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Old 05-12-2015, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished "Inside the O'Briens" and have started Crossing the Borders of Time: A True Story of War, Exile and Love Reclaimed" by Leslie Maitland. With 5% under my belt I like it so far.

http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-Borde...ng+the+borders

This does not fall into any of my usual genres. I don't care for stories of romance. It was a free kindle download in April and something about the synopsis on amazon called to me. Time will tell.
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Old 05-12-2015, 08:55 PM
 
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I received a text from my college daughter who is taking a semester off school for an internship 8 hours away. She was asking for a book recommendation for something "romantic, meaningful and classic that I'll appreciate reading. Can you please just have amazon mail it to me?" (no car, no library, more elective reading time than she has had since she was in kindergarten).

I picked Marjorie Morningstar and these are the texts that I have received since she started it:

"I love Marjorie. I wish I was as determined as she is"
"M is making me laugh"
"Why can't my life be as romantic and chaotic as hers? Obviously I don't want my uncle to die but all that other stuff"

This book loving momma can't think of anything that might be better than this! My heart is pretty darn full!
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:00 AM
 
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I picked Marjorie Morningstar and these are the texts that I have received since she started it:
said Pinetreelover.

I had forgotten about that book- but I do remember when I read it all those years ago that I would agree with your daughter. Sometimes these books are popular for a good reason. Now I have too much on my reading list already but you have prompted me to think I should look for more by Wouk.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:12 AM
 
Location: In my own personal Twilight zone
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Started "The Wolves of London" on my kindle. Let's wait and see. So far not very spectacular...
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I received a text from my college daughter who is taking a semester off school for an internship 8 hours away. She was asking for a book recommendation for something "romantic, meaningful and classic that I'll appreciate reading. Can you please just have amazon mail it to me?" (no car, no library, more elective reading time than she has had since she was in kindergarten).

I picked Marjorie Morningstar and these are the texts that I have received since she started it:

"I love Marjorie. I wish I was as determined as she is"
"M is making me laugh"
"Why can't my life be as romantic and chaotic as hers? Obviously I don't want my uncle to die but all that other stuff"

This book loving momma can't think of anything that might be better than this! My heart is pretty darn full!
Aww sweet
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:56 AM
 
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Started "The Wolves of London" on my kindle. Let's wait and see. So far not very spectacular...
I read Wolves of London on my Kindle and though it's not really the type of book I'm interested in I found it quite enjoyable. I hope you enjoy it!
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Old 05-13-2015, 10:50 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Just finished The Stranger by Harlan Coben. Not the best writing in the world, but intriguing story and it was refreshing that I actually wasn't able to figure out the ending, for once.

I think I will read The Orphans of Race Point next.
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:33 PM
 
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Just finished The Stranger by Harlan Coben. Not the best writing in the world, but intriguing story and it was refreshing that I actually wasn't able to figure out the ending, for once.

I think I will read The Orphans of Race Point next.
I just started The Stranger. Glad to hear that you found it intriguing.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:46 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Almost finished with~ book #4 of the 16-book series.Loving these fun[cozy mystery] reads! :]


Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind (1999)
Miss Julia Takes Over (2001)
Miss Julia Throws a Wedding (2002)
Miss Julia Hits the Road (2003)
Miss Julia Meets Her Match (2004)
Miss Julia's School of Beauty (2005)
Miss Julia Stands Her Ground (2006)
Miss Julia Strikes Back (2007)
Miss Julia Paints the Town (2008)
Miss Julia Delivers the Goods (April 2009)
Miss Julia Renews Her Vows (2010)
Miss Julia Rocks the Cradle (2011)
Miss Julia to the Rescue (2012)
Miss Julia Stirs Up Trouble (2013)
Miss Julia's Marvelous Makeover (2014)
Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day (2014)
Miss Julia Lays Down the Law (2015)
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Old 05-14-2015, 05:35 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Almost finished with~ book #4 of the 16-book series.Loving these fun[cozy mystery] reads! :]


You have a long way to go which is a good thing when you find something good to read Is Julia "growing"?




I just started another buddy read. The Bone Collector by Jeffrey Deaver.
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