What are you reading the week of March 2- 8th?

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What are you reading the week of March 2- 8th?
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Mon, 03-03-2014 - 12:30pm

What books are you reading/ planning to read, have you finished this week?

What book (or movie) did you read (watched) that it seems like everyone else loved, but you didn't?

Julia

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Sat, 03-08-2014 - 1:51pm

 I've also been thinking about doing a re-read of Outlander since I hear that they are turning it into a TV series. I read the first three in the series and then quit for some reason.

 Kathie

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My plan was to start to re-read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, but my fancy was caught by a YA book called Grave Mercy (book one of the His Fair Assassin trilogy) by Robin LaFevers.  It's a great read, so far.  I'll post a review in the YA section once I'm finished with it.


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After Things Not Seen, which was dumb, I read The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester which was dumber. Then I read Doctor Who: Peacemaker by James Swallow, which I liked. Today I finished A Death- Struck Year by Makiia Lucier, which is a debut novel about a 17 year old on her own, who works with the Red Cross during the 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic in Portland, OR. It's one of those YA books, that many adults would also like, I think. Next up is Enchanted by Alethea Kontis. Julia
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Tue, 03-04-2014 - 6:59pm

  Last week, I finished Delivering Death by Julie Kramer and Deadly Notions by Elizabeth Lynn Casey.  I'm reading The Master Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini and Deadly Alterations by Eliz. Lynn Casey. I've been trying to read books that I own while I'm waiting for some of my favourite authors to publish their new books in the next couple of months.

 The last book that I remember disliking is The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Diaz. It won a Pulitzer and another prize but for the life of me I can't figure out why it won.

 Kathie

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Tue, 03-04-2014 - 6:46pm
Nice to see you back. I really enjoyed Gone Girl but it may not be for you if you're having to force yourself to read it.

 Kathie

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I read two novels last week whose central theme were about mother/daughter relationships- Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda and How to Bake a Perfect Life by Barbara O'Neal. 

I am going to start re-reading one of my favorite series, Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  The next book in the series is due to be released in June.  And if that isn't enough, the Outlander series will be starting on Starz sometime this Spring.

One book that everyone seems to love but I couldn't get into was The Girl With the Pearl Earring.  I heard rave reviews about it but I couldn't get past the first two chapters.


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I am reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn....Not sure if I like it or not....Not very far into it...and have to 'force myself to pick it up...not a good sign....LOL...


 


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Yesterday I finished Countdown by Deborah Wiles. It's a novel that takes place during the two weeks of the Cuban Missile Crisis in October 1962. It's  a YA novel, that brings in popular songs, Broadway songs, the Civil Rights movement and many other historical documents to give a feeling for the times.

I'm currently reading Things Not Seen by Andrew Clements, about a 15 year old who disappears. And I don't mean he's kidnapped or runs away, but he disappears. I'm so far sticking with it, but ...

Both of these are part of a Battle of the Books competition for my library.

Last week I finished Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. I didn't like it for a lot of reasons, and I don't understand why it's spent so many weeks (is it a year now?) on the best seller list and won so many awards.

Julia