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Old 04-20-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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I started Rise the Euphrates based on some recommendations here. It's about 3 generations of women affected by the 1915 Armenian genocide. So far it's very good. It reminds me a bit of the Khalid Hosseini books, I guess because it's a very personal story told against a political backdrop.
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Old 04-20-2009, 10:10 PM
 
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I'm reading TULLY & WATER FOR ELEPHANTS.
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Old 04-21-2009, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Utah
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Marlow: I'll have to look that up, sounds like something I would be interested in.

Jess: We had a discussion on WFE about a year ago...look up the thread on it when you are done!

I am reading The Jungle. Not too far into it yet, don't know that I "like" it, but it IS interesting.

(and STILL listening to GWTW!!)
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Old 04-21-2009, 01:11 PM
 
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Hi Lola, I remember the discussion, but I had a lot going on and wasn't able to participate at the time. Did you read my post where I got all those books at the book sale? Woo Hoo, wish you could have gone with me!
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Utah
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I did! I should check into our libraries to see if we have some sales coming up...it is just a super-busy time right now for me. Not sure that I could even get to the library on a Sat!
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Old 04-22-2009, 02:04 PM
 
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I'm reading Fingerpainting on the Moon by Peter Levitt
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:16 AM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Read "Water For Elephants" this weekend. That has to be one of the best books I've read in a loooooong time. I couldn't put it down! Sara Gruen is such a great writer I had to go and buy her other two books.

I'm currently reading "The Shack", by Wm. Paul Young.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:43 PM
 
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Read "Water For Elephants" this weekend. That has to be one of the best books I've read in a loooooong time. I couldn't put it down! Sara Gruen is such a great writer I had to go and buy her other two books.

I'm currently reading "The Shack", by Wm. Paul Young.
Thanks, for some reason I was thinking Elephants was her first book. Please let us know how you like the other two. I read "The Shack", . Please let me know what you thought about it.

I'm going to look up Sara Gruens other books now.

I looked them up; she must really like horses.

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Old 04-23-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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Thanks, for some reason I was thinking Elephants was her first book. Please let us know how you like the other two. I read "The Shack", . Please let me know what you thought about it.

I'm going to look up Sara Gruens other books now.

I looked them up; she must really like horses.

LOL... I think she does! I heard she has another book in the works, something to do with apes.

I'm an animal lover and there were parts of Water... that were really hard for me to read.

I really, really, hope Hollywood doesn't screw it up by trying to make a movie of it.

And I've heard so many mixed reviews of The Shack that I thought I'd read it myself and form my own opinion. I'll let ya know what I think!
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:58 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I'm now reading "Portnoy's Complaint," by Roth. It's a bit unnerving, but really, really good.
I read "Portnoy's Complaint" years ago when I was quite young. I don't remember being unnerved by it and thought of rereading the other day when I was perusing the aisles at the bookstore. I started "The Plot Against America" an alternative version of history and what might have happened if Charles Lindbergh had been elected President. Unfortunately, I had too many books started at one time and haven't finished. Thanks for the reminder.
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