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Old 11-09-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just started reading We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler. I read the jacket cover (well, online... for Kindle.. whatever! ) a long time ago and don't remember anything about it, but I'm up to the third chapter and I'm enjoying the writing style and the characters very much. I won't have much time -- if any -- to read this weekend and I guess the fact that that disappoints me says a lot about the book.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I just finished reading The Highway, by CJ Box about a tractor trailer driver in Mn. who is a serial killer, which was excellent & James Patterson's, Zoo where animals take over the World because humans are destroying Earth. That book really makes you think.

I will be reading more of Box's series, he has a very captivating writing style.
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I just finished an EXCELLENT book called "Batavia's Graveyard" - the true story of a mutiny, a shipwreck, and a psychopath in the 1600s. Very well written and an amazing story of evil, and of survival. Anyone who loves historical books about tall ships, the high seas, etc would probably really like this book.

I am now reading "Memoirs of a Geisha" and I can hardly put it down. I'm on a roll!
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:25 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Well I just picked a book at a different library I was at yesterday and so far so good . It is titled ;A Darkness Descending by Christobel Kent and also reading Joyce Meyers "God is not mad at you " . The darkness book is okay so far .
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Old 11-09-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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Just finished listening to Kirk Mitchell's "Spirit Sickness." He may have launched on Hillerman's coat-tails, but he's totally talented in his story-telling.

Still working away at reading "Chatterton." It's hard to find time to just sit and read. Maybe I am suffering from adult onset ADD!
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Old 11-09-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Listening to "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich," by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. According to the Forward, this is a new translation that includes portions removed by Soviet censorship. So far, fairly bleak.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I started reading Peter Ackroyd's "Chatterton," the book, after giving up on listening to the audio. I am so glad I made the choice. I am getting so much more enjoyment for this author's writing by reading it.
I love Peter Ackroyd's books - haven't read this one yet so I'll look into it!
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Old 11-09-2013, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I want to start reading a book called "Night". It's about a boy in the Holocaust and his experiences.

I read it once in my 9th grade English class but I was too young and didn't care at the time.
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I want to start reading a book called "Night". It's about a boy in the Holocaust and his experiences.

I read it once in my 9th grade English class but I was too young and didn't care at the time.
That's an excellent book by Eli Wiesel. True, too.
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Old 11-09-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Canada
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The Abominable has the slowest first 120 pages I have ever read. I'm still soldiering on but not enjoying it much so far.
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