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Old 04-23-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Texas
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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 .
It is weird but I enjoyed it. It's a worthwhile read. It's weird in the way that an M. Night Shyamalan or Hitchcock movie can be weird.
It''s a good story and I really loved the character development and even the descriptions of the landscape.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Family Life by Akhil Sharma was pretty good. It's narrated by a young boy -- who aged quickly at the end -- and it "sounds" just like a boy telling a story, albeit a boy who has some interesting insights into life. The end, though, was very rushed and ended abruptly.

I downloaded a bunch of new books, some of them by Linn Ullmann, who I discovered... I don't know how... but a number of her books looked interesting. I'm going to read a shorty (just 146 pages) called Grace by her to get a feel of her writing.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:54 PM
 
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I just started Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead. I heard a review on NPR and have always been intrigued by the ballet world so I thought I'd give it a try.
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Old 04-23-2014, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I just started Astonish Me by Maggie Shipstead. I heard a review on NPR and have always been intrigued by the ballet world so I thought I'd give it a try.
I'm on the waiting list. I still haven't read seating Arrangements.
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Old 04-23-2014, 08:47 PM
 
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I'm on the waiting list. I still haven't read seating Arrangements.

I actually broke down and bought it. I wish I "knew" you, Tigerlily, so I could pass it along!
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Finally got around to reading The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang!

Read this horror story, and you'll need a couple extra Tylenol PM's to get to sleep for the next month or two!

Wish I had never read it!
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:05 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Finally got around to reading The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang!

Read this horror story, and you'll need a couple extra Tylenol PM's to get to sleep for the next month or two!

Wish I had never read it!

I just looked this up. Sounds really really really horrible Still, I don't know if I want to close my eyes or weep or read it... I put it on my wishlist on amazon. Maybe one day I'll give it a try.
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Old 04-24-2014, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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The difference between reading of the horrors, atrocities under Pol Pot, Stalin, Hitler, is these Japanese soldiers had to inject the element of sadistic fun into their tortures/killings. Nothing laughable about merely putting them into a gas chamber or merely killing them instantly.
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Old 04-24-2014, 10:16 AM
 
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I actually broke down and bought it. I wish I "knew" you, Tigerlily, so I could pass it along!
phonelady61 and I traded books by mail once. I'm just sayin'
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:32 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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yep we sure did and it was a good trade ...Im happy and so is she it is so easy by media mail and it does not really cost that much.
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