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5/11/13 8:46 A

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My favorite form of exercise is walking while listening to audio books. I discovered awhile ago that our local library has a free audio book download site and many of the books can be downloaded and then burned to CD. I started looking at books I'd always meant to read but never did and now have quite a few "classics". I burned the whole Anne of Green Gables series to CD and really enjoyed listening to them.

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5/10/13 6:23 P

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All my books finally arrived from San Antonio, so I am busily rereading some favorites. Right now I am on Anne of Green Gables.

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5/10/13 11:12 A

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I just finished "Dead in a Wine Red Sea." Just so-so.

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Crystal Lies by Melody Carlson



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5/9/13 4:12 P

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Books Can Be Deceiving by Jenn McKinlay: a mystery that's too simple meaning predictable so not very enjoyable; however, I try to finish every book I get from Amazon (just a click away) even though they are used and cost less than five dollars-my max for fiction books. And I only get an Amazon book if our library does not have it.

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5/9/13 2:09 P

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Yeah I heard from my sister is was a good read so I went ahead and bought it. I am not too far into it but it seems pretty good!

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5/9/13 11:17 A

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ERINOUELLETTE - I read The Host when it first came out and really liked it. It's another long one, I seem to be attracted to long books for some reason.

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5/9/13 10:59 A

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I am currently reading 2 books.
1 Fiction: The Host by Stephenie Meyer
1 Non-Fiction: Winnipeg 1912 by Jim Blanchard

I find having one of each great because if I am not in the mood for non-fiction I can pick up The Host and visa versa.

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5/8/13 9:15 P

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Hi everyone emoticon
I just joined this group. I'm currently reading, "Game of Thrones." It's pretty long, 804 pages so it's taking me awhile. I'm also listening to an audio book when I exercise, "A Memory of Light," book 14 (the final book) in The Wheel of Time series. All of the books in that series are long, the audio book version of "A Memory of Light" has 37 CD's so that will take me awhile too. I just requested our local library to get, "Black and White" for me so I will start that in a couple of days when it arrives so I can join the team discussion. Now all I need are a few 36 hour days and I'll be set!

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5/7/13 9:31 P

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SheSmith, I, too, loved The Round House. Erdrich is one of my favorite authors.

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5/7/13 8:23 P

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The Spark Solution


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5/4/13 4:58 P

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The Keller family trilogy, Executive Decisions, Opposite Attraction and Centerstage.

JUST FOR TODAY, ONE DAY AT A TIME

John 3:16 KJV -
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

"If the only prayer you ever say in your life is thank you, it will be enough" - Meister Eckhart


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5/4/13 4:43 P

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The Round House by Louise Erdrich. Engrossing.

I finished this today and highly recommend it. It is a coming-of-age story about a teenaged Native American boy whose mother is raped. The rape, of course, changes the lives of everyone in the family and those close to them. It is narrated by the son.

Louise Erdrich is astounding in her ability to capture the nuances of male adolescence. I found that as amazing as the story.

Underlying/coinciding with the fictitious story of the novel is the reality of the quagmire of a judicial system that Native Americans living on reservations deal with. This was educational for me.

Read it!

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Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. A. Einstein


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5/1/13 11:33 P

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A secret servant..........John silva

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5/1/13 10:35 A

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Horseplay by Judy Reene Singer



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4/30/13 6:37 P

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Hearbreaker by Julie Garwood , a romance thriller


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4/29/13 3:24 P

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Paris Requiem by Lisa Appignanesi

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4/29/13 3:19 P

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Just finished A Cold and Lonely Place by Sara J. Henry. Almost as good as this month's selection.

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Covenant Child by Terri Blackstock



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4/27/13 12:55 P

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my algebra - yuck

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4/26/13 6:31 P

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ghost stories from scotland

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4/26/13 4:29 P

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XSCAPEREALITY82- have you read The Faefever Series? Good reads & it does have a vampire or 2 emoticon

www.karenmoning.com/kmm/faefever.htm
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Karen Marie Moning also has a new book,I haven't read yet-
www.karenmoning.com/kmm/

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4/26/13 4:23 P

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The Hollow by Nora Roberts & Notes Left Behind by Brooke & Keith Desserich


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4/25/13 8:44 A

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The Optimist Creed ... and still reading the Wanderer ... and have a stack of magazines here.

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4/24/13 9:03 P

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Skinny, I am reading my way through Mayer's Joe Gunther series. I'm enjoying them.

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4/24/13 6:08 P

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Tag Man by Archer Mayor...SHESMITH1 I love Sherlock Holmes and have read lots of different ones when I was younger.

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4/24/13 10:06 A

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Field Grey by Philip Kerr

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4/24/13 9:54 A

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Swim (a short story) by Jennifer Weiner
Attack your Day before it Attacks you by Mark and Trapper Woods



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4/23/13 10:58 P

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Rumi's Little Book of Life ....

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4/23/13 8:59 P

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Le Divorce by Diane Johnson

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4/23/13 9:52 A

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Black and White by Dani Shapiro



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4/23/13 7:19 A

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Managing Time - Learning Made Simple by Corinne Leech

I want to manage my time better.



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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

I was surprised to find that this is actually a collection of very short stories - one "case" per story. The cases are like riddles. I think this was a freebie from Kindle; I've had it for a while. I was expecting it to be a long novel. Obviously, I was not familiar with the Sherlock Holmes stories. I've read three of the stories. It is something to be picked up when stuck in traffic, on a short flight, ferry, etc.

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4/20/13 3:07 P

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Brooklyn by Colm Toibin

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4/9/13 11:50 P

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I need to find a new series. I really enjoy vampire and witch focused stories. Such as Anita Blake, Kim Harrison's The Hollows, Dresden Files, Sookie Stackhouse. Does anyone have any others they would recommend as well?

Elizabeth "Ebee"

"No matter how far you have gone down a wrong road, turn back." (Peruvian Proverb)



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Learning to Swim by Sara Henry



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4/9/13 12:39 A

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The Debut by Anita Brookner

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Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

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4/8/13 1:08 A

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Ransom by Julie Garwood


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Reading The Joy of Gardening as I prepare to plant later this month.
Awaiting my copy of Learning to Swim.

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. A. Einstein


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A sudden change of heart ..........Barbara Taylor Bradford

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4/6/13 1:15 P

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ME Stories of My Life by Katharine Hepburn. Interesting, but kind of jumps around. Also reading The Son of Neptune with by grandson by Rick Riordan. Exciting!

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Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.

Happines is not based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.




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Just read Nate in Venice by Richard Russo, a Kindle Single. Thoroughly enjoyed it. There's something to be said for brevity! (Says the woman who claims Anna Karenina as her favorite book....)

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4/3/13 1:42 A

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10 Information books- 300 pages each that came with my new Health Insurance Plan emoticon


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Brief Lives by Anita Brookner

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Jaws - Peter Benchley...and a few other books.

I'm a leaf on the wind. Watch me soar. Wash/ Serenity


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YOU on a diet. I appreicate this book as it helps me understand the science behind why losing weight is benefical for me along with a healthy lifestyle

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Darkest Fear.......Harlan coben

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Just started Pride and Prejudice. I have never read it even though I have seen practically every movie version there is!

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Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abeey by the Countess of Carnarvon

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