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With the lack of a pink section for books, I have decided to make a book thread. This is it.

What are you reading?

My current read is Tess of the D'urbervilles. I had to see what all the fuss was about after reading Fifty Shades. I am enjoying the book so far, though, I definitely can't multi-task while reading, deciphering the 1890's farm dialect takes all of my attention!


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 26 Apr 2012 9:21 PM
 2 Dec 2007
 Mississauga, On
kalua80
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There is actually a wole section for books but it has been moved to Canadian families. Look lower in the forum list.

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 26 Apr 2012 9:27 PM
 2 Jan 2009
 Nunavut
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I'm reading The Fates Will Find Their Way by Hannah Pittard. After the garbage that was Fifty Shades of Grey, I needed to try to find something with a little more substance.
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 26 Apr 2012 9:32 PM
 26 Apr 2012
FeldsparJockey
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Thanks kalua, not interested in a family site though ;-)

Milly, I've got that on my to read list... on your suggestion I believe. How are you liking it?
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 26 Apr 2012 9:39 PM
 22 Aug 2007
RedVelvet
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I'm reading Into Thin Air, a book about Everest.
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 26 Apr 2012 9:45 PM
 22 Mar 2012
 Ottawa, Ontario
Jenetic
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I'm following the trend and reading the hunger games.
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 26 Apr 2012 9:46 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
BandAidChik
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You should be reading the books I sent you!!!
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 26 Apr 2012 9:48 PM
 22 Mar 2012
 Ottawa, Ontario
Jenetic
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Which ones did you send me? Honestly I have no clue who is who on goodreads vs. wb.
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 26 Apr 2012 9:52 PM
 14 Mar 2009
T&C
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Frigging newbie rock genius doesn't know where to post book threads.

Sheesh!!!

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Glad to have you back, Hun!!!
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 26 Apr 2012 9:53 PM
 25 Oct 2007
 Alberta
samoreo
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Hawaii by James A. Michener. I read it every few years and always take something new away.
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 26 Apr 2012 9:53 PM
 14 Mar 2009
T&C
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Oh and I'm reading The fault in our Stars.
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 26 Apr 2012 10:12 PM
 1 Jan 2006
FeministSprig
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I justed finished "The Macho Paradox" by JacksonKatz today... Non-fiction of course.
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 26 Apr 2012 10:14 PM
 9 Jul 2005
 Around, SK
LadyAurora
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Finishing up The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I'll start on the second book very shortly.
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 26 Apr 2012 10:16 PM
 19 Sep 2005
Ms_Married
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I'm three books into the Game of Thrones series.

The latest Black Dagger Brotherhood book also arrived from the library today (otherwise known in our house as the 'vampire porn books' tongueold )
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 26 Apr 2012 10:26 PM
 9 Jul 2005
 Around, SK
LadyAurora
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Actually, I just finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (you can tell I wasn't looking at how many pages were left).
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 26 Apr 2012 11:10 PM
 27 Apr 2006
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I am presently reliving my childhood and working my way through the Nancy Drew series blush rofl
There are a few new books coming out that I am chomping at the bit for though - Insurgent, a new Jen Lancaster, a new Meg Cabot to name a few happydance
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 26 Apr 2012 11:31 PM
 25 Sep 2010
First_Wife
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I'm reading The Virgin Cure by Ami McKay. I loved her first book, The Birth House, but so far The Virgin Cure isn't as good.
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 26 Apr 2012 11:45 PM
 24 Jan 2005
 Calgary
tojules
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Newest BDB book was good. smile. Finished it a week ago. I still like the earlier ones better... But DH appreciates them. grin

Working through 50 Shades...my inner goddess isn't too sure on that one. Why don't we have an eye rolling smiley? Sadly, I can see me reading the others. laugh

Also reading, Before I Go To Sleep....really enjoying that one so far. Have a hard time putting it down.
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 26 Apr 2012 11:53 PM
 25 Apr 2012
Menchie
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I just finished all 3 Hunger Games and now I've moved onto The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy and I have 50 Shades of Grey too
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 27 Apr 2012 12:46 AM
 8 Apr 2009
 Ontario
Gir
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I'm reading Edge by Jeffery Deaver.
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 27 Apr 2012 12:49 AM
 30 Jun 2007
 Victoria
Tropical777
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I just finished "The Keeper of Lost Causes" by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Really enjoyed it and I did read it a lot faster than I have been reading lately.
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 27 Apr 2012 7:59 AM
 20 Apr 2007
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I'm on an Atwood kick these days and reading "Alias Grace". Listening to "Empire Falls" by Richard Russo who is a lot like John Irving, only better.
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 27 Apr 2012 8:05 AM
 10 Feb 2004
 Russell (Ottawa area)
_April_
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Potter.

Deathly Hallows.
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 27 Apr 2012 8:48 AM
 10 Sep 2006
 Southwestern Ontario
AJsLove
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I'm reading Stephen King's 11/22/63. I just finished re-reading Blindness by Jose Saramago.
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 27 Apr 2012 8:56 AM
 5 May 2011
 Ottawa
Disinterested
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11/22/63 sounds really interesting. I'll have to pick it up!

Right now I'm reading Let's Pretend This Never Happened: (A Mostly True Memoir) by Jenny Lawson. It's FUNNY. smile
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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 27 Apr 2012 9:12 AM
 13 Mar 2012
Dior
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I just finished the 3rd Hunger games book. Between 2 nd 3 I started reading 50 shades of grey. It's pretty slow and not at all exciting. Well, some parts are exciting, but not in an eventful way. I just feel there's no real storyline.
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 27 Apr 2012 9:26 AM
 26 Apr 2012
FeldsparJockey
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Ha! I actually just read the books most of you are reading!

Since getting a Kindle for Christmas (seriously, best gift EVAR!) I've read:

Game of Thrones
Clash of Kings
Storm of Swords
Feast for Crows
Dance with Dragons
Hunger Games
Catching Fire
Mocking Jay
If You Were Here
Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Freed
Brave New World
Tess of the D'urbervilles

We could totally have a WB bookclub and discuss the trendy books!

I will read your books BAC, I just have to space out the smut with some intelligent stuff!

Disinterested, do you happen to have Let's Pretend on ebook that you're willing to share?

I'm super excited for Jeneration X on Tuesday. I wish Jen Lancaster would be my real friend! LOL.
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 27 Apr 2012 9:30 AM
 7 Nov 2009
 I think it's obvious.
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I'm reading "All the Money in the World: What the Happiest people know about getting and spending" by Laura Vanderkam.

I rarely read non-ficton, but this one was recommended to me and I happened to see it at the library.

It's quite good so far, and I really like the authors writing style.
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 27 Apr 2012 9:31 AM
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[quote=Disinterested]11/22/63 sounds really interesting. I'll have to pick it up!

quote]

My DH is currently reading this and he really likes it so far!
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 27 Apr 2012 10:06 AM
 26 Apr 2012
FeldsparJockey
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So, what does everyone think of the series mentioned?

Game of Thrones 5/5
I love the epic-ness of these books. I'm always sad when I finish a book and even more depressed when I finish a series so these books being so long and packed full of story was a definite plus for me. I really felt strongly about the characters, one way or another! and I like the writing... for the most part.

Hunger Games 3.5/5
I think I was expecting too much. Everyone talked about how much they loved the books but I was just kinda meh about it. I think it was because of the simplistic writing, yah, I know it's a young adult book!

Fifty Shades 5/5
Sorry T&C, I freaking loved these books. The writing was horrendous but I couldn't put them down. I think it's just so outside the norm for me that it was intriguing and totally scandalous that I was reading this shiz on the bus!
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 27 Apr 2012 10:10 AM
 9 Jan 2012
Minimoi
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I'm reading The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt - its a good read!

OP - who are you?
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 27 Apr 2012 10:15 AM
 26 Aug 2005
 Toronto, ON
honeybee
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I just finished "Room". It was ok. I'm glad I finally read it but I can't ever see myself re-reading it.

Before that was "Its Not About the Bike" by Lance Armstrong. It was good till the end then it was just jumbily like thoughts he wanted in the book but no real place to put them.

The Secret Daughter is the next one that popped up on my reader
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 27 Apr 2012 10:28 AM
 28 Dec 2005
 Winnipeg
Nuevodia
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I'm reading the fourth book in the Game of Thrones series - A Feast for Crows. But I'm almost done, and I can't decide if I want to bite the bullet and buy the 5th on in hardcover, or impatiently wait for the soft cover edition.

Otherwise, I'm going to read The Clan of the Cave Bear, since my parents actually bought me the full set of the series for Christmas this year.
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 27 Apr 2012 10:43 AM
 6 Jun 2007
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I'm about to start The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
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 27 Apr 2012 10:48 AM
 24 May 2007
 Richmond Hill, Ontario
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Just finished the birth house. On 50 shades now and then left neglected
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 27 Apr 2012 11:09 AM
 26 Apr 2012
FeldsparJockey
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Nuevodia, once you get to the end of A Feast for Crows you will want to bite the hardcover bullet. It'll all make sense when you finish #4.
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 27 Apr 2012 11:28 AM
 2 Jan 2010
 Edmonton, AB
Jay Merryfield
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Finished a casual reread of "Girlfriend in a Coma". That book makes me so sad.

Currently am rereading Storm of Swords, next will be a reread of Feast for Crows, in prep for Dance with Dragons, which has been sitting on my bookshelf for almost a year now. Too much time between these books! The TV series will rapidly run out of stories to tell at their current rate.
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 27 Apr 2012 11:32 AM
 14 Jan 2010
 Ottawa ON
T's Mama
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I'm reading Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I'm loving it so far...
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 27 Apr 2012 11:36 AM
 24 May 2009
 Durham Region, ON
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I've been making my way through Dance With Dragons at an agonizingly slow pace. I really need to just sit down and read the damn thing. tongueold

I've also been picking away at The Book of (Even More) Awesome. It's a great coffee table book, the perfect pick-me-up.
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 27 Apr 2012 12:00 PM
 2 Jan 2009
 Nunavut
MillyHa
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I love this thread. That is all.
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 27 Apr 2012 12:09 PM
 21 Mar 2006
 Toronto
bionicjellybean
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I just finished reading The Fault in Our Stars. What an emotional, gripping read. I managed to go through a whole box of tissues while reading it. Brillant.
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 27 Apr 2012 12:17 PM
 5 Feb 2008
 Moncton, N.B
Juno
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Still finishing up Fifty Shades books but I find it tough to read 3 same books back to back!
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 27 Apr 2012 12:30 PM
 4 Jan 2006
Mary Ann
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I have four books on the go at the moment (all from the library):

One fiction
Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriason, a mystery set in Iceland

Three non-fiction
Good Strategy, Bad Strategy by Richard P Rumelt
The Tyranny of Choice by Renata Salecl
The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business by Patrick Lencioni

This is the 4th book of his I've read on the recommendation of an instructor of a course I took in February. If you're in management or aspire to, I can't recommend his books more highly. Very wise and compelling reading. The other books were:

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable
Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...About Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
Silos, Politics and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable About Destroying the Barriers That Turn Colleagues Into Competitors

I also want to read, The Three Signs of a Miserable Job: A Fable for Managers (And Their Employees), but the library only has it on audio CD.
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 27 Apr 2012 12:31 PM
 13 May 2009
 GTA
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Half Blood Blues by Esi Edguyan

It's slow and I'm not all that into it. It's for my book club.
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 27 Apr 2012 1:33 PM
 26 Apr 2012
FeldsparJockey
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Does anyone have The Fault in Our Stars that they are willing to share (ebook)? Sounds like the kind of self-punishment I might enjoy.
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 27 Apr 2012 1:48 PM
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Bloom - Kelle Hampton
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 27 Apr 2012 2:02 PM
 22 Sep 2004
 In the Land of Misfit Toys
evil.mena
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I was on an autobiography kick over the last few months -

Always Looking Up: The Adventures Of An Incurable Optimist - Michael J. Fox

The Bedwetter - Stories of Courage, Redemption and Pee - Sarah Silverman

And I just finished - Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain - Portia de Rossi

Now I'm reading Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell
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 27 Apr 2012 4:06 PM
 2 Jan 2009
 Nunavut
MillyHa
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I have The Fault in Our Stars on my reader and I started reading it and after the third page, all the other pages were blank. Someone mind sending it my way? T, perhaps?
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 27 Apr 2012 4:09 PM
 1 Jan 2010
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I just finished the Hunger Games and now I am working on Diana Gabaldon's Outlander for the third time wink
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 27 Apr 2012 5:45 PM
 26 Jun 2009
 Montreal
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I'm reading an ancient history textbook that was published in Britain in 1891.

It's a trip to read history from a pre world-war perspective. It really drives home the impact that the wars had on cultural and historical dialogue.

The last fiction book I read was Wuthering Heights and I hated it so much, I still get agitated just thinking about it. Yeah, I'm one of those people who can't not finish a book once I start it, even if it's making me miserable...that's probably why I don't read much fiction. At least when I read history or philosophy, I know I'll be satisfied with having read it.

I do read historical fiction sometimes.
My favourite book of all time is Zemindar by Valerie Fitzgerald. I was really into 19th century India at the time, and her novel was from the perspective of a young British woman suddenly transplanted there the mid 1850s. It also turned out to be an incredible love story.
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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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