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Old 10-27-2014, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Don't be too impressed, my dear. I'm usually a very slow reader and getting through Americanah in a week was a feat for me. But last night after hopping around in The Innocent Sleep I really did skim about 100 pages in 15 minutes. I was restless and just wanted to figure out the facts and be done with it.
"... be done with it" -- a glowing review.
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Old 10-27-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: East Side
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Therese Raquin by Emile Zola too dark and violent for me and also The Paradise by Emile Zola which is much nicer and The Girl who kicked the hornets nest. and Helsinki Noir and Belfast Noir form Akashic Books assorted authors.
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Old 10-27-2014, 07:52 PM
 
Location: State of Grace
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Just the Bible this week. There are too many passages that have been drifting in and out of my consciousness lately, and being legally blind, I don't read Scripture as often as a I used to, so I'm diving deep back into the well to discover what awaits me there, and the reason why I'm being summoned (although I can guess). Some of you will know what I mean by this, and others, I know, won't. But there you have it. I'm reading the Bible this week, with my focus on the four gospels and the book of Revelation.


Mahrie.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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I still have this one on my list to read (along with Americanah... LOL!) and, sometime in 2018, I'll let you know what I thought of them.
Don't feel alone there, Dawn. I was reading the titles languishing on my Kindle last night, thinking: "Oh, I want to read this one!" then, "Oh, this one, too." It went on, and on, and on.... there are 577 titles in there and I read about a book every ten days -- and that doesn't include the titles I have on hold and the wish list at the library download site. Something tells me I will add more in the next 15 years.

Hope my eyesight holds out!

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"... be done with it" -- a glowing review.
Sounds like "The Innocent Sleep" is a sleeper.

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Therese Raquin by Emile Zola too dark and violent for me.
Eeeuuw. I have this on reserve for my audio download. Maybe not a good idea.

Meanwhile, I am loving BOTH my book on audio "The Devil You Know" by Mike Carey and on the Kindle "Phantom Evil" by Heather Graham. It's sort of weird that I like them because neither had developed their characters to any great extent, and normally I have to know the characters to want to follow their actions. I guess this means the stories are plot-driven. So far, I'm in for the ride.
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Old 10-27-2014, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Calgary, Canada
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Started Gone Girl on my Kobo lastnight
only a few chapters in so its about the characters meeting and such nothing too exciting yet
but im sure there will be!
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:19 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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I've been watching lots of horror movies,so slacking off on reading,but I did just finish a nice creepy YA Ghost Story/Mystery that was quite good.The Ghost of Graylock by Dan Poblocki and now I'm reading a cozy mystery that seems very good,as well ~Lemon Tart (A Culinary Mystery #1)by Josi S. Kilpack
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Old 10-28-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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Caliban's War - James Corey, 2012. SF, the 2nd in series - good action, interesting premise. I'm putting holds on the rest of the series. Covers a lot of ground - 3-way politics in future solar system, Earth, Mars, Belters. Military, gov. machinations, worked-out structure to economics, food production in outer solar system. An excellent read.
& my e-mail says I have arrived holds - the two books I was missing. Excellent news! Take that, bobble-headed bleached blonde! (from Dirty Laundry)
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Old 10-28-2014, 11:19 AM
 
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I started Still Life by Louise Penny last night. Appears to be a light, easy read.
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:01 PM
 
Location: CO
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I started Still Life by Louise Penny last night. Appears to be a light, easy read.
I think that's the first of the Three Pines mysteries, the characters really develop as the series goes on. Interestingly, I've just discovered that a made-for-TV movie of Still Life was produced in 2013. From the reviews on IMDB, most people are disappointed. Just glancing at the actors' photos my thought is "that's not how I pictured them!"
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Old 10-28-2014, 12:53 PM
 
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I like to have more than one book going at one time, so I can "change channels." I have a great fiction/non-fiction combo happening right now.

I had started Barbara Tuchman's A Distant Mirror, a non-fiction history book on 14th century Europe, and at the same time read Ken Follett's World Without End, a fiction book also taking place in the 14th century. Both are nice thick hefty books, but I finished the Follett first, and since I liked reading fiction and non-fiction about the same historical periods and events, I needed another fiction book on the 14th century and quick. On a whim I started Eifelheim by Michael Flynn, a story of extraterrestrials visiting a small German town in the 14th century. Fantasy/sci-fi is not my usual genre, but I had been told it was a well-written book with lots of accurate historical detail woven in. So far, it's pairing up great with the Tuchman book! And yes, the details about late-medieval life are there, which is what I like. And I don't even mind the aliens
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