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Subject: October's here--what are you reading now?
Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:38 AM ET
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I had 2 chapters left in my current book and finished it with my morning coffee this morning:

The Divine Circle of Ladies Making Mischief by Dolores Stewart Riccio

Now reading Kissed a Sad Goodbye by Deborah Crombie and Passage by Connie Willis


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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 8:45 AM ET
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The Painted Lady by Peter Abresch, Tattoo Blues by Michael McClelland and Five in a Row by Jan Coffey.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 9:28 AM ET
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I'm in the middle of When Madeline Was Young by Jane Hamilton and will read An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England next.  Alson on the TBR pile, Thursday Next: First Among Sequels, by Jasper Fforde, and more Ian Rankin detective mysteries.

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About halfway through each:  Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis and Cottage for sale*must be moved by Kate Whouley.  In the wings:  Black Glass by Karen Joy Fowler and Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules by David Sedaris.




3 for 1 on 9 Hardy Boys books or any part.

I also have about a dozen of Sue Grafton's alphabet series on cassette. 

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 9:35 AM ET
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Currently reading You Can't Get There from Here by Gayle Forman.

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Just started reading The Straw Men by Michael Marshall

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I am in  the middle of Suite Francaise... Holly, that Arsonist book looks so good!!! Let me know how it is, please.

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I am currently trying to get through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

Also I am halfway through The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 10:40 AM ET
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Started Water For Elephants last night, truly not believing I would enjoy it at all BUT I am liking it and can't wait to see what else is coming.

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I'm close to finishing the Sixteen Pleasures.  I'm enjoying it a lot.  Not sure what I will read next.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 11:26 AM ET
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I finished Fade Away by Harlan Coben.  Now I'm reading Dead Giveaway by Brenda Novak.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 12:19 PM ET
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Currently reading "The Hunted" by L.A. Banks.  It is the third book in the Vampire Huntress series.  I will read book four "The Bitten" next. =)

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Kingdom Come:The Final Victory by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins

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Love Comes Softly series.  I am up to book three. 

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This morning I finished Christmas Jars.  Not sure what I will begin next....maybe The Stolen Child.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 1:55 PM ET
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Just got Lean Mean Thirteen in today's mail so I will be starting that tonight, thus putting Wendy McClure's I'm Not the New Me aside for a day or two.  Just finished listening to Kaye Gibbons' Sights Unseen on my morning walk, and listening to A Thousand Splendid Suns on my commute and not really liking it.

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Date Posted: 10/1/2007 2:28 PM ET
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I am reading Curse of the Holy Pail by Sue Ann jaffarian.  Would like to finish up the month with  2 books by Maddy Hunter.

I am also going to praticapate in the National Big Read for Banned Books.  It starts on Oct. 12th,07.  It is going to be all over the nation.  The local college is doing art exhibts, plays, reads,and showing banned book movies thur out the year.  The book is Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.   Each state is doing something special with this.  Also on xm radio they are going to play Fahrenheit 451 during the month of Oct.  on Sonic theater.  I hope some of my fellow PBSer's will join me.  I did have a study guide w/ ?'s that I will print and mail for anyone interested.  Just pm me.  Thanks.

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I'm currently reading  Top O' the Mournin' (Passport to Peril Mystery, #2) - Maddy Hunter, then I think I'll read Scent to Her Grave: A Bath and Body Mystery - India Ink. I also have Pasta Imperfect - Maddy Hunter, Legend of the Jade Dragon - Yasmine Galenorn, Thyme of Death (China Bayles) - Susan Wittig Albert  and  Witch Way to Murder - Shirley Damsgaard are all on my list of TBR.

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Deeply into Dr. Phil's wifes book, it is OK, but not quite what I thought it would be.  Also reading when Las Vegas was run by the mob, and finishing up Pioneer Women. My TBR pile keeps growing, and I keep swaping,,,,, my oh my.  Love PBS

Hugs Pat

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MartAnn, The Stolen Child is very good. I just finished it!

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My October reading list:

Finished - 

  1. "Accidental Family" by Kristin Gabriel  (B-) (This was a fast read and a cute story but sometimes it went from point A to point C and left you wondering what point B was. Rowena's biological clock was ticking and with no significant other in sight she decided to use a donor. But there was a mix up at the clinic. This book takes place in a town called Cooper's Corner.)
  2. "Prospect Street" by Emilie Richards (A+) (When Faith Bronson's marriage ends abruptly, she finds her privileged life shattered. Only just beginning to face the lie she has lived, she finds sanctuary with her two children in the shabby Georgetown row house that's been in her mother's family for generations. This historic house harbors dark secrets of its own. When Faith takes steps to rebuild her ancestral home, she meets Pavel Quinn. Though he is connected to her past in stunning ways, his strong attraction to Faith is enough to convince him to keep silent . . . because the truth could drive her away forever. I read the last half of this book without stopping then went back and read the ending again. It was a fantastic story!!)
  3. "Prince Joe" by Suzanne Brockmann (A+) (Brockmann's book are always great and hard to put down)
  4. "The Perfect Neighbor" by Nora Roberts (A+) (Another fantastic piece of the MacGregor saga - A new generation discovers that matchmaking patriarch Daniel MacGregor has an unerring instinct for love.)
  5. "On Thin Ice" by Cherry Adair (A+) (This book has a lot of action and a lot of romance and the closer I got to the end of it the harder it was to put down.)
  6. "At Last" by Barbara Bretton (A) (This is a love story that spans over 20 years. You meet Gracie and Noah when they first meet in kindergarten. Some spots were really slow and you wondered why you needed all of that information. But it all came together in the end and was absolutely fantastic. I thought I'd had it figured out until I got there and found out how wrong I was. An excellent story.
  7. "Forbidden" by Suzanne Brockmann (A+) (Another excellent story by Suzanne)
  8. "The Accidental Mother" by Rowan Coleman (B-) (The story takes place in England. Years ago Sophie's best friend, Carrie, had asked her to be her children's godmother and if anything happened to Carrie would she raise them, of course Sophie said yes. Then the unthinkable happened, and the girls, 3 and 6 years old, moved in with Sophie who didn't know the first thing about children. Sophie's mom raises dogs and she gave Sophie a book on puppy training. I couldn't believe it when she used information from the book to help the youngest get over some fears. The story itself was cute enough, I just never warmed up to it.)
  9. "Three Weeks with My Brother" by Nicholas & Micah Sparks (A+) (This book was about an around the world tour that Nicolas Sparks took with his brother, Micah. But it was so much more than that! It was about their family, their childhood and the experiences that made them what and who they are today. I laughed and cried while reading it. It was fantastic!)
  10. "Wild Child" by Suzanne Forster (A) (Cat was a wild child and ended up doing time as a teenager, but made something of herself and came back to town to help other troubled children. Blake was the DA who put her away. There is a fine line between hate and love. The book was a really fast read but was good.)
  11. "Scenes of Passion" by Suzanne Brockmann (A+) (A little different than other Suzanne Brockmann books that I've read, but it was still her great writing style. Maggie almost believed that their whirlwind wedding was the union of soul mates, then she learned the secret Matthew was keeping.) 
  12. "Annie's Song"  - by Catherine Anderson (A+) (A very beautiful love story. Alex is horrified to learn that his brother raped the girl considered by the town to be an idiot. When he found out she was pregnant he agreed to marry her and raise the baby as his own. But he never dreamed he would grow to cherish his lovely, mute, misjudged Annie.)
  13. "For The Love Of Mike" - by Muriel Jensen (A) This story takes place at a bed and breakfast named Twin Oaks, in Cooper's Corner. Accidental Family by Kristin Gabriel (the first book I read this month) also took place in Cooper's Corner. And I notice that the next one also takes place in Cooper's Corner, but by a different author. This one was a real cute story.)
  14. "Letters to Kelly" by Suzanne Brockmann (A+) (I think this is one of Brockmann's best love stories! I laughed and I cried. Jax was Kelly's brothers college roommate who became a good family friend. When Kelly's date for the prom became ill he stepped in to make sure she had a night to remember. Kelly was only 16 to his 21 but they fell in love. He promised to be there for her 18th birthday to fulfill promises he made to her. But then he just disappeared from her life.)
  15. "Carolina Moon" by Nora Roberts  (A+) (Tory Bodeen grew up in South Carolina, in a small run-down house, where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. But she had hope, who lived in the big house just a short skip away. Hope's friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn't allowed to be at home: a child. After Hope's brutal murder, Tory's life began to fall apart. I think this is one of Nora Robert's best and it kept me on the edge of my seat until I'd finished it.)

Currently Reading - "Safe Harbor" by Christine Feehan

To Be Read -

  • "Ladies' Man" by Suzanne Brockmann
  • "Child of God" by Lolita Files
  • "Ghost Walk"  by Heather Graham
  • "Water For Elephants" by Sara Gruen
  • "Rattlesnake Crossing" by J.A. Jance
  • "Dead Aim" by Iris Johansen
  • "The Shop on Blossom Street" by Debbie Macomber 
  • "Courting Susannah" by Linda Lael Miller
  • "High Country Bride" by Linda Lael Miller
  • "Secondhand Bride" by Linda Lael Miller
  • "Shotgun Bride" by Linda Lael Miller
  • "Blessings" by Anna Quindlen
  • "Beachcomber" by Karen Robards
  • "Bait" by Karen Robards
  • "At First Sight" by Nicholas Sparks
  • "A Walk to Remember" by Nicholas Sparks
  • "Born on a Blue Day" by Daniel Tammet
  • "Summer at Willow Lake"  by Susan Wiggs 
  • "The Winter Lodge" by Susan Wiggs
  • "Dockside" by Susan Wiggs

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Thanks for the books, Vikki.  Though I have no specials on now (other than my 9 Hardy Boys, #61-69 for 3 credits for all) I'm going to consider offers from the first 5 people to respond to this post or PM me. 

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  1. Leaping Hearts - Jessica Bird - 3/5
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Four to Score - Janet Evanovich

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Date Posted: 10/2/2007 2:00 AM ET
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Just finished Hell Hath No Curry by Tamar Myers.

Currently reading Dead to the World by charlaine Harris

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