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Thanks LORI for the info on John Grishim's book!


Gosh I remember getting into trouble in grade school alot because I was always grabbing a library book and reading during class!

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Went to the library yesterday and picked up some 'candy'!  J.R. Robb's latest (Nora Roberts cop series), James Patterson and something else!  All 7 day books so I know I'll have some late books! ha!ha!  Seeya! 


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Susan,  Cross Country is what I picked up.  I am reading the JD Robb one first as I love the Roarke and Eve Dallas characters.  Again, fun, quick reads!  Love them! 

Seeya!

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I bought Anne Rivers Siddons new book yesterday called "Off Season"
I have read almost all her books. I started with Colony and went on from there.
I haven't read her in a while and I am looking forward to it!


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just finished an absolutely awesome book that had me laughing out loud !!! literally!!  the devil in the junior league by linda francis lee....it was hysterically funny and had more twists and turns ....everytime frede (the main character pronounced freddy) turned around her ex was up to something else...if you want a lugh a minute and a enjoyable read pick up this book!!


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Finished Write it When I'm Gone. Really good book, especially for any other political junkies out there. Keeping with the theme, I'm now reading Barbara Bush's "Memoirs." She has such a wonderful sense of humor and the book is written in a "from the hip" sort of way.

At the same time, I'm reading Queen Noir, Leap of Faith. It's so-so. Lots of history on middle east politics, not too much on her relationship with the King.

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Since all of my teenage grandchildren are completely immersed in the Twilight series I thought I'd see what all the excitement is about.  I'm about a third of the way into the first one and can see why teenage crowd is so interested.  It's fun to see what they are reading. 


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Oh Bev, Isn't Twilight great!  Was into that last summer and did a reread after seeing the movie with my 14 year old at xmas!  So good!!  -Lee


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I went to the friends of the library booksale on saturday and picked up several books.
Margo one of them was TRACE -  so you don't need to send that to me ...  hardbound looks brand new for the spendy cost of $1.  I love those booksales!!  I can find good books for great  prices and support the library at the same time.  Once I've read them I typically donate them back so they can sell the books again!
Doreen


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Doreen, good job on getting the books for $1.00.  I won't send you Trace.  I'm slowly working my way through Scarpetta - for some reason I am having a hard time getting started on it.

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Hi everyone...you know I volunteer in the used book store at the library so I carry home many of book..but today I actually bought  a new one from Costco..it is Maeve Binchy's new book..."Heart and Soul"..I love her stuff with the exception of "Firefly Summer" which was simply toooooo depressing...so you know what I am going to do later today....

Oh, I have read most of the Scarpetta books ..haven't read the new one yet..some times she goes over the deep end, I think..

I hate sappy books, but I also deplore grotesque lit...


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Here is a link to a great book I just finished. I encourage you all to read it.

http://www.strongatthebrokenplaces.com/thebook/excerpts.html

it struck a lot of chords with me and I thought of all of us and our struggles with the beast.
I liked it because it was not sappy, nor was it an angry rant as are a lot of books on this topic. Your library probably has it --you won't be disappointed!

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I went on Amazon.com and bought 2 books.

The first one I'm reading is:
Have a New Kid by Friday by: Dr. Kevin Leman.

I wish I would have had this book 15 yrs. ago, I would have loved to have have this information to raise my now 17 yr. old. Anyway, I love it. It is so simply. It's an eye opener. I hope to finish it this week and start doing the things to help my family be better. My 2 younger kids are pretty good. I need to be better to help them be great men.

The 2nd book I haven't started yet is: 1,2,3 Magic by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. 

Another discipline book. I am always watching Nanny 911 and Super Nanny. I want to be a better parent this time around. I feel like I failed my oldest son miserably. I wish I could change things with him. I can only do what I know to do, hence reading and learning. We never stop learning.
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I like to read short stories. I just recently finished a book by Roald Dahl called The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and 6 more. It of course is more for kids, but it was a nice collection of short stories and one of them was about how he became a writer. Good light reading. I have started Grisham's The Appeal, but I am having trouble getting interested in it. I also read a daily devotional called Diligently Seeking God by Gary Henry.
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I just picked up a book called "Like a Charm: a novel in voices", edited by Karin Slaughter.  The premise is a mysterious charm bracelet, and how it travels through the years to different owners.  The neat thing is, each chapter is written by a different author!  Most of them are mystery writers, such as Slaughter, Laura Lippman, Lee Child, Jane Haddam, Peter Robinson....
 
If you like short stories, you might try this one.  It's nice because I can read a chapter, set it down...and when I pick it up again, I don't have to struggle to remember characters or the plot!  Nice for me right now, since I've been crazy busy at work, and home!

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I've just started reading "We Might As Well Win"  On the road to success with the mastermind bening eight tour de france victories by Johan Bruynell.

7 of those 8 victories was with Lance Armstrong - the 8th was Alberto Contador last year -  Lance and Alberto are both riding for Team Astana and both will be in the Tour De France this year -  they are still trying to figure out whether it will be Lance or Alberto who will be the lead rider on the team.  Johan has been the team director for 9 tour de frances and has won 8 out of 9 - very impressive.

I've read a couple of chapters so far and it's very inspiring ...  and interesting!!
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I'm reading The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan.  It, too, is a book about cancer, but it's very well written, and an easy read.

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I bought a book for my library called "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan. It's a children's book, about 6th grade level and up.  I often read children's and young adult titles so I can steer kids towards things they'll enjoy.

Anyway, I loved this book!  The main character is Percy: 12-year-old, ADHD and dyslexic.  He struggles in school with his dyslexia, but he's smart.  He gets in trouble a lot (ADHD) but not intentionally.  Lo and behold, he discovers that he's only half mortal; the Greek Gods are still alive and well up on Mt. Olympus, and Percy's father is actually Poseidon!  This means Percy is a "hero", a demi-god or half-blood.  He has to go to Camp Half-Blood for instruction and training, because all those great monsters from Greek mythology are after him.  And of course, he must go on a hero's quest.

The thing I absolutely loved was the positive spin the author puts on Percy's "afflictions"--dyslexic?  No, his brain is really hardwired to read Ancient Greek.  That's why he sometimes has trouble with English.  ADHD?  Nope...battle reflexes shining through!  I loved the positive spin on the negative labels some kids acquire.  Plus, it was well-written, with humor and excitement.  It's a series as well, so if you know any middle-school boys that you would like to get to read...you might try this one!

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Hey Vicki,  I love Lee Child!  That Jack Reacher character is something else!

I, too, read children's books from time to time.  More young adult, though.  I'll have to think up some titles I loved.  I loved a series that were all different but one was something like 'The Midwife's Apprentice' can't remember the others, but I loved them all!

Now I am reading 'Team of Rivals' and a Scarpetta book I had never read.  It starts out w/a letter from Benton who is now deceased.  Good so far and am going to out and sit on the deck and read after my shower!!  Cheers!  Lee

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Lee, you'll have to tell me the the name of the Scarpetta book.  I just finished Scarpetta and will be sending it to Doreen as soon as I finish the other book I'm reading.  I thought Scarpetta was the most recent, and Benton is alive in that one.

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