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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3782801;
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    What is wrong with me? My cats got me up at 3:45 so I got on my Kindle to see what I wanted to read next and started the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. 3 hours later I was screaming at myself that I had to leave for work in 5 minutes. No exercise, no lunch packed, still in jammies. It's a sickness, I tell you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gutmutter;3784595;
    What is wrong with me? 3 hours later I was screaming at myself that I had to leave for work in 5 minutes. No exercise, no lunch packed, still in jammies. It's a sickness, I tell you.
    I am so happy there are forums on the web that enable our hobbies, LOL! I've been up since 2am, yep, just four hours of sleep, woke up consumed with Claire Beauchamp Randall in Outlander. Man, this is good!

    And, your book, the Isle of Guernsey and the Potato Peel Society, it's on my list.......which is a mile long. Isn't it set in WWII? I've heard nothing but rave reviews. Sigh......

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    It is set just after WWII and is mesmerizing!!!
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    I just finished Animal Farm, by George Orwell. I always thought I had read it in high school but it turned out I was wrong. It was a quick, enjoyable read, but somewhat disturbing.

    Planning on reading Dan Brown's The Last Symbol next.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjjmom;3784909;
    I just finished Animal Farm, by George Orwell. I always thought I had read it in high school but it turned out I was wrong. It was a quick, enjoyable read, but somewhat disturbing.

    Planning on reading Dan Brown's The Last Symbol next.
    Wow. I read that many, many years ago. Orwell was amazing, wasn't he?
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    I'm almost finished reading Rex: A Mother, Her Autistic Child, and the Music that Transformed Their Lives by Cathleen Lewis. I highly recommend it!

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    Just finished reading the new Jayne Ann Krentz novel "Fired Up" which I enjoyed, fast easy reading, follows her Arcane Society stories but this is first of a trilogy. It is the nvel which takes place in the present. End of book shows prologue for second book, which will take place in past (probably under her JAK alternate name of Amanda Quick). So, I am guessing the third one in the trilogy will be the future, under Jayne Castle. I love all of her books, easy and enjoyable reads.

    Have just started the most recent Julie Garwood release, "Sizzle" and was sucked in on the first few pages. I really love all of her books, settings from middle ages to present. They are easy to read romantic suspense, but you don't want them to end. Love her characters, and she has already included some of my favorites from the past in this one.
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    I'm about 250 pages into The Count of Monte Cristo and am LOVING it! I can't believe I've never read it before! With a lot of classics (or, really, all books), the translation makes all the difference and this one is really readable. I love it when a classic really is one!
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    Re: What are you reading?

    I just discovered this thread and noticed the recommendations for The Help, which I finished last week. I couldn't put it down, it was fantastic!

    I'm now into John Irving's latest, Last Night in Twisted River. I've been a big fan of Irving since Garp, but disappointed in some of his more recent stuff. This book is the Irving I came to love in my favorites of his earlier work: Garp, Owen Meany, Cider House Rules, Hotel New Hampshire and Widow for One Year.

    On the reading list next: Noah's Compass (Anne Tyler) and Unfinished Desires (Gail Godwin), both authors whose books I've enjoyed for years.

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