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JdiennoPSU
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Re: What are you reading?

im reading:

 

Orcs

  

 

 

And:

The Walking Dead Volume 11

  

 

 

The second one is an "adult" comic that my cousin got me into... it is soooooo good.  graphic but good.  I haven't read comics since my youth and this brings back many memories even if there is a lot more "gore" even though it is in B&W

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mariaev
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Re: What are you reading?

I just picked up "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. I've heard many good things about this book....looking forward to start reading it tonight.

The Help  

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KathyS
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Re: What are you reading? - Brava, Valentine

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Had to finish this book this weekend....I couldn't put it down!  I laughed, I smiled, I grinned, I cried.  I was elated, I was deflated. I was stunned.  I was captured and touched by the wisdom in the words..... I was taken all over hill and dale with my emotions....and back again.  I think Adriana Trigiani captured it all in this one!.....she has you going up until the last page!  But, I still want to hear more!  There was a couple of glitches in the writing, but I'm not discounting it because of that...did I forget to say, I love this one!  :smileyhappy:

 

KathyS wrote:

Brava, Valentine  

 

 

I was shopping at Target today, and saw this for a great price...had to have it! Can't wait to see what Valentine is up to next! 

 

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Stephanie
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Re: What are you reading? - Brava, Valentine

I'll email Adriana and see if she's up for another discussion.  This was a great endorsement!

Stephanie
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KathyS
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Re: What are you reading? - Brava, Valentine

Stephanie wrote:

I'll email Adriana and see if she's up for another discussion.  This was a great endorsement!

 

Great!  I'd love to tell her in person....I think you'll love this one, too.  Too: As in::: as much as I did.  And Too:  As much as the book, Very Valentine.  It's hard for me to keep from talking about this story. 

 

Remember in VV, we talked about creativity, and how Valentine expressed it in her thoughts?  There is one sentence in this new book that blew me away..[I won't quote it].  I understand it so well, now.  I hate to keep saying I identify with these main characters, but Valentine is that creative part of me.  I totally understand her thinking along those lines. 

Or maybe it's Adriana's thinking I understand...who knows!  :smileyvery-happy:  I've got to ask her! (that is, if I don't get shy)  :smileyhappy:

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Re: What are you reading?

 

Wolf Hall  I'm enjoying it, though I'm not very far into it, yet.  I will be visiting my Mom over the spring break/Easter holiday and hope to get some reading done.  So, I want to finish Wolf Hall, and

The Thirty-Nine Steps  at the very least.  I also have 

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)   and 

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millennium Trilogy Series #2)

to take with me.

 
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pjpick
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Re: What are you reading?

basson_mommy12,

The Thirty-Nine Steps This one sounds familiar. Do you know if it was on Masterpiece Theatre not too long ago?

 

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Re: What are you reading?

 

 

 

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Re: What are you reading?

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Just finished: 

 

The Poacher's Son 

For First Look and I'm going to start

 

 

Caught 

can't wait-love him

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JL_Garner
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Re: What are you reading?

I just started Christopher Moore's Bloodsucking Fiends. I've been meaning to read him for a while now, and the combination of my recent vampire kick (I've read the Twilight novels and all the Sookie Stackhouse books) and the release of Bite Me prompted me to start the first book in his vampire trilogy.

 

 

Bloodsucking Fiends

  

 

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JL_Garner
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Re: What are you reading?

 

pjpick wrote:

basson_mommy12,

The Thirty-Nine Steps This one sounds familiar. Do you know if it was on Masterpiece Theatre not too long ago?

 

 

 

There was a new BBC adaptation in 2008, but I don't know that it ever aired on Masterpiece Theatre.

 

 

39 Steps  

 

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Re: What are you reading?

JL_Garner wrote:

 

pjpick wrote:

basson_mommy12,

The Thirty-Nine Steps This one sounds familiar. Do you know if it was on Masterpiece Theatre not too long ago?

 

 

 

There was a new BBC adaptation in 2008, but I don't know that it ever aired on Masterpiece Theatre.

 

 

39 Steps  

 

 

There it is! It was on about a month ago maybe? I remember the lead actor was also in one of the Persuasion versions. Thanks for satisfying my curiosity!

 

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Cesspria
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Re: What are you reading?

Secrets of Eden  

 

I just started it last night. I love Chris Bohjalian's writing, it is just sucking me in.

 

 

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pjpick
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Re: What are you reading?

Fierce People  Picked this one up on the swap sometime last year. I think someone on BN was reading it. I'm only on chapter 3 but I really like the author's writing style. This isn't my normal type of read.

 

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Re: What are you reading?

I was out of work last week, and I read

Sarah's Key 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right now I am reading

Glassblower of Murano 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

and I am also reading

Anna Karenina (Pevear / Volokhonsky Translation) 

 

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Stephanie
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Re: What are you reading?

What did you think of Sarah's Key ? 

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Re: What are you reading?

Stephanie wrote:

What did you think of Sarah's Key ? 

 

I know this wasn't directed at me but I LOVED Sarah's Key. I'm a night nurse and stayed up through my sleeping time because I couldn't put it down. I e-mailed de Rosnay and told her it was her fault that I was at work deprived because I was reading this wonderful book. She wrote back which I thought was incredibly nice.

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Purpyl
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Re: What are you reading?

The Book Thief  

 

I finished The Book Thief. So good. Loved the narration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Thousand Splendid Suns 

 

Finished this one, too. Fabulous. This is a book that will stick with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghost 

 

Now reading The Ghost. I never do this, but I downloaded this book onto my Kindle AFTER seeing the movie. I realize I already know how it will end (assuming the ending wasn't changed), but there were details I missed or didn't pay enough attention to in the movie & I wanted to read the book. So far, excellent & 95% following movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy

 

CR: The Ghost

JR: A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Book Thief

TBR: Who knows...?

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Re: What are you reading?

Purpyl, Liked both of these reads and enjoyed The Ghost Writer movie. Excellent choices.

PJPICK

Purpyl wrote:

The Book Thief  

 

I finished The Book Thief. So good. Loved the narration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Thousand Splendid Suns 

 

Finished this one, too. Fabulous. This is a book that will stick with me.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ghost 

 

Now reading The Ghost. I never do this, but I downloaded this book onto my Kindle AFTER seeing the movie. I realize I already know how it will end (assuming the ending wasn't changed), but there were details I missed or didn't pay enough attention to in the movie & I wanted to read the book. So far, excellent & 95% following movie.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy

 

CR: The Ghost

JR: A Thousand Splendid Suns, The Book Thief

TBR: Who knows...?

 

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Peppermill
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Re: What are you reading?

I posted on the Community Room's thread on Current Reads a bit ago this novel which I finished today:

 

 

 

The Last Summer of Reason  by Tahar Djaout, assassinated in Algeria in 1993. 

 

It is very short, only 145 pages, and, albeit it was unfinished at his death, I found it very powerful. 

 

See my Community Room post for more (I'm not sure how to link it here, or I would).  Or, ask and I will copy it here.

 

It is the story of a bookseller's awareness of increasing threats to his safety and his life as the society around him, including his own family, accepts intolerant values.

"Seize the moments of happiness, love and be loved! That is the only reality in the world, all else is folly. It is the one thing we are interested in here." -- Leo Tolstoy