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Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt

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Rhyannon Byrd, Touch of Seduction. I am not sure about this author yet. A real menagerie of shapeshifters, demons, vampires and paramilitary in battles from book to book. Will read a few more before I make up my mind.

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Well the Mommywood by Tori Spelling wasn't for me. So starting on The Best of Everything by Kimberla Lawson Roby.

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No car on Friday so went to Curves this am around 6:15 but it was not open til 8:00am. Went to Wallyworld and bought Sherrilyn Kenyons In Other Worlds, an anthology of three short stories, Fire and Ice, Knightly Dreams and Dragonswan. have finished two of them and working on Dragonswan now which I had in my wish list from Amazon. Now I can take it off there.

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The Secret School by Avi
The Dunderheads by Paul Fleischman

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I was worried too, especially when it was described as HP for adults. I can certainly see it as a movie, but I hope it doesn't turn into a series.
Today I am starting Love in Winter/Storm Jameson, which the library reminds me is due on the 13th. It is one of the many bitterish British novels from between the two world wars.

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To Owensfa,

Yes, I'm enjoying The Magicians. I was worried that the parallels to Harry Potter would be too strong - the teenagers are supposedly at a college, but the dialogue and story struck me more like grade 11/12. Definitely There was a lot of talk about the college maze near the beginning. And it looked like the heros would be a two guys and a girl. However, one of the guys was knocked out of the running and the maze faded into the background in favour of a unique outdoor chessboard. Grossman's getting his own voice as I go along. I do like that he makes slight references to JKR's world here and there - kind of a nod to the current "master".

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To Comfanfan,
I enjoyed reading The Magicians.
How are you liking it?

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The Fish Can Sing
Haldor Laxness

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Heart-Shape Box by Joe Hill

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels"



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Gonna start Mommywood by Tori Spelling tomorrow.

There are food groups for a reason. I've always been in the group that likes to eat. -Valerie Bertinelli


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Finished Blood Vines by Erica Spindler, now reading Rhyanon Byrd's 2nd book of trilogy, Edge of Danger. Not too thrilled because I don't know all the players having started with book 2 instead of book 1.
Also have another of her books, book one of trilogy Touch Of Seduction to be followed by touch of surrender and touch of temptation. Only have book one so far in this group.

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Pilgroms, Elizabeth Gilbert

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Death at the Bar by Ngaigo Marsh. Getting audio copies of old favorite authors that I never got to read. Comfort reading for work stress. :0)

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Finished Sharon Sala "Cut Throat" mystery/action
starting Erica Spindler's new book, "Blood Vines"

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Still reading The Big House: A Century in the Life of an American Summer Home by George Howe Colt. It's interesting, not quite what I expected, & seems to be going slowly. Maybe because my life is pretty chaotic at the moment & I don't have much time to read.

Kate, in Citrus Heights California

If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.
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The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
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To ignore the facts does not change the facts
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Our lives are a sum total of the choices we have made. ~ Wayne Dyer



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The Actor and the Housewife
Rapunzel's Revenge
Both by Shannon Hale

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reading "the reluctant wife". Anyone else read it?

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The Magicians - Lev Grossman

From inside cover...
"Intellectually precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater escapes the boredom of his daily life by reading and re-reading a series of beloved Fantasy novels set in an enchanted land called Fillory. Like everyone else, he assumes that magic isn't real -- until he finds himself unexpectedly admitted to a very secret, very exclusive college of magic in upstate New York."


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Stern Men, Elizabeth Gilbert

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Martin Chuzzelwitt by Charles Dickens

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"Natural Born Charmer" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

My name is Margaret
I live in the Boston,MA area


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I am currently reading "Fantasy in Death" by J.D Robb, I love her books and this one is just as good as the rest.

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Today I'm reading:
hush by Donna Jo Napoli
River of Secrets by Shannon Hale

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I am currently reading:

1. Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris
2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by EL Konigsburg
3. The Magician's Nephew by CS Lewis

Book #2 was one of my favorites when I was in elementary school. Book #1 and #3 are both of the series I'm currently reading.

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Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Just starting Hell Gate by Linda Fairstein.

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Stern Men, Elizabeth Gilbert

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Savor the Moment by Nora Roberts.

There are food groups for a reason. I've always been in the group that likes to eat. -Valerie Bertinelli


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Shooting Stars by Emilie Richards

Glad to hear about Suite Francoise; it's next on my list!

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"A secret should be revealed when it makes a difference and when a difference should be made." Dr. D. B. "Zoon" Nguyen

A rock pile ceases being a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.


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Finished Blood Stream by Tess Gerritsen and returned to library as there is a list of names on request list. Starting Stella cameron's Out of Sight. Book 3 of trilogy.

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at the moment, i am currently rereading the birth house by ami McKay, such a good book! i am also listening to the amelia peabody series on audiobook by elizabeth peters, LOVE LOVE LOVE! i just finished sizzling sixteen by janet evanovich!

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Austenland by Shannon Hale
Mind's Eye by Paul Fleischman

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Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky (AH- mazing)

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." ~Plato

"When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." ~Lao Tzu

"Paralyze resistance with persistence"
-Woody Hayes

"It is never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot


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I should be finishing Sidney Sheldon's After the Darkness today.

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Still working on Stephenson's "Snow Crash" and it may take me the whole month! I've been doing a lot of walking and the book itself isn't a thriller for me.

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How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill and The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks

South Bend Indiana



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God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but He has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination--Augustine


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New Moon, Stephanie Meyers

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Still reading The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer.


My name is Shari; I have been a Sparker since July 2006, I am now in hospice care for metastatic breast cancer, but I'm not letting cancer stop me from Sparking!

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.

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Witches Incorporated - Rogue Agent Book Two (K.E.Mills)

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I'm re-reading an old favorite - Shadow of the Moon by M.M. Kaye

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Failure is only an opportunity to begin again more intelligently. - Henry Ford

Any idea seriously entertained tends to bring about the realization of itself. - From a fortune cookie


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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

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Shoapie, you will love the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I just bought the third book, Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.... saving it for a long weekend.... :)
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I shall not live in vain:
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I shall not live in vain.
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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48 Days to the Work You Love by Dan Miller



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just finished Stella Cameron's Out of Body, paranormal genre and now a Tess Gerritsen medical mystery, "Bloodstream" which I picked up on reserve at library this afternoon.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

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Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas

New philosophy: Pick up a book instead of a fork.


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I feel like I haven't read anything for so long!! I'm actually still reading Breaking Dawn, which I started like a month or more ago. I have had no time for my favorite pastime....but I'm back

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I'm reading Sky of Swords by Dave Duncan this week.

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I'm reading a Dean Koontz book - By the Light of the Moon.

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First Stop in the New World by David Lida

50 is the new 30.


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I just started The Last Time I Saw You by Elizabeth Berg. Just finished Anna Quindlen's Every Last One (haunting but great!)

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Just finished the Lace Reader... wow, really good. Going to start Karin Slaughter's Undone today. I'd sworn I'd never read another of hers after she killed off a favorite character of mine....
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Listening to Inkspell.

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Henry's Sisters by Cathy Lamb. Just finished The Last Tine I was Me (Also by Cathy Lamb). It was hilarious!

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the godmother by Carrie Adams

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If man could be crossed with the cat, it would improve
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Today I read Just Another Girl by Melody Carlson and The Entertainer and the Dybbuk by Sid Fleishmann

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