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7/21/09 12:36 P

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Have several I'm reading right now:

The World According to Bertie - for pure pleasure
What Color Is Your Parachute - nonfiction, practical helps for getting a job and future career
A Tale of Two Cities - an old classic taking place around the French Revolution


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6/15/09 3:27 P

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I don't buy many fiction books (except used at the library or thrift stores sometimes). Anyway, I am going to be paring down my entire book collection since I expect to be moving to a smaller place. I should get working on that pretty soon.



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6/12/09 12:30 P

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It would be fun, since we all live in the East Valley, to get together every once in a while and exchange books. I always give mine away as soon as I'm done with them because I don't have enough room to store them. What do you guys think?


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A Tale of Two Cities

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The World According to Bertie (I love all of Alexander McCall Smith's stores -- they are witty and uplifting)

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That's a genre I don't usually read but Raising Abel looks very interesting. After reading the reviews online, I may take a closer peek when at the library.

I've always liked reading, too. I sometimes think it was sparked by a prize I won in 2nd grade: 3 books! emoticon

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Hi there, I love to read! It has always been my favorite thing to do in life. Right now I'm reading Raising Abel by Michael and Kathleen Gear. It seems familiar, so I've probably read it before, but since I'm senile I can read the same thing over and over and it's like it's brand new! :) I also carry a book in my purse which is Mortal Fear by Greg Iles. He's one of my very favorite writers. Have a great day everyone!
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5/16/09 9:40 P

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Reading To The Lighthouse, it's hard to follow but sometimes there's some very poignant and lyrical prose.

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I will have to put Monk on my reading list, I have enjoyed the shows very much. :)

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Oh, forgot, I do read some fiction. I love the "Murder She Wrote" book series. I do read them and after I finish reading all the books in the series, I am going to start reading MONK. I liked both TV series but I also enjoy reading the books. I
rather read than look at TV except for American Idol which I am hooked on.
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Now I am reading "Against All Odds,My Story" by Chuck
Norris. It is pretty interesting and kind of a fast
read. Although sometimes I don't have the time to read as long as I would like. Maybe I should read more fiction but I love to read biographies and autobiographies and nonfiction books.
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Hi Connie

I have never read The Pillars of the Earth but I just did a little search on it and some people said it took years! lol, so you shouldn't feel bad at all. emoticon It was also on a book list of 101 books to read before you die, LOL, I always enjoy seeing what people place on those lists. Enjoy your reading!

I just finished the very short Of Mice and Men. Not sure what book is next...

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I am reading The Pillars of the Earth. Actually I have been reading this one for months ! It's a rather long story and it seems that I struggle to squeeze in the time for reading lately...this is not good !!!emoticon


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Leman's latest book looks interesting, too. I took a glance at it at the library the other day: What Your Childhood Memories Say About You.

Recently read The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday and some short stories of Henry James.

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I am reading The Prayer That Changes Everything, The
Hidden Power Of Praising God by Stormie Omartian and
It's All About Him by Denise Jackson with Ellen Vaughn. I liked that we had a thread listing what we are reading. I hope others join in again and put down what they are reading. I don't read as many books in a month like I used to but I really do enjoy reading. I also like to see what others are reading and get suggestions of what books I want to read next.
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GRACEINAZ, I had forgot to answer you about Dr. Leman's new book about the First Born Advantage. I found it very interesting and he had really good points. As a preschool teacher it helped me a lot with dealing with some of my children. I really like
his books. I have not heard him in person yet.
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I have read now a lot of books in the Murder, She Wrote series by Donald Bain. I am now reading one called "Coffee, Tea, or Murder?" I like the way he writes. I am also reading a nonfiction book by Michael S. Barry "A Reason For Hope, Gaining Strength
for Your Fight Against Cancer." It has a Bible Study
at the end of the book for each chapter. It is very well written.
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Their Eyes was quite a story, glad I reread. Now reading Home by Marilynne Robinson.

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I'm almost finished This Must Be the Place by Anna Winger. It's her debut novel and takes place mostly in modern-day Berlin. Next, I'll be re-reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston.

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I've read a few of the Fern Micheals series RKSpicy is reading - I enjoy her books (especially that series) as well.

I've gotten to the point where I'm reading a LOT lately - probably 6-7 books a week. Mostly novels. An occasional substantive book thrown in for good measure. Right now, it's one by Mary Balogh - Simply Magic.

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Well I have really enjoyed this series and am always looking forward to when the next one comes out. I know for sure I wish I had a heck of a lot more time to read, {Sigh} maybe someday!

Have now hit two goals! Over one year of not smoking and am below the 150lb mark! Just hit my third goal, under 140lbs! 03/27/09 hit the 50 pounds lost goal!

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Hi RKSpicy! That Fern Michaels book looks really good, and seems somewhat timely, too. LOL, so many books, so little time! It's gotten some great reviews: www.amazon.com/Final-Justice-Sisterhood-Ru
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I'll have to look for Hormones, Health & Happiness at the library -- sounds like a good title.

I find Dr Leman's birth order ideas very interesting! I was able to hear him in person once when I lived in Boise, and have since read his first book on birth order. Coming from a large family and having one of my own has given me a lot to consider, and so many different factors play into it. Anyway, what do you think so far?

I just finished Miracle at Speedy Motors last night. It is the latest in the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels. They are so fun and lighthearted to read. I'm also still reading a biography on Marie Antoinette, seeing the movie made me curious to know more about her. As soon as I finish it, I'm planning to read Les Miserables.

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Just started Fern Michaels "Final Justice" part of the Sisterhood novels. But then I like anything of Fern Michaels anyway!

Have now hit two goals! Over one year of not smoking and am below the 150lb mark! Just hit my third goal, under 140lbs! 03/27/09 hit the 50 pounds lost goal!

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I am reading several books now. One is the one my
Naturopathic Doctor recommended. It is "Hormones, Health, and Happiness". One is The F1srt Born Advantage, Making Your Birth Order Work For You by
Dr. Kevin Leman. I got that one because we have to earn so many points a year as preschool teachers. If I read it and write a report my director will give me one point for it. It is a very interesting read. The other one is for my enjoyment. It is based on the Murder, She Wrote TV series. The name of the book is "A Little Yuletide Murder". It is by
Donald Bain. However, he puts it as written by Jessica Fletcher&Donald Bain. I like mysteries and I enjoy reading the Murder, She Wrote books. I have bought several. What is everyone else reading?
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I decided not not to read it at this time. So I've begun The Good Husband of Zebra Drive. It's from the #1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. I consider them fun, gentle reads.

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Is that the one by Stephanie Meyer? I haven't read any of her books yet although they sure are popular. :)

I've started reading An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough -- not sure if I like it though but will read a few more chapters before deciding if I'm going to finish it or not.

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reading "The Host" right now. it is actually pretty good.


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I love to read...and when I get the chance to do it I only do it for fun! Very few thing have I ever wanted to read that is/or was REAL, I get enough of that in my own life. Right now just finishing Debbie Macomber's "Someday Soon". Not bad at all, just wish I had more time to really read. When I do I feel better, because it relaxes me.

Have now hit two goals! Over one year of not smoking and am below the 150lb mark! Just hit my third goal, under 140lbs! 03/27/09 hit the 50 pounds lost goal!

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I don't read nearly as much as I used to but I still enjoy books as much as always. :)
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Right now, I'm reading The Secret Life of Bees in anticipation of the soon-to-be-released movie.

I also just finished a nonfiction book called Geography of Bliss. Loved it!

Anyone else?



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