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Old 04-18-2014, 08:16 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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I am reading Alex & Me by Irene Pepperberg [about the famous African Grey parrot featured often on TV]
Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process: Irene Pepperberg: 9780061673986: Amazon.com: Books

and enjoying it very much.
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Old 04-18-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I loved The Maze Runner.

Since I have a busy weekend coming up I am starting an easy read tonight. The Chance by Robyn Carr…it's a guilty pleasure
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:33 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I just started "the husbands secret " today and Im not sure about it yet . I read some really favorable posts on here about it so I will post when I finish it .
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Old 04-18-2014, 05:52 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've always been a fan of Walter Mosley, so catching up on his books I haven't read yet. Also just finished Andrew Carnegie's biography from David Nasaw, and just checked out the autobiography from Harry Belafonte, who I've always found fascinating.
I don't usually like detective stories, but I do like Walter Moseley.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:18 PM
 
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I don't remember the name of it, but it's a biography on Kurt Cobain. I just started it.
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Old 04-20-2014, 06:12 PM
 
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I had heard the Orphan Train recommended and I know my sister mentioned that her book club read it and it was very good. So I reserved it at the library and just picked it up this week and began reading it. It's really very interesting historical fiction (and I seem to have been reading a bunch about this time period over the last few months so it is resonating.). I am enjoying it though really just still at the beginning...................I don't know why I guess I was curious to see the review so I looked it up on amazon, and lo and behold there must be like 20 books with this title. The one I am reading was published in 1979 (by James Magnussen and Dorothea Petrie). I mentioned this to my sister, and her book club read the much newer, more popular (now I know this one by Christina Baker Kline.
I just thought this was cute anecdote. It never ever occurred to me to think to verify the authors! So I hope to finish this one and I guess I will read the other one.
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Old 04-21-2014, 12:08 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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I had heard the Orphan Train recommended and I know my sister mentioned that her book club read it and it was very good. So I reserved it at the library and just picked it up this week and began reading it. It's really very interesting historical fiction (and I seem to have been reading a bunch about this time period over the last few months so it is resonating.). I am enjoying it though really just still at the beginning...................I don't know why I guess I was curious to see the review so I looked it up on amazon, and lo and behold there must be like 20 books with this title. The one I am reading was published in 1979 (by James Magnussen and Dorothea Petrie). I mentioned this to my sister, and her book club read the much newer, more popular (now I know this one by Christina Baker Kline.
I just thought this was cute anecdote. It never ever occurred to me to think to verify the authors! So I hope to finish this one and I guess I will read the other one.
That's cool,because now you can give us reviews on both books.
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Old 04-21-2014, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I finished the book I wasn't going to finish after all because it was so horribly sad it was like not being able to take your eyes off an accident. So then I turned to something infinitely more cheerful, like the dead coming back to life. The Returned by Jason Mott. The Returned: Jason Mott, Tom Stechschulte: 9781491518793: Amazon.com: Books

I am about halfway through and it is well written. I first read the sample, and then I bought the book but I noticed after I bought it, that he appears to have written it in segments, the way Hugh Howey wrote Wool, and that those segments (which may or may not have been edited or reshaped for the complete book) are free downloads.

It's an interesting premise and it is certainly not badly written.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If you liked Orphan Train and Kline's writing, check out Kindle's $1.99 daily deal. Another book (free) book is also offered.
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Old 04-21-2014, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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Japan at War: An Oral History
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