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Well - so far I haven't made any more progress in Emma, but I have read around 2,000 pages in the past week, lol. Fanfiction. Ugh. It's my (beloved) weakness that frequently keeps me away from reading a real book. I have been reading a series or two by one author each of which are aprox. as long as two fantasy novels. I am almost done with the final one (about 60,000 pages to go - I'll be done by tomorrow) and then I am not allowing me to begin reading another fanfiction until I finish Emma, the Stepsister Scheme, and the Child Thief.

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Old 07-27-2010, 10:50 PM   #112
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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!
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Old 07-27-2010, 10:57 PM   #113
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Well - so far I haven't made any more progress in Emma, but I have read around 2,000 pages in the past week, lol. Fanfiction. Ugh. It's my (beloved) weakness that frequently keeps me away from reading a real book. I have been reading a series or two by one author each of which are aprox. as long as two fantasy novels. I am almost done with the final one (about 60,000 pages to go - I'll be done by tomorrow) and then I am not allowing me to begin reading another fanfiction until I finish Emma, the Stepsister Scheme, and the Child Thief.
What kind of fanfiction are you reading, if you don't mind me asking? I read some doujinshi (about 300 pages of Togainu No Chi last night ) but haven't read much that wasn't comic style. I know there is tons out there, just haven't committed to it. Might have to for some of my favorite anime/manga though. It is real reading, as much as anything else I guess.
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well I'm on a trip this weekend so not much time for reading, but I did get in a few chapters when our flight was delayed. The Constant Princess is getting better now, I would have read more but dh forgot his book and was starving for attention so I had to put my book down and chat with him instead. Then I fell asleep on the plane, maybe I'll get to read more on the way home.

Anybody read Shutter Island? I saw the movie and it was fantastic, I didn't even know it was based on a book before watching it.
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well I'm on a trip this weekend so not much time for reading, but I did get in a few chapters when our flight was delayed. The Constant Princess is getting better now, I would have read more but dh forgot his book and was starving for attention so I had to put my book down and chat with him instead. Then I fell asleep on the plane, maybe I'll get to read more on the way home.

Anybody read Shutter Island? I saw the movie and it was fantastic, I didn't even know it was based on a book before watching it.
I did read Shutter Island a month or two back and LOVED it! I haven't seen the movie, but am really looking forward to renting it sometime. I'm curious to know how close the movie/book are. It's a good read though!
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