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Old 09-27-2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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I just finished The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold. I didn't even realize there was a movie coming out in December. (Perhaps this is why it was on an endcap at Target. ) It's a little fantastical in parts, but some it can actually be accepted as a potential reality because it involves a person's heaven and her experiences after her death, as well as how her family copes with the loss and the way their relationships change over time. I really enjoyed it alot.

I've now started Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See and so far am liking it. It's about a woman's experiences growing up in China, dealing with foot binding, arranged marriages, social classes, and other opressing experiences. It centers around her friendship with another girl/woman of the same age in another area of China, and how they built and maintained their friendship through secrets writings of a language only known to certain Chinese women. Their friendship, it appears, will be challenged somewhere along the line due to a misunderstanding in something that one wrote to the other, though I haven't gotten that far yet, and wouldn't want to give anything away even if I had.
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Algebra, Marriage and Family, Intro to Paralegal studies, and a book on satire for Comp 2.
I won't bore you with details of their plots.
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Oh, I admit to reading more mainstream mass produced things besides my law books. Right now, I am reading Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell. Never read her before, and I am not sure I will like her. I don't like books written in first person for some reason.

Just finished reading Extreme Measures by Vince Flynn. Love this guys stuff. I am really big into political thrillers. I picked this one up and read it out of order. So I have more on my book shelf to read.

I also recently finished The Pink House. It's the story of the lady that took her case to the Supreme Court in order to save her house---but lost. The story of how the gov't can now take your property to sell to private investors.
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The Myth of the ADD child. 4th book in the left behind series and just finishing Beloved and Great expectations. I have been trying to start Anna Karenina but just cant seem to start it.
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For the longest time, I was stuck reading the same genre. I love mystery/thrillers and I've never read a book by James Patterson I didn't completely devour and then want more. But a friend challenged me to try something new and I've really enjoyed venturing outside of my comfort zone.
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I started reading Oprahs book club books because a friend kept sending them to me. So far every single one I have read I have really enjoyed. There is nothing like a good book to take you away for a bit when life is a little rough. Oh I forgot to add Roald Dahl. I just finished reading The Witches to the kids and we are now going to read either the TWITS or the BFG. I hope they grow up loving to read, they really enjoy reading these every night
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For the longest time, I was stuck reading the same genre. I love mystery/thrillers and I've never read a book by James Patterson I didn't completely devour and then want more. But a friend challenged me to try something new and I've really enjoyed venturing outside of my comfort zone.
If you like James Patterson (particularly the Alex Cross novels), then I would reccomend Ed McBain, Patricia Cornwell, and John Sanford (and lots of others). For a change of pace try Anne Tyler. She wrote St. Maybe, A Slipping Down Life and lots of others that are also movies.
I am a total bookworm, always have been since 2nd. grade.
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