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"Cowboy Santa" by Judy Christenberry Fun reading!

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I read "Wolfhound Samurai" the true story of Vincent H. Okamoto's experience as a Ranger in the Vietnam War. After I read this book, I saw in the local newspaper "The Wall" from DC was traveling, I went and visited it.

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I recently finished reading The Underneath by Kathi Appelt. I've heard a lot of librarians are balking about this book not being an interest for children. It's recommended for 9-12 y/o's. My ds is 7 and he LOVED the book. I think it's better read aloud though, which is what we did.
For myself I just finished Marrying Mozart by Stephanie Cowell. The content was interesting, but the story left me flat. I didn't feel anything for it. It wasn't a waste of time, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone either.
I started Gone With the Wind today.

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I just finished Dave Pelzer's A Child Called "It." I highly recommend it to everyone. It's been around for awhile (1995?) and it is both sad and inspiring at the same time.

Another book that I really enjoyed recently was "Bless Me Ultima" by Rudolfo Anaya.

I'm now starting "The Shack."

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I read everything! When I finish school, I'll catch up on Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and anything by Harlan Coban.

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I am trying to re-read Andrew Vachss' Burke series. I read them when I was probably way too young to have done so, but he was one of my favourite authors as a young teen.

They are well written, but deal with dark subject matter and are probably not great for everyone.

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A few years ago I switched from being hooked on techno- thrillers (Tom Clancy) to history. That's all I'm interested in these days. My current read id American Lion, by Jon Meacham. It's a Pulitzer Prize winning biography of Andrew Jackson.
It's amazing that many of the same issues of today were there way back in 1828.

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This is a great discussion - I love to hear about what people are reading and get new ideas. I'm always reading something, and recently stopped reading diet books that constantly contradict the previous one, and reading now for the pure enjoyment of it. Recently I read the best book I think that I've ever read - Rohinton Mistry's A Fine Balance. Wow, this book really, really lived up to the glowing recommendation my Dad gave it. Mistry's character development is phenomenal. Just finished Grisham's The Firm. I'd never gotten into reading him, and wanted to try one to see. I was VERY disappointed - it was like eating candy for dinner - extremely dissatisfying, but you can't stop in spite of it.



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Books - LOVE THEM!

Right now I'm reading the Letter series books by Sue Grafton. What a great writer.
I'm on letter E right now "E is for Evidence".

I love a good murder mystery.

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Ahhh... I love books! Just lock me in a bookstore and leave for a month! Can you imagine! No phones, no kids, just reading! I love Dean Koontz, John Grisham and The Plum Series, Janet Evanovich is so great, it makes me loud out loud! I'm in a lull right now for pleasurable reading. I'm doing the self help books I bought and never finished. Eckhart Tolle is the author of the moment. Enjoy your day! Be good to yourselves!!

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I am just about to finish up
The Bad Place
by Dean Koontz
I just love him, he is a great writer.
Anybody out there ever read his Christopher Snow books?
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I am in the middle of a book by an author who's new to me and am enjoying it immensely. I'm reading The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice and I love it so far!

Set in 1950s London, two young women meet by chance and the story whirls around them with jazz, champagne, fabulous parties, wonderful clothes and of course secrets. I can't wait to see what happens.

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Put me down as another avid reader. I'm having a hard time balancing working out and reading right now as I'm trying to use the time I used to read at my kids activities to get more walking in. LOL

My current fave genres are classics and urban fantasy. My current favorite authors have been Yasmine Galenorn, Kelley Armstrong, and Keri Arthur on the urban fantasy side and I just enjoyed 1984, Animal Farm, Brave New World, and now Heart of Darkness on the classic side. I've been collecting books that look interesting wherever I find them and currently have well over 500 in my to-read pile. I try to keep track of stuff of Shelfari but that's a bit behind atm.

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I love that you all put your books in here. I used to always stick with the same genre, but seeing other ideas helps (so does my book club!)!

Recently finished The Help - I thought it was really good. And Edgar Sawtelle after that. Also worth the time. Maybe I'm just an easy readeer to please!

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I live in San Bernardino, my 11 year old grandson, Brian, lives in Seattle. We share the joy of reading books together and "chatting" about them. We just finished reading two books by Christopher Paul Curtis, "Elijah of Buxton" and "Bud, Not Buddy."

I've been enjoying the "Miss Julia" books by Ann B. Ross, and the "Amelia Peabody" books by Elizabeth Peters. Also good is the "Stephanie Plum" series of books by Janet Evanovitch.

I'll be starting the new Miss Julia book that I have on hold at my library as well as a new author named Diane Mott Davidson who has done a series of books about a caterer/sleuth named "Goldie."

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Lunalori.
Very interesting array of books. I am going to check them out.
Thanks for sharing.

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hello fello spark readers,
I'm discovering a new love for reading (I always hated it in school). Dictators.

Anyway...I tend to try someone new and then follow their other works...so here are a few of my favorites so far:

Stephanie Meyer...i'm a shameless Edward addict...I also read The Host and liked it.

Khaled Hosseini...twas cool to see him on Colbert...just now working on A Thousand Splendid Suns...don't be a spoiler!! I gotta drag someone to the San Jose Rep Theater to see his play!!

David Sedaris...I really like this guy...Naked is what I'm reading, and I'll move on to his other works, even though I look like a giggling goofball when reading his books on the cardio equipment.

I'll post about others later...I'll leave the novel writing to established authors!!
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who wrote love the one your with?

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I just finished reading love the one you are with and the year of the fog. They are good books.

I also liek Danielle Steel and other romance novels.

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Detective books sound fun. I am starting an Amy Tan book. The Hundred Secret Senses.

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I enjoy reading. I like the Dean Koontz, Stephen King and on the flip side I like Danielle Steele.

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I read Love Walked In a year or so ago. It is a sweet book. Currently, I am going through the delightful series of books about The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith. And, I am reading Catch 22 for a book club discussion, this month.

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I am Reading a book called Love Walked In by Marisa De Los Santos. It is really good. I am reading it slow and savoring it.
I love Jennifer Weiner's books.
Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is Awesome Historical Fiction with some heated romance too!

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I LOVE books and reading is a passion of mine. I lean towards books with a bit of action and a bit of romance. I especially love Nora Roberts and her alter ego JD Robb; and I am very into Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter series right now.

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I finished a book by Dean Koontz tonight called TickTock. Good book.

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Oh, I used to love to read mysteries, you may have sparked my interest again!
Kali, glad to hear that you finished writing the eulogy, reading it is still a tough one.

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I'm going to look for _The Corpse Pose_ -- thanks for the suggestion!

She'd have to be a mystery writer, with a name like KILLian ;-)

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I love mysteries. Thanks for a good suggestion.

A goal without a plan is just a wish. - Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Kali - I'm so sorry for your loss. I wrote and delivered my grandmother's eulogy several years ago. Not an easy thing to do. I'll think positive thoughts for you.

I'm reading Corpse Pose by Killian - a fun mystery!

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It's done and I tested myself by trying to read it aloud. Got halfway through the first line and choked up. I guess that means I got the emotion right. I hope that everyone else who knew him likes it and his wife knows how much he was loved.

Thanks to everyone here for your words of support. Your wisdom and kindness carried me through this difficult task.

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My heart is with you as you tackle this sad job.

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I don't have to read this - it's going to be published on the back cover of a booklet. For about 200 people. No pressure.

And yes, I've been talking to people who also knew him and sharing stories. I've started making notes and will probably tackle the eulogy tonight. I want to get it written and sent off. It's still a sad task.

And you're so right - I cannot imagine trying to read it out loud.

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Oh Kali, what a tough thing to write, I wish you well and am sorry for your loss.
let us know how it turns out.


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I'm sorry for your loss, Kalindria. I admire your courage -- I can't imagine reading a eulogy at a memorial, no one would understand what I was saying through my sobbing and choking (my tear tubs overflow easily).

My brothers and I put together notes for the pastor who officiated at my mom's recent funeral, and he used a lot of it almost verbatim... We did it in a long, intense evening of remembering and working out how best to say it... Would it help you to talk it over with others who knew your friend well?

Deep sympathy to you,
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It's nothing I've ever written before but I am working on a eulogy for a long time, very close friend. It's the toughest thing I've ever written and I'm reading anything until I get it completed... I had no idea such a seemingly simple request could throw me for such a loop.

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That book sounds like something my daughter would love to read, I am going to pass on the title to her.
Oh yeah, you are writing those scripts next month, I forgot. You are definitely not going to have time to read!
I just picked up A Return to Love, Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. I will read this before beginning the Course in Miracles.
I need to go back and do the exercises from the Ditch the Diet book, I may work on that this weekend.
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I'm reading Prince of Fire by Daniel Silva. It's got spies, revenge, tons of history about the Arab-Israeli conflict, archeology and art. I love it so far. Great characterizations.

Next month I won't be reading. It's ScriptFrenzy and I will be writing a 100 page script in the 30 days of April. No time for reading.

What are you reading?

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I remember those shoes, hated them just as much as those darn uniforms!! I think we had the same designer.
What are you reading these days?


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I grew up in San Diego and went to an Episcopalian girls' school and we got our uniforms from some sadistic designer someplace hotter than Riverside in August! LOL I hated those things - and the saddle shoes too!

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oh my gosh Kali, I was born in Riverside, went to Catholic school there and purchased our uniforms in San Bernardino...what a small world! I now live in Northern California, since 1971!
I'm not a writer, but someone I work with is, I am going to pass on this info to her.
I finished my first read of the Ditch the Diet book...good book, I would recommend it. I need to go back now and do the exercises. My next read is an introduction to A Course in Miracles. emoticon


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Well, it's a cute pup, whoever it belongs to!

I am not reading much this month. I'm gearing up, doing research for April which is ScriptFrenzy. I'll be writing a 100 page script in those 30 days. I'm also the leader for Riverside and San Bernardino counties and organize write-ins and get-togethers for all of us. It's a lot of fun but also time-consuming. But I love the creative flood.

If any of you are interested, it's free, and the people are great. The site has lots of tools and resources - heck, it's the SparkPeople of writers!

kali
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Kalindra, wish that were my cute Chiquita! I took the picture from the web. Isn't it adorable!!
I received my Ditch the Diet book, got through the first chapter and am looking to reading more. I also got Accept this Gift, readings from a Course in Miracles. I am looking forward to some personal reading in March, it has been a while! emoticon


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Can Do - I love your puppy and the hat! So cute!

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Te recipe in the book is for mozzarella, so I doubt it's too smelly. Now if it was a more pungant variety, I couldn't say! Supposedly it only takes about 30 minutes to make the mozzarella.



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Oh that sounds good - but I wonder if it would be smelly? Not sure why I think that? LOL

I'm going to finish Sarah's Key and then start A, V, M. Can't wait! We'll have to compare success or failure with recipes! emoticon

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Sue, I'm reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle now, it's really good! and has recipes too. Right now I'm at the point where the author is learning how to make her own cheese, and I'm fascinated! I think I might like to try that too!

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2/23/09 7:10 P

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I don't read as much as I would like. I did just order the Ditch the Diet book someone suggested earlier in the thread, it should arrive in March. Sounds like an interesting read.


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2/23/09 2:00 P

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KYOTIC - that one is on my list. I recently bought Animal, Vegetable, Miracle and can't wait to read it.

I've just started Sarah's Keys (about WW2) and so far so good.

And I did finish The Thirteenth Tale and very much recommend it!

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2/20/09 9:22 A

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Kalindra, In Defense of Food, was a pretty easy read. The author has a good writing style, and it's actually humorous in places, even though it's non-fiction.

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2/19/09 11:50 P

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My Mom is my second library. She's retired and reads a ton.

I also "release my books into the Wild" with BookCrossing.com. It's fun to see where your books go after you release them...

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2/19/09 12:40 A

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Another book club that is great is wwwpaperbookswap.com you pay only postage if someone wants one of your books then when they receive your book you get a credit. If you want someone else book then you get it for free and use your credit.

I had gotten 20 to 30 books for free. I have to get back into giving my books away.

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2/19/09 12:10 A

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Youmight be interested in www.shelfari.com

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2/18/09 11:48 P

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I'm always looking for new authors and books. Let's keep sharing.

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Cool! let me know how you like them.

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I've never heard of that author before but that sounds like a series I would LOVE. Thank you. I'll check out my local library. Thank you, thank you!!

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My wonderful SIL gave me a Jacqueline Winspear book for Christmas, which I devoured and loved -- "Maisie Dobbs" -- The heroine is a "psycologist and investigator" in 1920's and '30's London, a working-class girl who was sponsored by an upper-class family and educated at Girton College, working at an unusual career in a time when most women did not have careers ouitside the home -- Very interesting reading! I've read two of the following books in the series, and thoroughly enjoyed them! Any other Winspear fans here?

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2/17/09 9:39 P

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Kayotic - Is In Defense of Food easy to read or pretty dense? It sounds interesting.



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2/16/09 11:44 P

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Sounds like a fun book, Kalindra!

I finished In Defense of Food, it was good, I'm going to try some of the ideas, since I do believe we eat too many processed foods in this country. It will be a bit of a challenge though.

I'm still reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, it's good too. More matter of fact, but still narrative for a memior. It's interesting, and has POV of 3 different authors, so you get some different takes on a similar subject. And recipes...

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2/16/09 10:14 P

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I just started reading a book my Dad sent me called The Art of Racing in the Rain which has a dog as the narrator. So far, it's very cute.

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1/24/09 3:48 P

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Ronnie, my nephew-by-marriage, Aaron Beasley is a former NFL cornerback and he has participated in a football camp on the Navajo reservation for many years. The kids get a lot out of it, but the players/former players get so much more from the kids. I think giving anyone who lives in a world of narrower option a glimpse of what lies beyond their horizons is a great thing. Your dream is well worth pursuing!

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I have been on the Navajo Res.I love the place,maybe because I have a bit of Navajo in me. My great great grand-father is buried in Tuba City.
A dream I have is working with the troubled Navajo teens on the Rez. Now that I'm retired I could move after my hip-joints are replaced.

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1/24/09 2:00 P

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Well, I'm about half-way through "In Defense of Food" and so far, so good. I had heard good things about it, and the reviews are good, and it goes with my "clean eating" philosophy too. The author has a good writing style, which I enjoy as well, given that the material is potentiall dull, if you aren't that interested in nutrition...

I'm still just at the beginning of "Animal, Vegetable, Miracle" too, but now am really eager for asparagus season...

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1/24/09 4:55 A

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Ronnie, I'm a big Hillerman fan as well. I haven't read any of the other authors you mention, but if as you suggest they are in the Hillerman 'family' I will definitely put them on my reading list.

Kal, it's so much fun to read a good story set in an area you know. I've only visited AZ and NM for short times (6 weeks one summer was the longest), but I do love it.




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Ronnie, everyone in my family LOVES Tony Hillerman. My Mom buys the books and we all read them. We used to live in Flagstaff and spent a great deal of time on Third Mesa and the Navajo, Hopi and Zuni reservations, so we know the area where so many of his stories take place.

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1/23/09 1:28 P

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I love to read mysterys,especially Native American based stories.Some of my favorite author's are Hillerman,Doss, Coel to name a few.There are others but I can't think of them at the moment.
Right now I'm hooked on the Joe Grey Series by Shirley Rousseau Murphy.
I'm addicted to books,so I'm always finding favorite new authors.I'm on first name basis with numerous "Friends of The Library's" and thrift stores from Fallbrook to Riverside.
Have a good reading day everybody

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1/23/09 3:31 A

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Hi Dani:)
I heard that Twilight is amazing...and a friend of mine read the entire book in one day. Addicting I guess.
Have you read Rich Dad, Poor Dad? Or Smart Women Finish Rich? They are both pretty good and worth checking out. Oh...the 4 hour work week is also a great one!!
Right now I'm reading the Witch of Portobello, its good so far but I'm not even half way through.

I'm also going back to school...hope I have time to get some reading in but I have a feeling that I'll be reading text books on business for a while:)
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Investment books? Ugh. I used to work in venture capital. If you're reading about the stock market, just know that the rich guys get richer and the rest of us might if we're VERY VERY lucky. Very lucky!

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