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    Re: What are you reading?

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    I finished the book late last night. I absolutely loved it, although I think it's one of those books I'm going to need to read twice because I'm sure I missed little things along the way. I hope those of you who choose to read it enjoy it as much as I did.
    Can't wait for my copy to arrive!

    I finished The Forgery of Venus () and now I'm about 350 pages into A Storm of Swords. I'm catching so many things that I missed the last time I read it!
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    I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates, who said, "... I drank what?"

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    I just finished Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay. My daughter really liked it, but I wasn't as enthralled. I haven't been reading much because the same daughter also got me turned on to the Showtime series, Dexter and I've watched all 5 seasons in the last month or so.
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    Gut, a friend loaned me Sarah's Key a while back and I thought it was okay. I described it to someone as "Maeve Binchy Does the Holocaust." I knew it would be a fast read - I read it in an afternoon - which is why I wouldn't buy it. I didn't hate it or anything, but I thought it was a little too precious, if that makes sense.

    I'm glad you're enjoying Dexter! It's one of my favorite shows!
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    I just started The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I finished the first book (The Hunger Games) in a day. It's an easy read (since it's a teen book) but it's also really, really good. I'm hooked! I can't wait for the next book; but at the same time, I need to sleep tonight, so I will probably wait to start it.
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    Re: What are you reading?

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    I just started The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. I finished the first book (The Hunger Games) in a day. It's an easy read (since it's a teen book) but it's also really, really good. I'm hooked! I can't wait for the next book; but at the same time, I need to sleep tonight, so I will probably wait to start it.
    I got this on a deal with my nook, so I'll be reading it soon. Seems everything I hear/read about it is how good it is. I first need to read the books I got from the library though

    I've recently just finished two of Jen Lancaster's books. They make me laugh out loud. I listen to them while I work and it sure did make dusting and vacuuming those client's houses much easier. My Fair Lazy is the one I just finished and since it's about reality tv watching I related to it, but reading her stuff makes me happy to know there are other people just as snarky as me.

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    My copy of The Night Circus, along with copies of the new Van Gogh biography from Naifen and White and Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. I can't wait to get to all of them.....AFTER I finish A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows AND A Dance With Dragons....so only a few thousand more pages! Those books are like a roller coaster. Once you get on with book one, you can't get back off until you finish them all!
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    Right now, I am currently reading Stay With Me by Paul Griffin. I just picked up this book a week ago and can hardly put it down because I believe that it is that good.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bearcata View Post
    Anyone read "A Discovery of Witches"? .
    It's sitting on my shelf - will be my next read (after I finish Mockingjay, the 3rd of the Hunger Games trilogy)

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    I am in the middle of Columbine by Dave Cullen. I thought I knew all there was to know about the shocking school shootings of 1999, but this book revealed there was more than what we saw and read in the media. Plus a better understanding of what motivated the killers.
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    Re: What are you reading?

    I was meant to start The Night Circus next but instead I've started a book about the history of chocolate making in Britain - I think it is called The Chocolate Wars. It is written by a member of the Cadbury family. It's interesting thus far- I didn't know chocolate in the beginning was mostly drunk ( it was considered a health drink) and that all the British chocolate companies that developed in the 19th century were founded by Quakers.
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