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Old 08-03-2010, 02:09 PM   #11
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I read The Help on my kindle app and loved it!
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Old 08-03-2010, 08:09 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by KnitterGirl12 View Post
Right now I am reading an awesome book called The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
"A highly inventive mystery begins when sixteen unlikely people gather for the reading of the very strange will of the very rich Samuel W. Westing. They could become millionares, depending on how they play the game. All they have to do is find the answer- but the answer to what? The Westing game is tricky and dangerous, but the heirs play on- through blizzards, burglaries, and bombings...."
It is a winner of the Newbery Medal. *****(5 stars)
LOVE this book....have read it several times since i was in elementary school and everytime i rediscover it on the book shelf i read it again!!!
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:55 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
You know that is one of the things I like about my Kindle app. I make can make a note of basic points about each character and it's just a quick look at my bookmarks (you don't lose your page) and I can see that "Joan Smith" is a detective with ABC Agency or whatever. It's very handy when I try new authors and I'm not familiar with the characters.

Aww, awesome! That would surely come in handy, especially with this book...I'm actually starting to get a tad bit frustrated with it, the way its written seems a mess...I'm still not totally turned off of the book just yet, but, something better happen soon! Over 100 pages into it and nothing significant has happened, just a lot of character background, really...and it's getting to the point where it's kinda starting to drag on...lol
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:37 AM   #14
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[color="DarkOrchid"]Hi Jan,
I am reading "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". I'm almost 200 pages into it and so far I find it well written and really good. It was written in Swedish and then translated into English.
I just reserved Dragon Tattoo from my library - I'm #245 on the reserve list! I wonder how long it will be before it's my turn?

I'm making my way thru the Outlander series by Diana Gabledon (sp).
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Old 08-04-2010, 12:32 PM   #15
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I just reserved Dragon Tattoo from my library - I'm #245 on the reserve list! I wonder how long it will be before it's my turn?

I'm making my way thru the Outlander series by Diana Gabledon (sp).
Omigosh...I've done that! It seems like you'll never get it! You check every day and wow..you've moved up ONE..at that rate...
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by artistatlarge101 View Post
Hi Jan,
I am reading "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo". I'm almost 200 pages into it and so far I find it well written and really good. It was written in Swedish and then translated into English.

I have read several of John Sanford's books. Like his Prey series.
Give me a good mystery any day and I'll be a happy camper!
I'm reading Girl with the Dragon Tattooas well. Its taken me a while to get into it, but its picking up. Everyone is raving about this series, so I hope I'll like it as well as others do.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
I read The Help on my kindle app and loved it!
The Help was an awesome book! I read it in about 3 days. Couldn't put it down!
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Originally Posted by davespurl View Post
I'm reading Girl with the Dragon Tattooas well. Its taken me a while to get into it, but its picking up. Everyone is raving about this series, so I hope I'll like it as well as others do.
The second picks up quicker but I haven't read the third yet
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I'm making my way thru the Outlander series by Diana Gabledon (sp).
Is it any good? I keep starting the first one, but I'm having trouble getting into it. The books are huge and the series is long and I'm afraid to start to invest myself if it's going to end in disappointment.

Also, I think I accidentally biased myself against liking it already because I've read Gabaldon's blog a few times and I don't really like her very much. The entire time I'm reading it, I'm not thinking about the character, I'm thinking about the author.

This happened to me with The Lovely Bones, unfortunately. I started reading it about a week after the commercials for the movie started running and everytime there'd be a scene in the book with the dad, all I could think about was Mark Walberg's God-awful haircut in the movie It just totally killed it for me, uhgh!

So morally of the story: Outlander- worth it or no?
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Just finished Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Dystopian literature is pretty cool.
Just started both the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and the first book in the Lumby series.
I think after those series, I'm going to start a Russian literature kick. Crime and Punishment, Anna Karenina, etc...
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