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Thanks so much for letting us know, Natasha. I'll be sure to pick it up!
#121 - May 21, 2012, 09:33 AM
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See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles.   :cry2
#122 - May 21, 2012, 10:58 PM

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Am reading our own Michael Sussman's book, Crashing Eden. Totally enjoying it and love his voice!

Carole  :goldstar
#123 - May 22, 2012, 06:50 AM

I'm reading Insurgent...and I'm a little nervous. I enjoyed the first book, Divergent, so I'm hoping this one will deliver, too... I guess we'll see. :)
#124 - May 23, 2012, 01:25 PM

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Just finished A CONFUSION OF PRINCES by Garth Nix.  A fun read but not up to the standards of SABRIEL, which is one of my favorites.

Also read YESTERDAY'S DEAD by Pat Bourke, a debut MG historical about Spanish flu in Toronto after WWI. Very well done.
#125 - May 27, 2012, 10:35 AM
WITCHLANDERS
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I just finished Night Beach by Kirsty Eagar, and I LOVED it. I even sent the author a fangirl letter! It's a contemporary setting, but it has this real creepy gothic vibe to it. LOVE.

I started Queen of the Night by Leanne Hall yesterday. It's the sequel to her very cool debut This Is Shyness. It's set in the imaginary Melbourne suburb of Shyness, where night never ends. I'm enjoying it so far.

Obviously I'm on an Australian YA binge!
#126 - May 27, 2012, 03:03 PM

Just finished A CONFUSION OF PRINCES by Garth Nix.  A fun read but not up to the standards of SABRIEL, which is one of my favorites.

Good to know. I've got this book on my nightstand waiting to be read. It sounds entertaining, but I wasn't sure what to expect from it.
#127 - May 29, 2012, 07:49 AM

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I'm reading Susan Cain's QUIET: THE POWER OF INTROVERTS IN A WORLD THAT CAN'T STOP TALKING, and it's phenomenal! It's one of the most personally validating books I've ever read.
#128 - May 29, 2012, 08:53 AM

Just finished CHARLIE JOE JACKSON'S GUIDE TO NOT READING - a book tailor made for (as much as I hate the term) "reluctant readers".
#129 - May 29, 2012, 09:56 AM

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OKAY FOR NOW.  One of the best books I've ever read.  Ever.
#130 - May 29, 2012, 12:22 PM
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OKAY FOR NOW.  One of the best books I've ever read.  Ever.

Yes. It's brilliant.

Just finished a book of short stories by Ann Packer. I had to take a break from kid lit for awhile. Her stories were good, but nothing quite compares to her novel, "The Dive from Clausen's Pier."
#131 - May 29, 2012, 07:51 PM

I just started Sara Wilson Etienne's HARBINGER and it's hard to put down. Took it into the bathtub, read during dinner, stayed up till 1 reading.

I just finished listening to Jandy Nelson's THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE on my iPod and loved it
#132 - May 30, 2012, 11:45 AM

Just finished WHERE IT BEGAN by the BB's own Ann Stampler. If you haven't read it, you should. Now. It's great :hurrah

Next up, adult lit, HHhH. Unique, fascinating narrative structure.
#133 - May 30, 2012, 12:05 PM

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Yes, WHERE IT BEGAN is terrific!

Congratulations, Ann on a fine YA novel.

Do not let the cover steer you away. I didn't care for the cover and didn't feel it did the book justice, but that's my opinion. Ann -- I'd love to hear your thoughts on the cover.
#134 - May 30, 2012, 02:11 PM

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Just started ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD.
 
Thought I put it down soon enough to avoid the scary dreams last night... but nope.  :ahh
#135 - May 30, 2012, 09:22 PM

I loved ANNA!! I had scary vivid dreams for a week after reading that book, but it was so worth it. :)

There's a sequel coming out this year sometime, and I will be reading it. :)
#136 - May 31, 2012, 05:33 AM

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Shanny, I read the library's copy of Scorpio Races twice, and ended up buying my own copy so I could make notes in the margins. SUCH an awesome book!!
I am sort of embarrassed to say that I read Scorpio Races again, for the third time! Okay we went camping, at the ocean, and again, nothing else on my tbr pile appealed to me, and I'd just ordered Sweetly and it hadn't shown up yet.

Maggie, if you're out there, you are a genius. This time I took notes, just like Olmue.  :bow

Now reading Matched by Ally Condie and eyeing S.R. over the top of the book!  :)
#137 - May 31, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Tabitha - there'd better be a sequel, because I finished i last night and I have a few questions!  :moose

On to THE HEADLESS CUPID...
#138 - June 01, 2012, 09:32 AM

Yep, me too. :)

The next book is called The Girl of Nightmares, and it comes out this August. Such a long time to wait!!!
#139 - June 01, 2012, 10:01 AM

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A MONSTER CALLS by Patrick Ness.  I haven't cried so much over a book in a long time.
#140 - June 02, 2012, 06:19 PM
WITCHLANDERS
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Exquisite storytelling plus atmospheric worldbuilding equals one stunning teen debut. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Picture This, by Lynda Barry, which I stumbled upon while browsing the New Books shelf in the library. Anybody else here familiar with the Near-Sighted Monkey and Don't?
#141 - June 02, 2012, 07:03 PM

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A Fatal Grace by Louise Penny

I'm only a few chapters into it, but so far, I like Still Life better. I want to see Inspector Gamache again and he's taking a long time to come on the scene.
#142 - June 07, 2012, 09:53 AM

I'm listening to Hattie Big Sky during my drive to work, and I'm really liking it. I'm not all that familiar with homesteading life, so it's got a lot of interesting detail for me!
#143 - June 07, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Rachel, Hattie Big Sky is one of my favorite historical novels. I love the imagery and Hattie's journey.

Just finished a pretty edgy YA called The Knife and the Butterfly by Ashley Hope Perez. An amazing voice and concept for the novel and...well, I just can't say anything else or I fear I will give too much away.

#144 - June 07, 2012, 09:29 PM

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Tulipwars, A Monster Calls really gets you doesn't it?

I just read Sara Zarr's How to Save a Life. Wow. And contemporary issues books aren't even my thing. But it was excellent.

My computer informs me that Code Name Verity is waiting for me at the library--I love it when my holds come in!
#145 - June 07, 2012, 09:34 PM

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Just finished Laura Hillenbrand's UNBROKEN.

Wow.

If anything I will quit whining about the small injustices that may occur in my life. I've gone through NOTHING compared to this guy.

War stinks.

#146 - June 19, 2012, 08:51 PM

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This week I read Code Name Verity and The Wicked and the Just, back to back. They're sort of similar, in a strange way--both about war, both about girls who are...allies? friends? (I wouldn't exactly call Gwinny and Cecily friends. But their fate is bound together.) Also, both about what really happens in war, as opposed to a comfortable escape sort of book. Not for the faint of heart (although both very powerful).
#147 - June 19, 2012, 09:05 PM

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I just finished BITTERBLUE and am starting INSURGENT today. I think I'm on a big book kick.  :lol2

Shanny, I love SCORPIO RACES too! I think I'm about due for a re-read.  :grin
#148 - June 20, 2012, 10:40 AM

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I'm working my way through the Louise Penny mysteries. They aren't kidlit, but I think I'm in love with Inspector Gamache. (grin)
#149 - June 20, 2012, 10:57 AM

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I just finished Carolyn Mackler's THE EARTH, MY BUTT, AND OTHER BIG ROUND THINGS.  That was a great book.  I loved Virginia, felt for her, cheered for her, and really enjoyed watching her find her power.
#150 - June 20, 2012, 10:02 PM
AN EYEBALL IN MY GARDEN, Marshall Cavendish Children's Books
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