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zip
08-04-2007, 04:10 PM
except for Harry Potter, that is. ;)

I'm nearly finished with On Beauty, by Zadie Smith (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1594200637). meh. I've been mostly bored with it throughout, but I rarely don't finish books that I begin, and I remain hopeful until the last page.

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/covers/all/2/3/9781594200632L.jpg

After that, I have Chris Moore's You Suck, A Love Story (http://www.chrismoore.com/you_suck.html) waiting. We got it signed by the author at a bookstore appearance months ago, and my beloved is pushing me to READ IT so that we can talk about it. It's a sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends (http://www.chrismoore.com/fiends.html). If you've never read Chris, oh, please do. All of his books are a laugh fest, some pull laughter from me on every page.

http://www.chrismoore.com/images/yousuck_lg.jpg

mimi
08-04-2007, 05:21 PM
"Snowflower and the Secret Fan" by Lisa See.

A wonderful story, based on Chinese foot binding and the ties among women. I loved it.

zkimom
08-04-2007, 05:26 PM
I just finished Alice Hoffman's Skylight Confessions and am now reading another of her books, The Ice Queen.

I am a big fan of hers. I can't say I've read all of her books but many of them.

I liked Skylight Confessions better than I'm liking the Ice Queen but I do like it.

I haven't read a lot in a long time. And yes, I read the last Harry Potter.

If you haven't read any of Ann Patchett's novels, you might like those. I liked the Magician's Aprentice and loved Bel Canto.

Happy reading!

Susan

misha rf
08-04-2007, 06:17 PM
I've been wanting to read Ann Pachett's books. My to-be-read pile is quite big.

Right now, I'm reading The Diana Chronicles by Tina Brown. It's ok; a fairly easy read (very conversational). There are some TMI moments, which I really could have done without.

Next is the new Khalid Hosseni novel. I'm drawing a blank on the title right now. A Thousand Splendid Suns or something like that. I got both of the books at the library, and there's a huge waiting list, so I only get 2 wks to read them.

Quiltlady
08-04-2007, 06:21 PM
After seeing recently for the first time the WONDERFUL movie "The Phantom Of the Opera" starring handsome Gerard Butler....I 've been reading sequels to the movie. Amazon has a lot of books and I have read three so far and have two more ordered.

So far they are all good...but none have the Phantom ending up with Christine which I WANT to happen.:tap:

If you want to see a wonderful, sad and romantic movie check it out...wow!!!:woohoo:

Jackie M.
08-04-2007, 06:37 PM
Reading "Lean Mean Thirteen", by Janet Evanovich. I love this series!
Jackie

Susan P.
08-04-2007, 06:44 PM
The Pale Horse by Agatha Christie. Each year I generally re-read her works at some stage.

Susan P.
08-04-2007, 06:44 PM
What is a TMI moment? True meaningful incidents? :)

Sara
08-04-2007, 06:48 PM
TMI=Too Much Information: disclosures of a personal nature which make the listener/reader want to scrub their brains with a bristle brush

:wink:

Andrea
08-04-2007, 07:31 PM
I'm reading "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory. I've never read historical fiction before, and I absolutely LOVE this book so far!! :cheering:

aineepooh1
08-04-2007, 07:35 PM
I am reading Southern Storm.. by Blackwell. It is #2 in the Cape Refuge series~

Susan P.
08-04-2007, 07:36 PM
Sara.. Ahhh.. thanks..yes..I have that reaction myself often with that sort of thing. You wish the info wasn't in your brain cells!!

auburnchick
08-04-2007, 09:16 PM
All of my reading revolves around school books.

I'm currently reading a book for one of my history classes that starts next week. The title is The Glorious Cause, The American Revolution, 1763-1789, by Robert Middlekauff. It's a very thick book, and I wanted to get a jump start. It's very detail oriented, but it's good.

I just finished reading Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis. This book is required reading in the same history class. This book was AWESOME! It only took me a couple of days to read it.

feministmama
08-04-2007, 09:48 PM
I've got an Anne Lamott book waiting for me. A $1 find Mona Simpson Off keck Road, Sarah Vowell Take the Cannoli, and I think some Elizabeth Berg will be coming with me on the airplane to Massachusetts next week. I keep some Pema Chodron and Thich nhat Hanh by my bed to read at night to fortify. But most of the time I'm reading stuff for school, scholarly works, really boring.

VickiIL
08-04-2007, 10:02 PM
I could use something fun to read. I have been mostly reading for work right now. Since being 8 years out of practice and now back to work in a therapy clinic that uses treatment modalities I am not familiar with....I am mostly reading Psychotherapy books. Right now I am reading Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life. It is written for the client rather than the clinician so it should be a pretty quick read.... I need to write down some of these titles for a trip to the library......

Jeremy
08-04-2007, 10:24 PM
Moby ****, North River by Pete Hamill, Five Days in London May 1940 by Lukacs, just finished Missing Persons by Stephen White.

Jan in CA
08-04-2007, 10:32 PM
I'm #30 on the list at the library for Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes, down from #111 or so. :doh: Last book was HP of course, but lately it's been mostly magazines and pattern books.

Next up will be Nineteen Minutes, Lean Mean Thirteen and um... :??

jodstr2
08-04-2007, 10:33 PM
*the Yarn Harlot Cast Off book
*rereading "The First Strange Place", which is about Hawaii during WWII
*rereading "The Knitting Way"

Braden
08-04-2007, 10:53 PM
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

Just finished The Pigman by Paul Zindel and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.

IrishKnitter
08-04-2007, 11:55 PM
I just finished reading Founding Brothers, The Revolutionary Generation, by Joseph Ellis. This book is required reading in the same history class. This book was AWESOME! It only took me a couple of days to read it.

I've been wanting to read this for a while...it sounds so interesting! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it. I'll have to pick it up soon!

ADAllen
08-05-2007, 12:02 AM
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.

Just finished The Pigman by Paul Zindel and Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling.
I loved the Pigman Books. Paul Zindel came to my school so we read almost all of his books. My Darling My Hamburger was one of my favorites.

I'm just finishing Breakfast of Champions (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780385334204&itm=1) by Kurt Vonnegut for my summer book club. I'm actually hating it so I've refused to let myself start Harry Potter until I finish it. We also read Buddha (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9781932234565&itm=2) and Blink. (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780316010665&itm=1)

If I finish with Harry Potter quickly, I think I'd like to read Stardust (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780061142024&itm=2) or Fragile Things (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&EAN=9780060515225&itm=1) before school starts up again.

lucky_alf2
08-05-2007, 01:52 AM
I recently finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom and Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Piccoult -- I'm currently reading My Sister's Keeper by her as well as The Total Mom Makeover by Hannah Keeley.

syndactylus
08-05-2007, 01:59 AM
Das Nibelungenlied (again), a book on mhd., fall vogue knitting, 25 yrs of vogue knitting, and east of the mountains of the moon (chimps!). still. & catching up on Julys NYers.
& soon I will also swipe the Australian history book, and then HP, back again.

hunterjenn
08-05-2007, 03:08 AM
I'm reading some random book I picked up at the airport because I forgot one. :teehee: But it's not bad so far!
Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

:noway: Two authors? :hmm:

Yarnlady
08-05-2007, 08:24 AM
I'm reading Lord John and the Private Matter by Diana Gabaldon and listening to The Last Apprentice by Joseph Delaney.

For the Diana Gabaldon Fans, the next book about Jamie and Clare, titled at this point Wheat is in the making. Excerpt at the Diana Gabaldon site. There are a total of at least two more books expected for this series. :happydance::happydance::happydance:

Vendie
08-05-2007, 08:33 AM
I just started reading The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon. Love him. I'm also reading The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards (that was my random airport pick :teehee:). I'm listening to Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides.

Wow, I almost never have multiple books on the go!

spectorkitty
08-05-2007, 08:51 AM
Last night I finished Flicker. Here's a link to a review since I stink at them:


http://www.filmrot.com/articles/news/006436.php

I just got Elsebeth Lavolds Viking Knits in the mail, and Stitch n Bitch Nation.

I am also reading History of Private Life Volume I, From Pagan Rome to Byzantium: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium.

karendawn
08-05-2007, 09:56 AM
I'm working on Renegade's Magic by Robin Hobb (it's not out in the US yet - I ordered it from amazon.co.uk as Hobb is one of my favorite authors and I didn't want to wait for the book).

I read a lot, but lately I've been slowing down because I'm working on my dissertation and also spending more time knitting. I do have a list of what I'm reading if anyone is interested - What Karen Reads (http://www.karendawn.com/currentread.html)

Cia
08-05-2007, 10:17 AM
Well I'm reading "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" by Thomas Hardy, haven't realy begun yet but it's been on my reading list for quite a while now so I'll have to get to it...

zip
08-05-2007, 11:32 AM
I'm reading some random book I picked up at the airport because I forgot one. :teehee: But it's not bad so far!
Book of the Dead by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

:noway: Two authors? :hmm:


I really like their writing. Their first book, Relic, was made into a movie. I read it a few years before the movie and loved it! The movie didn't suck. ;)

Yours is part 3 of a trilogy, btw.

chiricahuagal
08-05-2007, 02:35 PM
Just finished my 2nd read through of the 6 Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon, read Lord John and Private Matter too, just started my 2nd listen-through of Outlander (ok I'm obsessed) but LOVED reading also Bel Canto by Ann Patchett - wow, a brain massage to read. Now for reading I have something I picked up on a 25 cent table called Colony or Colonies.

Book and audio book Time Traveler's Wife - read book last year, did the audio last month - I'm now hooked on first reading then listening to the audio book (great for knitting too).

Hildegard_von_Knittin
08-05-2007, 03:07 PM
I started reading Salt: A World History a week before I got HP--of course I put it aside to read HP, and I just picked it back up a few days ago. very fascinating; tell about how salt is used throughout history as a form of currency, how different cultures use salt, why it was valuable, etc. It's great. the same author wrote another book about codfish, I think I'm going to read that next.


i :heart: the outlander series... i picked up a breath of snow and ashes when it first came out and for SOME REASON i just couldn't get into it!!! it's been sitting on my shelf for quite a while now.

Knitting_Guy
08-05-2007, 08:41 PM
I'm reading the forum. :out:

Rorshach
08-06-2007, 06:03 PM
currently, I'm re-reading the Riftwar Saga by Raymond Feist.

Doodknitwit
08-06-2007, 06:07 PM
Stephanie Plum rocks :roflhard:

mrs desert rain
08-06-2007, 06:18 PM
I'm reading (or, rather, listening to) the audio book "Rant" by Chuck Palahniuk. His best book to date. (And in this case, the audio book is a more involved 'read' because the various voices give the characters more depth.)

On the nightstand (aka my "tough read") is 1491, New Revelations of the World before Columbus.

Anyone here on www.goodreads.com? (http://www.goodreads.com?)

Andrea
08-06-2007, 06:30 PM
I finished The Other Boleyn Girl today, it was FANTASTIC! I'm leaving for the bookstore soon to pick up The Boleyn Inheritance...

:woot:

Krystal
08-06-2007, 07:03 PM
I am currently reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
I found a gorgeous leather bound copy in perfect condition at my friends yard sale. I have been reading the classics lately and was all a twitter when I saw it.

So far I have read 3 classics, and only truly hated one. (Little Women will forever be an enemy! Jerking me around like that !!:cry:)

After this I really want to read Wuthering Heights, and hope to start reading the Interview with a Vampire series around October...I like to tie my reading with the season. ha

Jackie M.
08-06-2007, 08:42 PM
Stephanie Plum rocks :roflhard:

Yea! Another Stephanie Plum fan! I'm reading #13 now. Durn that Joyce Barnhardt!

Susan P.
08-06-2007, 09:01 PM
krystal..lucky gal indeed obtaining a good condition leather bound book! Wuthering Heights isn't a bad read although I have to admit I never found it as AWE inspiring as it was bolsted up to be when I was in high school. I think Steinbeck a great read if you've not gone through his works and I loved James Joyce's 'The Dubliners' when I first read it. I really enjoy good short story compilations that inform you about culture/society through stories.

Have any of you guys ever read any works from our well loved/traditional/original Aussie authors like Henry Lawson and Banjo Patterson? Banjo's poetry? Waltzing Matilda may be the most famous.

This is a great little resource for Lawson. Try Babies In the Bush perhaps:

http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/L/LawsonHenry/indexalphashort.html

Raspberry61
08-07-2007, 07:37 AM
I just finished "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb. It was funny and touching. I recommend it. Oprah does too as it is in her book club. As if that particularly matters. LOL.


I am starting a book called "The miracle Life of Edgar Mint" by Brady Udall. My father gives me books he thinks are worthy of reading and this is one of them. He has never steered me in the wrong direction yet.

Kaydee
08-07-2007, 10:34 AM
I'm #30 on the list at the library for Jodi Picoult's Nineteen Minutes, down from #111 or so. :doh: Last book was HP of course, but lately it's been mostly magazines and pattern books.

Next up will be Nineteen Minutes, Lean Mean Thirteen and um... :??

I love Jodi Picoult's books! A few months ago I read "My Sister's Keeper", it was so good! The last one I read by her was "Harvesting the Heart", it was fun to read because its set in Boston so I knew all the places:teehee:. I'm reading "Vanishing Acts" right now, I'm only about 75 pages or so in but its good so far. I really like her books.

Sweet_Thang
08-07-2007, 10:59 AM
I have more books than time to read, along with kniting!

I am currently reading:

"Middlesex (http://www.amazon.com/Middlesex-Novel-Oprahs-Book-Club/dp/0312427735/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-8594588-9904447?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186498443&sr=8-1)" by Jeffrey Eugenides
"The Devil in the Junior League (http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Junior-League-Linda-Francis/dp/0312354975/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-8594588-9904447?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186498515&sr=1-1)" by Linda Francis Lee

I have the following lined up in my nightstand to read:

"And the Ladies of the Club (http://www.amazon.com/Ladies-Club-Helen-Hooven-Santmyer/dp/0425174409/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-8594588-9904447?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186498561&sr=1-1)" by Helen Hooven Santmyer
"The Virgin Suicides (http://www.amazon.com/Virgin-Suicides-Jeffrey-Eugenides/dp/0747560595/ref=pd_bbs_1/105-8594588-9904447?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186498623&sr=1-1)" by Jeffrey Eugenides
"Family Tree (http://www.amazon.com/Family-Tree-Barbara-Delinsky/dp/038551865X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-8594588-9904447?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186498717&sr=1-1)" by Barbara Delinsky

There's more but I can't remember. All I know is it's going to take me forever as I usually only read when I am laying bed, which doesn't last long!

nonny2t
08-07-2007, 02:09 PM
except for Harry Potter, that is. ;)

I'm nearly finished with On Beauty, by Zadie Smith (http://www.powells.com/biblio/1594200637). meh. I've been mostly bored with it throughout, but I rarely don't finish books that I begin, and I remain hopeful until the last page.

http://us.penguingroup.com/static/covers/all/2/3/9781594200632L.jpg

After that, I have Chris Moore's You Suck, A Love Story (http://www.chrismoore.com/you_suck.html) waiting. We got it signed by the author at a bookstore appearance months ago, and my beloved is pushing me to READ IT so that we can talk about it. It's a sequel to Bloodsucking Fiends (http://www.chrismoore.com/fiends.html). If you've never read Chris, oh, please do. All of his books are a laugh fest, some pull laughter from me on every page.

http://www.chrismoore.com/images/yousuck_lg.jpg

I have read all Chris Moore's books and the are funny.

nonny2t
08-07-2007, 02:18 PM
Since I am a SAHer with no kids at home and belong to a book club I either have a book or knitting needles in my hands.

In the last couple months I finished Janet Evanovich's new Lean Mean Thirteen (she is a total pee your pants laugh out loud author) read the last Harry Potter book twice through, Mary Jane Clark's When Day Breaks,Ann Rule's new nonfiction book, Too Late to Say Goodbye, which is very sad, but very good, Danielle Steele's Bungalow 2, Jackie Collin's Drop Dead Beautiful, this was a bore and basically repeated other books, Fern Michael's The Marriage Game, and two or three others. I just received yesterday, Jeffrey Deaver's The Sleeping Doll, Madeleine Wickham's The Gate Crasher, and Tasmina Perry's Daddy's Girls.

wildflower38
08-08-2007, 09:37 AM
I'm in the process of reading two books:

The Rainmaker (http://www.amazon.com/Rainmaker-John-Grisham/dp/009917961X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-6024724-1328625?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186580101&sr=1-1) by John Grisham. I've seen bits and pieces of the movie and thought it would be a great book to read.
It is.

The Sociopath Next Door (http://www.amazon.com/Sociopath-Next-Door-Martha-Stout/dp/0767915828/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/103-6024724-1328625?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186579940&sr=8-1)by Martha Stout. I heard Bob and Sheri talk about it on their radio show back in 2005. I bought it then and read it. I'm rereading it now. The book is nonfiction. Its not about the sociopathic/psychopathic criminal but the man or woman in your neighborhood/city who has no conscience, no morals, no boundaries who stops at nothing to get what they want when they want it.

Chel
08-08-2007, 10:03 AM
The Bone Woman by Clea Koff (again)

Such a good read. A bit out of the box, but I have sooo much respect for the author.

Stonington
08-08-2007, 01:22 PM
I just picked up "The Judas Strain" by James Rollins (http://www.amazon.com/Judas-Strain-James-Rollins/dp/0060763892/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-2469790-9128433?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186593713&sr=1-1). I don't believe that I have read anything by him in the past... The next trip to Borders I want to pick up:
Here If You Need Me: A True Story- Kate Braestrup. (http://amazon.com/o/ASIN/0316066303/ref=s9_asin_title_1-1966_p/105-2469790-9128433?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=13H9RB5RHYEH3E226W15&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=288448501&pf_rd_i=507846) She was interviewed on a Portland (ME) station and her life sounds fascinating

anne

zkimom
08-08-2007, 02:47 PM
I just wanted to say how much I love this thread!

I have added about half a dozen books to my "to be read" list!

Thanks all and keep 'em coming.

Susan

zebstriped
08-08-2007, 03:41 PM
The Pigman by Paul Zindel
OMG, Pigman, I totally forgot about that book! Worth a re-read, thanks for mentioning it ContiKnitter!

I've just finished a few books:
*Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows by JKR
*World War Z by Max Brooks (great for zombie nuts like me)
*The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by by Patrick M. Lencioni (work homework):eyes:

Now I'm back to fun reading with Subterranean by James Rollins. I love scary stuff!

zebstriped
08-08-2007, 03:45 PM
I just picked up "The Judas Strain" by James Rollins (http://www.amazon.com/Judas-Strain-James-Rollins/dp/0060763892/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/105-2469790-9128433?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186593713&sr=1-1).

What a riot, and here when I posted I was reading Subterranean, I figured no one would know the author. This is my first James Rollins book, but I've heard good things about another of his books, Excavation. Turns out the guy is a veterinarian -- see wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Rollins

Stonington
08-08-2007, 03:50 PM
What a riot, and here when I posted I was reading Subterranean, I figured no one would know the author. This is my first James Rollins book, but I've heard good things about another of his books, Excavation. Turns out the guy is a veterinarian -- see wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Rollins

thanks! :hug: I started the book during lunch.. and I think I am going to like it! will let you know more tomorrow- I do most of my reading at night in bed lol.

anne

zip
08-08-2007, 09:09 PM
I have read all Chris Moore's books and the are funny.


He's "a very sick man, in the very best sense of the word."
~Carl Hiaasen

My favorite is Lamb; there was something to laugh out loud about on every single page, and I loved the ending. He visited the Holy Land to perform his research and the book is highly regarded by people from all corners.

Do you have a favorite?

Ronda
08-09-2007, 07:40 AM
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton.


I loved that book!! Read it a while ago though...

I just finished my Harry Potter book and was a little depressed that it was all over. I didn't think I'd pick up another book so quickly, but I'm reading

VickiIL
08-09-2007, 11:09 PM
I just picked up a new book by Amy Tan. Saving Fish from Drowning. Has anyone read it?

zip
08-09-2007, 11:17 PM
I just wanted to say how much I love this thread!

I have added about half a dozen books to my "to be read" list!

Thanks all and keep 'em coming.

Susan


Ain't it great? I've seen several books posted that I've read or that I've possessed for a while and have yet to read, a few that there's no way I'd read, and a couple that caused me to say "oh, wow, I must read that."

zip
08-09-2007, 11:18 PM
I loved that book!! Read it a while ago though...

I just finished my Harry Potter book and was a little depressed that it was all over. I didn't think I'd pick up another book so quickly, but I'm reading


I love Tami Hoag's books. :heart: They're all hard-to-put-down.

auburnchick
08-10-2007, 08:21 AM
I just started my third book for my history class that starts on Monday. The title is The Democratic Republic 1801-1815 by Marshall Smelser. I was kind of dreading it (because the print is kind of small and the cover makes it look like some kind of icky, radical political book), but I'm finding that it is an easy read so far. Very informative, if you like history.

karendawn
08-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Now I'm reading The Autumn Castle by Kim Wilkins - an urban fantasy, which is pretty good so far.

Nobones
08-10-2007, 11:10 AM
Does listening count? I was annoyed that I couldn't knit and read a book, (although I am often to be found knitting and reading this forum, go figure!), so I got out an audio book from the library. It's 'Little Women' which I have read twice before but I just love it. It always inspires to try and be good and wifely like Meg and not lose my temper so much like Jo. I love hearing tis book and wish I could find 'Good Wives' on audio too.

My next book is ' Jude the Obscure', but I have a feeling that's going to be rather an emotional challenge to read.

karendawn
08-10-2007, 04:06 PM
I love hearing tis book and wish I could find 'Good Wives' on audio too.

If you're interested in audiobooks, I highly recommend Audible (http://www.audible.com) - for $19.95 a month, I get two audiobooks and they have a very large selection (I checked and both Good Wives and Jo's Boys are available) - just make sure you get the version that says Unabridged in the title.

You can listen to the audiobooks on your computer, put them on a portable device like an iPod, or burn them onto CDs.

I've been listening to books while knitting (makes me feel happy to be able to do my two hobbies at the same time) - right now I'm working on all the Discworld books (Terry Pratchett).

P.S. I'm karendawn over there, too. If you do sign up, would you please put me down as referring you? Thanks!

flea
08-10-2007, 04:31 PM
I just got all caught up on The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher thanks to inter-library loan (thank God for the public library system). I'd missed Blood Rites (http://www.amazon.com/Blood-Rites-Jim-Butcher/dp/1841494038/ref=pd_bbs_sr_11/102-1848288-0766547?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186777286&sr=8-11) and then followed up with a re-read of Deadbeat (http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Beat-Dresden-Files-Book/dp/045146091X/ref=pd_bbs_sr_9/102-1848288-0766547?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186777286&sr=8-9) to keep it all in order and continued with Proven Guilty (http://www.amazon.com/Proven-Guilty-Dresden-Files-Book/dp/0451461037/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4/102-1848288-0766547?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186777286&sr=8-4) and White Night (http://www.amazon.com/White-Night-Dresden-Files-Book/dp/0451461401/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-1848288-0766547?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186777286&sr=8-1). Now I'm all caught up and happy to be there as I'd missed Harry and the gang. As an aside, I met Jim Butcher at Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA a handful of years ago and he's a super nice guy who signed the first three Dresden Files books for me at no charge.

Also thanks to the library:
The da Vinci Code (http://www.amazon.com/Da-Vinci-Code-Dan-Brown/dp/1400079179/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-1848288-0766547?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1186777525&sr=1-1) which was pretty neat since I hadn't read it yet. Kinda a miracle considering how much of a conspiracy nut I am.

I got a couple Iris Johansen books and found myself sad to be disliking her Eve Duncan books. Funnily enough, I did like the book that involves Logan and the rescue woman in a sort of spin-off. Maybe I just didn't click with Ms Duncan.

I also went back and re-read some of the earlier J.D Robb In Death Series (http://www.amazon.com/quot-Eve-Dallas-Mysteries-Order/lm/YK16Y4F3FPXU/ref=cm_lmt_srch_f_1_rsrsrs0/102-1848288-0766547) because I have a feeling I've missed one somewhere and it's bugging me.

So.. uhm, I'll stop there. I've become the terror the local library branch and am now trying audio books so I can knit and "read" at the same time.

chiricahuagal
08-10-2007, 05:26 PM
I just picked up a new book by Amy Tan. Saving Fish from Drowning. Has anyone read it?

yes - I love Amy Tan's books and I won't spoil it by commenting......... but there is a twist that I just loved.

zip
08-11-2007, 08:46 PM
There are loads of free audiobooks available online. See here. (http://www.utne.com/webwatch/2007_296/news/12539-1.html) In fact, I think I'll post this under a separate OT heading entitled free audiobooks for people who love to read, but have difficulty finding time for it.

Jackie M.
08-12-2007, 11:09 AM
I'm now reading "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen. I just started it yesterday and already it's good. I noticed it was #5 on the Barnes and Noble best seller list last week.

Carla1019
08-12-2007, 11:19 AM
right now I am reading "Friday night knitting club"
NOt to impressed at this time and I am on chapter 7. It is moving real slow. I know there is talk about a movie. I just hope it gets better soon.

Jackie M.
08-12-2007, 11:25 AM
Carla, from what I've heard from others who have read the Knitting club book, it doesn't get better. That's why I haven't read it.
Jackie

zkimom
08-12-2007, 06:39 PM
Carla, from what I've heard from others who have read the Knitting club book, it doesn't get better. That's why I haven't read it.
Jackie

I actually liked The Friday Night Knitting Club. Then I got to the end and wanted to :hair:. I was sorry I had invested all that time for such a cheap and sappy ending.

Don't think I'd see the movie either. (Sorry, Julia.)

flea
08-15-2007, 09:57 PM
I read The Friday Night Knitting Club as well and found it very difficult to get into. I usually read mystery/crime/suspense type books and I just kept reading and wondering, "When does something happen?"

zip
08-15-2007, 10:36 PM
I actually liked The Friday Night Knitting Club. Then I got to the end and wanted to :hair:. I was sorry I had invested all that time for such a cheap and sappy ending.

Don't think I'd see the movie either. (Sorry, Julia.)


I hate when that happens! I finished a Picoult book (Harvesting the Heart) during a flight and was so ticked off at how poorly it developed and ended that I left it in the seat pocket and haven't read another of her books.

JessicaR
08-15-2007, 10:37 PM
I'm chiming in late here because I don't normally read. But I picked up "It's All Too Much" by Peter Walsh and I'm loving it.

lostchyld
08-15-2007, 11:09 PM
I haven't been reading much more than fanfiction lately, although I have recently encountered some wonderful Pride and Prejudice stories at fanficauthors.net.

I did get my hands on the final Harry Potter. I have to say I thought it was horrible. I can't recall ever finishing a book and feeling so completely cheated.

If I can find it at the library, I want to read Kushiel's Justice by Jacqueline Carey. Carey is one of my favorite authors. I also might start reading the Karavans series by Jennifer Roberson, as well as the Darkglass Mountain trilogy by Sara Douglass.