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Old 11-23-2011, 11:26 AM   #1961
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Cynamom: LOL... Enjoy the book!

JenniK: Thanks, so far the Plum is pretty good. I hope you enjoy the "Psychic Witch" books. And thanks for agreeing on the publishing format issue. So glad I'm not alone on that!

Jeanne: LOL...yes, it is now a movie. Still have not read the book, but confess that the movie trailer looked good. How do manage to keep track of four books at once? What do you think of the Leslie Meier? I tried to read the first book in that series last year, but just couldn't get into it. Will probably try again some time, maybe this year if I get through the half dozen or so I've already picked out for this year's "Spirit of Christmas" reading challenge that runs this week through New Year's Eve.

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Cynamom: LOL... Enjoy the book!

JenniK: Thanks, so far the Plum is pretty good. I hope you enjoy the "Psychic Witch" books. And thanks for agreeing on the publishing format issue. So glad I'm not alone on that!

Jeanne: LOL...yes, it is now a movie. Still have not read the book, but confess that the movie trailer looked good. How do manage to keep track of four books at once? What do you think of the Leslie Meier? I tried to read the first book in that series last year, but just couldn't get into it. Will probably try again some time, maybe this year if I get through the half dozen or so I've already picked out for this year's "Spirit of Christmas" reading challenge that runs this week through New Year's Eve.

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Hi Heather... very carefully lol... Just cant decide which one I want to commit to reading first... so have started a couple and am deciding whether to start the Leslie meier book and the other one lol. I cant make a decision to save my life lol. I have really started reading the Leslie Meier book yet. I may not like it but am willing to try it lol. I have made a list of some of the books here that you have mentioned and thougt I would try them.

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I just finished Sing YOu Home, by Jodi Picoult. I really liked it. I then started Explosive Eighteen, by Janet Evanovich and I'm almost finished. Laugh out loud funny. One for the Money is out in January. I can't picture Debbie Reynolds as Grandma. I guess I will just have to wait and see. I love reading, but working two jobs doesn't leave much time for it. I read every night before I go to bed. Keep reading.
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The holidays are already wreaking havoc with my reading. I've had a difficult time getting through the last couple books -- not because I did not like them, but because I have been so busy. I thought ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich would be a fairly quick read -- and maybe it would at any other time of the year -- but no. I started it last Monday and am still only halfway through. Very little reading time this weekend between Thanksgiving (which was pretty good--especially since the Packers are now 11-0) and working on cards or other Christmas projects with friends. Not to mention a little shopping. Might be about time to log off and read for a bit before bed.


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Just finished 11-23-63 by Stephen King. Really a great book, especially for those of us who remember that day.
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Not a Stephen King fan, but that one did look interesting.

I did finally finish ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich earlier this week, then read THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK by Kat Martin. Am currently reading CHRISTMAS IN CALICO by Jack Curtis, another plucked from the depths of Mount TBR.

Todat is a good day to curl up with a book and do nothing but sleep and read. Pouring rain since before dawn, and supposed to change over to snow later. Gloomy, gloomy day.

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Sorry Ladies... I haven't been reading much lately. But hopefully after Christmas I can. Keeping a list of books to read here though lol. Thanks for all the recommends...
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I know what you mean, Jeanne. It's crunch time and that means finishing up all the little Christmas projects. Tues and Wed I adhered felt backing to about two dozen ornaments stitched over the past year, then cut them out and added ribbon or floss hangers. Also finished a cross-stitch banner. I was smarter on this one than the last one I did. Instead of folding back the sides and sewing the edges along the back so your thread doesn't show -- which is a pain in the butt -- I used strips of Lite Steam-a-Seam. Much faster and easier, too!

Also had to make a tassel for the bottom, but looks cute. Still need to finish some backstitching on a beach scene stitched for a friend, then frame it and two other gifts. So much to do, so little time left... Just photographed everything that is done, must get those up on the blog. Maybe next week, after I've finished putting together the four musical whimsies. Then I need to figure out how to wrap those, as they are so sensitive the slightest touch makes them play. Don't want them all going off at once under the Christmas tree!

Still working in a little bit of reading every day, though not as much as previously -- usually just before bed. I finished CHRISTMAS IN CALICO, which was a pretty good holiday read, and am now on MRS. MIRACLE by Debbie Macomber. I taped the movie off TV two years ago (back when is till had cable), so plan to finally watch it once I've finished the book. This is book 102 for the year. Yup, I have already met my goal of 100 for 2011. Read 104 last year. We'll see if I manage to top that.

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Congratulations on reaching your reading goal, Heather! I have another 5 books to finish by end of December to get to my Goodreads goal of 65.
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Thanks, Joanne! Here's hoping you make yours!
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Way to go Heather!! Good job on reaching your goal!!

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Thanks JenniK!

Joanne: How are you doning on meeting your goal? Any progress?

Since earlier this month I have managed to work in a couple more books: The Winter Widow by Charlene Weir (older mystery) and The Christmas Thief by [url=http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/99044.Mary_Higgins_ClarkMary Higgins Clark[/url] and Carol Higgins Clark.

Currently reading: Santa Cruise, also by the Clarks.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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Hi Heather,
I am one book away from my goal! So glad I will accomplish this and will have to up the ante for 2012. I would have been done by now if I hadn't chosen Washington: A Life which is 819 pages. Still working my way through that. It's really good but I have to keep taking breaks from it.

Merry Christmas everyone. Hope Santa brings you lots of good books this year!
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Joanne: How are you doning on meeting your goal? Any progress?

Since earlier this month I have managed to work in a couple more books: The Winter Widow by Charlene Weir (older mystery) and The Christmas Thief by [url=http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/99044.Mary_Higgins_ClarkMary Higgins Clark[/url] and Carol Higgins Clark.

Currently reading: Santa Cruise, also by the Clarks.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

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How did you like the Santa Cruise? I didn't care for it.
Haven't been ready to much this week. Christmas stuff getting in the way. Hopefully next week, I can lounge around and read, read, read!!

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Yay, Joanne!

Jenni: Still reading SANTA CRUISE, not too far into it yet. Hoping I can finish it over the weekend, but am going to my sister's for the weekend, so might not accomplish that goal.

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Jenni: Still reading SANTA CRUISE, not too far into it yet. Hoping I can finish it over the weekend, but am going to my sister's for the weekend, so might not accomplish that goal.

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Yeah, so did not happen, lol. I did take my book along, but did not get a chance to open it once. Am still only about 1/3 of the way through it.

On the other hand, the look of pure joy on my 7-yr old niece's face when she saw the books she got for both Christmas and her birthday? Priceless!

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I just downloaded The Hunger Games to my Kindle (a Christmas gift). I want to see the movie when it comes out in March, so I thought I'd better read the book first. I find it always works better that way!
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I gave books for Christmas this year, but this is the first time in a while I didn't get any back!! I did get a Kindle, so that will be great for vacation!! DH won't have to haul all 27 books.

Read 148 books in 2011.
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I'm doing the same with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - though I'm not sure where I'm going to find the time to read...
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I read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and just saw the movie. You will be happy to know that the movie is very true to the book!
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I'm reading "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", and just saw the movie.....wow!!! I went with a friend who said the book is a little different, so I'm excited to finish it and see what the difference is. The movie is a powerful, suspense filled movie, with good acting.
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I have started Cutting for Stone. Has anyone else read this. It is a hard read. Does it get better?
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Count me in with the club who's reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. I won't see the movie til I'm done with the book! Good read so far...
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My friend is reading Unbroken and was telling me about this book - Cutting for Stone. I put it on my Wish List, not to forget it when I finish my current one as well. The reviews on Amazon are fantastic for it, but they do mention it's rough going in the beginning, so hang in there!
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Tried to several times.... no go........
Someone else on this thread was reading it and had mentioned taking a small break and then getting back to it.
Too many books for me to try and struggle with ONE.

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Cutting For Stone is on my shelf to be read but I haven't got to it yet. It had so many great reviews so maybe it just takes a while to get started.

I read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and really liked it. I see that this movie is coming out this month with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock, both actors I love. I do worry that they will make it more about them and not the little boy who the story is really about. We'll see. I'll wear my new "the book was better" tee shirt that I got for Christmas to the movie just in case
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Okay, Cutting for Stone, I was reading it last night and I did get interested enough that it was hard to turn out the lights. Maybe I am finally past the hard part. We'll see.
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Hope you don't mind me jumping in. I have been a member here for quite some time only I don't talk much but you hit on one of my favorite subjects now...books. I haven't read for over 10 years because I couldn't hold a book (hand, arm, and shoulder) or see the print. For my BD in Oct. I was given a Nook and I love the thing....I can read again!!!! I just prop a few pillows under my arm, put the fonts big enough so I can see and away I go. I read a few books already and I just finished 11/22/63 myself. I am reading Dead Angler by Victoria Houston now, just started it last night. I was going to read the Hunger Games but I will save that for next. I only read one book at a time. Any ways, I would be so interested in hearing your thoughts on the book Hunger Games when you're done to see If it is worth reading or not.

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Hope you don't mind me jumping in. I have been a member here for quite some time only I don't talk much but you hit on one of my favorite subjects now...books. I haven't read for over 10 years because I couldn't hold a book (hand, arm, and shoulder) or see the print. For my BD in Oct. I was given a Nook and I love the thing....I can read again!!!! I just prop a few pillows under my arm, put the fonts big enough so I can see and away I go. I read a few books already and I just finished 11/22/63 myself. I am reading Dead Angler by Victoria Houston now, just started it last night. I was going to read the Hunger Games but I will save that for next. I only read one book at a time. Any ways, I would be so interested in hearing your thoughts on the book Hunger Games when you're done to see If it is worth reading or not.

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Welcome Sue!! We are a very deverse groups of readers, so any input on book you like or even dislike is great!! There are several ladies reading the Hunger games; I have put it on my hold list at the library ( # gazillion out 3 so it may be a while)

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Thanks jennik!

Just a reminder I only started reading again after I got my Nook in mid-Oct.

So far I read:

The Mating by Nicky Charles
The Keeping by Nicky Charles
The Finding by Nicky Charles
What I can tell you about these 3 books is that I had little hope of enjoying it really when I started it because I am not into things like Vampire or Werewolf stories.(I only loaded the first one because I was trying out my Nook for the first time and it was free so I wanted to learn how to get a book in there). I am so glad I picked this first book because I couldn't put it down...any of them for that matter. This is more of a mystery/love story and it just happens to be Werewolves. It isn't the traditional type of Werewolf that goes around biting every one's neck or tearing them apart all night long. This was totally entertaining and I had a hard time putting any of them down.
These books all go together (picks up where the last left off) and she is writing another that is late coming out but I am waiting. I will read that one too. (Sorry, I forgot the name of the new book).

Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
I totally enjoyed this book. Problem I see is that everyday I am hearing about stem cells on the news. Maybe this is a really a book before its time. Who knows, it may not be a fiction...it may happen.

Watchers by Dean Koontz
What a great book! I had a hard time putting it down.
At first it seemed a bit confusing. Like I was reading two separate stories at the same time. They seemed so unrelated but as I read it came together. This could be just me, or maybe some influence of the movie played into this but any ways if you read it and it seems like two different stories at first just read on. Truly loved it. (The movie form on TV didn't go by this name. I swear it was called "The Outsider" but I can be wrong).

Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham -
I have nothing to compare it to but what I know of it, it is a great explanation.

Wiccan Celebrations by Silver Elder
Again, I don't know enough to really give much of an opinion but the explanations were good and simple that you didn't have to know anything about it and still understand.

The thirteenth Unicorn by Ben Alderman
This was a book really written for "the younger people" But I enjoyed my escape into this fantasy land. The imagination of the author is remarkable. Young and old should like this story of shape shifters, dwarfs, elves, fairies and more. For me it brought back a lot of memories of when I was young and went from our house in the city to Grandma's in the country. We would run outside and explore the woods and have our little hiding spots too. The author is writing another book but it is late coming out too. I will read it when it does. (It will be called the Black Dragon).

11/22/63 by Stephen King
I think those that are not huge Stephen King fans will like this book. I found this book to be another one of the kind you start reading and can't put down. From beginning to end I wanted to know what happened next. The characters and their development were great, the story kept moving and was fantastic and the ending was far from what I thought would happen. It was one of the endings that make you go "Oh.....now what I get the whole thing". In other words....what you think as your reading it is happening, isn't really (or should I say wasn't all there was to it) and at the end you realize the part you were missing (and for me I didn't even know I was missing it until I "got it"). Sorry if this is unclear but I don't want this to be a spoiler. In other words, even if you hated history or politics...this is a book that definitely worth reading.

I am now reading The Dead Angler by Victoria Houston
I am not far enough into it to even give an opinion.
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Thank you Sue, I love it when readers put their opinions on here. It helps me decide on what to read next. Right now I am into the third book in the Fire and Ice series but I really need to read a couple of light things inbetween them. The Nicky Charles books you mentioned sound perfect for me. Someone on here recomended the Lady Julia Grey books and I have read the first three, I really enjoyed them, sort of a Victorian era mystery and she always has a surprising ending.

I've read Dean Koontz's "Watchers" but really enjoyed his "Odd Thomas" books and I have been considering Stephen King's book you mentioned but will need to put that on my list.

Thanks again Sue and so happy you are able to read again!!
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At the moment I'm into the Rizzoli and Iles books. Love Tess Gerritsen.
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I read it (Cutting for Stone) and it was more difficult to get into than some, but was glad I read it. I think the hardship comes from it being a total different culture.

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Am now almost finished with Save Me by Lisa Scottoline. It truly is a "can't put down book". Mothers especially with connect. I also read her non-fiction "My Next Husband will be a Dog" on my Kindle. Hilarious. Read that it is being considered for a TV series.
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Hi all,
Haven't been posting anywhere much, but I have read some great books. I'll give my reviews:
Unbroken - great book, but the horrors were a little repetitive as if we wouldn't be able to "get it" unless pummeled by the author. I really liked it, though, and recommended it for reading.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo - Loved this book and the other two written in this "trilogy". Fantastic characters, lots of action and mystery. I hope the Hollywood version of the movie does it good. I watched the films from across the water and liked them, but (lets say it together) NOTHING beats reading the book!

The Hunger Games Trilogy - Loved all three of these books, remember they are YA books. I can't wait to see the movie! I read these books until the wee hours of the morning. I had trouble staying awake at work, but it was so worth it!

Any Jim Butcher fans? I have been voraciously devouring his Dresden Files books. I started at the first one and am going on the sixth. I love the humor, the monsters and the of course i am totally in love with Harry Dresden!

I took a little break from Dresden to join a book club and we are currently reading Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons". Not really a book I would have ever choosen myself, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. I recommend it, I fell in love with all of the characters, and feel like they are my friends!

Oh, my goodness, I haven't even told you about the other books I've read this summer...I'll have to do that later as I am off to check out your recommendations, Cutting for Stone and that Triology that is on Nook.
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I've really enjoyed reading the posts about favorite books, but haven't posted too much myself. I have a Kindle, and love going to the Amazon site to download free (or low cost) books. The recent read was "The Giver" by Lois Lowry. This is a book my kids read in middle school (and loved). It is a futuristic society and is really engaging. If you haven't read it, give it a try.
I read "Dragon Tattoo" and thought it was okay. The movie is good (although there is some pretty icky violence), and Daniel Craig is good as the main character!! Just my random thoughts!!
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I finished the Dead Angler. I guess I really never got into that book. I sort of found it a hard read. Nothing the author did, she was great. She was very descriptive and at one scene I could swear I smelt the fish frying in the pan. I think I like more "action" in my books that this one had. This book opens when they find the dead angler and the whole book is solving the "who did it". There really wasn't much action until the end. However if your into fly fishing you may be able to get into it more than I did. Some of her fly fishing scenes were wonderful. So to sum it up I would have to say it was a good book but I just wasn't into it.
Now I am reading The Hunger Games. (Now here is a book I have a hard time putting down!)
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I am now on the second book in the The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo series. It's called The Girl Who Played With Fire. I loved the first book, even though it was violent. The mystery really held my attention. I can already tell that the second book is going to be suspenseful as well, and I'm hooked.
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