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Subject: What YA book are you reading? March 2010
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 6:49 AM ET
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I'm still reading Over Sea, Under Stone.  I don't know why I didn't read this when I was younger, but I'm about halfway through and I'm loving it!

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 8:02 AM ET
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I just finished Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern.  It was an interesting book.  I liked how it told you about mental hospitals and what goes on in them.  The main character was very immature though.  She was 16, but just seemed very young.  But overall, I'm glad I read it.

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 9:34 AM ET
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I finished Give Up the Ghost. It was decent. I am reading If I Stay now. 

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 11:23 AM ET
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Happy March, everyone! Last night I finished Light Beneath Ferns by Anne Spollen, a creepy, poetically written with snarky dialogue. (Sounds like a convoluted mix, doesn't it?) It was pretty darn good--the writing was so beautiful--but I'm a scaredy cat, so it ended up not exactly being my thing. Right now I'm reading a non-YA apocalyptic book called The Things That Keep Us Here by Carla Buckley. It started out a little slow, but now I'm finding it hard to put down!

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 12:57 PM ET
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I just finished Bloom - I loved it!  I definitely want to read more from Elizabeth Scott.  I'm starting The Debs by Susan McBride next.



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Date Posted: 3/1/2010 4:57 PM ET
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I just started Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 5:45 PM ET
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I finished If I Stay. Boring. I am starting Going Too Far next. 

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 8:32 PM ET
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I really enjoyed Going Too Far back when I read it Colleen....  I think you will like it.....  I have not had any interest in If I Stay.....  you just confirmed that I still don't!!!

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 9:44 PM ET
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It was definitely a waste of paper. LOL

I haven't started Going Too Far yet. The past few books haven't been all that great. I really want a WOW book ya know? 

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 11:18 PM ET
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Question to all- I know that it isn't considered YA, but I noticed Richelle Mead has a book called Succubus Nights and one called Succubus on Top, but both are said to be book 2 in the series. Is this a typo or did she change the name later on?

Date Posted: 3/1/2010 11:51 PM ET
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Colleen if you want a WOWER... have you heard me rave about Dirty Little Secrets.... LOL.......

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 5:53 AM ET
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Question to all- I know that it isn't considered YA, but I noticed Richelle Mead has a book called Succubus Nights and one called Succubus on Top, but both are said to be book 2 in the series. Is this a typo or did she change the name later on?

Is it possible that Succubus Nights is the title elsewhere in the world? 

Actually, fantasticfiction says they're the same book. :)

This series is entertaining, but definitely not YA.

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:34 AM ET
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I'm wondering what's wrong with me? I'm having trouble staying riveted to Beautiful Creatures. I love what they're saying about libraries, but come on 'Marian' is just too much of a stereotype.

Is it just me? I'm too far in to stop now, but I keep putting it down...

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:42 AM ET
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You are never too far into a book to stop reading it! If it sucks, quit reading. Plenty more books where that came from. ;)

ETA- J, yes I did read your ravings about it, but sadly, I do not own that book and I am only allowing myself one new book purchase this month and The Dead Tossed Waves won that one. (Can't wait till next Tuesday!!!) I really want to read Dirty Little Secrets though!



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Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:56 AM ET
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I had to send my copy of DLS to Jennifer M. in my TBR Pile Swap....  otherwise, I'd help ya out.... 

I have Beautiful Creatures on my bookshelf now....  however, so many people have adored it that I am afraid I won't..... so it keeps sitting there.....

 

As for me, I am starting Little Miss Red today....  finished RAGE: A love story last night.....  it was quite chaotic..... 

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 12:16 PM ET
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I was afraid I wasn't going to like The Hunger Games at first, but now I'm totally sucked in to it!! Hmmm work may present a problem later =)

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 3:05 PM ET
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Is Dead Tossed Waves coming out already? I loved, loved the first one. Zombies are my favorites. I see March 10th. I'm on it.

I may have to halt Beautiful Creatures and buy that one. I still feel like I'm missing out on something if I can't get into it.



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Date Posted: 3/2/2010 3:25 PM ET
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The Dead Tossed Waves comes out March 9th. I can't wait! I loved The Forest of Hands and Teeth. I'm a fan of zombies too. :)

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 3:52 PM ET
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Little Miss Red has started out very light and cute...  I really need that right now!!!  I never read The Forest of Hands and Teeth...  I don't do Zombies!!!

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 4:18 PM ET
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Shaun of the Dead is one of my favorite movies too! I usually hate horror, but there's something about Zombies :)

 

Sorry, Jacki - I know not everyone feels the same way. I did pick up The Cupcake Maker too. Some light with my dark!! LOL!

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 8:05 PM ET
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I'm doing a bit of retro-YA reading with Beyond the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier.

I have a bit of a funny story about this book.  I've owned it for a number of years, and a few years ago my sister was reading my copy.  "Did you read The Chocolate War?" I asked her.  "That explains so much" was her reply.  Despite all the quotes on the cover that implied it was a sequel...my sister had no idea.  So I got her the first book.  And then I chose to read the books in order. :)

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:06 PM ET
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Every class on YA lit makes students read The Chocolate War. I've read the classic too.

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:23 PM ET
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Oh don't worry Tracie...  I step out with the Vamps.... especially the sexy ones....  I'm a TwiMom for sure...  and loved Jessica's Guide...  and really want to read The Drake Chronicles ones.... 

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:33 PM ET
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I managed to finish The Hunger Games before I went to work- it was AWESOME!!! Of course this means I'm going to have to get Catching Fire right away!! Hopefully Walmart has it because our bookstore went out of business =(

Date Posted: 3/2/2010 10:34 PM ET
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Starting Josephine by Leslie Micone

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