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PATTY140
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2/18/13 6:44 P

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Ahh thank you Joanna! I'll look into them right away! And no.. we haven't read them but we have watched the movie. :-)

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2/17/13 1:41 P

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Hey Patty, I absolutely do think that The Iron Fey series would be fine for your daughter. There's definitely no smut.

Has she read The Golden Compass series by Philip Pullman? They're really good as well.

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Joanna, do you think The Iron King by Julie Kagawa would be appropriate for an 11 year old? My daughter is a reader like myself but way above her grade level. She's read all of the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson as well as Twilight and a few others. So you understand her level of reading. But? I am always on the look for more (non-smut scenes) books. lol Let me know what you think. Thanks!!

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Chuckles!! I have to say ladies that there is always a home for cheesy vampire books! :-) My sis and I were talking about some last night! (Kindle of course.)

~One of my favorite authors for a mini vacation is Janet Evanovich, she makes me laugh. (And I LOVE to laugh.) :-)

~I absolutely loved Blink by Ted Dekker

~Christopher Paolini is a child genius author! The best written books I've ever read.

~Joseph F. Girzone's Joshua books are in my top favorite as well.

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2/15/13 7:41 P

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Joanna yes the Shack was very spiritual he has another book out now that i must get

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2/15/13 11:09 A

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Linda, I LOVED The Shack. I found it to be very spiritual.

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I read and loved two books during my vacation. The first one was called The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, which is the first in a series. It's a fantasy teen novel. I love the fantasy genre and I think that teens have so many options now that's it wonderful. Here's what the author's website says about the series:

The Faery realms have always weathered the clash of Summer and Winter fey, the Seelie and Unseelie Courts. Now a new breed of faery has emerged to challenge both... to their peril. Forged by Man's insatiable pursuit of technological superiority, the terrifying Iron fey are massing...and the fate of all faeries hangs in the balance. The greatest weapon in this epic magical war? A half-human teenage girl.


The other book that I read and loved was called The Villa Triste by Lucretia Grindle. This one was a mystery set in present-day (2006) Florence that found most of its clues in 1940s Florence during Hitler's and Mussolini's regimes. It was really good.

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2/12/13 11:49 A

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The last great book that I read was Zoo by James Patterson. Very good book, especially if you like animals and mystery. Could not put it down; read it in only 3 days.


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KAMMAK - Don't worry, I read cheesy vampire books too! I like the whole devastating handsome with tragic background men. I live my life with them, so why not have at least one story in my life that ends happily! HAHA

Give me hope sometimes! So don't be ashamed!! The Dark Angels novels by Keri Arthur are pretty great and exciting as well!

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Aztec by Gary Jennings. Amazinging historical novel about, you guessed it, the lives of the Aztecs. No dry wordy lengthy boring description, but enough action, blood and guts (and they know guts :P) to satisfy the most bloodthirsty reader. He researches his novels thoroughly, seamlessly running the fiction into known facts about the history of the race. Makes for some very exciting reading. Its like you were there experiencing it. I wish history classes were taught like this!! It is a long one though, 900 pages, you want to have time set aside because you won't be able to put it down.. I read it all when I stayed a week in the mineral spa, sitting and strolling around in the hot springs from 9 am in the morning to 10 pm at night, people were wondering when I was going to drop it in the water and weren't my arms getting tired lol.

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emoticon I think I need to read some better books.. currently reading cheesy vampire books... nothing I'd recommend to anyone else.. they were cheep on the kindle... emoticon


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The last book I read was "The Shack." It's a really great book; however, it was very difficult for me to read that book. It's about forgiveness - extreme forgiveness. Perhaps forgiveness is difficult for me. The concept of the book is marvelous - but I'm not sure how many of us can really forgive on that level. Good "food for thought" book. emoticon

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I loved "the psychopath"by Keith Ablow,

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The book that I have recommended to others was The Shack by William P. Young about a man spending a weekend with God amazing story

Linda (Florida - Eastern Standard Time )

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I read a Kathy Reichs book, which the Bones TV Series is based on. It was called "Bare Bones" and was wonderfully writted thriller as well as forensic mystery. My mom hates them because of all the big medical words and some of the French written in it because it is partially based in Quebec, but that's what I love about it.

I am an old school nerd, so when the nerdy books with the big words come out, I am inspired. Not only that, but Kathy Reichs is what she writes about. She is a forensic anthropologist, so I find her books very interesting, and I LOVE when she describes some of the crazy places she has to go. I have read 10 of her books so far, and I think I have only skipped over 1 or 2 as they sounded too commercial.

Prior to that, I read "The African Safari Papers" by Robert Sedlack. It's about a 1-year old slacker who roams around Africa on safari with his parents and does all kinds of strange things and crazy drugs to boot.


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What was the last REALLY GREAT book you read? It could have inspired you to make changes in your life, taken you away from where you currently are, or was a steamy romance that made your reading glasses fog (pretend we ALL wear reading glasses!)!

And tell us why you loved it so much.

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