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I just finished "Dancing at the Piggly Wiggly" and really enjoyed it. I did the 100 Day Book review on the Emotional Eaters team starting Jan 1 of this year. It's not a bad book. I just didn't think it gave me any info that I hadn't read in other places. She has a nice website and also, if you're interested, there is a team for 100 Days here on SP!

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Reading Linda Spangle's
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Friends with the Scale

Best weight loss books I ever read

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I have been on a Christine Feehan marathon - rereading her entire Dark series - 20 books? 30? Started with Dark Prince, which is my all time favorite Feehan, and just kept reading from there. I'm now on Dark Slayer, which was my least favorite when I first read it. In fact, I think I wrote a review saying that the book was boring, but it hasn't been this time around.

If you like vampire trash - excuse me - vampire romance that tends to be a bit sizzling and for mature audiences only - Feehan has an interesting take on vamps. Although a bit dated now - her first book was written in the naive 90's - they are still worth a read.

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How's this for a title "Nowhere to Go and All Day to Get There"??? It was one of the free e-book selections on Book Bub today. I resisted since I am so far behind now. But I DO sometimes pick up a book just because I like the title. "If I Had Killed Him When I Met Him I'd Be Out of Prison Now" was a wonderful mystery about a woman married to a goofy preacher. God tells him to take another wife. He dies of arsenic poisoning and the wife is found guilty...but she didn't do it. It was a great, fun read. Great surprise ending. Sharon McCrumb was the author!


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WOW!!! I have not been looking at our teams threads in a while and now am so sorry that I have not been! This team is a reading machine! I will be honest and say that I read mostly science fiction and fantasy. Two years ago my older brother gave me a Kindle Fire for Christmas. At the beginning of this year I finally figured out how to get the device to work. At the time Stacy suggested to me reading material and viola I found them on my Kindle. Since the start of the year I set a goal of reading one book a week. So far I have read ten books, well a head of my goal!



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2/11/14 1:57 A

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I LOVE Mary Poppins and Emma Thompson!

AND I LOVED that the turtle and the fox were friends! ROTFLOL!! I spent hours in the woods in Northern MN, I just knew they were friends! My favorite book then was "My Side of The Mountain"!! HA!

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emoticon I HATED those old Disney nature movies. "The fox and the turtle part friends"...seriously??? even as a child I wanted to know how the heck the narrator knew what the fox and the turtle were thinking!!

Mickey Mouse was my first, and still one of my best loves. I think that's why I don't like Minnie-I'm jealous!! I even got married in one of my best Mickey Mouse tee shirts!!

I thought Tom Hanks did a nice job. The interaction between him and Emma Thompson-well, she really was the star of the movie....Priceless. She was so persnickety and downright snotty at times to those around her. It was not at all what I expected and I will see it again before it leaves town.
I love to sit in a dark theatre with the larger than life screen for some stories. Seems like they lose a bit of their magic on the TV screen. And now I have to go check out the Mary Poppins book from the library. I liked that movie...and I was in a small private art gallery in Washington DC and came up the stairs and there on the landing was Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party". It was HUGE on that wall and looked like I could hop into the picture and join the lunch just like they jumped into the chalk drawings in Mary Poppins. And who doesn't love "Supercalafragalisticexpeealidocious" or even knows how to spell it??

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Did you feel Tom Hanks represented Walt well enough? I'm afraid. They have just destroyed the real Walt Disney. I bought the kids some "vault" Disney Nature DVDs so they could see the real Disney. :o(

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Just remember the Food Pyramid was brought to you by the same government who declared ketchup to be a vegetable in the school lunch program!!

Go see "Saving Mr. Banks" if you get the chance...and take kleenex in your pocket!! I just loved it on this bitter cold Sunday afternoon!!

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I'm reading "Death By Food Pyramid" right now.

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I have a cassette in my car too. Lots of good books on cassette at the thrift stores and I like to listen to them sometimes when I'm on a road trip. I thought I might like to listen to some books I wanted to read while I worked around the house but was too distracted and missed too much. I'm reading "Native Tongue" which Stacy recommended. It's kind of slow going in the beginning and reminds me a bit of "Handmaid's Tale" so hoping it picks up soon. I'm also reflecting on a lot of my food habits reading the "100 Days of Weight Loss" on the Emotional Eaters team. We have to read 2 pages a day and do a little exercise. Some of it seems silly but some is pretty enlightening.

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Sounds like some great reading happening here. I have picked up a book on tape(yes, old fashioned- my car still has a cassette player...LOL). Called, "The Patient" Loved it. by Michael Palmer Greatest thing....only cost me .79 cents for hours of enjoyment.

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www.krtv.com/news/author-jamie-ford-
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The author lives in Great Falls, Montana and I went down for the book signing of his new book "Songs of Willow Frost" which is also based on the Chinatown section of Seattle. He's a really nice guy. I loved both this book and "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet".

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Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is a good book.

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Found one on the shelf I need to recommend. "Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman. It's a wonderful, sad, incredible story about a couple who are childless after a couple miscarriages and the husband is the lighthouse keeper. A boat washes up after a storm with a dead man and a live baby in it so they take in the child without reporting it and raise it as their own.

And another great read, if you liked "84, Charing Cross Road" you'll love "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. I promised the retired librarian I'd dig it out because they need a couple copies at the library because it's the book discussion book for the monthly meeting the end of February. Too bad Sassy is not a reader. I could make her tell me her thoughts on these two!! They made a movie out of "Charing Cross" and the American woman was one of my faves, Anne Bancroft. Always amazed me she was married to Mel Brooks. He's such a goofball and she was such a classy lady. "Young Frankenstein" is in my top 50 favorite movies.

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emoticon So I found my 6 episodes of Sherlock last night. Guess what. They won't play because the links expired on 1/19-the night the new one from season 3 started. Just my luck. Won't pay for them but if the library has them, may go that route.

Good for you and the boxes of books. I donated 20 boxes for festival days to the library....actually think it was 24-and have a ton more to go through. It does feel good to have the clutter gone. My excuse has always been those bookshelves are such great insulation against the outside walls...but it starts to look like I live in a library. Off to try and get down the stairs with more laundry.

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I stripped down my book shelves and donated 10 boxes of books this month. I feel so "free" from clutter! LOL!!

I watched Call the Midwife on PBS. So then because I read non-fiction- I had to read all 3 books Jennifer Worth wrote which the show was based on. I don't know that I'd recommend them. They were hard to read. Post WWII was a very hard time. I donated them, I didn't keep them for the kids.



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I got involved with "Downton Abbey" on PBS...when I lived in Boise a million years ago our restaurant was only open for Sunday brunch and all the employees hung together on Sunday afternoons and into the evenings and we watched "Brideshead Revisited" on PBS for 6 or 8 episodes that winter. I've never been much of a TV watcher because of working evenings and nights so am just now starting to get back and because of "Downton" found the new series of "Sherlock". So they had a big hour long behind the scenes as a prelude to Season 3. So I found seasons 1 & 2 and then couldn't remember where I put them...I mean "in the cloud" or someplace. But I found them last night so will get all caught up but now want to read the real stories.

But I disagree about the newer authors. I really like Baldacci and Steve Martini-they are so much better than John Grisham-Martini is a lawyer but his style is so much better. David Baldacci writes covert ops kind of things-well, lots of things, but his covert ops is the best. And William Diehl's Primal Fear and that trilogy is just terrifying. Maybe his stuff is considered thriller instead of mystery but you just never see some of it coming. I do like Agatha but haven't read the Dorothy Sayers that you mentioned nor the other one. I've made a note in my reader's journal to look them up later. I'm too far behind right now to search for new books.

I'm kind of in re-read mode because I am sorting shelves to de-clutter and give away some books. One author I have really, really enjoyed is William Wharton. He wrote a beautiful story called "A Midnight Clear" about soldiers on Christmas Eve in the Ardennes forest in WWII. I used to have to run a street called Ardennes on Ft Bragg for 3 years!! And he wrote an incredible story called "Dad". They made a rather stupid movie with Ted Danson and Jack Lemmon but the book is just beautiful. His dad is losing more and more time in reality and has created a second life in his mind. He has to deal with his selfish son and his "crazy" dad and his own feelings. It's kind of a crazy family story but so beautifully written. He wrote another one called "Shrapnel" but I think maybe you have to have been in the military to love that one.

Tomorrow we'll talk about Tom Robbins. The writer's writer? I adore him. I want to live out my daze with him in Seattle.

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Mysteries used to be good. Modern authors, not so much. Agatha Christie, Rex Stout and of course, Josephine Tey and Dorothy Sayers. Those are my favorites.

Cookbooks - oh Eliz, I'm right with you. When I'm no longer eating the food in the cookbook, I pass them on to my DIL. She loves to have them and read them, but fortunately, she has no time to cook or bake anymore now that she has three children, a FT job, and is getting her master's. So I know my grandkids are safe with a very basic diet. She used to make all their birthday cakes and is a wizard at decorating. Those days are gone.

I found a free copy of George Barr McCutcheon's Green Fancy - a book set in America, which I haven't read yet. So far it's been a treat.

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WAY COOL Linda!! I have a few of those pamphlets from my Grandma- priceless!

My other Grandma had a few ugly sewing patterns and crochet books from the 50s I saved too! Love things like that!

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I'm with you SHAKESALOT on the old cookbooks. I love some of the terms they use..."oleo". And some of the measurements are great. I have a really hard time parting with cookbooks even though you can type in a food and hundreds of recipes come up, I just like surrounding myself with stacks of them and looking through them. About 20 years ago my mom was dating this guy whose wife had been a home ec teacher. He was finally ready to clean out the house and she brought me several boxes of the pamphlets and lots of the regional cookbooks (the untested recipes people submit to raise money for some organization), and a bunch of the ones put out by brands of stuff-the Pillsbury ones are some of my faves.

I'm doing low carb too, Eliz but I still want to bake. I've never been very good at it. The precise measurements or something. I'd like to find a recipe for a pie crust that turns out excellent at least 90% of the time. And I have an incredible recipe for bread and I've got it cut down to 16 loaves-it comes from an old Chicago school district cookbook-but it just doesn't work when I cut it in half for 8. I love to make bread, eating it, not so much...just that first bite, the heel, hot out of the oven and swimming in butter. I've also been playing with adding in whole grains to my wheat bread recipe...but I use that stuff for catering, not personal use. And I'd like to try my hand at cake decorating although I could live my whole life and never want another piece of cake...just not my thing! I've been experimenting with cupcakes and having a lot of fun...they are cute but I'm not eating them.

No reading today. I've got to get laundry done and my kitchen cleaned. I've got a stack next to the bed but will use the reading as a reward for getting my chores done.

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Every time I started a diet I'd weed through my cookbooks. I always kept my grandmas and threw out the ones that didn't fit my current diet.

So here I go again- I eat no grains and I have a shelf full of bread recipes! LOL!! This time they'll stay. My adult kids can take them. But I do have a few other cookbooks to dump that were never good for me anyway! Like the one devoted to deep fried doughnuts! emoticon

Tom will have a fit about dumping those cookbooks, I guess that's why he's so grumpy! LOL!

I'm so glad you liked the pumpkin pudding recipe! I was weeding through my clipped recipe basket when I saw it. Isaiah and I knew we had to have make it but I could not see!! So he read it to me! I used the crockpot so I don't have to go down the stairs to the oven! The main floor of our house is the "group home". The second floor is for family, my bedroom is so big we keep a crockpot going in it all winter! It's like a living room with a bed! LOL!

I feel so GOOD on low carb I know this is not a diet- this IS how I eat!

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I LOVE COOKBOOKS!! I have some very old ones that are interesting. Love the little extra tidbits and pics. Amazing. I have probably a couple hundred & that is after I down sized.

as for Sudoku, tried them, but would rather do word searches....lazy me. : (

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Eliz-Of course cookbooks count. I read them every single day!! I have a collection that takes up a whole wall and yet continue to buy them and look online for recipes. My excuse is that it is my business and I grew up in the restaurant biz...that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. The pudding was great. I made one batch in the crock pot and one I put into individual pyrex glass ramekins and baked in a pan of water for 45 minutes. I used the cloves and nutmet and even added in some ginger. Mom just loved it!
emoticon loaded with whipped cream, of course!!

SHAKESALOT-Do you work on Sudoku puzzles? And is your mystery part of a series? I like some of the mystery series, especially when they are about cooking. JoAnne Fluke has a good series. I also like Susan Wittag Albert's series with all the herbs/plants. Both of those women share recipes in the mystery.

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Do cook books count? I'm reading Against All Grain- it is really good!

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The Sudoku Murder by Shelley Freydont a mystery murder; not finished yet, by liking what have read. : )

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Sometimes I HAVE to have a new book. Sometimes an old well worn will do!

Thanks Linda for your prayers. The eye Dr hussled me in super quick yesterday. It is cataracts. The easiest to fix thing! PRAISE GOD!! Yesterday my 10 yr old read me recipes so I could cook! We made Low carb pumpkin pudding in the crock pot- delish! It will be 2 weeks for the new glasses. They are so retro- I AM my paternal Grandma- my mom is going to throw a fit! LOL!! No surgery needed yet- whew! I wanted to hear the words- no surgery needed ever, but guess that's not how it goes with cataracts.
My neurologist said "This is to be expected" and wanted to see me next week??!! Well now I don't need him for this!

All morning yesterday I fought my dinosaur computer brain and got the magnifier on here working! NOW I can SEE you! HA! HA!!

GH (grumpy husband) needs to get my Nook going for me!! Or the kids lap top they got for homeschool that "I" could use too!!

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Cindy-I loved your comments about books. Some of my books in my collection are from my childhood so over 50 years old. I have a monstrous collection of cookbooks and some of those are from the late 1800's so they are not in perfect condition. I dog-ear my pages and write in my books. If someone wants to borrow a book I generally buy them a copy because I think my notes and underlines will color the story for them...but I have some used ones that I just love the underlined portions and comments.

I don't have issues with the texture of paper or dog-eared pages or that kind of thing. Broken spines just make me sad. For me, the moldery, mildew smell of books that were wet or stored in a humid place is a real turn-off. I leave those alone!! One of my friends has texture issues and won't buy a book if the edges of the pages aren't clean cut. More and more new books are only clean cut on the top and the bottom so the side where you have to turn the page is raggedy. She leaves those on the shelf no matter how much she wants to read them.

Eliz-I'm freaking out about your good eye. I've huddled to ask for prayers for your eye. The one good thing I will say about the kindle-and I have the kind downloaded on my laptop...is that you can use huge fonts to read. I love that feature. I've been checking out the large print books from the library if they have what I want in large print just because I don't have to wear my cheaters. You know you can download the kindle application on your laptop or PC for free don't you?? Just in case that would help you out.
Have you seen the ophthalmologist about your eye or did the neurologist tell you it was just going to be a normal part of the MS progression? Mike just had to wear glasses-which he hated but he did not lose his sight. I think that might be more common in women with MS. My friend, Linda Smith, is legally blind from hers now.

Stacy, I got the new copy of Woman's World tonight at Wally's and there is a new "lifesaving diet that lowers your obesity risk 300%! Lose 7 lbs. a week-and prevent cancer, diabetes, arthritis, hypertension and heart disease" and has just darling good fortune cupcakes which will be a cute dessert for Chinese New Year!!



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I like mysteries, really who done it? James Patterson and J.D. Robb are my favorite authors. I just finished Cross Country by James Patterson. It is part of the Alex Cross Detective series. The next book is I, Alex Cross. I know I have a copy and I am searching for it. I also read is Women's Murder Mystery Club series, and Michael Bennuett detective series. He has a Private series that I have the books but haven't started yet. I have also read his books that aren't part of a series. The Postcard Killers was my favorite.

Nora Roberts writing as J.D. Robb, I love the In Death series. That features Detective Eve Dallas and is set in the future.

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Oh! Linda! After the flu I lost more vision in my good/left eye (right eye is blind) and I am really struggling. I don't think of my MN Garrison Keillor as a comedian- LOL!! But a poet and writer. And yes I read that totally wrong.
Sadly I'm going blind.
So sorry all!

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1/23/14 11:54 A

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I am starting 100 days of weight loss and my journal. For fun
Book 1 of the Skinjacker trilogy. I'm an addict Barnes and Noble every 2 weeks at least $50. I've tried used books but I have strange issues. No bent pages spines can't be broken. Anyone else have issues like this?

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There are some books I reread almost as soon as I finish them. I read really fast. So sometimes if it's really good, I am so excited to see what's going to happen next that I'm sure I've missed something. And I'm very often surprised by some of my faves that I have missed or forgotten something. And part of the reason I have such a hard time getting rid of books is because I have to re-read them first...not all of them...but lots of them!!

Eliz-I think you're thinking of Garrison Kellier the comedy writer not the playwright/director, Garson Kanin? Kanin was married to the actress Ruth Gordon and was a friend of Spencer Tracy. He wrote a beautiful biography of Tracy/Hepburn. I think he was dead long before Jesse Ventura made the news.

One of the docs I worked with at the ER lived about 6 hours away so he only did books on tape. He made great suggestions to us after every trip. 3 of the 6 ER docs were voracious readers (or in the case of Dr Pollack, listeners) the other 3 only read medical journals?!! Cam was the first person I knew to get a Kindle. She home-schooled her kids so I often run into them at the local library. She's always astounded that I read so much stuff in the juvenile and young adult section and her kids always love my recommendations.

There is a lovely little woman here in town named Lola Holt. About every third book in the Detective and Mystery section has a little label that it was donated by her. She must belong to a dozen mystery book clubs. I often drop her a note after I read one that she donated that I have read and enjoyed. But the librarian says I am the Lola Holt of the young adult section except I refuse to let them put my name in the books I donate.

I should have gone to college and gotten my MLS so I could be a librarian. My beloved Roz says we should just buy a dozen wing chairs and miles of book shelves and open up a used book store and just hang around reading books and drinking good coffee in our old age. We could just use our own books as inventory and bring out dogs in to sleep on the floor and wander around. We have often discussed why so many crazy bookstore owners have cats hanging around in the stacks? I can't even count the number of hours we have spent in dusty old bookstores hunting and gathering. She was raised on Sci Fi so I finally succumbed to the genre about 20 years ago. And she was the one who gave me "The Mists of Avalon" as a start in fantasy. She pulled me into genres I had not explored before, gently until I was an addict.

When I read the description of an addict the only way I can relate, is as a reader...to give up sleep and social situations and have something be all consuming. I know when I'm reading something I am really engrossed in I look up at the clock, promise I'll only finish this chapter...and then the next and the next and think "Oh no. I've got to get some sleep before work" and then the alarm goes off and I'm still reading and I can barely get my teeth brushed. Take the book and bolt to the car to read during coffee break and skip lunch to read some more. I'll go without food and sleep to finish the story.

I must get dressed. I'm off to the Ft Belknap Indian Reservation with my mom for a Veteran's Stand Down this morning. Will stop back by this afternoon. Have a good day!!


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1/23/14 10:19 A

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But the out come is always the same and I can't change it! They don't listen toi me!! And it always ends too early because I loved it and I want it to never end!! LOL!! I keep the books, I hold them, I fondly remember them, I make my kids read them (my son is reading My Side of the Mountain on my insisting!!-
but re-read them when they refuse to change and nothing has been added! LOL!!

I am legally blind and I hate the bible on CD. Really it is just too fast and I don't know- but it would drive me crazy!

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I love Garrison Keilor!!

I have the Bible on CD and since I've had to drive 100 miles back and forth to work for about the past 20 years, I've had lots of time to listen to it. I think I've gone from Genesis to Revelations about five times in total. I do have my favorite books...

Eliz - rereading an old novel is like revisiting an old friend. It all depends on the characters. I'd never reread Vanity Fair (Thackeray) because I despised Becky Sharp. But I loved Elgin's Nazareth Chornyak (Native Tongue) and so I reread that novel every so often.

My mother was "stuck" on Georgette Heyer novels - after Jane Austin probably the most wonderful romances ever written. By the time she was my age, all she would read was "re-read!" So maybe it's genetic!!





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1/23/14 7:53 A

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Ha! Ha! The only fiction I'll read IS Garrison Keilor! Well except his book about Jesse Ventura- that was nasty!

I can't re-read books. They only "speak" to me once. I read Grain Brain- it was good- but not a "fun" read.

Reading the bible to me is God's living Word- it changes every time I read it. Fascinating!

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I just found a copy of Sandra Miesel's Shaman (originally published as Dreamrider ... or the other way around, I can't recall which came first). Ordered it from the secondhand bookseller on Amazon. I wish they'd put it on Kindle and since they eventually put Elgin's Native Tongue on Kindle, maybe they will.

And Linda - if you've never read Native Tongue - that book was written for you. And maybe Eliz. And maybe Sassy.

For me, the point is that everything stops until I can reread Shaman. I've been looking for it for years.

I also - last year - found a copy of an old Graustark book that I read in Girl Scout summer camp some 55 years ago called Inn of the Hawk and Raven. This was the ONLY good book that George Barr McCutcheon wrote - although Beverly of Graustark wasn't bad.

I'm into rereading books I haven't read for a while. Wonder how long it will take me to get back to "The Alpha Finds a Mate?"

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1/22/14 2:19 P

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I REALLY liked the Divergent Series. Great stuff. And Stacy-Mists is one of my all time faves. I usually re-read it every couple of years!! I read a few of her other books but none I liked as much as Mists.

Right now I am very far behind and have the new David Baldacci book-I liked his Camel Club series the best but this new couple is not bad. I also got a copy of "Grain Brain" and haven't even cracked it open. My mom read the Baldacci first and she also started Grain Brain so they are sitting on HER bookshelf. I'm just wanting something light and fun so I might dig out my old copy of "A Thousand Summers" by Garson Kanin. I re-read it every couple of years ago. A great love story.

I'll keep you posted!

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I just finished re-reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. I re-read it once about every five years. I'm thinking about another re-read - Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) or possibly the Perelandra series by C.S. Lewis - if I can find it on Kindle.

I must be into re-reading mode because I also found Native Tongue (Suzette Haden Elgin) on Kindle, bought it and reread it a week or so ago - it was better than I remembered and I once made a whole graduate school class read it, so I remembered it as being very good indeed.

And from my trash pile, Christine Feehan's new Dark series book (Dark Wolf) and Maya Banks' new KGI book, which was so much like her other KGI books that I don't recall the name.

As you can see, I read a lot and mostly fiction. My days of reading nonfiction are pretty much over.

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The Divergent series was very good.
Voices from Chernobyl was very interesting.
My goal was 10 books from October 2013-october 2014 six down.

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I only read non-fiction! Love history adventure of Alaska, MN, and Canada in the 1800s. Or women's lives in the 1800s. But I am currently reading my bible (I read it thru every year, and a pile of magazines I'm backed up on- Taste of Home, Grit, Urban Farmer, MaryJanes Farm, Biblical Archeology.) Once caught up I'll pick a book!

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I was intrigued with the book conversation between Steven and Stacy. Let's chat about books we are reading or authors we want to share. Doesn't matter if it's Sci Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult, Non-fiction, Mysteries...if you're reading something...or have read a good book and would like to suggest it for the other readers on the team....GO FOR IT!!

I'm ALWAYS reading and ALWAYS looking for something new to read!

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