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What are you reading? (29957 new)
Apr 12, 2009 07:04AM

1218 Just started Blaggard's Moon by George Bryan Polivka. Hoping it's as good as the Trophy Chase trilogy. It's set in the same world.
Your Latest Splurge (9835 new)
Apr 02, 2009 01:58PM

1218 Susanna wrote: "1109068 Stranger in a Strange Land is an interesting novel, but not my favorite Heinlein. That would be The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress."

I found The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress at lunch for two bucks at a newly discovered used bookstore.
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Mar 24, 2009 07:58AM

What are you reading? (29957 new)
Mar 11, 2009 06:58AM

1218 I'm devouring The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie and thoroughly enjoying listening to The Book Thief during my daily commute.
Your Latest Splurge (9835 new)
Mar 11, 2009 06:55AM

1218 April wrote: "To Say Nothing Of The Dog rocks! Got to love time travel books!

I'm a sucker for them both to watch and to read. :)

Your Latest Splurge (9835 new)
Mar 10, 2009 07:14AM

1218 My swearing off Amazon didn't last two weeks! I purchased Before They Are Hanged by Joe Abercrombie and To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis yesterday.

I need to find a local chapter of Book Buyers Anonymous. :P
What are you reading? (29957 new)
Mar 02, 2009 06:47AM

1218 I finished Cloak of Magic yesterday and I'm more than half done with Alphabet of Thorn. I'm also reading The Book Thief during my daily commute.

For March I will probably try:

A Song for Arbonne by Guy Gavriel Kay
The Blade Itself The First Law by Joe Abercrombie
Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett
Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

Feb 12, 2009 07:04AM

1218 I have audiobooks with me in the car. I have at least two physical books (paperback or hardcover) in my laptop case, which is with me almost always like my purse). I have 10-20 ebooks on my BlackBerry.

Around home, like Allison, I have books everywhere because I'm constantly receiving and sending books via BookMooch. My original plan was to reduce the number of books at home with BookMooch, and that was originally the case, but over the winter I've acquired so many that I can't keep up my reading fast enough to recycle them.

And, like the book addict I am, I ordered five more new books from Amazon yesterday to confound my owned-but-unread shelf.

I need to retire so I can read full time!
Scrabble (16060 new)
Feb 11, 2009 01:34PM

1218 twister
Scrabble (16060 new)
Feb 04, 2009 08:48AM

1218 grander
Jan 25, 2009 12:36PM

1218 Finally finished this today, thanks in large part to the audio book. Simon Prebble is an amazing narrator. I highly recommend the audio book version.

Here's a link to my review for those interested:

It will take me a few days to answer the questions from the readers guide - - as it's been twenty years since I did that sort of analysis. Definitely reminds me of college essay writing. :)

Jan 19, 2009 05:45AM

1218 I'm not working today. But my son has to. :)
Scrabble (16060 new)
Jan 16, 2009 06:16PM

1218 mingled
Scrabble (16060 new)
Jan 16, 2009 03:19PM

1218 heaping
Scrabble (16060 new)
Jan 15, 2009 10:57AM

1218 stowing
Jan 15, 2009 05:41AM

1218 I am about a tenth of the way through this book and thoroughly enjoying it. All the various levels of nuance are wonderful. I am coming off a space opera binge so this is a very welcome reward.

Once I finish, I hope to answer the lengthy discussion questions posted here. I just wanted to share my delight in this novel with others. :)
1218 I almost named my daughter Menolly or Lorelei. She would have liked either of those. Instead I named her Rachelle Gwendolynne and it was the 4th grade before she could correctly spell/write her middle name. :)

Ah, the things we do to our kids as parents.
Scrabble (16060 new)
Jan 09, 2009 07:32PM

1218 plumped
Scrabble (16060 new)
Jan 07, 2009 05:27AM

1218 scraped
Scrabble (16060 new)
Jan 06, 2009 01:08PM

1218 kneaded
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