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Old 06-02-2009, 08:46 PM
 
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I was looking forward to reading the time travelers wife and could not find a copy anywhere .If anybody has read it please let me know if it is any good or not and if it is good then I will find a copy .
I read it and really liked it. Took me about 75-80 pages to really get into it though. I found a copy at Savers. I never see it in the regular stores.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Well, I finished "Life of Pi". Not a great book, but a good one and I'm glad I read it. If you start getting bogged down in it, just skip ahead and start reading at Part Two (Chapter 37).. It is a fascinating and believable story by a knowledgeable and intelligent writer.
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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"The Road" by Cormac McCartyh
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:59 PM
 
Location: Utah
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Fri Night Knitting Club was an easy, fluffy, read.

Hated The Time Traveller's Wife.

Really enjoyed The Road.

Thought I was going to like Life of Pi. I am apparently alone in preferring the first third of the book to the "adventure".

I've temporarily abandoned The Zanzibar Chest, and am re-reading (for the 20th? 30th? time) The Poisonwood Bible.
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:51 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Fri Night Knitting Club was an easy, fluffy, read.

Hated The Time Traveller's Wife.

Really enjoyed The Road.

Thought I was going to like Life of Pi. I am apparently alone in preferring the first third of the book to the "adventure".

I've temporarily abandoned The Zanzibar Chest, and am re-reading (for the 20th? 30th? time) The Poisonwood Bible.
If you rereading the Poisonwood Bible to the 20th or 30th time lol, I have to check it out.

I loved the Time Traveller's Wife - see so different are the tastes...
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:42 AM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I just finished the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson.
Brandon Sanderson: Mistborn

I got the books originally for my husband, but he was so into the story I had to check it out and was hooked. Unlike other fantasy books which always have a hero saving the world, this one takes place after the hero failed. The explanations for everything was well thought out and everything fit into place perfectly. I was sad to finish it
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Old 06-05-2009, 08:53 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I hated the guernsey potatoe peel society book . Have yet to find the time travelers wife yet though .
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Old 06-05-2009, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Grabbed at random and got a dreadful thing by Iain Banks called "The Business". Library is closed tomorrow, so I'm stuck with it for two days.
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Old 06-05-2009, 04:42 PM
 
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Just finished Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card - Sci Fi. Pretty good, not as good as the first couple books in the Ender series.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:53 AM
 
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"The Road" by Cormac McCartyh
My 14 year old son and I read this last night! The whole thing! We couldn't put it down. This is a remarkable story. We had just been through an ordeal as a family this past week (we had to suddenly evacuate and relocate due to a fire) and we thought we were going through a hard time... and so what a perfect time to read this book!

This book - The Road by Cormac McCarthy - should be read by every parent, and every child. It's also, to me, a book for people who care about the earth and who contemplate what we're currently doing to it. It's also, as we learned, the perfect book to read if you think you're going through a tough time with your own life. It sort of puts things into perspective for you, in a scary yet compassionate way.

I'm carrying the fire, are you?

(Cormac McCarthy also wrote No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, Blood Meridian...)
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