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Old 11-15-2014, 07:30 AM
 
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Ok well, back a few pages
Tiger Lilly I am so happy you are reading the good luck of right now. I adored it. I was really surprised it was not mentioned here so I kept mentioning it (like I was selling it or something ) because it was that good. It was truly effortless and kept me drawn in laughing and crying.

I enjoyed The Good House and also loved 1000 white women.
I too am amazed with how much reading people on here get done- Lilly lilly lilly I can relate~~
I did just finish Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (who was a new name for me). I did stick with it and thought parts of it were really something but parts of it I kind of glazed over. She tends to write smaller books (which is something I can tackle more easily).
I just started Family Album which someone on here raved about- also by Lively so I will see how that goes.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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I finished The Word Exchange It's solidly written, entertaining and thought-provoking.

I have a few things on the Kindle and some things on hold at the library, but I'm probably going to go over there later and wander around the shelves. Something to look forward to on a gray, chilly (for us) day.
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Old 11-15-2014, 08:44 AM
 
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How is your reading lamp?




I finished my Dean Koontz last night and he is a winner author for me. Up next…who knows? I need to go through my cabinet of books and make a decision.
I love Dean Koontz. Haven't read him in a while tho. Wish I had kept a list of the titles I've read because when I go back I bet I end up checking out a lot that I remember. Anybody have a good method for keeping track of what you've already read?

The reading lamp turned out to be great. I thought it was too dim, then discovered that the brightness is adjustable, and turned it up. I read an extra half hour last night that I would have otherwise been watching a stupid celeb gossip show while I waited for a Dateline true crime story to come on.
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Old 11-15-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Hmmmm. I finished The Innocent Sleep. What I thought was going to be a completely character-driven story ended up, in the last quarter or so, to be very plot-driven. And that would be fine, really, except that the plot was far-fetched and melodramatic. Also: it turns out that the author -- Karen Perry -- is a pseudonym for writing duo Paul Perry and Karen Gillece. I'm not sure why that ticks me off. It shouldn't. I'm more ticked off, though, that the book got... not what I wanted it to get.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:20 PM
 
Location: CO
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Ok well, back a few pages
Tiger Lilly I am so happy you are reading the good luck of right now. I adored it. I was really surprised it was not mentioned here so I kept mentioning it (like I was selling it or something ) because it was that good. It was truly effortless and kept me drawn in laughing and crying.

I enjoyed The Good House and also loved 1000 white women.
I too am amazed with how much reading people on here get done- Lilly lilly lilly I can relate~~
I did just finish Moon Tiger by Penelope Lively (who was a new name for me). I did stick with it and thought parts of it were really something but parts of it I kind of glazed over. She tends to write smaller books (which is something I can tackle more easily).
I just started Family Album which someone on here raved about- also by Lively so I will see how that goes.
That was me doing the raving, but Dawn shot me down.
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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That was me doing the raving, but Dawn shot me down.
Nooooo!! You even said that I should have *listened* to it, instead of *read* it. (I don't "do" audio books, though.) Do you have any idea how many books that I've loved and raved about and gushed over and recommended with my whole heart... and gotten "I couldn't finish it" or "I finished it but I hated it"? I know that you were just teasing me, though. Right? RIGHT???
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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Christian Historical Romance was my favorite genre for years,and some of those books were the best that I have yet read.
I loved learning history through those books,and especially enjoyed learning all about The Harvey Girls and the Fred Harvey hotels/restaurants, from the Desert Roses and Westward Chronicles trilogies by Tracie Peterson. I am amazed by the courage of those young women who left home/family to travel to a barely civilized western part of the U.S. to work in the Fred Harvey establishments.
Loved reading the secret tips of their training that enabled them to serve those traveling by train in 30 minutes and how the traveler's orders were telegraphed ahead.Fred Harvey was a genius!
I recently read Through The Deep Waters by Kim Vogel Sawyer. She has the main character working to become a Harvey Girl. I was fascinated by the whole thing. I'll have to check out Tracie Peterson's books too now. Thank you!!
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Old 11-15-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: CO
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nooooo!! You even said that i should have *listened* to it, instead of *read* it. (i don't "do" audio books, though.) do you have any idea how many books that i've loved and raved about and gushed over and recommended with my whole heart... And gotten "i couldn't finish it" or "i finished it but i hated it"? I know that you were just teasing me, though. Right? Right???
Oh yeah!
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Way up high
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I really need to start reading again. My ex loaded like 500 books onto my Ipad. I think I'll look over it today as it's snowing and a perfect cuddle up with some vino and a book day
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Old 11-15-2014, 02:33 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Wish I had kept a list of the titles I've read because when I go back I bet I end up checking out a lot that I remember. Anybody have a good method for keeping track of what you've already read?
I have a simple excel spreadsheet (title and author) of everything I've read since the early 90's
Also have one for "Kept and Own" for insurance purposes, with a lot more info than just the title and author.
And a yearly "Donated Books" spreadsheet.
And a wishlist spreadsheet, of course.

But I love excel spreadsheets
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