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    Finished book one for the year. Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich.

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    My first book of the year that I finished is The Mist by Carla Neggers. Excellent Suspense book.

    Jamie...I can't wait to read takedown twenty, I love Stephanie Plum!

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    I've finished:
    Terry Pratchett. Making a Money
    Philip Plait. Bad Astronomy
    Terry Pratchett. Snuff

    I'm currently about 2/3 through Hugh Howey's Wool, but I'm losing interest in it. I may or may not finish it. I was listening to it on audio, but the narrator is so dreadful I couldn't stand it any more. I have it in text on the Kindle, so if I finish it, I'll just read it.

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    ~Finished 2 of my first set of 4 books and didn't finish the other two by choice. The Christian romance was flat out racist(that's a first in all that I've read)besides being dreadfully written and the Central American history book was a stylized narrative instead of real facts and history.
    So that's 2 books read/2 books DF(didn't finish)so far this year.
    I picked up two self-help books and 2 books by Mr. Rogers, as well as a sewing book at the library. I've almost finished one of the Fred Rogers books. What a nice man he was, but the book is pure drivel. I'm reading it just so I can yell at everything I disagree with while my DH laughs at my outbursts. I've always been a very involved and animated reader.
    I will check in again around the 28th, my week four.
    I'm trying to read two books per week average all year. ~

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    Finished my first book of the year:
    The Province Beyond the River, by W. Paul Jones.
    It is a non-fiction book telling of the author's first
    visit to a Trappist monastery. At the time, he was a
    protestant minister. He eventually became a Roman
    Catholic hermit priest. I started book two,
    Teaching The Dead Bird Sing,last night.

    My second book is about 3/4 done, It is Missouri Homestead,
    the first of eight by T.L. Tedrow, about Laura Ingalls Wilder. I
    need to finish it pretty soon so I can reach my goal.
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    I need to read more, hopefully I will. I'm on my first book of the year, just started it a few days ago. It's called "Sugar Blues."

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    Reading Wayne Dyer's: "Your Sacred Self" Love it.

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    Finished:

    Lucy Lethbridge. Servants: A Downstairs History of Britain from the Nineteenth Century to Modern Times
    Bruce D. Perry. The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog. - by a child psychiatrist, interesting.
    Robert J. Sawyer. Calculating God. - great science fiction
    Terry Pratchett. Wintersmith.

    I've just started an autobiographical work by the naturalist Bernd Hernrich. I think it's going to be very good. I really enjoyed his study Winter World, about animal life in the woods in Maine.

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    Finished another book.
    Another World by William Claassen

    It is a non-fiction about a Trappist monastery's
    daily activities written by a visitor. Lots of
    interesting stories about the monks and visitors.

    Still working on the Tedrow book, but I really liked
    this one when I started it. So I read it first LOL
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    Finished Red Velvet Cupcake Murder by Joanne Fluke

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    I should finish "Sugar Blues" this afternoon. Next on my list is "Divergent." I saw the preview for the upcoming movie and it looked interesting, so I wanted to read the book before the movie comes out. The book comes this afternoon!

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    Hi everyone! I guess I'm a little late to the party, but I'm going to try to read 100 books by the end of the year. I'm going to start off with two YA fiction books that my sister wants me to read, and I also want to get around to reading the Left Behind series this year.

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    So far I have completed 2 books this year, and I'm in the middle of 3 others. The ones that I have finished are:
    1. Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run (Alexandra Heminsley)
    2. The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

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    I just finished Dixie and Champ by Gilbert Morris. It ended up being a Christian book for probably the 9-12 set. A girl is temporarily living with her aunt and uncle and she befriends a gypsy boy, but then a horse is stolen, and some people think the newcomers are behind it. The girl also takes up barrel racing. It's basically a lesson on trusting in God, loving your neighbor, and being humble. Probably most adults would find it too simple and preachy, but I actually enjoyed it.

    The other book my sister wants me to read is Dixie and Blizzard from the same series. Apparently it's about Dixie going to Alaska and learning about dog sledding.

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    ~Checking in for Week 4. Was 2 books read, 2 didn't finish.
    I finished the sewing and Mr. Rogers book. I'm halfway through a self-help book and Tina Fey's book. Bossypants has been very disappointing so far. I usually like her writing on tv but the book is dull dull dull. Anyway, those books will be done by the weekend so I'll count them now.
    6 read, 2 didn't finish.
    On my nightstand as upcoming reads are two travel books, a WW2 memoir, a one month devotional and a biography of a modern Mennonite.
    I love free books! Next check-in around V-day. ~

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