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Subject: What are you reading?!
Date Posted: 4/17/2009 10:18 PM ET
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The March thread is a little more than outdated! I love these threads because I always get a few good ideas for my RL/WL.

I just finished Calling Romeo by Alexandra Potter. It was really cute. I also read Slightly Engaged earlier this month. I am waiting patiently for Slightly Married and Slightly Suburban to come up but I may cave and buy them soon.

Anyone else read anything good lately?

Date Posted: 4/17/2009 10:50 PM ET
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I just started The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs.   So far, I'm enjoying it!

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 12:58 AM ET
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Hardly Working. So far, it's not that great. This surprises me because it is a RDI book and I almost always love them. It's just starting off really slow. If it doesn't get any better, I will be putting it down and picking up a different book.

I did just finish My Horizontal Life. That was pretty entertaining!!

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 11:11 AM ET
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I almost always love RDI books, too, but I have read a couple I didn't really care for.

It is not chick lit but I'm reading American Wife by Curtis Sittenfeld, and I can hardly put it down. I loved Prep, but didn't like the other one after that.

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 8:45 PM ET
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I keep seeing American Wife at the library but I am never sure if I would like it...

Right now I am reading a mystery novel - I got into the Janet Evanovich Stephanie Plum series and have been trying some mysteries out (it all started with Meg Cabot's mysteries)!

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 10:05 PM ET
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I'm finishing "Every Boy's Got One" (Meg Cabot) and starting "Kiss My Tiara."

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 11:40 PM ET
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Shanyn - I think that you would probably like American Wife. I thought that it would be boring (it is 555 pages) but I really enjoyed it. I had a difficult time putting it down. I love how Curtis Sittenfeld allows the reader to get  inside her characters' heads. If you liked Prep, you will probably like American Wife. It makes me want to learn more about Laura Bush to see how she came up with some of the events in the book

I love the Stephanie Plum books. I can't wait for number 15 to come out next month!

Date Posted: 4/20/2009 8:18 PM ET
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Thanks for the recommendation, Virginia - I really really liked Prep but I wasn't sure if the politic angle would appeal to me. I actually had it in my hand while I walked around the library the other day and ended up putting it back.

I'm stuck waiting for someone from PBS to send me #9 from Stephanie Plum - then I have the rest besides 14 ready to read. Actually, I am missing a couple of the .5 books, too, but I'm going to the library tomorrow so I'll see what they have.

I just started reading The Cat Who Could Read Backwards, I'm liking it a lot more than I thought I would.

Date Posted: 4/21/2009 1:02 PM ET
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Shanyn - I'm reading Stephanie Plum To the Nines right now.  I should finish it this weekend and if you want it, it's yours.  Next up for me is Jemima J.

 

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 12:06 AM ET
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I just finished an entertaining mystery, Undercover in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. Her books are always fun and 'fluffy'. 

Now, I'm about 75 pages into Upgrading by Simon Brooke, but it is slooow going. If it doesn't get interesting fast, I'll likely not finish it and move on.  

Either way, I'll be moving on to my latest RDI--The Solomon Sisters Wise Up by Melissa Senate--soon. It just showed up today. :)

Date Posted: 4/22/2009 8:12 AM ET
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I am about to start "Tales from the Scale" later today.

Date Posted: 4/23/2009 8:55 PM ET
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I love Melissa Senate; she is one of my favorite RDI writers. I just finished The Breakup Club. It was really cute, but I like The Solomon Sisters Wise Up better.

I just started In Her Shoes. It's the only Jennifer Weiner book I haven't read. I've been putting it off since I have seen the movie. So far it's almost exactly like the movie. I like to read everything by an author (that I like)...I guess it's a weird quirk, but I feel like I have "unfinished business." Weird, I know!

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 12:40 AM ET
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I just finished "The Flirt" by Kathleen Tessaro. It was a fun read -- covered multiple characters with interlocking plot lines. I may take a look at her other two books, "Elegance" and "Innocence."
Date Posted: 4/26/2009 12:43 AM ET
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I love Kathleen Tessaro...Innocence was my favorite book by her.

Date Posted: 4/26/2009 2:01 PM ET
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I am reading Baby Proof. Not too bad so far.

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 10:10 PM ET
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I am reading Spoiled by Caitlin Macy - it is a collection of short stories - very good so far and less "fluffly" than most chick lit.  The author is coming to my bookclub meeting on wed - excited to meet her!

Date Posted: 4/27/2009 11:55 PM ET
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I just finished: Scot on the Rocks (Brenda Janowitz) and What I Did for Love (Susan Elizabeth Phillips)

Next up: Glitter Baby (Susan Elizabeth Phillips) 

                Testimony (Anita Shreve)

               Fireside (Susan Wiggs)

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 7:19 AM ET
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I am reading Airhead by Meg Cabot

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 11:09 AM ET
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Im Reading Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel by Rhonda Thompson.Its pretty funny and has nice big printing!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stacy

Date Posted: 4/28/2009 9:52 PM ET
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Ooh! Airhead is on my WL and I have Scot on the Rocks in my TBR pile. It was a book I had to mark RWAP, so I'm saving it to read at the beach next weekend! That's one good use for RWAP books!

I just finished Fidelity Files by Jessica Brody. It was really good. I think it may be my favorite chick lit book that I've read this year. The author is giving away copies on FreeBookFriday.com this Friday. 

I am reading The Booster by Jennifer Solow right now. It's definitely...interesting. Not sure if I like it or not.

Date Posted: 5/2/2009 2:47 PM ET
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I'm reading Hypocrit in a Pouffy White Dress.  So far, so good.

Virginia, I can identify with you.  Once I find an author I like, I have to read everything, particularly if it is a series.  I've been like that since I first started reading the Nancy Drews as a child. It's also why I almost refuse to read a book by a well-established, prolific author.  I've never read any Nora Roberts or Danielle Steel, but I have read just about everything by John Grisham, Marian Keyes, Julie Cruise, All the Stephanie Plums.   I only have four more Julia Quinns, and then I think my next jag will be with Susan Donovan.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 12:36 AM ET
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I just finished Baby Proof. I can totally relate to the story and I enjoyed the writing. I am getting ready to start The Alchemyst. Not chick lit, but looks interesting none the less.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 4:59 PM ET
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Just started "The Redneck Riviera" and it's cute so far. It's about Myrtle Beach, and I've been to the strip that they're focusing on. If anyone specifically collects autographed books (I don't, I just happened to get it this way), let me know. So far the writing is really good (FYI- I would not consider this chick lit either, just basic fiction).

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 6:38 PM ET
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I just finished Sammy's House, the sequel to Sammy's Hill by Kristin Gore. I loved both of these books! I'm now reading Under the Rose, the second book in the Ivy League series by Diane Peterfreund.

Date Posted: 5/3/2009 10:14 PM ET
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I am reading Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

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