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Old 07-27-2010, 11:50 PM   #112
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Re: For the Love of Reading Daily/Weekly Chat -NEW-Come on in!

Originally Posted by maman08 View Post
I love the idea of this thread! Reading is my #1 obsession (followed closely by knitting/crochet ). With a nb and a toddler, I don't have as much time to read as I used to, but I squeeze it in whenever I can. Since we're in the middle of an international move and will be in temporary quarters/staying with relatives for the next month and a half, I'm going to hold off on setting any concrete goals for now, but I'm happy to join in discussion whenever I can get online!

Right now I'm about 25% of the way through reading Drood by Dan Simmons, which is great so far. I just finished First Among Sequels by Jasper Fforde (book 5 in the Thursday Next series, which I !). Before that I was re-reading The Twentieth Wife (SO GOOD if you like historical fiction). Before that, I read the Steig Larsson trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/The Girl Who Played with Fire/The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest). I LOVE, LOVE, LOVED the Steig Larsson books, even though mystery novels are not usually my favorite genre.

Do you mamas have books that you like to read over and over? Every summer I re-read Prodigal Summer, Beach Music, and The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (apparently my southern roots come out in the summer! ). I love to re-read my favorites, I've read The Historian three times in the past 4 years and The Thorn Birds 3 or 4 times (plus the Twilight series at least 3 times, and the Sookie Stackhouse novels twice! ). I often pick up something I've already read when I want to be able to just zone out, it's more relaxing to me than watching TV!
I'm loving all of these suggestions! I have Prodigal Summer but haven't read it yet. I'll have to bump it up on my reading list!
Kelly Happily married (05/05/05) mommy to DS1 (01/14/96) and DD (11/16/07) and DS2 (10/09/09) and DS3 (10/11/12)

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