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What are reading right now?
HappyFoxy
Posted on April 23 2012 10:53 PM
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I've just finished reading a really fab history book called...
The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England by Ian Mortimer.
It's incredibly informative and gives you a real sense of what it was like to live in the 13th century. It's also very funny.
I've just managed to score the paperback edition of Phil Rickman's latest book 'The Secrets of Pain'. One of the fictional Merrily Watkins series...a chain-smoking female diocesan deliverance minister (modern term for exorcist) in a Hereford parish...cracking stuff. This one's connected with the SAS (Special Air Service). I've not long started it and already half-way through.
Inchworm, Inchworm,
Measuring the marigolds,
Then one day you'll stop and see...
How beautiful they are!
 
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finallyfound10
Posted on May 17 2012 09:32 PM
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HappyFoxy,

I am adding the medieval book to my list!! I love that kind of stuff!!!

Thanks!
Edited by finallyfound10 on May 17 2012 09:36 PM
-ADHD- Inattentive
-Adjustment Disorder w/Mixed Features of
Anxiety
-Major Depressive Disorder
-Dyscalculia
 
finallyfound10
Posted on May 17 2012 09:35 PM
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Oh, I am reading:

Seal Target Geronimo- The Inside Story of the Mission to Kill Osama Bin Laden by Chuck Pfarrer.
-ADHD- Inattentive
-Adjustment Disorder w/Mixed Features of
Anxiety
-Major Depressive Disorder
-Dyscalculia
 
Laura
Posted on June 05 2012 02:22 PM
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Still reading The Hunger Games
BEEN THERE DONE THAT, GOT THE T-SHIRT
 
RottieWoman
Posted on June 05 2012 02:29 PM
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oh, I'd like to read that - isn't that a trilogy?
mom and I just saw the movie, which made me intrigued with the book!
 
Laura
Posted on June 09 2012 10:31 PM
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Hey Rottie,

Ye I saw the film and loved it so thought I would get the book. Yes it's 1 of the trilogy books. So far so good.

Also away to start reading a new book as I have joined a book club :-)
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heathermomster
Posted on June 17 2012 09:39 PM
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Just finished Persuasion by Austen and Stardust by Gaiman
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Edelweiss
Posted on June 18 2012 06:04 PM
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Strawgirl by Abigail Padgett. If you love Indians and well written detective novels then go for it ! Plus I have to say that the heroine (a manic depressive who is working for abused children) is very engaging...
 
RottieWoman
Posted on June 18 2012 09:51 PM
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hi everyone,
thanks for the info., LauraSmile
I've been in a few book clubs. Currently in a Buddhist book discussion group.
what do you think of your book club, Laura?
 
udk6dodger
Posted on June 29 2012 01:05 AM
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These Days I am reading the comic book of The Batman and Robin............

http://degrassi-t....otavo.tv/ , http://the-x-file...isodes.tv/
 
Laura
Posted on July 01 2012 03:40 PM
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Hey there Rottie,

We have met once and we are away to meet on Friday for our 2nd meeting. This meeting will be to discuss the book we were reading. So, so far good. Will let you know on Friday lol!

What about you Rottie?
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Ladyhawke
Posted on July 01 2012 04:13 PM
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Currently reading The Name of the Wind, by Patrick Rothfuss.
Algebra? When I learn decimals and fractions, you're welcome to try teaching me, but unless you have the patience of a saint and are very long-lived, good luck with that... Grin
 
Laura
Posted on August 05 2012 02:37 PM
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Just away to start reading Book 3 for book club "Hurting Distance" By Sophie Hannah
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Lodequolley
Posted on August 22 2012 10:59 AM
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+1. this is very interesting
 
justfoundout
Posted on September 01 2012 04:29 PM
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9/1/12
I read Rabbit Proof Fence last week, and enjoyed it very much. It the true story of three girls who ran away from a miserable boarding school to get back to their home village. They walked over 1000 miles on foot, living off the land, and evading a police 'tracker'. This was in Western Australia, back in the 1930's. I read the book all in one day, though that was pushing it a bit. I highly recommend reading it. - jus'
 
Melian
Posted on November 12 2012 11:11 PM
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I'm currently readin No-No Boy by John Okada for my lit class, but in my spare time...scratch that, when I actually have a few nanoseconds to myself, I'm working on 1984 by George Orwell. I read it for the first time over the summer, but I feel like I didn't get as much out of it, so I'm re-reading to see what I missed.
2 + 2 = 5.
-George Orwell, 1984

Anar kaluva tielyanna.
 
RottieWoman
Posted on November 13 2012 06:15 PM
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Both those books seem like ones I'd like to read. Was "Rabbit Proof Fence" a movie later?
 
justfoundout
Posted on November 13 2012 08:17 PM
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11/13/12
Yes, RW, it was a movie later. Good point. - jus'
Edited by justfoundout on November 13 2012 08:19 PM
 
RottieWoman
Posted on November 13 2012 08:31 PM
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ahh, ok thanks, 'jus
I think the book is likely to be better than the movie.
 
justfoundout
Posted on November 13 2012 08:44 PM
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11/13/12
The book was really good. True. But I did read a little criticism about it where a few said that there should have been 'more' given about the story. Then I read that those who published the book defended it saying something like, 'well, what else do you want? the author wasn't going to psychoanalyze the main character.' But, having read it, enjoyed it, and thought about it,... and, yes, I do think that 'more' should have been included in the book. I say this because the author was 'in possession of' more information which would have satisfied some unanswered questions and some unexplained events, and yet, she withheld that information from the reader, never adding it, not even at the end of the story. I only was able to find this out through some online research. The main character is trying to go home to her mother, but even after she gets 'home', she doesn't see her mother, and takes off in another direction (apparently with relatives). Her 're-capture' isn't in the book. And her (much later) reunion with her mother isn't in the book. Now, would that have been too much to ask for? - jus'
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