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Old 05-06-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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Just finished Brooklyn Story by Suzanne Corso and immediately followed with When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine by Monica Wood.

Also read The Walk by Lee Goldberg. Interesting premise but a head-scratcher of an ending.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Under the Milky Way
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I'm trying to finish Shaw's Man and Superman. It was pretty interesting for a while, but now that I'm getting towards the end, it's dragging. I'll try to stick it out, but the reading is getting a bit prolix for me.
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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After Theatergypsy listed The Winter of Our Discontent as one of the best books she ever read, I figured I should give it another shot. I've tried to read it before and bailed early on. It's a short book but it's going to be a slow read -- I'm super busy until middle of June -- but I've already gotten farther than I had on my other tries so it's lookin' good!
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Old 05-07-2014, 07:55 AM
 
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"Life"...Keith Richards
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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After Theatergypsy listed The Winter of Our Discontent as one of the best books she ever read, I figured I should give it another shot. I've tried to read it before and bailed early on. It's a short book but it's going to be a slow read -- I'm super busy until middle of June -- but I've already gotten farther than I had on my other tries so it's lookin' good!
Dawn, you should look beyond the recitation of seemingly-mundane events and...well, I think you'll know it when it comes. It's still one of my Top 5 and I re-read it every couple of years. I do believe it keeps me on the straight and narrow.

If you can't get through it, it's okay. I thought The Goldfinch was an overblown, contrived, improbable, public relations-driven waste of my time. Not everybody likes the same thing.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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Not everybody likes the same thing.
This is true but I know I have really opened my reading enjoyment from some of the recommendations here



I had to put aside Cold Sassy Tree to finish Lakota Woman which really dragged for me.

Now I am back to Cold Sassy Tree and I am really enjoying it
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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Dawn, you should look beyond the recitation of seemingly-mundane events and...well, I think you'll know it when it comes. It's still one of my Top 5 and I re-read it every couple of years. I do believe it keeps me on the straight and narrow.

If you can't get through it, it's okay. I thought The Goldfinch was an overblown, contrived, improbable, public relations-driven waste of my time. Not everybody likes the same thing.
I think that I read 50 or so pages of The Goldfinch before I called it a day and moved on.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:11 AM
 
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"Life"...Keith Richards
I liked that memoir.
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Old 05-07-2014, 09:16 AM
 
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I'm re-reading Harry Potter series. I'm on Order of the Phoenix now.
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Old 05-07-2014, 11:25 AM
 
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I starting Russell Brands Booky Wook 2, after been waiting a year to get it. 20 pages in, I add it to goodreads...and find out I already read it 2 years ago. lol. I gave it only 3 stars (which is pretty much the lowest I rate any book); so it's no wonder I didn't remember reading it.

Going to start A Wrinkle in Time soon. Not sure if I read it as a kid or not, but I'd see the book often and it's been standing out to me as something I need to read.
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