What's everyone reading these days?

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What's everyone reading these days?
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Fri, 03-02-2012 - 10:15am

It's fun to share what the family is reading once in awhile. Let us know what you've enjoyed, what you haven't. What are your kids reading? Are they obsessed with a series?

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Mon, 03-05-2012 - 2:46pm

After saying I would never read it (based on reading the first chapter on Amazon)...I just finished Game of Thrones. And...I'm addicted.

Is this okay for kids/teens? Ds11 (12 in April) loves, loves, loves fantasy. He reads it almost exclusively. I'm always on the lookout for new books. Personally, I'm not a fantasy fan except for the classic/light, good-versus-evil stuff: Once and Future King, the Hobbit, The Last Dragon, Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, Neverending Story. Haha- you can see that I need the "okay for kids" warning on my books- some of the fantasy I find kind of dark and

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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 1:48am
"The Last Dragon" was a story I LOVED as a kid. I had forgotten the title; now I'm going to look it up for my DDs.
YDD 9 just finished reading the a historical story about transported thieves during the 1700s. DD 13 is wrapping up The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. I read the Hunger Games last week and found it impossible to put down until I had finished it. Then I read Memoirs of a Geisha, which was good but not as good as the real memoirs I read some years ago. Now I'm halfway through a biography of Catherine the Great.
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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 11:46am

DS6: Continues to zoom through the Magic Treehouse books, also reading stuff like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Charlotte's Web.

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Tue, 03-06-2012 - 6:48pm
Oh! I'm on hold at the library for that biography! Are you enjoying it? My friend recommended it very highly.

I had the same take on The Hunger Games (surprised me that I was so captivated because I hated the premise) and Memoirs of a Geisha.
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Wed, 03-07-2012 - 3:38am
The Catherine the Great biography is good, not as good as the old-style biographies of the fifties and sixties, but still good. It's fascinating how she embraced the Russian culture and was able to steal and hold onto power.
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 10:22am

I am up to the last Game of Thrones books and in some ways reading in spite of myself.

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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 2:10pm
I loved "Poisonwood Bible"...but couldn't get past the first couple of chapters of her "Pigs in Heaven"...the writing was pedestrian, the characters not particularly likeable...still have it on my shelf.

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 8:07am

Pigs in Heaven is a sequel to the The Bean Trees and probably less successful.

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Sat, 03-10-2012 - 1:52pm

That series is one of my favorite reads of all time, especially The Bean Trees.

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Sun, 03-11-2012 - 11:20pm
The Lacuna as in The Empty?

I'm reading twin info.

DSD10 is currently reading a physics textbook I picked up from another professor, it's just the last version. We are reading Animal Farm together and I'm going to school yet again to squabble with her teacher over the need for her to read easier books. Yes, I know she's young, but she likes the book and hubby and I just prefer her reading to not.

DD5 is reading To Kill A Mockingbird with hubby. Or any other book, journal, magazine she can get her hands on.

DD3 likes whatever we are reading. She's reading some on her own, but those are boring and she prefers Daddy to read his (boring) engineering plans to her.

We apparently have real problems with age appropriate reading material.