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RoseRed135

A light summer read?

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Any ideas for some good but lightweight reading, while I'm on vacation w/ the family? Something that will hold my attention but can weather the interruptions of summer activities ("Let's all go swimming!") and (adorable) GC ("Gramma, I need..." "Wanna hug, Gramma?" - oh, who could resist?!)

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I'm currently reading James Patterson's 14th Deadly sin. I'm about halfway through it and it definitely has my attention. Though sometimes, if the kids interrupt, I do wind up rereading the same sentence 10 times lol.

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For light vacation reading, I often just pick up a romance, the stories are enough alike that it doesn't really matter if you remember the story line.

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I just finished a really good book on a long plane ride, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.

 

I really hate clutter, and although I've done a fairly good job of not living in clutter, I wanted to do a better job, so I got this book, read it, and it has completely motivated me (and DH who also hates clutter) to do a final push to get rid of all clutter in our home and organize/correctly store what does remain.

 

This is a great book if you are interested in doing the same. 

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I am currently reading Witches, Ghosts and Signs by Patrick W. Gainer. I enjoy reading regional folktales  and legends. I am very partial to folktales and legends from Appalachia, which consist of supernatural elements.

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These all sound really good, ladies. I'm off to the library tomorrow to see what I can find.

 

@ PM - I hear you about those interruptions, LOL!

 

@ Sue - And I know what you mean about reading romances on vacation. That may be the way I decide to go...

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We go to the county library at least a couple of times a month.  My latest favorite is Linwood Barclay.  He writes suspense stories that I haven't a clue "who done it" until he reveals the guilty party.

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Sounds great, Sue!

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I just finished the new Barbara Delinsky, "Blueprints"...nice light read.

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Actually, Sue, I took your earlier advice and brought a couple of light romances w/ me. Also found at the library a Jody Piccoult (spelling ?) book, Handle with Care (some of you may have read her book, My Sister's Keeper). Ok, I admit, this one was heavier, but read it fast b/c it really drew me in. So both the light reads and the heavier one worked out. :)

 

But I'm still keeping all these suggestions in mind, people, for the rest of the summer. Also, for the fall - a few lighter books may be just the diversion I need as i adjust my schedule, once again. Especially since YDD's may be changing dramatically, this year (she's starting the academic program she wanted) and, therefore, so might mine. And, of course, there may be other members looking for some "easier" reading. So please continue this conversation...

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I enjoy anything written by Jody Picoult.

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I've only read one Picoult book Plain Truth set in the Amish community. Extremely well done. My summer brain candy is the writings of Will Rogers. Such rare insight into the human condition. He's been dead for 80 years, but still such timely commentary.

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