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APRIL 2015

Better a little late than never, lol.

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW??????????

Michelle
22 days ago
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(1 day ago)Monday I'll start reading James Patterson : Zoo
Michelle 
(1 day ago)Yesterday I finally finished reading John Jakes : Homeland It was Fantastic!!!!!
Michelle 
(10 days ago)I'm reading "Go: A Complete Introduction to the Game." by Cho Chikun.
Mike
(11 days ago)I'm about to start Susan Dexter : Prince of Ill Luck (Warhorse of Esdragon, Book 1) and I'm listening to Tamora Pierce : The Circle Opens #2: Street Magic.
Jennifer
(14 days ago)I finished Joan Chatfield-Taylor : A Matter of Choice: 25 People Who Have Transformed Their Lives. I requested this from the city library. I also completed Raquel Tibol : Frida by Frida this afternoon. It provided insight into her character. Excellent showcase of letters. I bought this from Amazon, if I am not mistaken. I've had for a while. Today, I started Don George : A House Somewhere: Tales of Life Abroad. Not bad, I ordered this book from Alibris.
ladykhalia
(17 days ago)Just finished 'Wyrd Sisters' by Terry Pratchett and now onto 'Witches Abroad' and I'm about half-way through 'Red Dragon' by Thomas Harris.
pren
(17 days ago)I just started a nonfiction piece called Joan Chatfield-Taylor : A Matter of Choice: 25 People Who Have Transformed Their Lives. It's a collection of personal essays. I thought it would be a case study. But it's good. The quality of the essays waver quite a bit.
ladykhalia
(19 days ago)Like I said, finished the Beauty's Daughter book and now I am reading Sula.
cocoGerman
(20 days ago)Onto my second book of the month, Beauty's Daughter by Carolyn Meyer. Should be finished with this one today or tomorrow.
cocoGerman
(20 days ago)Reading and enjoying Thomas L. Harris" "The World Is Flat".
Peaceopi
(22 days ago)Can you believe that I am STILL reading the same book: John Jakes : Homeland It is SOOO good, but I haven't had as much time as I'd like to have reading it. Too many distractions. I'm now almost 800 pages into it.
Michelle 
MARCH 2015

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?????????

Michelle
1 month ago
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(26 days ago)Reading Yoga Bitch, a memoir about a yoga retreat. It's really funny and awesome. Not sure if it makes me like yoga more, or want to run away screaming. Maybe a little of both. :)
Kelly
(1 month ago)The Observations by Jane Harris - am enjoying as much as I enjoyed Gillespie and I
Claire
(1 month ago)Since I last commented, I finished Lois Mowday Rabey : Women of a Generous Spirit. It was satisfying. Last night, I started Luis Urrea : By the Lake of Sleeping Children. Neat, I must say.
ladykhalia
(1 month ago)I apologize for responding so late but since I last commented, these are but a couple of the books I have read : Philip Norman : Mick Jagger, Constance Rosenblum : New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times. The Mick Jagger biography was enjoyable but according to some of the Amazon reviewers, highly inaccurate. New York Stories seemed poorly written, save for two essays. I am working on Ruth Reichl : Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise.
ladykhalia
(1 month ago)I am still recovering from John Steinbeck's East of Eden which I wish would have never ended, and a very badly edited version of Aldous Huxley's Island. Now I want to start reading Joan Didion's Year of Magical Thinking!
lagavulin
(1 month ago)I'm reading Julie E. Czerneda : Rift in the Sky: Stratification #3. I haven't been able to put any of the books in this series down. :D
Jennifer
(1 month ago)I'm almost 500 pages into John Jakes : Homeland Still reading it and Still enjoying every word. :)
Michelle 
FEBRUARY 2015

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW???????

Michelle
2 months, 18 days ago
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(2 months, 18 days ago)Well, I'm still reading John Jakes : Homeland I'm over 300 pages into it. The boy Pauli came to America from Germany, and now lives with his rich Uncle. His Uncle owns a brewery, and the workers are staging protests and want to start a Union. Pauli doesn't want to take sides, because he sympathizes with his coworkers, but also doesn't want to oppose his Uncle. He is also in love with a rich girl, but her parents don't like him or his family, so they must meet in secret. I am just really enjoying this book!!!!
Michelle 
JANUARY 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

What are you reading now?????????

AND

How many books did you read last year?????

Michelle
3 months, 24 days ago
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(2 months, 29 days ago)I read Annie Auerbach : Despicable Me 2: The Junior Novel just for fun. I would much rather have seen the movie though. I'm still reading "HOMELAND" BY John Jakes, and am over 200 pages into it. It is SOOOO good!!
Michelle 
(3 months, 9 days ago)For anyone else who may be reading this forum: LEVELS: Below are the levels you can choose from. Changing your mind is OK -- you can go up or down in level at any time. I said low-pressure, remember? I'm not the book police, I promise. Making Waves: 1-2 Challenged Books Trouble-Maker: 3-5 Challenged Books Rabble-Rouser: 6-9 Challenged Books Rebel: 10-14 Challenged Books Leader of a Revolution: 15+ Challenged Books
ladykhalia
(3 months, 9 days ago)Oh!! I hate that.I really wanted you to see it. Oh well. Better luck next time.
ladykhalia
(3 months, 9 days ago)LadyKhalia...Not interested in the challenge. Sorry. I've got too much to read here already. I did click on your link though, but was taking forever to load, so I gave up. Thanks anyway.
Michelle 
(3 months, 16 days ago)I wanted to share some news. There is a banned books challenge going on at this site:http://bucklingbookshelves.blogspot.com/2014/12/banned-books-challenge-2015-sign-ups.html?showComment=1417916431854#c5891137589169298591. I decided to do it. My goal is to be a Leader of a Revolution. That means I will read 15 or more banned/ challenged books. Would you be interested, Michelle? Furthermore, I am now reading Estella Conwill Májozo : Come Out the Wilderness: Memoir of a Black Woman Artist (The Cross-Cultural Memoir Series). Not that enjoyable at this point. Somehow, I think it will get better.
ladykhalia
(3 months, 16 days ago)Monday I started reading John Jakes : Homeland It's almost 1,000 pages, so it'll be keeping me busy for awhile. I don't get much time to read, but I'll be sticking with it. I'm only about 100 pages into it. It's about a kid named Pauli coming to America from Germany. He just passed through Ellis Island on the boat, and it was a horrible ride because everyone was throwing-up and had diarrhea. John Jakes is a wonderful author!!
Michelle 
(3 months, 18 days ago)I would like to recommend a book I finished today: Viv Albertine : Clothes, Clothes, Clothes. Music, Music, Music. Boys, Boys, Boys.: A Memoir. If you have even a passing interest in punk rock, this is a fitting memoir. The ending has some disappointment but it is ultimately triumphant. I felt very proud of the author to see what she overcame.
ladykhalia
(3 months, 21 days ago)Happy 2015! I'm currently re-reading Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides and thoroughly enjoying it.
Vikki
(3 months, 22 days ago)Happy New Year! I read 66 books last year, plus I read almost as much short fiction. I'm reading Julie E. Czerneda : Reap the Wild Wind: Stratification #1 and Marion Zimmer Bradley : Free Amazons of Darkover, plus I'm skimming through Martin Harry Greenberg : Horse Fantastic.
Jennifer
(3 months, 22 days ago)Happy New Year, Michelle! I hope that you brought in the new year joyously. I am still reading Connally Gilliam : Revelations of a Single Woman: Loving the Life I Didn't Expect. I just picked up some books from the library today and I bought some books from the library sale, so I am a happy camper. I read more than 20 books last year, I know that much. It should've been more but I was involved in some strenuous activity.
ladykhalia
(3 months, 24 days ago)Well, today I'll finish reading Tess Gerritsen : The Silent Girl (Rizzoli [B009CUPZB8] Isles Novels) [ THE SILENT GIRL (RIZZOLI [B009CUPZB8] ISLES NOVELS) BY Gerritsen, Tess ( Author ) Jul-05-2011 and I'm gonna add it as the last book read of 2014, so it'll bring my total to 34. I know it's not a lot, but it's more than the previous year, so it's an improvement and I'm okay with that.
Michelle 
DECEMBER 2014

OKAY...Now that everyone is full from their turkey on Thanksgiving, and started their Christmas shopping on Black Friday, which are Holidays here in the great old USA,........WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?????

Michelle
4 months, 28 days ago
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(3 months, 26 days ago)I finished the Various : Treasury of Proverbs and Epigrams. That was an enriching read. Now, I am on Connally Gilliam : Revelations of a Single Woman: Loving the Life I Didn't Expect. At first, I wasn't digging it. But now, it feels like a worthwhile read. I'll probably donate it to the library, though.
ladykhalia
(3 months, 29 days ago)Last night, I started Various : Treasury of Proverbs and Epigrams. It was in my auntie's bookcase. Always good to have portable wisdom.
ladykhalia
(3 months, 29 days ago)Yesterday, I finished Bernadette Barton : Stripped: Inside the Lives of Exotic Dancers. This is a book that I own. It had been in my library for ages and I hadn't gotten around to reading it. I am glad that I finally did.
ladykhalia
(3 months, 29 days ago)Thank you LadyKhalia!!! The same to you and a Happy New Year!!!! Today I started Tess Gerritsen : The Silent Girl (Rizzoli [B009CUPZB8] Isles Novels) [ THE SILENT GIRL (RIZZOLI [B009CUPZB8] ISLES NOVELS) BY Gerritsen, Tess ( Author ) Jul-05-2011 I haven't read a Rizzoli & Isles book in a long time. They're always great, so I know I won't be disappointed. It'll be my last book of the year, and will go right into my Inventory soon as I'm done reading it.
Michelle 
(4 months, 2 days ago)I just wanted to wish you a beautiful Christmas since we're the only ones who participate in this forum. Currently, I am still enjoying Courtney Long : Love Awaits: African-American Woman Talk. Learning perspectives from a different segment of society is valuable. The girls in the interviews tend to be very young but there is one lady included who is over eighty years of age. So at least someone has life experience.
ladykhalia
(4 months, 3 days ago)Yesterday I started Everett Owens : X Files YA #14 Regeneration (X-Files (Juvenile)) cuz it's been sitting in my bookcase for a long time, AND I know I'll finish it tonight, so I can add it to my total for the year. It's supposed to be geared towards "young adults", but on page 2 there's a 3-letter swear word that starts with an 'a'. Now when I was a kid, NONE of my books ever had swears in them. Otherwise I have no complaints about this book...it's like a really fast episode of "The X-Files". I used to love that show. I'll put it into my Inventory when I'm done.
Michelle 
(4 months, 5 days ago)I clicked on the link to see what your book was. I never got into R.L. Stine. Basically, anything horror is something I will not read. Different strokes for different folks is something that becomes more true every day.
ladykhalia
(4 months, 5 days ago)I started a collection of interviews called Courtney Long : Love Awaits: African-American Woman Talk. Some of these women are very raw in their speech. But I cannot say I wasn't expecting brutal honesty. Any book of nonfiction will likely contain explicit talk. It says on the back flap that the author Courtney Long had been working on a follow-up. I haven't found any other books by him. Too bad, I was hoping there would be something.
ladykhalia
(4 months, 5 days ago)Last night I started http://bookmooch.com/m/a/amazon.com/0590487442 It's wicked fast, I'm over half finished reading it, and I'll get to add it to my total for the year. I read the first 3 of the series earlier this year, but since no one wanted to mooch them from me, I'm gonna bring all 4 of them to a used bookstore I frequent. They'll make him happy, and give me an excuse to see what he's got., lol.
Michelle 
(4 months, 7 days ago)I read Trixie Koontz : Bliss to You: Trixie's Guide to a Happy Life in a day and a half. It was so sweet and cute. Trixie was Dean Koontz's dog, so it was written from her perspective. She's telling the reader how to attain not just happiness, but sheer bliss....like staying calm, not to worry about things you can't change, to see beauty in every little thing, not to be mean, and to eat lots of cookies, lol.
Michelle 
(4 months, 20 days ago)I am reading Anne Rice : Called Out of Darkness: A Spiritual Confession It's really interesting.
Michelle 
(4 months, 23 days ago)I am reading Marita Golden : It's All Love: Black Writers on Soul Mates, Family and Friends. It's on loan from the public library and it has great contributions. The nonfiction portion exceeds the fiction, although the fiction is no slouch. This is a book I'd be willing to buy.
ladykhalia
NOVEMBER 2014

So what are you reading now??

Michelle
5 months, 26 days ago
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(5 months, 11 days ago)Last week I started Brian M. Wiprud : Pipsqueak about a taxidermist who sees the squirrel puppet from an old 50's TV show in an antique store. He wanted to buy it, but the lady wouldn't sell it to him, and while he's in the other room, a guy comes in and steals it and takes off. So, now he's gotta track it down, and I'm thinking other people want it too.......I dunno, it sounded cute.
Michelle 
(5 months, 13 days ago)I'm almost finished with Jeanne Cavelos : Casting Shadows (Babylon 5: The Passing of the Techno-Mages, Book 1) and I finished Lloyd Alexander : The High King (Prydain Chronicles) the other day. Next up is Patricia A. McKillip : The Book of Atrix Wolfe and if I feel well enough and it's warm enough, I will listen to Harper Lee : To Kill a Mockingbird while I go for walks.
Jennifer
(5 months, 26 days ago)Next I'll start Jamie Kennedy : Wannabe: A Hollywood Experiment I used to love his show "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment". It was SOOO funny. So I'm sure I'll love this book that's by and about him. He used to go to public places dressed in a disguise, pretending to be someone else, and no one knew who he was, and it was SOOOO funny. Like he'd be the waiter in a restaurant, and everyone would be 'in on it' except the other people eating there. Or he'd be interviewing for a job, with his mouth wired open, cuz he just came from the dentist, so he couldn't talk good and there'd be spit going all over the place. He could be gross, but always SOOOOO funny!! I miss that show.
Michelle 
OCTOBER 2014

Sorry I'm a little late. Tomorrow I'll start reading Michael Prescott : Stealing Faces

WHAT IS EVERYBODY ELSE READING????????

Michelle
6 months, 20 days ago
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(6 months, 19 days ago)From October 6-7, I read Volker Poelzl : Culture Shock! Brazil: A Guide to Customs [1558686371] Etiquette. Highly informative and I would be willing to buy it. From October 2-6, I languished through Julia Cameron : The Creative Life: True Tales of Inspiration. Not recommended, very pretentious and dull. Both of these books came from a public library.
ladykhalia
(6 months, 19 days ago)Today, I finished Cherry Vanilla : Lick Me: How I Became Cherry Vanilla. A lot of name dropping and debauchery.I won't give any more details in case you want to read it. This afternoon, I started Scott Douglas : Quiet, Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian. Enjoyable, thus far. Big switch from Cherry Vanilla. Both of these books were loaned from the public library.
ladykhalia
SEPTEMBER 2014

So tell me what you're reading now...

Michelle
7 months, 23 days ago
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(7 months, 2 days ago)Monday I'll start James Patterson : The 8th Confession
Michelle 
(7 months, 3 days ago)that's ok ladykhalia! I am patient :)
Melanie C.
(7 months, 3 days ago)Just this afternoon, I started Linda Leaming : Married to Bhutan: How One Woman Got Lost, Said "I Do," and Found Bliss. It starts well. I purchased this in the spring from Amazon.
ladykhalia
(7 months, 4 days ago)If only I could give it to you,Melanie, I have agreed to send it to someone else already.
ladykhalia
(7 months, 14 days ago)Laughter Out of Place looks very interesting! I'm putting it on my wishlist.
Melanie C.
(7 months, 14 days ago)Today I started Holly Morris : Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for Women Who Are Changing the World. It's written in a conversational style. (I am at the beginning of the second chapter which is page 52.) The complete opposite of this one I finished this morning: Donna M. Goldstein : Laughter Out of Place: Race, Class, Violence, and Sexuality in a Rio Shantytown (Public Anthropology, 9). Very academic writing with insight. A dictionary nearby would assist some readers.
ladykhalia
(7 months, 18 days ago)Today I started reading James Patterson : 7th Heaven (Women's Murder Club) By James Patterson, Maxine Paetro He's my FAVORITE author. Ya just can't go wrong with this guy.
Michelle 
AUGUST 2014

WHAT ARE YOU ALL READING NOW????

Michelle
8 months, 27 days ago
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(8 months, 1 days ago)Being a constant reader I love my book clubs, but now on this one I'm having a hard time getting a couple books from the same person and when I check the status of when last logged in and it shows he was logged in the day before and still won't reply to my request for books? need to kick him out!
bookit4u
(8 months, 4 days ago)I'm reading Lackey : Robin and the Kestrel (BARDIC VOICES 2) : Robin and the Kestrel and it's a light, fun book, so far. I will finish listening to Tamora Pierce : Circle Of Magic #03: Daja's Book - Reissue (Circle Of Magic) today and start Tamora Pierce : Briar's Book (Circle of Magic #4) tomorrow. I like Tamora Pierce's older books much better than her newer ones.
Jennifer
(8 months, 7 days ago)I was in the mood for a good horror story, so today I started Bentley Little : The Walking about dead people who don't stop walking. So far so good!!! The prologue got me hooked right away. This old man dies and just keeps walking around and around while his 2 sons and the grandson watch...totally baffled. Then they follow him to the lake, and watch him walk into it, till he's completely covered over with water. And they never see him again. Then the grandson grows up and goes to college and takes swimming lessons, and he goes back to the lake to the same spot where he last saw his Grandfather, and dives in. And low & behold, his Grandfather is STILL down there walking around.
Michelle 
(8 months, 11 days ago)In the middle of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt - really enjoying it, a sprawling good read !!
Claire
(8 months, 16 days ago)I'm reading Peter David : The Long Night of Centauri Prime (Babylon 5: Legions of Fire, Book 1), which is much better than the previous Babylon 5 books I read this year. I'm listening to Tamora Pierce : Emperor Mage (Immortals), which I also like better than the past few Tamora Pierce books I've listened to.
Jennifer
(8 months, 20 days ago)Currently reading the second book in the Maze Runner series. It's not amazing, but it has a way of sucking you into the novel and getting you hooked.
Cos98
(8 months, 20 days ago)I started this book yesterday: Joyce Meyer : Knowing God Intimately: Being as Close to Him As You Want to Be. Very insightful for my spiritual path.
ladykhalia
crying :'D

just read the shock of the fall and it is out of this world (wish I could say literally but its not a sci-fi novel...). felt like I began slowly connecting with the character as we learn the unfortunate way his brother died. no matter what book I've picked up lately I cant help but cry, its just nice to see how emotional words can make u and how powerful they truly are. anyone recently read a book like this???? xxx

Meg
9 months, 5 days ago
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(8 months, 11 days ago)I read that recently (Shock of the Fall), it was very moving and well-written - I had a box of tissues on the go too ! I read Gone Girl a while back - quite disturbing if I remember rightly
Claire
(8 months, 27 days ago)That's how you know how great a book is....when it makes you cry.
Michelle 
(9 months, 2 days ago)I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
ChelseaLeFey
JULY 2014

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?????

I'm still reading Sue Grafton : "L" is for Lawless (A Kinsey Millhone Mystery)

Michelle
9 months, 28 days ago
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(9 months, 7 days ago)Monday I started James Garner : The Garner Files: A Memoir I LOVE JAMES GARNER!!! And I was very sad to hear of his passing. His stepmother was SO evil to him when he was a kid....It's heartbreaking, especially now.
Michelle 
(9 months, 15 days ago)I'll finish J. Gregory Keyes : Final Reckoning: The Fate of Bester (Babylon 5) before I go to bed and I'll be happy to be done with this trilogy because I didn't like it much. I hope the next Babylon 5 trilogy I read is better. I'll start Mercedes Lackey : The Lark and the Wren (Bardic Voices, Book 1) tomorrow. I'm listening to Tamora Pierce : Squire (Protector of the Small, No. 3).
Jennifer
(9 months, 17 days ago)I am reading Kristin Espinasse : Words in a French Life: Lessons in Love and Language from the South of France. Very light reading and thus I am slightly dismissive of it. It seems almost trite. An easygoing person could enjoy this more than I am.
ladykhalia
(9 months, 23 days ago)Finished reading R. L. Stine : The Babysitter III (Point Horror) this morning. So, I'm gonna go back to reading Peter Falk : Just One More Thing: Stories from My Life I'd started it awhile ago, but got distracted, and put it down. And read other books instead.
Michelle 
(9 months, 25 days ago)Yesterday I stayed home all day because it was raining out, and I was able to read Mary Downing Hahn : Look For Me By Moonlight in one sitting. It was a Young Adult vampire story, and I liked it. Then, last night, I started R. L. Stine : The Babysitter III (Point Horror)
Michelle 
(9 months, 27 days ago)I finished listening to Tamora Pierce : First Test (Protector of the Small) today and started Tamora Pierce : Page (Protector of the Small). I also finished reading Julia Quinn : The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever and I'll start Patricia A. McKillip : The Bell at Sealey Head tonight before I go to bed.
Jennifer
JUNE 2014

WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW???

Michelle
10 months, 29 days ago
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(10 months, 5 days ago)I'm reading J. Gregory Keyes : Deadly Relations: Bester Ascendant (Babylon 5) and not really enjoying it much. I love Babylon 5, the show, but I've only liked two of the tie-in books I've read so far. I'm listening to Tamora Pierce : Bloodhound: The Legend of Beka Cooper #2 and not really enjoying that one either. :(
Jennifer
(10 months, 9 days ago)Monday I'll start Sue Grafton : "L" is for Lawless (A Kinsey Millhone Mystery) I haven't read one of her books in awhile. This is from a series about a woman detective named Kinsey Millhone. She's like the woman version of TV Private Eye Jim Rockford. I think the best part about these books is the relationship she has with her landlord named Mr. Pitt. He's old and he bakes, and it's kinda like she has a crush on him. It's cute.
Michelle 
(10 months, 23 days ago)The other day I started reading John Jakes : The Gods of Newport I never read a book by John Jakes before. His descriptions of the different characters backgrounds are very detailed. I'm less than 100 pages into it. It's not bad...
Michelle 
MAY 2014

To all the moms out there: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!! What is everybody reading this month???

Michelle
11 months, 27 days ago
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(11 months, 2 days ago)LadyKhalia.....I'm glad you had no problem adding the blue links into your posts. :)
Michelle 
(11 months, 2 days ago)Yesterday I started Tina Fey : Bossypants I got this paperback in a mooch. I thought it was gonna be Much funnier. I'm 94 pages into it and so far, I am NOT impressed. I don't know if I want to let my mom borrow it, or just add it to my Inventory.
Michelle 
(11 months, 3 days ago)Right now, I'm on Various : For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most. The contributions enlighten me on the presence of even more great books.
ladykhalia
(11 months, 11 days ago)Tomorrow I'll start James Patterson : The 6th Target
Michelle 
(11 months, 11 days ago)Today I finished Tess Gerritsen : Peggy Sue Got Murdered (Harper Monogram) and it wasn't till 200 pages into it that it mentions Peggy Sue. She was a corpse in the morgue that had arrived as a Jane Doe earlier in the book.
Michelle 
(11 months, 12 days ago)I'm reading Julia Quinn : The Sum of All Kisses. I don't read much romance, but I love Julia Quinn. I haven't gotten very far into this one yet, but I'm sure I'll finish it this week.
Jennifer
(11 months, 12 days ago)Now, I am reading J. Peder Zane : Remarkable Reads: 34 Writers and Their Adventures in Reading. This is awesome! I've only been reading it a few days and I'm halfway through. Highly recommended.
ladykhalia
(11 months, 15 days ago)I'm almost done reading Tess Gerritsen : Peggy Sue Got Murdered (Harper Monogram) and NOT ONE person is named Peggy Sue, LOL.
Michelle 
(11 months, 15 days ago)WELL, I was reading Lee Goldberg : Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop , and Boy did it sound familiar. I was over 50 pages into it, when I had to check my list.....and yup, I'd already read it. I'm officially turning into my mother!!!! She does this kinda thing constantly. AUUUGGGHHHHHH
Michelle 
(11 months, 19 days ago)Hey,Michelle. I just saw your comment for telling me how to get the words in blue. Right now, I am reading Azar Nafisi : Things I've Been Silent About. Pretty good, I must say.
ladykhalia
(11 months, 20 days ago)I'm reading J. Gregory Keyes : Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps (Babylon 5). I love Babylon 5, but never finished reading the books. I just recently watched the show again and dug the books out of the back of my bookcase to finally read them.
Jennifer
(11 months, 21 days ago)Monday I'll start reading Tess Gerritsen : Peggy Sue Got Murdered (Harper Monogram) Tess Gerritsen is one of my favorite authors, so whenever I find one of her earlier books that I never even knew about, then it's a big Hoo-Ha. LOL. WA-HOO!
Michelle 
(11 months, 24 days ago)Yesterday I started Lee Goldberg : Mr. Monk and the Dirty Cop I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!! It's based on the "Monk" TV show. There are 15 in the series. The last I'd read of his was in 2011....I had to check my list. As far as I know, the author isn't writing anymore new ones so he can spend more time with his family. I'm gonna have to make this series last.
Michelle 
APRIL 2014

What are you reading now????

Michelle
12 months, 27 days ago
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(12 months, 6 days ago)This morning I also started Patricia Cornwell : Cruel and Unusual The book in that description is a paperback, but the copy I'm reading is a Hardcover. I've read her first 3 books already and this is her 4th in the Kay Scarpetta series. I forgot how graphic she is...
Michelle 
(12 months, 8 days ago)Tomorrow I'll start R. L. Stine : The Baby-Sitter II (Babysitter) The first one was a very fast and easy read. I'm still reading "THE SKIN GODS" at work, but'll be finished soon....I've only got a few pages left.
Michelle 
(12 months, 11 days ago)Shelly Laurenston : Here Kitty, Kitty (Magnus Pack) Funny but not for the frail of heart!!
Dragana
(12 months, 12 days ago)TO Ladykhalia.......it took me awhile to learn that trick on my own. Here's how I do it, but I'm sure there's gotta be an easier way. I Browse the book I'm reading. Then when it's on my screen, I highlight the web-address/description at the top and click the mouse with my middle finger to "Copy" it. Then I go to the Forum Link, click Comment, start typing my message, and click again with my middle finger and "Paste" it where I want. It's a lot easier than it sounds. Good Luck!!!
Michelle 
(12 months, 12 days ago)Even though I'm reading "THE SKIN GODS", I'm also reading R.L. Stine : The Baby-sitter #01 (Babysitter) I got it in a recent mooch.
Michelle 
(12 months, 14 days ago)I'm reading Juliet Marillier : Wolfskin (Tor Fantasy). I love most of Marillier's books, but this one is a bit different and it starts slow. I'm pretty sure I'll get to a point where I can't put it down though.
Jennifer
(12 months, 15 days ago)It's always a pleasure to enjoy a book, no matter how long we've had it. Now, I'm reading The Bitch in the House edited by Cathi Hanauer. It's a collection of essays where women authors share their experiences of sex, love, marriage, children and work. How do you get the title and author to appear in blue and underlined? Blue is the color I frequently use for typing.
ladykhalia
(12 months, 16 days ago)Now I'm reading Richard Montanari : The Skin Gods: A Novel of Suspense It's a Large Print edition that I bought at a dollar store a wicked long time ago. It's good too. Don't know why I waited SOOO long to read it.
Michelle 
(12 months, 17 days ago)The Year of Yes: a memoir by Maria Dahvana Headley. The author, living in New York City, agrees to date every man (and woman) that asks her out. In the course of all this, she is led to her husband. She was twenty years old and studying at NYU for writing.
ladykhalia
(12 months, 24 days ago)Radio Shangri-La by Lisa Napoli. It's nonfiction. The author travels to Bhutan and helps organize a FM radio station. It is strictly volunteering. A native of New York, she transplanted to Los Angeles for a number of years and felt dissatisfied. Her trip to Bhutan allowed to reconnect with herself.
ladykhalia
MARCH 2014

What are you reading now?? Yesterday I started James Patterson : The 5th Horseman

Michelle
1 year ago
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(12 months, 19 days ago)Just finished Without Warning by David Rosenfelt, it is a stand-alone (getting away from the Andy Carpenter series) and it was pretty good, it kept me reading and I had it done in one day.
bookit4u
(12 months, 29 days ago)Just about to finish Watching You by Michael Robotham--very good
bookit4u
(1 year ago)I'm almost done reading Mercedes Lackey : Alta (Joust #2) (Dragon Jousters), but I'm not enjoying it at all. :( I'll be starting Patricia A. McKillip : The Riddle-Master of Hed later tonight.
Jennifer
(1 year ago)This morning I started Nancy Taylor Rosenberg : California Angel It's a small hardcover I bought at a Library book sale. About a woman who saves children, so I'm guessing she's really an Angel. I hope it doesn't end up making me cry, but it probably will.
Michelle 
(1 year ago)Reading Taken by Robert Crais, trying to get started with the Joe Pike/Elvis Cole series
bookit4u
(1 year ago)This afternoon, I begun The Unedited Diaries of Carolina Maria de Jesus. I read the childhood volume of diaries last month. Both the unedited diaries and the childhood diaries were published posthumously. This was purchased from an online retailer.
ladykhalia
(1 year ago)I want to say that all the books I mentioned have been finished. I read over my comments and noticed it seemed as though I was starting without finishing.
ladykhalia
(1 year ago)Last night, I begun Life Lessons for Women from Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, the same people who brought us Chicken Soup for the Soul. The questions posed in the book really do make you take inventory of your life.
ladykhalia
(1 year ago)Last night, I started Wild Child : Girlhoods in the Counterculture edited by Chelsea Cain. Moon Unit Zappa wrote the foreword. Pretty good, so far.
ladykhalia
(1 year ago)I just finished Heavy Rotation: Twenty Writers on the albums that changed their lives edited by Peter Terzian. For a music fiend, this is an interesting read. Todd Pruzan's essay stood out the most. This, too, was on loan from the public library.
ladykhalia
(1 year ago)I'm reading "The Decameron" by Boccaccio. Excellent, of course. It's along the lines of "The Canterbury Tales", but better. I'm looking for sheet music for piano, especially "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini".
Peaceopi
(1 year ago)I am reading Lucia: Testimonies of a Brazilian Drug Dealer's Woman by Robert Gay, on loan from the public library. It's composed of interviews between Lucia and Robert Gay. She's forthcoming and knowledgeable about her lifestyle. The book is written "as accessible and readable as possible" ( Gay 11). A very sound choice because the criminal world feels alien to me.
ladykhalia
(1 year ago)I'm reading Juliet Marillier : The Well of Shades (Bridei Trilogy) by Juliet Marillier. I didn't know if I would like this or not because while I liked book one in the series, I struggled to get through book two. Thankfully, I can't put this one down though.
Jennifer
(1 year ago)I'm reading Owen Sheers' "Resistance", by recommendation from a fellow moocher :-) http://www.owensheers.co.uk/fiction.htm
Cymraes
(1 year ago)Nuria Masot, "Il labirinto del serpente",(I'm reading the Italian translation) a very well written and historically accurate series where the main character is a knight templar spy/investigator. Highly recommended!!
Dragana
FEBRUARY 2014

WHAT ARE YOU READING??

Michelle
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)Bitita's Diary: the Childhood Memoirs of Carolina Maria de Jesus. Very engrossing, although a small segment of Americans would be interested in this topic. The title is self-explanatory and it is nonfiction.Carolina Maria de Jesus, a black woman, lived in a favela of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She earned her keep by collecting garbage and raised three children, two boys and a girl. Her adult diaries were published in 1960 as Quarto de Despejo. ( In the English translation, it is called Child of the Dark.) She returned to obscurity after a brief flash with fame. In 1977, she died in the rural parts of Sao Paulo state.
ladykhalia
(1 year ago)Now I'm reading http://bookmooch.com/m/a/amazon.com/9780670038183 I got it at a Library sale.
Michelle 
(1 year ago)I will be reading Tim LaHaye : The Mark: The Beast Rules the World (Left Behind #8)
Michelle 
JANUARY 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! WHAT ARE YOU READING??? How many books did everyone read in 2013 AND did anyone make any resolutions??

Michelle
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)Now I'm reading Tim F. LaHaye : The Indwelling: The Beast Takes Possession (Left Behind #7)
Michelle 
(1 year ago)Tomorrow I'll start reading Tim F. LaHaye : Assassins: Assignment: Jerusalem, Target: Antichrist (Left Behind #6)
Michelle 
(1 year ago)For my first book of the year I'm reading Ashley McConnell : Quantum Leap the Novel (Quantum Leap) I only read 22 books last year. That's the least I've read in years. How pathetic am I??? My only resolution is to read more books this year.
Michelle 
What Are You Reading?? OCTOBER 2013

Is anybody reading Horror so close to Halloween????

Michelle
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)Monday, my scary book will be Brian Keene : Castaways
Michelle 
(1 year ago)Next I'll read, James Patterson : 4th of July (Women's Murder Club) I read his first 3 of this series last year, and they were great.
Michelle 
(1 year ago)So far this month I've read, Dick Van Dyke : My Lucky Life In and Out of Show Business: A Memoir It was a very fun read.
Michelle 
What are you reading? July 2013

"The American Plague: The Untold Story of Yellow Fever, the Epidemic that Shaped Our History" by Molly C. Crosby and "Cat Striking Back" by Shirley R. Murphy.

What are you beating the heat with?

Gretchen Ann
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)I am reading My Name is Memory by Brashares. Intriguing story about reincarnation and love. I carrying the characters with me each day and while I want to know what happens I do not want the book to end.
Karen 
(1 year ago)It's already the beginning of Sept now! I've just finished Light Between Oceans (author?) and just before that the 3rd book in the Shadow in the Wind trilogy of Carlos Zafon (?). Sorry I'm doing this from memory as the books are returned and I'm not on my own PC right now. They were both wonderful reads. Enjoyed them immensely. I am a big fan of Carlos though.
RoseAnn
(1 year ago)I'm reading Euripides, and the Greek Tragics in general. It's partly because of my Master's thesis I'm studying for, partly because I love Ancient Greek literature. :-) Anyone else like that around ? If so, I'd be happy to link up here.
Courtiron
(1 year ago)Hey, well it's August 2013 and I'm new, I don't know how to start a new post. I'm reading The Cross by Scott. G. Mariani. It's pretty good so far. Alot of characters to jump to and from, but after the 100 page mark you feel in the loop!
jade
(1 year ago)Hi :) I'm reading 'The Queens Fool' by Phillipa Gregory - it's great so far ! A good summer read for me :)
Kate
(1 year ago)I am reading All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy.
Lavenderagate
(1 year ago)I'm reading "Blood Alone" by James R. Benn, it's "a Billy Boyle World War 2 Mystery". I just discovered yesterday that it's the third book in a series (and I haven't read the first two yet). It's a good story so now I'll have to get the others. Would recommend it to anyone who likes this type of book.
Carole
(1 year ago)I'm still reading Stephen King : Under the Dome: A Novel I'm over 600 pages into it, and it is FANTASTIC!!!!
Michelle 
"The Man Who Broke Into Auschwitz"

I just got finished reading "The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz" by Denis Avey. It was one of those books that once you get into it, you have to keep reading. Interestingly, the time he spent in and around Auschwitz was only a small part of the book... What came before and after was just as interesting. My only grievance was that there was a lot of British and military slang; a glossary of terms would have been helpful. Often you had to guess from context what certain words meant.

Gretchen Ann
2 years ago
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