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Old 04-29-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Not tied down... maybe later! *rawr*
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I'm starting "We Bought A Zoo: The Amazing true story of a young family, a broken down zoo, and the 200 wild animals that change their lives forever", by Benjamin Lee
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:02 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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I'm about 2/3s through Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Just finished Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak and was in the mood for some more of the Russians.

I don't know if Anna Karenina was ever movie-ized, but I think that Dr. Z. was a much better book than movie. But then that is always the case.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:35 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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I'm about 2/3s through Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. Just finished Dr. Zhivago by Boris Pasternak and was in the mood for some more of the Russians.

I don't know if Anna Karenina was ever movie-ized, but I think that Dr. Z. was a much better book than movie. But then that is always the case.
Yes, Anna Karenina was made into a movie in the 90s starring Sophie Marceaux (?) and Sean Bean. Quite an adaption. I've never read the book but the movie was quite good.
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:57 AM
 
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I'm reading "If Today Be Sweet" by Thrity Umrigar.

It's about an older Indian woman from Bombay who has to choose to live the last years of her life either living with her son, his wife, and her grandchildren in Cleveland, OH or return to the life and friends she has in Bombay.

I LOVED her earlier novel "The Space Between Us" so I think I'll like this one, too.
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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The Well and the Mine by Gin Phillips
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:21 AM
 
Location: I will be escaping Suck City and landing in Tampa in December
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Finished reading "Orlando" by Virginia Woolf. Did she have "Literary Genius" stamped on her forehead?

Am going to start reading "Roxanna" by Daniel Defoe. I want to read everything I can by him this summer.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:23 AM
 
Location: UK
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Just finished reading "Twilight" and really enjoyed. Looking forward to the next.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:20 PM
 
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Done with "A Clockwork Orange." I'm now just picking up "To The Lighthouse," by Virginia Woolf.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Greater Greenville, SC
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Just finished reading "One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd" by Jim Fergus. What a wonderful historical novel. It almost seemed like non-fiction!
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: NC
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I recently purchased several Chicken Soup for the Soul books. I plan to read those as I've gained back some time and my schedule is starting to ease up for the next month.

I also want to re-read the E. Lynn Harris series. I can go through one of his books in two days if I don't have any interruptions.
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