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Old 07-16-2014, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I just started Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch. I'm about 15% in. Sadly, big happenings the rest of the week and weekend (including the cooking and setup for a birthday party) so I won't have much time to read.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:48 AM
 
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I just started Summer House with Swimming Pool by Herman Koch. I'm about 15% in. Sadly, big happenings the rest of the week and weekend (including the cooking and setup for a birthday party) so I won't have much time to read.
I think I liked this one better than The Dinner. I had a hard time putting it down whenever I picked it up to read. Although I found most of the characters disagreeable and some I downright could not stand (i.e., Marc for one), I kept hoping for a good outcome to everything.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:50 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I think I liked this one better than The Dinner. I had a hard time putting it down whenever I picked it up to read. Although I found most of the characters disagreeable and some I downright could not stand (i.e., Marc for one), I kept hoping for a good outcome to everything.
I disliked Marc from the first page.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville
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The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Was too expensive on Amazon so I checked it out at the library.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:21 PM
 
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Has anyone read "The Heart Mender" by Andy Andrews? I read it recently in two nights, highly recommend it; true story beautifully told. Another winner for this talented writer.
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:16 PM
 
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The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Was too expensive on Amazon so I checked it out at the library.
That just cracked me up. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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That just cracked me up. Thanks for sharing!
Yeah,that was just too funny,LOL!
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:05 AM
 
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I disliked Marc from the first page.
Not surprisingly, me too!
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:08 AM
 
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The Everything Store, Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon

Was too expensive on Amazon so I checked it out at the library.
Not surprised it is expensive on Amazon considering it hasn't been out a year yet.
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Old 07-17-2014, 08:43 AM
 
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I finished 'Tis by Frank McCourt and enjoyed it as much as Angela's Ashes.

Started The Curious Ways of the Winships on the Kindle, but gave up at 50%. It's a spooky, supernatural story which was okay, but the author did way too much telling and not enough showing for me. It did make me want to go to the Olympic Peninsula though--preferably tomorrow to escape the infernal S. Texas heat.

Yesterday I started We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler and so far I love it. Not sure where it's going, but I think there's a chimp involved at some point. Anyway, it's witty and the narrator is appealing.
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