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Old 12-01-2014, 03:50 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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Have owned my Kindle for more than a year, and I finally bought something, instead of a freebie.
My birthday present to myself

All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness
(A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life)

I read the 1st two when they came out, but I'm re-reading.

Wheee.
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I "finished" Remember Me Like This. I wrote "finished" in quotes because I skimmed the last 15% of the book.
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Old 12-01-2014, 08:14 PM
 
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I just started The World's Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne and am loving it!! Also, you can get The Son by Philipp Meyer on Kindle for $1.99 today. I really enjoyed it, too!
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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SIGH........"Serial Murderers and Their Victims" by Eric W. Hickey. It fell off the shelf, been waiting to be go back on it, and was sitting out cover up as I was getting dressed. I decided to bring it in with me to work tonight to do a quick re-read of it.
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Old 12-02-2014, 08:45 AM
 
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Reading The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (author of Cloud Atlas).

So far, enjoying it. It does seem to be another book in which there are seemingly separate stories of separate people in different time periods, and we later find out how they are all connected, and the connection is something "supernatural." I wonder if all his books have this theme?

What I'm especially enjoying is that the two main characters I've been introduced to so far are the same age as me. The girl is 15 in 1984 and is dealing with frustrating parents, friends, boyfriends. The guy is 21 in 1991 and in his final year of college. The cultural references they make ring true with me, even though both characters are in the UK, and I'm in the US. But I totally relate to being a teen and college student when the songs they mention were out, or the news stories they mention were happening in the world.

I may have to try Mitchell's other books. HAs anyone else read them? Do they all have this theme I mentioned?
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Old 12-02-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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I picked up All the Light We Cannot See and put it back down. Just not the book for me right now. Then I started Remember Me Like This. So far it's dark and sad, which are moods I usually try to avoid, but I'm going to keep going for now.
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Old 12-02-2014, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'm reading A Redbird Christmas by Fannie Flagg (author of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café).

Flagg has a wonderful sense of humor and I laugh out loud from time to time reading her work. I'm realizing that her writing reminds me a lot of Maeve Binchy's (RIP) books. Both authors are humorous but they also catch the human condition and are able to get to the heart of the situation using both humor with a touch of angst. Things always work out. I like that. It's a nice change from what I usually read.

Anyone know what a scuppernong is? That's a tidbit you will learn if you read this book. heeheehee

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Old 12-02-2014, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Texas
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This book is a free kindle download today-12/2- from amazon.com. It is a very good book and I heartily recommend it.

Amazon.com: Sidonia's Thread: The Secrets of a Mother and Daughter Sewing a New Life in America eBook: Hanna Perlstein Marcus: Kindle Store
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Old 12-02-2014, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I've had a bunch of false starts: The Paying Guests, Go Ask Alice (re-read from childhood anyway), The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace, and The Days of Abandonment. Woof! Four tries in a day and a half. That's a personal best (or worst). They might all be great books but they're not for me, at least not at this time, for whatever reason. I suck!

I'm going to try The Girls from Corona Del Mar next. I'm telling you this before I start so that I can try to be accountable, try to stay the course. Good luck to me!
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Old 12-02-2014, 05:45 PM
 
Location: "Daytonnati"
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Reading "Getting Things Done" and "Peopleware" (sort of business/self-help books), and the "Cloudspotters Handbook"

Just finished "Thank You, Anarchy" and "Occupy Wall Street Explained".

Dipping into "Cool Tools" (sort of like a new version of the good old Whole Earth Cataloque) on and off....
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