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Old 06-05-2014, 07:40 PM
 
Location: In the Redwoods
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Currently reading (mostly listening via audiobook) I'm a Stranger Here Myself by Bill Bryson, another of my book club selections. It has some good stuff, but is a bit outdated now - didn't realize how old it was when I picked it - and certain chapters don't particularly appeal/apply to me.

Not sure when I last responded to this thread, so I'll add that I recently read The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty and really enjoyed it! Have I also mentioned that I loved Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock (Matthew Quick) and The Snow Child (Eowyn Ivey)? If so, I apologize for the repeats.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I just started Me Before You by Jojo Moyes'. So far it is OK. It is a highly rated YA book. We'll see.
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Old 06-06-2014, 11:32 AM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I'm trying to decide. I started Sister Carrie, but I'm not sure I'm not sure I'm in the mood for a "the great American novel", I'm leaning more towards something light and easy. A good science fiction or fantasy.....

Solar was EXCELLENT and I love the writer and will definitely read the rest of his books. I usually don't do well when all characters are unlikable, but this worked. I loved that I had to look up tons of words (thank you kindle), but it wasn't like he was sitting there getting use out his thesaurus, they were appropriate in content and the cadence of the sentence.
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Old 06-07-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Canada
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I started The Age of Miracles which someone here mentioned - thanks to you, whoever you are. I have not read much in it, but it seems to be a good book.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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I started The Age of Miracles which someone here mentioned - thanks to you, whoever you are. I have not read much in it, but it seems to be a good book.

We read this for my book club and I really enjoyed it. It was one of those books that I never would have chosen on my own as it isn't "my genre", but I'm so glad that someone chose it for me. Thought provoking, for sure.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:36 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I started The Age of Miracles which someone here mentioned - thanks to you, whoever you are. I have not read much in it, but it seems to be a good book.
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We read this for my book club and I really enjoyed it. It was one of those books that I never would have chosen on my own as it isn't "my genre", but I'm so glad that someone chose it for me. Thought provoking, for sure.
I noticed it when it first came out and my first thought -- and every thought about it thereafter -- was "not for me." But I got it based on the two of YOU liking it. I don't know when I'll read it, but I have it "in stock" now.
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Old 06-07-2014, 12:08 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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'An Officer and a Spy' by Robert Harris - based around the Dreyfus affair. For anyone interested in well researched and compelling 'historical' novels - I'd also recommend Imperium, Pompeii, Fatherland by the same author.
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Middle of the valley
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I settled on Heinlein's Starship Troopers. It's a perfect read for me right now.
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Old 06-07-2014, 02:01 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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I settled on Heinlein's Starship Troopers. It's a perfect read for me right now.
Just finished re-reading Podkaye of Mars

With the original ending.
Cried again.
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Old 06-07-2014, 03:14 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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I settled on Heinlein's Starship Troopers. It's a perfect read for me right now.

Yes! The movies were interesting, caught the attitude of the book, but they skimped on the combat suits. The Edge of Tomorrow - the Tom Cruise vehicle - looks like they spent the money on the suits & the other SFX, as well as the talent.

Only time will tell how they did with this latest effort.
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