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rfisher
09-07-2011, 11:03 PM
How's things going with that Borders closing? Still no other bookstores in the area?

Oh, look, I just downloaded another book.

Books-A-Million coming in. :D And, they'll still be open through next week. The 50+ books I have will carry me till December. That number will likely go up if they drop the price again tomorrow. I'll just order the new Lee Child if I have to, but Target will probably have it and I know they'll have the new JD Robb next week so I'm good.


Do you think Voldeprancer's horcrux is her Nook? I wonder which hapless English student she murdered to create it...:saint:

Yes, I do. And probably just one of 7.

rfisher
09-07-2011, 11:04 PM
I am reading Before I Go to Sleep. About two-thirds through it and still waiting for the suspense.

Haven't you already figured out the ending?

Prancer
09-07-2011, 11:10 PM
Books-A-Million coming in. :D And, they'll still be open through next week. The 50+ books I have will carry me till December. That number will likely go up if they drop the price again tomorrow. I'll just order the new Lee Child if I have to, but Target will probably have it and I know they'll have the new JD Robb next week so I'm good.

My USB cable will be here Monday. In the meantime, I have more than 400 books already in place to read and can download more any time. :D

PRlady
09-07-2011, 11:45 PM
Do you think Voldeprancer's horcrux is her Nook? I wonder which hapless English student she murdered to create it...:saint:

:rofl:

Grannyfan
09-08-2011, 04:04 AM
Haven't you already figured out the ending?

No. I can't remember what I read yesterday.

Spinner
09-08-2011, 08:17 AM
No. I can't remember what I read yesterday.

:rofl: :lol:

As I mentioned before, I really liked this book. It's not often I say anything while reading, but when I got to the plot twist I actually said "OH SHIT!" and raced to the end. It'll be a movie late next year, directed by Ridley Scott.

Spinner
09-08-2011, 08:31 AM
I NEED VAMPIRES. :drama:

Check out Matt Haig's The Radleys (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Radleys/Matt-Haig/e/9781451610338). A really fun read about a married vampire couple who've chosen to live the typical suburban life and abstain from their vampire lifestyle in the process. Their 2 teenage children have no idea they're vampires either, until one day when Clara "discovers" her heritage. The father then has to call in his brother, bad-boy (and VERY practicing vampire) Uncle Will, to "fix" everything. I'm not a typical vampire fiction reader but I really enjoyed this one. Good quick read. The paperback comes out Sept. 20 in the US.

Also check out Sarah-Jane Stratford's Millennial series, starting with The Midnight Guardian (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/midnight-guardian-sarah-jane-stratford/1100259118?ean=9780312611385&itm=4&usri=the%2bmidnight%2bguardian) followed by the recently released 2nd in the trilogy, The Moonlight Brigade (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonlight-brigade-sarah-jane-stratford/1101089130?ean=9780312560140&itm=1&usri=sarah%2bjane%2bstratford). Her story involves a tribunal of 1000+ year old vampires trying to stop the Nazi takeover of Europe. Really good historical references too as she provides the history of the older vampires.

Hope you like them! :)

gkelly
09-08-2011, 01:37 PM
A really fun read about a married vampire couple who've chosen to live the typical suburban life and abstain from their vampire lifestyle in the process. Their 2 teenage children have no idea they're vampires either,

So were the kids born vampires? Or were they born human and made vampires? How does it work in this world?

rfisher
09-08-2011, 01:49 PM
Born. It's a good book and not your typical vamp tale.

Spinner
09-08-2011, 06:00 PM
So were the kids born vampires? Or were they born human and made vampires? How does it work in this world?

What rfisher said. Haig also adds some extra quirk-factor to his formula: the family sustains their need for blood by eating lots of rare meats (but NO GARLIC!). Son Rowan does fine with this, but Clara is a cause-championing vegan, always sick and sluggish and doesn't know why. ;) They're also puzzled why friends' pets don't like them.

MikiAndoFan#1
09-08-2011, 06:07 PM
I NEED VAMPIRES. :drama:

King's Salem's Lot is a great book.

rfisher
09-08-2011, 11:16 PM
I just spent $120 at Borders. Everything was between 80-90% off. I had 3 large bags. I'm afraid to count what I bought, but I think I've topped the 100 mark with my prior trips. But, this was the last one. Books-A-Million won't be in until late November or December.

At least they've offered to keep all the current employees.

mkats
09-09-2011, 01:04 AM
OK, I'm back to The Handmaid's Tale after a temporary flirtation with the Tudor period (again!) and I'm about 1/4 of the way through. Definitely enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would - the author does a pretty good job of mixing in what we think of as the real world with the world she's created. Although the idea of teenage girls wanting to live in that world is :yikes: to me...

Allen
09-09-2011, 01:10 AM
OK, I'm back to The Handmaid's Tale after a temporary flirtation with the Tudor period (again!) and I'm about 1/4 of the way through. Definitely enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would - the author does a pretty good job of mixing in what we think of as the real world with the world she's created. Although the idea of teenage girls wanting to live in that world is :yikes: to me...

The Handmaid's Tale is one of my favorite novels. I've read it about five times now.

TygerLily
09-09-2011, 01:14 AM
I finally read Tana French's Faithful Place. I enjoyed it, but it was more a whydunnit than a whodunnit. The pacing just seemed really off.

I ended up liking the protagonist a lot, which surprised me since I disliked him in French's previous book.

In all, I'm glad I read it, but glad I read a library copy.