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    Hey Maisie,
    I updated the post to include the star ratings. I forgot I had that last time!
    No, I unfortunately do not get to read for a living, but hopefully someday! :) I read to/from work on the train, and pretty much every night and on the weekends. I do book reviews on my website, so always have to finish a book quick to get to the next one!
    Happy reading.
     
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    venus,
    The Louisa May Alcott in one of your titles reminds me of Geraldine Brooks' Pulitzer prize-winning "March" (a 2009 read, I confess) based on, of course, the March family of "Little Women".

    I preferred two of her other books; "Year of Wonders", the tale sparked by the authors' discovery of an English village and scant evidence of the unusual measures it may have undertaken during the 17th C. plague epidemic, and "People of the Book" which tracks a Jewish prayer book from 14th C. Barcelona to 20th C. war-torn Sarajevo, again inspired by a true story.  I would give these 5 *****. 

    I did just finish "Dead and Gone" - Sookie Stackhouse (I love her name), 2009.  It is lite-extra, I'll admit.  A guilty pleasure.  And I'm remembering last summer renting the HBO "True Blood" series with my teenager, a Harris fan.  But HBO!  What was I thinking?  Watching together was an idea that went mutually south pretty quickly. 

    I've begun "The Road".  I love it already.
     
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    Updates:

    The Life O'Reilly by Brian Cohen (3 stars - review)
    The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Book 2) by Rick Riordan (4 stars - review)
    Beatrice and Virgil by Yann Martel (5 stars - review)
    The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown (4 stars - review)
     
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    In Response to Re: What are you reading? (2010 edition):
    I just discovered Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett


    This is one I haven't read yet but I've read almost all of Neil's other novels, and all of his graphic novels.  Have you read anything else by him? You might like his other stuff, although I'm sure Terry Pratchett's influence makes Good Omens unique.  I just recently read "The Graveyard Book" and finished it in a day.

    I just finished "The Wishing Year" by Noelle Oxenhandler and didn't really care for it overall. 

    Before that read the "Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" which I didn't think I'd like and really enjoyed.
     
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    hi, i will be reading the following this summer

    Little Bee
    Mountains Beyond Mountains
    The Checklist Manifesto
    Say You're One of Them
    On Chesil Beach....


    I want to pick up on my reading, less tv, less overtime, more reading!!!!

     
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    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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    The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
    Little Bee by Chris Cleave
    Imperium by Robert Harris
    Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
     
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    poppy690 wrote:  Before that read the "Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" which I didn't think I'd like and really enjoyed.

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    I really enjoyed that book too - I've gifted it twice. 

    Finished "The Road" - a compelling, beautifully written story.  I continue to wonder if the planetary decimation was man created (can't help thinking Stephen King) or some colossal natural disaster?    

    "Good Omens" is on deck.
     
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    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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    I really want to read Neil Gaiman. I've heard such good things and feel neglectful that I haven't gotten to his books! I have a giant list of books to read this summer... not that summer is different than any other time of the year when it comes to my giant book lists. Some of the upcoming releases I have on deck are:

    Keeper by Kathi Appelt
    The Passage by Justin Cronin
    My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
    Juliet by Anne Fortier
    City of Veils by Zoe Ferraris

    And updates of books I've finished since last I posted:

    Romancing Miss Bronte by Juliet Gael (4 stars - review)
    The Magic Snowflake by Scott Foster (children's holiday book, 4 stars - review)
    Day For Night by Frederick Reiken (possibly one of my favorite books of the year, 5 stars - review)

    Currently reading: The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman (love it so far!)
     
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    Charity Girl by Michael Lowenthal.
     
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    I just purchased Cemetery Dance by Preston and Childs during lunch and havne't been able to put it down.
     
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    Just starting:

    The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind - William Kamkwamba & Bryan Mealer

    Very good reviews, looking forward to finish it.
     
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    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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    Hat’s off. Well done, as we know that “hard work always pays off”, after a long struggle with sincere effort it’s done.
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    I'm reading a very funny book, BAD TO THE BONE: Memoir Of A Rebel Doggie Blogger, by Bo Hoefinger. It's written through the eyes of man's best friend, the family dog.

    Since I'm not great with reviews I'll use one from Amazon from AvidReviewer, which sums up my thoughts exactly...

    Bad To The Bone is a thoroughly entertaining read from cover to cover. I definitely got more than a few chuckles out of it. It is dryly humorous at times and at times outright hilarious. Bo, the canine author, is a riot!

    Bad To The Bone: Memoir of a Rebel Doggie Blogger is aptly titled. Bo's adoptive parents regularly contends with his mischief and his antics. At times, it would seem that Bo derives his jollies from exasperating his parents, but Bo has a disarmingly sweet and lovable side, so all transgressions are promptly forgotten.

    The book offers a unique look at the fascinating albeit peculiar family dynamics between a canine and his human adoptive parents from the perspective of a dog. To this end, Bo succeeds brilliantly, and with wit and humor to boot - no mean feat by any standards, canine or human. No dogs have heretofore made such an endeavor.

    A dog who exhibits an exceptional talent for writing -- who would've thought? Bo will win your heart with his funny and heart-warming "tail." Read Bad To The Bone. It will warm your heart and leave a smile on your face. Two opposable thumbs up!
     
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    I'm currently reading Drood by Dan Simmons, Use of Weapons by Ian Banks, and a book on MySQL all of which are quite good.
     
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    I have been wanting to read some Agatha Christie for a while now, but never seem to grab it when I'm at the bookstore. Thanks for reminding me! I've read the first two of Charlaine Harris' series, and although I wasn't overly impressed with the writing, I still want to keep reading the series. I am anxious to get to the third one and hope I can soon! Alayne The Crowded Leaf
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    I like the Poirot books better than the Marple books.

    The best in my opinion is The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. Curtain is very good. The setting is the same as the first Poirot book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles.

    I didn't read all the Poirot books, but as I recall (it's been years) I read a good chunk and they all were very good.
     
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    I recently read "Remains of the Day" by Kazuo Ishiguro. Didn't see the movie, but the book was brilliant. A little slow at first, but worth reading until the very end which will..........well, I'll let you find out for yourself if you decide to read it.
     
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    I am starting the "Wallender" series by Henning Mankell by reading The Faceless Killers.
     
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    A book by a local author called Shattered Images by Victoria Lane. On Amazon.com The book is about a mother and daughter conflict. 

    Now she has a new book out on Amazon.com called Somwomana, A funny look at twenty century man and how they were abolished. As told by two androids named Electra and Somwomana in the twenty fifth century. Very very funny
     
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    Updates!

    The Drowning Tree by Carol Goodman (literary suspense, 4 stars)
    My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares (young adult, 3 stars)
    The Charlemagne Pursuit by Steve Berry (action-adventure, 5 stars)
    Keeper by Kathi Appelt (childrens/young adult fantasy, 4 stars)
    and...
    The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender (literary fiction, 5 stars)

     
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    A Distant Mirror was a good one.
     
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