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    I'm just a few books away from finishing the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher (well, what's done of it), and then I think I'm going to pick up Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Jean View Post
    Love Alison Weir books on Henry and his wives. Good choice!
    I LOVE her writing. I read a bunch of reviews that said she was too verbose and that she should focus on Henry more but I think it's great. It really gives a sense of what life was like, which is really helpful as opposed to just reading what someone decided to do.

    I was going to read a book on Elizabeth I next but I decided I am going to read the Weir book about his wives. I don't really know anything about any of them except Katherine and Anne and I would really like to know more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    AHHHH! I was sucked in and read it!!! Well, I read the whole trilogy to be honest. I wish I hadn't. I really wish I hadn't.

    And now my grandmother wants to borrow them from me. Yikes.....
    me too Shasta. I was sucked in too.

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    I'm reading "The Rock Orchard" by Paula Wall. A friend recommended it. Not sure yet if I'll finish it. Friend said it was about a family of hot blooded crazy southern women. I'm reading it to make sure its not about my family. LOL

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    Earlier today I got back into reading my copy of the paperback edition of The New Lovecraft Circle book. Good book to read of stories from authors who are the true fans of Lovecraft like Lumley and Alan Dean Foster.

    Anyone know of other Lovecraft inspired short stories like The New Lovecraft Circle?

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    I finished "From A Buick 8" last week, which I enjoyed. I liked the way it made me think about why we always have to wonder why things happen, when sometimes we just can't ever know!
    Am now reading a book I saw on the shelf at the library, "The Mormom People" by Matthew Bowman, which is an interesting history of the founding of the Morman church. Not too long, and written for the everyday guy who just has an enquiring mind and wants to know...I checked out 11/22/63 at the same time, so I need to get going, or I'll have to renew!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    I actually read it because my friend told me to read "Shades of Grey." Then my sister told me to read "Fifty Shades of Grey" and I thought they were the same thing. They are definitely not!!! "Fifty" is just porn, which makes me blush! "Shades of Grey," by Jasper Fforde, was an amazing and entertaining "the world has moved on" kind of novel. I highly recommend the Fforde novel!
    For the longest time I didn't pay attention to the Fifty buzz and didn't even know what it was about. I came pretty close to picking it up just because it had gotten so much buzz (although sometimes I find that is a mistake anyway). I'm really glad I started paying more attention to what people were saying about it, as who knows what would have happened if my delicate sensibilities had been affronted.

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    I recently picked up, quite by accident, a book called I am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells. I breezed trough it (it's a small book) and happliy discovered it's a series. Gobbled up Mr. Monster (#2) and am in process of tracking down I Don't Want to Kill You (#3) and hoping for more in the future. Main character, John Wayne Cleaver, is an adolesant sociopath who really doesn't want to turn into a serial killer...

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    They are a very interesting bunch of women. I've enjoyed reading factual stuff about them, and I love Philippa Gregory's historical fiction stories regarding the tudors. She stays with the facts but then flourishes them with the fiction, which is a fun take on the girls.

    When you finish, you let me know what you thought about these women.


    Quote Originally Posted by Shasta View Post
    I LOVE her writing. I read a bunch of reviews that said she was too verbose and that she should focus on Henry more but I think it's great. It really gives a sense of what life was like, which is really helpful as opposed to just reading what someone decided to do.

    I was going to read a book on Elizabeth I next but I decided I am going to read the Weir book about his wives. I don't really know anything about any of them except Katherine and Anne and I would really like to know more.

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    Be sure to balance out with The Twenty-seventh Wife by Irving Wallace and Secret Ceremonies by Deborah Laake. The Book of Mormon
    is also interesting.

    Deborah Laake's book is particularly interesting as it discusses the more modern-day church. Unfortunately, she does have mental issues (she got caught in the back of her hatchback car by her in-laws in the middle of the day masturbating.) So, of course, the church discounts her as a nutjob so that explains her "nutty" book. The Church is very good at ignoring things they don't like, which is smart. THe more they argue with something, the more attention is focused on it and thus, more attention on the church. They don't want that light beaming down to brightly on their secret ceremonies. Just my opinion.

    I think the church and her Mormon upbringing was just too much for her fragile sensibilities and the tug-of-war on her spirituality and love drove her nuts. She did end up committing suicide. But, I don't want her mental health to take away from her expose on the church practices. Here is her wiki page, she was very accomplished. Wikipedia reference-linkDeborah Laake


    Reading all sides of something is a good thing. Knowledge is power.


    Quote Originally Posted by skootie View Post
    I finished "From A Buick 8" last week, which I enjoyed. I liked the way it made me think about why we always have to wonder why things happen, when sometimes we just can't ever know!
    Am now reading a book I saw on the shelf at the library, "The Mormom People" by Matthew Bowman, which is an interesting history of the founding of the Morman church. Not too long, and written for the everyday guy who just has an enquiring mind and wants to know...I checked out 11/22/63 at the same time, so I need to get going, or I'll have to renew!

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