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Old 04-09-2009, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Hey Mike, Fast Food Nation is on my "required" list (my imaginary list of books that I think are must-reads).

I just finished American Gods. I am not sure yet what I think of it. When I started, I was about to toss it...and then something caught my interest. The entire book was like that, parts were very good, and then other parts were total trash.

Anyway, I had picked up a cute youth book, thinking that maybe my son would like it, and the movie is coming out... Last night when I finished AG, I picked up this book and was very amused to see it is by the same author as AG! (the book is Coraline)
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Old 04-09-2009, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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The Guernsey Literay and Potato Peel Pie Society.

It's a riot!
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Old 04-09-2009, 03:47 PM
 
Location: James Island, SC
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What is it with modern books? Can anyone define for me this that I can't quite put my finger on? Why books are not re-readable, I hate to say "disposable" because they both (John Grisham and Jodi Picoult) are superb writers?
I don't know, but I feel the same way.

I caught my dog chewing on a book one day and was like, "Books are precious! No eating boo- oh, it's just "Angels and Demons." Have at it."
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Old 04-09-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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I picked up ATLAS SHRUGGED by Ayn Rand. I read it many years ago and enjoyed it. I am just over 100 pages into it today and I think it is even more timely now than it was when it was written fifty years ago and thirty years ago when I read it the first time. The FOUNTAINHEAD may be next on my reread list.

GL2
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:10 PM
 
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STORi Telling by Tori Spelling...Not a difficult read by any stretch, lol, but a slightly entertaining look of how Tori Spelling grew up.
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Old 04-10-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I am reading The Brigade by Harold Covington
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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The Guernsey Literay and Potato Peel Pie Society.

It's a riot!

Read that book after I saw someone in this thread was reading it! I really enjoyed it.

Finished the last book I posted up about and just started a book called "The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright.
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Read that book after I saw someone in this thread was reading it! I really enjoyed it.

Finished the last book I posted up about and just started a book called "The Wednesday Letters" by Jason F. Wright.
My mom ( a semi-retired librarian ) gave it to me for my birthday because Juliet reminded her of me...how's that for a recommendation?

I am really enjoying it!
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:07 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I started The Color of Water last night, based on recommendations in this thread, and so far I'm really enjoying it. James McBride is a good writer and it's an interesting story.
I LOVED this book!!!!!! Enjoy. I have it on my list of books to read again!
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:33 PM
 
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Hey Mike, Fast Food Nation is on my "required" list (my imaginary list of books that I think are must-reads).

I just finished American Gods. I am not sure yet what I think of it. When I started, I was about to toss it...and then something caught my interest. The entire book was like that, parts were very good, and then other parts were total trash.

Anyway, I had picked up a cute youth book, thinking that maybe my son would like it, and the movie is coming out... Last night when I finished AG, I picked up this book and was very amused to see it is by the same author as AG! (the book is Coraline)

Fast Food Nation is quite good. After you read the book, watch the movie! It's got some good acting.
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