what are you reading november 18 - november 24?

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what are you reading november 18 - november 24?
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Sun, 11-18-2012 - 6:09am

Happy Thanksgiving!! it's only a few days away.

if you have time this week, what's got your interest?

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Sun, 11-18-2012 - 12:16pm

 I'm reading The Scent of Rain and Llightning by Nancy Pickard and on my kindle, The Key Lime Pie Murder by Joanne Fluke.

 Kathie

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This morning I finished the new Son in The Giver's series by Lois Lowry.

I've started The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. The library wants it back tomorrow!

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I haven't had very much time for reading this week, so I'm still reading Fury by Salman Rushdie.

Roberta

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Fri, 11-23-2012 - 10:04am

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Ours was nice, though a little sad.  This was the first time Chris and I were by ourselves for the holiday.  We have been married for almost 40 years and have always been either at someone elses house or most often had a houseful ourselves.  I think next year I'm putting the word out that whoever wants Thanksgiving at our house to give us a call so I can get a head count.  I'll do this the beginning of October.  If I have no response, Chris and I will be outta here!  We'll start a new tradition and travel,  This cooking a huge meal just for two doesn't cut it.

Okay, rant done.  Thanks for listening. 

I finished Thugs and Kisses by Sue Ann Jaffarian.  Her Odelia Grey series just gets better and better.  I think she's getting very comfortable with her characters and she just makes them do such naturally human things.  This book was like being in California on the sidelines observing the action.  I really enjoyed it.

Now I'm reading The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.  So far I'm liking it.  It's about a later middle aged Pennsylvania couple, who move to Alaska for a fresh start.  Mabel never got over the stillbirth of her only child and feels the rest of the family thinks her inadeqate as a wife.  She thinks they think Jack deserved better than her.  

The author was born and raised in Alaska.  She has a way of making you feel like you are in Alaska without being overly descriptive.  If the book continues the way it is starting, I think it will end up being one of my favorite reads for this year.  It's also making my hubby happy because I actually bought a book and I'm reading it on my Nook Tablet.

I have the feeling I will have a Nook HD under the tree this year.  He's asked me if I wanted one the last couple of times he's seen the commercial for them on TV.  Silly man!

Happy Reading!   Smile

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Fri, 11-23-2012 - 8:07pm

 Bev, I was just at the library and picked up Corpse On The Cob by Sue Ann Jaffarian. It was the only book of hers on the shelf. I hope I don't miss much but not starting at the beginning of the series.

 I also picked up Notorious Nineteen which was waiting for me. I think I'll have a busy reading weekend.

Kathie

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Bev,

I loved The Snow Child when I read it earlier in the year and think it's going to beone of my favorite books this year!

I'm so glad you ran across it!

Julia

 

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I was so happy to find this thread! I am always looking for up to date book recommendations.Thank you for doing this :) I have copied your list and will do some research into what I am going to read next! I have a fantastic book recommendation (one I just recently read). The book is called "Until Brazil" by author Bethe Lee Moulton. It was a book that I couldn't put down and made me smile through-out. The best comparison would be "Eat Pray Love." It's about a woman, Beth, who is facing a bit of a rut in life...job isn't going anywhere...married but restless. She decides to go on a business trip to Brazil in hopes of a promotion and in doing so falls in love with the culture, the lifestyle and the people! A book of personal transformation and there is even an unexpected love story. I love books about travel (especially with a female that I can relate to!). I hope you give it a chance - http://www.untilbrazil.com/
Thanks for sharing the books you love :) Spread the happiness!