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#1 of 72 Old 09-18-2012, 08:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey Y'all :)

 

I'm a newbie to this entire forum *waving* and reading is one of my favorite things to do--I am never, ever, never, ever without something to read!

 

I just finished a re-read of 'Nights of Rain and Stars' by Maeve Binchy. Twas my 'in honor of' reading after Maeve passed away this past July (I think it was). She was such a wonderful storyteller, I've enjoyed every book of hers.

 

I'm hoping to get to the library in the next few days--before my fines reach 'build a new wing' status!!

 

So, tell me, what're you reading lately?

 

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I just finished the most charming book: "The Night Circus" by Erin Morgenstern (sp?) A really marvelous fairy tale of a story. I recommend it!

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I just read "When She Woke" by Hillary Jordan ... a dystopia similar to Handmaid's Tale mashed up with The Scarlet Letter. It was un-put-down-able!
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House of Stone by Anthony Shadid.  It was absolutely wonderful!!!  Such a loss that he died of asthma, he was a great journalist!

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Finished reading Finding Fish last night. I couldn't put it down. I finished it at 3.30 am. Too sad.

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I've been on a huge paranormal romance kick lately. It's so hard to put them down. I just ordered the book Rubenesque Rapture on Kindle last night. Nearly finished with it, and it's great.

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I have discovered a wonderful series called a cup of comfort. They have a couple comfort for parents of children with autism, a couple comfort for nurses, and others I think there's like over 30 books in the series. It's a wonderful anthology to read if you like short stories.
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Rereading Game of Thrones series again.  It is a joy to read George R. R. Martin's words, characters, trickery, mystery, sex, intrigue and the human experience.  I am amazed how well he portrays women and personalities.

My best reads lately are The Sparrow, Wolf Hall, and Love Walked In. 

This thread has sent me off to the library website for some Inter Library Loaning!
 


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a great read by a mothering mom too! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DGGV1G2

 

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Reviving this thread. :-)

 

I'm reading quite a lot of non-fiction lately, like gardening and cleaning books, but I'm also reading a historical one - The Heir Apparent, which is about the life of Edward VII. Pretty interesting read!


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I'm looking at Lean In and Purple Hibiscus for my GoodReads jReaders with a Cause book club.  Feeling kinda meh about them.  Dying for the next Game of Thrones book to come out~


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My son is a second grader and he loves to read. He gets so upset whenever he gets sick. You read it correctly. He gets upset! and I have a hard time telling him what really happens in his body when he gets sick and what needs to be done. I couldn't explain it to him.  Then I found this book in Amazon named "The Adventures of Aiden and Little Leuk" and I thought lets give it a shot and see if this could give him enough info since the writer was a physician. I just received it and it was all it promised to be.

My son just read it and he loves it. The fun part is the book is talking about a boy named Aiden and my son's name is Aiden! That even made it more interesting for him.

I did try to find more books from this series and this author cause it seems it is a series, but I think they are not out yet. I think the approach of this author is amazing and it brings positive attitude for the kids and their parents in a stressful situation. It helps kids to be more co-operative when they get sick and it makes it fun to learn about diseases and their body.

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I'm reading Humble By Nature, by Kate Humble. An inspiring book about farming, Kate Humble is obviously dedicated to the animals and their welfare, but has a realistic attitude to keeping farm animals.

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I'm a voracious reader, of mostly non-fiction. I especially like economic, sociological, psychological, or gender studies books

I have recently read:

Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools - Jonathan Kozol

Free Will - Sam Harris

The Hobbit - Tolkien

Fellowship of the Ring - Tolkien

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence - Inga Muscio


I'm Currently Reading:

The Ethical Slut: A Practial Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships & Other Adventures - Dossie Easton & Janet W. Hardy

The Two Towers - Tolkien


And books on my to-be-read soon list (which is ever increasing):

The End of Molasses Classes - Ron Clark

Ethics: An Intro to Philosophy and Practice - Stephen Freeman

Being Logical - D. Q. McInerey

The Moral Animal - Robert Wright

The Return of the King - Tolkien

Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality - Christopher Ryan & Cacilda Jetha

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media - Noam Chomsky

Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future - Jennifer Baumgardner

Think: Straight Talk for Women to Stay Smart in a Dumbed-Down World - Lisa Bloom

Rose: Love in Violent Times - Inga Muscio

I'll come back in and do some mini-reviews tomorrow when I have more time. Just wanted to get subbed.

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I'm missing my copy of Ethical Slut. Lost it in travels. - Easy is a bad thing? Is there some virtue in being difficult?
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Right now reading Committed - sequel to Eat, Pray, Love.

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I'm reading The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court by Anne Whitelock. Fairly interesting, but so far nothing that I haven't already read, but I'm only a chapter or two in.

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I just finished Apples of Uncommon Character. That was an excellent read.

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Compelling suggestions, philomom.

I'm reading The Way of Kings.
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I desperately need to find a new read for the commute. I wish Phillipa Gregory would put out a new book already...

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I began reading Passion and Purity by Elizabeth Elliot. I recommend it as it teaches how we preserve ourselves during dating. Could be a little late for us though but the essence of valuing one's self is what made me drawn in this book.
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I'm a sucker for anything by Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Vonnegut. Just finished reading The Road again for the umpteenth time.
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the casual vacancy, never read it before, so far i'm enjoying it
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I'm going back and forth on Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and How to Be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman. Though the Goodman book is from the library, so I should probably focus on that one!

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Slow thread, but I'll give it a nudge. I miss these threads when MDC was more active. I'm reading The Piano Teacher, by Janice Lee.

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