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Old 10-13-2006, 09:31 AM
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What Book Are You Reading Now? - 2

I can't even count the excellent books I've read based on recommendations from other Family Corner members!

So....what book are YOU reading right now? Is it good? Would you recommend it to a friend? Tell us all about it--but don't give away the ending
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:44 AM
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I thought of you and some of the other SAHMs here at FC when I started reading The Secret Life of Becky Miller. From listening to some of the frustrations voiced by people I've known who have stayed home with their children while they were young, much of this book really echoes many of their sentiments. I'm actually bringing the book with me tonight to dinner out with my girlfriends. One of them leads a life that reminds me so much of the main character, I thought she would really enjoy it. If she's interested, maybe she will check it out next!
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Old 10-13-2006, 10:02 AM
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LOL Chris! It has taken me quite a long time to learn to enjoy my kids. Of course, that may be because they are getting older now, and I'm less sleep deprived Better late than never, I guess.
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Old 10-13-2006, 01:56 PM
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I just finished reading Nora Roberts book Northern Lights. I enjoyed it...was an easy ready murder , mystery, love story set in a small Alaskan town. Just the lighthearted reading I need right now!

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I just started Ireland by Frank Delaney,so far it's very good, very descriptive. Haven't gotten that far into it yet. I'm at the part where the story teller has come in and I don't want ot give everything away in case you want to read the book too. It is a book that I will read again.
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Wow! I guess we really read a lot, huh!?!
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Old 10-13-2006, 03:33 PM
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Indymom, if you read Slaughterhouse Five, you should then see the movie. I took a class in college called Novel on Film and we would read a book then view the movie and compared and contrasted. It was really interesting. I started reading classics too - read almost every single John Steinbeck novel, several F. Scott Fitzgerald novels several Bronte sister novels, and am half way through Anna Karennina (sp?) I can't remember all the classics I have read but luckily I have many more to go.
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Indymom, if you read Slaughterhouse Five, you should then see the movie. I took a class in college called Novel on Film and we would read a book then view the movie and compared and contrasted. It was really interesting. I started reading classics too - read almost every single John Steinbeck novel, several F. Scott Fitzgerald novels several Bronte sister novels, and am half way through Anna Karennina (sp?) I can't remember all the classics I have read but luckily I have many more to go.
I have read Anna Karenina, it was another one of those that for me, was a little hard to read. I have also read Steinbeck's East of Eden and loved it, I have Grapes of Wrath on my list. I actually have a list that I plan to check off one by one. It is by no means complete, but it is probably about a year's worth of reading. Maybe one day, I will post it....

I have also read several books by William Styron...Confessions of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice, and Darkness Visible. All were great, but the most memorable was Sophie's Choice. I just can't imagine being put in that position....great book.

Anyway..I gotta go...

Happy Reading!!
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Rick Rigsby's Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout. recommended, quick, and thoughtful non fiction.
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