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    Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    As for me haven't been doing that much reading lately. Found that I hardly read any more as well. Have to say do have times like this and others don't. Guess it depends on the book itself as well.

    To the End of the Land, David Grossman and Jessica Cohen (Translator)

    A Midwife's Tale : The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Already viewed the dvd part of it and it was worth the watch. Now, I can't wait the book to learn even more about Ms Ballard.Finished reading these few books almost half a mo to 2 mo back now.

    The Lost Girls: Three Friends. Four Continents.: One Unconventional Detour Around the World, Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett, Amanda Pressner.It was worth the read. Especially, returning the hardcover because found it was little worn. Had to wait until the paperback was released to read it.

    Mountain of Crumbs: A Memoir, Elena Gorokhova a week ago. It was worth read. Especially, since found I learned more about the former Soviet Union then what I already knew about before reading your memoir. Can't wait to read more of Ms Gorokhova's life and/or her mothers life now.

    A Father's Love: One Man's Unrelenting Battle to Bring His Abducted Son Home, David Goldman. WOW what a memoir this was and thank you, Mr. Goldman for writing about your ordeal to get Sean back home.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I dont read a ton anymore cuz I have so much going on in my house.
    But last month I finished a book called The Goddess is in the Details by Deborah Blake.

    It was a really good book about putting magick into your everyday life and being an everyday witch. It was funny and well written without being overly snooty sounding,etc. I really enjoyed it.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I'm smack-dab in the middle of the Wheel of Time for the first time. Just getting ready to start book 5.

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    Waiting for the new Dresden book next month and a new Forgotten Realms book in August. Otherwise, skimming through Blackstaff and hunting for a report that may not exist in English.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I'm reading a book on sex issues during the Civil War called "The Story The Soldiers Wouldn't Tell"

    ...its pretty interesting, but there is a bit of scandal with the author in terms of some unethical and nearly illegal (statute of limitations ran out) changing of a significant historical document...but at the same time, it is a cited major work on something that there are very few studies done on...

    One of the most interesting parts is actually the discussion of abortion and birth control methods of the time (period reports estimate 1 in 5 pregnancies were aborted)...and the rampant venereal disease epidemic among soldiers.
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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I'm reading "The Company She Keeps" its true-life/crime novel about a super model turned mob wife

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I'm reading Greek Religion by Walter Burkert

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Quote Originally Posted by DeseretRose View Post
    I'm smack-dab in the middle of the Wheel of Time for the first time. Just getting ready to start book 5.
    When the story starts getting REALLY SLOW (book 8-10ish, roughly), keep reading. It picks up the pace in the 11th book and just keep growing through book 13 and is so worth it!

    Right now I'm reading The Way of Shadows by Brent Weeks. A friend of mine from work--who I have a total crush on--lent me the book, saying I'll probably like it. I love it, so far!

    And aside from that, I'm reading The High King of Montival by S.M. Stirling (anyone who wants to read post-apocalyptic scifi/fantasy revolving around Wiccan, Catholic, and Norse Heathen characters (as well as Buddhists, Asatruists (sp??), and a religion based around Lord of the Rings as well as other religions and a few cults), read Stirling's Emberverse series!!)

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    Just started "The Land Of The Painted Caves" by Jean M. Auel, all 700+ pages of it! I've really enjoyed the whole series, so I'm really looking forward to this.

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    Re: Whats everyone reading now or read lately

    I'm reading A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
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