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Old 06-27-2015, 08:52 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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Working through The Martian, Andy Weir.
Have this on reserve at my library,hope it's as good as it sounds.

Going to start ~Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, #1) by Eoin Colfer.
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Old 06-27-2015, 08:53 PM
 
Location: north central Ohio
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I really, really enjoyed that book and I did not expect to.
Good to hear!

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Old 06-27-2015, 09:04 PM
 
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I finished "The Boys from Brazil." It was okay. Probably considered well done in its day, though I don't recall hearing about it then. I sort of wish I had not wasted the time. Seems the last few books I've read haven't been all that satisfying, except for "Wesley the Owl."

Hopefully, "Faceless Killers" by Henning Mankell will be better. We watched the American version of Wallander on Netflix and thought it pretty suspenseful, albeit gruesome. It came recommended by a radio buddy of DH's -- the same that recommended Jo Nesbo's works and I've enjoyed those.
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Where the sun likes to shine!!
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Here is one that looks good for some of you

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

"A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life."






Ooh…enjoy The Martian
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:54 AM
 
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The Good, the Bad, and the furry, Stuffocationjust finished fat girl walking.
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Old 06-28-2015, 06:36 AM
 
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Recently finished

My Life so Far - Jane Fonda; enjoyed
Life Support - Tess Gerritsen; sort of formula medical thriller but good with some interesting medical stuff
The Lewis man - Peter May; enjoyed, going to see out other books by author

Started:
The Dead Lands - Benjamin Percy; didn't get far although it seems good/interesting apopalyptic sci-fi. IDK just not in the mood
Last Stand, Ted Turner's Quest to Save the Plane by Todd Wilkinson; not very good with nonfiction. Hoping I finish.
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:07 AM
 
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Here is one that looks good for some of you

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.

"A deliciously funny novella that celebrates the pleasure of reading. When the Queen in pursuit of her wandering corgis stumbles upon a mobile library she feels duty bound to borrow a book. Aided by Norman, a young man from the palace kitchen who frequents the library, Bennett describes the Queen's transformation as she discovers the liberating pleasures of the written word. With the poignant and mischievous wit of The History Boys, England's best loved author revels in the power of literature to change even the most uncommon reader's life."
I have read this little book a few times - each time, it delights me! It is a great gift choice for a reader friend!
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Old 06-28-2015, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I finished "The Boys from Brazil." It was okay. Probably considered well done in its day, though I don't recall hearing about it then. I sort of wish I had not wasted the time.
Surprisingly, I found the movie to be better than the book. Sir Lawrence Olivier and Gregory Peck star in it.
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Old 06-28-2015, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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I'm still waiting for my books on hold to become available to me from the library -- I'm next up for Bettyville -- and I noticed this book listed by Gaylenwolf in his thread about multiple POVs: The Girls by Lori Lansens.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...f_rd_i=desktop

I just started it a few minutes ago -- I'm just at 2% -- and I already feel hooked and invested.
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Old 06-28-2015, 10:33 AM
 
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Happy Sunday, friends.

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Here is one that looks good for some of you

The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett.
Thanks! I just reserved it from the library -- it's even "available" so I should see it soon.

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I have read this little book a few times - each time, it delights me! It is a great gift choice for a reader friend!
You are all good readers' friends. I always know I can count on you.

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Surprisingly, I found the movie to be better than the book. Sir Lawrence Olivier and Gregory Peck star in it.
And my library has it! Reserved; also available.

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I'm still waiting for my books on hold to become available to me from the library -- I'm next up for Bettyville -- and I noticed this book listed by Gaylenwolf in his thread about multiple POVs: The Girls by Lori Lansens.
Amazingly, my library has at least seven different authors' works by this title -- so glad you included it! Added to TRL.

"Faceless Killers" is already gripping -- I had to put it down last night to keep from getting too far sucked in before bedtime (and I didn't want to think of waking up to dead neighbors). Here is our record-breaking heat (90F, yesterday!), I imagine I will be sitting with it and a pitcher of iced tea this afternoon.
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