What are you reading the week of Feb 24- March 2?

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What are you reading the week of Feb 24- March 2?
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Sun, 02-24-2013 - 6:59pm

Last night I finished The Telling by Ursula K. LeGuin. I read it for my RL book club, we're meeting Tuesday night. I loved it! It's part of her Hainish Cycle of books. I've read some of the older ones and remembered loving them as well and some of her other books, too. I don't know why I got out of the habit of LeGuin, I want to get back into that habit.

Currently reading Fated by Alyson Noel. 

What's the weather like where you live? Two hours ago it snowing nice fluffy big flakes, now we've got a dusting of snow. It's below freezing.

Julia

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I tried reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I know understand the meaning of "enervating". Maybe it's the writing style. I didn't see the movie. It's probably better than the book. Maybe I'll try again.

I'm just starting "Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out" by Mo Yan. From the description, it might have some similarities to "The Years of Rice and Salt" by Kim Stanley Robinson, and so far it seems very good.

Roberta

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I think I read all of The Road. I hated it! I decided the movie is 100% better, even though I still haven't gotten around to seeing it, because Viggo Mortenson is the Dad.

I gave up on two YA books I wasn't in the mood for Noel's Fated and Hudson's Hereafter. Currently reading Lindskold's Thirteen Orphans.

Julia

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 I'm still reading The Cream Puff Murder by Joanne Fluke.

 The weather today was rainy and windy. The wind caught my umbrella as I went around the corner   and  it broke. Of course, it was my favourite umbrella.

 Kathie

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I finished up The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Emma Orczy.  An excellent book!  I'm so happy I finally got around to it.  I've also read Laird of the Mist by Paula Quinn.  A good romance, perhaps a little racy for some, but far from spelling it out every time you turn around.

Now I'm doing something I have never done before.  I've got 4 books going at the same time.  I've got the Dirty Parts of the Bible: A Novel by Sam Torode going on my laptop.  I've also started The Celebrated Jumping Frog and Other Stories by Mark Twain, Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen and Corpse on the Cob by Sue Ann Jaffarian.

Both the Scarlet Pimpernel and Laird of the Mist were on my Nook.  I wanted a real book in hand so I took Mark Twain off my shelf and decided I didn't want to read all the short stories straight through, so I called up my Kindle App and found The Dirty Parts of the Bible in that library so I started it and it's quite a good story.  So far it's about the relationship between a southern Baptist minister and his son told through the son's eyes.  Quite humorous in parts.  Then I've bought about a dozen used books that are just sitting on my bedroom dresser and Garden Spells is one I really, really wanted to read, so I picked it up and read a couple of chapters and was hooked.  Then it was time for my library books to go back and Sue Ann Jaffarian's Corpse on the Cob was on the shelf.  It's the next one in line for me to read of her Odelia Grey series.  Her titles seem to fly off the shelves, so I grabbed it and you know it's not going to wait until all these other books are read.  I figure once I'm off the computer it will be an excellent day to read.  The weather outside is presently in the 30's with a howling wind.  3pm is the time set for ice pellets and snow to begin, changing to all snow by 6.  We are supposed to get 3 or 4 inches here.  I sent my son off to work in my Jeep.  He has about an hour's drive north and they are supposed to get up to 10 inches of snow in that area.  His car is falling apart and he has to work until 9:30 pm.  I just couldn't wrap my mind around my Jeep sitting in my garage while he's struggling to get home in his junker.  My hubby might be a little upset with me, but he can just deal with it.  If the weather does what the weatherman says it's supposed to, he'll be glad I did what I did in the end.

Happy Reading!

Bev

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Tue, 02-26-2013 - 7:27pm

 Bev,

 I hope you enjoy Garden Spells and Corpse on the Cob. I thought they were both great.

 Kathie