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What Are You Reading?

If we’re friends on Facebook, then you may already know that I’m reading Fifty Shades of Grey.  I knew very little about it before I downloaded it on my iPad, and apparently I haven’t gotten to the good parts yet.  At this point I’m still not sure what all of the fuss is about.
Have you read it?  What are you reading now?

 

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    Sarah
    May 31, 2012 at 12:17 am

    I can’t do it! I refuse to get sucked in! (Let me know if you love it….lol)

    Sarah
    http://www.thinfluenced.com

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      Kenlie
      June 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      It’s alright..I adore the characters, and I’ll definitely read the other two..I’m not sure why it’s so taboo though…

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    Chrissy
    May 31, 2012 at 12:28 am

    I just finished the 3 Shades of Grey books and I loved them. Right now I’m not reading anything. I can’t really decide what should follow Shades of Grey 😉

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    Heather B
    May 31, 2012 at 12:49 am

    I finished all 3 books 2 weeks ago & LOVED them! you just haven’t gotten to the good part yet! The author really writes like a 4th grader, but she tells a GREAT story!!! I’m not sure what to read next because I think Christian should be in all books!!! LOL!!!!!

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      Kenlie
      June 2, 2012 at 5:38 pm

      The grammar is awful….and what’s with all of the tea? Can we at least pretend that they’re British since they’re clearly not from Washington? lol

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    Nina Patricia
    May 31, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I am re-reading “Lyrics” by sting which is basically about the story behind his songs and the lyrics for it.

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    Kaycie Christine
    May 31, 2012 at 1:39 am

    I just finished reading the series the other day… It’s definitely a different kinda book series! ha. I probably wouldn’t read them again, but I like a good page-turner. (And by the 3rd book, you’re almost “desensitized” to the intimate details)

    I’m finally able to read the Hunger Games series, so I’m really excited to start that. I just finished grad school and am getting into reading again (something I haven’t been able to do since before starting college)… What books do you recommend?

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      Kenlie
      June 2, 2012 at 5:39 pm

      Everyone talks about those too like they’re the best. I haven’t read them, but maybe I will… eventually.

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    Deb
    May 31, 2012 at 2:06 am

    I was going to read those, but after hearing several people say they were badly written and aside form a few “fun” parts just not that good, I took a pass. I’m reading New Cthulhu: The Recent Weird right now, but I’m nearly finished with it. Not sure what will come next.

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      Kenlie
      June 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      I can’t believe that there’s a book on the NYT best seller list with so many typos…There are also words that just don’t exist..lol

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    sarah g
    May 31, 2012 at 4:23 am

    Just finished book 2 of 50 shades….still waiting for the “good parts”. Interesting story line …

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    Boysmum2
    May 31, 2012 at 4:27 am

    I am currently half way through #3. Yes I find they are badly written, yes I am enjoying them although a little over the ‘fun’ parts now, seem they are constantly there. Pop over to my blog I have just reviewed the series and you will be able to read more of what I have written about them!

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      Kenlie
      June 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm

      I’ll try to pop over for the review *after* I read the rest of them…=)

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    Jennifer Sheremetta
    May 31, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I am currently reading Robert Frost: Collected Poems, Prose, and Plays

    I love Robert Frost…. 🙂

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    Pj geek
    May 31, 2012 at 7:01 am

    The first book of The Game of Thrones books and the book Shades of Hope by Tennie Mccarty ( from the tv show Addicted to Food and also seen on Ruby).

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    Alesha
    May 31, 2012 at 8:58 am

    I read all three Shades…OMG!! I wasn’t ready for the story to end. Right now, I’m taking a little break from books to catch up on my magazines. But, I will be downloading the new Sookie Stackhouse novel. The True Blood series are a fave of mine.

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    Tammy
    May 31, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I just finished “Weight Loss Boss” by David Kirchhoff, CEO of Weight Watchers. It was entertaining (he’s a funny guy!) and informative. I started “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” by Jenny Lawson, but I think it is just OK. Yesterday I downloaded “These Girls” by Sarah Pekkanen, but I haven’t started it yet. This morning’s local paper had an article about a local author whose first book will be out in June (“The Roots of the Olive Tree – Courtney Miller Santo) . It sounded interesting, so I may give it a try when it is available.

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    Darlene
    May 31, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Read ther first one and the second. Now I have to get the third. Definitely not well written or believeable but still I kept reading.

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    Erin
    May 31, 2012 at 9:47 am

    I just finished book 1 of the series. When I first began reading it, I kept waiting for the “good parts”. I have now begun to read book 2 of the series and I am not as interested, although I would like to know how it all ends. So, with that said, my suggestion would be to keep reading. Perhaps by the time you’ve reached the end of the first book you’ll want to move on to the second. I have yet to decide whether I love them, like them, or dislike them.

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    AndreaClaire
    May 31, 2012 at 10:29 am

    A friend told me ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ was badly written porn so I’ve given it a wide berth. My porn is high caliber or it’s nothing 😉 Plus I tend to read non-fiction. I’m about to start ‘This Child Will be Great’. It’s the memoir of Ellen Sirleaf, the first female president of an African nations.

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    MichiganderHB
    May 31, 2012 at 10:52 am

    The Joy of Homebrewing

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    Chubby McGee
    May 31, 2012 at 11:12 am

    “A Song of Ice & Fire” series. On book four (“A Feast for Crows”).

    It’s the books that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is based on.

    ADDICTING!

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    Melissa
    May 31, 2012 at 11:45 am

    I didn’t understand the hype at first either and didn’t read it until a friend asked me to so we could compare notes. All I have to say is WOW. It isn’t even the sex that makes it great – it’s the raw human emotion and deep connection that forms. After I read the first one I immediately downloaded #2 and started reading it. I didn’t put it down until 4am – I was a little obsessed.

    Right now I am getting ready to dive into “Changeling” by Philippa Gregory – my all time favorite author.

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    Katie
    May 31, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    I am reading the second book of 50 Shades. I like them enough to keep reading, yet I am surprised they have become such a sensation because the content is somewhat disturbing to me and I don’t really consider myself to be prude or anything… I have only heard a few people so far say anything negative about the books and I am surprised there aren’t more people disgusted by them!!

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    Joanna
    May 31, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I’ve read all three. The first one was bad compared to the other two…they were SOOOO much better!! Stick with it and get to the other two – you’ll be glad you did. While I wasn’t too impressed with the “bad stuff”, the story line is very good and exciting.

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    Morgan
    May 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    I just finished Bitterblue, which was the third installment in what isn’t strictly speaking a trilogy, which includes Graceling and Fire. I thought it was good. I recently read Mazerunner and didn’t like it. I am trying to remember what adult books I have read lately, since all I’ve mentioned so far are teen lit…I’ve taken a bit of a break from heavy stuff lately as my life has been heavy enough. I’m reading Yankee Doodle Dixie now, but am not into it enough yet to say if I will really like it or not.

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      Tammy
      May 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm

      I’ve read both of Lisa Patton’s books. What I enjoyed the most was picking out the real people and places of Memphis that she incorporated into the story. Are you from Memphis? If so, it should be easy to know who/where she is talking about! While they aren’t great literature, they were easy to read, and I liked being able to support a local author.

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    cookie
    May 31, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I read a lot (but not that book). Currently it is “Empress Orchid” by Anchee Min. It’s ok. I love Karin Slaughter (I think her name is very apt in regards to her writing – the subject, not her style), Bill Bryson (he’s hilarious) and Nora Roberts (yes, it’s rather predictive but very good if you don’t want to think a lot right now). I could go on and on…

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    Lynette
    May 31, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I keep an eclectic group of books on the nightstand. Right now, I’m reading “Catching Fire” of the “Hunger Games” trilogy, “Mein Kampf” by Adolf Hitler (ironically insightful and compassionate), and recently finished “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”. The last one, I can’t express how much I enjoyed the characters and the story in this book. I didn’t want to read it, but found myself very connected to each character.

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    Diana McAdams
    June 1, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    I’m not reading 50 shades of grey

    http://www.truewoman.com/?id=2095#.T8eL5k_CKW3.facebook

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      Kenlie
      June 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm

      That’s probably wise if you agree with the author, no doubt, said in her post. To each their own. =)

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    Tabby
    June 3, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Hmm, let’s see. I’m not reading Shades of Grey, but only because they haven’t come across my path yet. This week I brought home a big stack from the library. Of those, I’m reading Heft by Liz Moore and How We Do Harm: A Doctor Breaks Ranks About Being Sick in America – by Otis Webb Brawley, MD. Two totally different books – I read all the time and it’s not unusual for me to be reading different books in different parts of the house. Other books from the stack are:
    Stay Awake, stories by Dan Chaon
    Another Place at the Table
    One Small Boat – both by Kathryn Harrison
    Rode by Thomas Averill
    How it All Began by Penelope Lively
    Scared Sick: The Role of Childhood Trauma in Adult Disease, by Robin Karr-Morse & Meredith Wiley

    If you’re looking for smart but sexy fiction, I recommend the various series by M.J. Rose – she writes well, can be funny and can definitely write a steamy plotline.

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    Tabitha M.
    June 4, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    I just finished all three 50 Shades. I wasn’t ready for the story to end. Right now, I’m taking a little break from books to catch up on my magazines.

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