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Old 11-18-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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Oh my. What a bodacious word. I've never heard it before and it actually took me a while, okay, 2 minutes, to find the definition. "Sickeningly sweet." I agree. I would not want to read a family saga that is glurgy. Yippee! I've learned a new word. Thanks, Chiroptera.
"Glurgy" will come in handy if you're writing a poem and need a word to rhyme with "clergy."

I gave up on "Breakers" before I even got to the aliens. I like the story ok, but something about the writing style was off-putting to me. I moved on to "The Orphan Train" and am enjoying it.
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Old 11-19-2013, 03:03 PM
 
Location: New England
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I just got Petyon Place and Return to Payton Place at the library yesterday.
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Old 11-19-2013, 05:32 PM
 
Location: CO
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No Man's Nightingale - the latest Ruth Rendell featuring a retired Inspector Wexford.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I just got Petyon Place and Return to Payton Place at the library yesterday.
Oh enjoy..read them years ago....made another book pop into my head..Valley of the Dolls...
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Old 11-21-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Finished The Orphan Train and really enjoyed it. The ending was sweet, but not glurgy. Thanks to whoever recommended it.

Not sure what I'll pick up next.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I am currently on page 57 of The Goldfinch (I know the page number because I "dropped to paper" as we say at work when the internet goes down so I have no clue what percentage of the book is remaining) and I am LOVING it! The writing is so descriptive that I can actually see the spaces and feel like I know people who look just like the characters.

Lots and lots of pages to go - please don't let me down, Donna Tartt!
I started reading it as well - not sure how far along I am - not too far - probably the same as you.
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Old 11-21-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Finished The Orphan Train and really enjoyed it. The ending was sweet, but not glurgy. Thanks to whoever recommended it.

Not sure what I'll pick up next.
And I am still getting used to "the *****" meaning something good, unless that has changed and I'm unaware of it. Apparently 'glurgy' was coined in 1998. I am so behind the times.
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Old 11-21-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Utah
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I'm thinking I should read Confederacy of Dunces....let's see if I can remember to get it at the library.

A friend gave me The Sparrow, thinking I would like it. I'm about a third into it & haven't decided yet if I like it. I do like the characters.

I am LOVING Sons, by Pearl S Buck. It is the sequel to The Good Earth, one of my all time faves. She is a wonderful story teller. Oh the irony. When I'm done, I just may pick up The Good Earth & read them in secession.
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:46 PM
 
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And I am still getting used to "the *****" meaning something good, unless that has changed and I'm unaware of it. Apparently 'glurgy' was coined in 1998. I am so behind the times.
I just heard the word for the first time upthread! I just wanted to use it.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Finished The Orphan Train and really enjoyed it. The ending was sweet, but not glurgy. Thanks to whoever recommended it.

Not sure what I'll pick up next.
Show off. bwahahahahahahahaha!
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