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Thread: What book are you reading now?

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    Shelters of Stone, the 5th in the Earth's Children series by Jean Auel on my Nook. Each of them are very long, in the range of 700-850 pages, but I am enjoying each one!
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    "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Abraham Lincoln

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    I was not familiar with the Elm Creek Series but they look very good so I will check them out. Is it best to read them in order or are the characters different so that it doesn't matter?

    I just finished reading Guests of the Emperorer by Janice Young-Brooks and it was excellent. It is an older book (maybe 90's) and not one I might have chosen but a friend loaned it to me and I really liked it. I believe it is based on some actual women who were prisoners during WWII.

    This is a great thread and I love reading the recommendations. Thank you!

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    Finally, someone who will admit reading these! LOL!
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    I'm almost finished with "Fifty Shades Darker". Read the first in the series, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and will get the 3rd when I'm able.
    When life offers you a dream so far beyond any of your expectations, itís not reasonable to grieve when it comes to an end.

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    Has anyone found any good free books on Amazon?? Are there any other places to get decent free books?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildernessties View Post
    Has anyone found any good free books on Amazon?? Are there any other places to get decent free books?
    Daughter of Joy- Kathleen Morgan; Blood Ties- JD Nixon; A Cold Day for Murder-Dana Stabenow

    The only of these I have read is Daughter of Joy- very fast and good read. The great thing is that there are freebies on Amazon but sometimes they come and go very quickly. Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville.com often times posts a freebie on her daily blog email to subscribers- sometimes they are really free or they may be from the Amazon Prime lending library at a reduced price or you get one free per month from the lending library.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordpaintervs View Post
    I like John Grisham and Jeanette Oak also, but have gotten involved with collecting and reading the Robyn Carr books called the Virgin River series. (At least 13 of them) that focus on a area of California near Fortuna . It is a small forrested area with a lake and cabins, and has a combo of romance and adventure. I am enjoying getting to meet all the characters and the interaction over the years that come and go. The area was named Virgin River and is a real small community that grows some when tourist come and rent the cabins to fish and/or hunt. I've really enjoyed them. Collecting them from Amazon.com, sometimes for a penny, so it becomes a $4 book and worth every penny.
    I do want to someday obtain Killing Lincoln and seeing what that is about. Have lots of quilting and knitting books as well.
    I love Robyn Carr books especially the Virgin River Series. I just read the Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of
    Justice Series by Irene Hannon, romantic suspense novels.
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    I just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn which I really enjoyed. Not sure what is next!
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    I'm reading The House of Thunder by Dean Koontz I've had it for a while and just getting around to it. I have tons of books here and DH bought me a Kindle so now I have more books than time. I like the sound of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker. I also like John Grisham. Thanks for the book info. Sue

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    I'm reading a book about a lady who hiked the Pacific Crest Trail.... at the moment... when I'm done... I'll post the info...sorry it's not at hand at the moment. I LOVE to read real life stories of other people's travels or travails.... rather than the fiction novels.... if you have more suggestions other than War stories, would love to hear of them...... I did post awhile ago and got some wonderfully inspiring suggestions... I'm just a slow reader,,,,,,,some of my favourite so far have been Peter Jenkins.... but I'm sure as I read .... I will find many more inspiring individuals!

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    These are the ones I use for free kindle downloads. Haven't bought a book yet. Always so many to choose from.

    Kindlebuffet.com inspiredreads.com bookbub.com , pixelofink.com....
    Quote Originally Posted by Wildernessties View Post
    Has anyone found any good free books on Amazon?? Are there any other places to get decent free books?

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    I just got hooked on the Warriors series about warrior cats. Its kids books but have read several series of kids books that were exceptionally good.
    The first one was free now I find there are many more in the series and they cost.

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    Here are my latest reads: Sarah's Key by Tatania de Rosnay, Fifty shades of grey, Fiffty shades Darker, Fifty shades freed (all 3 novels were a gift my girlfriends gave me for my birthday). Blood and Thunder, the epic story of Kit Carson by Hampton Sides. Human Traces by Sebastian Faulks. I love to read. Especially historical based novels. This is a fun thread. Thanks for sharing everybody!

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    I love-love Ann B .Ross and the antics of Miss Julia. if you love to laugh you would love these

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    I read this book and it was really good!
    Quote Originally Posted by May in Jersey View Post
    Although I only began reading "Sarah's Key" yesterday afternoon I'm about 2/3's through it already. Story unfolds in chapters alternating between France in 1942 and present day France. I belong to a small quilt/book group within my guild and this book is the most interesting book on our list in a long time.

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    I am reading the Voyager by Diana Gabaldon - The outsider was the first book, I did not like the second book, but this third book is really good so far...three chapters in...

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    I just finished Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel - totally intriguing and thought provoking!
    QuiltingVagabond aka Kathy

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    I'm doing my annual re-read of The Lord of the Rings.
    Courtesy is not optional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    I am reading the Voyager by Diana Gabaldon - The outsider was the first book, I did not like the second book, but this third book is really good so far...three chapters in...
    I love the Outlander series. I have read then all and have them all. I don't buy books very often but I did with this series. In early December, my DD and I got to meet Diana Gabaldon and Graham McTavish who plays Dougal McKenzie in the STARZ TV series of the Outlander. What a rush that was!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertaMarie View Post
    Just finished re-reading the Earlene Fowler series of Benni Harper mysteries, starting out with "Fool's Puzzle" and ending with "Broken Dishes". Her titles are all quilt block names. I had read them years ago, and although I remembered all the characters, I had forgotten some of the plots and the outcome, so I enjoyed them again. I am now reading a series by James Doss. I have read the Elm Creek series too. Jan Karon is one of my favorite authors, and my husband collects hundreds of misc. books by top selling authors, so I am never out of books to read. Happy reading my quilting friends. Both are GOOD for us!! '-)
    Has Earlene Fischer come out with any new books? Loved benni Harper series!

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    Oh gosh, I started one on my fourth great grandmother from Texas, Obedience Fort Smith. I haven't gotten very far though. Tons of info and people to get through.

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    Was reading DARK FIRE by C,J, SANSOM. I have lost it.it is book 2 in the Shardlake series. I've no idea where it is . Thought I had lost it at restaurant but no luck.
    I have ordered from Amazon book 3 and 4 and must stay in until they arrive today. The series is about a humpbacked lawyer during the reign of Henry Vlll . They are well written and keep me spell bound while I go through my not sewing time.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    I just finished "All the Light you Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr. Excellent. WWII resistance in France, a blind girl, a young German boy who becomes a Nazi, the Nazis' search for treasure. All of the above. Book was a finalist for National Book Award. I've shared it with my quilting group, all who read it loved. it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    I just started Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, by Jennifer C, of Elm Creek fame. It is a stand alone historical novel, and it is excellent. More history than sewing but a good story about courageous women. I also recommend The Kashmir Shawl. I got it on my Nook for $1.99. Lovely story of the history of a special textile, back to the goats!!
    I read the Lincoln dressmaker, but not her "version"... Read the one written by the dressmaker herself..had to order it from library....very interesting read......

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    Have read unbroken....now want to see movie...

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    reading the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child. I'm on book 10.

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