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post #201 of 374 Old 06-28-2011, 12:13 PM
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Kite Runner is a great book! Same with Watership Down I was so obsessed with the movie and then the TV show when i was younger but never read the book until i was about 18. I've read it three times since it's so good.

I just started Red Riding Hood last night. When my mom was up the other weekend we rented the movie & although i thought they could have done a MUCH better job i had to buy the book of course ha ha!

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post #202 of 374 Old 06-29-2011, 09:40 PM
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I'm currently reading The Heavenly Horse From The Outermost West by Mary Stanton. So far so good. Very whimsical and interesting to read. I usually don't read fantasy books either, but I went ahead and got the sequel :)

Just finished Riding Lessons by Sara Gruen which I DEFINITELY recommend.

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post #203 of 374 Old 06-29-2011, 09:52 PM
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I'm about halfway through "After Dark" by Phillip Margolin and skimming a Horse Genetics textbook.

VelvetsAB - I like all of the authors you listed. I think we have similar tastes. Have you read Sue Grafton's letter series? If you haven't here's a link. I'm anxious for the next one Getting very close to Z though, that's a bit sad.

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post #204 of 374 Old 06-29-2011, 10:08 PM
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I'm almost done with Fallout by Ellen Hopkins, author of the Crank series.
I've already finished Crank and Glass (both by Hopkins)

The first two of the series (Crank and Glass) are about a girl who becomes addicted to Methamphetamine and her life gets controlled by the drug.
Fallout follows the lives of girl's first three children, in their teenage years and how they live according to their mother's meth addiction.

All three of these are AMAZING reads and I very HIGHLY reccomend the series.

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post #205 of 374 Old 07-04-2011, 05:34 AM
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I am currently reading Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz.........I was wondering if anyone had read any of his books?? If so what did you think of them??

I LOVE fantasy novels I read the whole Twilight series in 1 month. I also read all of the Vampire Academy series and I absoloutly LOVED them.......But funnily I never was interested in the Harry Potter series.

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post #206 of 374 Old 07-04-2011, 09:02 AM
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Soooo....I am looking for suggestions of what to read next. I have read everything that I have multiple times, and I am starting to get bored.

Seriously...just read the Twilight Saga in two days. Thats how bored I am.

I like Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz, Debbie Macomber, John Grisham, Nick Sparks, Fern Micheals etc...but I think I need to look outside the usual suspects.

No horror please! I had nightmares after reading a different vampire trilogy (The Circle Trilogy by Nora Roberts), and do not wish to have more. (In my defense, those were some BAD beep beep vampires in that book....Cross the I Am Legend zombies with the newborns from Twilight, and it might get close to how scary they were in my dreams. LOL)

I will happily read suspense, romance, mystery type books.

Previous reads have been--Eragon (all of them), all the Harry Potters, most of the Wagons West! series, all of the Clan of The Cave Bear series, Memoirs of a Geisha, Lonesome Dove, Camanche Moon, The Birth House(Ami Mckay), Into the Wilderness books by Sara Donati.... and a bunch of others by above authors.

Here are a few of my favourite books:

• Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
• Angela's Ashes (Frank McCourt)
• The Book of Negroes (Lawrence Hill)
• The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (Stieg Larsson) this is a three-book series and you won't be able to put them down!
• Island of the Blue Dolphins (Scott O'Dell) even though this is a kids' book it's a must-read!
• Fall On Your Knees (Ann Marie McDonald) a very moving but very sad story

If you like mysteries, check out any of the Lord Peter Wimsey series by Dorothy L. Sayers, or anything by Collin Dexter. Some of my favourite books are by these authors.

If you like sci-fi and love OLD sci-fi:
• Out of the Silent Planet (C. S. Lewis) <- space trilogy, some of my favourite science fiction!
• Anything by H. G. Wells

If you like Canadiana...anything Farley Mowat!

I'm currently reading Schindler's List by Thomas Keneally. It is written as a novel but the author has built every detail around verifiable facts of the life of Oskar Schindler. It is a fascinating book, I'm not finished yet but I highly recommend it. The movie was very acclaimed...I haven't seen it as I always knew there was a book and I like to read before I watch.

Okay...I think that's enough!
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post #207 of 374 Old 07-16-2011, 02:11 AM
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Let's see, I just finished reading Water for Elephants. Highly recommended! The movie didn't do it justice, but when does it ever (except maybe in the case of Harry Potter).

Now I'm re-reading Pride & Prejudice because I adore it and after that I'll probably move onto The Blessings of the Animals by Katrina Kittle. My boyfriend's mom recommended it. :)

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post #208 of 374 Old 07-23-2011, 08:38 PM
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My favorite books are Riding Lessons and Flying Changes by Sara Gruen (same author of Water for Elephants). I just read the first book in the new series The A Circuit by Georgina Bloomberg.
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post #209 of 374 Old 07-25-2011, 12:04 PM
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VelvetsAB - I like all of the authors you listed. I think we have similar tastes. Have you read Sue Grafton's letter series? If you haven't here's a link. I'm anxious for the next one Getting very close to Z though, that's a bit sad.

Sue Grafton, author of the Kinsey Millhone Mysteries
That looks to be an interesting series of books! I will have to look more into them.

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I am currently reading Life Expectancy by Dean Koontz.........I was wondering if anyone had read any of his books?? If so what did you think of them??
I really enjoy his writing. He is very good about getting you into the story, and keeping you interested.

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post #210 of 374 Old 07-25-2011, 12:28 PM
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I don't have my nook with me but it's a harlequin love inspired, I think it's called What the Heart Hears. It's about a guy that came back from the war deaf but he didn't say anything to the folks in town (he reads lips) and how he gets along for quite a while until a single mom figures him out and then of course they fall in love. But it's really good.

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