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Old 11-23-2011, 05:50 PM
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The last two I read were Collecting Cooper by Paul Cleave and Salvage the Bones by Jesmyn Ward.

Collecting Cooper was excellent - a very interesting take on the typical "crime novel". If you're a fan of Criminal Minds, you'll like this book. It is a bit graphic, though, so not for quesy stomachs.

Salvage the Bones was also good. It details the life of a teenage girl and her family in the week leading up to Hurricane Katrina - kind of a "coming of age" story. Be forewarned - there is mentions of dog fighting in this book. It's told in a way that makes it...less gruesome...but you have to accept that it is part of the culture in that area, and the author is telling it how it is.
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I just finished "Inheritance" today. I'm probably going to either read "A breath of snow and ashes" (Gabaldon) or "Merciless" (Parish) next.
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I finished "The Girl who Played with Fire". I decided to fit in "War Horse" before the third book. Loved "War Horse"!
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I am currently reading The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor. I finished all the comics. Im addicted to the Walking Dead.


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I finished "The Girl who Played with Fire". I decided to fit in "War Horse" before the third book. Loved "War Horse"!

I take it the Millennium books picked up for you?

Is War Horse the book that the upcoming Spielberg film is based on?
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I've been on a historical fiction kick lately. I've read Shanghai Girls, Dreams of Joy, and Snow Flower And The Secret Fan (all by Lisa See). Great books, harsh in places. Shanghai Girls has a crappy ending so you have to read Dreams of Joy with it, it's a sequel.

I want to read Girl In Translation next. After that, I'll probably venture back into my favourite realm of science/weird fiction. China Mieville has a new novel out called Embassytown that appears to be about other planets, politics and ambassadors. Mmmm.
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I take it the Millennium books picked up for you?

Is War Horse the book that the upcoming Spielberg film is based on?
Yes and Yes.

The second book was better than the first, but I've enjoyed both. I think I like the detail the most.

War Horse is an older children's book, and I remember reading it in the nix 80's. But I bought it for my nook and I still loved it as an adult. I'm very interested in seeing the movie.
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Oh, and I've started "The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest". I hope it's good as well!
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Currently Crystal Singer by Anne McCaffrey. Mourning just a bit. Sigh.

Before this I read Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi. Post-apocalyptic YA adventure-y fiction. Well-deserved winner of the Printz Prize. I loved it so much.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:59 PM
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I just started It Looked Different on the Model by Laurie Notaro. It's extremely funny, if you like that kind of humor. Each chapter is a different short little story, so it's easy to put down and pick up again.
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