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Subject: What YA Book are you reading? October 2010
Date Posted: 10/2/2010 8:46 PM ET
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New month!

I started City of Glass by Cassandra Clare yesterday.  It's the last book in the Mortal Instruments Trilogy.  So far so good.  I love these books!

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 1:05 AM ET
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I just started The Candidates by Inara Scott

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 8:17 AM ET
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I finished Magic Under Glass last night by Jaclyn Dolamore - loved it!  I think this is the author's first book and it doesn't look like she has anything else coming out soon.  I'm begging for recommendations for something similar.   Fairies and clockwork men and a ragamuffin dancing girl, oh my.  It was a nice change from my regular fare.

Today I'm starting The Revenge of the Shadow King (I think it's an MG book), by Derek Benz and J.S. Lewis.  Started and not a fan. So much for my dip in the MG pond.



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Date Posted: 10/3/2010 8:52 AM ET
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Princess of the Midnight Ball is a nice fairy tale retelling that I thik you might like since you enjoyed Magic Under Glass.... 

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 7:21 PM ET
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Thanks Jacqueline!

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 7:35 PM ET
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I'm finally getting to start The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins!

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 7:52 PM ET
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Megan--I wasn't crazy about one for the money when I read it.  It was alright, but easy for me to put down and forgetable.

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 8:31 PM ET
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Reading Queste by Angie Sage. I am so sad that I am close to being caught up with this series. I *almost* like more than Harry Potter. Not quite though.

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No.  I was a little too underwhelmed with One for the Money to devote the time to reading more of the series.  I have a good friend who really likes the series.  She said that the author really nailed some of the things about New Jersey that endeared her to the series. 

I do remember the Grandma being my favorite parts.  I wonder if I would do better with the audiobooks.  I find that some books that I didn't like to read, I like better in audiobook.  smiley

Date Posted: 10/3/2010 11:12 PM ET
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One for the Money was soooo boring. I won't be continuing that series. 

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 2:58 AM ET
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I'm about to start Wildthorn by Jane Eagland.  I'm excited, I haven't read a good YA historical fiction in awhile.

Date Posted: 10/4/2010 8:25 AM ET
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I thought One for the Money was great.  When I first read it, I couldn't get enough of the books and read books 1 - 10 right after one another.  lol  I just finished reading Sizzling Sixteen a few weeks ago.  While I think the books are pretty much the same thing over and over, I still like them and think they are funny.  I look forward to reading them.

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Shanan, I listen to them on Audio.  They are very good.  The voices definitely make the book!

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I will see if I can find them on CD.  I am loving audio books as a way to "read" some of the books I hear so many people talk about that I haven't been able to read (or tried and didn't like much as a book).  I find that for some stories the audio aspect really brings the story to life--and for me that is necessary for some books.  I don't know if I explained that well but hopefully I did.  :)

I got Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson today.  Very excited!! But I am afraid that it got water damaged because we had a sudden unexpected rain storm and we didn't get the mail in quickly enough.  sad

Date Posted: 10/5/2010 12:02 AM ET
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I listened to One for the Money. It still didn't do it for me. 

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Colleen, I think the ones that have more Grandma & Lula in them are funnier. 

I started Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer yesterday and am about halfway finished.   Interesting book so far.  I'm not loving it, but it's not bad. 

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Just finished Twenty Boy Summer and Wings.

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Kristen--I am find that more often lately...I don't hate the books but I don't love them either.  I don't know what it is.  I am hoping to start Speak this soon (maybe tomorrow) because someone on here said it was really good.  I feel like I need a book that knocks my socks off.  Its been one of those weeks where I need the distraction of a great book.  :)

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I finished No and Me.  I liked it quite a bit, but it is a hard book to describe.  Very interesting, though!

Date Posted: 10/5/2010 11:11 PM ET
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OK my brain is seriously hurting from all the school related work I have done today...  I'm going to bed and going to finish Beat the Band...  it has been terrific!!!

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 5:49 AM ET
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Shanan, I thought Speak was a terrific book.  I think it won some awards too.  Enjoy!

I've been reading the non YA book Thing of Beauty about 70's-80's model Gia Carangi.  I thought it would be a quick read, but it is very in depth.  I am panicking about not even having 1 ya book read for the YA Box LOL!

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 6:26 PM ET
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I just started Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

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