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WistfulChic
Posted: Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:30:17 PM

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I just picked up "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E L James and I'm excited to curl up and get lost in this book!
Louise
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 10:40:15 AM

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I'm reading a book called '4 Bodies and a Funeral' series by Stephanie Bond about a bunch of crazy characters. It's chick-lit and frothy but still in the comedic detective genre plus the characters are very real and have real problems.

New Poem out

The Observer
MissAdventure
Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 11:43:58 AM

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Simultaneously reading "Dante's Inferno: A retelling in prose" by David Bruce (on my Kobo on my lunch breaks and the bus) and "Spellbound" by Kelley Armstrong (hardback, in the evenings).

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My new four part novella, The Star Coin Prophesy is now
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ladysharon
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 9:55:50 AM

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Mockingjay, the third installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.

Lisa
Posted: Thursday, April 19, 2012 5:24:52 PM

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ladysharon wrote:
Mockingjay, the third installment of the Hunger Games trilogy.


I read all three in three days and then felt a bit lost because it was all over. I enjoyed those books.
ladysharon
Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:40:20 AM

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I want to get started on the Fifty Shades trilogy by EL James. It has to wait until I turn in five papers and a final project for school.

Dreamcatcher
Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2012 9:09:31 AM

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stories in SS.. but I just downloaded Hunger Games to my Kindle..

ladysharon
Posted: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 2:15:27 PM

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Dreamcatcher wrote:
stories in SS.. but I just downloaded Hunger Games to my Kindle..


You're going to love the book. After you read it, go see the movie. It stays pretty close to the book.

Daisy
Posted: Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:58:07 AM

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I'm currently trawling my way through "The Historian" by Elizabeth Kostova. Normally I would love this kind of stuff, but... I'm really bored. I'm sticking with it because I want to know if he really is undeadly alive. I often turn to the back of a book to find the ending few pages to see how they get them there throughout the story. But I can't even be bothered with this one. d'oh! It's a shame, because her descriptions are wonderful!
HoneyBee000
Posted: Friday, June 8, 2012 9:10:32 AM

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etairay wrote:
Ok here it is ..the bible. Reading chapters randomly depending on stories and teachings in each book. Will leave it at that flower


I'd rather read the Chamber Oxford Dictionary... words words words galore! £35.00 WHSmith (UK Shop) It's a big book and I love it!
Circle_Something
Posted: Friday, August 24, 2012 12:42:57 PM

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I bought The Last Templar by Raymond Khoury on Wednesday for £1, bargain! Started reading it in the shop a few weeks ago then didn't buy it, but on Wednesday I read the first few paragraphs again and it seemed to call out to me, so I bought it. After that I'm going to be re-reading Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita.

Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

ladysharon
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:42:10 PM

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My assignment for Human Biology.

gypsy
Posted: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 11:04:00 PM

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I'm rereading Jane Eyre, and am also reading Joseph Anton, Salman Rushdie's memoir. Also reading The Heart Broke In by James Meek and American Gods by Neil Gaiman.

All four books are fantastic.



The subject who is truly loyal to the Chief Magistrate will neither advise nor submit to arbitrary measures. Junius



mazza
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 1:26:16 AM

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I've just finished reading PopCo by Scarlett Thomas. She's a great writer although I enjoyed her other books more than this one, it took me ages to get through. Her book, The End of Mr Y was fantastic!
Noraj
Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2012 10:52:26 AM

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I just finished the Hunger Games

All Alone my latest story.
Darkangel
Posted: Sunday, September 30, 2012 5:46:47 PM

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read2 Im currently reading Samurai Game by Christine Feehan. Its a good book and compliments the rest of the books in the series. book

In a moment everything can change.
Raven
Posted: Monday, October 8, 2012 1:00:33 PM

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I am reading Wicked Ties
fuzzy1954
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 8:36:48 AM

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KansasCity Star newspaper


Kasumi
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 10:00:15 AM

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Wonderland-lucy's tales :)

I'm the echo in your ear
the beat of your heart....
heed me closely
as my waves touch your toes.
ElChupacabras
Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:03:48 PM

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Hawkins Electrical Guide
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Monday, October 29, 2012 4:14:54 PM

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Just finished:

The Lost Diary of Don Juan: An Account of the True Arts of Passion and the Perilous Adventure of Love --
by Douglas Abrams

Historical fiction. Well crafted and researched. Focuses more on the man and his times than his bedroom exploits.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

ladysharon
Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2012 3:50:52 PM

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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich

Circle_Something
Posted: Sunday, December 9, 2012 4:56:22 AM

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I'm re-reading Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita. Unfortunately, I don't understand French, so I have to break out the translator for the French bits, of which there are many. He even writes a whole paragraph in French. That's gonna be fun to type into a translator.

Ghosts, flamingos, guitars and vodka. Don't forget Kitty and Kitten. Eclectic subjects, eccentric stories:

Humorous guide & Recommended Read =^.^= How To Make a Cup of Tea
A flash fiction series :) A Random Moment in Time
A love poem <3 Kitty & Kitten
Editors' Pick! :D I Am The Deep, Dark Woods
And another EP!: The Fragility of Age
=^.^= <3 ^.^

HoneyBee000
Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 12:37:44 PM

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Educating Rita - Willy Russell. The play!
Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 1:46:33 PM

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LAMB by Christopher Moore (humor)

The recollections of, Bif, the childhood best friend of Jesus Christ.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

Colors_of_the_Wind
Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 2:48:24 PM

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Spunk & Bite: A writer's guide to punchier, more engaging, language & style by Arthur Plotnik

Have now finished that one ^ and am reading... Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell

Finished Everything Beautiful ^ in two days. Highly recommend it, very good. Now reading Tribute by Nora Roberts. It's a big book, and though she's a good author I don't usually read Nora, but... I was told it's a very good book, and the person that told me read it in about 3 days. So.


Check out my website The Wandering Squirrel

Working on a new draft of Tomorrow and a first draft of a dystopian-ish novel. We'll see what actually gets written, lol.
ladysharon
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 6:21:54 PM

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At the Center of the Storm by George Tenet

DianaShallard
Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013 8:34:01 PM

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I'm reading North of Hope by Jon Hassler. It's a long book, and it starts out a bit slowly, but I've been told it's worth it, so here goes...

UPDATE:

I gave up on NORTH OF HOPE and am now reading GONE GIRL. Both were deemed book club favorites, but so far, I find GG just as well-written but with a more compelling and intriguing plot and pace. (I just started, so we'll see...)

“Play the sunset."
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Rumple_deWriter
Posted: Saturday, February 2, 2013 5:40:32 PM

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Just started, "Girl With the Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier. More than anything else, I'm curious how she turned a historical fiction novel about Vermeer and the model for his 'Girl With a Pearl Earring' portrait into a bestseller.

glasses8

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwords.[/ - ROBERT HEINLEIN

Schemers Scheme -- young women talking about young men

OF WAR, AND PEACE, AND MARY BETH: my contest winner, honest

For Whom the Good Tolls an 'RR' and it's short, no kidding

DianaShallard
Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013 12:50:14 PM

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I stumbled upon this short story from 1891 that does a great job at building suspense and thought it worth sharing. It's called "The Yellow Wallpaper" and I vaguely remember reading it in high school.

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/YelWal.shtml

As luck would have it the author herself commented on her story years later:

http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/history/lavender/whyyw.html


As a side note, gosh, I do love the Internet and the ability we have to read old works with ease and find comments and critiques on them with further ease. Enjoy.

“Play the sunset."
― Mr. Holland (played by Richard Dreyfuss) on "Mr. Holland's Opus"

Find my fan page on Facebook "Diana Shallard" and follow me on Twitter too! https://twitter.com/DianaShallard
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