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Old 06-09-2009, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I'm reading, of all things, Peyton Place!
I sneaked that out of my mother's bookcase and read it as a teenager nearly forty five years ago. I could never figure out what the big brouhaha was about, though, because I didn't read anything there that wasn't happening in my own neighborhood at the time!
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Old 06-09-2009, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Stephen King - The dead zone
That's a good one. I just started a reread (third? fourth?) of The Talisman, after which I plan to reread Black House. From there I'll probably read a few Peter Straub books. He's also (like King) got a couple of characters that show up in several books.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Nothing 'heavy' or enlightening this time around - just started rereading the Harry Potter series.

Finally finished the Harry Potter series yesterday afternoon. One would think that after reading the entire series four or five times, the last book might not have the same emotional impact as with the first reading. WRONG! I spent the last few hours reading the final chapters through tears once again.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Land of 10000 Lakes +
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ah! Poisonwood bible is a strong favorite!

Good book!!
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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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.
It's been at the stores in the airport for years. Just saw it there again yesterday. I'm sure you can get it used (or new) through Amazon.
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Old 06-09-2009, 10:07 AM
 
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I hated the guernsey potatoe peel society book . Have yet to find the time travelers wife yet though .
I tried both - couldn't get into them, especially Guernsey.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Just started Sarah's Key. I forgot the author's name.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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It's been at the stores in the airport for years. Just saw it there again yesterday. I'm sure you can get it used (or new) through Amazon.
The Poisonwood Bible is my favorite book. About a month ago I recommended it to someone who hated it. And she had to update me everyday on how much she was hating it. I finally told her, "Not everyone gets it."
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:10 PM
 
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I tried both - couldn't get into them, especially Guernsey.

I stuck with Guernsey. It was a pleasant enough read; although, I predicted the ending about halfway through. Bringing Remy to the island was unnecessary.
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Old 06-09-2009, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Just west of the Missouri River
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The Poisonwood Bible is my favorite book. About a month ago I recommended it to someone who hated it. And she had to update me everyday on how much she was hating it. I finally told her, "Not everyone gets it."
Poisonwood Bible is certainly one of my favorites.--Your post reminded me of the time I had just finished reading "Crime and Punishment" and gave it to a friend to read. She gave it back to me after a few weeks saying that she had tried several times to read it and then just said "Why"? and gave up.

The book she gave me in exchange was something by Mary Higgins Clark--I couldn't read it either . Different strokes---
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