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Kelly H

I am reading "Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close". Great book. Written in first person by this young boy who lost his father in 9/11. The boy I think is on the spectrum of autism and really looks and processes the world very differently. Very well written.

Before that I devoured the "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy. If you don't want to read about very graphic sex, don't read this. All that said, I loved those books too. Interesting story and premise and yes, lots of sex. ;o)

Kelly H

*"Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close"

See what happens when you read with a Kindle? You can't remember the exact title of the book you're reading as it's not staring you in the face every time you even glance at it!

Nelson's Mama

I just finished "The Paris Wife" and enjoyed it.

Ron Rash is my favorite author and I loved "Burning Bright" which is a collection of his short stories, also just got notification that his next book, "The Cove" is winging my way (I pre-ordered).

If you haven't read "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" find a copy, it's worth the time!


@Carmen, "No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency" is on book 13?!? I thought there were just two. LOL! I love Mma Ramotswe and the way the books were written . . . I'll have to look up the others in the series.

Some of the other books you mentioned sound great, too. Looks like I'll be making a library order tonight. I love finding out what people are reading!

@Kelly, that book is on my shelf and is in my reading queue :) I've been wanting to read it for quite some time.


I heart the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency Series too. Such good reads.

Right now I'm reading dog training books attempting to learn how to get him to sit. I've given up and our first obedience class is Saturday, so now I'm on the hunt for my next good book!


Oh, and I forgot to say I just finished John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars," which was fantastic. I am almost through John Grisham's "The Confession," which is really not one of his best books but good enough for an airplane read, which is why I bought it. Also, the topic (the death penalty) is an area I'm particularly interested in, so that helps!

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

For fun, I am also listening to Drums of Autumn on my Ipod while I clean. Performed by Davina Porter, I love the way she brings the story to life with her different accents.


Aurora Teagarden mysteries by Charlaine Harris and books by Karin Slaughter.Harris' are light and interesting, if dated. Slaughter's hero Will Trent--I'm in love!


Don't feel bad about re-reading Outlander/ Dragonfly in Amber/ Voyager AGAIN! I read the whole set once or twice a year. (And if there's a new book in the series coming out, I anticipate it by starting to re-read the whole set just before it comes out.) I've read them so many times, I can estimate how long it will take me... though sometimes I do string them out so it will take longer just so I can savor them.)

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  • Carmen Staicer is a whirlwind of energy and execution, who never sleeps and drinks way too much coffee. She works from home as Social Media Programs Manager for SheKnows, and is the mom to six kids, most of whom play instruments, sing or dance and all of whom are much smarter than she will ever be. In other words, her house is never ever quiet or still. A concentration of asthma, food allergies, spectrum disorders and learning disabilities means that she spends an awful lot of time second guessing herself and Dr. Googling, as well as learning to cook everything the family might like to eat. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, boxing (she has her Black Belt in Muay Thai), sleeping, exploring coffee shops, photography, ballet class and cooking. She excels in being a smart mouth and has her major in sarcasm, with a dual minor in BS studies and avoiding laundry.