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Old 10-02-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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I started The Goldfinch and was plugging along until Theo got to Vegas. Then I started skipping around, and going back, and now I've abandoned it . I'm sure I'll go back to it, but I'm not quite sure what I think of it. I can see why there is that "is it art or not" controversy.
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Old 10-02-2014, 01:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Started The Belial Stone by R.D. Brady
First time using the "14 day lending" from a friend on the Kindle.

So far, I'm glad I borrowed and didn't pay, LOL
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:30 PM
 
Location: So Ca
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I started The Goldfinch and was plugging along until Theo got to Vegas. Then I started skipping around, and going back, and now I've abandoned it .
One of the best books I've ever read. The Las Vegas part is very discouraging to read, though, since you want to yank the protagonist away from that situation. Another thread on the book here: https://www.city-data.com/forum/books...nna-tartt.html
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Old 10-02-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Started The Belial Stone by R.D. Brady
First time using the "14 day lending" from a friend on the Kindle.

So far, I'm glad I borrowed and didn't pay, LOL
Oh no I took The Belial Stone as a Kindle Freebie, because I love archaeological thrillers! I was hoping it was a good one.
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Old 10-03-2014, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I started The Goldfinch and was plugging along until Theo got to Vegas. Then I started skipping around, and going back, and now I've abandoned it . I'm sure I'll go back to it, but I'm not quite sure what I think of it. I can see why there is that "is it art or not" controversy.
I totally hated that book!!! Do not need pages and pages and pages of writing to describe one event.

I did want to see how it all ended so I finished but admit it was in fast forward mode
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I think I read one Oprah book and it wasn't because it was Oprah approved, lol. Oh yes, it was The Invention Of Wings. I liked it. I also just checked and I do have a few more of her books on my TR list. I do like some of the bestsellers but not all

Ahh..book clubs. I always thought it might be fun as a social get together but I really don't want to discuss a book in "great" detail. I did look up a book group in the new area we are moving to for the winter. Their book list isn't too bad and I have read some. Here is their list:
Oct "All Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion"
Nov. "The Orphan Train" Christina Baker Kline
December "Sycamore Row" John Grisham
January "Two Sisters: A Novel" by Mary Hogan
February "The Postmistress: A Novel" by S. Blake
March "The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green


I'm not sure who decides on the books but at least it is a voluntary book meeting.





I have been struggling with The Last Child by John Hart. It's another one that got very good reviews and I am sticking it our, so far. It is very slow moving for me.

Last night I read the first few chapters of Unbroken. I think it will be a book that I like.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:21 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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I'm reading "'Tis" -- Frank McCourt. I loved "Angela's Ashes", particularly after visiting Ireland, and this is a continuation of his family's story.
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I'm reading "'Tis" -- Frank McCourt. I loved "Angela's Ashes", particularly after visiting Ireland, and this is a continuation of his family's story.
Read both years ago and enjoyed both
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Maine
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One Plus One by JoJo Moyes, great read.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:07 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Oh no I took The Belial Stone as a Kindle Freebie, because I love archaeological thrillers! I was hoping it was a good one.
Oh, I'll shut up then, you may like it

(I'll admit, I liked the secondary characters better than the main ones. So I read the 2nd Belial book about Henry!)
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