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Old 06-17-2014, 01:36 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Just finished To Kill a Warlock ... laughed.
And finished Reaching Rocky Mountain Jim: A Novel Based on the True Life Stories of James Nugent and Isabella Bird ... laughed and cried.

Both Kindle freebies.
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Old 06-17-2014, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Placentia, OC
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Vol 3 of the Wimpy Kid Diaries

p.s. im 37
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The library had the Kindle version books 2 and 3 of the Call the Midwife trilogy available, but I got tired of waiting for volume 1, so I sucked it up and got a (GASP!) paper copy. I'll start on it tonight.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Just finished To Kill a Warlock ... laughed.
And finished Reaching Rocky Mountain Jim: A Novel Based on the True Life Stories of James Nugent and Isabella Bird ... laughed and cried.


Both Kindle freebies.
I just ordered To Kill a Warlock.


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Vol 3 of the Wimpy Kid Diaries

p.s. im 37
No problem there. I read a lot of YA and some children's books.


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The library had the Kindle version books 2 and 3 of the Call the Midwife trilogy available, but I got tired of waiting for volume 1, so I sucked it up and got a (GASP!) paper copy. I'll start on it tonight.
I need to get that one.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: San Francisco, CA
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I'm reading Outwitting Trolls: A Brady Coyne Novel, by William Tapply. Apparently it will be the last of the highly enjoyable Brady Coyne series of books as Mr. Tapply passed away in 2009.
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Old 06-17-2014, 04:52 PM
 
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I am waiting on Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber. Author Neil Gaiman is conducting an online "book club" through the Wall Street Journal and I thought I'd check it out.
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Old 06-17-2014, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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The library had the Kindle version books 2 and 3 of the Call the Midwife trilogy available, but I got tired of waiting for volume 1, so I sucked it up and got a (GASP!) paper copy. I'll start on it tonight.
Update:

In the first chapter (after the Introduction), I thought I wouldn't be able to read the book. I'm squeamish and there was some stuff that was written that made me feel a bit queasy. But I kept going, hoping that the nausea would pass. It did. The book tells such an interesting story -- well, not a story; it's non-fiction (memoir) -- and it hasn't been as graphic as the first chapter was. (Note: These things will likely not be graphic to a "normal" person -- I'm ridiculously sensitive and squeamish. The thought -- just the thought! -- of a simple thing like a blood test leaves me light-headed.)

I'm already a third of the way through and I'm only disappointed that the rest of the week and weekend are going to be busy, so reading time will be scarce.

Thanks, Ketabcha, for encouraging me to read it. I'm already looking forward to books 2 and 3, but I doubt that I'll read the three in succession -- I think I'll want a break between them, to read something else. Maybe.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:33 AM
 
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Update:

In the first chapter (after the Introduction), I thought I wouldn't be able to read the book. I'm squeamish and there was some stuff that was written that made me feel a bit queasy. But I kept going, hoping that the nausea would pass. It did. The book tells such an interesting story -- well, not a story; it's non-fiction (memoir) -- and it hasn't been as graphic as the first chapter was. (Note: These things will likely not be graphic to a "normal" person -- I'm ridiculously sensitive and squeamish. The thought -- just the thought! -- of a simple thing like a blood test leaves me light-headed.)

I'm already a third of the way through and I'm only disappointed that the rest of the week and weekend are going to be busy, so reading time will be scarce.

Thanks, Ketabcha, for encouraging me to read it. I'm already looking forward to books 2 and 3, but I doubt that I'll read the three in succession -- I think I'll want a break between them, to read something else. Maybe.
My only recommendation is don't start watching the series while you are reading. I tried to read while watching. Mistake (at least for me). I'm going to give a shot to reading again soon though. I love the series and I loved the book as I was reading it. It's just some small things are different between the two.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Last night I got 20 pages into Stanislaw Lem's "Solaris", the Sci-fi classic that was made into a great Russian movie and a marginally tolerable American one. I'm not a sci-fi buff, but so far, I'm pleasantly surprised -- for 1960's futuristic Sci-fi, it is not at all laughably outdated. The author has complained that there is no good English translation of his book, but he didn't write in English, so what does he know? I think he was referring to fidelity to the story line.

It might be hard to find, but my college library has a treasure trove of old Sci-fi, probably donated over the years. "Solaris" might be worth looking for, even if you're not into Sci-fi.
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Old 06-18-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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My only recommendation is don't start watching the series while you are reading. I tried to read while watching. Mistake (at least for me). I'm going to give a shot to reading again soon though. I love the series and I loved the book as I was reading it. It's just some small things are different between the two.
It never even occurred to me. I'm not a big TV watcher at all. In fact, I just started watching Breaking Bad, at the request (okay, insistence!) of my boyfriend... and I'm only doing *that* because he starts an episode and says, "Ready????" I'm liking it a lot, but I don't gravitate to the TV like most people. (Oh, we're also watching Fargo -- the TV series, not the movie -- and that's totally enjoyable too.) But since he'd *never* watch Call the Midwife, I'll never watch it either. I'm sticking to the books and only the books.
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