What are you reading/ did you read the week of Feb 7-15?

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What are you reading/ did you read the week of Feb 7-15?
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Mon, 02-10-2014 - 2:28pm

So, first tell us what you're reading and will read this week.

 Since Valentine's Day is this week, are you doing anything special?

Julia

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I'm reading Songs for the New Depression by Kergan Edwards- Stout. I need to read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson for my book group by 2/20. Our 30th wedding anniversary is a few days later, so we're going to the Berkshires (western Massachusetts) and going to Shakespeare & Co. As for Valentines Day, I'm not sure. Julia
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I'm reading Songs for the New Depression by Kergan Edwards- Stout. I need to read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson for my book group by 2/20. Our 30th wedding anniversary is a few days later, so we're going to the Berkshires (western Massachusetts) and going to Shakespeare & Co. As for Valentines Day, I'm not sure. Julia
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I'm reading Songs for the New Depression by Kergan Edwards- Stout. I need to read Life After Life by Kate Atkinson for my book group by 2/20. Our 30th wedding anniversary is a few days later, so we're going to the Berkshires (western Massachusetts) and going to Shakespeare & Co. As for Valentines Day, I'm not sure. Julia
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 Happy Anniversary.

 I just going to start The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd in between Olympic TV watching.

 Kathie

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I LOVE to read, but when I do, I get NOTHING else done, so I try to avoid my addiction.  Last week, while I was dealing with a bout of Norovirus, and so grandchild free, I read a couple books that were the written equivalent of 50's "creature features".  They were cheap, and free, on my Kindle.  Mega, by Jake Bible, and From the Depths by JE Gurley.  I also began a trilogy:  The Breach, Ghost Country, and Deep Sky, by Patrick Lee.  These are sci-fi meets Tom Clancy.  Very thrilling and violent, but not the torture-porn stuff that I just cannot stomach.  I was recommended the first one, and about half way thru, I got the other 2 because I needed to see where it all was going.

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I'm reading I've Got a Home in Glory Land: A Lost Tale of the Underground Railroad by Karolyn Smardz Frost, which I found in a Black History Month display at the library. It's a biography of Thornton and Lucy Blackburn, who settled in Toronto after escaping slavery in Kentucky, and an eye-opening history of the "Underground Railroad". 

No special plans for Valentine's Day, but we went out for my birthday last week.

Happy anniversary, Julia!

Roberta

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Thanks Roberta & Kathie. Happy birthday Roberta.

Julia

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I finished Songs for the New Depression by Kergen Edwards- Scott and liked it very much. It's an ARC I got from the author/ publisher.

Currently reading The Reason I Jump by Naoki Higashida, which came from the library and Life After Life by Kate Atkinson on the Kindle.

I forgot one Valentine's Day activity: I went on a 'blind date with a book.' They wrapped the books up and put three adjectives describing them. I first picked up The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman that I've already read twice since it came out last June.  I didn't need to go out the door with it.  I went home with The Paris Wife. I haven't even unwrapped it yet.

Julia

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 Julia, that sounds like a fun library activity.

 I should finish The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd this evening. It was slow in places but overall I enjoyed it. Up next is Billionaire Blend by Cleo Coyle.

 Kathie