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Date Posted: 11/1/2007 8:33 AM ET
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I am reading THE SKYSTONE by Jack Whyte (first in the Camulod Chronicles) and listening to THE COLD DISH by Craig Johnson in audio download. Also have THE WEAVER'S INHERITANCE by Kate Sedley out from the library and will start that tonight.

How about you all?

Cheryl

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 9:21 AM ET
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Blood Price by Tanya Huff.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 10:08 AM ET
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I'm reading The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty and listening to Marley & Me by John Groggan on CD in the car.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 10:09 AM ET
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Listening to The Tenth Circle by Jodi Picoult (very good), reading The Best of James Herriott (excellent) and reading for my daughter's Battle of the Books competition, The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:11 AM ET
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Blood and Gold by Anne Rice

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:15 AM ET
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Candyfreak:  A Journey through the Chocolate Underbelly of America by Steve Almond - it's the funniest book I think I've ever read (and I read Lamb and Good Omens recently).  I've been stopping every few pages and reading it out loud to my husband, who has decided he wants to read it next. 

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:43 AM ET
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Close up on death by Maureen OBrien, Hanging Hannah by Evan Marshall and A Simple Plan by Scott Smith.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:46 AM ET
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"Old Gods, Almost Dead," 40 years of the Rolling Stones at home. During lunch at work "The Heroin Diaries," by Nikki Sixx. Just finished rereading "One Particular Harbor," by Janet Lee James

 

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 12:15 PM ET
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I'm trying to get through a book that I thought was going to be good called, Church of the Dead Girls, and then I'm going to finish the Karin Slaughter, Grant County series, Faithless and Bryond Reach are the last for me.  Also, Some Tess Gerritsen, Mary Hggins Clark and some Nora Roberts. Thats my goal, we will see. :)

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 1:33 PM ET
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Man I have Church of the Dead Girls on my TBR. I hope its not that bad.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 2:57 PM ET
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I'm reading Les Miserables for the readalong on Livejournal and The Relic by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston.
Date Posted: 11/1/2007 3:49 PM ET
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I finished Summer by the Sea by Susan Wiggs late last night.  It was a nice light read.  And, I finished Digging for the Truth by Josh Bernstein this morning (great book for fans of the show!)

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 4:26 PM ET
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I'm reading Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik.  It's been an interesting read so far.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 4:30 PM ET
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Okay this is seriously sad, while everyone else bought and read Harry Potter I on the hand am slowly getting through it. It's not boring at all, but kids and life have definately gotten in the way, so I am now reading two books

Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows, i hope to finish it this month

Thirteen 13 horror stories 13 horror masters

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 5:07 PM ET
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Just finished House Infernal by Edward Lee.

Going to begin One Rainy Night by Richard Laymon this evening.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 5:34 PM ET
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I'm reading Crow Lake by Mary Lawson, the second Gossip Girl book, and The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 6:20 PM ET
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The almost Moon by Alice sebold.  Slow starting for me tho.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 6:43 PM ET
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My November reading list:

Finished - 

  1. "Safe Harbor" by Christine Feehan  (B-) One of seven daughters in a line of extraordinary women, Hannah Drake has been the elusive object of affection for Jonas Harrington for as long as he can remember. It wasn't a bad story, in fact as I got into it, it got better, but in the beginning there was no rounding out of the characters and I had a hard time at first figuring out who was who.
  2. "The Shop on Blossom Street" by Debbie Macomber (A) I think of this series of books as "cozy books". This one is about "A Good Yarn", a shop on Blossom Street in Seattle owned by Lydia Hoffman. She is a cancer survivor and the shop represents her dream of a new life. Her first knitting class brings together three women, each of whom have a different reason for taking this beginners class on "how to make a baby blanket". It was a wonderful story.
  3. "Ladies' Man" by Suzanne Brockmann (A+) Ellen brings her children to New York for the summer to contemplate a career change. Sam is a cop, questioning what he does for a living. Soon a stalker is in the picture and Sam is assigned to Ellen's security force.
  4. "Child of God" by Lolita Files (B-) I was tempted to put this book down quite a few times and try again later but I stuck with it and am glad that it had a happy ending. But I'm not quite sure how I feel about the rest of it.
  5. "Ghost Walk"  by Heather Graham (A+) This book took place in New Orleans and was a paranormal romance that had a strong mystery plot and a vibrant setting! It took until the end of the book to figure things out and until then everyone suspect! It was fantastic. Another of those hard to put down books.
  6. "Tragedy in Tin Can Holler" by Rozetta Mowery (A) I give Rozetta Mowery a lot of credit for taking it on herself to find out why her family had such a history of abuse. She quit her job and sold her house while she researched her past. This book tells what she found. (In a recent email I received from Rozetta she told me that while she doesn't condon what her father did when he killed her mother, she has been able to forgive him because of the facts that she's been able to discover about her family's past.)
  7. "Water For Elephants" by Sara Gruen (A+) An excellent book. It's told by a man who can't remember if he's 90 or 93. He's looking back at his life and everything that happened. It was really quite interesting.
  8. "Far From Over" by Bobby Hutchinson (A) Another cute story that takes place in Cooper's Corners at the Twin Oaks Bed and Breakfast. This story concerns Maureen, one of the owners, her twin four year old daughters are kidnapped and she's told not to tell anyone.
  9. "The Search" by Jessica Matthews (A) In a round about way this book is also about the Coopers of Cooper's Corners. When Zach's sister was rushed to the ER for an emergency operation, Zach insisted his blood be tested as a possible donor. But the results showed Zach wasn't a match...with anyone in his family.
  10. "Desert Heat" by J.A. Jance (book #1) (A) This was the first book in this series and I think I'm going to like it. Joanna & Andy Brady have been married for 10 years and Andy's got quite a celebration planned. But he doesn't come home and when Joanna goes looking she finds him with a bullet in him and dying. The local police department is claiming that's it's a suicide but Joanna is sure it's not. And not knowing who she can trust she sets out to find the answers.
  11. "Dead Aim" by Iris Johansen (A) Alex Graham witnesses death through the eye of her camera. In one terrible instant, Alex is witness to a conspiracy that will stun a nation. Now a relentless killer is focused on her.
  12. "The Revenge" by Charlotte Maclay (A) The limo that Melinda was driving had been rear-ended by none other than Paul DeMarco, the attorney who'd represented her ex-husband in their divorce. Melinda was out for revenge - and a sudden case of whiplash was the perfect way to sue Paul for his past crimes. (Melinda is Zach's (The Search) sister, so in a round about way it's also one of the Cooper's Corner's books)

Currently Reading - "Courting Susannah" by Linda Lael Miller

To Be Read -

  1. "Modoc" by Ralph Helfer
  2. "Rattlesnake Crossing" by J.A. Jance
  3. "Skeleton Canyon" by J.A. Jance (book #5)
  4. "High Country Bride" by Linda Lael Miller
  5. "Secondhand Bride" by Linda Lael Miller
  6. "Shotgun Bride" by Linda Lael Miller
  7. "Blessings" by Anna Quindlen
  8. "His Brother's Bride" by Tara Taylor Quinn
  9. "Cradle and All" by M.J. Rodgers
  10. "Safe Harbor" by Luanne Rice
  11. "Wedding Ring" by Emilie Richards
  12. "Chosen by a Horse" by Susan Richards
  13. "Beachcomber" by Karen Robards
  14. "Bait" by Karen Robards
  15. "Creation in Death" by J.D. Robb
  16. "Dead Of Night" by J.D. Robb
  17. "Blood Brothers" by Nora Roberts
  18. "Rafe and Jared - The MacKadeBrothers" by Nora Roberts
  19. "Devin and Shane - The MacKadeBrothers"  by Nora Roberts
  20. "At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks
  21. "A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks
  22. "Born on a Blue Day" by Daniel Tammet
  23. "Just One Look" Joanna Wayne
  24. "Summer at Willow Lake"  by Susan Wiggs 
  25. "The Firebrand" by Susan Wiggs
  26. "The Winter Lodge" by Susan Wiggs
  27. "Dockside" by Susan Wiggs


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Date Posted: 11/1/2007 6:53 PM ET
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Currently reading Size 12 Is Not Fat by Meg Cabot.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 7:00 PM ET
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Chris,

It's not the worst I've ever read, It's actually not THAT bad, just a lot of mumbo jumbo that I'm not into. I've read four books in one week, but this one is taking me all week and I'm only half way through it. I would be interested to hear your take on it when you do read it.

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 9:12 PM ET
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Started with "Cold Mountain" and then will go to "Dante's Inferno" because that is what my 15 yr old son is assigned in PreAP English. The only way I can make sure he is doing the reading is to read the same books and ask him questions about it. Hopefully, I can squeeze in something I want to read on my own!

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 9:33 PM ET
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Just finished Cross by James Patterson.  Now, I contemplating what to read next.



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Date Posted: 11/1/2007 10:22 PM ET
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Currently reading  Shadow Game by Christine Feehan   up next will be Mind Game by Christine Feehan

 

Happy reading

Tammy

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 10:56 PM ET
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Just finished:

The Secret History by Donna Tartt.  (I'd give it a B grade).

Now Reading:

A Taxonomy of Barnacles by Galt Niederhoffer

 

Date Posted: 11/1/2007 11:07 PM ET
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I just finished The Tortilla Curtain and very much enjoyed it!  The ending was a surprise and very interesting.  I would definitely recommend it.

I just started the brief history of the dead.

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