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Old 04-22-2014, 04:06 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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I really enjoyed Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Discovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence--and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene Pepperberg.The personality of this African Grey parrot is amazing and hilarious.I love the author's accounts of how Alex asserted himself when he didn't want to do the tests and the words he came up with himself, but it also made me feel that African Grey parrots are far too intelligent to be forced into being a 'lab-rat',even when they let it be known that they do not want to participate. So the book ended up making me very sad and feeling sorry for Alex.

Now I am starting a sci-fi book~ Timeline by Michael Crichton.

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Old 04-22-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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As much as I was enjoying A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, I made a mistake. I started it when I knew that, after only two days of reading, I'd have no time for it for a week. Then, when I went back to it, I felt lost. I tried skimming the beginning to reconnect with it, but I still felt lost. I tried really reading it from the beginning again, but felt bored because I'd already read it (even though I didn't remember much of it). So... I'll save it for another time.

I'm going to try Family Life by Akhil Sharma next.
Good to know about A Constellation of Vital Phenomena. I put myself on the library hold list and am next to get it. I will be going out of town for a week the end of next week so either I better read it all before if I get it or don't start it until I get back.

I've very slowly been reading One Came Home by Amy Timberlake. Life has just been so busy. I sure don't feel like it should be taking me this long to read it though. It's only 245 pages. It is an interesting read and I'm enjoying it.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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The last book by Maeve Binchey was released today. Chestnut Street.
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I didn't know what to make of the Maze Runner. It's a little like The Hunger Games, a little like Delirium. Sometimes I think some authors don't have enough fantasy to think something up on their own... But I liked it nevertheless. It'll be out as a movie soon, too.

Let me know if you liked it.

Diana
There are a lot of Dystopian books out now.

I enjoyed Maze Runner and I had no idea it will be a movie. I'm not sure about any of them as movies. Hunger Games was OK and I'm waiting for Divergent to come out on DVD.



I'm just starting Mockingbird by Kathryn Erksine.
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:26 PM
 
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I finished The Art Forger. It was better than I was expecting. In spite of the undeveloped writing style, the story was interesting enough to keep me turning the pages.

Now to take a look at my TBR list and see what is next!
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:30 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I am picking up the headmasters wife this week and hope it is as good as a neighbor told me it is ...But I first saw it on here ....Has anyone read it on here yet ?
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I am picking up the headmasters wife this week and hope it is as good as a neighbor told me it is ...But I first saw it on here ....Has anyone read it on here yet ?
Yup, I read it. Here's what I said about it:

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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.
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Yup, I read it. Here's what I said about it:
Oh my gosh I wish you had not typed weird LOL ....sniff sniff ...okay weird really weird or just mildly weird ? LOL .
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Old 04-22-2014, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Just finished Ian McEwan's "Sweet Tooth", which was , overall, good. But it still didn't make me a McEwan fan, he comes up a little short in the category of pure joy of reading, although I like that his books are cerebral. I was not fond of the ending, which is not to say I didn't like how it ended. I won't spoil it with any more than that.

Now ready to start Max Barry's "Machine Man".
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Old 04-22-2014, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Oh my gosh I wish you had not typed weird LOL ....sniff sniff ...okay weird really weird or just mildly weird ? LOL .
I don't really remember -- I rarely remember details of a book -- but it was just... weird at the end. The fact that I actually finished it, though, means that it wasn't REALLY weird. I hope that helps.
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