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    Re: What are you reading?

    I'm so jealous you all got your copies of Fire and Fury! Our local B&N sold out (Madison, I guess I shouldn't be shocked ) and the waiting list was already up to 170 when I went in Saturday morning! I put myself on the list instead at my favorite indie bookseller, and it should be in this week. I also just got The Woman in the Window and I'm excited to start that one - but I'm making myself wait until I finish the one I'm in the middle of now - Party Girls Die in Pearls. Its a fun fluff mystery set at Oxford in the 1980's.
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    I signed up before the release of the book with Amazon Kindle ($14.95) for my iPad for the January 9th release. But then the release was moved up to 1/5 and got it then! I've long stopped collecting paper books. Nobody wants my old books when I'm dead, so I just get the digital copies! You start thinking in this way at my age. LOL
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    I just finished reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. It's young adult literature, but like some others in that genre, it's a fantastic novel for all ages! Its the story of a black teenage girl who straddles life between her innercity neighborhood and her suburban private school. She witnesses a police shooting of a friend of hers, and the story is how she navigates through that. It is outstanding and I highly recommend it!
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Added 'The Hate U Give' to my list.

    I just started 'Clan of the Cave Bear' - just a couple of chapters in. Very surprised on how researched it is. I'm hoping it speeds up a bit.
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    I have The Hate U Give on my Audible It's up next after I finish The Witches of New York.
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    I just started Cary Elwes' memoir about The Princess Bride, As You Wish ($1.99 on Kindle, in case anyone is interested!). It's a fun look at the movie from an insider. I'll definitely have to watch the movie after I finish!
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    Re: What are you reading?

    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    I just started Cary Elwes' memoir about The Princess Bride, As You Wish ($1.99 on Kindle, in case anyone is interested!). It's a fun look at the movie from an insider. I'll definitely have to watch the movie after I finish!
    Is this a new book? I'm sure it's something my daughter would love. She's seen the movie so much she has the script basically memorized.
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    I found it on nook for $1.99 also, thanks for the suggestion.

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    Re: What are you reading?

    Does the new commercial "As you wish" (Culligan Water) have anything to do with this book?
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    I don't see how. The book was written a number of years ago. PB is a classic. I'm sure they're just capitalizing on that.
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