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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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I Robot


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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


message 7: by Beth (new)

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
Choke


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.


message 12: by Silver (last edited Feb 25, 2009 03:45AM) (new)

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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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!


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 :)


message 20: by Jenna (new)

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 iTunes..lol

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...


message 21: by Beth A. (new)

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.


message 22: by Beth (new)

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


message 23: by Krista (new)

Krista (findyourshimmy) Currently reading House of Leaves and A Dirty Job. I keep having to break from House of Leaves...it'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!


message 26: by Leah (new)

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!


message 27: by Beth (new)

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.


message 28: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie I am also one of those people that reads multiple books at once...you 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


message 29: by Kristie (new)

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


message 30: by Beth A. (new)

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.


message 31: by Beth (new)

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


message 32: by [deleted user] (new)

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


message 33: by liz (new)

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


message 34: by Beth A. (new)

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.


message 35: by Beth A. (new)

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


message 36: by [deleted user] (new)

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


message 37: by Beth A. (new)

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.


message 38: by Jill (new)

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


message 39: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer (fireheart223) | 5 comments I'm currently reading The Blessing Stone by Barbara Wood, its good so far.


message 40: by Kellie (new)

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


message 41: by Ann from S.C. (new)

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


message 42: by Christina Stind (new)

Christina Stind 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 :-)


message 43: by Kellie (new)

Kellie (acountkel) | 9 comments Congrats Christina!


message 44: by Christina Stind (new)

Christina Stind Thanks Kellie :-)


message 45: by Beth (new)

Beth Knight (zazaknittycat) Fiona, how's Stiff going? I'm going to start it after I finish My Sister, My Love (Joyce Carol Oates).


message 46: by Beth (new)

Beth Knight (zazaknittycat) I know what you mean Fiona. I read a lot more fiction than nonfiction. I am excited to read Stiff, though. I'm going to read it while reading a fiction book to mix it up a little!


message 47: by Beth (new)

Beth Knight (zazaknittycat) That's what I thought...not a good bedtime story! Bedtime will be for my light fiction book...maybe Twilight.


message 48: by [deleted user] (new)

congrats Christina! That is a wonderful accomplishment! :)


message 49: by Christina Stind (new)

Christina Stind Thanks Emilee, right now I just want it over with. I have to give a lecture this friday so I'm struggling with that while also having the flue (and a 3 month old daughter...!). So really looking forward to getting it done!


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I am getting over the flu if it's the same as mine I"m so sorry!


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