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Old 12-04-2014, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Gone Girl, which I almost tossed. About half way through and getting good. I'll have to see it to end now.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Hi Lisa,I had also been in a reading slump,choosing to play my PC games instead.I still didn't start English Trifle last night like I was going to!

I just reserved the first and third books in the Sweet Magnolia series by Sherryl Woods.They sound good,and I enjoy series set in a community with recurring characters.But I hate stories of cheating husbands,especially when he doesn't even grovel to get back in the good graces of his ex wife,so I am skipping book 2,lol!

Hope you have a wonderfully rewarding day at the library.
Yeah I wouldn't take him back I also like the books set in small communities where you get to know the characters. It's like going home when a new story comes out

I hope you enjoy the books. Let us know. It's always nice to find a new author we like






I had to apply for a new library card and my husband was waiting in the car. To be nice I didn't go crazy at the new library, lol.


Here are the books I picked up…let me know what you thought if you read them

NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Amazon.com: NOS4A2: A Novel (9780062200587): Joe Hill: Books


Two Sisters…which is a book club book for next month:
Two Sisters: A Novel: Mary Hogan: 9780062279934: Amazon.com: Books


Above by Isla Morley
http://www.amazon.com/Above-Isla-Mor...ve+isla+morley


And Deserves To Die by Lisa Jackson
Deserves To Die (Selena Alvarez/Regan Pescoli): Lisa Jackson: 9781420118520: Amazon.com: Books




Now I have to figure out how to use their online ordering catalog

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Old 12-04-2014, 12:28 PM
 
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I just finished The Art of Hearing Heartbeats - meh. It wasn't bad at all, but I found myself rushing through the last 100 pages just to be done. The beginning was intriguing though....

Not sure what I'll read next.
That seems to be a recurring theme for me lately. I'm not sure why. It happened with The Innocent Sleep and Americanah.

I'm still reading Remember Me When I'm Gone but the plot has taken some ridiculous turns. I have about 20% to go and will finish it. I'm hoping that my understanding of what's going on is wrong and that peoples' actions will make sense. Harrumph.
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Old 12-04-2014, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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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
I loved the one book of hers that I read. I should get some more

Hmm…scuppernong….now I will have to look that up, lol.


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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
Darn…I missed it and that is on my TR list
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Old 12-04-2014, 03:24 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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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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I had downloaded it last time it was free and agree very good book
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I downloaded it and also recommended it.
OK, I'll come in with a very different point of view.
I found the author/narrator so ... naive and immature that it was irritating through a lot of the book.

I'll be the first to admit that my opinions may be caused by cultural differences though.
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Old 12-04-2014, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm still reading Remember Me When I'm Gone but the plot has taken some ridiculous turns. I have about 20% to go and will finish it. I'm hoping that my understanding of what's going on is wrong and that peoples' actions will make sense. Harrumph.
Didn't I just tell you last night that that's where I just started skimming to wrap up the riddle?!? Hahaha! I should have just put you out of your misery and told you whose body was floating.
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Old 12-04-2014, 08:48 PM
 
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Didn't I just tell you last night that that's where I just started skimming to wrap up the riddle?!? Hahaha! I should have just put you out of your misery and told you whose body was floating.
Yes, and you were right! I just finished it and the ending was better than I thought it would be. I did like the setting and thought he captured S. Texas very well, but I still think it had some clunky and poorly thought out twists.
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Old 12-05-2014, 10:07 AM
 
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Finished Cruel Doubt by Joe McGinniss last night. I skimmed the last couple of chapters. It seems like all the true crime I've read is too long and needs a good editor.

I had hoped to have some DVDs to watch tonight but the library is taking their sweet time, so I'll start Alibi Man by Tami Hoag. Never read her, don't have a clue what kind of book it is.
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Old 12-05-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I was ready to bail on The Girls of Corona Del Mar anyway -- I was at about the 40% mark and was bored with it; I didn't care how it would end -- but I hesitated because I hadn't decided what I wanted to tackle next. And then this happened: my "liberry" called to tell me that the book that I'd had on hold, A Circle of Wives, was ready for me to pick up. So pick it up I did. It's a story that I'd typically steer clear of -- just not my cup of tea -- but it was written by Alice LaPlante, on whom I have a girl-crush. She's the one who wrote Turn of Mind, which I read recently and LOVED with my whole heart. I'll start it later or tomorrow... I'm just happy to have it in my grubby paws.
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Old 12-05-2014, 12:33 PM
 
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Went to my "liberry" at lunch and did 5 random grabs, 3 from the new books table and 2 from the shelves:

*****
Away by Amy Bloom

The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman

A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain by Adrianne Harun

Mermaids in Paradise by Lydia Millet

A Cry From the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks

*****


Even though A Man Came Out of a Door in the Mountain was a paperback on the shelf, apparently it just came out this year.

Dawn, I saw The Girls of Corona Del Mar but left it on the table.


"Nothing better than a stack of books to start the weekend," said the middle-aged homebody.
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