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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-28-2012, 07:17 PM
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Posted By Igraine
53) Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport,...

53) Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls--One Flying Disc at a Time by Jim Gorant. I enjoyed this, but I am a sucker for a good dog story.

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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-17-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Igraine
52) Imago Octavia Butler. The final book in...

52) Imago Octavia Butler. The final book in Lilith's Brood. Such a moving and thought provoking series. Below is an interesting review.
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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-11-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Igraine
51)  Adulthood Rites Octavia Butler  

51)  Adulthood Rites Octavia Butler
 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-10-2012, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Igraine
50) Dawn by Octavia Butler.   ...

50) Dawn by Octavia Butler.
 
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/60929.Dawn
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   11-04-2012, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By Igraine
48) Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut. I am not...

48) Slaughterhouse 5 Kurt Vonnegut. I am not sure if I had to read this in HS or not. It was an interesting book. I forgot how much I enjoy Vonnegut's style. I will be reading more of him.
 
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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-29-2012, 05:37 AM
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Posted By Igraine
47) Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones....

47) Earwig and the Witch by Diana Wynne Jones. We read this one aloud yesterday afternoon with the rain and wind going on outside. It was a fun one to read with Halloween coming.
 
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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-28-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By Igraine
46) Scat by Carl Hiaasen. Another read aloud...

46) Scat by Carl Hiaasen. Another read aloud with the kids. Very enjoyable for all of us. This makes us want to travel to Florida for a nature trip, not a trip to Disney.
 
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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-22-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By Igraine
45) Ender's Game Orson Scott Card. I read this...

45) Ender's Game Orson Scott Card. I read this years ago. I know a movie is being made so my dh bought it as a read aloud with the kids. There is a fair amount of swearing in this book so I had to...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-21-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By Igraine
44) The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson   This...

44) The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson
 
This was a great book! Interesting, funny and very thought provoking...especially since I work in mental health. Thanks for the recommendation pokeyAC!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-12-2012, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By Igraine
43) Dancing Dogs: Stories...

43) Dancing Dogs: Stories...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-10-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By Igraine
@ pokeyAC...   I am on a non-fiction kick...

@ pokeyAC...
 
I am on a non-fiction kick myself.
 
How was #22 The Psychopath Test? Oh my and #7 looks very interesting!
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   10-06-2012, 05:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 526
Posted By Igraine
I have been extremely busy as of late, but I am...

I have been extremely busy as of late, but I am back to reading for pleasure again.
 
42) The Enthusiast by Charlie Haas
"Henry Bay has his own America going. If there's an offbeat interest or...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-27-2012, 05:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Igraine
41) "Chomp" by Carl Hiaasen. A read aloud with...

41) "Chomp" by Carl Hiaasen. A read aloud with my kids. I think this is my favorite Hiaasen book so far. 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-20-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 262
Posted By Igraine
40) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I am not sure...

40) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. I am not sure what I think of the ending. Just finished last night. Certainly not what I expected, but I guess that is good. 
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-08-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 701
Posted By Igraine
39) Flush by Carl Hiaasen. Another read aloud...

39) Flush by Carl Hiaasen. Another read aloud with my kids. These books are really well written, funny and thought provoking for my kids. We have moved onto to "Chomp".
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   08-03-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 701
Posted By Igraine
37) I also just finished "Feast for Crows" by...

37) I also just finished "Feast for Crows" by George RR Martin. See kofduke's comments as I agree with them! What will I do with all my "spare time" when I finish "A Dance with Dragons"?
 
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Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-24-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 701
Posted By Igraine
36) "Why Be Happy When you can be normal" by...

36) "Why Be Happy When you can be normal" by Jeannette Winterson. Wow, what a great memoir. I need to read more books by her. Off to place multiple books on hold at the library.
 
A great, quick...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-19-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 701
Posted By Igraine
35) Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria...

35) Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainer_Maria_Rilke). These letters were just so enjoyable to read. A short little book and lightened my heart and...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-14-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 701
Posted By Igraine
34) Home by Toni Morrison. I really enjoyed this...

34) Home by Toni Morrison. I really enjoyed this book. It was full of emotion, strength, suffering  and loss like many of Toni's books. But I did not feel traumatized after reading it like I have...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-14-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 701
Posted By Igraine
Amanda T,   Yes, I have enjoyed the G Of T...

Amanda T,
 
Yes, I have enjoyed the G Of T series. Eventhough many things are different, I feel that they have done an excellent job capturing the story and the characters. It is a huge project. I...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   07-07-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 701
Posted By Igraine
33) A Storm of Swords is the third of seven...

33) A Storm of Swords is the third of seven planned novels in A Song of Ice and Fire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Song_of_Ice_and_Fire), a fantasy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantasy) series by...
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-25-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 550
Posted By Igraine
32) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  These...

32) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.  These books are like crack! I had to set Storm of Swords aside to finish it this weekend
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   06-21-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 550
Posted By Igraine
Sorry all. I have been really busy with work the...

Sorry all. I have been really busy with work the last month and a half. So finishing books has taken a lot longer than usual for me.
 
31) "Hoot" by Carl Hiaasen as a read aloud with the family....
Forum: Books, Music, and Media   05-30-2012, 04:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 551
Posted By Igraine
30) Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. My...

30) Clash of Kings by George RR Martin. My second read of this one. I was getting a little confused by the HBO series so I figured I would go back and read it. Glad I did. Such a great book.
Forum: Frugality & Finances   05-26-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,775
Posted By Igraine
Been rather a hectic time for me and my family....

Been rather a hectic time for me and my family. Sorry for not posting much in the last month or so. Not much going on with saving recently. Lots of car repairs, so I have a pretty low emergency fund...
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