I stopped using an RSS reader (but I'm reading more than ever)

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I can't tell you how happy I am to be using my library card again. We've been heading to our local one at least thrice a week, leaving with a bulging bag of books and DVDs. What a wonder, such a thrill...to have new written works at our disposal without paying a dime. Gotta love the US of A.

Here are a few recent favorite reads.

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The Help was well-written and worthwhile. It was a nice reminder about how the courage of a few determined individuals can transform a community.

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The Hunger Games trilogy kept me on the edge of my seat, but I wouldn't necessarily qualify it as great lit. It's creative and addictive, but also disturbing. I'm curious to see how the upcoming movie will portray Collins' imaginative dystopian world.

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Last week, I finished One Thousand Gifts (late to the party, I know). If I were an English professor, I'd use her first chapter as a prime example of exceptional storytelling. Her word pictures are profound and glorious. Parts of the text are a bit laborious, but I was inspired by the overall message. I plan to partake in the tracking of my own 1000 gifts as a result.

As far as blogs go, I stopped using an RSS reader awhile back (huge sigh of relief). Now I let Twitter and Facebook lead me to unexpected treasures.

What books and blogs have been capturing your time and attention lately? 
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