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Old 02-06-2012, 06:55 PM
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Yay! Yay! Yay! I hope you like it! Michelle Moran is one of my favorites. I think Cleopatra's Daughter was the first I read by her (in Summer 2010 I believe), but I LOVED Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen also.

They're actually some of my favorite books because she makes the characters emotions so real. LOVED. Please let me know what you think.
Have you read the Madame Trousseau one? I was having a hard time deciding between the 2.
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Old 02-06-2012, 08:28 PM
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Anybody read A Wrinkle in Time growing up? They've just released the 50th-anniversary edition.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapt...50-years-later
I was thinking about that book a while ago and couldn't remember the name of the book!! I really enjoyed this book I will have to pick up the anniversary edition.
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:55 AM
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Anybody read A Wrinkle in Time growing up? They've just released the 50th-anniversary edition.

http://www.csmonitor.com/Books/chapt...50-years-later
I read the whole series of them except Many Waters. I don't know why I can't get into Many Waters (I've even tried again recently and couldn't), but I loved the rest, including An Acceptable Time.
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:38 PM
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Reading a stunning book.
"Love Life" by Ray Kluun (which is a horrible alteration to the original Dutch title "A women walks into a doctor's office... - which is an intro to a famous joke in the Netherlands)

The book is based on the life of the author, during and after his wife's battle with cancer. It's told from the male point of view, and deals mostly with his struggle to cope with her decline and his frequent cheating.
Shocking and infuriating but touching all at the same time. I cried through quite at lot of it


ETA: They made it into a movie, need to see that.

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Old 02-13-2012, 09:00 PM
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Just finished Bossypants, which was pretty damn funny. Starting work on Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. (OMG RIVAL MAGICIANS)
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:10 AM
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Just started re-reading I know this much is True by Wally Lamb.

On my Personal List of Top Ten Books. Oh, how I have missed it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:29 AM
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I'm reading "Would It Kill You To Stop Doing That?" Very entertaining etiquette book. Maybe Southern troll should read it.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:12 AM
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Just finished Bossypants, which was pretty damn funny. Starting work on Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell. (OMG RIVAL MAGICIANS)
Bossypants was awesome. I let a friend borrow it and now I want it back so I can read it all the time!
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:25 AM
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I'm reading Pride & Prejudice - halfway through and loving it. It's nice using the Kindle app with the dictionary at my fingertips for the colloquialisms.
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Old 02-14-2012, 01:59 PM
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I'm reading Pride & Prejudice - halfway through and loving it. It's nice using the Kindle app with the dictionary at my fingertips for the colloquialisms.
If you're anything like me you'll start thinking/talking in them for the next few days as a result. That happens to me whenever I start a new book, I start adopting the language the book uses.

I'm starting the Hunger Games today. That's it. I'm tired of waiting for break. I will just make it my reward for finishing schoolwork. Like the paper I have to write today. Starting that now.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:49 PM
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If you're anything like me you'll start thinking/talking in them for the next few days as a result. That happens to me whenever I start a new book, I start adopting the language the book uses.
I work for a Renaissance-themed website, Britishisms are already not unusual for me, but it will be worse in the coming weeks, for Wuthering Heights is next.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:38 PM
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Have you read the Madame Trousseau one? I was having a hard time deciding between the 2.
Sorry! I just saw this somehow!!! I have not read that one, it is on my list though, but I would definitely recommend any of the others. They are great.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:08 PM
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I just finished reading Divergent, and it was AMAZING! I was interested in it because it was on a "If You Liked The Hunger Games..." table and then bought for my nook. Loved.

The day after I finished it (read it in one sitting) my biological sister texted me saying she hasn't been this excited for a sequel to come out since Harry Potter. It comes out in May! So excited!
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:56 AM
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I'm reading The Kite Runner and hoping to read Emily Bronte next. Anyone else read any Emily Bronte??
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