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Old 10-15-2007, 11:21 AM   #1
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As sort of a branch off of "what'cha knittin" I thought it might be fun to ask everyone what they're currently reading, or what they have just finished reading. I'm sure this has been done before, but I love books and I love hearing about books I haven't read yet!

I just finished This know this much is true by Wally Lamb and I thought it was just astounding. I love a book where there is a lot of character development and this book was full of it. It's a long book (about 900 pages) and it took me a while to read it since I tend to read before I go to sleep which turns into just sleeping, but it was great.
Has anyone read this? What are you reading? I am about to start A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton. Has anyone read this? Any thoughts?
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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As sort of a branch off of "what'cha knittin" I thought it might be fun to ask everyone what they're currently reading, or what they have just finished reading. I'm sure this has been done before, but I love books and I love hearing about books I haven't read yet!

I just finished This know this much is true by Wally Lamb and I thought it was just astounding. I love a book where there is a lot of character development and this book was full of it. It's a long book (about 900 pages) and it took me a while to read it since I tend to read before I go to sleep which turns into just sleeping, but it was great.
Has anyone read this? What are you reading? I am about to start A Map of the World by Jane Hamilton. Has anyone read this? Any thoughts?
Great Thread! Have read the Wally Lamb book and loved it. I just finished Tess Gerritsen's new book: The Bone Garden stacks of books to read but so little time lol!

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The town in I Know this Much is True is the town I live in-Norwich CT. Wally Lamb was born here and used to teach at the highschool here.
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In my hands right now is a textbook for one of my new classes. The book is The Rise of American Democracy Jefferson to Lincoln by Sean Wilentz. It's a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, but I'm finding it non-engaging.

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I LOVE "I know this much is true" One of favorite books of all time! Have you read his other book, "She's Come Undone"? It is awesome, too.

I'm between books right now . . . I think the library is calling my name!
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Right now I'm reading The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. A little slow so far, I'm hoping it picks up. I'm also listening to Mr. Jim Dale read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire for the umpteenth time. The 13th tale is the library's, so I'm looking for a good book to take on my plane ride to CA, if anybody has any suggestions.
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Nice idea for a thread! I'm currently reading The Firm by John Grisham. I've read 2 of his other books, and all of his books are great.
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I am currently reading "Twilight" by Stephanie Meyer. I found it on a little table in Chapters, with a bunch of Vampire based books and was intrigued. It's the first in the series of 3 books. I really am enjoying it, the chemistry between the characters is intense... But I am finding it alot more teen than I care for... and I hate hate hate when people try to change the rules of the Vampire lifestyle. It just irks me. But even with all the things I don't like, the book has me very involved, it's a little terrifying how she managed to do that.

I have a big package of books from Amazon being shipped out this week. I prefer my books to be Hardcover, I don't know why... But I don't like paperback. So I ordered Interview with a Vampire, Love in the time of Cholera and Wuthering Heights.

I am getting so backlogged, with knitting and reading. Not enough time in the day.
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