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Subject: What are you reading in ebooks--2011?
Date Posted: 4/1/2011 12:45 PM ET
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So, what are you reading?  Any good finds in ebook format?



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Date Posted: 4/1/2011 12:52 PM ET
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I finished Kara Louise's "Darcy's Voyage".  It's free at Kobo.com. http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Darcys-Voyage-Tale-Of-Uncharted/book-oNuRp5AgQkiuGiybTAAQHA/page1.html

This is a retelling but the author takes a new angle.  So, while the characters are the same, the plot is very different from the original.  I thought it was well done.  Kara Louise has the Austen style down (without the old style grammar).

The only thing I would say is I would have enjoyed it more if I wasn't so familiar with the Pride and Prejudice story.  I've read the book and I've seen a couple of the movies.  So, my brain kept saying "Well, that's not how it happened!" even though I knew this was not going to be the original story exactly as it was.

Date Posted: 4/1/2011 4:28 PM ET
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I recommend Blue by Lou Aronica. It's currently free on Kindle and I think on Nook as well. I read it about a month ago in paperback, and downloaded the freebie so I would have a keeper copy.

Date Posted: 4/1/2011 4:42 PM ET
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I started "Letters to My Mother" by Rebecca Heath.  I got it from Smashwords.com when it was free.

A woman goes back to clean up her Mother's house after her Mother dies.  She finds boxes of letters her Mother kept, including letters she wrote to her Mother.  The book is a combination of those letters and then her telling the story behind it.  I'm only 10 pages in, so no opinion yet.  But, I like the idea of using letters to tell a story.



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Date Posted: 4/11/2011 12:01 AM ET
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I finished Letters to My Mother and I highly recommended it.  It is a romance but it also a story of reflection.  As a middle age woman reads the letters that she wrote her Mother while in college she fills in the reader on what wasn't said about her life.  This was surprisingly good!



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Date Posted: 4/11/2011 7:06 PM ET
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I'm reading Phantom Evil by Heather Graham and it's ok. If it doesn't pick up soon though I might give up on it.

Date Posted: 4/11/2011 7:48 PM ET
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I'm reading Genghis: Birth of an Empire by Conn Iggulden right now. It's for the April read-along in the HF forum, and it's really, really good!

After this, I have a lot of really great ones I'm looking forward to reading. The hard part is deciding which one to read first! The ones on the top of the reading list:

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson

Shannon by Frank Delaney

 

Date Posted: 4/11/2011 8:58 PM ET
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Kelly, I highly recommend the Help.  It is a wonderful book!

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Date Posted: 4/11/2011 9:27 PM ET
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I just finished Water for Elephants and am currently reading The Help

Date Posted: 4/12/2011 11:25 PM ET
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I'm reading a cozy mystery called Sweet Ginger Poison by Robert Burton Robinson.  Got it from Kobo.  It's good so far.

Date Posted: 4/13/2011 12:08 AM ET
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Reading a borrowed ebook. Artemis Fowl. It's OK so far. Nothing outstanding though.

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 2:40 PM ET
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im reading edward lee's -  lucifers lottery on my new kindle

Date Posted: 4/16/2011 10:40 PM ET
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Just finished Tommy Nightmare by JL Bryan. It's the second book in the Jenny Pox series. I liked 'em both!

Now reading Lovers & Beloveds by Meilin Miranda.

 

ETA:  Jenny Pox is on sale for $0.99 for limited time at Amazon and B&N

 



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Date Posted: 4/17/2011 8:59 PM ET
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Just finished The Alchemist, and am now reading a bunch of REALLY oldies I downloaded from Project Gutenberg.  A member of an online book discussion group I belong to recommended Elizabeth von Arnim and those are the ones I've been reading this past week.  IMO, they are so funny - if you like Jane Austen (these aren't romances), then the way she makes fun of her own foolishness just makes you laugh and has much the same 'feel' of J.A.. 

Date Posted: 4/19/2011 6:45 PM ET
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I just finished Blue Bells of Scottland BookOne of the Blue Bells Trilogy by Laura Vosika..it wasn't bad..wasn't cheap either 2.99 I think, but a friend recommended it. It has time travel, scottland and a hot hottie of a trombone playa!

I also picked up Hot Tea, Sweet Tea, Green Tea and Iced Tea a mystery series by Shelia Horgan...99¢ each. Not bad, not great...just starting...lots of dialogue, no clue where the TEA comes in yet.

Two samples: Chasing Fire Nora Roberts and Secondhand Spirits:A Witchcraft Mystery by Juliet Blackwell...(book two of her witchcraft mysteries)

Grave Illusions (Jess Vandermire, Vampire Hunter) Lina Gardiner (freebie on kindle)

Date Posted: 4/26/2011 11:03 PM ET
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I finished Listen by Rene Gutteridge.  It was very good!

I'm half way through "50 Ways to Hex Your Lover" by Linda Wisdom.  It started out a humorous little read.  Now it seems like it's taking way too long to get where it's going.

I'm also reading Delivered with Love by Sherry Kyle.  I'm about 50 pages in.  So far, so good.

Date Posted: 4/27/2011 12:34 AM ET
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I'm reading Hollowland by Amanda Hocking.

Date Posted: 4/27/2011 8:47 AM ET
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Melody - I am reading "50 ways to Hex your Lover" too!

I am not too sure if I am enjoying it or not.

Parts of it are funny but then most of it is just plain stupid.

So it doesn't get any better????

Maybe I'll just give it up, too many good books out there to waste my time.



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Date Posted: 4/27/2011 9:27 PM ET
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Wendy, there are several sex scenes and I've gotten to the point where I'm clicking passed them.  LOL  Get on with the plot already!  I'm too far into it to give up and since it's a series I get this feeling that it's not going to be resolved at the end.

Edited to Add:  Wendy, I finished it tonight.  It was okay.  It actually ends much better than the middle part.



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Date Posted: 4/28/2011 5:13 PM ET
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I started "Her Daughter's Eyes" by Jessica Barksdale Inclan this morning.  It's a free book at Obooko.com

It's the story of two sisters whose Mother has died from cancer.  Their father has a girlfriend and has slowly drifted away from his first family to his second, sometimes not stopping by for days.  The oldest of the teens is pregnant and for whatever only tells her sister.  The father of the baby is nowhere to be seen.  No one else knows as they try to go through the pregnancy on their own.

I'm only 20 pages in, but I'm finding it a good read. 

 

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 2:43 AM ET
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I guess I'm tearing it up right now :D  I'm now reading Songs for a Teenage Nomad by Kim Culbertson.  Free at B&N right now: http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Songs-for-a-Teenage-Nomad/Kim-Culbertson/e/9781402245473/?itm=1&USRI=songs+for+a+teenage+nomad

(Also, free at Kobo)

It's really good!

Date Posted: 5/8/2011 3:20 PM ET
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When You Went Away by Michael Baron, which you can get (free) here:

http://ebooksfreedownload.org/2011/04/michael-baron-when-you-went-away.html

and I think it's free in the Kindle store, too.

 I enjoyed it very much and definitely recommend it.

The write-up on the download page I've given, is from Publisher's Weekly and the critic wasn't too impressed.  But I wasn't looking for the next great American novel, and thought he dealt quite realistically with grief, losing self-confidence, and different aspects of love; e.g. children, relatives, friends, partners.

Date Posted: 5/14/2011 2:57 AM ET
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(Not sure if there is a problem with that link, but Firefox gave me a big red warning page and wouldn't let me pass)

I finished the Goddess of Fried Okra by Jean Brashear.  It was excellent!  It's Southern Fiction, very quirky, funny, and a little bit sad as a young woman tries to feel her way through the grieving process by trying to find her dead sister reincarnated.

Date Posted: 5/14/2011 4:01 AM ET
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i'm reading edward lee - the bighead

offending , gross , twisted as edward lee always is!

Date Posted: 5/16/2011 1:43 PM ET
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I'm reading A Dog Named Slugger by Leigh Brill.  It's about a woman with cerebral palsy and how she gets her service dog.  I'm reluctant to read it because I can't handle animal books very well.  But it's very good.



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