As teenagers, Raine Beaumont and Joseph Colorado tasted the joys of first love, until her father's lies destroyed their fragile bond. Now, twelve years later, Raine receives news that will take her back to her hometown of Oracle, Arizona, where she will face her lost love again. Haunted by the memory of the boy she once adored, Raine was not prepared for the mysterious, seductive man before her. For deep in Joseph's eyes lies a power that binds him to his Apache heritage, a power that promises to heal all wounds and restore long-lost dreams...and love.

Currently Reading - 

  1. "Dragonfly in Amber" by Diana Gabaldon (book #2)
  2. "The Preacher's Daughter" by Beverly Lewis

To Be Read - 

  1. "A Long Walk Home" by Diane Amos
  2. "Kate Remembered" by A. Scott Berg
  3. "Freedom's Price" by Suzanne Brockmann
  4. "Future Hero" by Suzanne Brockmann
  5. "Hero Under Cover" by Suzanne Brockmann
  6. "The Princess's White Knight" by Carla Cassidy
  7. "Tell No One" by Harlan Coben
  8. "Once Upon A Family" by Margaret Daley
  9. "The Day the World Came to Town - 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland" by Jim DeFede
  10. "Voyager"  by Diana Gabaldon (book #3)
  11. "Drums of Autumn" by Diana Gabaldon (book #4)
  12. "The Fiery Cross"  by Diana Gabaldon (book #5)
  13. "A Breath of Snow and Ashes" by Diana Gabaldon (book #6)
  14. "The Prodigal Daughter" by Ginna Gray
  15. "The Witness" by Ginna Gray
  16. "On Mystic Lake" by Kristin Hannah
  17. "The Shape Shifter" by Tony Hillerman
  18. "Angel Creek" by Linda Howard
  19. "Outlaw Mountain" by J.A. Jance (book #7)
  20. "Devil's Claw" by J.A. Jance (book #8)
  21. "Paradise Lost" by J.A. Jance (book #9)
  22. "Exit Wounds" by J.A. Jance (book #10)
  23. "Partner in Crime" by J.A. Jance (book #11)
  24. "The Search" by Iris Johansen
  25. "The Honk and Holler Opening Soon" by Billie Letts
  26. "The Preacher's Daughter" by Beverly Lewis
  27. "The Englisher" by Beverly Lewis
  28. "The Brethren" by Beverly Lewis
  29. "The Manning Sisters" by Debbie Macomber
  30. "A Royal Baby On the Way" by Susan Mallery
  31. "Dancing in the Dark" by Sandra Marton (another Cooper's Corners book)
  32. "Rhett Butler's People" by Donald McCaig
  33. "And Able" by Lucy Monroe (book #3)
  34. "3 Brides for 3 Bad Boys" by Lucy Monroe
  35. "Breakwater" by Carla Neggers
  36. "Night's Landing" by Carla Neggers
  37. "Mary, Mary" by James Patterson (Alex Cross, book #11)
  38. "7th Heaven" by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro
  39. "The Privilege of Youth - A Teenager's Story" by Dave Pelzer
  40. "A Brother's Journey - Surviving a Childhood of Abuse" by Richard B. Pelzer
  41. "Man...Mercenary...Monarch" by Joan Elliott Pickart
  42. "Mercy" by Jodi Picoult
  43. "My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult
  44. "For Better or for Worse" by Debbi Rawlins (another Coopers Corners book)
  45. "Blackwood Farm" by Anne Rice (Vampire Chronicles #9)
  46. "Safe Harbor" by Luanne Rice
  47. "Beachcomber" by Karen Robards
  48. "Silent Night" by J.D. Robb, Susan Plunkett, Dee Holmes, Claire Cross
  49. "Strangers in Death" by J.D. Robb
  50. "The Gift" by Nora Roberts 
  51. "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See
  52. "Jesus Land" by Julia Scheeres
  53. "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks
  54. "At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks
  55. "The Choice" by Nicholas Sparks
  56. "A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks
  57. "Moon Dance"  by Mariah Stewart
  58. "Born on a Blue Day" by Daniel Tammet
  59. "First They Killed My Father" by Loung Ung
  60. "Just One Look" byJoanna Wayne (another Cooper's Corners book)
  61. "Summer at Willow Lake"  by Susan Wiggs (book #1) 
  62. "The Winter Lodge" by Susan Wiggs (book #2)
  63. "Dockside" by Susan Wiggs (book #3)
  64. "The Hostage" by Susan Wiggs (book #1)
  65. "The Mistress" by Susan Wiggs (book #2)
  66. "The Firebrand" by Susan Wiggs (book #3)
  67. "The Pregnant Princess" by Anne Marie Winston
  68. "Everlasting" by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

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Date Posted: 2/1/2008 10:38 PM ET
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Now wait, Nancy.  Are you actually going to READ all of those books in February?

I'm currently reading Inklings by Melanie Jeschke.  I just received it,  thinking  I was ordering a biographical non-fiction book on The Inklings, C.S. Lewis's literary criticism group.  Instead it's a Christian romance which does have something to do with the group, but it's more like historical fiction.  I'm really enjoying the light reading!

Next up is Shirley by Charlotte Bronte.  I'm a Jane Eyre lover, so it will be interesting to see if this is as good.  I also have Villette on order.

I'm also doing some occasional reading in Story of England by Dickens and a book about being a Homemaker/Health Aide.

Date Posted: 2/1/2008 10:40 PM ET
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Currently  reading: The Remains of the Dead  by Wendy Roberts

Up next Roses are red  by  James Patterson

Happy reading


Date Posted: 2/2/2008 1:53 AM ET
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i'm starting The Soldier Son trilogy by Robin Hobb as soon as i go upstairs.  the third one came out recently, so i borrowed them all from the library.

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 8:37 AM ET
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I'm reading Brain Child by John Saul as quickly as possible so I can reread Sandford's first Prey book, Rules of Prey, which I just got in the mail this week.  Yeah!  I read it for the first time when I was in like 8th grade and I just hope it's as good as I remembered, but since I've been keeping up on the series right up until a few years ago, I have no doubt that it will be :)

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 8:45 AM ET
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I finally finished Shogun by James Clavell last night. I think that was the longest it's ever taken me to read a book. I am not sure what I'm going to pick up next.

Date Posted: 2/2/2008 9:16 AM ET
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I am currently reading Shoot The Moon by Billie Letts

I just finished The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

Up next I will be reading  either The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver or The Memory Keepers Daughter by Kim Edwards.

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Date Posted: 2/2/2008 9:55 AM ET
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I'm reading an ARC called The House at Riverton by Kate Morton and The Almost Moon by Alice Sebold. They are both excellent! I guess I should have posted here before I posted on the other thread LOL


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Date Posted: 2/2/2008 10:17 AM ET
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Oops!  Two 'what are you reading' threads going.

Listening to 'Crazy in Alabama' (by Mark Childress) on tape...great narrator.  Does Southern voices male and female, and fun book to listen to.  Reading 'Into the Wild'...(Or 'Crazy in Alaska' as a subtitle), written by Jon Krakauer.  Rather horrifying book for any parent to read.