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how do you like the orchardist? it is on my list...
I like it quite a bit! But for whatever reason, (maybe because it's on my Nook which I forget to charge or because I started reading it while still in grad classes), it's taking me awhile to get through it. The time period and location makes it particularly interesting to me.

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I like it quite a bit! But for whatever reason, (maybe because it's on my Nook which I forget to charge or because I started reading it while still in grad classes), it's taking me awhile to get through it. The time period and location makes it particularly interesting to me.
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I have been mostly busy visiting with my mom this month! My siblings and I flew her up here to WI from TX for an extended vacation and she was able to stay just shy of a month. It was great! So my reading was a little slower this month. I did read The Woodcutter by Kate Danley for my ill book club (1st meet up is this afternoon). It totally reminded me of the tv series, Once Upon a Time. It was a good, fast read. I have The Valley of Horses on audio waiting, but decided to go back and listen to the last half of book 1 again to freshen my memory, so that's playing on my iPod. Right now I have Divergent and Outlander going, both of which are pretty great.
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I finished Dolores Claiborne yesterday. It was a nice quick read. So that was the fiction so far. We have a lot of Ursula Le Guin and Isaac Asimov... but I can't. My husband will love me to death, but I simply just can't. There isn't much else fiction wise in the house as I never buy the books I read. The library overwhelms me. I want a read that is GOOD but literary too at this time. Any ideas? I'm really out of the loop as to what is good literature and a good story. The last time I paid attention was in 2008, I think.

For now, I'll stick to the journal articles until I can make up my mind where to go.
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And just a silly question that is going to sound nostalgic:

When I was a child, and the power went off or we went camping (without power in the 80s), I used to curl up with a book. What do you do if all your books are on Nook or some tablet? How long does a charge last?

How many paper and ink books do you guys still use? I still use that exclusively. No tablets in this house yet.
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I finished Dolores Claiborne yesterday. It was a nice quick read. So that was the fiction so far. We have a lot of Ursula Le Guin and Isaac Asimov... but I can't. My husband will love me to death, but I simply just can't. There isn't much else fiction wise in the house as I never buy the books I read. The library overwhelms me. I want a read that is GOOD but literary too at this time. Any ideas? I'm really out of the loop as to what is good literature and a good story. The last time I paid attention was in 2008, I think.

For now, I'll stick to the journal articles until I can make up my mind where to go.
I'm sure you've found something by now as I'm seeing this late, but what about a nice classic? Jane Austen is great and I get sucked into her stories pretty quick. Or maybe some Kate Morton? Her Forgotten Garden was really good.

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And just a silly question that is going to sound nostalgic:

When I was a child, and the power went off or we went camping (without power in the 80s), I used to curl up with a book. What do you do if all your books are on Nook or some tablet? How long does a charge last?

How many paper and ink books do you guys still use? I still use that exclusively. No tablets in this house yet.
My Nook lasts about a month if I read on it every single day. Since I also read paper books (love them still!!) my Nook charge lasts quite a bit longer than that. If I know I'll be on vacation or away with the Nook, I just charge it up to full and I know I'll be good. I tend to read on my Nook during the day while the kiddos are running around and I'm up and down often helping/playing/cooking/etc. It's much easier than trying to keep track of a bookmark. Or the kids will purposely take my bookmarks out, etc. Also, I'm always under a nursing baby these days, so one-handed reading is pretty darn handy. I do still read paper books though. Finished one today, in fact! (Divergent - good read!)
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I'm sure you've found something by now as I'm seeing this late, but what about a nice classic? Jane Austen is great and I get sucked into her stories pretty quick. Or maybe some Kate Morton? Her Forgotten Garden was really good.


My Nook lasts about a month if I read on it every single day. Since I also read paper books (love them still!!) my Nook charge lasts quite a bit longer than that. If I know I'll be on vacation or away with the Nook, I just charge it up to full and I know I'll be good. I tend to read on my Nook during the day while the kiddos are running around and I'm up and down often helping/playing/cooking/etc. It's much easier than trying to keep track of a bookmark. Or the kids will purposely take my bookmarks out, etc. Also, I'm always under a nursing baby these days, so one-handed reading is pretty darn handy. I do still read paper books though. Finished one today, in fact! (Divergent - good read!)
Thanks for the ideas. I'll look into the two books you mentioned. I actually found an Afrikaans book I'm reading now. Most Afrikaans books are literary (that I own) because the friend who sends them on to me reads snobbishly (in a good way - ), so I got my literary fix there. It is only a novella though.

I am so the odd reader out when it comes to Jane Austen. Her stories irritate me and I don't get the joy from them others do. I know I'm supposed to understand that getting a man was the only way for most women to secure a healthy life back then, but I still get too angry at the fate those characters have. And each and every time they end up with the RICH guy. I read all of them though, had to for English lit! Maybe in another 10 years I'll give them a go again.

I hope to read the ones you've mentioned soon.
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i finished the widow's war by sally gunning. very good read.

then, i read the virgin cure by ami mckay. this i could not put down!

such a good one!

now, it's listed on spot's corner to fund my new books coming
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