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Subject: November - What ya' reading?
Date Posted: 11/1/2009 1:24 PM ET
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Happy November book lovers. I am just finishing up "The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives" by Sarah Strohmeyerand will be starting "Escape" by Carolyn Jessup.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 2:10 PM ET
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I read Escape in September and I couldn't put it down! It was so shocking that I couldn't help but see what was going to happen next.

I am finishing my last foodie memoir for Elle - Lunch in Paris. It's about an American ex-pat in Paris. I'm starting A Clean Slate (RDI) by Laura Caldwell next.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 3:30 PM ET
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I just finished Caprice Crane's A Family Affair. Loved it.

Date Posted: 11/1/2009 8:45 PM ET
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I just finished Misery Loves Caberet and started Hope in a Jar by Beth Harbison.  I haven't read her Shoe Addicts books but so far am liking this one!

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 11:30 AM ET
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The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Date Posted: 11/2/2009 11:54 AM ET
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Brandi, I loved The Historian.  I'm reading Dismantled by Jennifer McMahon.  So far it's good.  I haven't really read much chick lit lately.

Date Posted: 11/3/2009 10:17 PM ET
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I'm just starting Because She Can by Bridie Clark. It's one of the books that's been in my TBR pile for forever.

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 7:51 AM ET
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Well, "Escape" was utterly mind-blowing, one of the best books I've ever read. I am passing it onto the Prez of our company because I think she will be snapped into it too. I couldn't even read it before bed because it got into my dreams! Wow!

So now I am starting "Getting Over Jack Wagner."

Date Posted: 11/5/2009 9:23 PM ET
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I'm glad you liked Escape. I can't really describe how it made me feel, but I couldn't put it down either. You may want to check out Stolen Innocence by Elissa Wall. It's another FLDS memior that's on my WL. Also, Carolyn's daughter (the one who went back) is writing a book about her experiences.

I just finished Because She Can by Bridie Clark. It was really cute. I can't decide what to read next. 

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 6:52 AM ET
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I would definitely be up for reading Carolyn's daughter's book (if you find out the title please LMK) but I think Elissa Wall's book would be the exact same (or similar) to Carolyn Jessop's. I mean, part of the amazement of that book was learning the insight into how that "cult" (?) operated and how the women were treated. Wouldn't other books by the ladies be pretty similar? Did Betty (Carolyn's daughter) leave again or stay in?

Even though I've been "eh" about chick lit lately, I do have to say that "Getting Over Jack Wagner" is really cute.

Date Posted: 11/6/2009 11:14 AM ET
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I'm still burned out on chick lit, so I'm clearing som mysteries from Mt. TBR. Right now, I'm working on the Bubbles series by Sarah Strohmeyer. Love 'em so far!  I'm also reading a romance, With A Twist by Deirdre Martin.

Date Posted: 11/7/2009 7:43 PM ET
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Rachel, what did you think of Misery Loves Cabernet? I didn't like it as much as I liked A Total Waste of Makeup.

Date Posted: 11/7/2009 7:43 PM ET
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I just finished Miranda's Big Mistake by Jill Mansell. 

Date Posted: 11/7/2009 10:00 PM ET
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Michelle, I thought it was slow.  I didn't realize until after that it was a sequel to A Total Waste of Makeup and now I'm not sure if I should read that one!

Date Posted: 11/7/2009 10:24 PM ET
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I'm starting "The Big Love."

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 9:58 AM ET
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Rachel, A Total Waste of Makeup was one of the funniest books I've read. Obviously you'll know how it ends if you choose to read it, but otherwise I'd really recommend it. I was so disappointed in Misery Loves Cabernet.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 1:09 PM ET
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In the middle of Ransom My Heart.  It's cute so far.  Don't know if it's truly chic lit, since it's set in the 1200's, but the female lead is headstrong and doesn't need a man.  LOL

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 1:43 PM ET
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I'm about to start "The Friday Night Knitting Club" and if I like it, "Knit Two."

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 8:44 PM ET
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i just read Bridget Jones for the first time ever yesterday and really enjoyed it. thought it was weird though that an endorsement by Salmund Rushdie was on the book though.

 

currently reading Someday My Prince Will Come by Jerramy Fine. it's a memoir but is really cute.

Date Posted: 11/9/2009 9:03 PM ET
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I just finished an ARC of The Paris Vendetta by Steve Barry (Da Vinci Code-type book).

Now, I am starting a Christian chick lit called Flies on the Butter by Denise Hildreth.

Date Posted: 11/12/2009 7:42 PM ET
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I just started The Secret of Joy by Melissa Senate

Date Posted: 11/14/2009 5:18 PM ET
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I'm reading Swimming Pool Sunday by Madeline Wickham.

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 12:24 PM ET
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 I just started Perfect Timing by Jill Mansell

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 5:22 PM ET
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How was "Secret of Joy"? Obviously a quick read? :-) I have been taking it on and off my WL. Right now I'm finishing up "The WWW Club." It's ok, it's cute, it's about women struggling with their weight but in a nicer way than usually portrayed.

Date Posted: 11/15/2009 9:23 PM ET
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I really liked The Secret of Joy...it was my first book by Melissa Senate and I went and looked up her others!

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