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Subject: It's September! What are you reading?
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 6:54 AM ET
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Thought I'd start this one this month :)

I'm finished this month :

  • Under The Blood Red Moon by Mina Hepsen (ARC)
  • Casting Spells by Barbara Bretton (ARC)
  • Into the Flame by Christina Dodd
  • Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward
  • Dime Store Magic - Kelley Armstrong
  • Fire Me Up - Katie MacAlister
  • Guilty Pleasures - Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Witchling - Yasmine Galenorn

 Reading :

  •  Wolf at the Door - Christine Warren

I made my goal! yay!

Read 8/8 so far (made it!

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Date Posted: 9/1/2008 7:29 AM ET
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I started I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith last night and because I'm having ciomputer problems (no...actually...it's DEAD, Jim! LOL) I probably will finish it today. It's one of those books that's been on my shelf forever and am just getting to it and am sorry I've waited so long. I hate my son's laptop so I won't be spending much time online til I get a new puter.


Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:29 AM ET
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I just started "The Gentle Axe" last evening and I have "Catfish and Mandala" by Andrew X. Pham and "March" by Geraldine Brooks up next. Plus about forty others!
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:40 AM ET
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I'm reading Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:51 AM ET
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I'm reading Subterranean by James Rollins and it's very good so far.
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:54 AM ET
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I am finishing up The Little Professor of Piney Woods by Beth Day.  It's the wonderful story of Laurance Jones and his creation of a school in the back woods of Mississippi in 1909.  He started with nothing except a couple kids who wanted to learn to read, and he began teaching them out in the woods just sitting on a log one day.  Piney Woods School blossomed from that most humble beginning, and still thrives today.  What a remarkable and inspirational man!!   He should be more celebrated today. 

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 10:40 AM ET
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I'm  reading Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 10:46 AM ET
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Reading 'The River's End' by Charles Martin.  This novel seems more mainstream than his previous Christian fiction.  The story is fine and he's as poetic as ever, but I'd liken this one to some of Nicholas Sparks' works.  I miss Martin's subtle Biblical teachings, but I wish him every success in this new vein.

ETA:  A young husband takes his terminally ill wife on a trip down a river which meanders through several southern states.  This occurs against the background of the lengthy family struggle...her senator father has never approved of her marriage to the man she loves...he's a painter and beneath her station in life.  To make matters worse, a hurricane is about to make landfall in the vicinity of their river wandering. 

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Date Posted: 9/1/2008 11:33 AM ET
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Late for the Wedding - Amanda Quick

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 11:41 AM ET
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I am so worn out from all the memoirs I've been reading, that I decided to try something light, without any deep literary influences.  So, I arbitrarily chose The Doctor's Wife by Elizabeth Brundrige.  Holy crap, I haven't read anything like this since King's Misery.  Don't know if I will keep on with it, as I've only read two chapters or so...but I just don't do this kind of book anymore in my dotage...

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 11:48 AM ET
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Home to Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani...4th in series

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 12:15 PM ET
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I'm reading Gettysburg: Culp's Hill & Cemetery Hill by Harry W. Pfanz.  Gearing up for a trip there later this month.... I looooooove Gettysburg!

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 1:14 PM ET
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I am reading The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory. Just started it last night.

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Date Posted: 9/1/2008 3:09 PM ET
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I just read A War of Gifts by Orson Scott Card.  It's an Ender story from back when he's in Battle School...more like a long short story put into its own book, so it was a quick read.  Pretty good.  This is the 42nd book I've read by Card.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 4:13 PM ET
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So far in September I've read:

  • FREEDOMLAND by Richard Price.  Its a story that could have been told in 300 pages instead of 700.  A great deal of extraneous detail not related to the plot.  This is more of a character study of racial divide than a mystery/thriller.  I had to skip quite a lot before I lost interest in the antagonist.

  Currently reading:   EMBER FROM THE SUN by Mark Canter - A Neanderthal embryo is implanted in a modern day Eskimo young woman.  Interesting concept.


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Date Posted: 9/1/2008 7:31 PM ET
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Jo, we are Gettysburg Junkies!  You should see my husband's bookshelf...the one in the house...not his PBS bookshelf.  He won't part with his CW books, esp those about Gettysburg.

Have a great time...will be thinking of you.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 8:08 PM ET
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I'm reading Evening Class by Maeve Binchy.  Very good - especially since I can relate to areas in Italy that she writes about as I just returned from a 2 week trip there.

Date Posted: 9/1/2008 8:53 PM ET
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I'm almost done with Breaking Dawn by Stephanie Meyer...next I'm thinking Ender's Game, maybe? Or I've been meaning to get to Lonesome Dove for a while...
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:19 PM ET
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I'm reading The Boleyn Inheritance by Phillippa Gregory
Date Posted: 9/1/2008 9:34 PM ET
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This month I have  read

 Area 7  by  Matthew Reilly  its the second book in the Shane Schofield  series.

 Bitten by Kelley Armstrong 

I just started 7th Heaven by James Patterson 

Happy reading everyone.


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Date Posted: 9/2/2008 12:50 AM ET
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I am reading an ARC copy of Dark Highland Fire by Kendra Leigh Castle.  Just filled with Scottish Highland Warriors, werewolves, vampires, demons, and dragons.  Not usually a fan of Scottish Highland Warriors - but it is set in modern day times.  I have been sucked in... really enjoying this one.

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Date Posted: 9/2/2008 5:02 AM ET
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I picked up The Sinner by Tess Gerritsen yesterday morning.  I had trouble putting it down last night to go to sleep.  Will more then likely finish it today after my grandson leaves for school....

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 8:17 AM ET
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I'm reading Skeletons at the Feast by Chris Bohjalian and it is so good.  I didn't know if I would like it since it's set during WWII in Germany, but it is excellent.

Date Posted: 9/2/2008 8:48 AM ET
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Finished in September:

  • I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith

I'm currently reading Home Fires by Margaret Maron and have Moving Pictures by Terry Pratchett set aside to tote to work. (Work is a four-letter word....boy, do I hate the Tuesday after a holiday weekend. LOL)


Date Posted: 9/2/2008 11:01 AM ET
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I'm currently reading two Bill Brysons: The Lost Continent, which he wrote, and Best American Travel Writing 2000, which he edited.


Here's the rest of my reading list, so far:


1.  Picasso at the Lapin Agile & other plays - Steve Martin

2. Girls Night In - various

3. To Cut a Long Story Short - Jeffery Archer

4. From a Buick 8 - Stephen King

5. Broken Music - Sting

6. The Blackboard Jungle - Evan Hunter 

7. The Creek was Our Bathtub - John Grafton

8. The Year of Fog - Michelle Redmond

9. Love is a Mix Tape - Rob Sheffield

10. Treasure Island - Robert Louis Stevenson

11. A New Kind of Conservative - Joel Hunter

12. Right Wing, Wrong Bird - Joel Hunter

13. What a Writer Needs - Ralph Fletcher

14. The Invitation - Oriah Mountain Dreamer

15. The Thief of Always - Clive Barker

16. Time on Fire: My Comedy of Terrors - Evan Handler

17. Conversations with the Fat Girl - Lisa Palmer

18. Elements of Style - Strunk & White


Adding on...(literary journals)

19. Quality Women's Fiction

20. Tampa Review

21.  Esc!

22. Buffalo Carp

23. Writing Magic - Gail Carson Levine

24.  Quality Women's Fiction

25. Gulf Stream


I have a lot going on this month, so I'm not adding in the books I received last month yet.  If I get through this list, I'll start a second one.

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