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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    I'm reading the General Chit-Chat forum on the Quilting Board (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)
    Me too!!!! Just finished Wiskey Beach by Nora Roberts and am reading a Tori Scott story. Love Nora Roberts, Garwood, Howard and Feehan. Love mystery, paranormal and let's not forget Sands and Sparks!!!
    When I am not reading I am gardening in spring-get to the point of supervising more than anything-LOL-quilting and playing in my fabric room. I would say sewing room but more fabric petting than sewing going on lately!!

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    I just finished "The John Carter Chronicles" by Edgar Rice Burrows
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    The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom...the story of an Irish indentured servant who works in the kitchen house of a plantation. Love it so far.

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    I read constantly, especially since I've had my Kindle! Right now I'm reading a really cute book called "Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery", by Spencer Quinn. It's written from the dog's point of view (that's Chet) and Bernie is a private detective with issues of his own! Chet has some interesting observations and habits that make me smile. It's a mystery but not gory or anything like that; I generally read cozy mysteries rather than the suspenseful kind. (Only $2.99 through the Kindle store if anyone's interested!)

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    I read total kindle smut! I'm rereading 50 shades trilogy with a reading group, but I've already read it 7 times.
    If there are vampires or sexy hot main characters ill read it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonnaC View Post
    I read constantly, especially since I've had my Kindle! Right now I'm reading a really cute book called "Dog on It: A Chet and Bernie Mystery", by Spencer Quinn. It's written from the dog's point of view (that's Chet) and Bernie is a private detective with issues of his own! Chet has some interesting observations and habits that make me smile. It's a mystery but not gory or anything like that; I generally read cozy mysteries rather than the suspenseful kind. (Only $2.99 through the Kindle store if anyone's interested!)
    I don't write on here very often, but I have to agree with Donna about the Chet and Bernie series. I have read the whole series and loved them all. I gave them to my 11 year old dgd to read. You really need to understand dogs to get the gist of it. Hope you all enjoy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashjoy View Post
    I read total kindle smut! I'm rereading 50 shades trilogy with a reading group, but I've already read it 7 times.
    If there are vampires or sexy hot main characters ill read it.
    Have you read Laurell K. Hamilton? Anita Blake series - vamps, werewolves, etc??? Started out great (like Anne Rice did with Interview) but got way to bizarre for me. If you haven't read them give it a shot - first book is Guilty Pleasures.
    Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun - yeah we all shine on.

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    I am reading "Gone Girl" right now, but just finished a recent Clive Cussler book and have some Marian Babson (cat mystery) books on hold as well as Marie Bostwick books.

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    I love to read but don't get a lot of time to read. I have a problem reading during the school year that I start a book and can't put it down. I find myself still reading at 2:00AM. Even if it is a book I don't like I have to finish it. School will be out May23. Can't wait. Great that this is listed here I was just trying to figure out what to read this summer. Particularly when I go to Hilton Head.We sit at the beach and read a lot. LAst year I read the 50 Shades of Gray series. Not what I expected but loved it. Looking around the pool a lot of women were reading it. I read all 3 books in a week.
    I will have to check out some of these books for this years reading material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JudyTheSewer View Post
    I'm reading the General Chit-Chat forum on the Quilting Board (Sorry, I couldn't resist!)
    Judy , you are sooooo bad. hehehehe
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    Thanks for asking the question.....I think I have read 80% of the books mentioned. When I go to the library I feel like there are no more books for me to read. I am going to mark this thread so as I can come back to and write down the names of the authors I haven't read. This board has me hooked on Lee Child books, but I'm close to finishing that series. As for Jamie....a quilting buddy of mine and I were discussing just last week what we would take with us when we went to Scotland and stepped through the stones. We both agreed...new and younger bodies were first on the list. I'm sure that I will enjoy many new (to me) authors and books. Thanks again.

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    The Color Purple by Alice Walker
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    Redemption by Karen Kingsbury. I just finished another of her books, Time To Dance.

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    janet evanovich. her books are numerical, continuing characters, and light-hearted mysteries. i like listening while i sew or reading on-line before i fall asleep. i love getting e-books from the library. i'm never late returning them! and i don't have to get in and out of the car to get them/ return them. i do hate the wait! why can't they have as many copies available as needed?
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    Bleeder by Shelby Smoak is an excellent non-fiction book. Shelby was one of my chemistry students many years ago. He has hemophilia an contracted the HIV virus at the age of 10. This is his memoir of his struggles with the disease. I had no idea what he was facing. This book really makes you think! It is available on amazon. I highly recommend it!

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    I watch my 2 1/2 year old (very active) grandson, 7 year old grandaughter, and take care of my elderly mother- she's in a home but she constantly needs something from me. I don't have time to read!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iraxy View Post
    Wow, more people who read. Yippee!
    At this time, my quilt room is not available to me and my sewing stuff is put up. If I can't sew, I might as well read and I am a voracious reader.
    I have read the Outlander series, love Jamie and Claire and am waiting for the next book. I read JA Micheners Hawaii several times and have the movie on VCR. Read all the number 1 detective agency stories and all the Rosamond Pilcher books too. Can't get into Jodi Picoult. Loved all the Chris "Midwives" Bojannon (?sp) books. They are food for thought while still a good read.
    Right now I am reading Jo Nesbo's Nemesis. I have read these books out of sequence but they are still good. Love that Harry Hole. Good read, sometimes graphic.
    I also read the Lee Child series on Jack Reacher. Now why they cast Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher, I will never understand. Gotta love Hollywood. In the books, you gotta love this improbable hero but he's 6'4 and 160 - 180 lbs". Good read.
    As soon as I am done with Nemesis, I will be starting "The Twelve" which is the second in the "Passage" trilogy by Justin Cronin.
    I sure hope my quilting room gets put together soon or I hope quilting is like riding a bicycle! LOL
    I also love Chris Bojalian and have read all of his books. Midwives was my favourite. I am just finishing a trilogy by Tracee DePree. The first one is called " A can of peas". They are down to earth, family/Christian based and I found them a quick and enjoyable read. I also just finished " The Lifeboat" by Charlotte Rogan and enjoyed that. I was given a book today called " The Light Between Oceans" and my friend said its great, unfortunately I don't know the author.
    aren't books great!!!

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    I''m reading Pizza Bomber, the story of a bank robbery that occurred where I live. I know the author and the people are fascinating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mommafank View Post
    I always am reading more than one book. First of all, "Loved the Last Child". Now I am reading a second book by Louise Erdrich, "Four Souls" after having just finished "Tracks". I am also reading "A Tale of Two Cities" and "The Blue Zone". Some days it is hard for me to decide between reading and quilting so I always have a quilt to work on in my lap at night while watching mindless TV.
    I finally got smart about mindless TV and now I listen to Books on CD while I quilt. I suppose I would listen to books on an MP3 player, if I were a little more technologically advanced, but the CD player near my machine works well. I used to listen to books on tape while I gardened, but the tape player died and the library quit carrying cassettes. I love to listen to music too - It all keeps me interested while I keep on task.
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Great thread Yankeegirl. Just finished Julia Stuart's: "Pigteon Pie Mystery." A humerous historical mystery of Hampton Court with a little romance thrown in. Also loved: "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society" (life on Guernsey Island when occupied by Germany in WW2.) Also love Frank Delaney's books: Ireland (myth, history with a story) was great and loved "Shannon."

    Annette in Florida

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    just got the newest John Sandford book today, can't wait to get started!

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    Just finished The Women of Atomic City. Very good book about Oak Ridge, TN and the atom bomb.

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    My sister just gave me Mary Chestnut's Civil War - firsthand account of the Confederate experience taken from Marys' diaries. A little dry lol but has its moments of greatness - lots of skimming going on for sure. I need to go to a book store and see whats happening - I really miss Barnes & Noble - sigh....
    Like the moon, and the stars, and the sun - yeah we all shine on.

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    Recently read "Guests of the Emperor" by Janice young Brooks. It is from the 90's I think. It is fiction but based on a true story of women in a Japanese prison camp during the war. It is probably not a book I would have chosen but a friend gave it to me to read and I really enjoyed it.

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