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Just so we can all share what books we are reading now thought I would start this off.

Currently I am reading way too many books but I am reading:

1)Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
2)Twilight by Stephenie Meyers
3)Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser
4) Love in Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
5) Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott (Next book for Wheaton Ward book Club in September)
6) Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
7) Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel

I know I am reading too much at once. But I am trying to increase my brain cells! I don't think it's working! ha ha!

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Bug | 31 comments Twilight right now.

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Book of Lost Things by John Connolly

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Keeley | 3 comments I am reading Sarah by Orson Scott Card. Very interesting historic novel. I am really enjoying it so far. It is neat to get to know his version of Abraham and Sarah and see his ideas about their lives. I highly reccommend it.

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I saw that several friends from Church & GR are reading it. I will have to pick it up

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Beth (bethanny) I liked the Women of Genesis series, too. Rebekah (the one after Sarah) was my favorite!

Right now I am reading "Peace Like a River" by Leif Enger (from seeing a couple of my Goodreads friends read and enjoy it). The writing is simply amazing, the characters instantly likable. My mom read it right before me and thought it was kind of heavy, and I could see that (it's dealing with some hard issues) ... but so far, I really like it.

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The Book Thief
The Bell Jar

TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey (thereadingknitter) I'm starting Island of Flowers by Nora Roberts for a light read. After I finish it I will hopefully start on The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey (thereadingknitter) Finished Island of Flowers and starting The Book Thief

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Kasi: Let me know what you think of Boot Thief.

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Prettymisslara | 52 comments Emilee where in the world do you find the time to read that much? I am usually caught reading three different books at a time. Right now it is As I lay dying by William Falukner, Shoah an oral history of the holocaust by Claude Lanzmann, and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams.

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Prettymisslara | 52 comments I read the whole Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyers. I think the reason I liked the first one so much was that it was very emotionally consuming. It seemed like just as soon as you were feeling one emotion like devotion then another would take hold and off on a roller coaster you would go. Breaking Dawn the final book in the series was my least favorite of the four.

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Prettymisslara | 52 comments Beth, I absolutely LOVED Peace Like A River. I have recommended that book to everyone I speak to, including complete strangers at the library. It hit the #1 spot on my most favorite books ever list by page 3. Be sure to let us know what you think of it. I would love to discuss it with you.

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Silver The Tommyknockers ~ Stephen King
The Ambassadors ~ Henry James
The Initiate Brother ~ Sean Russel
People of the Eart ~ Kathleen O'Neil Gear and Michael Gear
Kidnapped ~ Stevenson
Stone of Tears ~ Terry Goodkind
Cat's Eye ~ Margret Atwood
The Jungle ~ Upton Sinclair
Water for Elephants
The Fires From Heaven ~ Robert Jordon
The Name of the Rose ~ Eco

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Prettymisslara: I am nuts. I read one book to my son everynight for 30-60 minutes. I leave one book at work and read on my two breaks and lunch. I read when the kids do homework & break when they need help (I have missed this but they start school again soon). I read before bed and am alternating between three books usually try to read a chapter a book-which is utterly insane because I usually read three plus chapters and get no sleep. My teen stole Twilight so I am on break until she is done. I really need to cut back the amount of books I read and just concentrate on one book at a time maybe two and leave one at work still.

I am going to have to read Peace like a River I have heard too many good things about it.

TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey (thereadingknitter) I am like 15 pages into The Book Thief and I need it to go somewhere to keep me interested. But we'll see.

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Prettymisslara | 52 comments Emilee,

Ha Ha I keep one in the car to read at stop lights or when I am waiting on kids. Then I keep one by my bed to read before bed and when I wake up in the morning. Then I keep one in the livingroom for all other occassions.

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I never thought of the car. I will have to add that!

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I jsut got Peace like a River at the used bookstore on Saturday. Very excited to read it, along with thousands of others but it's easier for me to read when I own it!

Prettymisslara: Actually reading at the stop lights work great! Thanks a bunch. I am now finding more minutes to read!

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Prettymisslara | 52 comments Emilee: No problem. I am always looking for ways to squeeze in a few extra minutes of reading time. I hope you enjoy Peace Like A River, I loved it.

TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey (thereadingknitter) I've started The Funhouse by Dean Koontz now. I've been very very picky here lately about books and I think it's beacuse I feel overwhelmed so much by my TBR list...SO, I am going to take it easy and just ready whatever I want to for a while. haha

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Jenna (backwoodsbabble) Hello! Hello! I am new to goodreads and this group. I am always looking for new recommendations and can't believe I didn't find this site before now! lol

I am currently reading:

Edith Wharton - Hermione lee (a biography)
First Among Sequels - Jasper Fforde
Wicked - Gregory Maguire
And sporadically the Shadow Rising by Robert Jordan

I have a short attention span sometimes so having a bunch going on at once allows me to drop one for a bit and read something else for awhile..

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Jenn: you sound like a bunch of us! Read-a-holics! The best in the world :)

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Jenna (backwoodsbabble) Oh yes, this site will keep me adding and adding to the to read pile... guess it's time to start cutting back on

I've always been a big reader and I read fairly fast, which is lovely when you want to read everything and everything right now..

Now, if only there was a way to not sleep and not go crazy...

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Beth A. (BethALM) I'm reading Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. I really like it so far. I also just started Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card.

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Beth Knight (zazaknittycat) I'm reading Goldengrove, A Map of the World, A Dirty Job and Once Upon a Quinceanera.

Krista, Ambassador of Shimmy (FindYourShimmy) Currently reading House of Leaves and A Dirty Job. I keep having to break from House of's just soooo much work.

On stand by I want to read The Book Thief, The Stand and about a billion others. By the time I log off GR there will be even more books I want to read and I'll have changed my mind about what my next one is.

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I too am having a hard time with House of Leaves. I have taken a rather long break from it. REally into Heart Shaped Box.

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Almost done with heart shaped box. Really good!

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Leah (LeahSu) I just picked up Annie Proulx's "Close Range: Tales of Wyoming" and Khaled Hosseini's "A Thousand Splendid Suns." I'm about half-way through "Splendid Suns" and thus far I like it!

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Beth Knight (zazaknittycat) I just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. At first I had a hard time getting into it but it picked up in the middle. Right now I'm reading Moose: a Memoir of Fat Camp, which is pretty good too.

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Stephanie I am also one of those people that reads multiple books at just never know what you might be in the mood for!

Right now, I am in:
Wuthering Heights
The Short Stories of John Cheever
A Prayer for Owen Meany
The Double Bind

On audio (2 hour drive each day):
Lisey's Story

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Kristie (spedkristie) I am reading Jane Eyre and listening to The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

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Beth A. (BethALM) I am reading The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers, and I'm listening to Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. On the back burner is a reread of Eragon by Christopher Paolini.

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Beth Knight (zazaknittycat) How are you liking Never Let Me Go? It's on my TBR list.

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It's also 1001 books to read before you die.

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liz (lizevans) I'm currently reading - Brisinger - and will soon be starting The Eye of The World and/or Night.

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Beth A. (BethALM) I just finished Never Let Me Go. It was one of those slow, meandering books. I enjoyed it, but for me it was really only a three star.

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Beth A. (BethALM) I just started Dragonforge by James Maxey, and I'm listening to Inkheart on audiobook.

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I have Inkheart. I am going to start reading it to my son.

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Beth A. (BethALM) Inkheart was great!

Now I'm reading Nation by Terry Pratchett. A little different than his usual Diskworld novels, but very good.

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Jill I'm reading The Hour I First Believed by Wally Lamb and it is fabulous.

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Jennifer (Fireheart223) | 5 comments I'm currently reading The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood, its good so far.

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Fiona (bookcoop) I@m reading Stiff by Mary Roach and A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens at the moment.

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Kellie (acountkel) | 9 comments I am reading
The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel
It's a great book.

On deck is The Christmas Train

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Ann from S.C. | 14 comments I am reading THE STAND by Stephen King and CHOCOLAT by Joanne Harris.

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Christina Currently reading 'Thanking the Monkey' about animals and how we treat them, 'Paddington abroad', a scrapbook book and put on hold for quite a while, a Dr. Phil...
Getting my Master's degree this Friday so then I will have more time to read :-)

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Kellie (acountkel) | 9 comments Congrats Christina!

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Christina Thanks Kellie :-)

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