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Nallia
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What is everyone reading?

We haven't done this in a while, and I thought it would be fun.  I love getting ideas from everyone!  :smileyhappy:

 

I finished Outlander on Wedneday night, and read this yesterday:

Burned (House of Night Series #7)

 

 

I started this one this afternoon:

 

 

Oath of Fealty

  

 

 

I'm also reading Iliad, by Dan Simmons, and will be starting The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms when I'm done with Oath of Fealty.

 

 

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms

  

 

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forks
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Re: What is everyone reading?

I just finished reading Tuesday

 

Everlasting Kiss 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now I am reading... :smileyvery-happy:

 

Dead as a Doornail (Sookie Stackhouse/Southern Vampire Series #5) 

 

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Phigment
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Re: What is everyone reading?

Starfist #12   Firestorm

 

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Firestorm (Starfist Series #12) by David Sherman, Dan Cragg

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sub_rosa
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"Too Big to Fail" by Sorkin, dead-tree edition, and "The Help" by Stockett, on the Nook.  Both courtesy of my local library.

 


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sub_rosa wrote:

"Too Big to Fail" by Sorkin, dead-tree edition, and "The Help" by Stockett, on the Nook.  Both courtesy of my local library.

 

 

What do you think of The Help?  I've been thinking of reading it.

 

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It's a great book - and I'm about 3/4 finished.  It's set in 1962 Mississippi, focusing on the lives of three different women:  two of them are "the help" in the sense that they are black women working as maids in white women's houses.  They are referred by the white folk as "the help."  The other main character is a white woman who is an aspiring writer, who doesn't like the racial attitudes and blatant unfairness of the segregated south. 

 

I love this book because I grew up in the south - neither my mother, grandmother, nor anyone I knew had a maid (black or otherwise), but the words, and phrases, and accent/dialect are very familiar - it reminds me of home.  There has been some controversy over the author using the accurate "black" dialect of the time, as if it's racist or something.  But this has the same kind of southern authenticity that you find in Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Robert Penn Warren.  I find there is nothing offensive whatever in this book - if anything, white women could complain that they are mostly portrayed as spoiled, bigoted, and ignorant.

 

Lots of humor and heartbreak in this one.

 


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Recently read K. K. Beck's The Revenge of Kali-Ra  (one of my Sony gift card purchases) and Fahim Farook's riotous Honest, the Martian Ate Your Dog.

 

Now about 2/3 way through Mary Clay's The Turtle Mound Murder which I got for free from Smashwords during "Read an Ebook Week".

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Re: What is everyone reading?

Still reading

Angelology  which I have been reading forever due to finals and trying to graduate (one week today if I might add!).  Next I have no clue what I am going to read as I have so many books on my TBR list

 

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bjmbarb
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Re: What is everyone reading?

The Help is an excellent book...also check out Kitchen House and Wench (read both those on my Nook) and would recommend them also.

 

I just finished Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire...now reading Saving CeeCee Honeycutt.

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I'm reading

 

 

Making Rounds with Oscar

  

 

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Re: What is everyone reading?

The title of this thread should be "what is everyone ereading?" Anyway, I have read Under the Dome and The Stand by Stephen King. His dead tree books are so thick and heavy they are very uncomfortable to read, but the nook eliminates that problem.

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Circle Trilogy 3 in 1   

 

 

This is actually 3 novels in 1 book. I am now reading the 3rd novel called WHITE.  I am almost finished with this, then I will read bood 4 in the series, called GREEN.

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Re: What is everyone reading?

schatzieWI wrote:

The title of this thread should be "what is everyone ereading?"

<eyeroll>

 


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I'm continuing my way through Bernard Cornwell's books. I just love them. Right now I'm on his Sharpe series having just finished Sharpe;s Fortress and will begin:

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Sharpe's Trafalgar (Sharpe Series #4) 

 

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Brad_W
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Altar of Eden

  

 

 

A fun thriller that is hard to . . . Ok, I was going to say "Put down", but that doesn't really work for eBooks does it? 

 

So how would you phrase the 'unputtadownable' quality of an eBook? 

 

 

 

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Re: What is everyone reading?

maybe "turn off" or "put to sleep"

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Re: What is everyone reading?

I finished The Help (highly recommend) and tried to start The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.  Since it's near the end of the school year, I'm having trouble focusing on it, so I put it aside and am rereading Sue Grafton's "S is for Silence" which I got for as part of a group bundle of QRST for under $8 before the April 1 price hike (now $27.99). 

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Re: What is everyone reading?

Michael Harvey's "The Chicago Way", Michael Kelly Detective Series Book 1.  This is one of those good marketing strategies, the book is $1.99.  I'm enjoying the book which means I'll probably buy the other 3 eventually.  

 

 

 

The Chicago Way (Michael Kelly Series #1)

 

 

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ABthree
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@Brad_W

 

I think "hard to put down" still works. :smileyvery-happy:

 

$15 is a little hard to cough up, though!

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You sold me. :smileyhappy:

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+in your kindness, make the wicked become good.+
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