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Subject: What are you reading...2012 edition:)?
Date Posted: 2/5/2012 10:24 PM ET
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Starting a new thread for the new year.  Tell us what you're reading on your e-reader.

 

 

 

Date Posted: 2/5/2012 10:27 PM ET
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I'm reading The Traitor's Wife:  A novel of the Reign of Edward II by Susan Higginbotham.  I'm 157 in and it's pretty good.  I got it free for my Nook about a year ago.  Just getting to it.



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Date Posted: 2/6/2012 7:41 AM ET
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Just read God's Thunderbolt by Carol Buchanan - a historically researched fiction about gold, gold miners, theft and murder.  Quite good.  Not on to the second in the series.

Date Posted: 2/10/2012 8:21 PM ET
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Just finished One for the Money.  Our book club is going to see the movie this weekend and discuss.

Date Posted: 2/14/2012 11:54 AM ET
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Right now, I'm working my way through several John Buchan books I downloaded from ManyBooks.net.  He wrote the original 39 Steps story.

ETA: The MobileRead forums have a Richard Hannay Omnibus file I can read on my Kindle. :)  Even better than grabbing one book at a time from ManyBooks!



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The Coven Conspiracy by Youngblood Hawke--awesome! 

Date Posted: 2/16/2012 3:48 PM ET
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I have over 400 downloaded free kindle books.  I don't know where to start.

 

Date Posted: 2/16/2012 9:15 PM ET
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Kay, I have about 600+ on my Nook--all gotten for free :)  I feel like I'm my own public library LOL

Date Posted: 3/4/2012 2:39 AM ET
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I bought my first ebook ever!  It was on sale and I have a gift card.  It was the Harvard Psychedelic Club.  It was about Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, and others who were researching psychedelic drugs and their affect on psychological problem at Harvard.  I knew about the late 1960s and Leary and Dass's escapades with drugs, but I had no idea about the late 1950s and what they originally set out to prove.  An interesting bit of America's past.  A very good book!

Subject: What are you reading 2012?
Date Posted: 4/13/2012 7:24 PM ET
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I am reading Book 1 of The Hunger Games on my Lookbook.  Got it as sort of a "hand-me-down" and got it about 2 x-mas's ago and never used it.  Decided to pick it up and found The Hunger Games for $5 and decided to try it.  I like it, but still like my "paper" books. 

The Hunger Games is very good, hard to put down, but I have mixed feelings about it.  Don't like kids having to kill each other for the government's entertainment.

Date Posted: 4/13/2012 8:12 PM ET
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I'm currently reading The Forgotten Books of Eden on my EReader.  There's a free download from sacred-texts.com .

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 2:29 PM ET
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Currently reading The Aeneid of Virgil



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Date Posted: 4/26/2012 9:35 PM ET
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I finished a couple of good ones recently.

Blood of Flowers by Anita Amirrezvani was set in Iran.  It's the story of how a mother and daughter survive with the father dies suddenly.

Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo.  This was one of those wonderfully quirky stories.  A man sets out to drive cross country to settle his parent's estate (they were killed in a car accident).  He is supposed to go with his eccentric sister.  Instead, his sister decides without telling him that he will take her new friend, a religious monk.  The book is hilarious and though provoking as the two travel in a cramped up car together.  I got this one when it was on sale for $1.99 at B&N.  Loved it!

Portrait of the Past by Kate Halleron.  I got this one for free with the sale coupon at Smashwords a few weeks ago.  It's the story of a woman painter in 1880s California who is running from her past.  The story is about her redemption and forgiveness as well as that of a couple of the characters.  It is set in the 1880s and during the civil war.  I enjoyed though I thought there were a couple too many coincidences between characters.  It was good historical fiction though.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/67678  (it's now going for $2.99)

Now I am reading The Ladies Coupe by Anita Nair.  It's set in India and is the story of women (strangers) who are traveling together in the same compartment of a train.  I love books set in India, and hopefully, this will be good.   I got this one when B&N put it on sale.

Date Posted: 4/26/2012 10:08 PM ET
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I am reading Empty. It's about oil running out. Gas is over $80 a gallon. Yikes.

Date Posted: 6/20/2012 9:03 PM ET
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I took a break...couldn't get into any books.  I just finished the God's Wife which was amazing.

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Date Posted: 7/26/2012 10:26 AM ET
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Just finished Dare to Die by Carolyn Hart...this is book 19 of the Death on Demand cozy mystery series...

Date Posted: 7/26/2012 1:06 PM ET
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Amped-  it was a library ebook that looked interesting, so far its been good.  AM loving reading on my kindle, I rehurt my shoulder and OMG! I can still read, before I could not hold a book and read.

Date Posted: 7/28/2012 3:21 PM ET
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I'm currently reading the Lucky Harbor series by Jill Shalvis on my Nook Tablet.