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Subject: What are you reading in ebook format--February/March?
Date Posted: 2/13/2011 3:01 AM ET
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I thought it might be nice to have our own "what are you reading" thread in this forum.  Since alot of folks are picking up books from various sources, some well known auhtors, some not known at all, it would be good to see what people are reading and what new reading loves they have found.

So, what are you reading?

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 3:03 AM ET
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I am reading James Potter and the Hall of Elders Crossing by G. Norman Lippert.  It's a free ebook.  It's Harry Potter fan fiction.  So, I think it's very good.  The author has managed to keep the spirit of the original series.  I think it helps that this book stars Harry's son, rather tha Harry.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 3:51 AM ET
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I'm currently reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson on my nook. My library has an *amazing* collection of ebooks (I have over 100 of them on my TBR), so I will not run out for years!

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 6:24 AM ET
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Just finished Catching Fire segued right into Mockingjay..

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 8:24 AM ET
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I just finished Salt: a World History by Mark Kurlansky. Library ebook from FLP. Formatting problems made reading a bit of a chore but it was well, well worth it. It is what is said, a history of salt, its place in our culture, civilzation, vocabulary. It's best read in short segments because the trivia can become - or did for me - overwhelming, but it was still a good read. http://www.paperbackswap.com/Salt-World-History-Mark-Kurlansky/book/0142001619/

I just started Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. I am embarrassed to say that I have never read this classic, even though I have read Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog

ETA: I've also started The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick. It was a freebie for about 10 minutes on Amazon the other day and I snagged it. I'm trying to get into historical fiction to broaden my tastes a bit and this looked like a good one. 



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Date Posted: 2/13/2011 10:50 AM ET
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I have Salt - I purchased it on fictionwise about 3 years ago, and I keep forgetting to read it!  Thanks for the reminder, Marilyn.

Me, like Jennifer, I've been reading library books - I'm thrilled to get so many books off of my pbs wish list! 

I especially loved This Time Together by Carol Burnett but found myself bored with Sidney Potier's The Measure of a Man.  But the best book lately was by Hal Herzog:  Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat

Since getting serious about ebooks this past year, I have found that I still prefer a physical book when I'm reading fiction.  But for non-fiction - I'm having such a blast reading my library e-book loaners.  (I'm a lucky one, I have 4 library cards: 3 locals and FLP).

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 11:31 AM ET
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"ETA: I've also started The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick. It was a freebie for about 10 minutes on Amazon the other day and I snagged it. I'm trying to get into historical fiction to broaden my tastes a bit and this looked like a good one." 

It is a good one, Marilyn!  It was also briefly free on B&N so I snagged another copy (I'd previously bought the TB book for a game & sent it off).  This book lead me into interesting research on William Marshal & his family, Eleanor of Aquitaine & her husbands Henry II and Louis VII, as well as her sons Richard the Lionheart & King John.  Very well written and should pique your interest in Historical Fiction.

I just finished The Replacement by Brenna Novanoff  (PBS link) a creepy YA fantasy about the Fae and changelings (take a look at the creepy cover!).  Next up is The Passage by Justin Cronin.

I'm very happy to say that these are the first 2 library books I got from my FLP, side loaded my Nook & I was good to go.  I LOVE my eReader! :)

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 1:03 PM ET
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Great thread idea!

I'm currently reading Queen Hereafter by Susan Fraser King. It's a library ebook and I'm enjoying it very much so far. This is also my first historical fiction book about kings, queens, etc so I'm liking the history lesson and having fun looking things up on wikipedia as I go.

I have a good selection of other books loaded onto my Nook, but I have no idea which one I'll read next. Decisions, decisions!

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 1:07 PM ET
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Just read my first "bought" nook book! It was very exciting!

 

"Left Neglected" by Lisa Genova - excellent book! 5 stars

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 1:39 PM ET
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On the Literati I am reading Greatest Knight!!  On the Kindle one of my Fav Authors....Cynthia Baxter's Crossing the Lion!  Reigning Cats & Dogs Mystery!   And Just got finished Listen to the Girl Kicked Hornets nest!   LOL



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Date Posted: 2/13/2011 1:54 PM ET
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I'm glad to hear the Greatest Knight is a good read.  I picked this one up for free at B&N as well.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 2:44 PM ET
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Great idea for a thread Melody!

I am reading The Art of War by Sun Tzu. It is a classic I've wanted to read for a long time and downloading it for free from B&N was a bonus.

 

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 6:19 PM ET
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Um no classics for me....but some of my used to be WL books :)  I've recently finished and/or started:

Damage by John Lescroart

The Girl in the Green Raincoat by Laura Lippman

The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton

Icebreaker by Deirdre Martin

And Then There Was One by Patricia Gussin

Midnight Rambler by James Swain

Tick Tock by James Patterson

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 6:46 PM ET
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I listen to Tick Tock 2 -3 weeks ago!! 



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Date Posted: 2/13/2011 7:27 PM ET
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I just started A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 7:45 PM ET
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Unwind. It's terrifying and enthralling all at the same time.



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Date Posted: 2/13/2011 8:00 PM ET
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Colleen, a friend of mine called me a month or so ago late at night because she'd been reading Unwind and had to talk about it. She got so caught up in the story that she couldn't stop thinking about it. 

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 8:57 PM ET
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I'm reading Secrets To The Grave by Tami Hoag on my Nook right now.

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 9:19 PM ET
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Ooh, I've had Unwind TBR for ages.  Must dig it out...

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 9:39 PM ET
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Mariyln, that doesn't surprise me a bit!! This is exactly the kind of book that when you put it down, it's still right there in the forefront of your mind. 

Date Posted: 2/13/2011 10:07 PM ET
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Just finished reading the novella Reaper by Rachael Vincent and The Justice Game by Randy Singer I them both free for my Kindle (Android free kindle) from Amazon.

I am currently reading The Blood That Bonds Buecheler, Christopher (still free on Amazon)

Reaper is still available for free download at Amazon too. (as of this post) but The Justice Game not avaliable for free download anymore but it is loanable. (PM me if you want to borrow it).

 

Date Posted: 2/15/2011 10:14 PM ET
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I'm reading You Lost Me There by Rosecrans Baldwin. It's just ok. Thanks for the thread!

Date Posted: 2/16/2011 10:44 AM ET
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Oops! Double post. Sorry 



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Date Posted: 2/16/2011 10:44 AM ET
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I'm in the middle of  A Taste of Magic by Tracy Madison. It's a freebie, which is all I have right now on my new Kindle. However, hubby bought me a $50 Amazon card and I have to decide what I actually want to buy. Won't nearly cover my WL, lol.

I wasn't sure if I would like a Kindle, but it sure is easy on the old eyes compared to some of the tiny print books. Still like the feel of a real book in my hands, but must say that I really like my Kindle.
 

Date Posted: 2/18/2011 4:33 PM ET
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I'm on the last 100 pages of James Potter and the Halls of Elders Crossing.  It is pretty good.  The author isn't JK Rowling, but he isn't bad either.  It's fun to revisit the Harry Potter world.

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