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Old 05-21-2015, 01:53 AM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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The Gothic romance ~The Mistress of Trevelyan was just too ridiculous to continue!
The heroine~Ann Lovell ,about wets her panties if her boss even looks at her,let alone if he stands nearby or touches her,and she has one lustful thought after another! I got tired of rolling my eyes,and couldn't stand her,so gave up.

Now I'm reading ~CUTTER'S GROVE by Patrick Dakin [got as a Kindle freebie]which is a paranormal ghost-story/mystery and I am really enjoying it.It is pretty creepy,but the author also has a great sense of humor,so it is also very funny. Only the second time in my life[along with the YA paranormal fantasy/sci-fi book]-House of Dark Shadows(Dreamhouse Kings #1)by Robert Liparulo] where I laughed out loud at the same time that my hair was standing on end,a genius blend of genuine creepiness with hilarity!

Stranded one night during a violent sandstorm in the California desert, Lucas Tunney sees something that scares him senseless. Was it really the ghost of a young child that appeared to him through the swirling mass of dust and debris, or was the vision simply a figment of his imagination, brought on by stress and exhaustion? Although almost sure the sighting was genuine, there remains a lingering doubt.
After he's rescued by an accommodating motorist, Lucas accepts an offer of employment in the nearby town of Cutter's Grove. A few weeks later he's told about the mysterious disappearance of an eleven-year-old girl that took place a year earlier. Shown a picture of the missing child Lucas suddenly realizes his experience in the desert was, indeed, real.
But now he's faced with the problem of what to do with this knowledge. Going to the authorities is out of the question. He'll be locked up for sure based on irrefutable evidence of insanity if he starts expounding on the existence of ghosts. It seems he has little choice in the matter - he has to try to determine the circumstances surrounding the girl's fate on his own and, in the process, learn who might have been responsible.
Lucas' search for answers will leave him questioning everything he thought he knew and will forever change his life.
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:41 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I am so pathetic. First Dawn woos me with We Are Not Ourselves and then you post that The Boston Girl was a two sitting book. Now I have to look for that one too.

Ha, same here. I already had We Are Not Ourselves on my list for about a year but I forgot about it. I just added The Boston Girl. Hopefully they don't get buried in the pile but they probably will, lol.





For those of you who do audio books…what kind of listening device do you use?
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Old 05-21-2015, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Snort!
Tigerlily? See? She LOVES it!
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:02 AM
 
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Has anyone ever got a message like this from their libraries? The previous message announced readers may experience difficulties in downloading.
I believe nitwit was experiencing some downloading difficulties.

Between 6:00 - 8:00 AM US ET on May 21, users may not be able to download titles. We apologize for the inconvenience.
I saw that yesterday on my library's site too (in Minnesota).
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:00 AM
 
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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.
Added to my "Want to Read" list on Goodreads. Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I just finished reading "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult. It was an excellent read, but quite disturbing.
I thought it was very good.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Tigerlily? See? She LOVES it!
Was that a happy snort? I'm not good at interpreting emoticons. Lol
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:21 AM
 
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Ha, same here. I already had We Are Not Ourselves on my list for about a year but I forgot about it. I just added The Boston Girl. Hopefully they don't get buried in the pile but they probably will, lol.





For those of you who do audio books…what kind of listening device do you use?
I find myself seeing a title on my Kindle and having no clue what it's even about after months of being buried among other downloads. I quite often go to Amazon and look the book up to see what intrigued me about it in the first place. Amazon, apparently knowing that I share net wit's other name, reminds me that I have already purchased the title.

I don't do audio books yet but I will as soon as I retire. I find my elliptical to be mind numbingly boring so I plan on audio books to keep my work out from being unadulterated torture. I will probably just download it to my iPad.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:27 AM
 
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I finished The Martian last night. I enjoyed it and would recommend it if you aren't put off by a lot of scientific jargon. IMO, Mr Weir has talent to be able to tell a story like this and keep the reader's attention.

It was 11:30 until I finished TM so I won't start We Are Not Ourselves until this evening and will follow that with The Boston Girl. Thanks Dawn and Phonelady!
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:30 AM
 
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For those of you who do audio books…what kind of listening device do you use?
I use my tablet because I just haven't downloaded Overdrive to my phone yet. It is kind of bulky (although it is a small tablet) to carry when I'm walking, but it works so I'm okay with it.

I decided instead of continuing with my Amanda Cabot book (which I am enjoying but apparently am more intrigued with other books at the moment) to read One Summer by David Baldacci. This is one I own. Recently hubby won a GC for B&N and he gave it to me (woot woot), so yesterday we happened to go to the mall and I had it with and bought The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry (Rachel Joyce) and Six Years by Harlan Coben. It only cost me $2.55 to get both (hardcover) so even if I don't enjoy them it wasn't much of a loss financially.
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