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Subject: January - What are you reading?!?
Date Posted: 1/2/2010 10:50 AM ET
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I'm about to start Secrets of a Shoe Addict by Beth Harbison.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 2:32 PM ET
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I'm still reading I, Lucifer by Glen Duncan.

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 3:47 PM ET
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I tried "Lulu Meets God and Doubts Him" and couldn't get through the first chapter, so I'll pick up what ever is next on the nightstand!

Date Posted: 1/4/2010 7:41 PM ET
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I am just starting Nantucket Nights by Elin Hildebrand.

Date Posted: 1/6/2010 11:14 PM ET
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I am starting A Field Guide to Burying Your Parents by Liza Palmer. I won it on Library Thing.

Date Posted: 1/10/2010 7:23 PM ET
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I'm just starting Little White Lies by Gemma Townley. I haven't read her before.

Date Posted: 1/11/2010 11:03 PM ET
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I just started Original Cyn by Sue Margolis.

Date Posted: 1/12/2010 3:06 AM ET
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I'm currently reading Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason by Helen Fielding. For some reason, my heart just isn't in this book, but I still plan on finishing it. I disliked the movie, though I can't remember very much of it at all. Bridget is driving me insane in this book. I read the first one several years ago and I don't remember how I felt about it. I'm going to assume I liked it quite a bit. I love the movie. In fact, if it wasn't for having watched the movie again for the umpteenth time over the weekend, I think I'd be reading something else right now.

Date Posted: 1/12/2010 9:33 AM ET
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I just finished Thinking of You by Jill Mansell. I'm going to start Anna Maxted's new book, Rich Again.

Date Posted: 1/14/2010 10:26 PM ET
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I took a little break from chick lit, but I'm reading The Romancipation of Maggie Hunter now.

Jennifer - I loved both of the Bridget books, but I only liked the first movie, and I much prefer the books to the movie...except I do think Colin Firth is pretty hot. Haha!

Michelle - How is Rich Again?

Date Posted: 1/15/2010 9:47 AM ET
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I just finished Loose Girl: A Memoir of Promiscuity by Kerry Cohen .  It was really eye-opening and I thought it was a great read.  I'm now halfway through How to be Single by Liz Tuccillo, it's pretty good so far.

Date Posted: 1/15/2010 10:05 AM ET
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oh i liked How to be Single!

currently reading The Blonde Theory by Kristen Harmel. I like her books but the reviews on this one have been pretty negative and i can see why. it's shows a horrible stereotype of blondes

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 9:29 PM ET
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I'm finishing "Stripped," which kind of goes to show how anyone these days (including a bouncer at a strip club) can get a book memoir deal (or that people like me will keep reading them) ha ha. This book has more typos and grammatical errors (plus HUGE font) than I've ever seen.

After that I'm going to start "One Fifth Avenue," by Candace Bushnell.

Date Posted: 1/16/2010 9:49 PM ET
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well i just finished The Blonde Theory and was rather disappointed. I didn't liking the ending and I wasn't too fond of the main character. I like Kristin's other books though but this one was just "eh"

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 1:01 AM ET
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I didn't really like The Blonde Theory too much either...and I enjoyed One Fifth Avenue, but it was a little slow and definitely different. I read it all in one day while I was on house arrest by orders of my doctor with mono.

I am about to start How the Other Half Hamptons.

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 2:07 AM ET
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I didn't even finish One Fifth Avenue. It was sooooo boring. 

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 7:38 AM ET
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oooh i just got How the Other Half Hamptons from Bookswim. i hope that one is good!

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 1:35 PM ET
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Deborah - it ended up being a super-quick read. I didn't like nearly as much as The Perfect Manhattan but it definitely made me long for summer! :)

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 2:07 PM ET
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wow that was a SUPER quick read for you! less than 12 hours?? lol

Date Posted: 1/17/2010 2:21 PM ET
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I know...it's been pouring here this weekend and combined with a stressful/rotten week at work...and I haven't left the house since Friday night (I know I shouldn't admit it, LOL!). So that means I've been reading basically all weekend while DH watches football. I have to venture out soon as the Diet Dr. Pepper stash has dwindled to just one, and we will have to eat tonight and next week.



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Date Posted: 1/17/2010 10:47 PM ET
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Virginia, how did you like the Romancipation of Maggie Hunter? I did not finish that book, Maggie Hunter got on my nerves. But that is just me!

 

Rich Again is unlike anything else by Anna Maxted. It is actually borderline disturbing. But I can't stop reading it.

 

The new Marian Keyes book has been sitting at my library waiting for me for days now. I can't believe I've let that happen.

Date Posted: 1/18/2010 12:22 AM ET
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Michelle - Maggie Hunter did drive me crazy but her friend Eloise was just down right looney. I stuck it out (it drives me crazy not to finish a book) hoping that it would get better, but it didn't. Totally predictable. I hate when Red Dress Ink lets me down! :(

I read Running in Heels a few years back and I thought it was bizarre. I am on the WL for Rich Again, but if it isn't good, I may free up that spot the next time I run out...

Date Posted: 1/19/2010 9:09 AM ET
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Virginia, I think that Maggie Hunter was the first book I quit reading. We were even taking a 6 hour trip and I put it down (I've finished many books that way, just because they had my undivided attention). And you know how it is, once you put the first one down, it is that much easier to put the next one down!

 

Running in Heels wasn't my favorite Anna Maxted- Being  Committed was my favorite, and I do love that book. Rich Again is not chick lit. She published it in the UK under a different title and a pseudonym. She has a similar book due out in the UK this year (I'm guessing in the States next year). I won't be reading it! 

Date Posted: 1/19/2010 10:27 AM ET
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Well, see, this is helpful. From these reviews, I bumped it off of my maxed out-WL and moved something else in that I think I would like better. I left it on my RL, you never know when the tides will turn and there'll be 300 copies in the system. Maybe I'll just order it then.

Date Posted: 1/19/2010 10:31 AM ET
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Just finished I, Lucifer over the weekend. It was a really good book, but a slow read. I just started "The Trophy Wives Club" by Kristin Billerbeck. I'm about 6 chapters in and it has been great!

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