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December 21st, 2005, 03:49 PM
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I just finished "The Ghost and Mrs. mcClure" which was OK, not thrilling, but OK.
I'm starting "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet. To be honest, I'm not even sure what genre is it So far so good, although I'm on apge 33. Seeing it's 983 pages with very tiny letters my giess is I'll be finishing it sometime around 2014

I'd better go do some reading then

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December 21st, 2005, 08:57 PM
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I'm reading "Why DO They Act that Way?" I can't remember the author and I'm too lazy to go up two floors to my bedroom to check . It's about understanding the adolescent brain, and is a fun and interesting read. Hopefully it will help me survive my teenagers!
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December 22nd, 2005, 09:20 AM
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I just finished a great book, Pope Joan by Donna Wolfolk-Cross (sp?). It was terrific! Now I am reading Prep by Curtis Sittenfeld (sp?), it's pretty good.

I was going to pick up the new book, it's calld Everyone who Counts or something like that, by Lauren Weisberger, who wrote The Devil Wears Prada, which I LOVED that book, but I heard her new book is terrible. So I will get it from the library or at least wait until it comes out in paperback.

D'oh ... I can't figure out how to underline those book titles. Forgive me.
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December 22nd, 2005, 05:38 PM
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December 25th, 2005, 12:16 PM
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Watership Down by Richard Adams.

I read it as a kiddo and wanted to add it to my book collection.
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January 2nd, 2006, 07:14 PM
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I just started "First They Killed My Father" by loung ung. it is the trials of a girl in cambodia during the Khmer Rouge.


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I'm starting "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follet. To be honest, I'm not even sure what genre is it So far so good, although I'm on apge 33. Seeing it's 983 pages with very tiny letters my giess is I'll be finishing it sometime around 2014

I'd better go do some reading then

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I read pillars of the earth a few years back and loved it. i was not too into other follet books - or even books set during that time period - i still loved it!
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February 26th, 2006, 05:05 PM
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March 11th, 2006, 07:54 PM
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Acts of Faith by Erich Segal. It seems to be about the relationship between a Jewish brother and sister and a Catholic. I'm only on page 3 so I'm not 100% what it's about.

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March 19th, 2006, 07:03 AM
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I'm reading a few books, one on puppy training since I have a new puppy, a Nora Roberts triliogy called Rising Tides (I think) and a few different parenting books. I like a veriety of choices for my evening reading! :-)
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April 3rd, 2006, 01:49 PM
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I'm reading a few books, one on puppy training since I have a new puppy, a Nora Roberts triliogy called Rising Tides (I think) and a few different parenting books. I like a veriety of choices for my evening reading! :-)[/b]
I love that triology by Nora Roberts. Actually she added a fourth book to it a couple of years ago so I guess it isn't a trilogy anymore. LOL The Key trilogy and the In the Garden trilogy of hers are good also.
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I just finished Death in White Bear Lake (true crime story) and am looking for something else to pick up. I am still waiting for 4th of July by James Patterson to come out in paperback. I LOVE everything Patterson writes!!!
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I just finished Death in White Bear Lake (true crime story) and am looking for something else to pick up. I am still waiting for 4th of July by James Patterson to come out in paperback. I LOVE everything Patterson writes!!![/b]

I have Death in White Bear Lake... but I haven't read it... I picked it up for like a dollar at half priced books... was it good?

ETA what I am currently reading... I'm reading April Shawdown by V.C. Andrews, a true crime book that Ann Rule highly recommended about The West Side Raptist in Cleveland, OH (I live about 4 hours south of there), some different pregnancy books and as always a magazine here and there....

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It was a really hard read. I thought it was good, but it was so difficult to get through. The author alternates between stuff that has nothing to do with the case. It will be talking about the little boy and the home and the mother....and then it will start saying...."in 1969, so and so was just being elected president. The republican party met on July something or other to vote on new officers. In April it rained for seven days. Minnesota was enjoying a peaceful summer and China was being plagued by locusts."

Obviously that is an embellishment...lol...but it is very similiar to what it does in the book. I found myself reading it and going "WHY are they telling me this, I just want to know what happened next to the little boy!"....lol. The thing is, when it wanders like that.....it wanders for like two chapters. It drags forever....and then you'll get back to the story.

Normally I can get through a book in a day or two at the most, but this one took me three and a half days because it was easy to get frustrated and put it down. I almost didn't finish it twice, but since I knew nothing of the case, I kept going. About half-way through the book it picks up and stops wandering so much. If you can make it that far......you'll make it the rest of the way! I pick up books cheap all over the place. Mostly goodwill stores for a quarter or fifty cents....so it was worth the quarter and three days....lol. I did a lot of research on the internet about the true story after I read it to find out what happened to all the people. Also, it was made into a Lifetime movie, but I haven't seen it yet.
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It was a really hard read. I thought it was good, but it was so difficult to get through. The author alternates between stuff that has nothing to do with the case. It will be talking about the little boy and the home and the mother....and then it will start saying...."in 1969, so and so was just being elected president. The republican party met on July something or other to vote on new officers. In April it rained for seven days. Minnesota was enjoying a peaceful summer and China was being plagued by locusts."

Obviously that is an embellishment...lol...but it is very similiar to what it does in the book. I found myself reading it and going "WHY are they telling me this, I just want to know what happened next to the little boy!"....lol. The thing is, when it wanders like that.....it wanders for like two chapters. It drags forever....and then you'll get back to the story.

Normally I can get through a book in a day or two at the most, but this one took me three and a half days because it was easy to get frustrated and put it down. I almost didn't finish it twice, but since I knew nothing of the case, I kept going. About half-way through the book it picks up and stops wandering so much. If you can make it that far......you'll make it the rest of the way! I pick up books cheap all over the place. Mostly goodwill stores for a quarter or fifty cents....so it was worth the quarter and three days....lol. I did a lot of research on the internet about the true story after I read it to find out what happened to all the people. Also, it was made into a Lifetime movie, but I haven't seen it yet.[/b]

Thank you for the in depth on it... now I know what to expect... definitely something I'll read if I'm on bedrest as it'll be easier to get through when I have nothing to do... Maybe I can just skip those chapters! hahaha!!!

I do really appreciate your insight!!!

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