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#1 MMM1

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 08:30 AM

Would love to know what you guys are reading or just give some recommendations and opinions. I'm reading "She's Come Undone" by Wally Lamb and "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehaye.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 09:39 AM

She's Come Undone is a great book, one I need to read again.I just finished Nine on Top by Janet Evanovich...I love the Stephanie Plum books, easy reads and they are so funny! Not sure what I'll read next, I'm not in the mood for anything heavy. Any suggestions?

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 10:31 AM

I'm in the middle of Sahara by Clive Cussler.

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Posted 22 June 2005 - 02:30 PM

I just finished "She's come Undone" today. What a book..amazing. I just won a bid on "I know this much is true" off ebay.. 900 pages..eek. I'm starting "Le Divorce" by Diane Johnson. chick lit. The reader reviews aren't that great..but going to give it a try.

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 03:10 PM

VERY cute, funny, smart chick-lit book called "Shaking Her Assets." Check it out here:www.shakingherassets.com check it out!
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Posted 27 June 2005 - 07:30 PM

Just finished "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River). Fantastic psychological thriller..kept me going up until the very end.

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 03:59 AM

MMM - I loved 'She's Come Undone' and 'Shutter Island'! You'll like 'I Know This Much is True' too. We seem to have very similar taste in books! ;) Two of the best books that I've read recently are 'The Time Travelers Wife' and 'The Confessions of Max Tivoli.'

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Posted 29 June 2005 - 02:24 PM

Hazel, I have "The time traveler's wife" and have been holding off reading it since it's supposed to be so good :D I have heard about "Max Tivoli" that is on my list. Question. Don't give away any spoilers..but how long did it take you to figure out "Shutter Island"..beginning/middle/or end?? I've read on some boards people figured it out at the beginning..yikes I'm so slow :D

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Posted 30 June 2005 - 06:09 AM

I didn't figure it out either!

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:20 PM

Only got half way through "Le Divorce" ..that one went into the "don't waste your time" pile.Finished the crime/thriller "A Faint Cold Fear" by Karin Slaughter. The ending really left me numb and scratching my head. Anyone else read it?

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 09:25 AM

I just finished the Seabiscut book that the movie was based on. It was pretty good. Kind of think jockey's are insane now after hearing what they do, but I guess they're just a different breed of person. I'd recommend the book. Not the fastest read, but it kept me interested and I learned some history.

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 05:19 PM

Angel, I've seen this book called "Riding Lessons" in the bookstores..it looks like it might be pretty good involving horses..it is fiction not nonfiction.

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Posted 11 July 2005 - 05:39 PM

Just got done reading "Cracking more cases" by Dr. Henry Lee. It was okay. John Douglas the ex-FBI profilers books are 100 times better.
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Posted 11 July 2005 - 06:44 PM

I read Homicide awhile ago. It's the book the show was based on. The author was a reporter in Baltimore and tagged along with the force for a year I think. The book started out slow, but it was amazing. And it wasnt' until the end that I realized all the cases were real cases and all the talking that was in quotes were real quotes from the detectives. I think the author sent a rough copy of the book to all the detectives on the force to get their imput. The detectives gave him notes like, "I wasn't thinking x in that situation, I was thinking y." It's an amazing insight into their lives and careers if you can get though the first three chapters. I recommend it.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:27 PM

Just finished "In her shoes" by Jennifer Weiner.Good book..a little deeper chick lit than expected.I wanted to read this book before the movie came out (The movie stars Cameron Diaz as Maggie, Toni Collette as Rose, and Shirley Maclaine as Ella). I just found the character of Maggie so unlikeable for at least 85% of the book. She's a spoiled brat(yea, she did have some problems but still...). But amazingly enough towards the very end..she does become very likeable (the last chapter is sooo good..had a happy cry). In all honesty, my favorite characters were Ella and Mrs Lefkowitz :D. I'm just curious if in the movie, they are going to make Diaz a loveable goof or stick with the book and make her a selfish brat.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 04:39 PM

Just started "Persuader" by Lee Child.

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 01:42 PM

Cy, I've never read any of Child's books..are they good?

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Posted 02 August 2005 - 02:57 PM

I'm only about a 1/4 into it, but it only took about 2 pages to get "into" it. It's a pretty fast read - I just haven't been in the mood to read b/c of headaches.I'll let you know when I finish it :)

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Posted 12 August 2005 - 04:20 PM

Just Finished "When Calls the Heart" by Jannette Oke. It's an older book..inspirational romance..it's a series of books set in the early days of the Canadian West. It was nice..like a "Little House on the Prairie" type book.Also just read "The Lake House" by James Patterson.

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Posted 17 August 2005 - 07:52 AM

I am re-reading Herman Wouk's World War II books The Winds of War and War and Remembrance. I re-read them every few years because they are real favorites.

I just finished The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler and was fairly disappointed. I expected better from a book that uses Jane's name in the title.



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