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    Re: What are you reading?

    Just picked up and started the new Sookie Stackhouse stories. I've got Crossers by Philip Caputo on the backburner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lildago;3728082;
    Just picked up and started the new Sookie Stackhouse stories. I've got Crossers by Philip Caputo on the backburner.
    I just finished the Sookie stories last night! Then I had to re-read book 6 - the one about Hadley - just as a refresher! My favorite story was probably the final one in the book. I love Niall.

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    Has anyone read Anita Diamant's Day After Night? I bought it as a gift for my mom. It's not the kind of subject matter (WWII) that I normally enjoy reading although The Red Tent was truly one of the greatest novels I've ever read. I'm immersed in the Sookie Stackhouse series and I'm debating if I should take a timeout to read the Diamant before I give it to my mom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJane;3728610;
    Has anyone read Anita Diamant's Day After Night? I bought it as a gift for my mom. It's not the kind of subject matter (WWII) that I normally enjoy reading although The Red Tent was truly one of the greatest novels I've ever read. I'm immersed in the Sookie Stackhouse series and I'm debating if I should take a timeout to read the Diamant before I give it to my mom.
    I talked to a publisher rep about the Diamant book last weekend (she didn't give me a copy, darnit!) and she said it's very much back to the quality/feel of The Red Tent. Since that was one of my favorite books, I'm definitely looking forward to her new one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3728231;
    I just finished the Sookie stories last night! Then I had to re-read book 6 - the one about Hadley - just as a refresher! My favorite story was probably the final one in the book. I love Niall.
    The Niall story was probably my favorite too(more details about
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    would have been nice), though I loved Pam in Dracula Night. You know, I'm going to have to reread book 6 now too. There are some things that seemed off to me, most likely because I can't remember all of the details about Hadley's "Unfortunate Incident."

    Oh, and I actually found a mistake in Lucky.
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    When Amelia froze John Roberts and Sally Lundy, it says that "Greg had both hands in the air in a gesture of despair." It should be John's hands in the air since Greg wasn't there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical;3728629;
    I talked to a publisher rep about the Diamant book last weekend (she didn't give me a copy, darnit!) and she said it's very much back to the quality/feel of The Red Tent. Since that was one of my favorite books, I'm definitely looking forward to her new one.
    Thanks Crit! I have a few days before I leave for my mom's so I'm going to give it a shot.
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    Has anyone here read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
    A friend of mine from the gym said he just started it amd it had come highly recommended. I know it was quite a bestseller in Europe, but Amazon seemed to have some mixed reviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3730111;
    Has anyone here read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
    A friend of mine from the gym said he just started it amd it had come highly recommended. I know it was quite a bestseller in Europe, but Amazon seemed to have some mixed reviews.
    I've heard good things, but haven't read it yet I think I remember someone discussing it in this thread though.

    Because I don't have enough books from the trade show last week (not), I went out and bought Craig Ferguson's American on Purpose today. I ADORE him and just couldn't wait! I'm only 7 pages in and already love it. It just confirms what I already knew: he's the smartest, funniest man on late night....probably on all of TV.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by norealityhere;3730111;
    Has anyone here read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?
    A friend of mine from the gym said he just started it amd it had come highly recommended. I know it was quite a bestseller in Europe, but Amazon seemed to have some mixed reviews.
    I LOVED it and read it back-to-back with the sequel, The Girl Who Played With Fire. I would caution that the first chapter or so is hard to get through. Luckily, I was listening to the audio book for the first few chapters and then switched to reading it when I no longer had a reason to be driving a lot. But once I was into it, I was hooked. Like I said, I started the sequel within minutes of finishing Dragon Tattoo.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Thank you, Gut.
    I had a strong feeling you might have read it, as I know you're a voracious reader. My friend told me that at first he couldn't get into it. So, he put it down and then picked it up again.
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