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Subject: What YA book are you reading? February 2010
Date Posted: 1/31/2010 11:25 PM ET
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I am not reading YA, I am still reading Friday Night Bites. I am reading The Devouring next.

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 3:31 AM ET
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I just stayed up to finished Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork. Wow! What an amazing, amazing story. I'm shocked it did not even get nominated for the Printz.

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 5:38 AM ET
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 I am finishing up Gone.  It will be hard to not be able to pick up Hunger right away once I'm done. 

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 10:40 AM ET
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I am still reading Looking for Alaska.  I like it when I'm reading it, but it's not a book that I think about a lot when I'm not reading, so I've been doing other things, like watching way too much Doctor Who.

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 11:27 AM ET
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Jenna, which Doctor??

(I only read 27 books in 2007, and I don't blame that on being in school for most the year - rather, it's because I spent the summer watching Doctor Who.)

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 11:54 AM ET
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I started with 9 and am now done with 2 seasons of 10.  I loved Christopher Eccleston and thought I wouldn't like David Tennant's take, but after a couple episodes, I loved him too.  I'm trying to pace myself now because I only have a season and the 2009 specials left until the next series starts.  I do want to rent some of the older stuff just to see the older Doctors.

Oh, I forgot - I did read some this weekend.  I read Puppy Love by Nancy Krulik and it was my least favorite Simon Romantic Comedy so far.  It was predictable and the characters weren't that interesting.

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 12:29 PM ET
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I watched Nine and Ten all in a jumble (it was series three running at the time, but I was playing catch up).  Series Four was so good, but I hated the way they wrapped up Donna's storyline. 

I haven't watched all the old Doctors, mostly what I could easily get my hands on, but I've seen quite a bit of Four, which I enjoyed, and I also like Seven, though I've seen fewer of his serials. 

Since this is a thread about YA books - I did go to the library today, and I checked out Hamlet by John Marsden, which I know I saw mentioned somewhere but I can't remember where.

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 3:36 PM ET
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I finished Friday Night Bites. Not impressed.

I am reading The Devouring now. 

Date Posted: 2/1/2010 8:16 PM ET
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I'm reading Across the Wall, a short story collection by Garth Nix. I wanted to read it because there was a  novella set in the Old Kingdom/Ancestierre of the Sabriel/Lirael/Abhorsen trilogy, which I love.

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 1:14 PM ET
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I'm a Dr. Who fan also (my husband turned me onto it).  I've watched almost all of the seasons.  Jenna, I loved Christopher Ecclestein too, and was resistant to David Tennant, who turned out to be my all time favorite and now I have to mourn the loss of him!  I cried when Rose left the show too.  The old ones are good too - loved the Dr. with the long scarves, especially when he was paired with the little dark haired savage companion. 

Anyway - I just finished Gone and loved it.  I'm hoping Hunger is just as good.  I'm actually taking a YA break and reading Reading Lolita in Tehran - it is very very good.

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 2:17 PM ET
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I just finished Switch by Megan Hart (love her). I tried to start Tantalize by Cynthia L. Smith but I read about 50 pages and just could not get into it.  Debating on what to start next.

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 4:25 PM ET
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Well, I decided on When Mike Kissed Emma, and really liked it. It was a good one!

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 6:47 PM ET
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Cindy, I was not a fan of Tantalize either. Oh well. It works for some people, and not for others. Kelly, Hunger is EXCELLENT. Whereas Gone was mostly a setup, Hunger is even more exciting as the plot thickens--and darkens. I can't wait for the rest of the series to come out!

I'm in the middle of reading several books. The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell: pretty funny! Singing the Dogstar Blues by Alison Goodman: I'm absolutely LOVING this book. The protagonist is a spunky rebel-type character whose narration is great, and the world-building is incredible. If you're interested in true sci-fi, this is a good one. I'm still reading All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab and Numbers by Rachel Ward. It is taking me a looong time to get through those. For some reason they're just not working for me.

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 7:21 PM ET
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Kelly, I've cried like 8 times watching Doctor Who. :)  When CE regenerated to DT, the episode with Rose's dad, when Mickey left, when Rose left... and a few other times that I can't remember.  I loved Rose.  Martha was okay.  I liked her, but never felt that connected to her.  I can't wait to start on Donna's season.  I love Catherine Tate.  I totally agree about David Tennant.  I thought he was strange, but he's a fantastic Doctor.  This makes me laugh so much!

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 7:55 PM ET
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The old ones are good too - loved the Dr. with the long scarves, especially when he was paired with the little dark haired savage companion.

Four!!

Jenna, my big issue with Martha is that she could have been GREAT, but she spent all of series three with an unrequited crush on the Doctor, which was annoying!  I loved that Donna was in it for the fun and was not looking for romance.  (I had a big WTF? moment in the last 2009 special, but I don't want to spoil it for you.)

Stephanie, I read Allison Goodman's book Eon: Dragoneye Reborn, and I liked it BUT the twists were incredibly predictable.  Singing the Dogstar Blues is on my list of books to eventually get around to reading.

Date Posted: 2/2/2010 10:29 PM ET
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I just started City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 1:45 AM ET
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Britney, you're right. I think the most frustrating thing about reading EON for me was figuring out early on what the main character was super slow at figuring out. Thankfully that's not yet a problem in Singing the Dogstar Blues, and I hope it won't be.

Date Posted: 2/3/2010 8:41 AM ET
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my big issue with Martha is that she could have been GREAT, but she spent all of series three with an unrequited crush on the Doctor, which was annoying!

I totally agree.  She was smart and capable and they could have done more with her, but most of her character was about her feelings for the Doctor.  I watched the pre-Series 4 Christmas Special last night and had pretty much the same issue with Kylie Minogue's character.  Her situation was different, but she was just automatically in love with the Doctor. 

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Date Posted: 2/3/2010 2:29 PM ET
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i am in the middle of The Dead Girls' Dance by Rachel Caine (the second book in the morganville vampires)

Date Posted: 2/5/2010 12:18 PM ET
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I finished The Devouring last night. I liked it more than I thought I was going to. It actually creeped me out! I am reading Stake That now. 

Date Posted: 2/5/2010 1:03 PM ET
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I finished When You Wish by Kristin Harmel, loved it! i really enjoy her chick lit so i figured i would like her YA as well. can't wait til her new YA AFTER

Date Posted: 2/5/2010 9:39 PM ET
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I finished Looking for Alaska and thought it was great!  I'm not sure what is next - probably Need by Carrie Jones.

Date Posted: 2/6/2010 3:38 PM ET
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I just finished Into the Wild Nerd Yonder and loved it so much, I want a brother like Barrett.

Date Posted: 2/6/2010 4:19 PM ET
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I just finished Falling Through Darkness and I am unsure how I feel about it it was okay I wouldnt have it on my keeper shelf but I am glad I read it

Date Posted: 2/6/2010 9:56 PM ET
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I'm halfway through Blue Bloods. I am SO SICK of YA books that preface every single outfit the characters wear with descriptions, ESPECIALLY designer names.

It's half the freaking book! Or it feels like it!

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