Right now, I'm working on The Paris Wife (historical fiction based on Ernest Hemingway and his first wife) as well as Beneath the Sands of Egypt: Adventures of an Unconventional Archaeologist ( a highly engrossing memoir). It's a departure since I usually read mysteries and fluff, but both are worth reading.
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I'm going to start reading, Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson
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Awww, the classics are always fun Fiestyrenes. If you like Jane Austen stuff, have you come across the lizzie bennet diaries? It's a modern version of "Pride and Prejudice", set today with Lizzie Bennet having a youtube vlog, and some of the characters had twitter conversations.
I found out about it late, so I'm only catching up on it now and am around the Thanksgiving episodes (like episode 65? There's 100 of them total).
The weird thing is, my favorite character is Lydia Bennet. And if you've read "Pride and Prejudice" you know how really odd that is.
Oh, since I went off topic on books, I'll give a list of a few: I got in an odd mood at the library yesterday. I picked up "Storm Front" the new book by "Richard Castle", the Nathan Fillion character from the ABC tv show. It's funny and kind of a James Bond parody/spy story genre. It's mostly action fluff but funny. (For fans of the show, there's a cameo of Nikki Heat and a minor character named "Roy Montgomery").
I also picked up a book about Richard III that apparently inspired that dig where they just recently found his bones? It looks intriguing, (but the print is so tiny!)
And finally, I picked up "Anne Perry and the Murder of the Century" that I read about in the Washington Post book review. I had heard the Victorian mystery writer Anne Perry had been involved in a murder when she was young...from what I've read so far, it's a very bizarre story.
I need to print out this thread so I know what to pick up my next library visit!
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"It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness."
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I am trying to catch up on the classics. Emma, Jane Eyre, etc. I loved the movies so think its time to read the books :)
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I didn't get very far in reading The Witness. After 30 pages it seems pretty predictable.
So now I just started Open and Shut (Andy Carpenter Series #1) by David Rosenfelt.
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I'm beginning a new book "Hidden", by Tomas Mournian.
"When Ahmed's parents send him to a residential treatment center known as Serenity Ridge, it's with one goal: to "fix" their son, at any cost. But eleven months of abuse and overmedication leave him desperate to escape. And when the opportunity comes, Ahmed runs away to San Francisco.There, he moves into a secret safe house shared by a group of teens. Until they become independent at eighteen, the housemates hide away from authorities, bound by rules that both protect and frustrate. Ahmed, now known as Ben, tries to adjust to a life lived in impossibly close quarters with people he barely knows, all of whom guard secrets of their own. But even if they succeed in keeping the world at bay, there's no hiding from each other or from themselves. And there's no avoiding the conflicts, crushes, loneliness, and desire that could shatter their fragile, complicated sanctuary at any moment. . ."
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Teresa - I loved the first several Kay Scarpetta books. The last few not so much. I might check out #17.
JUST STARTED A BOOK ABOUT POLICE GHOST STORIES AND STRANGE HAPPENINGS. DON'T KNOW HOW THE AUTHOR IS RIGHT NOW.
MERRY & BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ALL.
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I just finished the Scarpetta Factor by Patricia Cornwall...I got half the way through it before I realized it was book # 17 in a series, it was a good book by itself but I don't think I'll be catching up from the beginning... This week after all the festivities I plan on reading The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova.
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~ Teresa ~
Baby Steps: one choice at a time, one day at a time.
I am not saying I am perfect, I haven't learned all I should yet, but I keep working toward that day when I will finally be all that Christ saved me for & wants me to be. ~ Philippians 4 :12
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I am in the middle of the second book of the Song of Ice and fire series
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I just started reading The Tao of Martha: My Year of LIVING; Or, Why I'm Never Getting All That Glitter Off of the Dog By Jen Lancaster
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I have a lot of unfinished books laying around. At least 5. I'll first finish The Spark. Then I'll finish The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Then there is a religion book my ministry wants us to read and a self help finance book I kind of started.
Oh Twissy, you're going to love the Book of Negroes. It's one of my all time favs. I just finished Tish Cohen's new book "The Search Angel". I loved it. It deals with the subject of adoptions wonderfully.
I've just finished reading a holocaust title (one of the subjects I read about the most). Gertruda's Oath by Ram Oren. It was an interesting, albeit emotionally challenging, read. I'm picking something a little lighter for my next read.
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Oh the Diane Mott Davidson books are good. Have you ever read Joanna Fluke? Those are really interesting too (although I figure I oughta give a warning considering the site: it's bakery set mysteries).
On a completely different type of mystery, I'm reading a couple of the Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. It's kind of a cross between Harry Potter and Robert Parker shamus style mysteries. Dresden is a private investigator in modern day Chicago...and he happens to be a wizard.
"It is better to light a single candle than to sit and curse the darkness."
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I'm am sooooooooooooooo hooked on that series and Chet!
Fat chance by Dr. Robert Lustig.He goes through the science of what causes obesity and the real culprit of the obesity epidemic. it isn't entirely what the authorities want us to believe. I highly recommend it.
Today's quote: Do or do not do; there is no try
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To Fetch a Thief (Chet and Bernie Series #3) by Spencer Quinn.
it's different but also interesting in that the main character is learning that all people are different and have their own peculiarities
* Little by little does the trick. ~Aesop * Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. ― A.A. Milne * One of the advantages of being disorganized is that one is always having surprising discoveries. ― A.A. Milne * "And step by step You'll lead me, And I will follow You all of my days" - Rich Mullins
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Dog on It (Chet and Bernie Series #1) by Spencer Quinn
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I've started reading "Maladaptation", by L. A. Fields.
Overview: Sixteen-year-old Marley Kurtz is an incurable bookworm who is sent to a program for maladapted youth in Loweville, Colorado after his parents discover he has been having an affair with a man forty-three years his senior. Once there, Marley befriends the wry yet optimistic Missy, who is fifteen and pregnant in the lowest town on earth, and falls in love with Jesse, an ice-eyed sociopath with an outlaw for a father and a corpse for a mother. As the stress of the summer causes Marley's physical and mental health to decline, it is unclear which of his new friends has the worst influence on him, or whether the instruction of a small town's Baptist-run therapy group will do more harm than good to everyone involved.
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Dawn - Have you read Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder's series? They're pretty good but not for the squeamish. She's a Chief of Police in Amish country. Solves crimes.
Just finished reading "All is Grace" by Brennan Manning. Also re-read "the Ragamuffin Gospel" also by Manning. I keep going back and reading bits and peices of "An Arrow Pointing to Heaven" by James Bryan Smith, which is about the life if Rich Mullins.
I LOVE reading Amish fiction. I had to take all my books back to the library a couple weeks ago so I wouldnt' be tempted as I studied for finals. My problem is that when I get a good fiction book I can't put it down til I'm done. Even if that means 8 or 10 hours reading for a longer book... =) I guess one could have worse habits, eh? haha. My favorite Amish fiction writers are Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston and Shelley Shepard Gray. (I'm sure I could think of others if I thought long and hard enough.) ;)
ི♥ྀ..*¨`* ི♥ྀ In the end it's not gonna matter if you have a few scars, it will matter if you didn't live... ~ Rich Mullins~
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Just read all of the House of Night series, waiting for new one to come out in October. So I'm currently reading the Atlantis Code by Charles Brokaw. I highly recommend Waking the Moon by Elizabeth Hand. It's one of my faves. I love clue solving, treasure hunting books. I don't read non fiction or gore.
A man never likes you so well as when he leaves your company liking himself. --Anonymous
If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.--Lao Tzu
Make your dreams bigger than your fears--my fortune cookie yesterday
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Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster. A really good free full length Nook / Barnes and Noble book.
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The Otherland series, book 2- river of blue fire, by Tad Williams.
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Breaking Free by Beth Moore
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:1-3 (ESV)
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Track of the Cat (Anna Pigeon Series #1) by Nevada Barr.
I liked the new prequel just released so I thought I start with book 1 and see how it goes.
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I am going to start rereading the Hunger Games Trilogy
~~Hi I'm Tammy~~ ~~The Dynamo Fly~~ ~~Your Superpower is Genetic engineering,Your Weakness is Bacteria,Your Weapon is Your Ether Lance,Your Mode of Transportation is Rainbow~~ ~~Pop Free for 3 years~~ 300's--GONE 11/6/2013 299--Small Goal--HIT IT 11/6/2013 290's 280's 270's 260's 250's --FIRST BIG GOAL!
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I'm just about finished with Vanished by Irene Hannon and next I'm going to read The Rope by Nevada Barr.
It's 2 in one. One chapter is set back in 1942 and being told by 10 year old Sarah's point of view when being rounded up by the French Police. She wants to protect her brother so hides him in the closet. Next Chapter is 60 years later and is written in the view of an American journalist investigating the roundup.
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So far it really isnt what I thought it was going to be either. I really thought it was going to be a more detailed look at the whole process and background I wasn't expecting short stories. But, I am a Grafton fan from way back so I'm enjoying it. I'm about half way through.
What did you think of bossy pants? I was going to read that next.
"Genes load the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger"
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Lisa - Let me know how you liked Kinsey and Me. It wasn't what I thought it would be.
I'm reading The Value of Life by Andy Crowson (Free Nook Book)
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'The God Delusion', Richard Dawkins
The only place we live is in this moment, right now. The past has been and gone, the future has not yet happened, all that exists is the now. You can glance at the past and the future but keep your eyes trained on the present. It is the cutting edge - We laugh, we love and we learn in this narrow band of time. - Kate Yianakis
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I tend to read multiple books at once. Today I'm reading Shiver by Karen Robards.
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