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Thread: Book Readers (What books are you reading) Let's Chit Chat

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    Book Readers (What books are you reading) Let's Chit Chat

    do you also belong to your local library?

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    I just finished A Rose by the Door by Deborah Bedford. It was a wonderful book. I do belong to my library.

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    I try to prof read my kids books. By the way is a full time read. My 14 year old daughter is reading Shakespeare the unrevised ones and this is by chose. My son 17 year old son like all kinds of books. I don't prof read many of his anymore.

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    tmg--good for you!!!

    I just finished "Just Breathe" by Susan Wiggs--it was awesome. I just started "The Horseman's Daughter" by the same author--so far I love it. Amazing writing!!

    I haven't read a novel for pleasure in so long--it feels wonderful--even better--to know there's a good book waiting when I'm ready.

    Our local library is quaint and cozy. I went there when in elementary school and on--took my kids there since they were babies--and still go. I love that I can put any book on hold in the whole system and it will be delivered to this library. I don't buy books anymore--well, fiction for me anyway. I still buy books for my profession and for students.

    Next week, my class is walking to the library close to the school--just to make sure everyone's library cards are updated and ready to go and to discover where the young adult books are! :wink:

    I could hang out in a library all day.

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    I have difficulty reading because of my eyes, but I love listening to audio tapes. I have a large collection plus borrow them from the library.

    Currently I am listening to "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen.

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    I am reading The House on Olive Street by Robyn Carr. It is a good book as are all of hers. This one was a bit hard to get into for some reason. Moving along better now. Yes I do belong to the library. Ours is very small compared to the one in the town we moved from. I spend a lot of time reading.

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    I love to read. Our book club just read "A Reliable Wife". We will be getting together Thursday to discuss it. I am also reading "Mudbound" which is really well written. I like to buy my books but I do carry a library card and stop in there. My daughter is an English major in her final year. She is hosting book club this month and I am eager to see what she will suggest for next months book.

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    The library is my best friend!! :D Seriously, I love to go and have my whole life. Thanks, Craftybear, for starting this thread. I LOVE talking about books and getting new titles.
    I just got 12 audiobooks. They are great for just about any activity I engage in.
    I am reading and listening to several at the moment :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by marymc
    I love to read. Our book club just read "A Reliable Wife". We will be getting together Thursday to discuss it. I am also reading "Mudbound" which is really well written. I like to buy my books but I do carry a library card and stop in there. My daughter is an English major in her final year. She is hosting book club this month and I am eager to see what she will suggest for next months book.
    If I hadn't been a nursing major I would have been an English major. I loved my Humanities courses, especially b/c nursing courses are really tough!! It was such a nice change from all the anatomy and physiology of everything :mrgreen:

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    I just finished, "The Forgotten Garden" by Kate Morton. It was an excellent book and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books. Since I lie in the back of beyond - 20 miles from the closest grocery and department stores, I'm very happy my wonderful library is only 9 miles away!

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    I just read Civil War Quilt Diary, and recently the third in the Winsome Ways of Miss Eudora Rumph series by Catherine Ritch Guess. Hilarious books.

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    I love to read but you ladies are shaming me. I love trashy true crime novels, esp by Ann Rule. I guess they are my "guilty pleasure". I got hooked on Ann Rule when she wrote "The Stranger Beside Me" about Ted Bundy. She was a police officer, detective, etc., yet worked side by side with him for years while the killings were going on. Just proves you can't judge a person by his appearance. I read 3-4 books per week; get most of them from co-workers and thrift shop. Don't belong to library but did when I was in school.

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    I have loved to read my whole life. I try to read 100 books a year but I'm way behind this~ only 27 so far (I got a new sewing machine for Christmas ;-) ) Right now I am reading Vison in White by Nora Roberts...sure it's fluff but just right for summer reading!! Love Susan Wiggs!!! If you liked her try Mary Alice Monore, Dorothea Benton Frank, ...oh I could go on & on LOL!!!

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    I just finished WINTER GARDEN by Kristin Hannah. It was an excellent novel. I love to read and I have to be careful, if I have a novel I am really enjoying, then reading is the only thing I want to do. I do frequent the public library...as a matter of fact, for many years I was on the board of trustees. I am considering buying myself a Nook because when I cannot get a book at the library when I want to read it, I will often just go to the bookstore and buy it. Now I have too many books and not enough space for them.

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    I just finished "Same Kind of Different As Me" by Ron Hall and Denver Moore. This is a true story about a homeless man who worked on a cotton plantation in Louisiana, an international art dealer, and the relationship that forms between them when the art dealer and his wife start working at a homeless shelter. It was very moving, to the point that I cried through two whole chapters. I do have a library card but I have so many people that I trade books with, it seems I never run out of books. Has anyone read the series by Diana Gabaldon? I've read the first 5 but I think there's 7 or 8 by now. I want to read them again and get the rest of them. They are awesome!

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    I've been into Nora Roberts lately...The Calhoun sisters, The Key series, she is such a story teller...Love Robyn Carr also, Have read all 11 Virgin Rivers Series...

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    Quote Originally Posted by no1jan
    I have difficulty reading because of my eyes, but I love listening to audio tapes. I have a large collection plus borrow them from the library.

    Currently I am listening to "Water for Elephants" by Sara Gruen.
    That was such a good book....

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    I do belong to my local library - they have an excellent selection of books.

    I just finished reading "the Lost German Slave Girl" by John Bailey. it was about a famous case of a German woman who was originally indentured as a girl then enslaved.

    Before that I read "The Candy Bombers: The Untold Story of the Berlin Airlift and America's Finest Hour". Little bit of a dry read, but really good.

    Now I'm treating myself to a Sookie Stackhouse book. Need a little bit of brain-candy. :)

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    Right now I am into one called "Northern Dancer". It is about the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby in 2 minutes flat.

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    Jodi Picoult is definitely one of my favs! I also enjoy Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, and anything that just looks like it might be good... :D I also truly enjoy just sitting down with my Bible and scanning, especially Psalms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltedrunner
    Jodi Picoult is definitely one of my favs! I also enjoy Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, and anything that just looks like it might be good... :D I also truly enjoy just sitting down with my Bible and scanning, especially Psalms.
    Psalms is wonderful.

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    I am almost done Songs of the Humpback Whale by Jodi Picoult...good book; but keeps jumping from character to character. After seeing My Sister's Keeper, I decided I wanted to read all of her books.
    I grew up loving to read always have a book going.

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    Right now I am reading Survivors Club by Lisa Gardner.

    I average about a book a week and sometimes more. I like Jennifer Chiavarini, Emilie Richards for quilt related novels. But really enjoy mysteries and funny ones too. Janet Evanovich is one of my favorites as well as Nevada Barr, Iris Johansen, Fern Michaels Sisterhood series. I like Alexander McCalls No. 1 Ladies Detective Agencies, the Twighlight Series, Dan Brown, John Grisham. These are just a few and I could go on and on. I like anything about the South too. I also like the Medford series by Jan Karon. But not really into trashy Romance Novels.

    I read so much I keep and excel spread sheet.

    I love our library. But our YMCA has a book exchange every quarter. We can bring and take as many books as we like. I buy a lot of trade paperbacks from our local library and they are so cheap. Then I always have a bag of books to donate to either the Y or the library.

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    I belong to my local library and am there every week...I mostly listen to books as I never seem to have time to just sit and read and the audio books are wonderful for multitasking..makes boring jobs like ironing, treadmill, vaccuming etc seem to go faster,
    Anyone read The Help? I loved it...

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    Right now Im reading We Had Everything But Money, Priceless Memories of the Great Depression. Really good, and small stories, so I can pick itup, read quick and put down.

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