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Currently reading "Everlost" by Neal Shusterman & "The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner.

I'm totally digging Megan Turner right now reading this series.
 

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Currently in the midst of A Dance with Dragons by George R. R. Martin. Hoping that it starts to pick up.
 

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Matters of the Blood--Maria Lima.

AKA, research for a non-urban set urban fantasy (rural fantasy?); trying to pigeon-hole my stubborn WIP. (It's not working.)
 

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The 2011 installment of the Best American Short Stories
 

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The Leopard by Jo Nesbo - brilliant, nearly finished it though.
 

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Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay. So far, I'd say it's earned a spot in my top five Crime novels. Very well crafted piece of fiction.
 

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  • Steven Lomazow, MD, and Eric Fettmann, FDR's Deadly Secret
  • Debate on the Constitution, Part One (Library of America)
  • Laura Levine, Pampered to Death (a Jaine Austen mystery); Kindle edition
And I think I'll dive into Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager, with Jeffrey Morris, A Pocket History of the United States, Ninth Revised Edition (1992).

--Ken
 

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I just started reading The Hunger Games. I need to get the other books tomorrow. :D
 

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I got a greak book recently called This is How...by Augusten Burroughs.

He wrote a book about his life called Running With Scissors.

This is How...is not your typical "self help" book. He writes with humor and to the point. He has chapters on everything, including the one "How To Commit Suicide" where he also talks about his own attempt at 14.

Very interesting reading.

Also, and I can't recommend this book enough...The Sociopath Next Door. This book should be required reading in highschool. Seriously.
 

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I just finished Great Basin Kingdom; An Economic History of the Latter-Day Saints 1830-1900 by Leonard J. Arrington. Now I'm into a much lighter, enjoyable book Whisky Dream; Waking a Giant by Stuart Rivans about the Bruichladdich whisky distillery.
 

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I just read Past Perfect by Le!la $al3$, a younger YA contemporary about a program similar to Colonial Williamsburg. It was very cute and had a funny, strong voice; a teenage girl who was trying to get over her most recent boyfriend and totally (kind of) failing at it.
 

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Just finished A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley this afternoon. Terrific book, though it was certainly not without it's lulls. I heard there's a movie, but I can't imagine it's very good, not a lot goes on for it to translate into film.

Next up: Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. I've heard loads of good things, so it's about time I got down to reading it.
 

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Just finished Room, by Emma Donoghue. It was just about perfect.

Now, on to The Funnies, by my fave, J. Robert Lennon.
 

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I'm reading The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton for the first time ever! :D So far, I am really enjoying it.
 

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Reading A Clash of Kings. It's nice to settle back into the world and figure out what happened to all my favorite characters.
 

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The Picture of Dorian Gray.....Wilde was a genius with words. Took an unfortunate 2-week break, and only 1/4 through, so I can't remember his name, but the guy who essentially "pushes" Dorian says some of the most absurdly pithy grain-of-truth things I've ever seen....
 

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Been on a Horatio Hornblower binge lately. I read one and then read some other author and then go back to HH. I just finished Hornblower in the Crisis.

At the moment I'm reading some short stories by Louis Becke, Ridan the Devil & Others. Becke was an Australian who worked as a trader in the South Sea Islands.
 

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Sacrificial Magic, by AWer Stacia Kane. Before that, White Horse by AWer Alex Adams. Recommend them both.

I shouldn't have started any pleasure reading before the end of school term, but oh well. Who needs that A in cellular biology, anyway? (Me! I do!)
 

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RESURRECTION EXPRESS by Stephen Romano. An ARC, I highly recommend it.

On my Kindle it's AUSTIN NIGHTS by someone known only as "herocious." It was a free download so I didn't have the highest hopes, but it's some really good literary fiction.
 

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Okay, I just finished rereading a Midsummer Night's Dream for class this morning.
I'm about halfway through The God Delusion.
I'm halfway through The Two Towers.
And since I've forgotten LOTR at home and I'm stranded at college, I'm about to start A Clash of Kings
*catches breath* whew.
 

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Fiction: Exogene by T.C. McCarthy
Non-Fiction: Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, Page after Page by Heather Sellers, Creating Short Fiction by Damon Knight and The Writer's Mentor: A Guide to Putting Passion on Paper by Cathleen Rountree
 
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