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Mar. 8th, 2007 12:42 pm
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I really enjoyed Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. It is the story of the great throughbred horse of the late 1930's. She did a lot of research to write the book and it shows, while being entertaining at the same time. This book was a keeper - a rare thing for me lately.

I'm currently reading The Midwife by Gay Courter. It is the story of a Russian Jewish woman, trained in Russia as a midwife and her journey to and life on the Lower East Side of NYC in the early 1900's. It's a pretty detailed story and the birthy stuff is interesting.


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Another book sale book was read (or skimmed anyway). Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks. I found this book to be an emotional love story, but just couldn't get into it that well. This is the first one of his books I've read, not sure if I'll check other ones out.

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Feb. 11th, 2007 09:41 pm
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Finished two more books recently, both from the town library sale.

Riding in Cars with Boys was the first one I read. It's the story of a single mother (a bit of a free sprit) raising her son in the 1960's through 1980's. It was quick read but interesting. It was made into a movie with Drew Barrymore (which I haven't seen) but I could see her as the lead role.

The Guy Not Taken was the next one I read. It's by Jennifer Weiner. It's a collection of short stories she's written over the years. Some were very good, but the title story left me feeling a bit odd. It does fall into the "chick-lit" category, but I find for the most part her characters are likeable and realistic and the plots hold your interest.

Puppet is the current one I'm reading. I liked Joy Fielding's first novel See Jane Run and have read other books by her. But I'm having a hard time with this one. Despite it's interesting settings of Palm Beach, Florida and Toronto, Canada - the main character Amanda Travis leaves me somewhat cold, she's not someone I particularly like. But I'll probably finish this one on the bus tommorrow.
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Since I find so many good books on (and off) LJ, I thought I'd start blogging my reading to share.

First book of 2007 is Born on a Blue Day by Daniel Tamment. It's the autobiography of a young man with Aspberger's syndrome and synthasia (seeing numbers etc as shapes and colors). So far it is interesting.

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