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  1. Hello everyone Kareni I'll have to add some of those titles to my TBR. :) I am off this week and planning on doing loads of reading. I just finished Brotherhood in Death. A series I read for the relationships. I am now reading Strong Signal by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell I am also starting to plan lit history for next year. We are thinking of focusing on migration/diaspora stories.
  2. The War that Saved My Life has been on my TBR pile for a while and the others look really interesting. I haven't read any of them but they do all look good and I'll be picking up several of them for my nieces.
  3. In the summer of 2008 I registered voters in NC. The one individual I will never forget was an older deaf African American woman who had never been registered before. She was so excited to finally vote. Thank you for that post Eliana. It inspired me to find something MLK for the firsties dictation this week. I'll have to check what I read this week, which probably tells you a great deal about the reading :D. I'm running away to a spa this weekend and bringing Utvandrarna by Vilhelm Moberg to try again.
  4. And as I pressed post I remembered Mio, my son by Astrid Lindgren. I can't read that book it is so sad.
  5. Confession time: 1. The only Narnia books I really like are the ones that feature Lucy. 2. I like my Tuesday morning class because I can read in it. A quick 15-30 minute lecture on whatever sub-unit we are doing and then let them work on problems in the book and I can read my book, or come and read here. Perfection...except it makes me feel like a lousy teacher at times
  6. I've always disliked Curious George, even as a child. He is kidnapped by the man in the yellow hat. And don't get me started on Babar.
  7. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite October books Here is David Bowie's 100 favourite books http://electricliterature.com/david-bowies-100-favorite-books/
  8. Thanks for the tip and I totally agree with you about the last book in the Clare series, I didn't like the ending either
  9. So far this year I've read: 1. Bear, Otter and the Kid by TJ Klune 2. Who We Are by TJ Klune 3. Helping Hand by Jay Northcote 4. The Art of Breathing by TJ Klune 5. Tied to Trouble by Megan Erickson 6. Let Love Live by Melissa Collins 7. At War by Andria Large 8. War Torn by Andria Large All of them are m/m romances. Numbers 1, 2,4,7 and 8 all deal with mental illness (Anxiety, Panic attacks/disorder, PTSD and Depression). The last three I read yesterday and today, and I am almost done the final book in the War trilogy. Then I am going to read The Score by Elle Kennedy and then I am going to get to January's classic/non-fiction. I think it will be a non-fiction. I am feeling non-fictiony
  10. No idea if you like mysteries but I have to recommend Julia Spencer Flemmings Clare Fergusson/Russ Van Alstyne series to anyone who talks about the Episcopal Church (Clare is an Episcopal priest). We have literary people on our money too. The out going 20SEK note had Selma Lagerlöf and the incoming one has Astrid Lindgren (we are currently changing over) Your son is a very smart boy. The Boy and His Horse was always one I skipped.
  11. One of many things I miss with Edinburgh is all the secondhand bookshops. Both for buying books but also for getting rid of books when I moved.
  12. No. :D 12 years of Swedish education has left me with an allergy to sparse Scandinavian fiction. It is reason number 2 as to why I am resisting getting certified to teach Swedish (reason number 1 is because the world lit course I would have to take would put me up against my literary nemesis Heart of Darkness again (3rd time the charm? I think not)) I've been wanting to read that as well so I might be up for a discussion As to where I get my books, I participate in Amazon Smiles so I consider each purchase my charitable donation for the...month (possibly day but I try not to think about it, someone evil on this board made me look at how many orderes I had made last year...it wasn't pretty). Also my dad and I share an Amazon family thingy so I have access to the books he buys
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