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I'm reading SIEGE AND STORM (Leigh Bardugo's sequel to SHADOW AND BONE), and enjoying it tremendously so far!

Glad to hear--this book is in my future!!
#361 - February 14, 2013, 03:10 PM

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Just finished ETIQUETTE AND ESPIONAGE by Gail Carriger. So much fun!!! Reminded me a lot of the tone of Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls books. Also, there is a mechanical dog named Bumbersnoot. Need I say more? :)
#362 - February 19, 2013, 03:15 PM

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Just finished In Too Deep by Mandy Hubbard, and starting Fat Angie by eE Charlton-Trujillo
#363 - February 19, 2013, 06:18 PM
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I just finished two books: See You at Harry's by Jo Knowles and Star in the Forest or something along that line. The first is for upper middle grade though I think young teens will be mesmerized as well. The second book is for intermediate readers and does a lovely job of showing what it's like to be an illegal immigrant.
#364 - February 19, 2013, 08:10 PM
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I just finished The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby. It was a fun adventure in the Steampunk mode! It's a good book for boys as well as girls.

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#365 - February 23, 2013, 05:00 PM

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Reading the Pals in Peril (Jasper Dash) series by MT Anderson to my girls. SO silly and fun!

For myself, I (re)read The Host by Stephenie Meyer this weekend. We were having whiteout blizzard conditions, and what I really needed was 500 pages of pure escapism and searing Arizona heat. It was exactly what I was looking for today.
#366 - February 23, 2013, 05:27 PM

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Almost Home

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#367 - February 24, 2013, 04:34 AM
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I went to the library yesterday and came home with a bunch of terrific books. I started Patricia Wrede's Across the Great Barrier and finished at 4 am. It's been a long time since I finished a book in a single day. I love her work.

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#368 - February 24, 2013, 03:15 PM

Reading through the 2013 Printz honor books. Have read winner In Darkness and Aristotle and Dante and have started Code Name Verity, which I believe was the biggest seller of the bunch. I'm sure The White Bicycle from Red Deer Press had to go back to press -- I've had it on order for over a month. I'd highly recommend the books I've read.

For the curious here is the Amazon all-books sales pecking order: Verity 2,704; Dodger 3,501; Aristotle and Dante 6,888; In Darkness 61,160; White Bicycle 190,092.


http://www.ala.org/yalsa/printz-award#current.

#369 - February 25, 2013, 10:01 AM
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OUT OF THE EASY by Ruta Sepetys. I was in the mood for a good historical, and this fit the bill perfectly!
#370 - February 26, 2013, 02:12 PM

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I loved Rotters by Daniel Kraus and can hardly wait for Scowlers coming out next month. Not for the faint of heart. I am not a fan of horror, but I must say, I have never read horror so beautifully written!   :skull

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#371 - February 26, 2013, 05:39 PM

Reading Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson and loving it. The writing is really great and it's an interesting spin on a well-know/loved classic: Peter Pan from Tinkerbell's POV. :love4:
#372 - February 26, 2013, 07:01 PM
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Now reading You Know What You Have to Do by Bonnie Shimko.  :skull
#373 - February 26, 2013, 07:04 PM
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I'm munching through Diverse Energies, dystopian YA shorts.

Also, for adults, I'm slowly, slowly, slowwwly getting through Warmth of Other Suns. It's 500+ pages but it's a must-read in my book.
#374 - February 27, 2013, 11:51 AM

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I was lucky enough to borrow an ARC of DARK TRIUMPH (the sequel to GRAVE MERCY) from a friend. I absolutely loved it! The world-building, the prose...it was all fabulous!

I really can't wait for Book 3! And I might cry a little because it's over a year away...
#375 - February 28, 2013, 12:32 PM

This week I started on Tolstoy's War and Peace, unabridged -- I'm gonna finish this thing if it takes until summer. :D Pretty interesting so far; I just hope it gets easier to keep the characters straight as it goes on...

#376 - February 28, 2013, 02:51 PM
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I loved Gordon Korman's latest, Ungifted! Fun book, terrific premise, lots of laughs!
#377 - March 01, 2013, 06:28 PM

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One for the Murphys, by Lynda Mullaly Hunt. Wow. Fantasy is my go-to genre, but I really, really loved this MG contemporary.
#378 - March 05, 2013, 05:41 PM

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Andrew Solomon's FAR FROM THE TREE: PARENTS, CHILDREN, AND THE SEARCH FOR IDENTITY. Fascinating so far.
#379 - March 05, 2013, 06:06 PM

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THE ART FORGER by B. A. Shapiro. Really great so far, great plot and fascinating details about art forgery, heists, etc!
#380 - March 18, 2013, 02:10 PM

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Just starting WOOL. (adult book)  The article about it in the WSJ a couple weeks ago had me curious.
#381 - March 18, 2013, 03:27 PM

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Touching the Surface, by Kimberly Sabatini. Really enjoyed it!
#382 - March 18, 2013, 08:03 PM

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Just finished Millicent Min, Girl Genius by Lisa Yee.

And two great graphic novels: Drama by Raina Telgemeier and Same Difference by Derek Kirk Kim.
I could munch down graphic novels like these on the daily.
#383 - March 18, 2013, 08:38 PM

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Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys. Loved it. Also The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen, and I have the next book (The Runaway King??) on hold.
#384 - March 19, 2013, 08:18 AM
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Hi everyone, I'm reading THE GREAT UNEXPECTED by Sharon Creech. It's  :fireworks so far.
#385 - March 21, 2013, 05:24 AM
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#386 - March 21, 2013, 02:22 PM

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The Eyes of a King, by Catherine Banner. I found it at the library and have never heard of it, but since it's British, it's not surprising. What I think this book does really well: it grounds the reader in the world and makes you feel like it really exists. It's a portal story--but the land the portal leads to is ours, is England. The main character lives in an alternate world, but it's really convincing and detailed, without being overbearing. The narrator feels like a real kid with real problems, and while yes, he lives in a post-revolution era (a bad revolution, that is), and yes, there are soldiers and sickness and heartache, the tone of the book doesn't come across as rigid and high strung as a lot of say, American dystopian feels. Instead of being glad I don't live there, I find myself hoping the main character can change things so that they get their country and freedoms back.

I haven't finished it yet so I can't say how well the author pulls all the different threads together. (Plus, it's the first of a trilogy.) But it's refreshingly different so far.
#387 - March 21, 2013, 03:47 PM

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Christine, I've heard great things about ELEANOR AND PARK. I hope you'll report back when you finish reading it.

olmue--I thought ONE FOR THE MURPHY'S was fantastic!
#388 - March 22, 2013, 03:32 PM
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I loved One for the Murphys, too!

Just finished Scarlett, by Marissa Meyer. Now that is how books are supposed to be! Ahhh. So satisfying. Except that it's a sequel in a series, so it leaves you with the itch that you've really got to read the next book, like yesterday.
#389 - March 28, 2013, 08:06 AM

I'm happy to report that I loved ELEANOR AND PARK - and not just because it's set in Omaha where I happen to live. What I really liked about it was that it's a genuine teen love story and it's about teens who don't always appear in books - multi-ethnic kids, kids from broken families who live on the wrong side of town (so to speak). It's a very realistic portrait of growing up in a place where high school graduation isn't an automatic assumption and your mom sends a note saying you were sick for the school field trip because she doesn't have the $3 fee. And yet first love is just as glorious there as it is anywhere else.

Now on to some MG fantasy, JINX by Sage Blackwood.



#390 - March 28, 2013, 02:32 PM

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