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message 1: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
I have just finished reading The Devil Wears Plaid. Now I'm reading The Texan's Wager.


message 2: by Lolliepop (new)

Lolliepop (snhz) | 44 comments Mod
i am currently reading The Perfume..wish to finish it soooooon so that i can start reading Room...heeee:)


message 3: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
How's the Perfume so far?


message 4: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 49 comments Mod
I am reading Monster Hunters International and I love it. Sarcasm, guns, monsters.... perfect.


message 5: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
That's great to hear Tammy!! I'll have to check out Monster Hunters International sometime!


message 6: by Lolliepop (new)

Lolliepop (snhz) | 44 comments Mod
Lolliepop wrote: "i am currently reading The Perfume..wish to finish it soooooon so that i can start reading Room...heeee:)"

ha...I'm done with Perfume..a book which really describes everything, very detail-ly...a really new genre for me!!try it!!


message 7: by Lolliepop (new)

Lolliepop (snhz) | 44 comments Mod
i am currently reading Room~the first chapter seems interesting..


message 8: by Cheryl (new)

Cheryl  (cherylllr) Jingo, by Terry Pratchett, looks like it might be relevant. In fact most of Pratchett's Discworld novels skewer with satire people who are racist, sexist, nationalistic, or all of the above.


message 9: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Hmmm...Jingo sounds interesting Cheryl! That sounds like a good book to put on the groups bookshelf!


message 10: by Tammy (new)

Tammy | 49 comments Mod
Ronyell wrote: "Hmmm...Jingo sounds interesting Cheryl! That sounds like a good book to put on the groups bookshelf!"

ooo, good idea guys. I haven't read it and it would be a fun discussion.


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The Star RoverEast of Eden

I am currently reading The Star Rover which i got on interlibrary loan and do not want to travel with as I fear losing it. So I am carrying East of Eden around with me right now as its an old paperback that I own.

I think we should read Fish is Fish sometime. I used to read it to my son quite often.

Fish is Fish Its really a children's book but ....won't spoil it for you.


message 12: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Is Fish is Fish relates to prejudice or racism in a way? It sounds interesting though!


message 13: by Manybooks (new)

Manybooks | 147 comments I'm reading way to many books again:

Sarah's Story

Crusade in Jeans (originally in Dutch, reading German translation, Kreuzzug in Jeans, really cool book)

Michel aus Lönneberga. Jubiläumsedition (Astrid Lindgren's Emil series in German translation)

The Kalevala

The Name of the Rose

Mary Poppins

Last Days in Africville (a children's novel about the forced destruction of the African Canadian town of Africville in the middle of the 20th century and the forced relocation of its residents, it would probably be a good book to discuss, except that the title might not be that available in the USA and other countries)


message 14: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
I wanted to read Mary Poppins too Gundula! I'm actually reading Pippi Longstocking and I'm really enjoying the book!


message 15: by Manybooks (new)

Manybooks | 147 comments Ronyell wrote: "I wanted to read Mary Poppins too Gundula! I'm actually reading Pippi Longstocking and I'm really enjoying the book!"

Yeah, I liked it a lot better than when I read it when I was a kid. You should probably read the sequels as well, Pippi Goes On Board, Pippi in the South Seas and Pippi On The Run.


message 16: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Thanks!! I will!


message 17: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 04, 2011 09:02PM) (new)

East of Eden

The Iron Time Bomb

The Star Rover

I was reading The Star Rover but we were going to go out of town so I grabbed my paperback copy of East of Eden and then misplaced that so picked up The Iron Time Bomb to remind myself that drinking milk will block iron absorption from meat and tea will block the absorption of iron from veggies. But they should not be taken together as they cancel each other out.


message 18: by Lolliepop (new)

Lolliepop (snhz) | 44 comments Mod
currently reading The Pillar Of The Earth..anyone read it before? the book went out smoothly for now..


message 19: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 19, 2011 11:23AM) (new)

Lolliepop wrote: "currently reading The Pillar Of The Earth..anyone read it before? the book went out smoothly for now.."

Yes, I have read it and believe I own a copy. I love that book. I like most all of Ken Follett's books. The only one that was great was The Man from St. Petersburg but I did read the whole thing. I start many books and quit on them. My husband just told me to quit reading one that I wasn't enjoying much.

The Pillars of the Earth
Ken Follett



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message 21: by Danielle The Book Huntress (last edited Jun 24, 2011 08:42AM) (new)

 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 101 comments I'm reading Being Plumville by Savannah J. Frierson, which is a romance set during the late 1960s between a black woman and a white man who grew up together. Her mother worked as a housekeeper for his family. They were very close, but his mother made her mother keep the two separated, because she felt it was wrong for Benjamin to be so attached to Coralee, a black girl. It is wonderful, and sometimes so painful with its inflinching look at racism and bigotry that I have to put it down and read it in spurts. I highly recommend it, even if you're not normally a romance reader.


message 22: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
That sounds like a great book to read in this group Danielle! I'll have to check it out!


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 101 comments I thought about recommending it, but I know some readers don't like romance.


message 24: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Oh yeah.


message 25: by Danna (new)

Danna Currently Reading: A Game of Thrones. It is absolutely beautiful.


message 26: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
A Game of Thrones sounds really interesting Danna! I'll have to try it out!


message 27: by Amber (new)

Amber Garabrandt | 14 comments I am reading Song of the Silk Road, by Mingmei Yip. Just finished the Peach Blossom Pavilion by the same author. I really loved it!


message 28: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Song of the Silk Road sounds great Amber! What is it about?


message 29: by Amber (new)

Amber Garabrandt | 14 comments A young woman is charged with several tasks she has to do during a journey in order to recieve an inheritance. I really loved that book!


message 30: by Mary (new)

Mary I am currently reading "Empire Falls" - a story on the decline of a small town and the lives of it's residents.


Blood Bone and Muscle | 24 comments Spymaster by Oleg Kalugin: Spymaster: My Thirty-two Years in Intelligence and Espionage Against the West

It's a autobiography that sets a whole new twist on the cold war timeline.


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 101 comments I'm reading Dancing with Bears. it's post-apocalyptic set in Russia. I like the Russian cultural elements a lot.


message 33: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "I'm reading Dancing with Bears. it's post-apocalyptic set in Russia. I like the Russian cultural elements a lot."

That sounds interesting! I usually like post-apocalyptic stories!


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 101 comments I like that this one is sort of humorous. I think post-apocalyptic stories tend to be downers, but this one isn't.


message 35: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
Lady Danielle aka The Book Huntress wrote: "I like that this one is sort of humorous. I think post-apocalyptic stories tend to be downers, but this one isn't."

That's great to hear that's there's actually a post-apocalyptic book that's a bit funny!


 Danielle The Book Huntress  (gatadelafuente) | 101 comments Yeah! They seem to almost always be depressing.


message 37: by Ronyell, Your Humble Creator! (new)

Ronyell (rabbitearsblog) | 688 comments Mod
I'm currently reading The Graveyard Book and it's pretty interesting so far!


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