what are you reading september 23 - september 29?

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what are you reading september 23 - september 29?
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Sun, 09-23-2012 - 8:12pm

let us know what you have going this week.

can you believe fall is here already? are there signs of fall in your area?

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I'm reading The Sugar Cookie Murder by Joanne Fluke on my kindle and Mr. Pip by Lloyd Jones on paper.

Kathie

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I'm still reading Mister Pip by Lloyd Jones.

Fall is making a big show about its arrival. Temperatures are close to or below freezing at night now, leaves are changing to yellow and red and are falling down and flying in the strong wind, flowers have wilted, evening arrives earlier each day.

 

Roberta

 

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Haven't started a new book yet. I'm spending this week getting caught up on my pile of magazines. :-)

 

Bev

 

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kathie,

i have the sugar cookie murder waiting on my shelf. i also recently got two more of her books. i really like that series.

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Hi!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Mine was uneventful, but busy.  Got a lot of little things done that I've been putting off for a while. 

I have finally finished and enjoyed a whole book again.  I told you I stopped reading The Dog Stars by Peter Heller.  I also got a third of the way through Fannie Flagg's I Still Dream About You and close the cover forever.  I hated the storyline.  I even explained it to Chris and he thought it was stupid, too.  I was a little worried that it was just me, so I picked up one of the books I've had on my shelves for a long time.  I read Full of Grace by Dorothea Benton Frank.  This dear, dear southern lady has never let me down.  This book was full of love, compassion, humor and miraculous wonder.  I recommend it to everyone!  It's about the only daughter of a quirky Italian Catholic family and her love for an Irish doctor who happens to be doing research on stem cells.  The daughter is an agnostic and the love of her life considers himself a probably atheist despite their Catholic upbringings.  Let me just tell you that the story is more a novel about family and how they view each other and a love story.  The religious subplot is used as just an undercurrent to keep the novel moving along.  It's very well written.

Okay, so I just finished that a few minutes ago.  Now I have 3 library books to be tackled and I'm thinking it won't take me long to read any of them.  First of all there is The Curse of the Holy Pail, the second Odelia Grey mystery by Sue Ann Jaffarian that I requested ages ago!  It is going to be devoured first.  Next in line is Love in a Nutshell by Janet Evanovich and Dorien Kelly.  It just happened to be on the new books shelves at the library.  I always make it a habit to browse these shelves, just in case I come across a title or two from my list.  The third book is questionable if I will like it.  I finally decided to give Charlaine Harris a try.  I've read some good things about her Sookie Stackhouse series, so I picked up the first...Dead Until Dark.  Those of you who know me, know I'm not big into vampires.  There is a good possibility I will hate this, but I'm so curious about this series because so many were reading and reporting on it.  I decided I had to give it a shot.  Besides, Halloween is on the way and vampires kind of fit with the season.  I usually prefer witches and ghosts, though.

We had our first frost warning last night, so yes, fall is here.  Leaves are just barely turning, but the temps. are only in the 60's the last week.  It's getting ranier and windier.  The birds are flocking.  Most of the hummingbirds are gone.  I am loving every minute!  I was teasing Chris yesterday and told him if we were a few more weeks along I'd say the sky looked like the dreaded 4 letter word....SNOW!!!!!  I really think we will have furries before Halloween this year.

Happy Reading!

Bev

 

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Hi Ellen,
Sorry I'm late but then again the week hasn't ended LOL
I'm reading Debbie MaComber's The Inn at Rose Harbor.... I like it and it's the continuation of her Cedar Cove series so I'm reuniting with all the characters from that series. Almost finished and hope to start thinking about which book to read next.
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suzan,

i still have my autographed copy waiting on my shelf. just have not had time to read it. glad you are liking it. i loved the cedar cove series.

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I'm now reading The Secrets of a Fire King, short stories by Kim Edwards.  I had started her novel The Memory Keeper's Daughter, and was interested in the plot, but the writing style annoyed me - wordy, too descriptive, I'm not sure.

But when I returned Mister Pip to the library, I looked for Secrets of a Fire King, to see what her short  stories are like. I borrowed it yesterday, and have read a couple of stories already. So far I like them much better than The Memory Keeper's Daughter, although I plan to go back to it after I finish Secrets.

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This week my RL bookclub discussed Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi. I was thriiled that everybody really enjoyed this graphic novel, and for many of them it was their first graphic novel.

I've also read Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures by Emma Straub, which I liked a lot.

The Wild Ways by Tanya Huff was fun, funny and a delight.

Today I finished Doctor Who: Touched by an Angel by Jonathan Morris, which I liked a lot. This book features Amy & Rory Pond, who will somehow no longer be the Doctor's companions after tomorrow night's episode on BBC America.

I'm about to start Every Day by David Levithan. He's a favorite author of mine and I got this as an ARC. 

Some hillsides are gorgeous and full of color, and some are bland and not in my corner of Upstate New York, where we got very little rain this summer.

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Well, there is obviously nothing wrong with me.  Just coincidence, I guess, that I got hold of 2 books in a row that I didn't like.

I finished The Curse of the Holy Pail this morning and have started Love in a Nutshell.  I already think the main character in this one is a real pip!  If all goes well, this book should be read over the weekend.

I have decided I need to read Stephen King's The Colorado Kid.  It's the book TV's  Haven is based upon.  I know TV takes a lot of artistic liscense with story content, but there are a lot of unanswered questions swirling around in my mind, which I think the book will answer.  Something else to read this winter.

Does anyone agree or disagree with me?  Or will reading the book ruin the TV show for me?  Or is the TV show so loosely based upon the book that it won't make any difference one way or the other?

Bev

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