What book did you read most recently & what did you think?

@wiccania (3360)
United States
July 10, 2007 12:17am CST
I'm actually about 5 pages from the end of Ugly Duckling, by Iris Johansen. It's been really good, although it started a little slow (after the first 20 pages or so it picked up). It's only the 3rd or 4th book of hers that I've read, and the first that wasn't part of her series about a forensic scupltor (Eve Duncan?). So, what are you almost done reading or just finished with, and what did you think of it?
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@ky1119 (699)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I just finished "Scarlett Feather" by Maeve Binchy. It was a really good book, well written and held my attention from beginning to end. If you've never read her books, you should! She's a wonderful author.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Well I just finished A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! It was hilarious and I'd recommend it to anyone....Right now I'm about a 1/3 of the way into another Christopher Moore book called Practical Demonkeeping and though it started off much slower its starting to pick up...I'm also reading a Non-Fiction book called Mama Lola which I've been wanting to read for ages now but never got around to it..
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@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
10 Jul 07
I just recently read Baby Proof by Emily Giffin. I like to read 'lighter' books during the summer, although this one was a bit thought provoking - what do you do if two people get married, and then one person changes what they want out of life, but they still want to be married? It's mostly about compromising, I guess.
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• Canada
10 Jul 07
Currently I am reading an omnibus called Dates from H*ll w/Lyndsay Sands and other authors... It's nice light reading... then I'm going to try to read De Niro's Game but not sure how I'll like that one
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• Indonesia
10 Jul 07
I'm reading "Blue Ocean Strategy" by W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne. And I'm in the mid of chapter two. I want to finish reading this book by the end of this month. So far the book gives me informations and ideas about inovations. The book underlines any movements in bussiness strategy to create a market without competitors.
• United States
10 Jul 07
I like Iris Johansen books. I don't read her often though, but I do really like her books usually. Right now I am close to finishing up The Last Juror by John Grishman - its been okay, but its not one I'd recommened to others. Its kind of slow in places, but still good enough and I have enjoyed it.
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@sugarfloss (2140)
• Malaysia
10 Jul 07
I read Backpack and A Bit of Luck recently and I think it's really well-written.The writer writes on her journey to places and the people she meets along the way.A good read.definitely.
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• United States
29 Jul 07
I read Talk To the Hand , The Utter Bloody Rudeness Of The World Today, or Six Good Reasons To Stay Home and Bolt The Door by Lynne Truss.it was all about how society has become ruder in the pass few years. Lynne Truss is British and at times I wish I had a American English- British English dictionary but it was good. It was funny at time and right on the button at other times.
• United States
14 Jul 07
i just got done reading the vc andrews series willow. i loved it. finished all the books ina week. now i am waiting for harry potter to be sold which is coming up. i cant wait. i just hate this is the last book. i hope to find another series like it that i love as much. i like all different kinds of books. harry potter, vc andrews, murder, romance, science fiction, i am not picky lol
• Philippines
11 Jul 07
i'm currently reading the "Diary of Anne Frank", it was written as is the girl had written her diary from the time everything is fine with the Jewa until Hitler made a descision to separate the nazi's and jews by giveing the a yellow mark on their left arms..i am now in the middle of the story where in the editor of the book had come to interview the father of anne frank..it is a great story, i could not imagine thepain of them hiding for 2 years..her mother and the baby are caught and was sent to the gas chamber and were killed along with more woman..
@AmbiePam (51159)
• United States
10 Jul 07
I don't really have an example of a recent book that was really really good. But I saw what book you said you were reading and wanted to comment. Ugly Duckling is a great book by Iris Johansen! I think it is better that her Eve Duncan series. I don't read any of her books anymore, but the Ugly Duckling is one I remember. And it DOES pick up after the first couple of chapters. I hope you are enjoying it. : )
@MGjhaud (22334)
• Philippines
10 Jul 07
i dont read much of love stories actually but when someone introduce me a novel of judith mcnaught entitled Perfect, i was encouraged to read more of her books. so far i finished two of her books, it was great. right now im reading the third entitled "something wondeful". im almost in the middle of it. it a another great story. aside from judth mcnaught's books, i am into school or textbooks. hehe.. im still a student and this semester, we have a bloody reading. almost all of my subjects. i am an information technology student by the way so it involves a lot about technology. boring.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
10 Jul 07
Hi wiccania. I am in the process of reading "Blaze," by Richard Bachman(BKA Stephen King). It promises to be a good read if I would just stop getting interrupted. I'm a huge fan of Iris Johansen. I guess I've read most of her books over the last several years. I really like the continuing storyline with Eve Duncan and Joe. Some of my other favorite writers are Jeffrey Deaver, Christine Feehan, Sherilyn Kenyon, and Laurell K. Hamilton.