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Subject: September: What Are You Reading?
Date Posted: 9/1/2009 9:40 AM ET
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I'll go first:

I'm still reading My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle. I like it, but it's starting kinda slow. It would help if I actually had time to read right now!

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 11:21 AM ET
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I'm still reading "Schooled" and I LOVE it. Was sorry to have to come into work because I wanted to keep reading. I'll probably read more at lunch and finish it before bed tonight.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 4:15 PM ET
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I'm reading The Time Traveler's Wife.  I like it so far.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 7:15 PM ET
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Was sorry to have to come into work because I wanted to keep reading.

I left work early one day to finish reading a book *hanging my head in shame* I guess it wasn't too bad since we do have flex time.

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 9:30 PM ET
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I'm reading Conversations with the Fat Girl by Liza Palmer.

On my way to and from work I'm listening to

Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope
Author: Don & Susie Van Ryn, Newell, Colleen & Whitney Cerak

 

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 9:54 PM ET
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I just finished listening to Love the One You're With by Emily Giffin, now listening to The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Date Posted: 9/1/2009 10:12 PM ET
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I'm deciding what book to read next... it is likely to be Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick but I probably won't start a new book until tomorrow so I may change my mind by then... I did get a new bookcase to keep track of which books I should read next though :)

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 8:35 AM ET
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At lunch today I'm going to start "Secrets of a Shoe Addict."

Date Posted: 9/2/2009 9:49 PM ET
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I'm starting Dune Road by Jane Green.

I got my copy through PBS, but if anyone else is way down on the WL, I saw copies at B&N for $5.99.

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 7:33 PM ET
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I finished Dune Road. It was pretty good; I liked it better than The Beach House.

Now I'm reading Little Bitty Lies. I love Mary Kay Andrews :)

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 7:45 PM ET
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I'm reading the third of the "Vivian" books. They've gone from YAY to just kind of eh.

And haha, I got one of those clearance "Dune Road" books! It was on 4 places of my WL and I had two B&N coupons so I was super excited!

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 11:56 AM ET
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Just finished My Legendary Girlfriend. It was OK...starting Confessions of a Serial Dater by Michelle Cunnah now.

Date Posted: 9/5/2009 2:58 PM ET
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I'm reading The Key, a chick lit mystery from Red Dress Ink...thanks to Heather! :)

Date Posted: 9/8/2009 9:43 AM ET
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I'm reading The Next Big Thing by Johanna Edwards.  Quick and easy but I'm not sure that I love it.

Date Posted: 9/8/2009 10:11 AM ET
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Amy, I really liked that one! I have Your Big Break on my TBR. I'm hoping it's as good.

Date Posted: 9/8/2009 3:36 PM ET
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I'm currently reading Five Things You Can't Live Without- Holly Shumas. 

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 8:02 AM ET
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I'm about to start "Beyond the Blonde" at lunch today. I'm also intermittently reading "The Gift of Fear" but it's not something I can read lightly before bed or it'll give me nightmares.

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 8:27 AM ET
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I loved Beyond the Blonde. I'm starting There's No Place Like Here.

djae -
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 1:10 PM ET
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I'm a few pages short of finishing Kissing Games of the World by Sandi Kahn Shelton. 

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 6:47 PM ET
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I'm about to finish the second "It Girl" novel, I picked it up at the Friends of the Library sale this weekend. Not sure if I'll move on to #3 right away or not!

Date Posted: 9/9/2009 7:39 PM ET
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No chick lit right now. I'm almost finished with Murder in Scorpio by Martha Lawrence. It's the first book in her psychic detective series and excellent so far.

After that, I have a pile of library books to go through--Killer Cruise by Laura Levine, Undead and Unwelcome (Queen Betsy 8) by MaryJanice Davidson,  and Killer Cuts by Elaine Viets. 

ETA: I'm with you, Heather, about The Gift of Fear. I picked it up after two different cops in two different departments told me that they wished they could make it required reading for everybody. It is fascinating, but I can only read it in small doses without freaking myself out. I'm about half-way through right now.



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Date Posted: 9/9/2009 11:15 PM ET
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Who is the author of The Gift of Fear?

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 12:21 AM ET
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Colleen, Here's a link.

The Gift of Fear  Author: Gavin De Becker

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 8:06 AM ET
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There are a ton of different copies of "The Gift of Fear" available (like many different ISBNs). I didn't have to wait too long for mine, the MMP version. It was recommended to me when I took a recent self-defense class (funny but weird tidbit: the class was held in a stripper-exercise studio, so there we were, about 12 women learning to defend ourselves in a small room with 6 poles coming out of the ceiling!). When I made the point about being scared, it's not horror/vampire/werewolf scared, it's real-life scared. It's basically a book to try to change your way of thinking like how women try to trust everyone, and need to trust themselves more. So it's the real-life scenarios the author has encountered (women who have been raped after ignoring their intuition about a guy, etc) that I think will haunt me in my sleep. I'm only about 1/5 of the way in, but I can say it's something I'd recommend to the ladies on this forum. Unfortunately, the world we live in today gets worse each day, and the more "artillery" we have for ourselves, the better.

I *am* really enjoying "Beyond the Blonde" though- it's total fluff but quite cute.

Date Posted: 9/10/2009 11:23 AM ET
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Ha, I guess I do not need that book! I do not trust anyone, not even the granny down the street.

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