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Old 03-05-2014, 04:44 PM
 
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Just finishing up Divergent -Veronica Roth
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Old 03-05-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence by Daniel Goleman
Didn't he write the book about Emotional Intelligence?
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Didn't he write the book about Emotional Intelligence?
Yes, he did. By that name and others.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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I just finished "Empty Mansions," by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr. While reading the last half of this story about Huguette Clark I kept thinking of Abbie Hoffman's "Steal This Book," because of the irony. While Abbie was encouraging his readers to take a book his publishers hoped to make profits on, "Empty Mansions" is about the life of a woman that spent millions -- hundreds of millions, to protect her privacy. Having now finished the book I have a better idea of how she lived her life -- and why, and I feel sorry for the intrusion.

If there is an afterlife and she is watching, I hope she will forgive us for the peeping because it was truly a fascinating life.
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Old 03-06-2014, 05:38 AM
 
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Just finishing up Divergent -Veronica Roth

I enjoyed that book. Will you read the next two?

The movie is coming out this month.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm more than halfway through The Headmaster's Wife by Thomas Christopher Greene and truth-be-told I was ready to kill one of the characters. I'm not kidding. I was sickened by that character until WHAM everything changed.

Unless the author suddenly alters style and format this is going to be one of my favorite books. It's beautifully written. The descriptions of Vermont lead me to yearn for a road trip up through the northeast. The older I get the more I appreciate nature and it might be because I lived in the north until I was 5 and even though we were Air Force we lived off base most of the time back then. "Off base" is not graphic enough. We lived rurally and that's odd but it was also in the early 1950s before massive military housing existed. I clearly remember the delightful colors of the trees and my fear of the mountains. The author paints nature with a master's stroke.

Back to the book. It's very, very good. The writing is exceptional, the plot unusual and the characters, oh the characters, are multi-dimensional. In fact, they are almost too vivid if that is actually possible. Yeah, they are. The fact that I wanted to kill one of them is proof of that.

This is a very fine book.
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Old 03-06-2014, 08:57 AM
 
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I enjoyed that book. Will you read the next two?

The movie is coming out this month.
I think I am going to read the other books but I wanted to get this one out of the way before the movie came out. It appears interesting. After finishing Divergent I may take a break before reading the others. I'm a little tired of dystopian novels. Before this book I read the Wool, Shift and Dust books by Hugh Howey. Which were very good but I think I think I've overdosed on how terrible society will be in the future.
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Old 03-07-2014, 06:30 AM
 
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I think I am going to read the other books but I wanted to get this one out of the way before the movie came out. It appears interesting. After finishing Divergent I may take a break before reading the others. I'm a little tired of dystopian novels. Before this book I read the Wool, Shift and Dust books by Hugh Howey. Which were very good but I think I think I've overdosed on how terrible society will be in the future.
I know what you mean. There seem to be so many dystopian books out there. Mix in some humor



I am now reading Nowhere Safe by Nancy Bush. It's my normal kind of reading but the book is just so so.

I am having a lot of fun reading May the K-9 dog. It's just a simple and cute book. Sometimes I just want those
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Old 03-07-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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I go in streaks with my reading. Last year I was reading all the old classics that I had never read. Somehow this year I got into mystery for the first time in my life. Right now I'm reading James Patterson's Alex Cross series. They are excellent...makes me glad I live in a small town though! Also makes me appreciate the police, FBI, etc.
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Old 03-07-2014, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I finished The Headmaster's Wife. Hmmm. I really liked it at the beginning but then it got kind of weird for me. I still liked it but... weird. I have two other books by the same author, which I'll read... eventually. The list -- oh my, the "to read" list -- is long.

I'm going to start Winter Wheat (hi, Marlow! *waves frantically*) at some point this weekend, I think. I hope.
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