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Old 05-19-2015, 01:03 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I am almost finished with Left Neglected by Lisa Genova and I really like it. It's about a woman who is in an accident and she has a bizarre medical condition called left neglect where nothing on her left side exists to her.(left side of her body, left side of a room, or left side of a book) I love reading Lisa Genova's books to learn more about different medical conditions. They are sad but I believe they give us insight to some medical conditions and how it is to live with them. I find the mind and medical fascinating.
She is one of my favorite authors. I finished Inside the O'Briens recently. It deals with Huntington's disease. Genova amazes me with the way she can tell the reader about medical issues in a manner that I can understand. I think you would like this one, too, Lisa.
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Old 05-19-2015, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Cochise County, AZ
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Finished up Game of Thrones and will start on Clash of Kings tonight. Not at all fond of Martin's style of writing - his use of names as sentences drives me up a wall so I quickly jump over those. Think I was looking for something more along the lines of Stephen J. Cannell or Sidney Sheldon's style of writing.
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Old 05-20-2015, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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When this book was published I was way too young to read it, but I think I'll give it a whirl, Kindle special, for $2.99

Hotel by Alex Hailey
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I am a chicken lover too and loved "Once Upon a Flock". It was a super quick read but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I kept reading excerpts to my husband.

We have twenty two hens and a rooster named Buddy. Our first rooster was named Brewster and he was bad to the bone. He went after me one too many times and was promptly dispatched to freezer camp!
I love chickens Have you read Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man? That one is also on my list.


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I'm thinking of setting aside Left Neglected for now. The Storyteller was an emotionally heavy book for me, so I might just find something lighter and set aside LN for now.
Both excellent books. I can see taking a break. Try a YA book


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You know what Amazon is like? (And this is from a non-drinker.) It's like drunk-dialing. There should be safeguards to prevent you (well, ME) from continuing to buy stuff so easily. I need multiple checkouts:

1. Are you sure you want to buy this?
2. Read the synopsis again. We'll wait. Are you still sure?
3. Hang on, why don't you scan some reviews (we know you don't READ them, so just scan them). You're back? Hmmm. You're still intent on buying this one?
4. Did you check to see if your library has this book before you drop $$ on it? They don't? Fine. You want to BUY it?
5. Okay, this is your last chance. This is your conscience speaking. Do you really, really, REALLY want this book?
LOL…or you could be like me…cheap



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She is one of my favorite authors. I finished Inside the O'Briens recently. It deals with Huntington's disease. Genova amazes me with the way she can tell the reader about medical issues in a manner that I can understand. I think you would like this one, too, Lisa.
I am on the long wait list at my library. Have you read Love Anthony? I can get that one.



I just finished Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sad girl and sad life.

I have to concentrate on reading my "next due" books from the library. So next up for me will be:

Red Queen
Amazon.com: Red Queen eBook: Victoria Aveyard: Books


Dead Wake
http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Wake-Last...ke+erik+larson


Ruby Red
Amazon.com: Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy Book 1) eBook: Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell: Books


Everything I Never Told You
http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Nev...never+told+you
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I am on the long wait list at my library. Have you read Love Anthony? I can get that one.


I have not read it, Lisa. I went to amazon to take a look and I was surprised because I found I had bought it in 2013. It's still on my kindle and unread by me. So, I'll be reading it soon.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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When this book was published I was way too young to read it, but I think I'll give it a whirl, Kindle special, for $2.99

Hotel by Alex Hailey
That would be Arthur Hailey...getting authors mixed up
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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I love chickens Have you read Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man? That one is also on my list.




Both excellent books. I can see taking a break. Try a YA book




LOL…or you could be like me…cheap





I am on the long wait list at my library. Have you read Love Anthony? I can get that one.



I just finished Breakfast at Tiffany's. Sad girl and sad life.

I have to concentrate on reading my "next due" books from the library. So next up for me will be:

Red Queen
Amazon.com: Red Queen eBook: Victoria Aveyard: Books


Dead Wake
Amazon.com: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania eBook: Erik Larson: Books


Ruby Red
Amazon.com: Ruby Red (Ruby Red Trilogy Book 1) eBook: Kerstin Gier, Anthea Bell: Books


Everything I Never Told You
http://www.amazon.com/Everything-Nev...never+told+you
Lisa, I haven't read that book but our new rooster's name is Buddy! He is a Welsummer and is gorgeous. he's also a lot tamer than Brewster was. I hope he stays calm because I don't think I have the heart to go through another rooster travail.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:56 AM
 
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Both excellent books. I can see taking a break. Try a YA book
I'm on the hold list for a book at the library that is due back Saturday. I'm anxious to start that one so I'm not sure if I'll read anything before that one, although I am slowly reading a book by Amanda Cabot that I can enjoy before the library book gets here. Just hoping whoever has it out now remembers to return it on time.
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Old 05-20-2015, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm reading a book that I've had on my Kindle for almost a year: We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas.

Amazon.com: We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel (9781476756660): Matthew Thomas: Books

I let it sit there for so long because it felt daunting at 640 pages. But yesterday I thought, well, I read A Little Life and that was 100 pages longer than We Are Not Ourselves so...

Now I feel daunted by it being "the same old" -- Irish family new to New York; daughter gets married; she's not particularly happy; she wants more from life blah blah blah words words words. We've all read this story dozens of times. Then I scanned some reviews and a few of them said that the first half is a bit slow (yes, it is; not bad slow, just "same old, same old" slow) but the second half is a page-turner. So maybe I'll (try to) stick it out.

ETA: I neglected to say, though, that the writing is very fluid. He writes well, I'll give him that.
I'm at 32% and I'm really quite enjoying this. We quickly made it from the "old days" to contemporary (close to present time) and I'm finding the characters to be very interesting. There are layers and layers to each of the main characters and I'm enjoying watching them being peeled back.

I don't know how this book -- this type of story -- can become a page-turner in the second half (it's a quiet story) like some reviewers said, but that doesn't matter. I'm just enjoying the process. Even if it stays quiet until the end, I'm more than good with that.

The author is really a beautiful writer.
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Old 05-20-2015, 02:33 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Im currently reading "Lincolns bodyguard " by TJ Turner . so far it is okay I just started it and so far it is okay . I will be back to give a review of what I think . Btw I finished "The Boston Girl " in two sittings yes it was that good . I have not had a book that good in a long time .

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