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I enjoyed Water for Elephants- totally beyond my normal reads so it was a nice change. Sometimes I get sick of reading the same type of books over and over.

 

Eat, Pray, Love- I'm surprised it's going to be a movie and I was intrigued by that thought. Here's my honest opinion- maybe I'm not a very deep person or not analytical enough (which is bullshit cause I am....lol!), but I didn't get past Eat. When I eat, I devour and go yep, that was good. I'm not a palette washer- roll it around in your mouth- eater. Not that's what it's about, but I don't think about food in that regard. So once she got to spirituality and started to dig into that deeply, I was like ok, moving on. I know lots of people that really love the book though! LOL So long story short, I hope you enjoy it.

 

Ok, I gotta few books to add to my list. I hope I can start contributing back now that I have a grad school break and I can read for fun again!

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Eat, Pray, Love- I'm surprised it's going to be a movie and I was intrigued by that thought. Here's my honest opinion- maybe I'm not a very deep person or not analytical enough (which is bullshit cause I am....lol!), but I didn't get past Eat. When I eat, I devour and go yep, that was good. I'm not a palette washer- roll it around in your mouth- eater. Not that's what it's about, but I don't think about food in that regard. So once she got to spirituality and started to dig into that deeply, I was like ok, moving on. I know lots of people that really love the book though! LOL So long story short, I hope you enjoy it.
lol This is so me too!! I'm not an overly spiritual person either, but I'll let you know how it goes! I think I'm more excited to read the man's version! lol

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Are you kidding me? That's not loser-ish at all. I hope to have a weekend just like the last one- in the backyard, laying out with a book and several cold ones. Enjoy!

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Are you kidding me? That's not loser-ish at all. I hope to have a weekend just like the last one- in the backyard, laying out with a book and several cold ones. Enjoy!
Sounds divine to me! I'm reading "Something Blue" by Emily Giffin. It's kind of a trashy book, but great for the summer and working out at the gym. After that, I'm looking forward to reading "the Birth House".

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Tues and Wed OR Thurs are ball nights. Other than that I'm good during the week!

And I love reading........
Right now I'm reading something like "snowflower and the secret fan". It's meh so far. I'll keep you posted.
Snowflower and the Secret Fan is one of my favorite books. I hope you enjoy it more!


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I just saw this thread and have taken notes to a couple of books that I will be reading soon.

For all the Twilight & Sookie Stackhouse lovers I have a suggestion of another series of books that I just finished. It is the Anita Blake series it is about 20 books I am on book 18 and I am hooked. It takes everything from the other books to the next level. All the books are filled with action and the main character Anita is a take no crap from anyone type of women.
Also, one of my favorite series. I think I've recommended it on the Twilight thread. Very R rated in the upper books!!! Here other series is also very good!

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Cool I just found this thread! I will have to go back and read all of the previous entries to jot down some future reads :) Just wanted to add a few VERY good books I've recently finished reading - they're different, but really addictive reads :)

- Virgil & Beatrice (the latest Yann Martel...if you've read Life of Pi, it's the same kind of weird dark story)
- The Gargoyle (so so good!! not what I would usually pick up but glad I did)
- Water for Elephants (been sitting on my shelf for ages - who knew a story about a circus in the 30s could be so compelling!)

Just thought I'd pass those recommendations along :)
And the movie is being filmed with Robert Pattison playing the lead and Reese Witherspoon as the female lead!!

We read Water for Elephants in the BDW Book Club!

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Virgil & Beatrice -- I found that so utterly depressing. Great writing, but heavy material. Not a beach book!

 

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I read water for elephants. I thought it was good. I'm not sure why it got so much hype, but it was good, I enjoyed it.
I have to agree with you here -- I really enjoyed it, it was a fun read, but not at the top of my list. I'd be interested to see the movie for sure.

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I just finished the Book Thief. This book is absolutely amazing. It made me cry! I don't think a book has done that ever!

 

It's about a family in WWII Germany. Very compelling.

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So, I just finished reading Water for Elephants & have to say I really enjoyed it! IDK how to explain it...it was just a really interesting story to me. And I loved how they ended it wrt the old man! But I kind of wished they would have left off the first chapter that tells you a bit about the ending of the book...not sure what that's called! lol

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Reading is my addiction lol, but wedding planning is getting in the way!

 

I liked Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse so I read the Anita Blake series but by about the 12th book she was having sex with every guy who looked at her so I lost interest.

 

My favourites are  Time Travellers Wife - Audrey Niffenegger, Lisey's Story - Stephen King, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams, Outlander - Diana Gabaldon.  And the Hunger Games series is a good one too.  I've just started The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo now that I keep seeing so much about it on tv.

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