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Posted Mar 06 2010 12:00am

I think I may have said here, once or twice or a gazillion times, that I love reading.I read everything, every where and at any time. My husband had no idea of what to buy me for Christmas, and so, in desperation, he purchased a Kindle. I wasn't sure if I'd like it, but it's grown on me. For travel and ease of purchasing books while out, it can't be beat.

I'm an instant gratification kind of gal.

But I know that lots of you like to read as well, and I've gotten some really good suggestions on books from readers. Soooo, I thought I'd start a periodic post, detailing what I've read, what's on my radar, and what I thought of said read. You can share reviews as well, and we can all help each other find really great new reads.

Of course, you all know of my love of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Many of you have shared with me that you love the series as well. You are probably sick to death of hearing me rave about this series, but have you read the Into The Wilderness series by Sara Donati? Billed as a sequel to Last of the Mohicans, this 5 book series was recommended to me by faithful reader Amie, and I was intrigued and grabbed by the first book. I've since completed all 5 books and I can see that I will be reading this one again. I have to admit that I was drawn to this book by the recommendation on the cover by Diana Gabaldon, but the books soon drew me in like no other - except for the Outlander series. If you like long, historical novels with multiple characters and involved story lines, this series is a winner.

Someone, and I'm sorry to say that I can't remember who, recommended the book The Hunger Games , to my daughter. I typically like to read books that my kids read before, especially if I'm not familiar with them, and so I downloaded the first chapter of the book to the Kindle. I planned on reading it, and if it was good, purchasing said book for my kids. Well, the best laid plans and all that jazz. I ripped through that chapter and was immediately hooked, and downloaded the entire book. I read it in three days, feverishly reading at stop lights and ignoring dishes and laundry. It was *that* good. A futuristic tale of survival and stress, there is no sex - I think maybe a couple of kisses almost unmentioned - and lots of keep you on the edge of your seat excitement and intrigue. I bought a hardcover to give to my kids to read, and I've already promised to loan it to several people. I'm currently working on the second, and have the third on preorder.

I downloaded A Reliable Wife because it looked good in the recommended read section of my local newspaper. The first chapter was intriguing, but I wasn't able to get past the third or so. The male main character is just weird, in my opinion. Lots of talk about sexual perversions and such. Did you read it? Did you like it? Does it get any better?

Next up: the first book in The Pink Carnation Series. Have you read it? Do you enjoy it?

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