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Old 06-25-2015, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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Since I liked Golden State so much, I just reserved a copy of Florence Gordon. Thanks.
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Oooooh, I read Starting Out in the Evening by Brian Morton, who wrote Florence Gordon. Flo-Go is going onto my "to read" list right now.
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Canada
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This is a little embarrassing, but I am reading Down the Rabbit Hole, the memoir by Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner's one-of-many girlfriends. I do have better things to read but I can't concentrate on them at the moment and when I read a sample of her book, I did want to know what the next sentence said, so I bought it.

I don't know if she had a ghost writer or not, but so far, around the 20% mark, I'm not finding the book terribly well written. I had no great expectations but sometimes one come across a memoir of someone in a field where you don't usually expect any great things, only to find, with a pleasurable shock, that it is well-written.

PS: Hefner is a creep.
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:23 PM
 
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I'm so sorry, Holly. I will wear black (in the summer! in the sun!) in its honor and as a remembrance.

RIP, sweet first Kindle. You were so very loved.
I am in black...well my capris are black. I did love that Kindle, I'm on my fourth version but I always kept the first one and used it more than all the others put together.

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oh holly so sorry on the loss of your beloved kindle hope you can get another one dear soon .
Phonelady, thank you, I am sad but I do have a new one. I just loved my old one. It had character, it had soul.... okay I'm going a bit overboard. My new one is just a tool to be used, I will never love it like my first one.

BTW, I am 87% through TTAU and I just don't want it to end!
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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This is a little embarrassing, but I am reading Down the Rabbit Hole, the memoir by Holly Madison, Hugh Hefner's one-of-many girlfriends. I do have better things to read but I can't concentrate on them at the moment and when I read a sample of her book, I did want to know what the next sentence said, so I bought it.

I don't know if she had a ghost writer or not, but so far, around the 20% mark, I'm not finding the book terribly well written. I had no great expectations but sometimes one come across a memoir of someone in a field where you don't usually expect any great things, only to find, with a pleasurable shock, that it is well-written.

PS: Hefner is a creep.

She typed it herself, with her nipples.




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I am in black...well my capris are black. I did love that Kindle, I'm on my fourth version but I always kept the first one and used it more than all the others put together.


Phonelady, thank you, I am sad but I do have a new one. I just loved my old one. It had character, it had soul.... okay I'm going a bit overboard. My new one is just a tool to be used, I will never love it like my first one.

BTW, I am 87% through TTAU and I just don't want it to end!

You're going to LOVE the end. It's perfect.
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Northern Virginia
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I used to be an avid book reader. Now I'm an avid online reader. I've become drawn in by the interactive aspect of reading online.

In my book reading days I'd come across passages that I was burning to discuss with people, but there was no one to talk with! So frustrating!
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:28 PM
 
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Well I started The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy and although I am only at about page 50 I have to say it is WONDERFUL. Love it.

*and Holly-Kay- I am so sorry about your loss.

I am paying attention to all the comments because I believe I am breaking down and will get an e-reader soon. (we have a very old nook and I just haven't gotten the hang of it). I am particularly intrigued because so many books lately have fonts which I find hard to read. ( I think it's my aging eyes...ssshhhh!)
The paperwhite sounds perfect so far.

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Old 06-25-2015, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I took a break from the Bellingwood series to read The Santaroga Barrier by Frank Herbert. It's a golden oldie with way-back-then reminders of 10¢ phone booth calls and 38¢ a gallon gasoline. I remember those days. The book is just "okay."
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:45 PM
 
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My favorite Kindle died last night. I was reading TTAU on my new Kindle Voyage but I clicked on a link that said "this book" and it took me back almost to the beginning of the book. I didn't want to search for where I was so I figured if I booted up my first Kindle and went to the book it would take me to the last page read. I know, I know, it probably would have taken me to the page that my Voyage took me to but I figured it was worth a try. I turned it on and it seemed fine. I went to the menu and it froze. I tried to turn it off but it wouldn't. The next thing I know the screen is totally white. It's soul is gone......Even though I have a new Kindle this really hit me because it was my first one and DH bought it for me. The mourning process begins... I will put it in the Vera Bradley protector that I have for it and lay it to rest in my bedside chest. SOB.......and that isn't a cuss word it's me crying over the loss.
Oh, Holly-Kay, I can totally relate! That is exactly what happened to my Kindle last week! My husband suggested that it was a case of "planned obsolescence" given that the new Kindle Paperwhite is being released June 30th. I'm not so sure about that theory, but it is sad nonetheless as it was a gift from my kids - the first "real" gift that they pooled their money for and chose all on their own.

June 30th... tick, tick, tick.
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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I am so sorry about the kindle deaths. If I wasn't so cheap I would go with the Paperwhite.

June 30th is right around the corner


I really enjoyed Memory Man. Good new concept for a cop/mystery type series.

I started At The Water's Edge which I am really enjoying. At first I was amused by the three pompous characters. You can only shake your head at people like that. Now they are in Scotland and I am cheering for the woman, Maddie, as she has the possibility of "growing and learning." Her husband on the other hand is a horrible man Anyway it is very good.

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Old 06-26-2015, 05:18 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I just finished The Ocean at the End Of the Lane by Neil Gaiman. I'm also reading The Peripheral, William Gibson's latest novel.
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