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    Re: What are you reading?

    Currently reading: First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde. Thursday Next is now 52 and has three children: Friday, Tuesday and Jenny. SpecOps has been disbanded but she still continues with her LiteraTec and JurisFiction work only now she does it undercover. It's pretty good but I do get a bit confused by the intricacies of BookWorld sometimes.

    Next Up: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I think it comes out next week. She was the subject of the Author's Profile in Entertainment Weekly this week (The issue came out yesterday. Matt Damon is on the cover).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCL;2503409;
    Next Up: Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I think it comes out next week. She was the subject of the Author's Profile in Entertainment Weekly this week (The issue came out yesterday. Matt Damon is on the cover).
    I just got my EW. There's a Q&A on line as well. Link.

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    Thanks for the link CCL! It's nice to see Stephenie's smiling face. We miss her around here!
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    That's right, there's a new Stephenie Meyer coming out soon! WOO-HOO!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;2505217;
    Thanks for the link CCL! It's nice to see Stephenie's smiling face. We miss her around here!
    Not me - the link was from PhoneGrrrl. Thanks, PhoneGrrrl!

    Finished First Among Sequels. I found it a bit slow going at first but it picked up around a third of the way in.
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    The ending was a bit of a cliff-hanger so it seems that there will be at least one more Thursday Next book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCL;2506285;
    Not me - the link was from PhoneGrrrl. Thanks, PhoneGrrrl!
    Yes well, reading is fundamental. Thanks PG!
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    Does anyone here read Sophie Kinsella books? I have read 3 of them and they are quite nice, and entertaining. I am never bored with them. I read The Undomestic Goddess, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Can You Keep A Secret?
    I am currenly reading Shopaholic Takes Manhattan.

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    I'm stuck reading 'The Scarlet Letter' for a summer assignment. I have to do this huge paper on it afterwards. It's not much fun, haha. Besides the fact that I can't understand half the things being said in the book.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by leogirl_21;2508495;
    Does anyone here read Sophie Kinsella books? I have read 3 of them and they are quite nice, and entertaining. I am never bored with them. I read The Undomestic Goddess, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Can You Keep A Secret?
    I am currenly reading Shopaholic Takes Manhattan.
    If I'm not mistaken, there are several Sophie Kinsella readers on this board. Right, elk? I read Can You Keep a Secret? a while ago and enjoyed it, and continued befriending Kinsella last weekend, when I read The Undomestic Goddess. It was the ideal summer read: light, breezy and fun with a relatable heroine you just have to root for. I'll read the Shopaholic series next. Are the Shopaholic novels as good as her stand-alone ones?
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by leogirl_21;2508495;
    Does anyone here read Sophie Kinsella books? I have read 3 of them and they are quite nice, and entertaining. I am never bored with them. I read The Undomestic Goddess, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Can You Keep A Secret?
    I am currenly reading Shopaholic Takes Manhattan.
    Absolutely correct, Geek . I love these books; they are light and entertaining. I have two more to go: Shopaholic and Sister, plus Shopaholic and Baby.

    Kinsella also writes under the pseudonym Madeleine Wickam. Her list is:
    • The Tennis Party
    • A Desirable Residence
    • Swimming Pool Sunday
    • The Wedding Girl
    • Cocktails for Three
    • The Gatecrasher (just about to start reading it)

    From the bookflap, they sound similar to her other stuff which is fine with me.
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