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Subject: June - What are you reading?
Date Posted: 6/2/2009 11:52 PM ET
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New thread for June!

I am halfway through "Anybody Out There?" by Marian Keyes. I am very upset with what is happening in the book right now - I really hope things change in the second half, otherwise I may not read another Keyes for awhile.

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 11:41 AM ET
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"The Guy Not Taken" by Jennifer Weiner

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 11:51 AM ET
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I just finished Fat Chance by Deborah Blumenthal.

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 4:13 PM ET
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My interlibrary loans just came in - I got Chelsea Handler's "My Horizontal Life" and "How to Murder a Millionaire" by Nancy Martin! Woohoo!

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 6:32 PM ET
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just finished Clearing the Aisle by Karen Schwartz...it was very cute!! Im going to look into other books by her.

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 7:21 PM ET
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I'm reading Red Hot Lies by Laura Caldwell. Not really chick lit (more suspense), but she used to write for Red Dress Ink.

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 9:02 PM ET
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Oh No, Shanyn!  After I told you how wonderful Marian Keyes was!  I guess that one is kinda depressing at the beginning.  But hang in there....there is always a HEA of sorts

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 9:47 PM ET
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I've read about 100 more pages... it is still sad, but I'm not almost crying like I was in the beginning. I even had dreams about that happening in my life, ugh! I was at the library yesterday and almost checked out Watermelon but that one seemed like a sad story, too. Is there another that I should try that isn't quite so emotional?

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 10:19 PM ET
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Shanyn (love that spelling!),

I really enjoyed Sushi for Beginners. I have several of her other books and loaned a couple to a friend that I hadn't read and she said they were a bit depressing too. Maybe she just goes up and down. I thought Sushi was really cute which was why I bought more of her. Try that one. :)

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 11:56 PM ET
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I am reading Laurie Notaro- True stories of the dorkiest girl alive.

I know some people don't like her, but I LOVE her. She cracks me up, I can relate to farrr to many things with her. I love her books.

Couldnt wait for WL on next one, had to go buy it lol. My only gripe is that her books aren't longer.

 

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 12:19 AM ET
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Alright, I have like 50 pages of "Anybody Out There?" left and it is still sad. AGH! I wanted to finish it tonight so I wouldn't be sad before I went to bed again but I need to sleep. Collette, I'll try that one next... as long as you promise it's not sad! (Thanks for the spelling comment by the way, most people pronounce my name "Sharon" because they don't realize it's just a different spelling!)

Misty - I have read a couple of Laurie Notaros, I really like her too. One of the ebook sites I am on gave out a free download of one of her books awhile back, maybe it's still around? I can try to look for it.

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 5:52 AM ET
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That would be wonderful Shanyn! Thanks so much! =)

You have me hesitating to read "Anybody Out There" myself, received it last week, on my TBR but if it's a tear jerker kind of thing..I need to stay farrr away from it for awhile.

In regards to Marian Keyes, I liked Sushi for Beginners too. Was cute. I also liked Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married. Haven't read Watermelon yet, Last Chance Saloon, I started, never made it past Chapter 1. But overall I really like Marian Keyes too.

Hope it gets better Shanyn. =)

ETA: Any author (like Laurie Notaro) who can make me snort giggles in the middle of a dead quiet room in my home, whether I am alone or not.. That is an author that I have to love. lol). Jen Lancaster hit me the same way. I am amused easily I suppose. hehehe

 



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Date Posted: 6/4/2009 8:56 AM ET
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The "formula" for all of Marian Keye's books about the Walsh family is kinda the same....one of the girls is in a crisis (boyfriend left her pregnant, in drug rehab, husband died, etc, etc) and she eventually returns home to the wacko family and sorts herself out. It's painful and can be sad, but I think they all find themselves in some way and have a sort of HEA.  I think her non-Walsh family books are lighter. So give Lucy Sullivan or Sushi a try.

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 2:02 PM ET
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Misty - I read Last Chance Saloon.  It was hard for me to get through.  Seemed long and drawn out to me.

I just finished Chelsea Handler's - Are you there Vodka, its me Chelsea.  It had some real funny parts.   Overall I enjoyed it. 

I just started Rhett Butler's People.  (not really Chit lit, but I love Gone with the Wind).

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 5:16 PM ET
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Hey Jennifer let me know what you think of Rhett Butler's People.  I have it on my TBR.



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Date Posted: 6/4/2009 6:42 PM ET
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Well, I finished "Anybody Out There?" ... Misty - I wouldn't read it if you're in the mood for a lighter read. It didn't get that much better in the end, at least not like I was desperately hoping. I think if I had been prepared to read a book like this (for instance, I always have to be in the right mood to start a Jodi Picoult), I would have liked it more. Oh well.

I'm going to read Chelsea Handler's "My Horizontal Life" next. Doesn't seem like it can be nearly as sad, since it's classified as a comedy (WHEW)!

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 7:05 PM ET
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I just looked up that Laurie Notaro ebook... it was on EReader.com, they give out free ebooks sometimes, but they don't have it available anymore :(

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 9:00 PM ET
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Jennifer I'm glad you liked "Are you there Vodka...." It has been on my wishlist forever.  It's glad to know it is worth the wait.  I might cave and buy it. I am currently reading :Shopaholic and baby", and then next up is "Barefoot".

I just finished "Baby Proof" By Emily Giffin



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Date Posted: 6/4/2009 9:20 PM ET
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I recently read Baby Proof. I was disgusted by the ending.

Date Posted: 6/4/2009 9:28 PM ET
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That's okay Shanyn! VERY sweet for you to look! Thank you much. =)

Okay so I am taking your advice and staying away from Marian Keyes books for now.. Too much craziness for now, I am preferring the lighter side of books right now. Thanks for heads up cause that was what I was going to start reading next. Yikes.

Okay, so I totally went off my Chick Lit bender for a minute.

I started two books today. I started Book 1 of the Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire series and (shocked!) I LOVE it! I had my doubts, don't usually read that kind of stuff, but I was curious to check it out and I am already halfway through, dont wanna put it down and I LOVE it.

Oh groan... and I am wayyyy far back on WL for a few of those titles so guess who is headed to price them out online here in a minute? lol.

I also started Slummy Mummy today. I read a few chapters so far. It isnt too bad. It isnt powerful, or funny, just life stuff but I think I can make it all the way through for sure. Hope it gets better though!

UNLIKE that god awful Revenge of the middle aged woman book. Ugh. It is STILL sitting halfway finished. I keep picking it up and making myself read but never get past a chapter at a time before I cant take it anymore.

 

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 11:52 AM ET
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Misty - I had the same reaction to Slummy Mummy. It was entertaining while I was reading it, but nothing special.

I'm reading Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews by the pool today! It's been great so far. I love the premise of a cooking show.



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Date Posted: 6/6/2009 4:40 PM ET
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I just finished Hollywood Car Wash by Lori Culwell

Subject: this is what Iam reading now
Date Posted: 6/6/2009 7:13 PM ET
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Date Posted: 6/6/2009 7:17 PM ET
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Return To Summer House by Jude Deveraut

Finished Reading Summer House Jude Deveraut

The  Devil My Cry Sherrilyn Kenyon 

Danger in a Red Dress Christine Dobb

Date Posted: 6/6/2009 9:38 PM ET
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Well, finished Sookie Stackhouse book 1 this morning and was all bummed cause I had ordered book 2 but it wasn't here yet. So I read more of Slummy Mummy, a few more chapters anyways, and I have to admit I am bummed. I waited awhile for that WL, but it is disappointing. Sigh. Oh well.

Then mail came and WOOHOO! Books 2 AND 3 of Sookie Stackhouse were in there! Yeah! lol.

So now reading book 2 in that series, and trying to decide if I want to continue Slummy Mummy or not.. I hate not finishing a book I have started but I really don't want to trudge through another one that I really do not like. Hmmm...

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