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Old 01-19-2009, 06:01 PM
 
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I'm looking for a new book...can you tell me a little about Water for Elephants?
It's about a retired, elderly circus hand that does not have such a great life in an old age nursing home and is retelling us his adventures of being a part of the circus back in the 20's or so. Some of the stories are based on things that really happened at the time with the circus which makes it so intriguing. It is sad and happy and exciting. It really is a book with everything. I highly recommend.

I wonder how Doorway would describe this book?

 
Old 01-19-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Drury Lane
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I'm looking for a new book...can you tell me a little about Water for Elephants?
I guess I am reading this thread too much. Cheese, FlightAttendant commented about a page back...this link should get you there to Page 284...that the book was great.

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Old 01-19-2009, 06:07 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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BRIAN: love the kitty pic!!!!! Puuuuurrrrrfect!

SUNNY and JOHN: thanks for the musical interludes!!!

IMPRESSIONIST: Just wanted to say HI!!!!

CHEESEHEAD: Any snow flurries your way????
 
Old 01-19-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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I guess I am reading this thread too much. Cheese, FlightAttendant commented about a page back...this link should get you there to Page 284...that the book was great.

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Thanks, Muffinman. I'm always looking for something new to read. I finished my book for book club early (for once!) and will get myself into trouble without one, like online shopping.

My book club book was pretty awesome, too. It's not a new book, but I hadn't heard of it before. The Color of Water, by James McBride. Amazing story, amazing family. Maybe some of you have read it?
 
Old 01-19-2009, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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BRIAN: love the kitty pic!!!!! Puuuuurrrrrfect!

SUNNY and JOHN: thanks for the musical interludes!!!

IMPRESSIONIST: Just wanted to say HI!!!!

CHEESEHEAD: Any snow flurries your way????
No snow that I can see. I'm hoping, though. I'm not sure which is harder...staying home with my two or working at preschool with 12 of other people's kids!!
 
Old 01-19-2009, 06:39 PM
 
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Default The Other Boleyn Girl

So while were're throwing suggestions into the Book Club of City-Data may I suggest:

The Other Boleyn Girl
Philippa Gregory

Started it on vacation a couple of days ago and thought at first it was a "girly" book when recommended to me. Wrong. A great read.

j
 
Old 01-19-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Whats your latest novel?? I started Water for Elephants today. So far, so good.
No novel here, but I'm reading All for the Regiment. I prefer history-related books because I can put them down & pick them up & not lose track of the plot.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Wow - a lot of reading going on here huh? I'm currently re-reading the Dragonriders of Pern series...I read fast, so it's easier for me to stick with a series rather than a single book. (I've read 3 books this weekend alone.) It sounds like I might be the only one who likes the Fantasy genre tho.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Great link on the inauguration

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Obama presidency

Lots of history behind the ceremony, etc...from a British standpoint.
 
Old 01-19-2009, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Great link on the inauguration

BBC NEWS | Special Reports | Obama presidency

Lots of history behind the ceremony, etc...from a British standpoint.
The inauguration is the main reason I'm hoping for a snow day tomorrow. I can't watch it live otherwise! I'll record it, but it's not the same.
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