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message 1: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I am currently reading "The Stockholm Octavio". It is more intrigue than adventure. It is interesting enough. I'd be interestedin reading your thoughts. The Stockholm Octavo by Karen Engelmann


message 2: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 15 comments I'm reading the tome of The Principles of Knitting (700 page book by June Hemmons Hiatt) and Casual Vacancy by JK Rawling (which I didn't want to carry on my vacation both because I didn't want to damage the book and because I knew there wouldn't be any time to read anyway). I already learned something new from Principles of Knitting and Casual Vacancy is interesting. I always try to do too much at once and reading keeps getting pushed aside lately.


message 3: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
Jenn wrote: "I'm reading the tome of The Principles of Knitting (700 page book by June Hemmons Hiatt) and Casual Vacancy by JK Rawling (which I didn't want to carry on my vacation both because I didn't want to ..."


message 4: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I have "Principles of Knitting". What have you learned new so far? I should pick this up and read a section a night just to become better informed. I tend to look things up as I need them. Where did you start in the book? At the beginning, middle, or end?


message 5: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 15 comments I started at the beginning. I learned a new technique for joining in the round on page 29. It's similar to a method I normally use, but with 2 minor differences to make it invisible.


message 6: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I guess page 1 is calling me! :>)


message 7: by Jane (new)

Jane Sander | 2 comments I am reading Life by Keith Richards. knowledge of old rockers is helpful to know.o


message 8: by Whitney (new)

Whitney | 5 comments After reading "heading out to wonderful" which was , wonderful, I had a hard time getting into a new book. I have now chosen a true-crime novel called "And then she killed him". Hopefully this will be a fast and easy read.


message 9: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
Jane wrote: "I am reading Life by Keith Richards. knowledge of old rockers is helpful to know.o"

You'll have to tell me all about it. I had a hard time getting into it. Good thing you are leading the book discussion at the end of January.


message 10: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Dom | 3 comments Alright, I'm new to this site-how do you comment on someone else's comment???


message 11: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
Kathy wrote: "Alright, I'm new to this site-how do you comment on someone else's comment???"

Click on the reply right under the posted message. :)


message 12: by Dion (new)

Dion Currie (noid) | 1 comments I am reading"the night circus"


message 13: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 15 comments the jk rawlings casual vacancy got really good after about page 70 when i finally figured out who all these people are. on page 205 already only a few days later.


message 14: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
Dion wrote: "I am reading"the night circus""

"Night Circus" was one of my favorites. I enjoyed it a lot. There is the movie trailer out for Cirque d' Solei (sp.) , all of my friends all went "Oooh, Night Circus." It is great fun to imagine what the various circus tents looked like. I hope you are enjoying it.


message 15: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
Hi,
I am not sure I have time, but I will give it a trial run. While on a 28-day Hawaii-French Polynesian Islands cruise recently, I read these books. J. K. Rowling's, THE CASUAL VACANCY, Allen Brennert's, MOLOKAI, Peter Jenkins, ACROSS CHINA, James Michener's TALES OF THE SOUTH PACIFIC, Ian McEwan, SOLAR as well as AMSTERDAM.

I've enjoyed sharing comments with those who've read Rowling's book.
I just started Toni Bernhard's HOW TO BE SICK: A BUDDHIST-INSPIRED GUIDE FOR THE CHRONICALLY ILL AND THEIR CAREGIVERS. I also purchased Joel Fuhrman, M. D.'s SUPER IMMUNITY: THE ESSENTIAL NUTRITION GUIDE FOR BOOSTING YOUR BODY'S DEFENSES TO LIVE LONGER, STRONGER, AND DISEASE FREE.

The last two were highly recommended by my daughter and a friend.

Jacqui Goeldner


message 16: by Kathy (new)

Kathy Dom | 3 comments Vicki wrote: "Kathy wrote: "Alright, I'm new to this site-how do you comment on someone else's comment???"

Click on the reply right under the posted message. :)"


Vicki wrote: "Kathy wrote: "Alright, I'm new to this site-how do you comment on someone else's comment???"

Click on the reply right under the posted message. :)"


OK - found the reply button while on the computer, it doesn't show up on my phone and I've only accessed it on my phone til now. Weird...wish it was on my phone!!


message 17: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 15 comments Kathy wrote: "OK - found the reply button while on the computer, it doesn't show up on my phone and I've only accessed it on my phone til now. Weird...wish it was on my phone!!"

Ya, I had the same issue. Working at home today (and just finished something, so popped on here for a minute).

I'm very close to finished Casual Vacancy and very much enjoying it. I think I have less than 75 pages left.


message 18: by Omar (new)

Omar Zaidi | 1 comments I finished "Mr. Penumbra's 24 Hour Bookstore" which was a fantastic read. For a tech geek like me who loves a good story that has several twists and turns, it was a very rewarding journey. I'm amazed at what the author could do with his first novel in this case.


message 19: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 15 comments I finished casual vacancy and wrote a review. I'm moderately terrible at reviews.


message 20: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I am reading "The Painted Bridge." I am really enjoying it. It is about a woman placed in an insane asylum for women in the 1800's. Didn't take much to get a woman placed in there!


message 21: by Whitney (new)

Whitney | 5 comments Just finished reading "The Twelve Tribes of Hattie"-writing was fine but struggled with the content- found it depressing-just wanted it to be over.

Now starting "And when she was good" which i have high hopes for


message 22: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I am currently reading a book for school. "This is not a Drill"is a story about a shooting in a first grade classroom. I am reading it to help out our media specialist. I have a say in how and when the book will be placed in the library. I take this as a big responsibility. I am so not into censorship, but then I don't want a storm of upset parents and students either.

I think that the read will be thought provoking and intense. (spoiler alert!)

The story opens with the gunman in the classroom. The gunman is a former soldier suffering from post traumatic stress. He just returned from Iraq to a divorce. No one is going to take his son away from him. His son is in this classroom.


message 23: by Jenn (new)

Jenn | 15 comments Vicki wrote: "I am currently reading a book for school. "This is not a Drill"is a story about a shooting in a first grade classroom. I am reading it to help out our media specialist. I have a say in how and wh..."

That sounds like a difficult decision. It's middle school, right? So it would be pretty bizarre to have any books where a kid would require parental permission to check it out.


message 24: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Moon | 1 comments I finished reading Stephen King's Lisey's story about five days ago. I enjoyed it but it wasn't one of my favorites by King.
I just started reading JK. Rowling's Casual Vacancy.


message 25: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
OK. So, I have two books going....1. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. 2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.

I think , or I am hoping that i like these two reads!


message 26: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
Vicki wrote: "I am currently reading a book for school. "This is not a Drill"is a story about a shooting in a first grade classroom. I am reading it to help out our media specialist. I have a say in how and wh..."

I finished the book. It was very intense. I think my recommendation for work will be to put it out on the shelves next fall. The story line was well written and the characters were developed well. I liked the story. I even had sympathy for the antagonist, Stutts. I recommend it!


message 27: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I love a book that creates laughing out loud, or having to stop reading to wipe away tears. "The Fault in Our Stars", by John Green was that for me. I read it in one day, because I could not put it down. It is a young adult novel, but has made the New York Times Best Seller list. Hazel is a 16 year old girl with advanced lung cancer. A miracle drug has bought her more time. Hazel meets Augustus at Kid Cancer Support Group. This is a moving story of determination and is amazingly thought provoking. I give it five stars--six if I could. If you choose to read it, let me know, I bet we will have a great discussion.


message 28: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
Vicki wrote: "OK. So, I have two books going....1. Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. 2. The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling.

I think , or I am hoping that i like these two reads!"

After reading "No Fault in Our Stars" by John Green, I am back to "Casual Vacancy" and "Fingersmith." I am though thinking of my next book in line!


message 29: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I finished "A Casual Vacancy" and am now starting "The Silk House: A Sherlock Holmes Novel" by Anthony Horowitz. I am on page 70. It is pretty good.


message 30: by Vicki (new)

Vicki Olson | 45 comments Mod
I am currently reading "Bloodroot." I am enjoying that so far. I also want to read "Beautiful Creatures" be fore that comes out in a movie. Looks like I'll be busy!


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