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The Book of Negroes is a great book!!! I just finished reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and will be reading the next one in the series. I just got a Kobo eReader today and I'm so excited to use it!!!

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Love this thread....thanks so much for all of the great book suggestions.  I just finished "The Pillars of the Earth" by Ken Follett, and have been looking for a new book to start reading.  Now there are 37 pages of suggestions....BDW is fantastic!

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I agree, the Book of Negroes was fantastic and inspiring.  I also got a Kobo reader -- it's great for the gym!
 

Originally Posted by debbmach View Post

The Book of Negroes is a great book!!! I just finished reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and will be reading the next one in the series. I just got a Kobo eReader today and I'm so excited to use it!!!



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I love reading on the iPad and find it much better than reading on a regular computer screen. You can easily adjust the backlight and tone, size, and font of the text. Personally I wouldn't go for an e-reader because I can't see spending the money on a one function device. I like the iPad for it's versatility - gps, internet access, iPod, games, movies, tv, etc.

 

The downside is that on the iTunes store the selection of books available to Canadians sucks! It's just the free classics like Shakespeare. I ended up getting the kindle app anyway (it's free) because it has a much better selection of books to buy. There are many different Reader apes and they all have different features so you have a lot of choice

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I LOVE my Ipad . . .same reasons as you and it's great for reading as well :)
 

Originally Posted by AshleyL View Post


I love reading on the iPad and find it much better than reading on a regular computer screen. You can easily adjust the backlight and tone, size, and font of the text. Personally I wouldn't go for an e-reader because I can't see spending the money on a one function device. I like the iPad for it's versatility - gps, internet access, iPod, games, movies, tv, etc.

The downside is that on the iTunes store the selection of books available to Canadians sucks! It's just the free classics like Shakespeare. I ended up getting the kindle app anyway (it's free) because it has a much better selection of books to buy. There are many different Reader apes and they all have different features so you have a lot of choice


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I feel bad, I've been MIA for a very long time!   I just placed an order for six new books with some birthday money, and a bunch of the titles I ordered are listed here.
 

Originally Posted by T&C View Post

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.



LOVE this book, it's one of the few that had me laughing and crying at the same time while reading it. 

 

Originally Posted by QSciberras View Post

I LOVE to read too! Has anyone read the wedding series by Nora Roberts?? AMAZING! I am not normally a Nora Roberts Fan but these books are great!  The fourth and final one in the series hasn't come out yet but the first three are great! 



I just ordered the first one, I've been wanting to read it for a while.

 

Originally Posted by Crystalballl View Post

Sooo glad to hear "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" is good!  I'm about to pick it up in a day or two.  Right now i am reading Secret Daughter by Shilipi Gowda, it's really really good!!!

I think I have to check out an E Reader too!!  How much do they run? (Canadian) Or a recommended brand to buy?!!



Looking forward to reading Girl WIth The Dragon Tattoo, it should be arriving this week along with the second in the series. 

 

Loved  Secret Daughter, I couldn't believe how emotional it made me.

 

I've heard good things about the Kobo, the one that Chapters is selling.  I've played with the one on display in the store, and it actually seems pretty decent.  I'm still on the fence myself, I love the feel of a good book...but, I hate having to wait until the book comes out in paperback, or, if I just have to have it in hardcover, it's so bulky to carry around. I bus to work, and it's difficult to balance.

 

Originally Posted by BachataBride View Post

I have Secret Daughter & then doubted buying it...I didn't ever start it! Thank you for letting me know that its good...I'll definitely give it a go! I've got about 8 or 10 books here on my shelf to read...I have a hard time figuring out which ones to start next!!!

 

Heather - welcome to the reading thread!!

 

I think I might continue being the traditionalist & read paper books...until they become obsolete of course...then I will succumb to technology! lol



Definitely give Secret Daughter a go, it's amazing.   I know what you mean about the pile of books; my mom just leant me six or seven, and I have six coming from Chatpers.ca this week.
 

Originally Posted by BachataBride View Post

Oh....loved Hitchhiker's guide!! It's been ages since I've read it...I think I'll have to dig it out again! Did you read the entire series - trilogy in five parts? msnwink.gif


Loved this book, still haven't gotten around to reading the other four!  I need to get on that!
 

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I haven't read 'The Book of Negroes 'yet, but my book club read 'Any Known Blood' by the same author. It was SO good! I can't wait to read 'The Book of Negroes' now :)

 

Has anyone read 'Sarah's Key' by Tatiana De Rosnay? I keep picking it up in Chapters but haven't bought it yet.

 

I just finished reading 'Icy Sparks' by Gwyn Rubio. OMG. It was soooo good!! It's about a young girl with Tourette's syndrome in the 1950s. I fell in love with this character and it was a heart-wrenching read. So good!

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Jenn - you can buy the Hitchhiker's Guide as one book. I originally read the first one, then I found the entire "trilogy" in one hardcover book so I bought it. Here it is in a soft cover! http://www.amazon.ca/Hitchhikers-Guide-Galaxy-Trilogy-Parts/dp/0330316117/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1283344438&sr=8-10

 

I just finished "Mennonite in a Little Black Dress"...FINALLY! Ugh...it dragged on & on! I think I'm going to start Eat Pray Love now, can't wait!

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I just finished reading the first book of the Confessions of a Shopaholic - omg I so loved it!  Looking forward to reading the rest of them, starting tonight!

 

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