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    I finally started The Kite Runner over the weekend. I've heard so many good things about it from so many people that I'm really excited about it.

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    Im reading this chick lit book called "the next big thing" its so so so good!
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    Just finished My Friend Flicka for a book club. Had never read it before, or even seen the movie!

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    Merle's Door: Lessons from a Freethinking Dog by Ted Kerasote.

    FABULOUS book. Loved it. It combines the life of a very interesting and unique dog with some dog history, psychology, etc.

    It was truly one of those books that I felt was one I'd own and read again. It was a very deep and thought provoking book as well as highly entertaining.
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    Quote Originally Posted by srs_in_Oregon;3209994;
    I took a break from The time travelers wife because I need to read jitterbug perfume by Tom Robbins for my book club...has anyone read it?
    I love Tom Robbins's books - but you have to realize he's very random and not count too much on the actual story line. I love his use of language and thought-provoking ideas. Jitterbug Perfume has a lot of characters over a long period of time, so just go with the flow. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is my favorite.
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    The Buenos Aires Broken Hearts Club ~ Jessica Morrison

    It's a fun read so far... you can read an excerpt here.

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    The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. I loved her debut novel, The House at Riverton, and this is more of the same, blissfully Anglophilic stuff. Mysterious mansion in the countryside, a plot that stretches from Victorian London to present day Australia and England, plenty of secrets and a slightly Gothic feel (the Rebecca vibes I got from Morton's last novel are missing here, though, but part of the story DOES take place in Daphne du Maurier country, which is nice )... a big warm blanket of a book to curl up with on the sofa on a rainy autumn night. I adore these types of novels.
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    My brother's friend wrote a book, Widows of Hamilton House, and he brought me a copy last week. I definitely see a big Margaret Laurence influence on the author's style, which is no bad thing. I love it because it's set in my hometown, and she references a ton of familiar landmarks. It's making me homesick, though.
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    ^ I didn't know you were originally from Hamilton, AJane.

    I'm 3/4 of the way through The Historian. It's pretty good; I like how the story is told from a number of perspectives and from a number of different time periods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CCL;3215056;
    ^ I didn't know you were originally from Hamilton, AJane.

    I'm 3/4 of the way through The Historian. It's pretty good; I like how the story is told from a number of perspectives and from a number of different time periods.
    It's a good book isn't it? I like how it had the different time periods as well.

    I may even go buy that book. I checked it out from the library and I really liked it.

    I'm reading a book called The 7 Deadly Wonders. It started out really stupid, but I stuck with it and I'm glad now. It's been good. Not great, but it has been interesting.
    It's a Da Vinci Code type book that includes the 7 ancient wonders of the world and Egyptian Sun Worship. I can't remember the author but he's Australian.

    It's a light read and kind of fun, if you pass over say the first 50 pages which were kind of stupid. But the historical aspect of it been's interesting.


    ETA: His name is Matthew Reilly
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