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Old 05-28-2006, 06:58 PM
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Hi everyone,

Went to Books A Million this afternoon. Picked up The Shop on Blossom Street, Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns, and after reading the good reviews here, The Memory Keeper's Daughter.

I started The Shop on Blossom Street as soon as I got home. Normaly I would never buy this many books but, the library was closed and I was in such a mood to read well, you know the rest..........LOL

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Old 05-28-2006, 07:33 PM
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Just started Looking for God in Harry Potter by John Granger.
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Old 05-29-2006, 01:17 AM
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you all have given me some great ideas on books to look for at the library. Personally, I've been on a Meg Cabot kick for a while. I love her writing style and she makes me laugh. She is the author of the "Princess Diaries" series but she has also written books for adults. Her adult stories are great but usually pretty steamy. I actually really love the books she writes for teenagers. She has a series called "The Mediator" that is just fantastic. She tends to write about ordinary kids (with plenty of teeange attitude) who do great things in spite of themselves.
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:18 PM
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Finished The Shop on Blossom Street today. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it. May wait a day or 2 if I can before starting another. The chores are starting to pile up while I have been reading. Kelly
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Old 05-30-2006, 05:45 PM
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I finished Mary Higgins Clark's Two Little Girls in Blue. It was good. All you Higgins Clark fans will not be dissapointed. I also read Janet Evanovich and Charlotte Hughes' Full Scoop. Great long weekend, light hearted reading.
The Summer Reading program at the Library I work at begins this week so my main reading will be children's books for a few weeks. For those of you with kids or grandkids here are a few books I will be reading
I Wanna Iguana by Orloff; The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Barracca; So What's It Like To Be a Cat? by Kuskin
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:02 AM
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Ellen, I'd be interested in hearing more about that book!

Jennycherie, thanks for the recommendation of Meg Cabot's teen books. They sound like something I'll lead my daughter to check into in a few years.
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Old 05-31-2006, 04:23 AM
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the Harry Potter book is nicely organized into first section of Christian themes found in the whole series and the second section is a book by book look.

The author is a professor of classical languages and literature, Christian and he defines where he is on that spectrum, and has one website HogwartsProfessor.com.

I have found it to be pretty heady and very good reading. I picked up the book at Barnes and Noble for $12.99 as a paperback.
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Old 05-31-2006, 11:47 AM
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Funny how I was thinking 'Aw! all these girls get to read all the grown up books when I barely have time to brush my teeth! The only books I had read recently were my daughter's Harry potters.' Then I saw the posts about Harry Potter it brought a smile to my face.
The reason I read books 5 and 6 was because I noticed my 7 year old daughter was all acting up like a sulky teenager when she was on book 5 and out of curiosity I read it.
Then I explained my daughter she is not allowed to read it as the book has too much teenage frustration and adult punishments in it, that it is making her rebellious and sulky. She said she gets my point and did not read it. Book 6 is banned too until she is a certain age as it was full of dating, kissing etc.
I know this link is all about - what I am reading and I rambled on about my daughter's books, I guess I am reading my kids' books!
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Old 05-31-2006, 01:53 PM
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I am reading two books right now. One is called "The Grand Tour" which is a sequel to "Cecelia and Sorcery, or The Magic Chocolate Pot". Yes, that's the whole title. Pretty funny eh? No worries, not as much magic as you would think from the title. Not like Harry Potter where they are saying spells and things.
A book trilogy that I just finished that was really good though, was by Scott Westerfeld. It includes "Uglies" "Pretties" and "Specials". It's somewhat sci-fi, and in the teen section, but a great read. When I checked "Uglies" out at the library I did in on a "what do I have to lose" theory. I mean it's not like I had to finish the book right? I ended up finishing the book that same day, and told my husband that he "had to read it!!". We went to the book store and bought "Pretties" the next day, and then waited patiently for "Specials" to come out, which it did just recently. Anyhoo...I could go on for hours about all the books I read!
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I am almost finished In the Moon of the Red Ponies by James Lee Burke but just finished a book titled Unclutter Your Life by Katherine Gibson and it is one of the best books I have read on organization. It is simple, well written and touches not just on getting rid of clutter in your home but also work clutter and emotional clutter. I don't usually read "self help" books but I picked this one up and actually liked it.
 
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