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I just finished Adam Gidwitz's A Tale Dark and Grimm. What are you reading?

 

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Ruth - August 31, 2011

I’m reading THREE books (the craziness has to stop LOL):

Blue Skies Tomorrow by Sarah Sundin
Nefertiti by Michelle Moran
The Bridegrooms by Allison Pittman

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Kristin - August 31, 2011

Was “A Tale Dark & Grimm” good? I’ve come *this* close to buying it several times.

I just started “The Hunger Games” this morning. Finally. I’m only about two chapters in but I’m already impressed. I can hardly put it down! I’m also reading an Etsy business book: “The Handmade Marketplace.” Plus a knitting book, if that counts. =)

~Kristin

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Jennie - August 31, 2011

I was reading “The Book Thief” but I am taking a brief break to read “The Horse and His Boy.” (I got a sudden urge to be in Narnia but none of my closets seem to lead me there. Its one of my deepest disappointments! 🙂 I am also reading textbooks on phonics and literacy, teaching methods, health in the classroom, and a math book for college. Oy.

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Helen Loss - August 31, 2011

The Lightkeeper’s Ball by Colleen Coble. So far it’s pretty good.

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Ashley - August 31, 2011

I’ve been reading the River of Time series by Lisa T. Bergren. It’s some of the best Christian YA I’ve read in awhile. Also, I just finished Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. Good stuff.

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Laura - August 31, 2011

Just read two great new memoirs about farm life and doing things the “natural” way…

“The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love” by Kristin Kimball

“Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet” by Catherine Friend

Also finished Save the Date, which was lots of fun. 🙂

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Evangeline Denmark - August 31, 2011

Just started Mockingjay. Waiting for Torrent and There You’ll Find Me. 😉 Hmm, interesting YA trend in my reading habits of late. And I am newly WIP-less. Could it be I should try my hand at YA?
BTW, I will see you in a few weeks and you can call me Evangeline-rhymes-with-wine even though it doesn’t.

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bookwyrm14 - August 31, 2011

I just read The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter–Lucas is such a sweet hunk!

But my new favorite book that I just bought yesterday is The Hunter’s Moon by O. R. Melling. It was SOOOOOO amazing! If you’re a bookworm who loves YA fantasy, romance, and adventure, this is the book for you!

It’s about Gwen and Findahbair, two Irish girls who camp out on a Sidhe mound in Ireland, but what they don’t know is that the mound belongs to the fairies, and the King has decided to take a new bride. When Findahbair is taken, Gwen sets out to rescue her, and she finds out that there is a dark side to the light-hearted fun of the fairies…

Oh yeah, and I’m also waiting for Torrent and There You’ll Find Me. 🙂

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Dawn - August 31, 2011

I’m reading Just Between You and Me! Loving it–don’t want it to end.

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Heather White - August 31, 2011

I am re-reading Save the Date! I LOVE re-reading books so I can soak in every word. 🙂

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Morgan - August 31, 2011

I am re-reading Cascade by Lisa. T bergen.
It is Awesome!!!! I can’t wait to get the 3rd book. 🙂
And can’t wait for There you’ll find me to come out!! 🙂

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Jenny - August 31, 2011

In between books, but Softly and Tenderly by Sara Evans & Rachel Hauck is by my bed waiting for me this evening. Really enjoyed The Sweet By and By, so I am looking forward to this sequel.

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Jess - August 31, 2011

I loved Lisa Bergen’s series, waiting so impatiently for Torent to come out! I just finished 3 Weeks with My Brother by Nicholas Sparks for book club and it was really good. I’m about 3/4 of the way through Love Lies Bleeding by Jess McConkey and really like it. I picked up from the “Best Bets” section of our library (never even heard of the author before) and I am hooked so far.

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Rach - August 31, 2011

I wish I was reading ‘There You’ll Find Me’, but since it’s not out yet, I’m reading ‘The Silver Chair’ by C.S. Lewis and ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien. Yeah, at the same time. 🙂

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Erin McFarland - August 31, 2011

I’m between books right now, so jotting notes from above. Just finished Divergent. Dystopia is all the rage no? Hmmm…wonder what a dystopian penned by Jenny B Jones would be like?? heehee. I know you are cringing. But you would definitely bring a new twist to the genre…

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Jenny - August 31, 2011

Dystopia with humor & sass. JBJ, I think you should take Erin McFarland’s curiosity and give it a whirl. At least for a blog entry/free writing exercise 🙂

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Jenny B Jones - August 31, 2011

Dawn, so glad you’re enjoying JBYAM.
Heather, thank you!

Morgan, Jess, Ashley, I’ve heard that is a WONDERFUL series. I have Waterfall in hard copy AND kindle and have yet to be able to have time to read it. Must do that!

Laura, I love a good memoir.

Jenny, I need to read the Evans-Hauck books as well.

Rach, another person who juggles books. I cannot do that.

Erin, what did you think of Divergent? I didn’t finish it. Do I need to? For dystopia, I liked Delerium.

Jenny and Erin, a big no to writing dystopia. I think I would cry every day.

Ruth, I don’t know how you read 3 books at one time. Kristin, let me know what you think of HG.
Jennie, I have had the Book Thief forever and just can’t ever psych myself up to read it. I know it’s profoundly great, but its also profoundly sad.
Helen, that book has a GREAT cover!

Evangeline, I need a tutorial on your name. It’s funny you brought that up today, because THIS VERY MORNING I was remembering that pronunciation and had thought it was Evangeline…that DOES rhyme with wine.

Bookwyrm, I will have to check out Hunter’s Moon!

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Emily - August 31, 2011

I’m reading “Lunatic” by Ted Dekker… because he is ahMAAAzing

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karenk - August 31, 2011

i’m reading ‘secrets of harmony grove’ by mindy starns clark…have you read it?

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Alli - August 31, 2011

I’m reading Sense and senseability, I’m not her, The year Mrs. Montague Cried, The tale of Two cities(not getting very far) and just finished the Rites and Wrongs of Janice Wills. Can’t have enough books!

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Clare - August 31, 2011

I’ve been reading the “Charles Towne Belles Trilogy” by MaryLu Tyndall right now. Very good. Each story is about one of three sisters, Faith, Hope, and Grace. I like them better than I thought I would. 🙂

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Liv - September 1, 2011

I just finished the 1st volume of the Christy Miller series good but didn’t really satisfy a Sci-fi, or fantasy/adventure, or comedy nerd like me…It was a little deep….About 2 read Tunnels a book I’ve been waiting 4 @ the Library 4ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BTW: I’m obsessed with Francesca Battistelli!!!!!!! 🙂

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Erin McFarland - September 1, 2011

Divergent…I don’t regret spending the moola to download it. It was entertaining. Probably not on my forever favorite list though. I almost got Delirium the other day…maybe I’ll make that the next read since I’m already in the doom and gloom world of dystopia. I’m gonna need an extra fun and sassy read to get me out of my sink hole by the time I’m done with one more book about society going down the toilet ;/

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Rhonda Sanasac - September 1, 2011

I’m actually reading A Long Way from Chicago. Again. Just for fun.

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Stephanie - September 2, 2011

Been in a young adult fantasy/dystopia mood lately…
I say “no” to finishing “Divergent” – I did, but I wasn’t very impressed.
I stayed up last night and finished “Enclave” – I don’t think the cover art gives it justice, much more to the book than creepy “freaks” – but, it’s not over the top amazing either….certainly keeps your attention though.
Per my sis suggestion, we read “Tiger’s Curse” and “Tiger’s Quest” – interesting premise – kind of an Indiana Jones meets “Twilight” set in India….fun escapism, though not overly deep.
I read “Birthmarked” as well – and will definitely pick up the sequel when it arrives.
Have you read “Starcrossed” yet? Kind of a “Percy Jackson” meets “Twilight” – my favorite all year in terms of fantasy young adult.
(Yes, I definitely need a new release from Jenny B. Jones to put smiles on my face and laugh-out-louds compared to some of this depressing stuff! – and I’m also aware that “Twilight” seems to be my constant in terms of comparisons….not sure what that says about me)

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Stephanie - September 2, 2011

Just read through everyone’s comments – I loved LTB’s “Waterfall” series too – she gets her own special award for pulling fantasy young adult off in the Christian genre.

Made it through all of the “Hunger Games” by listening to the books when working out. I am very intrigued by who they chose to cast for the movies – looking forward to it.

I think I might need to order “The Hunter’s Moon” and “Delirium”….I think they are right up my alley right now – thanks for getting this discussion started Jenny!

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bookwyrm14 - September 2, 2011

I sense fantasy lovers! READ HUNTER’S MOON!!!!! 🙂 I just finished reading the series and IT WAS AMAZING!!!! Trust me, I am VERY picky about fantasy, because there’s a lot of trashy fantasy/paranormal that isn’t worth your time, sadly. But if you’ve ever read Lord of the Rings, O.R. Melling (author of Hunter’s Moon) writes in the same riveting, eloquent style that literally transports you into the story. She’s a highly gifted author…as good as Jenny B. herself (except they’re in different genres, so Jenny, don’t be offended)! 🙂

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Ronda - September 3, 2011

I’m sort of in a weird phase right now. I just finished a thriller, The Confessor by Daniel Silva, and just began a nonfiction, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua, and I’ve had Charles Martin’s Maggie waiting on my table for a week or so, but have resisted picking it up, since life is too busy to totally immerse myself in a book right now. Which means that my to-read list keeps getting longer. And longer still after reading these comments! 🙂

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Allie Smith - September 5, 2011

the inside of my eyelids!the only reason to not like school is there’s no time to read…

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Alana - September 7, 2011

It’s neat to read what others are reading. I manage a bookstore, so I am constantly buying books or writing books down to get from the library! A really great teen book that I read recently was “Nevermore” by Kelly Creagh…kept me hooked! It’s a teen contemporary romance with supernatural elements all tied to Poe. It has a bit of language, and it’s a bit creepy, but it was a definite can’t-put-down book! I really enjoyed the unlikely romance between the two main characters!

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