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Just finished THE SENSE OF AN ENDING, by Julian Barnes, elegant, insightful prose that reminds me of THE ENGLISH PATIENT and ATONEMENT.  Now I can't wait to get BRING UP THE BODIES, by Hilary Mantel, the sequel to the dazzling WOLF HALL. 
#91 - May 06, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Shannywriter, I recently met Lindsey Ward at a bookfair and got a copy of WHEN BLUE MET EGG. She was wonderful, and so is the book. She told me all about the illustrations, really making me see things I wouldn't have otherwise---fascinating!

Cool! I noticed the artwork on my second read-through! It has inspired an art lesson I'll do with my class!
#92 - May 06, 2012, 04:32 PM
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In the past couple weeks, I read John Green's AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES (which I really enjoyed) and then devoured THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy.  I just finished MOCKINGJAY.  Now I need some time to process and recover. 
#93 - May 07, 2012, 08:00 PM
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I'm halfway through GRAVE MERCY by Robin LaFevers and it is so awesome it leaves me breathless. Not just for fans of historicals - it's so great that it will probably speak to most readers.
#94 - May 08, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Tori, I bought Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies today, when it went on sale, in anticipation of being able to read it when my grades are turned in. It's just the push I need! And CynJay, everything I hear about it makes me think I'd better get a copy of Grave Mercies!
#95 - May 08, 2012, 06:56 PM

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I just checked out THE DISAPPEARING SPOON AND OTHER TRUE TALES OF MADNESS, LOVE, AND THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS. I've read three pages and already I'm hooked. If I'm going to read science, I want it all entertaining like this.
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Surprisingly, that actually sounds GOOD, Olmue!

I'm reading BLUE FIRE. Pretty good so far. :)
#97 - May 11, 2012, 02:32 PM

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I'm reading CHOMP, WICKED LOVELY, and THE TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY (which is hysterical!)
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Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver, so far I prefer Delirium. But I'm only half-way through.

Just finished When Blue Met Egg by Lindsey Ward (PB- I teach kindergarten) And I cried! I love it. :garden2

I MUCH preferred Delirium. Agreed!

I've just read:

Endure - FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! There are not enough exclamation points.
Magic Study - the first half of the book is really awesome. Not sure if I should try the next book now. Anyone?
Assassin and the Underworld - love these novellas. Can't wait for Throne of Glass!
Finnikin of the Rock
Awake at Dawn - Did. Not. Like. But I loved the first book in the series!
#99 - May 11, 2012, 04:04 PM
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I'll need to try Delirium. I haven't, yet.
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I MUCH preferred Delirium. Agreed!

I really liked the end though, enough to make me read the next one!  :)

I'm reading Maggie S.'s Scorpio Races again because I loved it and I had nothing else in my TBR pile that was calling to me (not like those creepy horses anyway). Finding things I missed the first time. I love it!  :drowning:
#101 - May 11, 2012, 04:54 PM
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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!!
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Olmue, I know! I am way too impatient to wait for the library and books are my only real, regular 'splurge'.  But eeww, really can't get this scene out of my mind and these are the closest smileys I can find: :horse:dog2: You know what I'm talking about?
#103 - May 11, 2012, 08:51 PM
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I read The Disappearing Spoon, too, Olmue.  I enjoyed the science trivia. 

Just finished (and loved) The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler. Next up is Getting Over Garrett Delaney by Abby McDonald.   
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Ooh, I want to read SCORPIO RACES too. Gosh, I haven't done ANY reading for awhile.
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Ooh, I want to read SCORPIO RACES too. Gosh, I haven't done ANY reading for awhile.
Yes, do! So worth it!
#107 - May 12, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Finished reading and writing a review for Ann Redisch Stampler's WHERE IT BEGAN. Don't let the dreamy cover decieve you. This is a fine YA novel. I was completely engrossed.

Now I'm in the middle of Colin Meloy's WILDWOOD, and have to admit that I'm surprisingly intrigued.
#108 - May 13, 2012, 09:51 AM

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You guys are gonna laugh, but right now I'm re-reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Because I need to disappear from the world so I won't think about certain things that I'm WAITING to hear back about.

I find GoF is the best HP book for this kind of thing. It's so chock full of detail and twisty and well, just perfect for a half-looney writer in need of escape.
#109 - May 14, 2012, 09:10 AM
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My daughter just had a birthday which was wonderful because I could give her a stack of books that I want to read!  I'm about to start on Sarah Pennypacker's The Summer of the Gypsy Moths.  I just read a great review of it in the New York Times, and I'm excited to dig in.
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Harry Potter sucks me in every time, too. It's great for escaping!
Natasha - I'd love to hear what you think of Gypsy Moths - it's on my TBR list but I haven't gotten to it yet. ;)
#111 - May 14, 2012, 01:40 PM
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I'm reading 11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass, about a girl who is stuck repeating her 11th birthday over and over. It's cute so far!
#112 - May 14, 2012, 01:47 PM
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I'm really enjoying GRAVE MERCY. It's such a unique take on historical fiction, steeped in history, but with a completely imagined storyline.
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I've been reading, or trying to read a lot of self-pubbed ebooks. That's not working out very well.
#114 - May 14, 2012, 06:15 PM

Robin, I'm eight chapters in to Summer of the Gypsy Moths and loving it!  It's heartbreaking and funny with characters so real you want to scoop them up and take them home with you! 
#115 - May 15, 2012, 05:32 AM
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RIPPER by Stefan Petrucha—a lot of fun...action, mystery, suspense, cool gadgets, and, of course, Jack the Ripper.

I just started the latest in the 43 OLD CEMETERY ROAD series by Kate Klise. I have Adam Rex's COLD CEREAL and Tom Angleberger's FAKE MUSTACHE at the top of my to-read pile.
#116 - May 15, 2012, 06:32 AM
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Just finished Aliens on Vacation by Clete Barrett Smith. Very cute. I especially liked the ending.
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I’ve been wanting to read Aliens on Vacation. I see that the sequel is coming out June 5.
#118 - May 15, 2012, 05:38 PM
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Well I just finished reading The Summer of the Gypsy Moths (lounging in a hammock on a gorgeous sunny Sunday) and I loved this book.  It is funny, heartbreaking and just plain wonderful. 
#119 - May 20, 2012, 08:25 AM
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It DOES sound good. Thanks for the title.
#120 - May 20, 2012, 09:29 PM

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