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    Started reading Tender Morsels and it's a bit boring so far, waiting for things to pick up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turtledinosaur View Post
    I'm reading Divergent by Veronica Roth, and please don't shoot me, but so far, it 's just meh. Maybe it will get better? It's no Hunger Games...
    I hope that your experience with Divergent improves. I really liked it, personally. But everyone likes different things. Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by turtledinosaur View Post
    I'm reading Divergent by Veronica Roth, and please don't shoot me, but so far, it 's just meh. Maybe it will get better? It's no Hunger Games...
    I didn't really get into it until about a 1/3 of the way through and then I loved it.

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    Ah, okay. I'll keep plugging along then. The plot moves briskly, which is great, but I'm finding it very put-downable. Then again, I'm only on page 70.

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    Same here, turtle. I finished and ended up liking it, but I wasn't compelled from the start.

    Finished BOY TOY, which I really did like. I've got GETTING THE GIRL by Zusak next.

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    I actually was compelled from the start in Divergent, but there were some middle parts that I wasn't as excited about. There were also many times I liked it better than the Hunger Games (including the beginning, because I didn't get into HG until she got to the Capital)
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    Got antsy with how things were going in GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET so I set it aside and picked up Libba Bray's BEAUTY QUEENS.

    Couldn't. Put it. Down.

    I spent the trip to my sister's blazing through it, and rather rudely finished it right here in her living room. It's snarky, irreverant and bold, but there is also a tenderness and humanity in her work that made these characters matter to me. Recommending this to everybody-and-her-aunt-Gertie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eastcoastgal View Post
    Got antsy with how things were going in GIRL IN THE STEEL CORSET so I set it aside and picked up Libba Bray's BEAUTY QUEENS.

    Couldn't. Put it. Down.

    I spent the trip to my sister's blazing through it, and rather rudely finished it right here in her living room. It's snarky, irreverant and bold, but there is also a tenderness and humanity in her work that made these characters matter to me. Recommending this to everybody-and-her-aunt-Gertie.
    Cool! I've heard a lot about this book. Libba Bray rocks!

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    I'm reading Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter. Love it.
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    I finished Uncommon Criminals and Supernaturally. Loved both. Now I'm reading How to Ruin a Summer Vacation, which has a great voice and an interesting location--Israel.

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    I finished Perfect Chemistry. Many thanks to those who recommended it to me. I loved it and will definitely be picking up the sequels.

    Still deciding what I am going to read next. Can't quite decide what kind of book I'm in the mood for...
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    I've been in an MG mood lately, I'll confess.

    Speaking of which, tomorrow night is the deadline for voting in the kidlit contest.
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    Halfway through Rachel Hawkins' Hex Hall. My inner pagan is cringing at all the Research Fail ("That's not what bloodstone looks like! Warlock =/= Male Witch! There's no such thing as 'black' magic!") but the MC is very sharp and strong-willed. I like her a lot, and I like her voice.
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    Finished Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr last night. I really liked this one, much darker than the others in the series, but the ending was kind of abrupt. I need to get the last one now and finish this series - it's taking me way too long to read through them.

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    I finished Laurie Halse Anderson's Chains over the weekend, and just got Forge from the library today. I had no idea that 20% of the population at the time of the Revolutionary War were slaves. I feel like I should have learned that in school.

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    I'm currently ready Delirium by Lauren Oliver, I just started and I don't have time to read it but I really want to get into it!

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    I'm beta reading one my sister is writing. It's called Paranormal Romance and is about this dude who sets us a dating agency for nerds that helps transform them into supernatural creatures so chicks will date them. It's hilarious and makes quite a few cracks at the whole Twilight phenomenon.

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    I'm reading POSSESS by Gretchen McNeil and I'm glad I'm reading it in the daylight. So scary (in a good way).
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    Not sure whether they're actually YA or not, but making my way through The Edge Chronicles
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    io9.com put the first hundred pages of Ashes. I have a feeling I'll be running out to get a full copy on Tuesday.

    ETA: Realized it's awful rude of me not to provide the link. Voila - http://io9.com/5835875/read-the-firs...ir-force-major
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    I'm reading The Truth About Forever. I've barely started so it's too early to have really formed any opinion at this point. We shall see.
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    Gave up on Tender Morsels. I kept waiting for something to happen, but it just seemed like one long introduction to me.

    Starting Eternal next.

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    Finished THE NEAR WITCH last week and LOVED it. It was absolutely fantastic, and I'm going to be doing a blog review.

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    Reading Vampire Academy. On page 82 and so far it's...okay. The beginning was good, but it seems to have slowed down a bit. She's created some interesting world building and background story regarding the vampires and their place in the world, but nothing much has been happening since they got to the academy. Just typical social click in schools type stuff. I can sense some foreshadowing, but I hope something happens soon. I do love Rose's voice. Right now it's carrying me through the book. Although the cover is driving me crazy 'cause every time I see it I swear I'm looking at Angelina Jolie
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    So I'm about a third of the way through The Truth About Forever... And the truth is that I am really bored. I don't quite know why I can't get into the book, but something is holding me back. It's really too bad because I want to like it. But I feel like I'm wading through a swamp and really getting nowhere fast.
    Sealer's Promise -- 90,400 / 80,000
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    "And now we revise." (The draft is done!!!)

    Sweet Rebellion -- 17,500 / 60,000
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    "I am the next in line."

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